dontbearuiner:

violentnewcontinent:

weneeddiversebooks:

Sure, #weneeddiversebooks so that my future kids know they can be heroes…
…but we also need diverse books so that white readers know my kids can be heroes, too.









I have a theory about the direct line between the disappearance of black families from network TV (Cosbys, Winslows, Banks, etc) and the increased anti-black racism in our culture since it started happening.
I’ve never really been able to articulate it well enough, but this post does it succinctly.

dontbearuiner:

violentnewcontinent:

weneeddiversebooks:

Sure, #weneeddiversebooks so that my future kids know they can be heroes…

…but we also need diverse books so that white readers know my kids can be heroes, too.

I have a theory about the direct line between the disappearance of black families from network TV (Cosbys, Winslows, Banks, etc) and the increased anti-black racism in our culture since it started happening.

I’ve never really been able to articulate it well enough, but this post does it succinctly.

dontbearuiner:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

micdotcom:

7 dangerous myths about women who wear hijabs

The hijab is not the most important part of being a Muslim woman, but it is certainly the most visible. In a time when Islamophobia only seems to be on the rise in the West, a practice that is so personal and diverse has become a warped and misunderstood part of a flat and monolithic picture of Muslim women.

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omg the one playing soccer

There’s hijabis who play roller derby.

If you don’t think that’s the coolest, you can get out of my face.

britishtoatea:

I have literally been waiting for this gifset for all time

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I am a feminist. I reject wholeheartedly the way we are taught to perceive women…the beauty of women, how a woman should act, or behave. Women are strong and fragile. Women are beautiful and ugly. We are soft-spoken and loud. All at once. There is something mind controlling about the way we’re taught to view women. And my work is, both visually and musically, a rejection of all those things. So perhaps we can make women’s rights trendy.

- Lady Gaga on Feminism [x]

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The adorable and unlikely friendship between a fox and a dog that’s being turned into a children’s fairytale book

Photographer Torgeir Berge

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He told me he loved me yesterday…and I have never felt so happy in my life. I have no words to describe what I’m feeling. 


I love him too.

He told me he loved me yesterday…and I have never felt so happy in my life. I have no words to describe what I’m feeling.


I love him too.

I had my father get sick when I was 22. And I was poor, alright. And my father had an ulcer, and it exploded and you know all these toxins get in your blood. And basically, my father died, whatever, 50 days after his ulcer. So I had a father get sick while I was poor.

My mother got sick when I was rich. And my mother, you know… I don’t really want to get into it, but my mother was sicker than my father. And my mother’s alive. My mother’s fine, OK? I remember going to the hospital to see my mother and wondering, ‘Was I in the right place?’ Like, this was a hotel. Like it had a concierge, man.

People don’t… if the average person really knew the discrepancy in the health care system, there’d be riots in the streets, OK? They would burn this motherfucker down!”

Chris Rock [video]

Bringing this back, because some people don’t seem to understand that there is a discrepancy in the quality of care among poor, middle-class, and wealthy people, NO MATTER HOW DEBILITATING THEIR RESPECTIVE DISEASES MAY BE.

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slowlorrris:

This is so great

slowlorrris:

This is so great

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primus-pilus:

http://the-8-elements.deviantart.com/art/Common-Sword-Types-290730689