White people get so angry when they’re presented with the truth.
That moment when a single scene in a Bollywood film educates you about the reality of American politics.
Bollywood, eh? I'm impressed.
The stonewall riots were started by trans women of colour and nobody is allowed to forget that
Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera didn’t march so that you could be transmisogynt and cissexist.
WITHOUT TRANS WOMEN OF COLOR THERE WOULD BE NO GAY RIGHTS MOVEMENT OR PRIDE !!!!
phase 1 of the gay agenda is complete, now we move on to phase 2 reblog this to alert the others
I learned about the murder of Kitty Genovese in two separate psychology classes, at two separate universities. It was studied as an example of the “bystander effect”, which is a phenomenon that occurs when witnesses do not offer help to a victim when there are other people present.
I was told by my professors that Kitty Genovese was a 28-year-old unmarried woman who was attacked, raped, and brutally murdered on her way home from her shift as manager of a bar. I was told that numerous people witnessed the attack and her cries for help but didn’t do anything because they “assumed someone else would”. Nobody intervened until it was too late.
What I was not told was that Kitty Genovese was a lesbian who lived more or less openly with her partner in the Upper West Side and managed a gay bar.
Now… is it likely that people overheard Kitty’s cries for help and ignored them because they thought someone else would deal with it? Or, perhaps, did they ignore her because they knew she was a lesbian and just didn’t care?
Maybe that’s not the case. Maybe it was just a random attack. Maybe her neighbours didn’t know she was gay, or didn’t care.
But it’s a huge chunk of information to leave out about her in a supposedly scientific study of events, since her sexuality made her much more vulnerable to violent crimes than the average person. And it’s a dishonour to her memory.
RIP Kitty Genovese. Society may only remember you for how you died, but I will remember you for who who were.
this was one of the first lessons I had in psych too and we were never told about this either nor was it in any of the reading materials
I never knew this.
Okay, say it with me:
My mental health problems are real and they are valid
I will not judge myself for the bad days when I can barely get out of bed
I will not make myself feel worse because someone else appears to be handling their mental illness better than I am handling mine
Recovery is not a competition.
On the early morning of June 27, activists in South Carolina gathered to take down the confederate flag flying above the Capitol before the funerals for 3 of the victims of the Charleston massacre begin. There is also supposed to be a “defend the flag” action later today.
A black woman identified as Bree climbed the flag pole and took the flag down herself. She was arrested shortly after climbing back down with the flag.
Check fergusonaction on twitter for more updates.
List of coping mechanisms I wrote last night or, ‘partially why my arm is utterly fucked today’
Transcript of my terrible writing:
1. Think of yourself as a Divine being
2. Perform rituals of adoration for yourself
3. Embrace your inner, unself-conscious hippy
4. Recite incantations or affirmations (the two are not mutually exclusive
5. Human beauty is fleeting. You are an alien goddess, do not allow the insects to influence your perfection
6. You are carved from the deep glowing ore of the universe. Eternal and perfect. Hold a smooth rock in your palm. It is you. You are it.
7. Look at or think about the stars. You are made from stardust and they are your home. (Watching Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s “Cosmos” also counts. And Carl Sagan I guess.)
“girls only wear makeup and dress nice for guys!”
"love is love"
You know what makes me mad? I used to work at Pizza hut and everyday we would have to throw away perfectly good pizza or potato wedges or garlic bread in the bin because it was the wrong order or the customer had changed their mind. They made us bin the whole thing. We weren’t allowed to put it aside to eat from or take it home (we all earned minimum wage so it’s not like we culd afford pizza that expensive a lot). But what makes me even madder is that they could easily give that to the homeless or poor. Like, if a homeless person came into the store, we could have easily given him one of the 20 or so pizzas that we would be binning every single day anyway. Imagine all the pizza hut stores in the world. Imagine each and every one throwing away on average 20 pizzas a day. Imagine how many people that would feed. Fuck corporations man.
Capitalism is violence.
