"The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything."

Scott Woods (X)

he motherfucking dropped the truth.

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THAT’S THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR OWNING EVERYTHING

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(Source: luvyourselfsomeesteem, via luigiegh)

penguinlass:

awwww-cute:

He jumped in and meowed until i closed the door, maybe he thinks he is going in to space

Ground control to major Tom

penguinlass:

awwww-cute:

He jumped in and meowed until i closed the door, maybe he thinks he is going in to space

Ground control to major Tom

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starrysleeper:

dynamesvirtue:

shadogal94:

hartbigshipper:

gennycidersyo:

peaceluvmusic:

reprimandtheirdaughters:

mandopony:

ethiopienne:

COLLEGE

GROWING UP

KILLING SPIDERS

FINALS

TALKING TO PEOPLE

INTERVIEWS

PLAYED KINGDOM HEARTS

MASS EFFECT

LIFE

starrysleeper:

dynamesvirtue:

shadogal94:

hartbigshipper:

gennycidersyo:

peaceluvmusic:

reprimandtheirdaughters:

mandopony:

ethiopienne:

COLLEGE

GROWING UP

KILLING SPIDERS

FINALS

TALKING TO PEOPLE

INTERVIEWS

PLAYED KINGDOM HEARTS

MASS EFFECT

LIFE

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the-goddamazon:

lifelikeslemons:

rairii:

cupcakemichi:

moonykins:

Things nobody ever tells you about female bodily functions, so you have to google it to find out it’s perfectly normal:

Vaginal chemistry being acidic enough to bleach your black underwear.

wait… so *that’s* what happens?!?

I THOUGHT IT WAS STAINS NO WONDER THEY WEREN’T WASHING OFF

holy shit i was so embarrassed about this

I definitely made a post about this MONTHS ago and everyone was so fucking surprised.

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venusthevegan:

creatingmyowndreams:

rekit:


The best deodorant you will ever use Seriously. 1/4 teaspoon in each pit and you can sweat your ass off, totally stink-free for like 2 full days. It’s a natural anti-bacterial so those little fuckers won’t multiply and make you smell. Plus it’s cheaper and healthier than any deod you can buy anywhere.
Use equal parts of the following:
-corn starch-baking soda-coconut oil-cocoa butter
With a few drops of whatever essential oil you want, for fragrance. Otherwise it basically just smells like nothing. I use tea tree oil & pine needle oil. Cuz they’re MANLY.
Note - It pretty much turns to liquid if it’s warmer than about 75 degrees. If you want to keep it solid, you can refrigerate it or add a little more corn starch.

Reblogging myself again, cuz I still use this and it’s still awesome

This is what I’ve been using for about a year now and it works wonders. Not convinced it works? My fiance is literally the smelliest human being I’ve ever met when he’s been sweating all day. I made him some with tea tree oil and he now smells nice and mint-ish as the end of the day, even if he’s been outside working. Not to mention it’s cheaper, smells better, better for you AND better for the environment to make your own :D

Reblogging for reference.

venusthevegan:

creatingmyowndreams:

rekit:

The best deodorant you will ever use

Seriously. 1/4 teaspoon in each pit and you can sweat your ass off, totally stink-free for like 2 full days. It’s a natural anti-bacterial so those little fuckers won’t multiply and make you smell. Plus it’s cheaper and healthier than any deod you can buy anywhere.

Use equal parts of the following:

-corn starch
-baking soda
-coconut oil
-cocoa butter

With a few drops of whatever essential oil you want, for fragrance. Otherwise it basically just smells like nothing. I use tea tree oil & pine needle oil. Cuz they’re MANLY.

Note - It pretty much turns to liquid if it’s warmer than about 75 degrees. If you want to keep it solid, you can refrigerate it or add a little more corn starch.

Reblogging myself again, cuz I still use this and it’s still awesome

This is what I’ve been using for about a year now and it works wonders.

Not convinced it works? My fiance is literally the smelliest human being I’ve ever met when he’s been sweating all day. I made him some with tea tree oil and he now smells nice and mint-ish as the end of the day, even if he’s been outside working.

Not to mention it’s cheaper, smells better, better for you AND better for the environment to make your own :D

Reblogging for reference.

(via luigiegh)

me most of the time: people are okay, I guess. like no one is 100% bad.
me after reading the comments section in any article, ever: this world can only be cleansed with fire.

bugchat:

the word ‘bisexuality’ is a taboo

it isn’t said on tv. orange is the new black, for example, features a bisexual protagonist who points out the biphobia at one point in assuming she can’t be attracted to multiple genders, but no one Ever says the word and she is ignored and referred to as a straight girl or a lesbian depending on the situation

other bisexual characters later turn out to have been Really Monosexual All Along. or are attractive, promiscuous women with commitment issues

this isn’t a coincidence.

people who are attracted to multiple genders, when asked about it, often describe themselves as “Fluid”. “I’d rather not label it.” “I don’t need to define it.” “It’s just whatever.” as if people are afraid of even implying the b word

this isn’t a coincidence.

the word ‘bisexual’ gets you different reactions in different places. straight people think you’re either faking for attention or a deviant. straight men are afraid of bi men and think bi women are just particularly promiscuous straight girls who want to have threesomes with them

gay men accuse bi men of being in the closet. lesbians accuse bi women of being straight girls going through a phase. and the ones who don’t do either of these things still often assume bisexuals are promiscuous, indecisive, and can’t settle down.

the theme throughout is that bisexually is illegitimate, deceptive, and always a front for something else.

this isn’t a coincidence

people are constantly encouraged to ‘settle down’, to ‘just pick one’, to ‘not be greedy’. abandon bisexuality. you’re really gay. you’re really straight. you’re too young. how can you know you’re bisexual at 16? 18? 20? 25?

this isn’t a coincidence

the word ‘bisexuality’ is constantly, persistently manipulated, by people who aren’t bisexual at all. the meaning twisted on shallow rationale. accused of being transphobic, or of being exclusionary. this has been happening for over 20 years now despite the existence of outspoken trans and/or non-binary bisexuals. whatever they can do to make you not say the word. pick a different one.

this isn’t a coincidence

bisexual people - whether implied or literally, deliberately saying they are bisexual using the word - are constantly rewritten as gay or as straight. gay icon. he was never interested in men. bi actor comes out? headlines say ‘came out as gay’, or articles outright ignore it

it’s never, ever a coincidence. bi erasure is a constant, ongoing thing.

