It seems to punish people who can’t speak Spanish, and I resent that. In public...– Peter Thomas, chairman of the Conservative Caucus in reference to Dallas-based Pizza Patrón plans to give away 80,000 large pepperoni pizzas on June 5 to anyone who orders in Spanish/ Its amazing what comes out of people’s mouths. Its discriminatory to make people speak one language but make sure...
babstheartist: widowsting: on the character of Black Widow and misogyny When the movie still wasn’t out in theaters, there were a lot of people complaining how Natasha was just going to be “the token girl” and how “useless” she’s going to be and how she’ll just be eyecandy for the male users while the Main Dudes save the day. Now, the movie’s out and a lot of people were convinced that she...
We must be very careful to avoid the use of the term “tribe” to describe these...– Ethnicity in Nigeria Why people should not even think of using the word “tribe”. (via cosmicyoruba) I’ve always hated this word. (via zorascreation)
Esoterica: notime4yourshit: Reproductive Rights... →
angrybrownbaby: notime4yourshit: Reproductive Rights and the Long Hand of Slave Breeding Pamela Bridgewater’s argument, expressed over the past several years in articles and forums, and at the heart of a book in final revision called Breeding a Nation: Reproductive Slavery and the Pursuit of Freedom, presents the most compelling conceptual and constitutional frame I know for considering...
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africanbeats: greenactivista: Please substitue the word “children” for “99 percent of the idiots using the #peace tag on tumblr.” I always get too angry to articulate why images of malnourished African children bothers me. Why it is racist. Why it’s wrong. This article above helps. The way you think about Africa is wrong. The way you think about the entire world beyond you is probably...
Well, to learn about what the Cold War was about, the obvious place to look is...– Noam Chomsky, Modern-Day American Imperialism: Middle East and Beyond (via fyeahnoamchomsky) I’m just a middling fan of Chomsky, but the man has a point.
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suzybishop: This is just a general post because I’ll always get people calling me incorrectly by what they think I’m supposed to be called but let’s get a few things straight. Pacific Islander: anyone who was born in the Oceanic Regions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. So you can have Melanesian Pacific Islanders, Micronesian Pacific Islanders, and Polynesian Pacific Islanders. The...
People talk about sexual assault like it’s a bad habit that men have.– Jon Stewart (via sex-drugs-politics)
I can’t fake happiness. Happiness and pure joy are for people who can dance...– Derrick Brown, ‘Le Monde Du Silence’ (via loverofstories)
Blasting Fania with the windows open while I...
Because I have shit to do, and I am passive-aggressively protesting the braying laughter/stomping from the motherfuckers above me. They’re rarely a nuisance, but when they are they are LOUD as FUCK.
As a Black Woman who is Mothering Black kids While...
karnythia: notesonascandal: Y’all need to understand how DANGEROUS it is for us to allow our kids out the house even looking a LITTLE ashy/raggedy/disheveled/unkempt. It means that The People will come and take your kids from you. It means that some teacher or social worker at the school will assume that your home is a dangerous place and call DCFS on you. Even if your kid has done nothing...
When you’re president, as opposed to the head of a private equity firm, then...– President Obama on why Mitt Romney’s record in the private sector matters (via barackobama)
My daughter watches "Once More with Feeling"...
Today she asked if she could watch it because she was forgetting the words to a few of the songs. Like shit, I found myself mouthing the words to the “I have a theory” song in the shower the other day. I don’t even care for the episode. But I still said she could watch it.
karnythia: bad-dominicana: notesonascandal: rapeculturerealities: No means no, even when they’re toddlers A few people have alerted me to this video of toddlers and you can watch as a little boy hugs a little girl multiple times and each time he does, she pushes him away. A few of the times, he seems to be prompted to continue by the person with the camera. It’s a full two minutes and...
10 Expresiones Racistas Que No Debemos Repetir
mujerinterrumpida: Tenia que ser un negro. Que suerte tan negra! Tuve un día negro. El negro, cuando abre la boca, mete la pata. Negrit@ come coco. El negro es comida de puerco. Mas prieta que el c… Negro en mi casa…solo el caldero. Ella es negra…pero tiene un alma blanca. El negro, cuando no la hace a la entrada, la hace a la salida. - Por Una...
Why am I compelled to write? Because the writing saves me from this complacency...– Gloria Anzaldua (via nuestrahermana)
Fat acceptance doesn’t simply advocate in favor of fatness. Fat acceptance is...– Lesley Kinzel (via wewantrevolutiongirlstylenow)