kinglers:

people keep preaching “educate your oppressors!!! be nice!!!” but like why can’t you start preaching “listen to the oppressed!!! let their voice and knowledge be heard!!!”

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Disappointment

This is a personal piece of mine that I wrote in a very dark state of mind a few nights ago, while seriously thinking about finally getting treatment for my depression and anxiety. I wanted to illustrate my thought processes when I am at my lowest possible low. Reflecting on those feelings and anxieties I create, and how I look at those thoughts with a clearer mind.  

I’ve struggled a lot with myself over the past few months, going back and forth about how I should go about treatment. I’ve always been scared of seeking help about my depression and anxiety, and I kind of hoped that I would somehow teach myself how to cope on my own. But as of late, it seems to have only gotten worse. And with that realization, it hit me hard. Looking back on what I had written, I thought it would really help me overcome my fears and my anxieties about seeking out treatment by expressing it through my art. 

I finished it in about 6 hours, without drafting, creating thumbnails or planning. Just did it all straight on the computer, so I apologize if anything looks rushed or things don’t quite flow well together. I didn’t change much in how I wrote this note to myself that night, so once again, I apologize if some sentences are awkward. I felt like it would be powerful to leave it as it was when I was in that state.

This piece has a lot of personal meaning to me, and I hope that sharing it will help me overcome the obstacles I need to face as I seek help.

- Jelly

bananasintherough:

laverne cox for wonder woman 2k14

politicalsexkitten:

So these tweets are actually real.

I really like how she tries to defend herself by stating how much she loooveees Japanese culture

"You guys I did this with Japanese people it’s cool"

"I go to Japan like so much ok I know the culture"

"I know so many Japanese people and even the director was Japanese!"

God these bullshit statements alone just insinuates that hey Japanese people are working with me so I can’t be doing anything wrong or racist, otherwise they’d tell me! 

Yeah because even if you’re an artist at the end of her career and desperately trying to save it, you’re still a well-known name and PoC don’t have many opportunities in this industry and will take any job that’s offered to them. This includes everyone who worked on this video. Why?

Because People of Color are easily replaced. They’re expendable. 

Oh, you don’t want to work with her cause her entire music video is racist? Whatever. We’ll just find another director/choreographer/dancer. 

That’s it. That’s literally it. That’s how it works. So we suck it up and work with these people cause the industry doesn’t value us enough and not working only harms us, not the artist.

I mean, spewing random Japanese words that have nothing to do with your song is just short of saying Ching Chong Long Ting Tong, but you know. She’s just admiring the culture. 

Sure does remind me of this skit:

This is extremely racist and insulting. I’m an Asian American. I studied Japanese for two years. I’ve yet to begin to scratch the surface of Japanese culture and etiquette and I’m not even that confident or comfortable speaking or writing it because I don’t feel as if I know enough about it to say I can speak Japanese. 

Singing random words in a language you don’t know is racist when you use it for the sake of a song that just appropriates a part of their culture so much. 

Then you have your Japanese backup dancers. They all look the same, they’re silent, and “kawaii”. 

Of course, to you dear Avril, this sure doesn’t perpetuate the stereotype of cute, obedient, and submissive Asian women girls right? They’re just too damn cute and fit your set!

God. You’re turning 30. I don’t care if you want to act childish or dress a certain way. But grow the fuck up and stop making arguments that defend your racist actions and try to justify them by name-dropping everything Japanese.

You’re not Japanese. You don’t know Japanese. You don’t know Japanese culture. Your song doesn’t “honor” or “flatter” Japanese people or Japanese culture. It perpetuates the stereotype the West already holds and you try to pass it off as being cute and creative and appreciative and dedicate it to your Japanese fans.

No. Fuck you. 

moffiarty:

imagine logging in one morning and

thesugarhole:

if we are talking in person and i accidentally spit dont even call out i saw it and im dead inside

lymphonodge:

zooborns:

Monterey Bay Aquarium Raises Snowy Plovers for Release

Staff at Monterey Bay Aquarium are raising three Snowy Plover chicks, an Endangered species. The aquarium’s experienced rehabilitators believe these little guys have an excellent chance of being successfully re-released back into the wild.

Learn more about Snow Plover Conservation at Zooborns.

legbird

eltigrechico:

this actually makes sense. 

people go ‘why does God let bad things happen?’

its because while some poor bastards are being herded into a mass grave somewhere God is busy making sure Kathy in Dunghole, Wisconsin has exactly the right amount of milk for her recipe.

you gotta pick your battles

eatpussylivehappy:

I think you’re cute

cute as in I wanna hear what you sound like while experiencing an orgasm

birds-bones:

Hey! Did you know:

  • sex is okay
  • so is masturbation
  • watching porn won’t make you impure
  • one night stands are okay too
  • having sex with multiple people doesn’t make you a slut
  • even 3-somes or group sex and orgies are a-okay
  • sex with the same gender is alright
  • not having sex doesn’t make you a prude
  • your body your choice no matter your gender
  • shaming other people for who they have sex with, how much they have sex, and even their kinks make you NOT okay!

kinglers:

flyingtit:

genderpunkrock:

aromantichawk:

i-will-kick-your-fanny:

vorhersagen:

funkybug:

e-cis:

gladimon:

theotherally:

jackblank:

watershiphobbits:

ho-ho-my-lad:

feministmagicalgirl:

thecaracoburn:

drbrucebananer:

bluandorange:

spaceconfessional:

wienermeister:

timemagazine:

Beyonce, Robert Redford, Mary Barra and Jason Collins cover the new issue of TIME for the TIME 100. Photo: Paola Kudacki 

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

okay im pretty pissed about it too but

the next time 100 also has a chance for her, most likely

calm yourselves people-

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

Where is Laverne Cox?

sheerio-stormer777:

whydoihaveablog:

fallinl0vewithyoureyesclosed:

allthedarlingthings:

Jewelry for fidgeters. Love it.

Need.

This is necessary for someone like me, who silently destroys napkins and beer bottle labels with my nervous hands during the most casual of friendly conversations. 

THIS WOULD BE AWESOME, THEN MAYBE ID STOP BITING AND PICKING AT MY FINGERS

retrograpes:

❀ Go green ❀ ~Matcha Green Tea products ⁌ u ⁌ ♥~

DS