22 7 / 2014

dynastylnoire:

queenfoisback:

muslimmermaid:

So I just started a fundraiser for Medical aid for Palestinians. Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. MAP delivers health and medical care to those…

22 7 / 2014

22 7 / 2014

icecreamandchicken:

Because fuck anyone who ever made you feel like your body shouldn’t be celebrated.

(via alegnajoy)

22 7 / 2014

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

(via alegnajoy)

22 7 / 2014

lolbatty:

i literally cannot decide if this is negative propaganda or not lol

lolbatty:

i literally cannot decide if this is negative propaganda or not lol

(Source: chabeonsky, via alegnajoy)

22 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: the wife is equally at fault for offering meaningless responses instead of saying 'I don't feel like it and here's why...' instead of just 'I feel sweaty but can't be assed to shower'

misstransatlantic:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Pro tip: the reason women make up excuses is because women as a collective whole are constantly being guilted for not wanting to have sex with their partners, and just not wanting to at a given time isn’t considered a “good enough” reason by itself.  

What the fuck, anon? Are women supposed to write a sourced, five paragraph essay on exactly the reasons they don’t want to have sex at that time? A simple “I don’t want to.” is the only thing she should have to say.
Period.
Not “I don’t want to because…”
Just “I don’t want to.”

Otherwise, men might assume that a woman’s reason is open for negotiation (and unless she’s being coy and tells you otherwise, IT IS NOT UP FOR NEGOTIATION).

22 7 / 2014

rhamphotheca:

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken

by Damian Carrington

Beef’s environmental impact dwarfs that of other meat including chicken and pork, new research reveals, with one expert saying that eating less red meat would be a better way for people to cut carbon emissions than giving up their cars.

The heavy impact on the environment of meat production was known but the research shows a new scale and scope of damage, particularly for beef. The popular red meat requires 28 times more land to produce than pork or chicken, 11 times more water and results in five times more climate-warming emissions. When compared to staples like potatoes, wheat, and rice, the impact of beef per calorie is even more extreme, requiring 160 times more land and producing 11 times more greenhouse gases…

(read more: The Guardian UK)

photos: Shutterstock and Alamy

(via alegnajoy)

21 7 / 2014

seveneaglestar:

Natural hair in the black community has been a hot topic for some time, with discussions ranging from its care to the debate surrounding its exclusivity. But one thing we can all say for sure is that not everyone has the same experience with their own manes.

"Mad Men" actress Teyonah Parris stopped by HuffPost Live to dish about her upcoming gigs, like "Dear White People," and took a moment to open up about her personal natural hair story.

Parris described going natural as “a challenge” and said that she had her “aha moment” when she saw a woman on the streets of Harlem rocking her kinky curls. “I said, ‘Oh my gosh, I wish my hair could do that,’” Parris recalls.

Once Parris decided to grow out her chemically relaxed hair and wear her natural tresses, she started on an emotional journey towards self-acceptance.

"I cried, I cried. I was not used to seeing myself like that, I did not want to walk outside…My [friend]…had to literally come over to my house and walk me outside because it was such an emotional experience and it wasn’t just about hair. It was what my perception of beauty was and had been for all of my life and then I look at myself in the mirror and I’m like, ‘That doesn’t look like what I thought was beautiful.’"
HuffPost Style also asked Parris if she thought white women belonged on #TeamNatural.

"Natural is natural," she said, mentioning that everyone has their own "natural" hair. "But that is not to take away from the part of our journey that’s specific to being a woman of color, and what it means to accept who you are. We tried for a while to measure up to a level of beauty that we see depicted in the media and so I do think that it is a very specific journey and experience for women of color, when you’re natural."

