"I have heard it ask this week ‘why this issue?’, ‘why now?’. Why in a world of so many problems are we focusing on this one. ‘Why does it matter?’." - Angelina Jolie, Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict
We don’t need European fairy tales retold with dark-skinned characters
We need non-European fairy tales being told
Race-bending isn’t the answer here
Realizing that there are children who have non-European heritages and cultures who need their own stories being given representation is the answer
Yes! Someone said it. Thank you. Lets not forget Mulan, Prince of Egypt, Hercules, Jungle Book, Lilo and Stitch, Atlantis,
Maybe we need a Spanish Princess, or an African Hunter, or a Maori tribe story. But never forget that It has never been all about the White Fairy tales.
What’s the difference between america and yogurt?
If u leave yogurt alone for 200 years it will develop a culture
We weren’t left alone, we took out the trash. America gets blamed for Slavery, Stupidity, and being brash and uncultured. Just remember who made us want to leave oppression and start over…That old cultured Faux Monarchy. America may be a giant lumbering governing body but remember they are a big country full of diverse people who fled their homeland for something better. America may have some shit to work out but it’s still better than where our people came from or we would have stayed there. We don’t lack culture we have many cultures we embrace, our culture is freedom and progression.
Please reblog if you are a girl and have ever been made to feel ashamed of one or more of these things (wanting to prove a point to some asshole):
-your clothing choice
-your amount of make up
-not having sex
-having your period
-not appreciating catcalls
Every WOSO fan, In fact every fan of soccer in general should go watch this mini documentary on women’s football in brazil. As the world cup approaches, women see themselves used as sexual objects to promote the mens game and when they want to actually play, they are teased, ostracized and sometimes even threatened. For those men who have ridiculed the women’s game or fed into sexist stereotypes in football, listen, learn, do better. Fighting Brazil’s Sexist Football Culture.
Be the change
straight people who think they can use the word ‘faggot’ are probably the same people who don’t know ‘cracker’ doesn’t refer to the food but to the act of cracking a whip
self aware white people are beautiful
In all fairness is there a name for the Africans who originally sold the slaves? Or the egyptians who enslaved the Hebrew. How about the Spartans they also kept slaves. Slavery isn’t confined to one race. Calling all fair skinned people “cracker” or blaming them for slavery is like calling all men rapists. Don’t justify racism of any sort. Open your eyes and take a look at history so it won’t repeat itself.
And instead of trying to match homeless people up with one of the 24 empty homes available for every homeless person
What a fucked up world we live in.
I used to volunteer at a homeless shelter. When you set up a nice facility other cities and states put their homeless on buses out to your city. Some homeless want to sleep on the beach, or in the hills rather than stay in an overcrowded shelter. To top it off, I have gone to work early in the morning for over 10 years. When a homeless person is blocking the doorway into your business or has shat in the entryway to your place of business. When a homeless man breaks into a hotel and steals robes, sandals, and towels, from your struggling day spa, or brings cans and bottles to collect enough redemption for alcohol, When you’re a 17 year old girl afraid to run on the beach because she’s tripped over some mentally ill homeless men who are really scary, When a homeless man sets the church on fire because he was doing meth in the bathroom. When most of the homeless you’ve seen on the streets for 10 years are still there because they want to be or actually belong in a mental facility and you know them by name. When you mourn the death of a particular drunk homeless man who got hit while stumbling out to the shelter grounds because he was one of the nice ones. When you’ve seen a homeless woman given a home for 6 months and plenty of money but she’s a mentally ill hoarder who can’t get it together and ends up back on the streets because that is her home.
Then you can talk about how it’s more expensive to put up spikes etc than house the homeless.
In the 1930s, men’s nipples were just as provocative, shameful and taboo as women’s are now, and men were protesting in much the same way. In 1930, four men went topless to Coney Island and were arrested. In 1935, a flash mob of topless men descended upon Atlantic City, 42 of whom were arrested. Men fought and they were heard, changing not only laws but social consciousness. And by 1936, men’s bare chests were accepted as the norm.
So why is it that 80 years later women can’t seem to achieve the same for their chests? Why can’t a mother proudly breastfeed her child in public without feeling sexualized? why is a 17-year-old girl being asked to leave her own prom because a group of fathers find her too provocative?
[…] I am not trying to argue for mandatory toplessness, or even bralessness. What I am arguing for is a woman’s right to choose how she represents her body — and to make that choice based on personal desire and not a fear of how people will react to her or how society will judge her. No woman should be made to feel ashamed of her body.
Scout Willis, in XOJane, on Instagram’s nudity policy and why she recently strolled the NYC streets topless. Solid essay all around. I found this piece particularly interesting because I’d never heard about the men’s nipples thing. (via batmansymbol)
I knew about the men’s nipples thing. There was a time when both men and women’s clothing choices were a matter of law and social consciousness. Bathing costumes being the most questioned.
marry someone who has a different favorite cereal than u so they wont eat all of urs
Marry someone who will bring you coffee to wake up with. Make them breakfast on their day off. Marry someone who will do the dishes and not be mad that you didn’t. Maybe do the gardening or take out the trash so they don’t have to. Marry someone who plays guitar so you can fall asleep or massages your back when you are sick. Make them exotic meals from places they’s like to go. Marry someone who says yes when you invite them on adventures. Marry someone who when there is a choice picks you.
I wrote this about my relationship with my old roommate and we are both hetero girls. But if she were a guy I’d put a ring on it. equal doesn’t mean you do the same things for eachother, just that you make eachother feel important.
if artistic people are forced to take years of math and science then why don’t sciencey people have to take art and music classes
someone found a real life plot hole
I am a professional artist. I am not solely sustained through art( I have a day job) It’s a hard road being an artist/artisan. The first thing to be cut when life get’s hard is art. People will always buy food, and now electronics. How do you hear someone is saving for a new phone? How often is someone saving for Ballet tickets? Or a hand made product?
Schools prepare you for life. My art classes were underfunded and when the art teacher’s daughter was sick with a liver problem they just threw a substitute in who knew nothing about art. (for the whole year)
I taught myself most of what I know about art. I have also had the opportunity to learn from some of the most amazing artists. I am a Sawdust festival artist and that means I am surrounded by rebellious, free thinking, working artists.
If I leave nothing else behind, I leave this art makes culture, community, family better. Don’t tell someone they will never succeed. I cannot tell you how many people tell me they are a terrible artist and won’t even try to make something for fear it will be bad. You could be awesome. Just give it a shot.
Vaguely napping in the car with my dogs at a Buddhist temple while my mom gets her free mammogram. Next door a bar is rocking some great music. I just felt like I should mark this occasion.