Kyriarchy are the structures of domination working together as a network - not just one group dominating another. Its branches include but are not limited to racism, sexism, cissexism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism.
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2014
Actions That Rock:
Actions That Suck:
And many more on both lists...
My friend and I are standing in like at the supermarket and a young white female who’s telling her boyfriend a story pauses when she sees my friend, who so happens to be black. She then continues her story to her boyfriend with “not to be racist, but she was black.” Had my friend not been there I’m assuming she wouldn’t have started her sentence with “not to be racist, but…”
n a high school film class, we watched a student made film with problematic portrayals of disabled people and suicides (including in the credits naming a character who commits suicide “shooter mcgee”) as well as using the word “faggot” lightly and repeatedly. I pointed out what was wrong about the film. She asked the class for counter arguments to what I was saying. Then when I suggested they could have asked these communities for advice, she talked about how political correctness is censorship.
The teacher of my economics class (a middle aged white man) frequently looks at me and the only other girl in my eight person class when he asks if everyone understands. The funny thing is that it’s two of the boys who never understand whilst me and my friend understand it all.
My boyfriend who is a disabled veteran at 26 years old was walking (with his cane) to class when he slipped and fell. A group of people walked by and laughed at him yelling “watch out gimpy!”.