Thursday, April 17, 2014
showerbeers:

IF YA SMEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLL-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L

showerbeers:

IF YA SMEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLL-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L

gailstormwinds:

aimeetron:

for gail

How I cook in my kitchen.

Le original.

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gailstormwinds:

Glad there was action taken and that it was not specifically directed at the university, but my God. What is wrong with people nowadays? Too many sickos who think that dangerous threats and actions are okay…

I don’t understand why people feel the need to broadcast their angry and threatening feelings in public places where they can get in trouble.  I mean, I GET why…I just don’t understand how they think it helps at all; most of the time, it’ll hurt them.

gailstormwinds:

Glad there was action taken and that it was not specifically directed at the university, but my God. What is wrong with people nowadays? Too many sickos who think that dangerous threats and actions are okay…

I don’t understand why people feel the need to broadcast their angry and threatening feelings in public places where they can get in trouble.  I mean, I GET why…I just don’t understand how they think it helps at all; most of the time, it’ll hurt them.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
chubby-bunnies:

So, I was required to do self portraits for a photo course I’m taking and that alone was a terrifying concept to me. I’m a long time photographer but I’ve never ventured into taking “real” photos of myself. In the end I’m happy with how it turned out and I think I look at myself a different way now. 
I’m a US 24/26, 19 years old, and it took me this long to realize I’m really happy with where I am. I’m engaged to someone who loves me regardless of society’s look on my size and I’m happy. So who’s complaining? 
XO,
Rachel (jabberwocky-.tumblr.com)

chubby-bunnies:

So, I was required to do self portraits for a photo course I’m taking and that alone was a terrifying concept to me. I’m a long time photographer but I’ve never ventured into taking “real” photos of myself. 

In the end I’m happy with how it turned out and I think I look at myself a different way now. 

I’m a US 24/26, 19 years old, and it took me this long to realize I’m really happy with where I am. I’m engaged to someone who loves me regardless of society’s look on my size and I’m happy. So who’s complaining? 

XO,

Rachel (jabberwocky-.tumblr.com)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Graduating college

whatshouldwecallme:

Realizing you’ll never have homework again: image But then getting a job:

image

Hey look everyone!  It’s Jafar!

lexfritter:

cheredyles:

Look at this!!! LOOK AT THIS! Spread this shit like wildfire! Safe Trek!

So great for college girls? So great for everybody!

Friday, April 11, 2014

femininefreak:

Sex Education in American Public Schools

Makes me want to move to a different country….

vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Person™s out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.
On White Privilegeaka don’t blame me just because I’m white:
It’s Not My Fault I Was Born White: Basics of White Privilege x
Racial Divide x
Endless Examples of White Privilege x
You Cannot Know What It’s Like To Be A Racial Minority x
Intersectional Feminism x
White Privilege Does Not Mean White People Have Perfect Lives x
White Privilege and White Supremacy: A Presentation x
You Will Never Experience Racism x
Understanding White Privilege x
White Privilege and Double Standards x
Systematic White Ignorance x
The Invisibility of White Privilege x
The Luxury of White Privilege x 
White Privilege: The Harry Potter Analogy x
Privilege Denial Bingo x
Privilege and Cost x
Check Your Privilege 101 x
Whiteness x
Whiteness is Not A Culture x
White Privilege and Racism x
Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk About Race x
When White Anti Racists Talk About ~Their Struggle~ x
White Privilege As A System x
On Reverse Racism aka you are being racist against white people:
Are White People Racially Oppressed x
White People, the new Racial Minority x
People Don’t Value Pale Skin!! x
There Is No Such Thing As Reverse Racism x
Racism vs. Not Racism x
But White People Are Discriminated Against In Foreign Countries x
The Myth of Reverse Racism: Why Cracker is Not N**** x
Satire: A Step Wise Guide on Being Reverse Racist x
Racism Against White People vs. Racism Against POCs x
On Cultural Appropriationaka I’m just appreciating your culture:
The Basics x
Identifying Appropriation x
But When We Wear It … x
Why Can’t I Wear It (Hipster Headdresses) x
Not Yours x
If You Take The Bindi x
White People Do It Better x
Multiculturalism and Appropriation x
Cultural Appropriation and Portrayals In Print Media x
Diminishing the Cultural Significance of the Bindi x
The Cultural Appropriation Bingo x
Why We’re Fed Up of Your Responses x
Identities Are Not Costumes x
Hinduism And Appropriation x
Religion and Privilege x
Bindis Are Cool x
Exotic India x
What’s Wrong With Cultural Appropriation x
Racism, Bindis and Ganesh Tattoos x
BUT YOU’RE SPEAKING ENGLISH! x
Cultural Appropriation Trolls x
Guide to Being An Appropriating Douchefuck x
New Age ~Culture Mixing~ x
In case you’re tired of the prose, here’s poetry x
Why You Shouldn’t Wear A Bindi x
Appropriating and Sharing x
Our Culture is A Punchline Until It’s a Trend x
Homage Or Insult x
Tattoos and Appropriation x
Bollywood is Not Synonymous With Indian x
College Party Costumes and Stereotypes x
Dotheads x
Bindis and Racist Humour x
Hindu Iconography x 
Misuse of Hindu Iconography x
Your Appreciation Doesn’t Help Us x
Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotesaka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:
Unoriginal Arguments Refuted x
Quick Checklist: You Might Be Racist If x
Your Opinion Isn’t Necessary x
I’m Not Responsible For My Ancestors x
The Kumbayah Myth x
Proud to Be White x
Good White Person x
We Don’t Hate White People x
Brutality of Colonialism And Why You Can’t Tell Us To Forget the Past x
People Who Claim Not To See Race Are More Likely to Be Racist x
All Races are Beautiful Said the White Girl x 
Race Blindness Is A Luxury x
Well, You’re Racist For Calling Me Racist x
I’ve Read About Its Significance, I Know What It Means 
Angry Because Someone Called You Racist x
We’re Not All Like That x
People Only Care About This Trivial Shit On The Internet x
I Can’t Apologize for Being Born White, It’s Not My Fault x
Why Can’t You Tell Me What I’m Doing Wrong x
It’s Easy to Be Color Blind When You’re White x
A Diagrammatic Guide To White Tears x
Conversations I’m Sick Of Having With White People x
Why Do You Hate White People x
I’m Trying To Be Cultured x
Sisyphean Conundrum x
What is Your Problem x
We Are All Human, We All Bleed Red x
It’s Just A Bindi x
How Not To Respond To Accusations of Racism x
I’m Italian And 0.009% Native American x
What White People Think Racism Means: A Venn Diagram x
White Guilt x
White Pride!!!111!!! x
I Like *Insert Foreign Country* I Want To Live There x
You Have So Much Hate, Fighting Fire With Fire Won’t Help x
BooHoo, Don’t Call Me Racist x
Not Everything Ended With Your Ancestors x
The Racist Reaction x
I Don’t See Why That Is Racist x
Crummy Apologies x
Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?
Listen x
A Step Wise Guide x
I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:
The Clueless White Person Bus x

As a white person, the most helpful thing you can do is acknowledge the difference, acknowledge the privilege, and use it to make all people equal.

vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Persons out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.

Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.

On White Privilege
aka don’t blame me just because I’m white:

On Reverse Racism
aka you are being racist against white people:

On Cultural Appropriation
aka I’m just appreciating your culture:

Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotes
aka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:


Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?

