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phantomcat94:

meefling:

You Aren’t Boring I Just Suck At Conversations I’m Sorry: a novel by me

I’m Not Ignoring You I Just Don’t Know What To Say: a sequel by me

I Feel Like I have Nothing Interesting To Say So I Don’t Say Anything At All And I’m Really Sorry Don’t Stop Talking To Me: the trilogy.

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nullgrade:

This is a Venn diagram.

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lagos2bahia:

So many men have internalized the lie that they have uncontrollable sex drives, and no way to control their anger. They aren’t ashamed of their abusive behavior because they see it as a something natural to them and maybe even central to their masculinity. It’s scary as hell.

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periodicult90s:

Lisa Marie photographed by Tim Burton for Harper’s Bazaar, September 1994.

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idk if I feel perfect anymore. but I’m never 100% happy with my hair. I’ll deal with it I suppose. cutting it always causes these identity crisis feefees.

"We have all heard the maxim “If you do not love yourself, you will be unable to love anyone else.” It sounds good. Yet more often than not we feel some degree of confusion when we hear this statement. The confusion arises because most people who think they are not lovable have this perception because at some point in their lives they were socialized to see themselves as unlovable by forces outside their control. We are not born knowing how to love anyone, either ourselves or somebody else. However, we are born able to respond to care. As we grow we can give and receive attention, affection, and joy. Whether we learn how to love ourselves and others will depend on the presence of a loving environment"

Bell Hooks, All About Love 

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iggy azalea is an object lesson in what happens if u let people go around willy nilly calling it aioli when it just mayo

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Anonymous: Hi! I'm a fifteen year old female, British caucasian. I've followed your blog for a while and I really love it but as I'm only young and live in an area where I see virtually no racism on a day-to-day-basis in my neighbourhood, I really don't understand a lot of what you post. Please could you try and simplify the whole white supremacy/privilege thing? It confuses me and I really don't like the idea of being accidentally racist. Thanks for your time and p.s you are really beautiful :)

lordbape:

I’d like to start off by quoting Nicki Minaj in saying “thank you, I know” I’m beautiful

You’re probably not Caucasian especially if you’re British and white. You’re just white.

The reason you “see” no racism on a day-to-day basis is because you’re white. You don’t understand that living in the world is experiencing racism. Racism is not just an act. Racism is systems of power built to oppress people of color that have existed for centuries and still exist. Racism is not “I was walking down the street and saw a Black man get arrested for no reason”. Racism is always present. It’s why Black students are afraid to raise their hands in the classroom in fear that if their answer is wrong, their individual mistake will be attributed to stereotypes about their entire race. You can’t “see” that subconscious anxiety or fear every day of your life— it’s there. That’s one universal example of probably hundreds of thousands.

I also don’t buy that you don’t understand what I post and if you really don’t, why not try going to the library to read a book about it? Or googling it.. Or reading articles about it? Why do you feel entitled to me (a regular person) educating you and not only that but simplifying it for you because you don’t feel like educating yourself (which you would about anything else)?

It’s not about being accidentally racist because there’s no such thing. You’re white and you benefit from white supremacy and you know that. You know that you’ve never thought “well if I can’t do this it’s probably because I’m white” or “I probably won’t be taken seriously or have access to something because I’m white. Maybe if I were another race I’d be treated better” and that says enough. That is white supremacy and you are conscious of it. You wouldn’t rather be treated the way South East Asian people are in Britain. You wouldn’t rather be treated the way Black people are. You wouldn’t rather be any other race while living in Britain in the hopes you’d see your race represented multidimensional on television because white people dominate TV. That much you’re aware of. You don’t walk through your grocery to get food or the shops and think “I’m going to be followed because I’m white”. You probably never even think you’re going to be followed. It doubt it crosses your mind. If you witnessed a crime you wouldn’t think “I’ll probably be blamed for the crime”.

There’s literally no reason I should be typing this to you when you could’ve googled it a million years ago. I’m always employing sociological lexicon so you could’ve googled anything I’ve said and bought a book about it and read it.. I say “white privilege”, I say “white supremacy”.

I’m posting quotes from the most highly regarded sociological race theorists in the world and you can’t just google their names and educate yourself? Read ONE article.. copy and paste one word / phrase you don’t understand and read it? I literally googled “Bell Hooks Masculine” the other day and got 70 pages of Bell Hooks on the first or second google link lol…… You have to grow up. There’s no reason for a Black 20 year old to be spoon feeding you race theory. As if it’s my job.

+ Only edit to this post: And racism is not simple.

What’s white privilege Who is Bell Hooks What is critical race theory

hi i’m perfect

i am sunken in biology
i can control that part of me
i don’t want to hurt you but i know i will do
maybe we could find out
what are we to do i don’t have long fingernails to use
would we care if we were black and blue?
we’re both sick but still you hold my hand
we’re together but i understand
walk along the seaside
this is not a joyride
tell me in the meantime it’s ok 

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