5 Common Insecurities That Dont Mean Anything About Your Transgender Identity
In my time being active in the nonbinary trans community I’ve received countless questions that were something along the lines of “does _______ mean that I’m not trans?” I feel like a lot of these insecurities come from the fact that people just don’t know how common…
2:20 am • 7 September 2014 • 2,482 notes
“White men make up approximately 36% of the population, but commit 75% of mass shootings. What would be called terrorism by any other skin tone is suddenly some mysterious unnamed disease. We as a society are perfectly happy to further stigmatize mentally ill people, who are far more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence, in the service of protecting white supremacy and male entitlement.”
— (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
(Source: sowithathousandsweetkisses, via knowledgeequalsblackpower)
2:18 am • 7 September 2014 • 39,664 notes
“Women who are fat are said to have ‘let themselves go.’ The very phrase connotes a loosening of restraints. Women in our society are bound. In generations past, the constriction was accomplished by corsets and girdles…. Women today are bound by fears, by oppression, and by stereotypes that depict large women as ungainly, unfeminine, and unworthy of appreciation…. Above all, women must control themselves, must be careful, for to relax might lead to the worst possible consequence: being fat.”
“Letting Ourselves Go: Making Room for the Fat Body in Feminist Scholarship,” by Cecilia Hartley (via loniemc)
2:15 am • 7 September 2014 • 13,310 notes
This is so sad. :(
so young….Call me sensitive, but watching things like this makes me tear up. I used to be like this.
baby no :(
I’d be interested to see a Black child of the same age who is asked this question but had a different/ opposite response. And the study could explore what it is about that child’s experiences/ environment that allowed them to be pro-Black despite being in a white supremacist culture.
2:12 am • 7 September 2014 • 154,514 notes
||*says something factual about racism in the U.S./world
||you're being racist against white people...you can't fight hate with hate...etc.
|random white person:
||*says exact same shit*
||wow, i never thought of it that way but you're absolutely right.
2:10 am • 7 September 2014 • 6,688 notes
The 5 Most Blatantly Corrupt Industries in the World . . . And What YOU Can Do About It
Corruption is everywhere, but nowhere is it so blatant and so deep-seated as in the 5 following industries: Banking, Energy, Agriculture/Biotech, Media, and Healthcare
2:09 am • 7 September 2014 • 24 notes
The Facts & Fictions of Mulan
In the Disney movie Mulan, Mulan joins the army in place of her aging father, where she would eventually defeat the Huns during the Han Dynasty (When the Great Wall was built) in the 200 BC-200 AD.
Well, in truth, there were multiple fights between the “Huns” and the Chinese,…
2:08 am • 7 September 2014 • 113 notes
"Indulge your inner Latino"
I don’t even feel as though I have an inner Latino and I have Cuban blood and speak Spanish
White people really be pushing the shits and other white people be like OH YEAH IM CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH BY SOMEHOW HAVING LATINO INSIDE MEEEE BUT NOT ACTUALLY EDUCATING MYSELF ON THE FUCKED UP HISTORY OF INDIGENOUS LATIN@S (I feel like there is a specific word for that and it’s not coming to me) IN AMERICA OKAY
Them shits don’t even look like they taste accurate. Like, it’s just for a white persob to go “ooooooo, I’m being so exotic. I like extra mild salsa and tacquitos”
Your inner Latino?
2:07 am • 7 September 2014 • 1,636 notes
“Social Justice Warriors don’t victimise anyone. That’s kind of central to the idea of social justice. Yes, developers and journalists like Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian speak loudly about feminism and equality, but it’s not to attack self-involved lunatics like Jordan Owen and Davis Aurini. It’s because they actually stand for something - for people to behave like decent human beings and treat each other with respect - as opposed to rallying against viewpoints that aren’t compatible with Middle Ages-era opinions about gender and equality. And sure, technically misogynists have a right to say whatever they want, but they don’t deserve to be listened to - especially not when their world view is couched in hate speech, online predation and emotional violence. The world does not owe them a single second of airtime.”
— Video Games, Misogyny, And Terrorism: A Guide To Assholes (via azspot)
2:06 am • 7 September 2014 • 45 notes
For me and my friends growing up, being told things like ‘you have to wear this because that’s what boys wear” or “dresses are for not for your body type” was frustrating and a pretty bad time.
The bottom line for me is, if someone feels happier and more comfortable in a particular ‘type’ of uniform, then that’s something that should be encouraged, not punished. Students have enough to focus on at school, having to fight to be yourself shouldn’t be added to that.
That’s why we’ve launched a new campaign called Gender is Not Uniform.
2:05 am • 7 September 2014 • 54,898 notes