"As Americans, we have this naïve assumption that people all over the world are struggling and way behind us. They’re not. Sweden and South Korea have more advanced high speed internet networks. Japan has the most advanced trains and transportation systems. Norwegians make more money. The biggest and most advanced plane in the world is flown out of Singapore. The tallest buildings in the world are now in Dubai and Shanghai. Meanwhile, the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world."
— 10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America [x]  (via assivore)

(Source: curlycherie)

amazing-how-you-love:

walkingthenarrowway:

dyscordia:

nayyirahwaheed:

nayyirahwaheed:

mendyourmind:

terrible picture but yay I got a tattoo I’ve been wanting for a while yesterday. thank you Nayyirah Waheed for some of the lost important words in my life.

nayyirahwaheed asked:

Peace :) I just saw the picture of your tattoo of my poem ‘tourist.’ I was wondering why you chose this piece/ that phrase ?

  tourist, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

this is my original piece, clearly addressing the ills of tourism, so, this person changing the original sentiment/essence to  glorify tourism, to use my work to express their life philosophy of getting to”see new places and when the beauty/enjoyment of the place begins to wear thin, find somewhere new,” is incredibly disrespectful, smacking of white privilege, and the essence of the very colonizing thoughts/behaviors i am speaking out against in the poem.

and

it is incredibly distressing that you would change my words to fit your philosophy, and then thank me for writing ‘some of the most important words in your life.’

as a woc, i am not here to educate you. i am not here to edify and feed you. changing your life is not my purpose on this earth, not when there are black and brown people losing life/ have been losing lives everyday. if you knew about me, you would know that i write first and foremost for poc. in fact, this very poem was speaking of what happens to our lands as poc.

this whole thing is white privilege and an presumption of accessibility to me and my work that you think you have, but in fact, do not have. from choosing my poem/ this poem without any thought to who i am as a woc artist who is vocal about the integrity of her work, to changing the meaning/and picking pieces of my poem to fit your ‘life philosophy,’ to posting it under my tag with my name, it is all wrong. every part of it. so what you got tattooed on your arm is in fact not my work, but something you appropriated, a mangled version of something very painful, beautiful, and honest.

However, poetry is not about the poet. Is about the reader.

no. Nayyirah Waheed can write whatever she wants for who ever she wants. She is not obligated to serve any reader anything ever. (esp the White ones who obviously reads her poetry sooooo wrong.) 

oh

my

god

pomeranianprivilege:

the thing i hate most about people who preach ‘non-violence’ and ‘peace’ is that they never preach to those in power, you’ll never hear any of them demanding the police stop killing black people, to stop destroying their neighborhoods, and to put their weapons down, and that’s because these people are not against violence, they are only against resistance. 

bramblepatch:

pronounsurvey:

If you have a few minutes and would be willing to take an anonymous survey about which pronouns you use, how, and when, please consider clicking through! There are nine questions, which shouldn’t take you more than about five minutes at the absolute outside. This is mostly to satisfy my own curiosity, but I’ll also be posting the data here after it’s had some time to collect responses.

A new project of mine! Probably not going to do much of anything fancy with it, but please consider taking a few minutes to do the survey?

foxnewsoficial:

Person: I’m a woman and I don’t need feminism
What she’s actually saying:
My life is perfectly okay and I don’t really care what other women go through
I think feminists are just whiny and can’t take jokes that perpetuate harmful stereotypes
I believe that people are just obsessed with political correctness
I am blind to the fact that there are still problems faced by women
I have forgotten that feminism gave women rights such as the right to vote
I have no idea that feminism is an egalitarian movement that fights for everyone’s rights regardless of sex, gender, sexuality, race, religion, nationality, and ethnicity but mostly focuses on women’s rights.
I am more concerned about semantics rather than human rights
I can’t distinguish between real feminists and shitty people who call themselves feminists
I still believe in the false notion that feminism is about hating men
I actually don’t understand what feminism is

foxnewsoficial:

Person: I’m a woman and I don’t need feminism

What she’s actually saying:

  • My life is perfectly okay and I don’t really care what other women go through
  • I think feminists are just whiny and can’t take jokes that perpetuate harmful stereotypes
  • I believe that people are just obsessed with political correctness
  • I am blind to the fact that there are still problems faced by women
  • I have forgotten that feminism gave women rights such as the right to vote
  • I have no idea that feminism is an egalitarian movement that fights for everyone’s rights regardless of sex, gender, sexuality, race, religion, nationality, and ethnicity but mostly focuses on women’s rights.
  • I am more concerned about semantics rather than human rights
  • I can’t distinguish between real feminists and shitty people who call themselves feminists
  • I still believe in the false notion that feminism is about hating men
  • I actually don’t understand what feminism is

obenibo:

tsunime:

intersectionalfeminism:

