God bless this man.
I saw him live last year…and he was incredible.
the fetisization of interacial couples and subsequently the children of said couples is so gross
Stereotyped as “hyper-breeders,” Latinas have been targets of involuntary sterilization campaigns from Puerto Rico to California. Since 1994, with California’s Proposition 187 which sought to prevent undocumented immigrants from accessing public services, we’ve seen bill after bill designed to deny immigrant women the reproductive health care they need to make healthy and safe decisions about pregnancy.
Within the past decade, under administrations that have some of the worst track records on deportation, immigrant parents have been further characterized as “unfit” to care for their children. The Race Forward report, “Shattered Families” documents how common it is for detained parents to lose custody of their children to the foster care system, all due to poorly designed justice systems, and assumptions about how one should parent.
The reproductive and parenting choices of Latinas, and particularly indigenous Latinas, are often attacked as greedy, backwards, or uneducated, their lifestyles considered unhealthy. Here’s what is wrong and unhealthy: the reproduction of nativist, racist beliefs, and stereotypes about the choices that indigenous women and Latinas make about their bodies, pregnancies, and parenting.
Postmodern Jukebox - “Burn” (Ellie Goulding cover)
Man, that sax player was on fire!
wake up open the curtains
take a shower then dry my hair
come down stairs ready for breakfast
greet the mailman
THIS DESCRIBES THEIR RELATIONSHIP SO MUCH AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL AND DON’T TOUCH ME JJAHFGIKWEFBIWHFEW
"She gets sexed up"
"A terrible example for young girls."
"Does being yourself mean wear swanky clothing and wear a lot of makeup?"
Yes, actually it can.
I hate when people say this about Elsa. I HATE IT.
First I would like to mention that when people say “be yourself” some people don’t really mean. What they mean is don’t try to hard, don’t put too much makeup, don’t wear clothes that are too tight or comfy, stay comfortable. And for some people, that is not themselves.
Some people like to put on a lot of makeup.
Some people like wearing revealing clothing.
Some people like to look rebellious.
You can’t hold that against them.
AND ITS THE SAME THING FOR ELSA.
All her life, she was told to be this quiet, poised, conservative girl. A girl who wears long dresses, capes. A girl who doesn’t talk back, doesn’t act up. She was trapped. She was trapped in a little box full of responsibilities.
And now she’s LETTING GO.
Did you even listen to the freaking song?
She’s becoming what she wants to be. She’s letting go of the past and heading straight into the future. And no one affects what she looks like. There is no boy she wants to impress. No townspeople. No parents.
She’s doing all of this for herself.
And I don’t know about you, but I think that this is a great example to set for little girls, afraid to be themselves.
^ PREEEEACH GIRLFRIEND!!! <3
friendly reminder that Elsa built her ice castle with the sole intention of spending the rest of her life there cut off from contact with anyone else. she literally planned on shutting herself in and not interacting with other people. meaning every change she made was solely for herself. and honestly, after spending her whole life scared to touch people and making sure her skin was covered (most specifically her hands), her dress change sequence in Let It Go felt like she was finally breaking out of that “be the good girl you always have to be” mold she’d been placed in—emphasis on ‘girl.’ Elsa’s spent her whole life trying so hard to stay contained, she never had a chance to really grow up normally and come into her own as a woman. i see this scene as her taking charge of her womanhood, allowing herself to exist freely as she wants to and no longer confined by the expectations placed on her.
Map of the World by Natural Skin Color
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
The Black Excellence groupchat discussing this clip from The West Wing. #TeachTheBabies
i’ve been making this point for a while now too
esp. in regards to Asians who like to maintain the east/west framework for analysing shit, not realizing just how much they are buying into white supremacy.
the line between asia and europe is, quite literally, arbitrarily drawn to keep all the poc out and maintain the fiction of a white europe.
basis your analysis using this framework isn’t about jargon or whatever
it is about actually understanding how fundamentally white supremacy has organized the world to centre it.
it is also why, no place on earth can claim to be beyond ‘western’ politics, as some Asians like to argue.
you use this map? you are not only accepting western politics, but you are accepting the power of white supremacy to structure how you perceive the world.
this is also what i mean when i say that white supremacy is global…
it literally informs how we perceive and understand the earth. it isn’t by accident that we are still using an inaccurate map drawn at pretty much the birth of colonialism and white supremacy.
about five fucking hundred years old.
basing your analysis on this means your theories are grounded in lies. and, thus, bullshit.
In this older video (back when I was working under the name “Treacle”), I give three tips on how to tell if your bra fits. Please feel free to leave a comment, and let me know if you found it helpful!
Lingerie in video: Wacoal Lace Embrace
Please don’t remove the credits.