politicalsexkitten:

Hobbies: smashing the fragile thing that is masculinity and then laughing about it

wsswatson:

a bi/pan person marrying someone does not indicate a preference for that gender, it indicates a preference for that PERSON

(via feministdarling)

"What’s truly necessary is for white people to have hard conversations about injustice with other white people, not gratuitous arguments but challenges that count. I once sat aghast and silent at a dinner table as a white NYPD cop who worked in the Bronx and a white millionaire who was partly raised by servants of color found common ground in jokes about black incarceration and undocumented Latinos—jokes that reflected real choices they would likely make in their lives, choices that would actually hurt people. In retrospect, their racist solidarity and my silence were all one; silence like mine is what makes this kind of lethal solidarity possible."

— Briallen Hopper: White People Problems | Killing the Buddha

You know how sometimes a piece comes along just when you need to read it? This is very good and sobering, in light of the privilege of silence/tight-lipped “I don’t want to get into this” smiles/and deciding to “talk with them about it when the time is right”, which few of us (self included) are immune to. (via clambistro)

(via omgstopembarrassingyourself)

theamazingindi:

amoying:

maplesuhtori:

j0shdngr:

chill it’s cos your rare

the entire female population of east asia is rare?


homie ur about to be cooked medium rare and sacrificed


like this doesn’t read from the ‘sad white boy’ playbooktheamazingindi:

amoying:

maplesuhtori:

j0shdngr:

chill it’s cos your rare

the entire female population of east asia is rare?


homie ur about to be cooked medium rare and sacrificed


like this doesn’t read from the ‘sad white boy’ playbooktheamazingindi:

amoying:

maplesuhtori:

j0shdngr:

chill it’s cos your rare

the entire female population of east asia is rare?


homie ur about to be cooked medium rare and sacrificed


like this doesn’t read from the ‘sad white boy’ playbooktheamazingindi:

amoying:

maplesuhtori:

j0shdngr:

chill it’s cos your rare

the entire female population of east asia is rare?


homie ur about to be cooked medium rare and sacrificed


like this doesn’t read from the ‘sad white boy’ playbooktheamazingindi:

amoying:

maplesuhtori:

j0shdngr:

chill it’s cos your rare

the entire female population of east asia is rare?


homie ur about to be cooked medium rare and sacrificed


like this doesn’t read from the ‘sad white boy’ playbook

"You don’t have to be pretty like her. You can be pretty like you."

— One of the most freeing things I have ever heard (via firecannotkillabadwolf)

(via princessfeminist)

australian-government:

people who like Australian accents please love yourselves

fantasticarepickles:


this makes my heart ache

Silverstein always has been, and always will be my favorite poet because he doesn’t even need words in his poem to make people open their eyes.

1) Colorblind

What they say:

“People are just people.”  ”I don’t see color.”  ”We’re all just human.”   “Character, not color, is what counts with me.”

Response:

“Colorblindness” negates the cultural values, norms, expectations and life experiences of people of color. Even if an individual white person can ignore a person’s skin color, society does not.

Claiming to be “colorblind” can also be a defense when someone is afraid to discuss racism, especially if the assumption is that all conversation about race or color is racist.  Color consciousness does not equal racism.

2) Reverse Racism

What they say:

“Blacks cry ‘racism’ for everything, even though they are more or just as racist as white people.”

Response:

Let’s first define racism with this formula: Racism = racial prejudice + systemic institutional power.

To say people of color can be racist, denies the power imbalance inherent in racism. Although some Black people dislike whites and act on that prejudice to insult or hurt them, that’s not the same as systematically oppressing them and negatively affecting every aspect of their lives.

People of color, as a social group, do not possess the societal, institutional power to oppress white people as a group. An individual Black person who is abusing a white person, while clearly wrong, is acting out a personal racial prejudice, not racism.

3) It’s Not Race

What they say:

“It’s not race, it’s economics.”  ”Classism is the new racism.”