This is not equal representation:

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This is equal representation:

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SAY IT AGAIN ONE MOE TIME

Thank youuuuuuuuuuu

princespectr:

due to recent events i feel like i need to put out the reminder that “transtrending” is a concept invented to gaslight trans people into thinking they dont exist

its just the latest in a long history of tactics designed to keep us too confused and ignorant of ourselves to defy our assigned gender roles

dont fall for it

plasmatics-life:

Sunset [via/more] By Özgür Aslan

  1. Aperture: f/13
  2. Exposure: 1/1th
  3. Focal Length: 17mm
"… production on [The Book Of Life] took roughly five years. But this project I’ve had for the last fourteen years. And when I first started presenting it to the studios I was just out of school and every studio said, ‘No’. And they told me the same thing at every place. “There’s no audience for this. An Hispanic story is not universal.” And so they closed all the doors. So it took a long, long time. And even when Guillermo del Toro found me and decided to be my producer I thought, wow, things are going to be much easier. And it wasn’t at all. I mean they told Guillermo ‘No’, too."

Jorge Gutierrez (http://www.latino-review.com/news/exclusive-interview-talking-the-book-of-life-with-jorge-gutierrez)

hell, what does it say that even getting a big name like del Toro gunning for you still won’t be enough to convince most of the higher ups

(via saccharinescorpion)

radioactivesoup:

kk-maker:

2spoopy5you:

lohelim:

winterthirst:

sabacc:

Steve Rogers did, in fact, realize that something was off when he saw the outline of the woman’s odd bra (a push-up bra, he would later learn), but being an officer and a gentleman, he said that it was the game that gave the future away.

 (via)

No, see, this scene is just amazing. The costume department deserves so many kudos for this, it’s unreal, especially given the fact that they pulled off Peggy pretty much flawlessly.

1) Her hair is completely wrong for the 40’s. No professional/working woman  would have her hair loose like that. Since they’re trying to pass this off as a military hospital, Steve would know that she would at least have her hair carefully pulled back, if maybe not in the elaborate coiffures that would have been popular.

2) Her tie? Too wide, too long. That’s a man’s tie, not a woman’s. They did, however, get the knot correct as far as I can see - that looks like a Windsor.

3) That. Bra. There is so much clashing between that bra and what Steve would expect (remember, he worked with a bunch of women for a long time) that it has to be intentional. She’s wearing a foam cup, which would have been unheard of back then. It’s also an exceptionally old or ill-fitting bra - why else can you see the tops of the cups? No woman would have been caught dead with misbehaving lingerie like that back then, and the soft satin cups of 40’s lingerie made it nearly impossible anyway. Her breasts are also sitting at a much lower angle than would be acceptable in the 40’s.

Look at his eyes. He knows by the time he gets to her hair that something is very, very wrong.

so what you are saying is S.H.E.I.L.D. has a super shitty costume division….

Nope, Nick Fury totally did this on purpose.

There’s no knowing what kind of condition Steve’s in, or what kind of person he really is, after decades of nostalgia blur the reality and the long years in the ice (after a plane crash and a shitload of radiation) do their work. (Pre-crash Steve is in lots of files, I’m sure. Nick Fury does not trust files.) So Fury instructs his people to build a stage, and makes sure that the right people put up some of the wrong cues.

Maybe the real Steve’s a dick, or just an above-average jock; maybe he had a knack for hanging out with real talent. Maybe he hit his head too hard on the landing and he’s not gonna be Captain anymore. On the flipside, if he really is smart, then putting him in a standard, modern hospital room and telling him the truth is going to have him clamming up and refusing to believe a goddamn thing he hears for a really long time.

The real question here is, how long it does it take for the man, the myth, the legend to notice? What does he do about it? How long does he wait to get his bearings, confirm his suspicions, and gather information before attempting busting out?

Turns out the answer’s about forty-five seconds.

#STEVE YOU RECKLESS FUCK #’we need a plan’ my ass #how about ‘break everything until I’m outside and then figure shit out from there’ #A+ steve you win (tags via bluandorange)

fatherway:

frickgerard:

fatherway:

anyways heres wonderwall

why is ur ukulele so big

i feed it well

"

And when you choose a life partner, you’re choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you’ll hear about 18,000 times.

