It’s Time to Learn About Anti-Asian Hate

CN: extensive discussion of institutionally sanctioned violence and discrimination against Asians-Americans as well as other races; Discussion of mass shootings, white supremacy, the intersection of racism and sexism, the pandemic, the 45 administration, and sexual harassment; Mention of genocide. In March of 2021, eight people were killed in a shooting that targeted spas and massage parlors in Atlanta, Georgia. Six of those people were Asian women. The shooter later said that he wanted to “eliminate …Read More

Interview with Alice Wong: Engaging with Stories of Disabled People

CN: general discussion of disability, and ableism; brief discussion of racism, chronic illness, the pandemic, and eugenics. Today’s article is a first for Yopp: We have our very first interview! The wonderful Denny Upkins had the opportunity to connect with Alice Wong, an amazing disability activist who I’ve admired from afar for several years, and we are lucky enough to get to read the results of that connection. If you’ve been looking for some disability …Read More

S.W.A.T.: How a TV Show Gave Us A Template For Police Reform

CN: extensive discussion of police brutality, police tactics, institutional racism, brief discussion of of gender-based violence, sexual assault, and mass shootings We know that fiction can be based on fact but how often is fact influenced by fiction? The beloved show Star Trek has long been famous for inspiring the invention of many of the “futuristic” technologies used in the show. The Black Lives Matter movement has repeatedly called on us to dismantle and recreate …Read More

What Do You Want out of a Relationship? An Alternate Method to Reaching Abuse Victims

CN: extensive discussion of the experience of being in an abusive relationship, discussion of physical abuse and the painful process of recovery after abuse, mention of sexual abuse. Being able to recognize that you are being abused, while the abuse is still happening, is mind-bogglingly difficult. I say mind-boggling because even though dozens of people trying to tell me that my relationship was abusive was completely ineffective for me, it’s still my first instinct when …Read More

What Is Afforded to You

CN: chronic illness, police brutality, racism, mental illness, medical neglect, forced stay at mental institution. Note: This blog post heavily references a specific article that goes into far more detail of the above topics than this one does, in addition to a number of other heavy topics such as sexual assault, addiction, and domestic abuse. The article referenced does not include a content note. Three or four years ago, I somehow came across an article …Read More

Wealth with Virtue: All That You Wish to Win

Today’s guest post is part two of Violet Carson’s “Wealth with Virtue” series about the process of converting capitalism into business practices that fit their identity, life structure, and ethics. You can read the first post of the series here on Yopp and you can read further posts on their blog Lunisolarpunk Witch. ]having encountered ]wants ]to accomplish the plan ]I call out ]to the heart at once ]all that you wish to win ]to …Read More

Wealth with Virtue: the Height of Happiness

Today’s guest post is pretty unlike anything I’ve published before, but it really indulges my love for literature, for looking at the historical context of social issues, and for re-examining old concepts in a new light. I think you’re going to enjoy it. I’ll let Violet introduce themselves. CN: discussion of him as stole the US Presidency; mention in passing of r*pe wealth without virtue is no harmless neighbor but a mixture of both attains …Read More

10 Things I Love About Being Disabled

CN: chronic pain, general discussion of disability and health issues Three years ago, I began a chapter of my life in which I had a part-time job, a full-time disability, and round the clock pain. I spent a lot of time thinking about my body, my pain, and grappling with how to balance acceptance for myself with maintaining quality of life. There are many people who have disabilities that do not bring them suffering, apart …Read More

Untangling Sexualization from Objectification

CN: Objectification, sexist slurs, sexuality, body image, racy imagery CN for linked article 1: nudity CN for linked article 2: sexism, sexuality, mention of rape In feminism, bodies are a touchy subject. There’s a lot of baggage around how women’s bodies are viewed, used, and treated, as well as our relationship with our own bodies. In addition, all of that baggage is influenced by things like race, class, body type, and ability. This shit is …Read More

You Need this Thread on Emotional Labor in your life

CN: (for the featured thread) sexism, misogyny, sexual assault, disability, suicide. Periodically I will do posts that I call, “Content That Changed My Activism,” or CTCMA for short. These posts will focus on articles, videos, or other types of media that influenced my activism and awareness of social justice in a powerful way. For this post, I wanted to focus on an incredible compilation of posts assembled by Olivia K. Lima and Timid Robot Zehta: …Read More