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booksfrommyshelf:

I am haunted by all the editions of books that are prettier than the ones I already own.

my aunt told me the other day that the best thing about me is I’m not shy and yeah i used to be so shy and now i can’t shut up and i don’t want to be alone for too long  i just don’t want to be with the same people all the time either 

aubreylstallard:

Ken Price

aubreylstallard:

Ken Price

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What is White Privilege? (USA)

racismschool:

White privilege is a term often used but largely misunderstood. Those who agree that they have it, don’t often understand exactly what it entails. White privilege is somewhat easy to deny because it’s very nature, depends on the belief that one race is superior, therefor more deserving of any given “gift.”

The gift of life. As white people have a lower rate of infant mortality than most other races. Better health care generally. The gift of education. As every step of the schooling process supports white learning. Elementary school, middle school, high school and college. As testing became the main teaching tool of the US, the leaning toward racial bias continued. 

White privilege means that you have the greatest chance to get a scholarship for college but if you don’t get one, it’s probably because some minority took it from you.

Once in the job force, your white sounding name, can help you get in the door. Have a felony? No problem, if you’re white. As a white man with a felony is more likely to get a job than a Black man without one.  

White privilege means that, although white people are the largest group on welfare and receive a larger amount of said benefits compared to other races, it is said that the welfare system is set up to help Black and Latin@ people be lazy. 

White privilege does not mean that you have an easy life. As a white person, falling on hard times isn’t an unrealistic event. The difference is, when you fall on hard times, its just that, hard times. You are a hard worker who just needs a chance. Not a lazy moocher looking for a handout.

Sometimes the hard times have nothing to do with work or school. Sometimes it’s far more personal. Even then, in the darkest of hours your skin is a benefit. If you lose your home, you are less likely to be homeless and you are more likely to get help

White privilege does not guarantee and easy life, a good life or a happy life. However, the privilege does make your life different and gives you and advantage over others based solely on the color of your skin. 

Being white means that having an entire political strategy that encourages white people to hate and fear Black people, is a perfectly reasonable thing to do.

The very congress that believes in such a divisive but successful strategy, is the same congress that allows the criminal “Justice” system to give white people a lessor sentence for committing the same crime and even a lessor chance at being caught than those that aren’t white simply because police are targeting (mostly) Black and Latin@ people. Even then, white people are considered the victims. Even though, the rates at which white people commit crimes are either nearly equal to or in some cases, much higher than their non-white counter parts. The criminal “Justice” system is not set up to protect white people. It is set up to protect white people from being punished. This is a massive privilege.

Then, there’s affirmative action. As much as people of color are accused of not just benefiting from it but it being an unfair advantage over white people, it is white women, yes white women who are it’s largest beneficiaries. Interestingly enough, they benefit but seem to also be the least likely to support itbecause it’s thought to be for people of color. Although, white people as a whole, seem to overlook their own “Leg up” when it comes to affirmative action.

While fault and blame may not come into play here, what does come into play is your belief in this very racist and unjust system. If you either deny that white privilege exists or believe that you have it but don’t see any “Power” in it, you are making a conscious decision to perpetuate racism. White privilege might not be something that you asked for or that you can get rid of. However, you ARE making a decision when you deny it’s existence or believe that it wields no power. Is there no power in a better education? Is there no power in better health? Is there no power in having a job? These are all things that are more likely to be afforded to you based solely on the color of your skin. To deny them, is to intentionally perpetuate racism.

These are just some of the minor points involved with explaining white privilege. To talk about the lack of respect, the lack of integrity and the belief that criminality is racial, would take an entire other post. Part two coming soon.

For now, check out the white privilege check list.

yhji:

Dazed Magazine Autumn 2014 "Collections I"  //  Binx Walton & Natalie Westling by Roe Ethridge

cinemove:

Taxi Driver (1976) dir. Martin Scorsese

She appeared like an angel out of this filthy mass.

With any of the Miley Cyrus shit, or any of that Vanessa Hudgens shit—I would never issue an apology for my life and for who I am. It’s like, ‘Oh, I’m sorry I took a naked, private picture that someone is an asshole and sold for money. I’m sorry if someone else is a dick.’ No. You shouldn’t have to apologize. Someone betrayed Vanessa, but no one’s angry at that person. She had to apologize. I hate Disney for making her do that. Fuck Disney.

Megan Fox in GQ Sept. 2008

Yeah, that was probably a bad move—they own everything. But it’s not right. They take these little girls, and they put them through entertainment school and teach them to sing and dance, and make them wear belly shirts, but they won’t allow them to be their own people. It makes me sick.

(via argenterica)

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americanartluce:

Romaine Brooks, Ida Rubinstein, 1917, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
-Bridget

americanartluce:

Romaine Brooks, Ida Rubinstein, 1917, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist

-Bridget

The Birds (1963)

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tuesdayalissia:

 Katrin Coetzer

disabledgirlism:

it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.

politicalmachine:

Anita Sarkeesian is the creator of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, a YouTube video series examining gender tropes in video games. The series was financed via crowdfunding, and acquired notoriety when its Kickstarter campaign triggered a wave of sexist harassment against Sarkeesian.

When Sarkeesian raised nearly $160,000 using Kickstarter, there was an immediate backlash from members of the gaming and internet communities. Commenters on her YouTube and Facebook pages wrote hateful comments, threats of violence, and death threats.

A game that appeared on popular Flash game website Newgrounds allowed players to virtually assault Sarkeesian by clicking on her face, effectively “beating her up.” As players continued to click the picture, scars, bruises, and lacerations would appear on a photograph of Sarkeesian,

On August 26th, Sarkeesian received a series of graphic threats [trigger warning: rape, violence, sexist slurs] as seen here.

You can show your support of Anita Sarkeesian by donating to her organization, Feminist Frequency, by clicking here.

Feminist Frequency is a 501(c)3 non profit charity, so all donations are tax-deductible.