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September 22, 2014

ethiopienne:

things i have learned while being a black female writer:

  • people don’t like you when you discuss black people
  • people hate the very fiber of your being, your soul, and every ancestor and descendant you’ll ever have when you discuss black women

(via bigtab)

September 22, 2014

securelyinsecure:

Yvette Nicole Brown Responds to the NY Times’s portrayal of Shonda Rhimes as an “Angry Black Woman”

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September 22, 2014

there are two types of people in the world: the people that really believe in the whole “do or do not, there is no try” yoda idea and the people that dont

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September 22, 2014
spiritguide:

WHOA THERE COOL IT THAT’S WAAAAY TOO MUCH FROSTING FOR ONE DUNKAROO YOU GOTTA RATION THAT SHIT

spiritguide:

WHOA THERE COOL IT THAT’S WAAAAY TOO MUCH FROSTING FOR ONE DUNKAROO YOU GOTTA RATION THAT SHIT

(via jagerbombsss)

September 22, 2014

queercheersquad:

Ok, so I totally vibe the premise and intention of Emma Watson’s UN speech about the HeForShe campaign (go sign up) and I completely understand its function in terms of getting men on board, but we must question why we are still at a point where men must be offered benefits specific to themselves in order to be enticed by gender equality.

Why must men constantly be reminded that their mothers, their wives and their daughters face the same injustices in order for them to care? Why do men have to realise that they themselves will gain freedom from gender-based expectations to listen?

Must men be ensured that they will benefit personally from gender equality for them to be interested in the concept?

Why is “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities” not compelling enough to motivate men in and of itself?

September 22, 2014

mockingday:

Watch Emma’s speech and take action

(via sawtheoptimist)

September 22, 2014

dualpaperbags:

paulmcfruity:

This Icelandic police force has the most adorable Instagram account 

Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.

There’s more where those came from | Follow micdotcom

For the record the Icelandic police are probably the best police force in the world, There has only been one instance where an officer shot and killed a civilian in the entire history of the country (which is nearly a hundred years) and everyone was completely devastated by it, the police especially — because, as made clear in their statements after the incident, they understand their function is to protect the people. Not to mention that their general police go unarmed except for special squads.

Let’s run through some more facts while we’re on the subject: Compared to 31,000+ shooting deaths in the US in 2009, Iceland had… 4, because they have very rigorous screening processes for gun permits. There is very little economic disparity between upper, middle and lower classes, and social welfare programs take care of their people. Drug use affects less than 1% of the population between 15 and 65 years old, and 90% of drug-related court cases are settled with a fine rather than jail time. Violent crime is virtually non-existent. [x]

Iceland is like if you took the entire idea of chill and personified it as an country, and this exemplifies that. 

(Source: micdotcom, via sawtheoptimist)

September 22, 2014
thehalfwrittenbook:

let-them-eat-vag:

ashoutintothevoid:

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly

how is she on the fucking cover yet they wont expell the fucking rapist wtf

thehalfwrittenbook:

let-them-eat-vag:

ashoutintothevoid:

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly

how is she on the fucking cover yet they wont expell the fucking rapist wtf

(via pushtheheart)

September 21, 2014
"2 million."

That’s how many lives could be saved by lifting the ban on gay blood donors (via emmaleehd)

(Source: micdotcom, via emmaleehd)

September 21, 2014
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This reality is a bit harder to swallow: There are more white people in the US and Canada because the US and Canada were established using the systematic genocide of Native peoples, the theft of Native lands, and the labour of enslaved peoples in the past and immigrant peoples currently who were and are never meant to stay or survive.

And now you’re uncomfortable. Good.

When you accept and acknowledge that census figures reflect a long history of marginalization, it is preposterous to use these same figures as the benchmark to which you measure the inclusion of marginalized people.

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— There’s a great piece in the Toast about representation and diversity (‘Proportional Representation’ Has No Place In Diversity Discussions by Léonicka Valcius) today. (via whineandbeer)

(via bigtab)

September 21, 2014

micdotcom:

The Scottish independence campaign isn’t dead yet — just look at #WeAreThe45

Follow micdotcom 

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September 21, 2014
chescaleigh:

alwaysbewoke:

odinsblog:

#Bob McCulloch is the Ferguson prosecutor in charge of the grand jury “investigating” 😒 his new bff Darren Wilson
#This is what institutional racism, White privilege and a police cover up (all rolled into one) looks like in 2k14

A fucking farse like I haven’t seen ever in real life. Damn.

This. Is. Ridiculous. 

chescaleigh:

alwaysbewoke:

odinsblog:

#Bob McCulloch is the Ferguson prosecutor in charge of the grand jury “investigating” 😒 his new bff Darren Wilson

#This is what institutional racism, White privilege and a police cover up (all rolled into one) looks like in 2k14

A fucking farse like I haven’t seen ever in real life. Damn.

This. Is. Ridiculous. 

(Source: communerd)

September 21, 2014
"You think ‘Okay, I get it, I’m prepared for the worst’, but you hold out that small hope, see, and that’s what fucks you up. That’s what kills you."

— Stephen King (via pushtheheart)

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September 21, 2014
I want a show with bisexuals who actually use the B word…

derinthemadscientist:

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And non-fetishised lesbians…

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And respected sex workers…

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And ‘bad’ mothers who are given the same chances at redemption that their male counterparts usually are…

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and foster families that aren’t treated as “substitute” families…

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and adopted families that aren’t treated as “replacement” families…

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and non-stereotyped transmen…

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and victims who refuse to be defined by their abuse…

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and have them all be vitally important characters…

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September 21, 2014

recoverykitty:

opinionatedfellow:

YEAH PREACH THIS SHIT WHAT A GODDESS

 

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