Dancing at Night on the Wind

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Sep 1

yrrard:

REFUSE to CONFORM to SOCIETAL NORMS, GENDER ROLES, or the HARRY POTTER EPILOGUE

Sep 1

americachavez:

I often forget that superheroes are supposed to be these hyper-masculine male fantasies because I spend so much time talking about their emotional vulnerabilities and imagining them in lacy thongs

Sep 1
teland:

actualwallywest:

dammit Roy

Roy has his priorities in order.

teland:

actualwallywest:

dammit Roy

Roy has his priorities in order.

(Source: aristosachaione)

Sep 1

bornabitch-allthedaysandnights:

trungles:

theblacksophisticate:

feminism5ever:

When people say “culture is meant to be shared” I’m literally like ???? Because that has literally never been the purpose of any culture. Culture is about identity, community and family. It’s about tradition. It is not and has never been about “sharing”.

Say it!

They keep saying “shared” when they mean “made available for my consumption.”

and boom goes the dynamite

Sep 1

Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.

This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.

I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.

I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.

As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.

- excerpt from “FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!" @ One Black Girl. Many Words. (via androphilia)

(Source: daniellemertina)

Sep 1

fuckyeahchandlerbing:

AGAIN. 

AGAIN.

(Source: adamslevine)

Sep 1

(Source: bickle)

Sep 1

slutty-ukes:

fun fact: the first time I sucked a dick, the guy was really impressed and when I told him it was my first time he was really surprised so I told him “I read too much homoerotic fanfiction” and he just looked at me and said “please keep reading that shit” 

Sep 1

penicillium-pusher:

"If you can’t afford birth control pills, just don’t have sex!"

*deep inhale*

The birth control pill has many uses other than simple birth control (I know, the name is misleading). Most people who go on the pill do it for reasons other than preventing pregnancy. Extremely painful cramps, irregular period cycle, heavy flows, and acne are amongst just a few things the pill can help regulate. 

Thank you.

Sep 1

vengerturtle:

on the plus side, I found something that finds your untagged posts if you want to go back and ya know

tag em

Sep 1

When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation.

But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him.

Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people.

- Keith Boykin, "Does the Second Amendment Only Apply to White People?" (via holygoddamnshitballs)

Sep 1

Annie (a pseudonym) is a Chinese-American, straight, female university professor. While she was in graduate school, she found it difficult to receive medical treatment due to the perceived psychiatric condition of simply being Asian and female: “I went to a doctor at the university because I had recurring abdominal pain. The doctor listened to my description, but rather than doing a physical exam, he explained to me that it was normal for Asian women to be anxious and stressed out, and anxiety was probably causing my abdominal pain.” But surprisingly, the doctor didn’t treat the anxiety either. He just said there was nothing he could do.

- Shattering the Madness Monolith: On the Intersections of Race, Gender, and Psychiatric Disability (via longmoreinstituteondisability)

Sep 1
cosmictuesdays:

nadiacreek:

coelasquid:

deformutilated:

Fudge recipe on a headstone

I feel like I should make this just to be able to say a dead person taught me how to make it. Maybe I’ll do it for Halloween.

I desperately hope that she spent her entire life telling people that they could have her fudge recipe “over my dead body.”

That last comment is absolutely worth reblogging.

cosmictuesdays:

nadiacreek:

coelasquid:

deformutilated:

Fudge recipe on a headstone

I feel like I should make this just to be able to say a dead person taught me how to make it. Maybe I’ll do it for Halloween.

I desperately hope that she spent her entire life telling people that they could have her fudge recipe “over my dead body.”

That last comment is absolutely worth reblogging.

Sep 1
deducecanoe:

lemonsharks:

nysaflcio:

President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed a Second Bill of Rights in 1944. It was the right idea then and it’s the right idea NOW. #ThrowbackThursday
Click on the link to sign a petition with our brothers and sisters at Working America to keep the dream alive and make organizing a civil right: http://bit.ly/1xALahw http://ift.tt/1vMYljz

These are basic human rights, and if you don’t agree with that, then we’re not friends, I do not really want to know you, and for fuck’s sake come down with the flu on election day.

I know there are a lot of people who DONT think these things are rights. That it is a privilege to be allowed to scrape to get by, or have a winter wind blowing through your house without water. Or if you have an accident, and can’t work and can’t pay your bills, you should just be toseed onto the street. Because they got theirs. They were good and righteouys and holy according to the gospel of prosperity, and you are a lazy sinner if a bad thing has happened to you.k

deducecanoe:

lemonsharks:

nysaflcio:

President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed a Second Bill of Rights in 1944. It was the right idea then and it’s the right idea NOW. #ThrowbackThursday

Click on the link to sign a petition with our brothers and sisters at Working America to keep the dream alive and make organizing a civil right: http://bit.ly/1xALahw http://ift.tt/1vMYljz

These are basic human rights, and if you don’t agree with that, then we’re not friends, I do not really want to know you, and for fuck’s sake come down with the flu on election day.

I know there are a lot of people who DONT think these things are rights. That it is a privilege to be allowed to scrape to get by, or have a winter wind blowing through your house without water. Or if you have an accident, and can’t work and can’t pay your bills, you should just be toseed onto the street. Because they got theirs. They were good and righteouys and holy according to the gospel of prosperity, and you are a lazy sinner if a bad thing has happened to you.k

Sep 1

thesassylorax:

laughterbynight:

zooophagous:

holy shit cows are huge

and very sweet and rather smart compared to the credit they’re normally given.

i love when people realize how huge and sweet cows are/can be

(Source: extranioser)