Grocery stores almost always throw out food when it reaches the expiration date, and most of them destroy it so no one can take it from the dumpster and eat it. Literally, destroying food so no one gets to eat without paying for it. My local Stop & Shop does this.
c a p i t a l i s m i s v i o l e n c e
Good reminder post-breakup.
to be clear the first one is the original. i just riffed on it because it’s a powerful message.
King quotes you never learn in school n
We had a teacher, Paul Aponte, who always reminded us of the real Dr King. Bless both of these men.
these are my final 4 anti-christian grey badges for a zine coming up!!
If you don’t live with mental illness, don’t make assumptions about what is and isn’t a symptom.
Depression isn’t always sitting in a dark room, crying. It’s forgetting important things like appointments and due dates. It’s living in a messy home. it’s forgetting to brush your hair or teeth. It’s failing an assignment you are 100% capable of doing. It’s finding the negative in every situation, even the most positive ones. It’s questioning why anyone wants you. It’s not allowing yourself even one mistake. it’s being exhausted when you haven’t achieved anything for the day.
Anxiety isn’t just stressing or being nervous. It’s losing the ability to breathe. It’s aches in your body. It’s cancelling plans with people you love. It’s taking the longest route because you know it will have the fewest people. It’s questioning everything. It’s your stomach always dropping. It’s your mind constantly making up “what if” scenarios and scaring you.
PTSD isn’t just violent flashbacks. It’s getting angry and upset or reacting to something without realising why it’s happening. It’s not trusting anyone. It’s avoiding things people never think of as negative. It’s nightmares while you sleep and while you’re awake. It’s felt in every inch of the body.
Anorexia isn’t just failing to eat. It’s physical and mental pain. It’s looking in the mirror and finding only negatives. It’s thinking all day about food and being scared of it. It’s never feeling good enough. It’s complete self destruction. It’s crying because people saying “just eat it” makes things worse.
Mental illnesses are often romanticised or dulled down to just one or two symptoms. But mental illness impacts a person in every way. If someone has a mental illness and they’re doing something you can’t understand or they’re not doing their jobs, don’t call them lazy or dramatic or useless. Understand that mental illnesses may be housed in the brain, but the illness spreads throughout the body and into every aspect of life.
a girl, an ongoing series
by Lora Mathis
A series that explores my personal experiences with fitting into the box that is “female.“
Australian street artist Astrotwitch launched “Queer the Streets“ last year based on the idea that, as they wrote on Tumblr, all the “queer community needs is simply for more people to know that they exist.” Their works are incredible — and every one has the potential to create a change.
Benjamin Chavis defines it as “racial discrimination in environmental policy-making and enforcement of regulations and laws, the deliberate targeting of communities of color for toxic waste facilities, the official sanctioning of the presence of life threatening poisons and pollutants for communities of color, and the history of excluding people of color from leadership of the environmental movement.”
Some very basic examples that literally do not even come close to scratching the surface include:
It is a lie that women have been able to vote since 1920.
White women have been able to vote since 1920. All Native American women couldn’t vote until 1924. All Asian women couldn’t vote until 1952. All Black women couldn’t vote until 1964.
In five years there is probably going to be some big centennial celebration of women’s suffrage. But that will be a whitewashing of history. It will be an event that erases the struggles of non-white women. It will be an event that will try to hide the fact that white feminists heros like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton actively argued against the rights of people of color in order to advance their own goals.
okay so this is a good post but uh
native americans couldn’t vote in 1924.
we became citizens in 1924, in an attempt at assimilation, but this was apparently so foggy it had to be reaffirmed in 1940 so native american’s could be drafted.
but native people didn’t gain full voting right until 1964, including native women.
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw is the woman who you should thank for intersectionality theory.
Do not give any Tumblr bloggers credit for this. I keep seeing that happening and it needs to stop.
If you actually care to learn read this paper and stop ignoring the contributions black women have made in feminism. Y’all are using the terms black women created and you will show some damn respect because the history behind it is important.
- Mod K
The Story of Bob and Race (by Barry Deutsch)
This is really powerful.
Oh my god, this is such a perfect way to make a statement.
Reblogging this again because it’s so fucking good
this is fucking amazing
i’ll never not reblog
It is the civic duty of a female to reblog this, regardless of blog style.