and my U.S. History teacher was trying to get us to understand why it was such a big deal that England had put a tax on colonial sugar, and he goes,
"What if you had to pay a tax every time you logged onto wifi?"
And the whole class just went
and I heard at least two people whisper “I would murder someone”
I will keep reblogging this in the name of historical science
"Will you be like a papa to me?"
“Yes, Cosette. Yes, it’s true. I’ll be mother and father to you.”
If you’ll allow me to take that line very literally i would like to introduce the concept of a nonbinary Valjean.
If you are a man who thinks it’s funny to make misogynist jokes purely to make your female friends uncomfortable/angry, then you are a misogynist. It is not “just a joke.” You literally are finding humor in the discomfort and dehumanization of women. You are not helping, you are not making satire. You are just being misogynist.
Yes, this includes you gay men.
Probably the most important post of 2013.
I don’t want this post to die. I want this post to continue to go around even when tumblr turns into myspace. Even then, I want this post cycling because it is that important.
it hurts knowing im not free
From their announcement:
For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.
We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.
Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.
DO BINDIS NEXT!
in a healthy, close relationship of any kind, when something upsets you, you need to bring it up. as soon as possible, even. cultivate an environment in which you both can talk about things that upset you, with the utmost attention to everyone’s feelings. it’s a really simple thing to do but it’s a thing i’ve been working on for a while and i’m getting actual nice things happening as a result
i think the main point here is that he might be able to cure cancer…not that he’s black
Can you stop being obnoxious for one second and actually attempt to understand the context of the statement?
The fact of the matter is, due to media saturation, the majority of stories you hear about Black people are negative ones. Also, any conversation regarding negative behavior, people have no problem putting the color Black into it, but suddenly when a Black person is making strides, you want to erase their race as being a factor? Fuck off.
Also something you want to note is often when stories like this are covered, people will leave out the name of the person doing it, if they happen to be a PoC. They’ll say “black boy creates x” but let a white person make a stride and they’ll give you his name, his families name and they’ll make absolutely sure they’ll get the recognition that they deserve.
There is a very big problem with representation and Black people always being painted in a negative light, but you won’t even recognize something positive like this coming from a Black person.
Dakarai Molokomme, a 15-year-old starving child from a small village in Zimbabwe, has just told Madonna, one of the most famous pop stars in the world, to go and f*** herself, the local media are reporting exclusively.
“Yes, it’s true, I told Madonna to go f*** herself. Do you want to know why?” Dakarai asked. “It’s the same thing every time with these snobby rich Americans. Every once in a while they come to show us their support for the so-called eradication of poverty by adopting a child from a starving family, but they actually do more harm than good. Transracial international adoptions are part of the white savior industrial complex,” Dakarai explained.
In further discussions with journalists from the media, the kid stated that “none of the children here actually want to be taken away from their family and friends so they can be displayed as some kind of trophy in the homes of self-righteous singers or actors who want to score some points with the media and Oprah.”
“If they really want to help us, they should get Big Pharma to ship us some anti-retroviral drugs for the AIDS epidemic, or build schools and hospitals. If they don’t want to do that, then they can all go f** themselves!” the child told reporters.
The 15-year-old also stated that he would say the same thing to any one of those American or European “faux humanitarian posers”, except for Bono, whom he said he would also kick in the groin.
“Bono’s efforts to save the African savage from itself prove that the colonial imperative is alive and well,” Dakarai said as he walked with other village children collecting sticks to build a tree fort.
THIS IS THE RAWEST 15 YEAR OLD ALIVE
when yonce turns into partition > the beatles
Whoa whoa, easy there before you start trying to top The Beatles. Ain’t nothing topping John, Paul, George, and Ringo.
u sound mighty anglo saxon right now