if a creep ever sends you a message asking for nudes send him pictures of the queen until he stops
Student. Procrastinator. Body modification. Dreads/ Locs. Cute things.
n0ns3rviam said: When you talk about reclaiming the swastika without having any cultural ties to it, how do you define having ties to it? Since it was used so widely in the past by many different cultures, nearly everyone's past culture can have ties to it.
Not all cultures do, first off. And the had different forms in different cultures, yet people seem stuck on the most well known form. Also, if someone is going to say “oh, I have it because I am Buddhist” they should probably ACTUALLY be Buddhist and not just a white person with a swasi tattoo, some Buddha figurines, and lots of incense. Also, if you are going to claim it has deep cultural meaning to you, why is it the only part of your culture you are celebrating? It all seems contrived to me. From knowing SEVERAL people personally who have swastikas on their bodies, I can say that very few of them even know why they have it. They all kind of parrot the same few phrases and can’t even identify which culture they are representing with it. By and large, they are staunch atheists who roll their eyes when someone brings up spirituality, yet they defend this ONE spiritual symbol. If you cannot identify why you would want a culturally significant symbol on you, and why you are “reclaiming it” then you probably shouldn’t have it on you. Otherwise it reeks of appropriation and general ass-hattery.
There’s this shitty thing that happens when you learn about the reality of racism, sexism and misogyny. You start to hear it from the mouths of your parents, grandparents, friends and siblings and you can’t ignore it anymore but you’ll see how many of them will ignore you when you speak out about it.
I am so thirsty for emotional and physical intimacy with someone
I want to nuzzle their neck and lay entwined on my bed and lazily kiss their lips and make them food get to know every single curve and contour they have
I want to touch someone with my finger tips and make them feel
Shout-outs to counterstorytelling (aka Mushroom Rage) for this thoughtful, wonderful op-ed that spoke so many truths on so many levels. This article is probably the one where topics of feminism, gender, construct, colonialism, culture, and sexuality all intertwine— not just systemically, but personally as well. (via thephantomcatalyst)