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.
Saint Peter’s Basilica is the actual most beautiful place in the whole wide world (and I’m not even talking religiously), and Michelangelo’s Pieta is the most beautiful object anyone will ever lay their eyes on
JCole, Tibetan Monks show up in Ferguson….
There’s this really hot guy on tv right now on some show about food (he’s in Mexico right now) and he’s blondish brunnetteish, has one arm, and his first name is Greg. WHO IS HE I NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW AND MARRY HIM
—Marie Antoinette (2006)
Just so everyone is clear, the handsome Black man tutoring Marie Antoinette is Joseph Boulogne, classical musician extraordinaire whose work influenced Mozart’s. This has been your Western music history tidbit of the day. Adieu!
*just leaves this here*
“I have nine brothers and sisters who live in Baltimore, but I was adopted and raised in Florida. The circumstances in which I grew up were very different from the trenches of Baltimore where my siblings grew up. The person who adopted me had a doctorate degree, while my biological mother had me at 14 or 15 and didn’t get an advanced education. My father is in my life now, but he wasn’t in the early stages. My oldest brother is currently doing 40 years in prison.”
“And what do you do for a living?”
“I work for the Reentry Initiative, which helps people get reintroduced into society after prison.”
“Why do you do it?”
“I’m very aware that I made it because someone else gave me a chance—my siblings were a lot less fortunate. I feel that I have an obligation to pay it forward.”
the universe did not converge in the series of improbable events that ended in your existence on this flying rock in the middle of space so that you could discredit the identity of teenage bisexual girls
let’s review the ratings *filters the white reviews*
This is why it’s important we flood the theaters when this goes into theaters.
But if a white person did dear black people it would be wrong
…yes, yes it would…
what do white people have to say to black people that we don’t tell them every day already with our actions, judgments, racial stereotypes, laws, and police force?
white people don’t have anything to say to black people because we already have a say in everything they do and have done for the last few hundred years. one movie where black people have the spotlight over white people, calling out blatant and subtle racism in our society, isn’t going to kill us.
get the fuck over your white superiority complex. you don’t stand to lose anything, but black people stand to gain everything.
don’t be soft, let the world know you exist // 5-26-14 // 9:01AM (via restrictedthoughts)
OH MY GOD FUCKIN YES PREAAAACH THIS IS SO FUCKIN RIGHT
something I wish I had known, I still dont know it, I still havent learned to say no..
When an undercover officer saw Monica Jones, a black transgender woman, walking down the street just a few blocks from her house, in an area that the officer described as being “known for prostitution,” that was enough to convince him that she intended to engage in prostitution. It was on that basis that he approached and stopped her.
In April of this year, Monica was convicted of violating this overbroad and vague law. Today she appeals that conviction, and the ACLU, along with other advocacy and civil rights organizations, filed a brief in support of her appeal.
We #StandWithMonica because transgender women of color should be able to walk down the street in their neighborhoods without being arrested, or worse, for simply being themselves.
When Walking Down the Street is a Crime. Chase Strangio, ACLU
This is such bullshit