1. ukpuru:


    Important things from Igbohistory Instagram. European colonialism has, and still continues to dismantle the myriad of sophisticated social constructs upheld by so many African ethnicities, by presenting Africa as a unit by choosing to ignore the huge ocean of differences between ethnic groups, let alone countries.

    Interesting fact: Many African ethnic groups, kingdoms, and states were referred to as ‘countries’ before the rise of colonial powers throughout Africa. They were okay as ‘countries’ when slaves and other goods were being traded. You’ll hear of the Ebo country, Benin Country, Whydah Country and so on when reading pre-1850 writing. If you label a kingdom or a state a ‘tribe’ this those what is described above but also implies there was no major or important political organisation. ‘Tribe’ made/makes indigenous African states and ethnic affiliations sound petty and unimportant. Imagine calling the Edo or Songhai people a tribe when their empires have wielded more power than most of the world ever has? But why would you call them countries when you’re trying to impose your own country on them?

    (via ghostnate)


  3. randomdice:



    Ever notice how when justifying a child’s misbehavior no one ever says stuff like “girls will be girls” or “she’s a girl”, but the list of things a “young lady” can’t do is almost endless?

    You learn from a young age that masculinity comes with freedom; femininity comes with restrictions.


    (via ghostnate)

  4. grrrlfoxxx:


    i love this movie i love san so much she’s always been so important to me she don’t take no shit from nobody

    another damn sharpie/copic liner/nail polish/jesus-christ-how-is-this-coffee-still-liquid on index card drawing lkdnflkgj i’m sorry i can’t seem to stop

    man i wish i could show you guys how sparkly these nail polish bits are they’re way sparkly


    (Source: kassa-fabrication, via plutot)

  8. nowyoukno:

    Now You Know useful websites:

    (via corpseesproc)


  9. "“If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.
    If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.
    Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.
    The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.”
    — (via nativnuance)"

    via Kim Katrin Crosby 

    Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Dartmouth, on September 30, 2013 


    (via biggreenmicroaggressions)

    i’m so mad that i didn’t get to see her speak about queer resistance when she came here. sigh.

    (via queerfabulousmermaid)

    (via corpseesproc)


  10. "

    To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”

    This invisibility is political.


    Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader” 

    (via callmeclinton)

    (Source: thinkspeakstress, via corpseesproc)

  11. foundtreasure:










    A quick visual guide to the hymen.

    good lord yes, important information for those uninformed

    The incredible thing is the number of people who ignore that, and the incredible amount of people within that number who are female.

    You know, fanfiction writers should realise that a certain number of young female persons are learning about their own body reading fics that always describe the loss of virginity as searing pain + litres of blood.

    Are—are there really people who knowingly ignore the fact and continue to perpetuate the myth?


    Really seriously though the prevalence of this narrative is really disturbing to me

    guess what, your first time is NOT supposed to hurt. Jesus it’s 2014.

    Every time I see a post about hymens and virginity, I need to say this and reiterate it and just make everyone understand:

    your first time is not supposed to hurt

    your first time is not supposed to hurt

    your first time is not supposed to hurt



    • Not enough lubrication.
    • Not enough preparation.
    • Not enough foreplay.
    • Your partner is a giant dicksplash.


    • LUBE IS YOUR VERY BEST FRIEND! Yes the vagina secretes a fluid that can act as a natural lubricant but that is not enough for vaginal sex. And for some women (like myself), they do not secrete nearly enough for even penetration, let alone sex. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH LUBE.
    • FOREPLAY, FOREPLAY, FOREPLAY!!! You want to be good and turned on, like super turned on, coz the more you’re aroused, the more pliant and warm your vagina is going to be, and it’s more likely to allow a dick in without tearing. Like even when you’re giving birth, doctors nowadays will actually massage the outer rim of your vagina so that everything loosens up and allows A FUCKING BABY TO BE BORN WITHOUT TEARING YOU.
    • PREPARATION (WHICH IS SOMEWHAT RELATED TO FOREPLAY)!!!! If you have never had anything in your vagina before, you’re probs gonna need a couple fingers in there to help you loosen up. This can easily be tied into foreplay.
    • A GENTLE, UNDERSTANDING LOVER WHO KNOWS AND RESPECTS THE ABOVE HINTS!!!! You don’t have to be in love with the person you first have sex with, but it should be someone who respects you and your boundaries!!! Before having sex with someone, explain to them these things and your masturbatory experience, your wants and needs. If they don’t respect that THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO BE ANYWHERE NEAR YOUR VAGINA.

    Basically it comes down to this: if your partner says “it’s normal to bleed the first time,” sit him (or her) down and talk to them about what actually happens and how it’s supposed to go. If they respect that, cool. If they don’t, fuck ‘em. Actually no, don’t fuck them, dump their ass and find someone who doesn’t subscribe to the belief that anything as lovely and intimate as your first time having sex has to hurt.

    This is a basic patriarchal myth to both scare women from having sex, as well as contribute to the laziness of men in terms of making sex enjoyable for their female partners.

    Sex never has to hurt. And don’t you dare let anyone tell you that it fucking has to.

    If you have health problems that legitimately make vaginal intercourse hurt, there are a billion other things you can do with your partner, and you should communicate your health issues to every single partner. Again, if they respect that, rock on. If they don’t, tell them ‘adios’ and leave the bedroom.

    even more information about the hymen

    Hey guys, sorry about the departure from the usual content, but this is a really really important thing that I only found out about last year and it made me LIVID that I hadn’t known it before! REALLY REALLY ANGRY.

    (Source: carazelaya, via ghostnate)

  12. nicolejanelle:


    Tim & Hannah’s off-grid micro cabin | via Apartment Therapy


    (via intra-venus-deactivated20140612)

  14. dreadlockinfo:


  15. trials-n-tresses:

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