Racism is not in your intent. Your intent is immaterial in how racist your...– moniquill (on red face & cultural appropriation)
So in the past week my boyfriend and I had to break up , I broke my phone and I failed an essay. How fantastic.
royalteens: “i like curvy girls” aka you like girls with flat stomachs and skinny legs but with huge boobs and a huge arse god bless this post. Couldn’t be more true
: And just like that, the world seems less... →
deadinmagazines: currentuser: mrpaulyunstoppable: RIP Shannon Larratt, missed but definitely not forgotten. The legacy you leave behind will be left with this industry and community forever. I am glad i was able to meet and speak with you as often as i did. With out…
Lampside Chats: yeahimshortokay: We were... →
yeahimshortokay: We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and…
My class today
Me: So when you see the 4 year old boy pull the little girl's hair...
Students: He likes her!
Me: Now they are around 11 or 12 and he grabs her arm and wrestles her to the ground even though she calls him a jerk and yells at him to leave her alone.
Students: That is just how boys are.
Me: Now they are 18 and he grabs her arm and--
Students: Oh, that's not okay.
Me: Really? How would he know? How would she know? How would you know? You just told me that for the first 17 years of these children's lives that you thought it was cute, sweet, and natural for a boy to grab a girl and be rough with her.
Me: Oh, is right.
On Rape Culture →
legendary-piece-of-fic: Gentlemen. This is what rape culture is like: Imagine you have a Rolex watch. Nice fancy Rolex, you bought it because you like the way it looks and you wanted to treat yourself. And then you get beaten and mugged and your Rolex is stolen. So you go to the police. Only, instead of investigating the crime, the police want to know why you were wearing a Rolex instead of a...
[D]espite their tattoos, hair coloring, and creative piercings, [Suicide Girls]...– Bitch Magazine, Sex, Dreads and Rock’n’Roll. (via anarchyagogo) Haven’t read the full articule, but I have serious problems with Suicide Girls for the above reasons. They also have tagged their photos as thinspo. So there’s that… (via fuckyeahbodypositivity) I’ve never realised this, but I...
Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them...– My Beef with the “I Love Boobies” Bracelets (via presidentjonesco)
sighhduck: strainful: fucking hell this is my favourite thing ever YES
Get in the canoe.: Definitions Explained Better... →
racismschool: This is an exert from the article Why There’s No Such Thing as Reverse Racism. It is a fantastic article and I encourage you to read it in it’s entirety. For now, I want to highlight the explanation/definition of three specific words. Prejudice is an irrational feeling of…
madeofpaper: teengrrrlsquad: why isn’t there a STRAIGHT pride parade?? why isn’t there WHITE history month? why isn’t there an international MEN’S day!? why isn’t there a hospital for WELL people?? why isn’t there a soup kitchen for RICH people??!? this actually explains privilege pretty well
When Stuyvesant says that women’s dress and bodies are distraction in a learning...– From my latest at The Nation, “Asking For It” (via jessicavalenti)
To define Buddhism without a lot of words and phrases, we can simply say: Don’t...– Ajahn Chah (via yogachocolatelove)
We always remember through the filter of who we are at the time.– Mary Karr, reminding us that memory is not a recording device. (via explore-blog)
glitterandsexhair: fatalismulier: I wish people would learn the difference between “OMG I want to live in the 50’s!! I was born in the wrong era!!” And “I appreciate the vintage aesthetic and wish it was easy and commonplace to adopt that kind of style in today’s world.” Because, as much as I love pompadours and winged eyeliner, I also love having rights. This