Please stop complaining about people’s thick accents. They learned an entire language, allowing them to communicate with you; the least you could do is respect that.
Today In Solidarity (10.5.14): Voter Registration surges in Ferguson in the wake of Mike Brown’s death. The ballot box is not a singular or final solution to dismantling the systems of oppression in Ferguson and beyond, but it’s certainly an important area to focus on. Remember, the current city council/government is disproportionately white due in large part to voter apathy. It’s not too late to get registered, but many state deadlines are coming up this week! For more info visit: VOTE MISSOURI or Rock the Vote.
There’s no place where you can affect change more directly or effectively than at the local level. Don’t sleep on municipal elections. #staywoke #farfromover
The beginning of I Write Sins Not Tragedies slowed down and layered over The Ballad of Mona Lisa.
Oh my god
Oh my god
Well that took all of 2 seconds for me to hit the reblog button.
WHAT NO DONT END KEEP GOING
While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.
You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.
Decolonize Columbus: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Celebrate Something Worth Celebrating.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Monday, October 13, 2014
I honestly never understood Columbus Day. He didn’t do anything. And for someone that always likes to put the blame on our ancestors for things such as slavery, we white people sure do like to celebrate them.
It’s time for my very first follower giveaway!
I made it to 3,250 of you beautiful followers, and I am so happy to have you I thought I would celebrate with a little giveaway!
-Choice of 2 earrings, handmade by me!
-Choice of 2 necklaces, also handmade by me!
-2 bottles of nail polish!
-4 sheets of adorable stickers!
-1 adorable flip pad notebook.
-1 handmade “Daily Reminders” book filled with 30 pages of body positive, self care and body acceptance reminders!
-Plus lots of other little goodies!
2. Likes and reblogs count! You can reblog as much as you like, but don’t spam your followers. That shit is rude.
3. I will ship internationally!
4. The giveaway will end Nov. 1st with the winner chosen that night. I will notify the winner with a private message, if they don’t answer within 3 days another winner will be selected.
im running for student council
I cannot get over how important her response is. She calls it a sex crime (which it is). She tells people who viewed her photos that they should “cower with shame” (which many people think she should be doing so she flipped that right around). She recognizes the importance of consent - direct quote: “I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.” She points out that photo leaks are not just “part of the territory” for people in the public eye. And, perhaps most importantly if you ask me, she refuses to apologize because she did nothing wrong. So many actresses who have been victims of photo hacks have apologized because they are pressured to believe they did something wrong, when in actuality the person who shared the photos did something wrong. I think it shows a HUGE step in our culture that celebrities are starting to point out how wrong this trend is.
Also, the fact that this interview was in a magazine where she posed in a typically “sexy” photoshoot on the cover further emphasizes that she can be sexual if she wants and people can see her in that way, but only on HER terms and when she CONSENTS to it.
So much respect for you, Jennifer Lawrence.
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