a friendly reminder

beahbeah:

marfmellow:

that calling women of color exotic is

  • fucking racist
  • dehumanizing
  • othering
  • and not a fucking compliment

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unite4humanity:

THIS!

braydaaan:

vvank3rshim:

holyhotpantsbatman:

My therapist asked me to create something “motivating” so I made these.

lol.

I really love these, and I reblog them every single time. Some of you don’t realize how easy it’s to forget to do some of those stuff or how hard they can be some days.

now i feel like ive actually accomplished something today thank u ily

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warriorculture:

I live in a predominantly black neighborhood. When I first saw the trailer for this, it was before another comedy movie I’d come to see, and they hadn’t really released any information on the Annie remake yet. I think it might have even been the first wave of trailers released. So I’m sitting there, and we’re all sitting there trying to figure out what kind of romcom somehow managed to score Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané for its cast.
But then, all of a sudden, this little black girl faces the camera and we hear the first few notes of “IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE, FOR US!” and it hit all of us that this was the new Annie. I can’t even explain why the moment was so powerful, but I remember another little black girl pointing at the screen and shouting, “IT’S ANNIE!” I remember everyone talking about it on the way out of the theater, and one woman saying to another, “I remember when the old movie first came out, all the little girls wanted to be Annie.” And now all the little girls can.

warriorculture:

I live in a predominantly black neighborhood. When I first saw the trailer for this, it was before another comedy movie I’d come to see, and they hadn’t really released any information on the Annie remake yet. I think it might have even been the first wave of trailers released. So I’m sitting there, and we’re all sitting there trying to figure out what kind of romcom somehow managed to score Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané for its cast.

But then, all of a sudden, this little black girl faces the camera and we hear the first few notes of “IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE, FOR US!” and it hit all of us that this was the new Annie. I can’t even explain why the moment was so powerful, but I remember another little black girl pointing at the screen and shouting, “IT’S ANNIE!” I remember everyone talking about it on the way out of the theater, and one woman saying to another, “I remember when the old movie first came out, all the little girls wanted to be Annie.” And now all the little girls can.

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Tags: GPOY monday

buddhabrot:

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

this makes me cry

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robothugscomic:

New Comic!

Pronouns, right? Super weird little lexical referents. 

My site moved to a new host, so everything should be better now! Everything -  my site, my comic, my life, my cats, my cooking, my sex. Everything. 

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centerforinvestigativereporting:

U.S. Border Patrol agents have responded to threats and assaults with escalating violence and lethal force. More than half of the 40+ deaths that happened at the hands of Border Patrol agents since 2005 occurred in the least 4 years. Our new investigation takes an in-depth look at one of those fatal shootings and the questionable investigation that followed. Read the full story. 

centerforinvestigativereporting:

U.S. Border Patrol agents have responded to threats and assaults with escalating violence and lethal force. More than half of the 40+ deaths that happened at the hands of Border Patrol agents since 2005 occurred in the least 4 years. 

Our new investigation takes an in-depth look at one of those fatal shootings and the questionable investigation that followed. Read the full story

Anonymous said: What has caused you to hate men so much?

claudiaboleyn:

Funny you should ask! I’ll let you in on my origin story if you like?

Well, once upon a time I was your average, man-loving, non-opinionated, quiet, submissive, totally sexually available young woman. I loved the dudes. I can’t tell you how much I worshipped those blokes. I couldn’t even open a jar back then. Ah, the memories. I shied from the colour blue. I refused to step into a room that contained power tools. Football frightened me into week long seclusions. Don’t get me started on the horror beer brought on. 

And then, one night, I left my window open. It was hot, y’know? I probably shouldn’t have done it. 

But in flew the Misandry Fairy. She was magnificent. As she fluttered into my room she left a trail of glittering misogynist tears that sparkled like diamonds. She wore blood red especially smeary lipstick, the type that scares guys and makes them afraid of kissing you, to ward them off. She had beautifully hairy legs, hairy arms, and wore high waisted shorts (which we all know is the 2014 trend men hate). It wasn’t 2014 at the time, you understand, but she’s a fairy so I assume she looked into the future to find inspiration for her particular misandric look. She was also a lesbian. Because we all know how those lesbians hate men, right? 

"Claudia," she said to me. "It’s time to face your destiny. Inside of you is a burning misandric rage unlike anything the world has ever seen. When you wake up tomorrow, I want you opening jars left right and centre. Open so many jars that the men get jealous. Open so many jars that you and everyone around you are in danger of drowning in the contents. Keep on opening them. No matter what. Never give up." 

I was so shocked that I did not answer. It was the middle of the night and I was unaccustomed to being visited by such wise and noble beings. 

Before she left, she turned around in the air, her fluttering rainbow wings shining in the moonlight, and whispered: “Also, you’re queer. The Coming Out fairy was busy so I took his shift. Have a nice day.” 

The next morning I awoke and began to carry out my purpose. From that day on, men have trembled to see me. Occasionally they whimper “don’t let her near any jars for the love of God”, but most of the time they merely scatter as I enter any vicinity I please. 

I owe her everything. Without her, I would not be the woman I am today. 

This story is 100% true. You can quote me on it and everything. Never let anyone tell you fairies don’t exist. They do. And they’re raging misandrists. 

xxx

coreena:

girl-non-grata:

Idris Elba for Details, September 2014 Issue by Mark Seliger

Yes, please God, thank you.

Daaaaaaaammmmnnnnn.

(Source: details.com, via gabifresh)