I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:

As a white person, the most helpful thing you can do is acknowledge the difference, acknowledge the privilege, and use it to make all people equal.

lucithor:

WHY WAS I UNAWARE OF THE FACT THAT “DISGRUNTLED” IS, IN FACT, THE OPPOSITE OF “GRUNTLED”

image

WHY DOES NOBODY USE THIS WORD

USING THIS ALL THE TIME NOW, FOREVER.

elouvator:

moshingwithyourmom:

elouvator:

why do guys think girls wear makeup for them do u honestly think i spent $20 on a blush to make ur dick hard calm down

Then please explain why you do wear make up Hm?

this might surprise u but people sometimes do things for themselves

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

shevathegun:

plebcomics:

dont worry kiddo, when tumblr is telling you youre a piece of shit for existing as who you are, you can just log off and go back to your life of luxury 

okay kid

come here, i need to talk to you for a second

being white, cisgendered, and heterosexual does not mean you have never struggled or suffered or known hardship. obviously that’s not true, and obviously you can have a pretty shitty life and still be white, cisgendered, and heterosexual.

but here’s the thing: even if you have struggled or suffered or known hardship, you have never struggled or suffered or known hardship on the basis of your race, gender identity or sexual orientation. that doesn’t mean you’ve had it better or worse (though i would hazard you have had it better, since there are very few people who will outright murder you for being a fiscally challenged white kid). the word “privileged” doesn’t mean “materially wealthy” and it doesn’t apply universally. example: i’m white, and i’m cis, but im also queer and a woman and not that materially wealthy. this doesn’t mean i’m not privileged by my cis-ness and my whiteness. it also doesn’t mean that i don’t know the hardships that come along with being a queer woman without a lot of money. what it means is that i know certain hardships but i don’t know others — some of who i am entitles me to things that others do not or can not have, based on institutionalized systems of oppression of which i am inevitably a part. 

i understand that the word “privileged” carries certain connotations with it — material wealth, a carefree, happy-go-lucky lifestyle filled with candy and unicorns. but that’s not what privilege looks like. privilege is being able to go through life with the assumption that you will not be discriminated against for your race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. it’s being able to call the police or approach an authority figure without fear for your own safety. it’s being able to expect representation in all forms of media, and respect and understanding from your peers. “privilege” manifests in many, many ways, just as hardship does.

privilege doesn’t mean you have an easy life. it means you have certain attributes that give you an advantage over people who don’t. that isn’t your fault, and it isn’t something you need to feel guilty about having, but you need to be aware of it so that you aren’t ignorant to its affect on other people, and so that you’re aware of the fact that it is something special that you got and other people didn’t. your privilege comes at the cost of someone else. you didn’t ask for it, but that’s how it goes. you didn’t ask to be poor either, but that’s where you’re at — and do you think that someone with more money than you doesn’t have more power? more representation? more privilege?

being poor and living in an abusive household and being white, cis, and hetero are not things that are mutually exclusive. you can be all of those things. very few people are purely privileged. but thinking that you can’t be poor and possibly have advantages over someone who is a person of color, or trans, or queer is a mistake. that doesn’t mean you don’t have hard times. it doesn’t mean your struggles aren’t valid. but it does mean that they are not the struggles that other people have.

and that? is a privilege.

I’m white, cis-, hetero-, and grew up in a pretty darn good household.  Doesn’t mean I don’t struggle, but there are many MANY other people who have more obstacles than I do, have fewer privileges than I do, and who will work harder than I do and receive less than I do.  I acknowledge the problem, I recognize the problem, but I don’t feel ashamed of what I have.  I wish other people had what I have, but that doesn’t mean I feel guilty.  Some people might try and make you feel guilty for your privileges, but you simply need to understand that recognizing those privileges doesn’t equal guilt.

Monday, April 7, 2014

jopcafe:

tiger03lily:

wrapyourlipsaroundmyname:

badgalfaashion:

brainy-beauty:

inmytwistedfairytale:

HE HANDED THAT SHIT TO HIMMMMM

Farrakhan does not fear man. Amen.

DANM!!