Response:

“Being Black and middle class is fundamentally different to being white and middle class.” This is what  Dr. Nicola Rollock, a researcher at The Institute of Education at the University at Birmingham in the U.K., said after researching the issue.

For the report, “The Educational Strategies of the Black Middle Classes,” Rollock and her team looked at African-Caribbean families in particular, and confirmed that there is a Black “middle class”  who work very hard to do the best for their children. But researchers also discovered that social status and relative wealth do not protect Black people from racism.

Racism is a reality in the lives of  Black middle-class families and it extends to the upper class too, as Oprah Winfrey would agree based on her widely reported racial-profiling incident at a Zurich boutique last year.

4) Blame the Victim

What they say:

“Blacks are not willing to work hard.”  ”Blacks feel entitled and want everything handed to them.”  ”Blacks hold themselves back, not racism.”   “We have advertised everywhere, there just aren’t any qualified Blacks for this job.”

Response:

When blame-the-victim tactics are used, it provides an escape from discussing the real problem: racism. Therefore, the agents of racism, white people and their institutions, can avoid acknowledging a system of oppression exists.

As long as the focus remains on Black folks, white people can minimize or dismiss our experiences and never have to deal with their responsibility or collusion in racism and white privilege.

5) Deny, Deny, Deny

What they say:

“Blacks are unfairly favored, whites are not.”

Response:

This form of denial is based on the false notion that the playing field is now level. When some white folks are expected to suddenly share their privilege, access and advantage, they often perceive it as discrimination. White people’s attacks on programs like affirmative action and Black History Month are usually rooted in this false perception.

6) Pull Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps

What they say:

“America is the land of opportunity, built by rugged individuals, where anyone with grit can succeed if they just pull up hard enough on their bootstraps. So Blacks need to pull themselves up from the bottom like everyone else.”

Response:

U.S. social propaganda has convinced many people that an individual’s hard work is the main determinant of success in the country. This ideology totally denies the impact of either oppression or privilege on any person’s chance for success, and pretends that every individual, regardless of color, gender, disability, etc.,  has the same access to the rights, benefits and responsibilities of society.

It also implies that Blacks have only their individual character flaws or cultural inadequacies to blame, and not racism.

7) Racism Is Over

What they say:

“Blacks live in the past. We dealt with racism in the 1960s with all the marches, sit-ins and speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.  Laws have been changed. Segregation and lynching have ended. We have some details to work out, but real racism is pretty much a thing of the past. They need to get over it and move on.”

Response:

The absence of legalized, enforced segregation does not mean the end of racism. This denial of contemporary racism, based on an inaccurate assessment of both history and current society, romanticizes the past and diminishes today’s reality.

If there is no race problem, there would be no school-to-prison pipeline in Mississippi that leads to the arrest and sentencing of Black students for infractions as insignificant as wearing the wrong color socks.

New York City’s Stop and Frisk policy that led to 400,000 police encounters with innocent Black and Latino New Yorkers, would not have happened.

If there is no race problem,  why is a Black person 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a white person, even though Blacks and whites use marijuana at similar rates?

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(via politicalsexkitten)

khawlabentalazwaar:

gothamcityballet:

deafmuslimpunx:

exquisitedialectics:

takealookatyourlife:

Aiya Van Kooten everyone

When Aiya Van Kooten stood face-to-face with a burglar in her bedroom, her left eye twitched, then she went into “predator mode”.
“I screamed at him… jumped off my chair, leaped over my bed and sprinted after him down the stairs,” she said.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/8626910/Predator-mode-scares-off-burglars

This is the best story of my life

“Although she was the only one home, Van Kooten said she had no regard for her safety - instead, she said she was just overwhelmed with “rage“….. ummmmm Hero!!! 

Haha, badass Muslim woman. Love it!!!

