I’m not someone who is opposed to development. I do not have a philosophical view that any or all such development is evil or wrong or immoral. I don’t share that perspective, but I do share a perspective that says we have not yet as a country fully embraced who we really are, or understood the fact that long before European settlement arrived in any part of the country were people living here who lived here for thousands and thousands of years.

Bob Rae calls treaties the “trillion dollar exchange” that created two worlds we must now bridge

Lena [Dunham] gets asked a question about people’s issues with Girls, and she feels she owes it to them to answer, because it’s about sexism. But Judd had a question about black people on the show, and he goes: ‘I think that’s a boring question and I’m not going to answer it. Next.’ And a man says it, and your inclination — well, my inclination — is that it’s within his rights. It’s cool. A woman says that and it’s immediately the headline.

Mindy Kaling on Being a Role Model

(Source: lee-enfeel)

crutal:

friendly reminder that since it’s getting hot out, people of all sizes and genders can wear whatever they want to keep themselves cool and comfortable, and you are, under no circumstances, allowed to shame them or sexualize them for it.

muffpunch:

"Every time I thought about the question on the Shameless questionnaire, I thought about Madonna and one particular photo of her taken by Steven Meisel, hitchhiking nude from her "sex" book released in 1992. The photograph is fierce, feminine and reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe. The image was so unapologetic that 22 years later, it still lives in the forefront of my memory. But I kept asking myself, who am I to be so bold as to not only get naked for a photo shoot in public but also share that photograph with the world? But the counter question came immediately, "Who am I NOT to share a gorgeous and artistic photo of me standing boldly and unapologetically in my body with the world?"

muffpunch:

"Every time I thought about the question on the Shameless questionnaire, I thought about Madonna and one particular photo of her taken by Steven Meisel, hitchhiking nude from her "sex" book released in 1992. The photograph is fierce, feminine and reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe. The image was so unapologetic that 22 years later, it still lives in the forefront of my memory. But I kept asking myself, who am I to be so bold as to not only get naked for a photo shoot in public but also share that photograph with the world? But the counter question came immediately, "Who am I NOT to share a gorgeous and artistic photo of me standing boldly and unapologetically in my body with the world?"

these jerks who are refusing to accept their mail if it has a harvey milk stamp on it

greenstate:

sure, fine. send all your mail back. because that’s definitely how mail works. we’re all free to just send the mail back if it has a stamp we don’t like on it. 

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Stop calling me “someone’s daughter”.
I’m someone.
That should be enough reason not to hurt me.

(Source: ragehound)

History does not disclose the name of the first black person dragged onto a slave ship, the first black person held in newly constructed prisons, or the first black person forcibly recruited to work on a colonial plantation. But black people have been arriving late ever since, hoping that the slavers have left, the ships traveled beyond the horizon, the whip silenced, the work done, the suffering gone….

Keguro Macharia | Black Time | Gukira (read the rest)

zuriya:

Destroy this inexplicably disgusting, cruel and poisonous culture that portrays American soldiers invading, killing and plundering other people/nations as a heroic and praise worthy act.

kaylapocalypse:

Seriously guys, put POC in your sci-fi movies, books, and tv shows. Seeing a film with none of them at all is actually kind of scary for me.

It would be like you sitting down to watch a movie about a dystopian near future and there are absolutely no men and the plot doesn’t address that at all. Like, literally wouldn’t your first thought be that men were at some point eradicated completely by the women?

That is what we’re pretty much forced to think about your entirely white fictional society. Maybe y’all herded us into death camps. Maybe y’all just shot us all in the streets. All I know is there are none of us left and no one seems to find it suspicious or unusual.

If you don’t want people to think that about your work, then for the love of god include us in your narrative.