(via rachlovesmoony)

medievalpoc:

iflewbikes:

Teach a class about racism… and this is what happens.

I think if anyone wonders why this blog exists, it’s for many of the reasons outlined in this video. This is the story of how a class on race and racism was banned by administration and the professor fired after one white student complained that she felt uncomfortable.

(via doyoubelieveinnargles)

mooku:

fatassvegan:

….Am I the only one who thinks that first one looks like gems on toast?
I was scrolling down and I was like…. Is this a new breakfast item? Semi-precious toast?

I THOUGHT IT WAS FOOD TOO. then i felt uncomfortable imagining myself eating rocks for the duration of the photoset.

Oh jesus, I thought it was food as well. They looked like freaking little cookies, and I was like, whoa I want to make those.

(Source: lividicomegalassie)

followingthedeer:

sainthannah:

heatherbat:

stunningpicture:

‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts.
…and history remembers her as pretty.

AND HISTORY REMEMBERS HER AS PRETTY

followingthedeer:

sainthannah:

heatherbat:

stunningpicture:

‘Cause people seem to only post the 20-something Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money for the dutch resistance against the nazis, and spent her post-film career as a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, winning the presidential medal of freedom for her efforts.

…and history remembers her as pretty.

AND HISTORY REMEMBERS HER AS PRETTY

(via doyoubelieveinnargles)

khylieesi:

important Anne Boleyn reminders

  • Henry VIII would have ‘divorced’ Catherine of Aragon regardless of if he had met Anne Boleyn or not. In 1524 he and Catherine ceased to have sexual relations; in 1525 he began building his illegitimate son as a rival heir; in 1526 he began courting Anne Boleyn and in 1527 he and Anne agreed to marry.
  • Although Anne was a leader mostly in the Church/religion-sphere, which seems quite irrelevant in the modern world, her achievements are still strongly connected to modern society in that, through supporting the translation of the English Bible, free education and a reformed Church, she was essentially fighting for a very universal right which was more freedom of opinion for the English people. This was actually monumental considering the few Englishmen who could read did not understand Latin, and thus did not understand the Bible and were dependent wholly on what they were told about it, as they could not form their own opinions about something they could not understand. 
  • Important note that women weren’t supposed to have their own opinions in the 1500s, let alone voice these opinions to their king.
  • Rather than follow traditional, conservative English fashion, Anne Boleyn was a leader in spreading French trends and in that sense represented the hugely important ‘wear what you feel comfortable in’ concept of feminism.
  • Elizabeth is known for her solid reign because of her wisdom in choosing advisers, all of whom were connected through their Cambridge origins, and so, essentially, their tie to Mathew Parker, who had a huge hand in raising Elizabeth. Parker was Anne Boleyn’s chaplain and it was her final request, days before her arrest and execution, that he raise Elizabeth in the new faith. This connection shaped Elizabeth’s entire upbringing and character, and thus, her reign, so that busts the myth that Anne Boleyn had no hand in her daughter’s greatness.
  • Anne offered patronage to many less fortunate future Protestant scholars to study on the continent, interceded to save the lives of several Protestants who had been charged with heresy, and by the end of her three year reign, had given about 14000 pounds toward charitable causes.
  • She was known to lend her books to her ladies-in-waiting.
  • She initially tried very hard to have a friendly relationship with her stepdaughter Mary, but when Mary refused to so much as acknowledge her position as Queen, the abuses she subsequently suffered were largely called on by her father, Henry VIII, although Anne is mostly held accountable as the stereotypical ‘evil stepmother’.
  • Reminder that, at her trial, Anne Boleyn was not even at the listed places at the listed times in which the many bizarre adulterous encounters with not one but five men supposedly took place. The listed actions were highly contrary to Anne’s character given most sources. A keen politician from the start, she was highly aware of what was at stake if she were caught.
  • oh and reminder that who even gives a fuck if she did commit adultery, like Henry VIII was faithful to her so fuck your sexist double standards
  • reminder that the fact that she dared call her husband the king out for his infidelities indicates huge self-respect and bravery rare even in modern women let alone a 16th century woman with everything at stake
  • oh the awkward moment where most people in the 21st century still regard a mother who got her head cut off on fabricated charges a ‘whore’ who ‘got what she deserved’. who the fuck deserves to get their head cut off?? its not like she fucking killed someone
  • 'she got what she deserved for being overly-ambitious' highly doubt this would be said about a man since even today men are encouraged to be ambitious and women are encouraged to get married. This is so commonly said and it is honestly so fucked up, like that woman going for the CEO position deserved to get shot?? A woman deserves to be executed because she's ambitious?? fuck that shit, and reminder that Anne didn't force Henry to do anything.
  • the even more awkward moment where people in the 21st century are still using the word whore
  • 478 years later I’m so done with your shit patriarchy

(via doyoubelieveinnargles)