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eastafrodite: What Africa is: - a continent consisting of over 50 sovereign nations, all of which have unique social, political and economical dynamics - a continent that hosts thousands of recognized languages and ethnic groups - the most climatically diverse body of land on Earth; there are deserts, savannas, prairies, tundras, grasslands and rainforests, all of which sustain a separate...
Listen, It does not matter what you say. As a woman, as a woman of color, as a...– Olivia Marudan, via PersephoneMagazine (via soydulcedeleche)
elizabitchtaylor: film about a group of men getting into shenanigans= “comedy” film about a group of women getting into shenanigans= “chick flick” film about a friendship between two men= “buddy flick” film about a friendship between two women= “chick flick” emotional film about father/son relationships= “drama” emotional film about mother/daughter relationships= “chick flick” film about a...
thiscuntsays: I would also like to bitch about the fact that we can put women on the covers of national magazines with phallic objects in their mouths being sucked and licked I have yet to see a fella pretending to eat pussy on the cover of goddamn GQ. Fuck men’s magazines and the bullshit they get away with, honestly.
esotericcoteries replied to your post: My sister told me I need to “let it go”. “It” being the fact we were making pizzas just now and she made hers extra cheesey, leaving me with a tablespoon. when I see you over summer (AND I WILL SEE YOU) I will buy you the cheesiest fucking pizza you have ever laid eyes upon. and cuddle you. a lot. and I will love you even more than I...
What exactly is Obamacare and what does it change? →
abaldwin360: big thanks to reddit user CaspianX2 for typing all this out! What people call “Obamacare” is actually the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, people were calling it “Obamacare” before everyone even hammered out what it would be. It’s a term mostly used by people who don’t like the PPaACA, and it’s become popularized in part because PPaACA is a really long and...
When I look back at the first night of the Stonewall Inn riots, I could have...– Irene Monroe: Dis-membering Stonewall (via biyuti) Dear Irene Monroe, Thank you for the phrase “bleached from history”. sincerely ~#allcity. #want (via newmodelminority)
careful kid, with that wolf whistle.: when people... →
gointotheforest: direwitch: actually, fuck you. i joyously ID as trashy. i love looking like this. i know it makes some folks uncomfortable and that only makes me like it more. the haters clearly have not heard The Good News: no neckline too low no shorts or skirt or dress too short who needs backs on shirts anyways similarly, who even needs hems on clothes boots go with fucking...
The best way to dehumanize someone while claiming you’re not is to believe you...– The danger of worldviews (Speaking when the world sleeps)
mehreenkasana: “Eye-ran.” “Eye-rack.” “Paeh-kiss-tayn.” “Ay-rab.” Shut the fuck up.
Society has allowed rapists to define what resistance is: screaming, crying,...– A section of the article “How I became a rape victim” (via sociolab) BOOM, rape culture at work… Can I also add, when you are in a situation that involves rape or you think might involve rape or looks like it might involve rape in a few minutes, its usually pretty scary to scream and kick…...
brombie: it is no measure of good health to be well adjusted to a sick society - Jiddu Krishnamurti
They call me lady tiger, but I never eat my young:... →
queerlitsuperhero: it is never just a show it is never just a book it is never just a movie it is never just a comic The way we treat characters in media reflects the ideas we have about real people, and then our media goes on to enforce how we treat those real people. I am all for…
i remember reading somewhere that most laugh tracks were recorded in the 50’s and most of the people laughing in them are dead. which totally makes sense because no living person would laugh at the big bang theory.
gointotheforest: “We tell people they are “strong” when we are uncomfortable with their pain and would prefer that they shut up and not bother us with it. To say “but you are strong” is telling someone “I don’t think you should feel that way,” and it’s not a compliment. I don’t think that strength means being invulnerable, or pretending that you are. The belief that silence and stoicism are...
My last full day at university was good, all things considered. News from back home put a sort of film over the whole day, but I had lots to keep me occupied. Seven hours of packing, mostly, but also meeting two amazing people and a spur-of-the-moment 1.20am trip to campus for one of the last venue events of the year. Everything was quiet, a little messy, and I shouldn’t have expected...
thesavagesalad: imbobswaget: i am aware that cultural appropriation is implicit in the idea of transethnicity, but please consider that I am not a white being trying to be Korean; I am Korean. there is a difference between, say, a cis male wearing a dress and a wig to mock women, and a transwoman adopting the appearance of her gender in order to feel more comfortable. my actions may appear to...
Inevitable/obligatory end of first year at...
[[MORE]] I go home the day after tomorrow, and I just put in my laundry so I really don’t have any excuse to hold off packing any longer. Everybody was always so adamant that I’d love it, and I had my doubts, but they were right. I’ve met some incredible people, succumbed to the temptation of awful late-night takeouts, realised the full extent of my laziness, sat in wrong...
I can simultaneously be angry with white supremacy and love white people. I can...– - thisiswhiteprivilege (via peanuuutmilk) I was explaining this to some friends last night. We don’t think that every white person is racist, we don’t spot someone pale and instantly assume that they vote BNP and make jokes about our families when our backs are turned. It’s a...
Here is where my nose is, and where it belongs: Tens of thousands of...– Rabbi Arthur Waskow to Catholic League President Bill Donohue BURRRRNNNNNN [JEZEBEL]: Asshole Catholic League President Warns Rabbi to Keep His Jew Nose Out of Birth Control Debate (via darkjez)
Queerbaiting is what most shows with (predominantly white) male leads do. Put a...– this wonderful post explaining the many fails of Moffat when it comes to writing sexual orientation. (via lydiamartinis)
Resources and support groups for LGBTQ Muslims
themindislimitless: amillionexpectations: On tumblr: Queer Muslims - A space for queer Muslims to connect, express themselves and share resources. (A real treasure trove of articles, links and book reviews). ‘I am not Haraam’ project - a blog for LGBTQ Muslims to celebrate their identities and share their experiences. Source: the website of the Safra project based in the UK. The full list...
Fish don’t see water, men don’t see patriarchy, and white philosophers don’t see...– Jennifer Hochschild, Princeton University (on Charles Mills’ THE RACIAL CONTRACT)
Mariama, Katie, and I decided we wanted cake.
So we went and got the most pitiful birthday cake in the world that serves twelve, cut ourselves massive slices each, and just sat around (it’s 1.41am) in silence, eating. I’ve never felt so alive/pathetic/unable to look at white icing.
Went on the waltzers more times than necessary...
hurts so bad. everything hurts. everything hurts so so bad.
When the fuck was it decided that we should start teaching our daughters to...– “You Didn’t Thank Me For Punching You in the Face,” by Queen of the Couch. home-of-amazons found the article for me! The blog entry is blunt and to the point. (via academicsilence)
They call me lady tiger, but I never eat my young:... →
rubato: man so I just got back from my grandparents’ place (it was pretty awesome to just talk in mandarin for like three hours ‘cause I never do that) my grandma made these pork chops that my brother likes, and she was packing up a couple for me to take home for him and I was thinking…
Breaking News: Prime Minister of Pakistan...
Got home, peeled off tights, SAND EVERYWHERE. Bendy bendy blondie Katie fell on me straight after this was taken. The lovely Gracelyn, and I. I wish I knew what was happening here. The seafront was gorgeous. Murky, but gorgeous.
thesavagesalad: If you’re more upset by POC responding to racism than the racism itself, then you are part of the problem
You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your...– Erin (from A Dress A Day) I wish someone would have told me this when I was younger. (via iamateenagefeminist)