I think this make the 10th time ive reblogged this 

amazing

The truth has to hit hard

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dear Laura Jane Grace,

I saw Against Me! for the first time last Wednesday at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis. I had heard of Against Me!, but I confess I’d hadn’t actually heard any of your songs. I was excited to go, though; I haven’t been to many punk rock shows, but I have always enjoyed them. I always found the mosh pit fascinating: it seems so violent and chaotic, with people colliding and constant movement and jumping and screaming, and then someone falls…My first instinct was that that person would be trampled by the rampaging crowd, but that never happens. Instead, some people stop, hold other members of the crowd back, and help them up. Amidst the chaos and confusion and collisions, there is love and respect and caring for your fellow fan. Frankly, I find it to be kind of inspiring.
I mentioned that I had heard of Against Me! before. As soon as I was invited to this show by my friend, I looked you up, to see if I knew some of your songs, if I’d like your music, etc. And I found your story, Laura. And I remembered back in 2012 that I had heard of you then, but I sadly wasn’t a fan, so didn’t think much of it at the time.
But during your show last week, as I watched the fans fall and get picked up again in the pit, I started looking around at the crowd, and I saw boys with lipstick and girls with shaved heads and leather-wearing punks and people like me in a simple t-shirt and jeans and I watched you sing about love and acceptance and finding yourself and I felt like 1st Avenue was full of love. Your personal story is certainly amazing, but what you create with your words and your music is a crowd of people who are struggling like you did to just be themselves and accept themselves and love themselves, and I feel like you truly are an inspiration to us all.
Don’t stop being you, because what you create at your shows, THAT is inspirational.

from, a new Against Me! fan

Friday, April 4, 2014

And Now Time For Our New Segment: Things That Are Totally None of My Business, but Still Piss Me Off

So I know this female high school senior (she is not related to me).  Let’s call her…Jill.  So starting in around middle school, Jill started experimenting with sex - different kinds of sex, with different people, etc.  And I’m not opposed to sexual experimentation in general, but middle school seems a little young (I’m 23, and didn’t experiment with sex with other people in middle school).  But whatever, none of my business, right?  So Jill isn’t exactly the most private person in the world.  In other words, when things happen, eventually I tend to find out (though often, indirectly).  She is of legal age now, so honestly there isn’t much anyone can do except be a voice of reason and offer her a safe place and such, right?  But what drives me up a fucking wall is how she keeps *hinting* that she is “just such a sexual person, you know?”  She says it like it is fucking unusual for a teenage high schooler in America to be having tons of sex.  I’m not saying it is safe, or necessarily *normal*, but, let’s face it: I had LOTS of sex in high school.  Not with multiple people, I’m a monogamous kind of guy.  Not vaginal or anal intercourse, as I’m not ready or into that.  But I WAS sexually active, and have been now for about 8+ years.  So when Jill says shit like - referring to a recent party where she and some guy had some sexing up in the bathroom - “good thing I can keep my line (no farther than 3rd base), even though that line is kinda far…”, I just want to say “so fucking what?!?!?”  It just seems like she is so proud of herself for having meaningless third-base-sex with some guy she knows without any indication of a relationship.  I’m trying not to pass judgment on people who enjoy casual sex without relationships, but I also think that high schoolers shouldn’t just go crazy on each other because I think relationships are important and sex is special and, quite frankly, BETTER when you know the person, what they like, what you like, and you actually care about them and the experience and whatnot.

I was going to end this here, but then decided I wanted to say more stuff: When I say Jill thinks her sexual appetite is special, I mean that she constantly says to people “well YOU wouldn’t have casual sex with a friend, but I am just really sexual!”  I’m pretty sexual, my girlfriend is pretty sexual, but we are sexual *with each other*, not friends or strangers.  Our sex life - however exciting, sexual, or passionate it may be - is private.  We experiment, we try new and fun things, and we enjoy each other often and in many ways.  And I guess that’s what I wish I could tell Jill: Just because you want sex often, have the opportunities for sex often, or have sex often, doesn’t mean the rest of us AREN’T and that you are special, weird, or unique by comparison.  We just don’t always TELL people.