Fun Fiasco

red-lipstick:

Eduardo Fonseca (b. 1984, Ponte Nova, Minas Gerais, Brazil) - O Estado, 2013    Paintings: Acrylics, Oil on Canvas
In social justice, there’s this absurd meme (that I’ve been guilty of myself) is that we are the “voice for the voiceless,” but that’s not right. The oppressed are not voiceless – they’re just not being listened to.

Dianna Anderson, of Be the Change, at Rachel Held Evans’ “Ask a Feminist” (via emm-in-sem)

Wooo, I like this. 

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Perfect quote is perfect.

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Gonna print this out and stick it on my mirror. Keep that shit in check.

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Or that one is “GIVING” a voice to a marginalized person. Which is very problematic as well. Having a voice is different to not being heard.

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And always remember that our ‘voices’ are not always spoken word, there are many ways to communicate and they should all be respected

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upagainstthefuckingwall:

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Too many young girls don’t know how to act when someone’s being inappropriate with them. They giggle or they try to brush it off. Don’t do that. Tell them to go fuck themselves - be a bitch. If someone’s being disrespectful to you, be disrespectful right back. Show them the same amount of respect that they show you.
— Wise words from my mom  (via quesoyoda)

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millionsmillions:

In 2013, only 93 of 3,200 children’s books were about black characters, according to a new study. “Children of color remain outside the boundaries of imagination,” Christopher Myers writes about the absence. In a follow-up piece, his father and fellow author Walter Dean Myers examines the paralyzing effect under-representation can have on readers. “Books did not become my enemies. They were more like friends with whom I no longer felt comfortable. I stopped reading,” he writes.

manhatingfeminist:

More people are concerned with why women stay in abusive relationships than why men are abusing women

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awakeforyears:

high-priestess—jezebel:

biyuti:

4gifs:

Hippo doesn’t have time for this

this isn’t even an adult hippo and these lions can’t handle it. lol.

An inspiration.


Because even a baby hippo knows that as soon as it opens its mouth, those punk ass lions are gonna scatteralso, notice it’s the lionesses trying so hard, the male lion’s just all “I got your back baby. But you doing so good. I’mma just stay out the way in case you need me”
First…. Many Indigenous Nations have calendars which have
been counting the years for a very long time. I am aware that
the calendar of the Mohawk Indian Nation has been counting
the winters for over 33,120 years. This pre-dates the so-called
‘land-bridge’ of the Bering Strait theory, unless, of course, the
Bering Strait scientists decide to move their interestingly illusive
time period for “early migration” of Indians back to 40,000 years!
Many American Indian early histories tell of events that took
place on this Turtle continent (North America) long before any
so-called ice age. But, for political reasons, these histories
have been mostly ignored. You see, the Bering Strait, in truth,
is a theory that was born of the politics and propaganda of
early America. In the midst of the American ‘Manifest Destiny’
social climate, the Bering Strait theory provided a ‘scientific’
means to justify the taking of ancestral Indian lands. In short,
the mythical theory eased the conscience, as it was a way for
land hungry immigrants to believe that, because Indian people
were only ‘recent inhabitants’ of this land , it was not really their
‘homeland’. Therefore Indians were, in their minds, not any more
the ‘original people’ of this land than they were. This was, and
still is, the political power of the infamous ‘Bering Strait theory’.

The B.S. (Bering Strait) Myth
By John Two-Hawks

The Bering Strait Theory was made to make colonialism seem less like exploitation.

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Really can’t stand the phrase “at risk youth”. At risk of what? Colonialism? Imperialism? Violence from the state that puts them at “risk”?

Jessica Danforth, Native Youth Sexual Health Network (via marginalutilite)

Also “at risk” kids are usually “at risk” of abuse and neglect as well but people don’t like when you bring that up for some reason.

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agoatkid:

raphael: *looks directly into the camera like he’s on the office*

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