This lady is so awesome. She lives with her grandma and was studying and had a towel on her head and no shoes but she chased them out of her garden, kicked one up the arse as he climbed a fence, they dropped a camera and laptop, she flagged down a passing driver to help her continue the pursuit, and it turned out he was ex-military, and they finally caught one of them in a park and pinned him as the police arrived. Now she’s going to visit the burglar in prison for the next few months to help with his rehabilitation.
So in summary:
This lady doesn’t just defend her home and loved ones, she will hunt you down, team up with other skilled individuals, get you put away, and then teach you the consequences of your actions until you’re a valuable member of society once more.
Seriously she’s a frigging superhero.

literal hero
the-spooky-dick-forest:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

athinikli:

bloglikeanegyptian:

another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.
for enlarged version 
part 1 | part 2

YES FUCKING YES

I NEED COMICS UPON COMICS OF THIS

 a comic about a woman with headscarf and full-body-suit
being extremly awesome and kickass
not over-sexualized but still good-looking
FEMALE SUPERHEROES - YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT
the-spooky-dick-forest:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

athinikli:

bloglikeanegyptian:

another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.
for enlarged version 
part 1 | part 2

YES FUCKING YES

I NEED COMICS UPON COMICS OF THIS

 a comic about a woman with headscarf and full-body-suit
being extremly awesome and kickass
not over-sexualized but still good-looking
FEMALE SUPERHEROES - YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT
the-spooky-dick-forest:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

athinikli:

bloglikeanegyptian:

another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.
for enlarged version 
part 1 | part 2

YES FUCKING YES

I NEED COMICS UPON COMICS OF THIS

 a comic about a woman with headscarf and full-body-suit
being extremly awesome and kickass
not over-sexualized but still good-looking
FEMALE SUPERHEROES - YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT
the-spooky-dick-forest:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

athinikli:

bloglikeanegyptian:

another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.
for enlarged version 
part 1 | part 2

YES FUCKING YES

I NEED COMICS UPON COMICS OF THIS

 a comic about a woman with headscarf and full-body-suit
being extremly awesome and kickass
not over-sexualized but still good-looking
FEMALE SUPERHEROES - YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT
the-spooky-dick-forest:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

athinikli:

bloglikeanegyptian:

another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.
for enlarged version 
part 1 | part 2

YES FUCKING YES

I NEED COMICS UPON COMICS OF THIS

 a comic about a woman with headscarf and full-body-suit
being extremly awesome and kickass
not over-sexualized but still good-looking
FEMALE SUPERHEROES - YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT
the-spooky-dick-forest:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

athinikli:

bloglikeanegyptian:

another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.
for enlarged version 
part 1 | part 2

YES FUCKING YES

I NEED COMICS UPON COMICS OF THIS

 a comic about a woman with headscarf and full-body-suit
being extremly awesome and kickass
not over-sexualized but still good-looking
FEMALE SUPERHEROES - YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT
the-spooky-dick-forest:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

athinikli:

bloglikeanegyptian:

another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.
for enlarged version 
part 1 | part 2

YES FUCKING YES

I NEED COMICS UPON COMICS OF THIS

 a comic about a woman with headscarf and full-body-suit
being extremly awesome and kickass
not over-sexualized but still good-looking
FEMALE SUPERHEROES - YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT
the-spooky-dick-forest:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

athinikli:

bloglikeanegyptian:

another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.
for enlarged version 
part 1 | part 2

YES FUCKING YES

I NEED COMICS UPON COMICS OF THIS

 a comic about a woman with headscarf and full-body-suit
being extremly awesome and kickass
not over-sexualized but still good-looking
FEMALE SUPERHEROES - YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT
the-spooky-dick-forest:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

athinikli:

bloglikeanegyptian:

another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.
for enlarged version 
part 1 | part 2

YES FUCKING YES

I NEED COMICS UPON COMICS OF THIS

 a comic about a woman with headscarf and full-body-suit
being extremly awesome and kickass
not over-sexualized but still good-looking
FEMALE SUPERHEROES - YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT