I’ve also seen a bunch of people say that a good quality in an ally is to “shut up” or “be quiet”. Guess you guys don’t want your rights then…
how good does it make you feel to be able to hold absolute basic equality over queer people’s heads like a carrot on a goddamn stick that you want us to dance and pander to you for
Let’s translate this whole #sharethefacts campaign, shall we? I’m pretty sure this is rather more accurate, so here goes:
"Really we’re just out-of-touch, neo-liberal liars and con artists who hate human rights, disabled people, and the poors. We like to buddy up to the corporations who donate to our party and then end up selling off national assets to.
Here are some facts about what the Conservatives are doing for you, #hardworkingpeople ! Don’t forget to #sharethefacts
- Removing the safety net of social security for thousands of people by sanctioning them over things which are not their fault.
- Making it more difficult to appeal the already enormously problematic decisions Atos are making in Employment and Support Allowance claims.
- Cutting NHS funding in real terms in order to starve it, claim it to be a failure, and proclaim it must have ‘market competition’ introduced to ‘save’ it.
- Outsourcing the services to healthcare companies with questionable ethics, who just happen to have a financial link to the Conservative Party.
- Forcing sick and disabled people from their homes by making it impossible for them to make up short falls in their rent caused by the spare room subsidy (aka ‘bedroom tax’) for rooms which are actually required.
- Increasing the deficit in 3 years more than Labour managed to do in 13.
- Going to Europe to fight to protect bankers bonuses, reducing the top rate of tax, allowing loopholes in the law that can be exploited to avoid paying tax.
- Racist immigration campaigns.
- Created a housing bubble.
- Outright lied in the 2010 General Election in order to gain voted. Has since gone back on every promise made, erased evidence of promises from the internet.”
next time someone tells you Muslim countries oppress women, let them know Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Senegal have all had female Presidents or Prime Ministers and 1/3rd of Egypt’s parliament is female but the US has yet to even have a female vice president and can’t say “vagina” when discussing female reproductive rights
November is American Indian Heritage month. Did you know that there are at least 562 federally recognized tribal nations in the U.S.?
Matika Wilbur is attempting to photograph every one. Wilbur, of the Swinomish and Tulalip in Washington State, sold everything she owns to travel the nation taking portraits of her people. She calls the series Project 562 and aims to debunk myths about American Indian culture. “I’m not a Halloween costume. I hope to encourage a new conversation of sharing and to help us move beyond the stereotypes.”
"We are still here," she says. "We remain."
Vanessa VanDyke has amazing hair. Point blank. But it’s her hair that may cause her to get expelled from school. Faith Christian Academy in Orlando told the 12-year-old that she has a week to decide if she’s going to cut her hair, straighten it, or get kicked out.
Vanessa has attended Faith Christian Academy since she was in the third grade, but the school’s s code has rules against how students can wear their hair. The handbook reads: “Hair must be a natural color and must not be a distraction,” and goes on to state examples that include, but are not limited to, mohawks, shaved designs and rat tails.
The distraction that the school is probably referring to when it speaks of Vanessa’s hair has to do with bullying and teasing.
“A distraction to one person is not a distraction to another,” said VanDyke’s mother, Sabrina Kent. “You can have a kid come in with pimples on his face. Are you going to call that a distraction?”
VanDyke said she’s had her large, natural hair all year long, but it only became an issue after the family complained about students teasing her about her hair.
“There have been bullies in the school,” said Kent. “There have been people teasing her about her hair, and it seems to me that they’re blaming her.”
“I’m depressed about leaving my friends and people that I’ve known for a while, but I’d rather have that than the principals and administrators picking on me and saying that I should change my hair,” said VanDyke.
So instead of Faith Christian Academy doing something about the bullies, they’re going to reprimand a 12-year-old because of her hair?
“I’m going to fight for my daughter,” Kent said. “If she wants her hair like that, she will keep her hair like that. There are people out there who may think that natural hair is not appropriate. She is beautiful the way she is.”
The only known video footage of Anne Frank
I can’t think of any reason why someone would not reblog this.
If this isn’t interesting/sad to you, then I don’t know what you like in life.
Can’t we hit 1,000,000 notes? This is such a rare shot, everyone should see it.
1 million wowza
If you’re saying “race does not exist” in terms of “I don’t see people’s colour / race” then that’s bullshit. Instead of saying “I don’t see colour everyone is equal” which is weird and whitewashing you should acknowledge everyone is different, race does exist but that’s okay (obviously). Everyone should be treated equally despite our differences!!
If you mean how race was constructed as a concept by governments and institutions to divide people then I agree with what you’re saying!!
Race doesn’t exist biologically, as in most genetic diversity is within people of the same nationality, but in no one can you say that people of colour do not have a right to their own identity, regardless of whether it is socially constructed or not.
Ancient Art Week!
Black Woman Holding Beauty Implements
Egypt (19th Dynasty; 1292-1187 B.C.E.)
Terracotta, 20 cm.
Oxford, the Ashmolean Museum, Department of Antiquities
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
I have to say, despite the fragmented state of this figurine, this woman’s beauty is striking. It’s no surprise she’s holding beauty implements.