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Hi, I'm Becky. I'm 17.
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I fight dragons and discover vast unexplored lands for a living. ...Except for the times when my life isn't like that at all, which is always.

feferi-captor:

get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.

please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.

(via hellfireandfeminism)

So I’m trying to get an internship with this local political campaign and I sent in my resume, and now we’re setting up an interview and I’m so excited!

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Cheese the Devon Rex sez:
I don’t need FEMINISM
because I don’t see GENDER
I just see MEAL TICKETS
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Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked. You should go there.

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Cheese the Devon Rex sez:

I don’t need FEMINISM

because I don’t see GENDER

I just see MEAL TICKETS

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked. You should go there.

theamazingamazigh:

homoeroticjahlani:

susiethemoderator:

susiethemoderator:

unapologetically-black:

Study finds: White children far more negative about interactions with different races than Black children.

Is anyone actually surprised though?

These are the children of the adults who were raised by the people who fought to keep Jim Crow alive. These children are being raised by the offspring of men and women who lynched black people for sitting on the wrong side of a restaurant; the very people who fought to keep segregation alive and killed Martin Luther King Jr.

So by all means, I doubt we needed a study to prove this fact true.

To add to the above argument:

Even if the child is raised in a household where race is NOT a topic of discussion the child will still pick up on Racial Micro Aggressions.

If you have never spoken ill of black men, yet you clutch your purse or lock your windows when one is around; your child will notice that and process “black men are dangerous”. If you discuss how you don’t like when people get tans and have darker skin your child will process “dark skin is ugly” and it doesn’t help that the mass media the child is watching also projects this notion that white is the standard of beauty and those who do not adhere are deemed ugly and unworthy. If you don’t associate with people of color or keep any relations short and brief?; your child will too.

Many parents fail to realize that their children are ALWAYS watching them, always. Just like baby ducks following their mama, a child follows it’s parents. It’s a survival tactic for a child to copy the adult and bring the caregivers characteristics into their own being.

You may think “oh he didn’t say anything” or “he’s playing he’s not listening to my conversation”; but he is. Which is why many people turn out like their parents or develop similar parenting styles.

But racism is over. This is real deep yall.

I liked the part where they discused how black parents make sure to have their kids aware and prepared for discrimimation and diversity bc its v v v true! Parents of color in general are v involved and most of the children of color i know have had “the talk’ about race and what to expect

(via hellfireandfeminism)

petercoffin:

"Black man in rehab, read all about it!"
If you think the media isn’t racist, this is how they described him begin in a physical therapy facility.

petercoffin:

"Black man in rehab, read all about it!"

If you think the media isn’t racist, this is how they described him begin in a physical therapy facility.

petercoffin:

Macklemore casts DESPERATE APOLOGY. SMARM +1

Family, friends and fans alike who know me well, know that I’m absolutely not the person described in certain headlines today. There is no worse feeling than being misunderstood, especially when people are hurt or offended.

Macklemore uses THAT’S NOT ME. It’s not very effective. 

On Friday night we had a surprise show at the EMP Museum in Seattle.  Earlier in the day I thought it would be fun to dress up in a disguise and go incognito to the event, so that I could walk around unnoticed and surprise the crowd with a short performance.  I picked up a bunch of fake mustaches and beards and grabbed a left over wig from our recent trip to Japan.

Macklemore uses NOT THE SAME NATIONALITY. It’s not very effective.

As it turns out the fake noses they sell at the costume store are usually big (my nose didn’t fit most of them).  So I ended up with a big witch nose.  I went with a black beard, because that’s the furthest color from my natural hair.  Disguise was the intention.  I personally thought I looked very ambiguous in terms of any “type” of person.  Some people there thought I looked like Ringo, some Abe Lincoln. If anything I thought I looked like Humpty Hump with a bowl cut.

Macklemore uses SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT. It’s not very effective.

We showed up to the event, I hit the stage in the outfit, rocked two songs, took pictures and went home.  We had a great time and it was fun to be a surprise guest in a costume.  I’ve always loved dressing up and have been doing so my entire career. The character I dressed up as on Friday had no intended cultural identity or background.  I wasn’t attempting to mimic any culture, nor resemble one.  A “Jewish stereotype” never crossed my mind.

Macklemore uses BUT IT WAS POSITIVE, I WAS POSITIVE. It’s not very effective.

My intention was to dress up and surprise the people at the show with a random costume and nothing more. Thus, it was surprising and disappointing that the images of a disguise were sensationalized leading to the immediate assertion that my costume was anti-Semetic. I acknowledge how the costume could, within a context of stereotyping, be ascribed to a Jewish caricature. I am here to say that it was absolutely not my intention, and unfortunately at the time I did not foresee the costume to be viewed in such regard. I’m saddened that this story, or any of my choices, would lead to any form of negativity.

Macklemore uses MAGIC INTENTION. It’s not very effective.

I will let my body of work and the causes for which I’ve supported speak for themselves. I hope that anyone who may question my intent take a few moments to discover the human and artist that I strive to be. I respect all cultures and all people.  I would never intentionally put down anybody for the fabric that makes them who they are. I love human beings, love originality, and… happen to love a weird outfit from time to time.

Macklemore uses UNCONVINCING ARGUMENT. It’s not very effective.

I truly apologize to anybody that I may have offended. I hope this better explains the situation and my point of view.

Macklemore uses BUT WHAT ABOUT MY POINT OF VIEW. It’s not very effective.

With love,

Ben

PS - Out of a negative can come a positive. Through this situation I’ve got hip to some incredible groups like the ADL and I encourage people to check the great work they, and others like them, do: http://www.adl.org

Macklemore uses POLITE, FAUX-POSITIVE CLOSE. It’s not very effective.

Macklemore BLACKED OUT!

(also he fucking performed THRIFT SHOP, a song about spending less money, as a stereotypical Jew. Really?)

“A trigger warning is not a rule, it’s a tool. It does not demand that we withdraw from topics that are taboo or traumatic, but rather suggests that we approach such topics with greater empathy, greater awareness that not everyone reads the same way.”

mamriehelbig:

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Wait, wait, wait, I have an amazing new idea. How about we fix the American school system.

one of my sisters friends got told last week that her natural hair was too blonde and that she needed to die it brown or she would get isolation for a week. Another of her friends had braids to make her Afro more manageable in the hot weather and to keep her head cooler and was told she had to take them out or cut them off.

(via janghye-yung)

Palestinian lady collects gas bombs fired by Israeli army. She grows flowers in these bombs.

(Source: hopeful-melancholy, via the-freedom-paradox)

(Source: falloutdouche, via poltergheist)