Things People Tell Me That Make Me Angry

"You don’t LOOK mixed race…"

"If you lost weight, you would be so pretty"

"Just get over it"

"Stop being angry"

"You shouldn’t share your opinions so much"

"I’m not racist, but…" 

"Stop talking about race"

"Stop talking about politics"

"Go on a diet"

"You’re too emotional"

"Why do dress like that?"

"If you wore nice clothes more often, you’d look more approachable…"

"You should be friendlier to people"

"You’re not that pretty, you should be flattered by his attention" 

"That doesn’t happen to ugly girls" 

"Well, why didn’t you tell anybody when it happened?" 

"It was so long ago, just get over it"

"You’re not smart/pretty/popular enough to…" 

"Boys will be boys"

"You just misunderstood his actions" 

"You don’t get it"

"You can’t be religious AND liberal"

chinesewomenunited
wocinsolidarity:

Liu recently talked about race and being typecasted with the luxury online retailer Net-a-porter.com:
“I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion. People see Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me. You add race to it, and it became, ‘Well, she’s too Asian’, or, ‘She’s too American’. I kind of got pushed out of both categories. It’s a very strange place to be. You’re not Asian enough and then you’re not American enough, so it gets really frustrating.”
Liu’s wary of playing the racism card, but admits that she had to “push a lot just to get in the room”. “I can’t say that there is no racism - there’s definitely something there that’s not easy, which makes [an acting career] much more difficult.”

wocinsolidarity:

Liu recently talked about race and being typecasted with the luxury online retailer Net-a-porter.com:

“I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion. People see Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me. You add race to it, and it became, ‘Well, she’s too Asian’, or, ‘She’s too American’. I kind of got pushed out of both categories. It’s a very strange place to be. You’re not Asian enough and then you’re not American enough, so it gets really frustrating.”

Liu’s wary of playing the racism card, but admits that she had to “push a lot just to get in the room”. “I can’t say that there is no racism - there’s definitely something there that’s not easy, which makes [an acting career] much more difficult.”

fucknofetishization

Anonymous asked:

I'm half Cuban Mestiza and half mixed with many other things (mostly European), and I'm white passing. Yesterday I was talking to my cousin, who is Cuban, and he said that I was so lucky to be white-passing. I thought he meant because of white privilege but he said it was because "white girls are the hottest". I was disturbed and told my friend about it and she said not to worry about it because POC don't fetishize, only white people do. What do you think? BTW I love this blog, thank you😘

fucknofetishization answered:

well, while that statement is disconcerting, it isn’t fetishization. it’s objectification of women’s bodies (but this is on account of their gender, not their race) and more importantly holding white women as the standard for beauty is a result of white supremacy. 

-c