29 7 / 2014

"We cannot educate white women and take them by the hand. Most of us are willing to help but we can’t do the white woman’s homework for her. That’s an energy drain. More times than she cares to remember, Nellie Wong, Asian American feminist writer, has been called by white women wanting a list of Asian American women who can give readings or workshops. We are in danger of being reduced to purvey­ors of resource lists."

Gloria Anzaldúa

Feminism needs to be authentically intersectional, or nothing at all. This speaks volumes

(via wocinsolidarity)

(Source: thoughtcatalog.com, via titezoiseau)

29 7 / 2014

"One of the most sinister things about normalized racism is you don’t have to have bad intentions to be racist, you just have to remain ignorant."

28 7 / 2014

"I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough."

Important advice from Ira Glass. (via annfriedman)

(via adrowningwoman)

28 7 / 2014

the-more-u-know:

Don’t you just love Autumn? Whats your favorite thing about the fall?

(via creepenstein)

27 7 / 2014

halfbakedpoet:

And here we see a majestic wild mop without a handle frolicking on a beach…

halfbakedpoet:

And here we see a majestic wild mop without a handle frolicking on a beach…

(Source: photosynthesis206, via illsunny)

27 7 / 2014


“The “Til You Do Right By Me” curse is the most devastating spell that can be cast by Black Americans. Dan Gilbert infamously tried to evoke this against LeBron James after he left Cleveland, but the spirit of Harriet Tubman blocked its effectiveness.”

The “Til You Do Right By Me” curse is the most devastating spell that can be cast by Black Americans. Dan Gilbert infamously tried to evoke this against LeBron James after he left Cleveland, but the spirit of Harriet Tubman blocked its effectiveness.”

(Source: kingjaffejoffer, via sourcedumal)

26 7 / 2014

sourcedumal:

knitmeapony:

blue-author:

eldritchnightmarefuel:

triple-fang:

omgtroyetheboyblog:

little-lark:

thesp00ky:

jobforawhatlord:

darrynek:

is this supposed to change my mind because it didn’t



IT IS NOT FUCKING JIF IF YOU TELL ME YOU PRONOUNCE IT THAT WAY I WILL LAUGH IN YOUR GODDAMN FACE BECAUSE GIF STANDS FOR “GRAPHICS INTERCHANGE FORMAT” NOT FUCKING “JRAPHICS INTERCHANGE FORMAT” 

Preach

according to president Obama, it is pronounced “gif” not “jif”

no, it is definitely “jif.” Absolutely, 100%.

Gif. Its gif. Pluto is not a planet, and its gif. Get over it.

If I ever meet Steve Wilhite, I will congratulate him for his seminal contribution to the field of computer giraffics.

We do not pronounce acronyms based on their represented words, or we would pronounce it laa - seer.  G followed by I has a soft sound.  Giraffe, for instance.

Its gif. Like “gift”
Fuck you

Yes

sourcedumal:

knitmeapony:

blue-author:

eldritchnightmarefuel:

triple-fang:

omgtroyetheboyblog:

little-lark:

thesp00ky:

jobforawhatlord:

darrynek:

is this supposed to change my mind because it didn’t

IT IS NOT FUCKING JIF IF YOU TELL ME YOU PRONOUNCE IT THAT WAY I WILL LAUGH IN YOUR GODDAMN FACE BECAUSE GIF STANDS FOR “GRAPHICS INTERCHANGE FORMAT” NOT FUCKING “JRAPHICS INTERCHANGE FORMAT” 

Preach

according to president Obama, it is pronounced “gif” not “jif”

no, it is definitely “jif.” Absolutely, 100%.

Gif. Its gif. Pluto is not a planet, and its gif. Get over it.

If I ever meet Steve Wilhite, I will congratulate him for his seminal contribution to the field of computer giraffics.

We do not pronounce acronyms based on their represented words, or we would pronounce it laa - seer.  G followed by I has a soft sound.  Giraffe, for instance.

Its gif. Like “gift”

Fuck you

Yes

(Source: khione)

26 7 / 2014

catsbeaversandducks:

Everyone who shares their life with a black cat knows how much good luck they bring. :)

Photo by ©flowering: “my little flower prince”

(via dykevibes)

25 7 / 2014

"The same drug (marijuana) that had been considered fearsome twenty years earlier, when associated with African Americans and Latinos, was refashioned as a relatively harmless drug when associated with whites."

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (via librarianreadseverything)

(via nedahoyin)

25 7 / 2014

siddharthasmama:

2damnfeisty:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Victims of sexual assault expect privacy. But 16-year-old Jada was violated all over again once explicit images from her rape surfaced on Twitter. So Jada decided to take her story public.

“There’s no point in hiding,” the Houston teen tells KHOU. “Everybody has already seen my face and my body, but that’s not what I am and who I am.”

I’m sharing this because certain people on twitter  NEEDS TO BE STOP! Specially the ignorant side of black twitter! Every time something bad happen to a young black women or black girl twitter is quickly to explode it into something bigger! And Jada story is one of them! She’s a 16 yearls high school student she could be your sister,cousin, neighbor, or classmate! This tragic thing happened to her and these ignorant people on twitter looking for followers exploit this to point where the disgusting hashtag was created #jadapose. People tweeting pictures of themselves in the pose in which Jada was found! What I find even worse about this its that a lot of the people doing these poses are young black men and women. Something like this happen to someone who could possibly be your sister and instead of asking for justice you rather create a new meme? And some of them even argue “oh how do you know she got rape?” Does it matter? a picture of an underage girl laying on the floor looking like she’s passed out is not something be laughed at EVER! Like ”A rape victim’s trauma is not grounds for a new internet meme. Pls do not partake in such ignorance. Report pictures.”

I’m happy and proud of Jada for speaking and not letting this disgusting thing becoming any bigger

Which brings me to what I’m trying to ask or say here when will sexual assault towards black girls and young black women will be taking serious by young black people?

i truly don’t understand what kind of world we live in.

This is absolutely horrific and abhorrent. Look at how few notes this has. Now watch as the so-called feminists and defenders of women on this site stay silent. The black woman’s body has no value to this society except for how it can be exploited and dehumanized. This is straight up misogynoir. This is an egregious act. This shows how sick our culture is. Rape culture is so pervasive and normalized that many will see nothing wrong with this new meme, much like as was the case with ‘Trayvoning’ (though that was white and non-Black POC racialized violence). This is also why I stay off of twitter.

(via daniellemertina)