Intense shit.

"
"Stars are not small or gentle.
They are writhing and dying and burning.
They are not here to be pretty.
I am trying to learn from them."
Caitlyn Siehl, “Sky Poem” (via easycomfort)

(Source: chocolatefrogs)

porcelain-horse-horselain:

thatsnicebutimmarried:

mylifeasaheadcrab:


Skull sculpture made from books by Artist Maskull Lasserre.

WHY WOULD YOU RUIN PERFECTLY GOOD BOOKS

Yes, how dare someone ruin literary classics like, “Internet Explorer 4 in Action” and ‘Database Developer’s Guide”

reblogging for the above comment (not that the original post isn’t cool) because it’s honestly soooo annoying when people act like it’s not okay to recycle books that would have otherwise ended up in the trash.
i was in a class one time that was making art from books and some girl was like “I CAN NOT DO THIS! DESTROYING BOOKS IS CENSORSHIP! THIS IS JUST LIKE FARENHEIT 451!!!” even though the books were donated to us from shit the library was going to throw away… not to censor them but because no one fucking wanted them and/or they had too many copies.
it’s fucked up to destroy a book in order to censor it, but if it’s a book no one wants, with zillions of backup copies and ebook editions, then it’s okay to use the paper of that book to make art. porcelain-horse-horselain:

thatsnicebutimmarried:

mylifeasaheadcrab:


Skull sculpture made from books by Artist Maskull Lasserre.

WHY WOULD YOU RUIN PERFECTLY GOOD BOOKS

Yes, how dare someone ruin literary classics like, “Internet Explorer 4 in Action” and ‘Database Developer’s Guide”

reblogging for the above comment (not that the original post isn’t cool) because it’s honestly soooo annoying when people act like it’s not okay to recycle books that would have otherwise ended up in the trash.
i was in a class one time that was making art from books and some girl was like “I CAN NOT DO THIS! DESTROYING BOOKS IS CENSORSHIP! THIS IS JUST LIKE FARENHEIT 451!!!” even though the books were donated to us from shit the library was going to throw away… not to censor them but because no one fucking wanted them and/or they had too many copies.
it’s fucked up to destroy a book in order to censor it, but if it’s a book no one wants, with zillions of backup copies and ebook editions, then it’s okay to use the paper of that book to make art. porcelain-horse-horselain:

thatsnicebutimmarried:

mylifeasaheadcrab:


Skull sculpture made from books by Artist Maskull Lasserre.

WHY WOULD YOU RUIN PERFECTLY GOOD BOOKS

Yes, how dare someone ruin literary classics like, “Internet Explorer 4 in Action” and ‘Database Developer’s Guide”

reblogging for the above comment (not that the original post isn’t cool) because it’s honestly soooo annoying when people act like it’s not okay to recycle books that would have otherwise ended up in the trash.
i was in a class one time that was making art from books and some girl was like “I CAN NOT DO THIS! DESTROYING BOOKS IS CENSORSHIP! THIS IS JUST LIKE FARENHEIT 451!!!” even though the books were donated to us from shit the library was going to throw away… not to censor them but because no one fucking wanted them and/or they had too many copies.
it’s fucked up to destroy a book in order to censor it, but if it’s a book no one wants, with zillions of backup copies and ebook editions, then it’s okay to use the paper of that book to make art.

porcelain-horse-horselain:

thatsnicebutimmarried:

mylifeasaheadcrab:

Skull sculpture made from books by Artist Maskull Lasserre.

WHY WOULD YOU RUIN PERFECTLY GOOD BOOKS

Yes, how dare someone ruin literary classics like, “Internet Explorer 4 in Action” and ‘Database Developer’s Guide”

reblogging for the above comment (not that the original post isn’t cool) because it’s honestly soooo annoying when people act like it’s not okay to recycle books that would have otherwise ended up in the trash.

i was in a class one time that was making art from books and some girl was like “I CAN NOT DO THIS! DESTROYING BOOKS IS CENSORSHIP! THIS IS JUST LIKE FARENHEIT 451!!!” even though the books were donated to us from shit the library was going to throw away… not to censor them but because no one fucking wanted them and/or they had too many copies.

it’s fucked up to destroy a book in order to censor it, but if it’s a book no one wants, with zillions of backup copies and ebook editions, then it’s okay to use the paper of that book to make art.

(Source: gaksdesigns)

mentalalchemy:

I laughed too loudly at this

(Source: kidt82)