one of the biggest problems with our system of education is that it doesn’t acknowledge that intelligence is a fluid concept that can be measured in more ways than just how well people do on exams
Robert Brault (via erraticintrovert)
The difference between Freedom & Slavery is one thin line.
‘Nearly 20 percent of the more than 2 million troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from mental health conditions’ (ref)
Abortion seems to be the only medical procedure that people want to deny you based on how you got in that situation.
Drove drunk, got in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem.
Messing around with a gun, accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course.
Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep.
Climb a tree, fall out and break your leg? We’ll fix that right up.
Have sex and get pregnant when you don’t want to be? YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS SITUATION AND YOU DESERVE NO MEDICAL HELP OR COMPASSION! THIS IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU WILL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!
“Worry about your own uterus” wise wise words.
Madonna should be include in this since she started that whole craze in the 1990s.
When I see posts like this I get really frustrated. I have no cultural roots, because I am a fucking american. I don’t have a colorful native land, I have consumerism. If I am to paint myself up to look beautiful it is suggested that I cake on makeup like a pin-up girl. I am not allowed to borrow from other cultures because I’m not part of them. On the flip side, if I discourage other cultures who want to copy my stupidfuckingamericanshit, I’m being disrespectful about the choices they’re making.
I just want to run around in a sari, paint my face like an african woman’s, do my hair up like a geisha, and pretend that I’m a beautiful woman from another culture. I mean them no disrespect. I just love their beauty so much that I want to emulate it.
How. Is. That. Wrong.
BECAUSE YOU DIMWIT IT IS RACIST AND YOU CAN APPRECIATE THE CULTURE WITHOUT BEING A FUCKING DUMBASS AND PAINT YOUR OWN FACE BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE BLACK JESUS CHRIST
and every damn person in this world has consumerism, america isn’t a wasteland of just material shit smh you need to stop exotifying other cultures
you cant ~pretend~ to be another culture without making a caricature and stereotyped version of it. appreciate the culture all you want but when you want to do blackface which is literally the most racist shit ever in order to glorify women you need to stop
Tragicblessing, correct me if I’m wrong, but you’re white, right? Which means your cultural roots are in Europe. Just because you don’t have some “exotic” or “colorful” culture (which would be incorrect since there are all kinds of cultures and histories in Europe, but for some reason, a lot of culture appropriators think that), doesn’t mean you get to pilfer other people’s because you want to look cute. You mean no respect, but your statement pretty much proves you don’t mind being disrespectful. You just want everyone to be okay with it with so you can keep doing what you’re doing.
My culture is NOT interchangeable w/ other cultures from sub-Saharan Africa or East Asia. You want to appreciate Indian culture? Then fucking study some Hindi or Tamil, read South Asian novels, support Desi artists (such as ME!!!), writers, filmmakers, and learn all about South Asian cultures and histories. And do NOT, DO NOT PUT MY CULTURE IN THE SAME GROUP WITH MILLIONS OF OTHER CULTURES FROM AFRICA OR ASIA. How dare you think it’s OK to interchange and treat our cultures like it’s some fashion statement? Do you have any idea about the THOUSANDS of languages and cultures in India alone?
And no, you are NOT allowed to wear the saree, bindi, sindoor, tikka, or any other Indian clothes because you are NOT a part of my culture.
And guess what? I admire Mexican, Native American, Central American, Indigenous, and South American cultures yet I have NO DESIRE to copy their styles or wear their clothes. Because I know that’s DISRESPECTFUL.
Rather, I appreciate other cultures by SUPPORTING their people and their communities and their artistic works, and their social outreach projects.
P.S dipshit, many women of color all around the world plaster their faces with a lot of make-up and wear pin-up style fashion. Oh the horror.
“Paint my face like an African woman?”
Which African woman oyinbo?
Because Africa is a continent with over 60+ countries, thousands of ethnic groups, sub-ethnic groups, languages, and cultures/traditions/customs.
I mean…if you want to do your face like some deranged bush woman, please do so we know to avoid your ass. Mtcheeeeew.
the principal at my school made an announcement yesterday that the girls need to start covering up and then i found this in the hallway
Qwo-Li Driskill (Cherokee), “Doubleweaving Two-Spirit Critiques: Building Alliances between Native and Queer Studies” (via nepantlastrategies)