(via reverseracism)

21 7 / 2014

globalpoetics:

White American Brutally Assaults Korean Man in a Hate Crime


Shoreline, Washington, USA —
A Korean man, Jae Kang Lee, was beaten and dragged into busy Ballinger Way in Shoreline on October 26. Police said the only motivation for the attack appeared to be the victim’s race.
They arrested Dion Packard of Arlington and charged him with malicious harassment and assault. Eyewitnesses said the beating was unprovoked. Michael Alford was pumping gas when he noticed the attack at a bus stop just 30 feet away.
He said Packard slammed Lee’s head into the bus stop pole and then the man collapsed and Packard started kicking him. The eyewitness said, “It became very scary, very quickly. He said Packard grabbed his victim around the neck and pulled him into Ballinger Way.
Alford said, "It looked to me like he was going to actually throw him into the oncoming traffic." Alford ran out onto the street, waved his arms and said “stop, stop.” Two other bystanders joined him to stop the beating and that’s when the attacker started to protest. According to Alford, he said, "Why are you helping him? Don’t you know this man’s Japanese? Don’t you know what we did for them in Vietnam?"

via http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/man-attacked-bus-stop-because-race/nbgwc/

globalpoetics:

White American Brutally Assaults Korean Man in a Hate Crime

Shoreline, Washington, USA —

A Korean man, Jae Kang Lee, was beaten and dragged into busy Ballinger Way in Shoreline on October 26. Police said the only motivation for the attack appeared to be the victim’s race.

They arrested Dion Packard of Arlington and charged him with malicious harassment and assault. Eyewitnesses said the beating was unprovoked. Michael Alford was pumping gas when he noticed the attack at a bus stop just 30 feet away.

He said Packard slammed Lee’s head into the bus stop pole and then the man collapsed and Packard started kicking him. The eyewitness said, “It became very scary, very quickly. He said Packard grabbed his victim around the neck and pulled him into Ballinger Way.

Alford said, "It looked to me like he was going to actually throw him into the oncoming traffic." Alford ran out onto the street, waved his arms and said “stop, stop.” Two other bystanders joined him to stop the beating and that’s when the attacker started to protest. According to Alford, he said, "Why are you helping him? Don’t you know this man’s Japanese? Don’t you know what we did for them in Vietnam?"

via http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/man-attacked-bus-stop-because-race/nbgwc/

(via reverseracism)

21 7 / 2014

chescaleigh:

insaneofdeath:

allerasphinx:

insaneofdeath:

implied-wisdom:

So blatant, hurtful and disrespectful. I really wish that things like this no longer happened……..U look to have fun on a simple app and this is what you get. I hope you don’t mind me sharing this motherlymarq…….Boycott this app.

It’s because there aren’t many colors so they chose the closest one to your skin tone. Honesty I don’t get why this offends you.

You probably don’t get it because you’re a racist.

I’m not racist I’m just stating that that game doesn’t have very many colors and the darkest brown isn’t that dark and whoever drew this realized that it was closer to that fucking color.

The lengths you are going to defend blatant racism is quite embarrassing. There are actually 2 different browns available in addition to numerous color packs, but the person specifically chose black and gave her large white eyes and big read lips. THIS IS A RACIST DEPICTION OF BLACKNESS. Don’t act like this racist asshole was trying to be “accurate” by choosing black instead of brown for this disgusting drawing because there “aren’t a lot of colors”. You realize people are making legit works of art on this app but you really feel the need to speak up and play devil’s advocate for a racist? THIS. IS. CLEARLY. A. MINSTREL. CARTOON. 

chescaleigh:

insaneofdeath:

allerasphinx:

insaneofdeath:

implied-wisdom:

So blatant, hurtful and disrespectful. I really wish that things like this no longer happened……..U look to have fun on a simple app and this is what you get. I hope you don’t mind me sharing this motherlymarq…….Boycott this app.

It’s because there aren’t many colors so they chose the closest one to your skin tone. Honesty I don’t get why this offends you.

You probably don’t get it because you’re a racist.

I’m not racist I’m just stating that that game doesn’t have very many colors and the darkest brown isn’t that dark and whoever drew this realized that it was closer to that fucking color.

The lengths you are going to defend blatant racism is quite embarrassing. There are actually 2 different browns available in addition to numerous color packs, but the person specifically chose black and gave her large white eyes and big read lips. THIS IS A RACIST DEPICTION OF BLACKNESS. Don’t act like this racist asshole was trying to be “accurate” by choosing black instead of brown for this disgusting drawing because there “aren’t a lot of colors”. You realize people are making legit works of art on this app but you really feel the need to speak up and play devil’s advocate for a racist? 

THIS. IS. CLEARLY. A. MINSTREL. CARTOON.