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Feb 2

This is totally amazing. 

 ”Seattle boylesque troupe Mod Carousel created their own version of Robin Thicke’s controversial (and catchy) single “Blurred Lines”—they changed the lyrics, rerecorded the vocals, and restaged the video with all of the genders swapped. - http://jezebel.com/this-gender-swapped-blurred-lines-video-is-fucking-aw-873285192

yes, ma’am 

yes, ma’am 

It’s amazing the extent of denial among conservatives. Despite all evidence to the contrary, they deny the existence of racism, sexism, climate change, and anything else that might threaten their tight grasp on money made through the exploitation and oppression of others. 

It’s amazing the extent of denial among conservatives. Despite all evidence to the contrary, they deny the existence of racism, sexism, climate change, and anything else that might threaten their tight grasp on money made through the exploitation and oppression of others. 

A Litany for Survival


For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
futures
like bread in our children’s mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours:

For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
for by this weapon
this illusion of some safety to be found
the heavy-footed hoped to silence us
For all of us
this instant and this triumph
We were never meant to survive.

And when the sun rises we are afraid
it might not remain
when the sun sets we are afraid
it might not rise in the morning
when our stomachs are full we are afraid
of indigestion
when our stomachs are empty we are afraid
we may never eat again
when we are loved we are afraid
love will vanish
when we are alone we are afraid
love will never return
and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid

So it is better to speak
remembering
we were never meant to survive

- Audre Lorde, The Black Unicorn

Feel’n this today…

my mind’s on rewind and quicksand (what?)
i was up all night doing nothing (last night? again?)

do you wanna stay in bed all day? (yeah!)
do you remember feeling any other way? (no!)
do you wanna stay in bed all day? (yeah!)
do you remember feeling any other way? (no!)

i must have been sleeping when you called
i’m not feeling well at all (cough, cough)
i got this thing thats been going around
please pretend that i’m out of town okay?

do you wanna stay in bed all day? (yeah!)
do you remember feeling any other way? (no!)
do you wanna stay in bed all day? (yeah!)
do you remember feeling any other way? (no!)

i’ll make some coffee
put on some eyeliner
i think i’ll find that things are fine and they’re gonna get much finer!!

do you wanna stay in bed all day? (yeah!)
do you remember feeling any other way? (no!)
do you wanna stay in bed all day? (yeah!)
do you remember feeling any other way? (no!)

hey look i’m really sorry i couldn’t make it to your party
i know it looks like i’m gonna cry
got a to-do list behind my eyes
so go tell your friends i’m still a feminist
but i won’t be coming to your benefits

i give up
i give up
i’ll be at home today

(Source: Spotify)

if only…

if only…

(Source: renaissance-bitch)

dreabeingdrea:

heisaexplosiveimplosion:

 

This right here….

(Source: blvckasthepit)

lushpuppy:

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/comic-im-a-sexual-assault-survivor

yessss

lushpuppy:

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/comic-im-a-sexual-assault-survivor

yessss

yes! 

yes! 

I sometimes visualize the ongoing cycle of racism as a moving walkway at the airport. Active racist behavior is equivalent to walking fast on the conveyor belt. The person engaged in active racist behavior has identified with the ideology of our White supremacist system and is moving with it. Passive racist behavior is equivalent to standing still on the walkway. No overt effort is being made, but the conveyor belt moves the bystanders along to the same destination as those who are actively walking. But unless they are walking actively in the opposite direction at a speed faster than the conveyor belt – unless they are actively anti-racist – they will find themselves carried along with the others.

- Beverly Tatum, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria”

fazstreetart:

“Stop Telling Women to Smile”
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

fazstreetart:

“Stop Telling Women to Smile”

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

(Source: tranceend)

colleenclarkart:

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the only difference is the cultural meanings we assign to animals. there is no difference in the amount of pain or suffering that animals feel, whether they are “food” or “friend”. 

Artist: Jasmine Jean

the only difference is the cultural meanings we assign to animals. there is no difference in the amount of pain or suffering that animals feel, whether they are “food” or “friend”. 

Artist: Jasmine Jean

(Source: makeallthedifference)