Remember when the only people who were into to nail art were Asian Black and Latina women and we were all considered tacky ghetto bitches and now that white girls rock nail art it's now actually considered an ART FORM? Remember that?
“You sleep in your hotels with four or five stars, I sleep here with four or five billion stars.”—A man whom I’ve met who lives in a tent in the mountains, talking about how his lifestyle is better than any hotel. (via copeleyreilly)
I’m all about unforgiving and hating and holding grudges because it keeps me safe and mentally healthy and I don’t care about your stupid feel-good quotes about forgiving everyone everywhere always so you can take your feel-good emotionally manipulative apologist bullshit and shove it
One of the problems with the idea that America needs a “Conversation On Race” is that it presumes that “America” has something intelligent to say about race. All you need do is look at how American history is taught in this country to realize that that is basically impossible.
I have had conversations with very well-educated people who, with a straight face, have told me that there are Black Confederates. If you ask a very well educated person how the GI Bill exacerbated the wealth gap, or how New Deal housing policy helped create the ghetto they very likely will not know. And they do not know, not because they are ignorant, stupid, or immoral, they do not know because they are part of country that has decided that “not knowing” is in its interest. There’s no room for any sort of serious conversation when the basic facts of history are not accessible. It would be like me demanding a conversation on Vichy France—en Français.
”—The always on point Ta-Nehisi Coates. The quote is taken from a blogpost which points out how some of the problems found within the Brad Paisley/L.L. Cool J song, “Accidental Racist,” can be traced back to our lackluster history education. (via thirdgenerationexile)
“Because lying to your kids about sex helps nobody. Telling them that sex is “only between mommies and daddies” is a lie that leads to confused, hormone charged teenagers. Telling them that sex is “only something that happens when two people love each other very much” is a lie that causes hormone charged teenagers to confuse “love” with “lust,” or “obsession.” It leads to leaps of logic like, “If I have sex with them, we must be in love.” Or worse- “If I love them, I have to have sex with them.” And how many teenage tragedies are based on that misconception?”—Lea Grover, "We Don’t Play With Our Vulvas At The Table" (via themindislimitless)
I got completely slammed on my facebook page for posting this article in it’s entirety. But the sole basis of their argument consisted of “This feels wrong, I’m uncomfortable talking about this with my children, you’re a pervert.”
You can say that until you’re blue in the face, but my argument that honesty, education, frank discussions, and compassion regardless of what my child encounters will prevent diseases, unwanted pregnancy, and sexual abuse, will win.
When white teachers call colonizers “explorers” to make them seem like brave people with an adventurous curiosity instead of genocidal, european supremacist bastards who wanted to exchange blood for money.
no one ever says that Rome needed help from aliens to build their empire
#l laughed for days when i found out that #ancient egyptians used water to reduce friction and move blocks for distances #and that this was literally DEPICTED ON THEIR HIEROGLYPHICS #but ~western archaeologists~ #thought that the pouring of water depicted ~superstitious rituals~ #jfc
"…at the bottom of all the hacking and scolding and “innovating” is a pernicious indifference towards women’s freedom to participate in the same kinds of small daily pleasures our male peers take for granted. In the name of our safety and well-being, we’re supposed to forsake (or at least fret over) silly contemporary courtship rituals like sexting. We’re supposed to guard our bodies like a secret. We’re supposed to be on such high alert for sexual assault that we test every stupid drink that passes our lips. We’re never, ever supposed to relax.
When something as comfortingly frivolous as painting our nails becomes a reminder that we’re all just one unlucky Tinder right-swipe away from the emergency room, what psychic space do we even have left for fun? How do we escape from this 24/7 obsession with our own safety? This is how a culture that relies on women’s hypervigilance about their own bodies can make us crazy, shoehorning self-protection into every facet of our lives at the expense of the enjoyment and distraction these seemingly meaningless indulgences provide.”
“A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up.”—
Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg
Absences of women in history don’t “just happen,” they are made.
If you’re not English and you speak English that’s cultural appropriation
except most of the world speaks english because of colonization/imperalism. but thanks for playing.
If the trans-Atlantic slave trade hadn’t completely destroyed any chance I had of knowing my true country of origin you could most certainly have the shit back, but here we are, so you can shut the fuck up.