I'm shannon, I'm 20, I live in newcastle australia and study social science with a major in gender studies. I mostly post political stuff, some fashion stuff, some art stuff, a lot of unnecessary bullet point lists and recounts of the behaviour that I regrettably subject others to when I've been drinking. try not to fall in love with me.
trigger warning for discussion of rape culture, sexual violence, racism, cissexism, heterosexism, etc.
"Take 9-11. That means something in the United States. The “world changed” after 9-11. Well, do a slight thought experiment. Suppose that on 9-11 the planes had bombed the White House, suppose they’d killed the president, established a military dictatorship, quickly killed thousands, tortured tens of thousands more, set up a major international terror center that was carrying out assassinations, overthrowing governments all over the place, installing other dictatorships, and drove the country into one of the worst depressions in its history and had to call on the state to bail them out. Suppose that had happened? It did happen. On the first 9-11 in 1973. Except we were responsible for it, so it didn’t happen. That’s Allende’s Chile. You can’t imagine the media talking about this."