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12 years ago @ Womanist Musings - Today Womanist Musings... · 0 replies · +1 points

Happy blogiversary!

But can you re-enable showing the full posts in your (RSS/atom) feeds?

12 years ago @ Womanist Musings - Wednesday What’s Up · 1 reply · +1 points

Halifax apologizes for razing Africville

Don't read the comments, unless you want to make yourself sad and angry.

12 years ago @ Womanist Musings - Sunday Shame: Childhoo... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm sorry, Renee. :(

12 years ago @ Womanist Musings - British Survey Suggest... · 4 replies · +1 points

Kung-fu don't work with gun, foo!

You cannot guarantee that if anyone goes after you, they'd be dead.

12 years ago @ Womanist Musings - Vegans, Vegetarians It... · 10 replies · +2 points

White people didn't invent vegetarianism. Most/many Brahmin Hindus and Buddhists are vegetarian for religious reasons, and there are probably more vegetarians of colour worldwide than white vegetarians. Vegetarians of colour existed centuries before PeTA, and centuries before the alleged birth of Christ.

12 years ago @ Womanist Musings - Sunday Shame: Dark Cho... · 3 replies · +2 points

I love dark chocolate too, but Renee's post on fair trade chocolate just about eliminated my consumption of non-fair-trade chocolate. I had thought that fair trade products were only about economic self-sufficiency (and anti-colonialism), which is worthy in itself, but I didn't know that non-fair-trade chocolate contributed to child slavery. The connection Renee made between her son Destruction and the enslaved black Ghanian boy he saw in the photo really hit it home for me. Now every time I see non-fair-trade chocolate, I think of an oppressed child who is around the same age as Renee's son in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and black like him.

(I don't know anything about Destruction other than what she blogs about, but he seems awesome.)

12 years ago @ Womanist Musings - Let’s Celebrate ... · 0 replies · +1 points

MLK's favorite food was pecan pie, from what I gather. However, Denver Public School would rather serve sweet potato pie than pecan pie, because it fits better with the stereotypes.

12 years ago @ Womanist Musings - Sunday Shame:True Dat ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I didn't mean green tea tastes bad. It tastes great (unless it's matcha). Coffee and black tea are bitter.

Another pretentious thing I do now is that when I eat fish and chips, I don't put ketchup on the fries. I just use vinegar, salt, and pepper.

12 years ago @ Womanist Musings - Sunday Shame:True Dat ... · 4 replies · +1 points

I use maple syrup only on French toast or pancakes, but it has to be real maple syrup made in Canada. However, I do like maple syrup flavoured cereal or oatmeal, and I used to like maple sugar cookies before I generally banned myself from cookies.

I used to be pretty gross with ketchup, though only with salty/savoury foods, not sweet dishes.

Now I'm one of those pretentious people who drink green tea and optimize for health over taste.

12 years ago @ Womanist Musings - Sunday Shame:True Dat ... · 6 replies · +1 points

Also, if there is something that you do that anti the stereotypes associated with your country of origin please share. Imagine, the idea of individuals running around the planet.
I don't care about hockey (unless it's the Olympics). I don't care about Timmy's or coffee; I drink tea.

Most stereotypes non-Canadians have about Canadians are false, obviously: I'm not white, I don't live in an igloo, I'm not a lumberjack, I don't live in a cabin.

I live in Toronto, which is anti Canadian to many Canadians outside of Toronto, because they think urban cities and non-white people are not really Canadian, or some crap like that.