Anonymous asked: how do you feel about non latinxs using mami/papi in their urls? its a new fad and its kind of getting on my nerves bc theyre throwing around spanish words to sound cool imo. any words?
It’s fetishization of a language and people. Do not take words from other languages (especially one as fetishized as Spanish) and give them sexual charge. I literally call my parents this, and a lot of Latinx parents call their daughters mami and sons papi because it’s a term of endearment in a familial way. So to hear a non Latinx person using it for the convenience of their arousal is pretty fucking gross, especially since it perpetuates to the dehumanization and fetishization of Latinx people.
Not to mention that it contributes to the hypersexualization of Black/Brown Latinx women. As a Black Arab Latina woman, not only my body is fetishized when I reveal I am Latina, but also my anger because to non Latinx people it is taken as a sexual stimulus. My frustration is pushed off as being sexy; I am assumed to be fertile; I am assumed to be religious (I am muslim, but the stereotype is Catholicism); I am assumed to be inherently sexual and willing to serve at a rate that is acquiescent to my partner’s desires. Most insultingly, because I am mixed race, people assume that I “must be into all kinds of [wild] sex.” I am not a sexual experience. Neither my culture or my language are pornography open to your racist/misogynist viewing.
- partner: you be the teacher ill be the student ;)
- me: okay
- me: write an essay on whether theatre architecture of a particular period always reflects that period's culture. i want it on my desk by monday
- partner: oh no but... thats such a hard essay... is there anything i can do for extra credit? ;)
- me: no
- partner: but professor.... surely then i could... persuade you to extend the deadline...? ;)
- me: no
- partner: so... what do you want, professor?? ;)))
- me: an essay on whether theatre architecture of a particular period always reflects that period's culture. on my desk. by monday
A Palestinian boy stands in front of a mural with Arabic writing that reads: "Boycott! 16% of the profits from their (Israeli) products goes to the killing of children in Gaza" in the al-Azzeh refugee camp near the West Bank city of Bethlehem on September 17, 2014.
There have been growing calls for an economic, academic and cultural boycott of Israel over alleged human rights violations, including in Gaza, where a recent conflict killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians. [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP]