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The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. If an individual is not successful in emotionally crippling himself, he can count on patriarchal men to enact rituals of power that will assault his self-esteem.

bell hooks (via afrometaphysics)

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peterpipedher:

Even though the memorial was burnt to a crisp for #MikeBrown, it’s BIGGER & BETTER ! #Ferguson #NoJusticeNoPeace

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medicalschool:

Development of the human brain

medicalschool:

Development of the human brain

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Photo Diary: 18th February 2014, Chidera Eggerue (theslumflower) at London Fashion Week.



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Photo Diary: 18th February 2014, Chidera Eggerue (theslumflower) at London Fashion Week.

© Nina Shahroozi 2014.

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lacigreen:

squidsqueen:

What makes me so happy about this is that she isn’t telling you you must love your body or that you are obligated to. She saying you have permission to. And that’s important, because there are a lot of reasons why people have trouble with self-love.  But the idea that you aren’t supposed to love your body, that you aren’t allowed to for whatever reason, needs to be crushed. If you can’t love you body right now, if your body causes you pain or disphoria or distress, you aren’t required to love it. But you are ALLOWED to. You are entitled to the chance to make peace with your body, if you ever reach a point where you are ready to. No one else should be trying to stop you.

beautifully said ^

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unimpressed2chainz:

people who say blacks instead of black people are just in a hurry cause they have a white nationalist meeting to go to 

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The idea that intelligence is linked to English pronunciation is a legacy from colonial thinking.

— Delalorm Semabia, 25, a Ghanaian blogger (x)

yasminabdulqadir

(via arnaib)

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obama: *forces himself into the public eye and does "hip" things to make gullible teens like him*
tumblr: you don't have to like his policies but you have to admit he's cool
obama: *kills people*
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fish-dinner-connoisseur:

thefemaleofherspecies:

privilegetoengtranslationservice:

sexualremarks:

pyonkotchi:

if you think black women wearing their hair natural is unprofessional you are racist.

if a white woman worked in a store with hair she hadnt brushed and called it her “natural” hair it would still be unprofessional.

Translation:

A black woman’s natural hair is of the same quality as a white woman’s unkempt hair.

White people logic is insane

white people dont use logic

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streetetiquette:

Photographer ; Yumna

Location : Downtown Los Angeles

Subject : Joshua Kissi of Street Etiquette

Good times shooting with Yumna

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plays

mimicryisnotmastery:

thewhisperinglady:

brotoro:

reverseracism:

cyberrghetto:

omg

Dear White People Official Trailer 1 (2014) - Comedy HD

all I see is black people talking about this. white people. go see this movie. you need to see this movie.

I want to see this movie.

#turnthefuckup

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continentcreative:

South Sudanese model Adeng by Aric Yeakey

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conradtao:

In a Mattress, a Lever for Art and Political Protest

[…] It is hard to fathom the effect “Carry That Weight” will have as it proceeds — on Columbia, on Ms. Sulkowicz, on the consciousness of sexual assault on campus, or on the thinking of people who encounter her performance. But it seems certain that the piece has set a very high standard for any future work she’ll do as an artist and will also earn her a niche in the history of intensely personal yet aggressively political performance art.

It is so simple: A woman with a mattress, refusing to keep her violation private, carrying with her a stark reminder of where it took place. The work Ms. Sulkowicz is making is strict and lean, yet inclusive and open ended, symbolically laden yet drastically physical. All of this determines its striking quality as art, which in turn contributes substantially to its effectiveness as protest.

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today was my first day of my final year of my undergrad

i really enjoyed my lectures in the morning

work was okay in the afternoon

in the evening, i chaired a meeting for the intersectional feminist society (i’m vice president) called intersectionality 101 

about 150 people came and the capacity of the lecture theatre was 91 so people we’re sat on the floor and the stairs and it was amazing (very positive and heartwarming)

yay

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