softboycollective:

thebluelip-blondie:

my white protesters please remember that you’re rarely at the same risk we are when you stand up for what is right

I’m not gonna stop reblogging these reminders

softboycollective:

thebluelip-blondie:

my white protesters please remember that you’re rarely at the same risk we are when you stand up for what is right

I’m not gonna stop reblogging these reminders

spoopyphilia:

bloodyoathmate:

My mum’s friends at work are having a baby and their last name is watts so they were trying work out a name for it, i suggested 60 and they both looked confused so i said maybe 20 would suit them better 

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horrorproportions:

yyonet:

"These are images from the catalog for Debenhams, a British department store. Don’t you wish every store expanded their ideas of beauty like they have?" (Via Upworthy.com)

This is absolutely beautiful!

Ah Debenhams. From whom I get my bras

oh my gosh it’s a kitten and then another kitten (via Chloe The Kitty - Foster Journey - Love Meow)

oh my gosh it’s a kitten and then another kitten (via Chloe The Kitty - Foster Journey - Love Meow)

How to find the racists in nerd culture

eshusplayground:

  1. Say, “I imagine [Tolkien character*] as [non-white ethnicity].”
  2. Wait.

*For best results, make said character an Elf.

It also works to start talking about how Tolkien’s comparing the dwarves to Jewish people is kind of gross. Remember markdoesstuff? REMEMBER

dovah-sosa:

I’m really tired of seeing “unarmed black man” when they’re referring to Michael Brown.

HE WAS 17 AND HAD JUST GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL. HE WAS A CHILD. HE WASN’T EVEN OLD ENOUGH TO BUY CIGARETTES YET

Michael Brown was an unarmed black child who was gunned down because of some cowardly ass white cop. Please do not let them say anything different

romulanholiday:

depressionresource:

You haven’t gotten “dumber.” Depression can really mess with your cognitive skills, making focusing and remembering things really hard!

Just another reason recovery is worth it.

actually studies have shown that memory and depression are directly linked; depressed…

I have a horrible memory and people act like it’s a moral failing, like if I forget something, I must not think it’s important enough to remember. Nope. Just depressed. And ADHD.

rukinas:

caliginouskarkat:

i don’t understand why the word “terrorism” hasn’t come up yet. this is literally an attack on unarmed, innocent american people by armed and aggressive forces. this is terrorism, these white people are terrorists, and they are attacking america by holding an entire town of it’s citizens hostage, sequestering them, and acting with brutality against them.

aint nobody calling them terrorists cause they save that title for the brown people

kaninchenzero:

afro-dominicano:

grilledsneakers:

This is what the people of Ferguson are up against and if you still don’t think that this is a big deal then you need to wake the fuck up

wtfff

"less than lethal"

Anonymous asked

White history month would be dope & v useful. You could teach about starting the trans-Atlantic slave trade, introducing epidemics to an entire hemisphere, making up science about homies skulls meaning shit, you know, white history

yoisthisracist answered

Weirdly, all this shit gets glossed over during the White History Eleven Months curriculum we have right now. Huh

magdalenarivera:

stacksbreadup:

Fuck. Respectability. Politics.

i’m not sure what exactly is or isn’t legal there but if it is legal everyone needs to start recording their calls and upload the audio clips so everyone knows what you’re dealing with

liberalsarecool:

The Right Wing wants tyranny for those that “deserve” it.

liberalsarecool:

The Right Wing wants tyranny for those that “deserve” it.

number14xion asked

I've seen a post about a woman who was attacked by her in laws with acid and gasoline but because of her circumstances still had to live with them. One of the comments said that white feminist have no reason to complain about dress code and things, that they don't understand real oppression. I understand that white women in America certainly have it better than women in other countries (and PoC women in our own country) but I feel like it's not that simple. What are your thoughts?

misandry-mermaid answered

I think it’s unnecessary and harmful to tell people who face oppression not to fight for their rights because other people face different or “worse” oppression.  Yes, of course there are privileges women can have that protect them from certain levels of oppression.  But forcing a comparison on women in rich Western countries vs. women in exploited nations is not helpful or necessary because those two female experiences don’t negate each other.

In every region on earth inhabited by humans, there exists sexism ranging from benevolent to extreme violence.  Yes, certain issues are more common in specific regions, some laws have been passed in some countries but not in others, and culture effects how common certain oppression sare.  But ALL of these things are fed by the SAME patriarchal ideas and they are ALL connected. 

The pyramid of oppression shows how there are multiple levels involved in the subjugation of a group of people that are deeply interconnected and supportive of the same hierarchy.  Trying to silence those who mostly or only experience the bottom three tiers is actually a way of REINFORCING and continuing that oppression, by implying that because other things are worse, the less worse things should be ignored.  Treating them like mutually exclusive issues or making statements like “American women shouldn’t complain because [reference to extreme misogyny in a poorer country].” helps absolutely no one and is only used as a tactic to silence women who are trying to talk about their experiences. 

You can point out the ways women are oppressed in exploited nations without silencing women in Western countries or shaming them for wanting to talk about their own experiences with misogyny.  No true activist for women’s rights across the globe would EVER tell a woman that her story of how the dress codes are her school reinforce a sexist double standard is somehow taking away from a woman in India telling her story of being raped.  ALL these things happen on the same planet and ALL women deserve better.