united states of meryl
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)

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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. 

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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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September 21, 2014

socialjusticekoolaid:

New Protest MVP Candidate! Get it girl! #staywoke #farfromover #thefutureisbright

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September 21, 2014

padalesexy:

this vine is too real

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September 21, 2014

goblinparty:

Donna Meagle is my life inspiration

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September 21, 2014

sawtheoptimist:

I like what I’ve watched so far, about womanhood and what it means, about how to love without losing yourself, and how to be part of the female ecosystem and not be a douchenozzle.

September 20, 2014

When I walk into a church, I only see paintings of white angels. Why?- Eartha Kitt 

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September 20, 2014
"Bad writing is more than a matter of shit syntax and faulty observation; bad writing usually arises from a stubborn refusal to tell stories about what people actually do― to face the fact, let us say, that murderers sometimes help old ladies cross the street."

— Stephen King (via pushtheheart)

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September 20, 2014
"The best way to dehumanize someone while claiming you’re not is to believe you are just the same. You erase their experiences and perspective, their struggles and obstacles, their unique way of having to deal with those things in a world that also erases them. With the words, ‘but humans are humans’ or the bullshit dramatics of ‘we all bleed red’ normal people can simply pretend that if we all did things the way they did, then everything would work out okay. But, yes, we all bleed red but you don’t treat a papercut the same way you treat a gash, you don’t treat an infected wound the same way you treat one that isn’t, you don’t treat a wound to the leg the same way you treat a wound to the gut. You are not acknowledging someone’s personhood when you ignore the very things that make their lives different than yours, and when you refuse to understand that their circumstances have given them their own perspective that is just as valid as yours. More valid in fact – their perspective about their experiences that you haven’t been through is far more valid than anything you could ever think about it."

The danger of worldviews (Speaking when the world sleeps)

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September 20, 2014

benedictusantonius:

The militarization of police in the US in recent decades has me thinking about this quote from Battlestar Galactica.

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September 20, 2014

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