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sweetheartpleasestay:

peoplehatemefornoreason:

nude-soul:

brown girls rule the world

I’m sorry to say this but if someone said “white girls rule the world” instead of “brown girls rule the world” then we’d have a major shitstorm on our hands.

You’re right! White girls (a) don’t need to say that, and (b) would have no reason to say that because they dorule the world of beauty conventions, standards of attraction, and etc. in reality. Brown women and girls are completely undervalued, dismissed, and quite often have their focuses derailed—as you so ridiculously demonstrate here—simply because they aren’t White.

So when a brown woman says something to encourage herself and others who are generally put down for how they look with something like “we rule the world” accompanying beautiful pictures of a beautiful young brown woman, that’s representation we don’t get elsewhere.If a White girl said it, it’d be doing nothing but reinforcing the idea that White women are the end all and be all to beauty and that everyone must be compared to their standards.

I’m sorry to say but throwing about false equivalences as if everything exists in a vacuum makes you look like a buffoon, and ignoring historical and present social and cultural conditions does not make your point any more solid than shooting it with a full clip would.

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"You can’t even read American fiction to get a sense of how actual life is lived these days. You read American fiction to learn about dysfunctional white folk doing things that are weird to normal white folks."

— Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche (via tokenblackconfessions)

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punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

Also know and “Why U.S. Students Don’t Just Get A Summer Job To Pay Their Own Way, No They Are Not Being Lazy Little Shits Who Should Get Off Your Lawn”.

melredcap:

punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

Also know and “Why U.S. Students Don’t Just Get A Summer Job To Pay Their Own Way, No They Are Not Being Lazy Little Shits Who Should Get Off Your Lawn”.

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fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Viscous liquid placed between two plates forms a finger-like instability when the top plate is lifted. The photos above show the evolution of the instability for four initial cases (top row, each column) in which the initial gap between the plates differs. Each row shows a subsequent time during the lifting process. As the plate is pulled up, the viscous liquid adheres to it and air from the surroundings is entrained inward to replace the fluid. This forms patterns similar to the classic Saffman-Taylor instability caused when less viscous fluid is injected into a more viscous one.   (Photo credit: J. Nase et al.)

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Viscous liquid placed between two plates forms a finger-like instability when the top plate is lifted. The photos above show the evolution of the instability for four initial cases (top row, each column) in which the initial gap between the plates differs. Each row shows a subsequent time during the lifting process. As the plate is pulled up, the viscous liquid adheres to it and air from the surroundings is entrained inward to replace the fluid. This forms patterns similar to the classic Saffman-Taylor instability caused when less viscous fluid is injected into a more viscous one.   (Photo credit: J. Nase et al.)

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bidyke:

oakapples:

This afternoon I went to a talk about structural colour in Hibiscus, during which I remembered about these Lamproderma slime moulds that also display this phenomenon (although with a different physical basis). Many species are restricted to the snow-line in montane Europe. Beautiful things.

OMG these are MADE OF GLITTER

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gaysciencedivision:

oreides:

bolto:

squeakyfoam:

datingat23:

fistfulofweasley:

I think the thing people don’t realize with that bullshit “well not all guys are dangerous, you should give them a chance” or what the fuck ever is like

if i had a plate of cookies…

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"The female ‘confidence gap’ is a sham"

— Women’s lack of confidence could be just a keen understanding of just how little society values them, writes Jessica Valenti  (via guardian)

(Source: theguardian.com, via guardian)

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naturevalley:

Crater Lake is 1,943 feet deep - enough to hide 1.5 Empire State Buildings. #NationalParkWeek

naturevalley:

Crater Lake is 1,943 feet deep - enough to hide 1.5 Empire State Buildings. #NationalParkWeek

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steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

strugglingtobeheard:

wocinsolidarity:

vishuddhaa:

amielleon:

locksandglasses:

smalldeedsdunn:

asiantamm:

my mother has been murdered,
i really need help

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/1yg4/in-memorium-for-jessie-s-loves?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fb_share_stream.share&utm_campaign=BA_FBshare&og_action=hug&t=3&fb_ref=2160438

I wanted to boost this with the note for skeptics that this looks completely legit:

This is what happened. It’s a pretty awful. Warning for domestic violence.

Here’s a pic uploaded by the news site showing her with her kids. Note the older girl’s appearance

Here’s what appears to be the full version of the first pic in the top news article, and a corrobating selfie from the day before, verifying that the blogger’s the same girl, that does not match anything on google images.

It’s exactly as OP says. Actually given the circumstances I think it’s even worse than OP let on here. I don’t usually reblog donate2charity posts but in this case it’s as horrible and as true as it says on the tin so yeah. Followers, please consider this one.

This is one of my closest friends and I can verify the truth in this post. Her mother was taken from her in a case of domestic violence and she needs help from you if you have it in your heart and your pockets to do so.

SIGNAL BOOST!

i am so upset and sorry someone really had to do all that to prove that this was true. and i am sending all my love to the OP and her sibling. i am sorry. <3

boooost! please help these kids out.

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isaia:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion: 
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

This is why this is important.

isaia:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

This is why this is important.

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