dajo42:

one time in an english class we were making notes about shakespeare’s life and the teacher was like “his father was a glove maker” and the guy next to me started laughing really hard so i looked over at him

his pen had stopped working before he could write “maker” so it just said “shakespeare’s father was a glove” and that was the funniest thing in the world to this guy for some reason

sweetheartpleasestay:

whatatimetobealive190:

I’m white and I hate my hair. But I will not be denied a job for my hair. I will not have random people wanting to touch my hair. I will not be asked if I have a weave. I will not be kicked out of school for my hair. I may hate my hair, but will not be persecuted because of if. White people do not need the natural hair movement.

MESSAGE.

"CPCs often present themselves as medical clinics and offer medically inaccurate information on birth control and abortion. One particularly pernicious strategy they have been known to employ is to deceive visitors into believing they are abortion providers and delay women so long that they miss a window during which they can get to an actual doctor."
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- Crisis Pregnancy Center Ads are Back - And more Deceptive Than Ever, Talking Points Memo, July 21 

Last time we checked, lying to women isn’t medical care. 

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose. They often advertise as if they provide abortion services, drawing people in by promising free reproductive health services, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and options counseling.

(via exposingfakeclinics)



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piddlebucket:

michelle-my-belle:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

squishmaster:

susiethemoderator:

This is NOT the caption I want to see when I’m reading up on world news pertaining to Black Women.
Yes, you are stealing our subculture and erasing Black Women from it. Don’t pretend you’re innocent and blame less because you are fighting for your rights as well. You can still perpetuate white supremacy.

This entire article reads as “You shouldn’t be chastising us for our wrongs, but thanking us for them instead because we can help you and you need to be grateful for that…As we steal your culture. “

i saw BW tweeting this guy today, but i was too tired to investigate why. sweet mother of christ.

This so condescending.

Grosssss

The gay community would NEVER tolerate a straight ally telling them “You shouldn’t push away the very people who are trying to help you. And you should be grateful to us!” NEVER!
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→ Ku Klux Klan flag erected in Northern Ireland

snarkbender:

sinidentidades:

A Ku Klux Klan flag has been placed in an area of Belfast at the centre of a recent surge in racist attacks in the city.

East Belfast MP Naomi Long has condemned those who put up the symbol of the KKK movement, accusing them of heightening racist tensions in her constituency.

There has been a spike in racist attacks in Belfast, with the Police Service of Northern Ireland confirming its officers are investigating up to three racist incidents every day. A large proportion of racist attacks and intimidation is taking place in the east.

The Alliance party MP said the appearance of a KKK flag off Island Street in the east of the city gives “an even more sinister edge” to xenophobic attacks in the area.

Long said:

Yet again we see those who wish to bully anyone different from them use flags and emblems to assert dominance and control over a community. To put up these flags in broad daylight shows just how brazen the culprits are.

To use flags hailing a hate group such as the KKK is sickening and lends a further menacing element to recent events. It is essential that every right-thinking person unites against those who engage in racist, bigoted or otherwise intolerant behaviour and does so with consistency.

The annual benchmark report on human rights and racial equality by the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities, released last month, said there were 982 racist incidents in 2013-14 compared with 750 such incidents during the previous year.

It noted that over the last five years 75% of all complaints to the Equality Commission in Northern Ireland about harassment in offices, shops or factories are related to racial abuse and intimidation.

Over the last year Northern Ireland has become one of the worst hot spots for racist crimes and race-hate-linked incidents in the UK, and the authors of the report add that the region is home to only 1% of all the non-EU/EEA migrants who have come into the UK.

but racism is like a thong that only happens in the U.S. & Europe is totes not racist ok
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Wait, wait, wait, I have an amazing new idea. How about we fix the American school system.

  • Track Title:  Gimme Shelter (Isolated Vocals)
  • Artist:  The Rolling Stones ft. Merry Clayton
  • Album:  Let it Bleed
  • Plays:  13,459 plays
  • theuppitynegras:

    so-treu:

    maybeitsmaccaline:

    Gimme Shelter

    Let it Bleed, 1969

    This is an excerpt of the song “Gimme Shelter.” The backing vocalist, Merry Clayton, had a small solo in the middle of the song, and since I believe she never got much credit for her vocals, I uploaded the isolated vocal track of her part. I always wondered who she was and I found out recently.She is a very experienced backup singer and has also done backup vocals (live and studio) for artists such as Ringo Starr, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Neil Young, and moreThis solo may just make the song for me. Her voice is so raw and powerful. Each time I listen to it, I get chills. The effect is much stronger when her voice is isolated.

    THIS IS AMAZING THIS IS AMAZING THIS IS AMAZING

    THIS IS SO AMAZING I DON’T HAVE TIME TO ADDRESS OP’S RIDICULOUSLY SUPERFICIAL DESCRIPTION OF MERRY CLAYTON OR HOW SHE FUCKING MADE THIS SONG I’M TOO BUSY CRYING AT THE RAW POWER OF HER VOICE

    TRUE STORY SHE RECORDED THIS AFTER GETTING A PHONE CALL AFTER MIDNIGHT FROM THE PRODUCERS. SHE LAID THIS TRACK DOWN AFTER BEING ASLEEP, WHILE WEARING ROLLERS IN HER HAIR AND A ROBE

    OH YEAH AND SHE WAS PREGNANT AS FUCK.

    SHE ALSO MISCARRIED AFTER THIS SESSION, SUPPOSEDLY FROM THE PHYSICAL/EMOTIONAL STRAIN FROM THIS SESSION

    (SOURCE FOR ALL OF THIS)

    SO THIS VOCAL TRACK IS REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT AND REALLY KINDA FUCKING SACRED. EVERYONE CAN GLORIFY SOME WHITE ROCKER FOR STEALING BLACK MUSIC AND BEING DRUNK AND HIGH AS FUCK WHILE DOING SO BUT THE BLACK WOMEN LIKE CLAYTON WHO WERE THE BACKBONE AND SHAPERS
    OF ROCK AND ROLL AND FUCKING WENT THROUGH SOME REAL ASS SHIT FOR IT ARE IGNORED

    AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MERRY CLAYTON WATCH 20 FEET FROM STARDOM IT’S ON NETFLIX

    she also recorded her own version of this song and it’s pretty

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    hate:

kitsunecoffee:

brilliantinemortality:

vagisodium:

apriki:

never forget that australias first ever winter olympics gold was won because the guy was coming dead last and everyone in front of him fell over


its happening

even better
the only reason he was in the final was bc the same thing happened in the semis
and the only reason he was in the semis was bc one of the guys that came ahead of him in the quarters was disqualified

i’m not sure if he’s the luckiest skater alive or a skater that has the power to curse other competitors.

i’ve been laughing non stop for the past like 10 minutes
    Anonymous said:  Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.

    justthinkingaboutcatsagain:

    thequantumqueer:

    thefrogman:

    Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

    On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

    In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

    The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

    It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

    "It was just a joke, quit being so sensitive."

    "They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

    "So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

    Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

    People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

    People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

    You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

    Perfect frog is perfect.

    this legit made me cry, it’s exactly how it is

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