The ways in which scientific research is implicated in the worst excesses of colonialism remains a powerful remembered history for many of the world´s colonized peoples. It is a history that still offends the deepest sense of our humanity.
Linda Tuhiwai Smith, (Maori), Decolonizing Methodologies (via selchieproductions)
this is an amazing piece btw and should be read by all organizers, oral historians, activist scholars,e tc
2. Telling her he didn’t want to include a vow to be faithful in his wedding vows.
“A short while before the wedding, when Mark and I were picking readings and vows, Mark told me that he didn’t want to use a wedding vow that included the promise to be faithful. He was worried in some odd nagging way, he said, that he might not be able to remain true to that vow. In retrospect, I suppose I might have seen this as a sign that Mark wasn’t fully committed to me, and with the benefit of the knowledge I have about Mark now, I could point to this moment as a clear sign of things to come.
7 Brutal Passages About Mark Sanford From His Ex-Wife’s Book - Buzzfeed (via brooklynmutt)
maybe it’s just me, but if I had a personal value of being “faithful” to whoever I was with, and it was important to me that my S/O did as well, and then on our wedding day he just shows up and is like UHMMM idk. I didn’t know this was part of the package…I would be like wut. okay. we are talking about this before we get married where we are legally and financially intertwined for X number of years.