April 13th, 2014

Got a new phone

It is not an iphone, and I have no idea how to use it. Is fun. I did get Tumblr set up though.

nayx:

this is like one of those tumblr text posts that never happened except this happened

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I forgot what I sent you

ancient snapchat proverb (via tentacoolaid)

Hahaha, onefitmama and liftheavyrunstrong!!

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This happened to me the other day, I was super weirded out. “How did you know what I was doing????” …. “snapchat” …… “ohhhhhh…”

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April 12th, 2014

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se-ren-d-ipi-ty:

lacigreen:

snarkenstone:

On the left we have the lyrics from Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. On the right we rape survivors participating in Project Unbreakable, showing the various things that were said to them by their rapist.

From the Mouths of Rapist: The Lyrics to Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines

i think this is the most powerful photoset i’ve ever seen on tumblr.

Reblogging until you understand why this song is so vile

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April 11th, 2014

baritonepats:

owning-my-truth:

I live a 30 minute drive from here and this is an utter and complete tragedy. My heart goes out to all of the victims and their families and I am hoping that they all recover fully from this terrifying act.

I am wondering, though, about the elephant in the room: white male violence.

With each tragedy and incident of mass violence perpetrated at the hands of white men, these discussions come up, although white progressives usually subsume them under discussions about gun control (which is also necessary, but let us not forget that white men also have disproportionate gun ownership in this country over other racial and gender groups). The Newton massacre was yet another reminder of this, and now again, today:

White boy walks into school (or other public institution), and goes on a rampage wounding or killing dozens in the process.

Why is this not surprising anymore? Well the facts:

70% of mass killings in the U.S. since 1982 have been by white men

Check out this timeline of mass shootings in the U.S. to see for yourself.

Many of us POC and black folks in particular wax long about this, but what if the statistics were reversed and 70% of mass killings in the U.S. were being committed by black men rather than white men? How would that not spark a national conversation about black male violence and also be used to pathologize black men as (even more) criminal and violent?

But at the same time, it’s so clear that the ways in which whiteness and maleness operates is by conferring invisibility on the subject. It allows us to give these boys and men the benefit of the doubt, when we would never do the same for a POC. It allows us to be willfully obtuse about the need for us to address male violence across all racial lines (due to patriarchy)  and specifically white male violence and their internalized desire to control their environments and surroundings, leading to these incidents of mass violence (due to white supremacist patriarchy). 

We would think that in a country where violence and genocide perpetrated by white men has been with us since 1492, that this wouldn’t be a conversation that we could somehow “miss.” You would think that with incident after incident of mass violence, that we would try to address the larger systems of domination (white supremacist capitalist patriarchy) which these boys and men have internalized, rather than deflecting immediately into an ableist discussion of their mental health. Addressing these systems of domination is an act of love and empathy for all people, them included, to create a society of love, compassion and mutual respect, where mass acts of violence like this are a thing of the past.

But, no, this is America. What do you expect?

Again my heart goes out to the victims and their families and I wish you all a speedy recovery in this difficult time. 

Also addressing a related issue that always goes unquestioned in the wake of these tragedies is why it is only these acts of violence in upper-middle class neighborhoods that are marked as tragedies, when dispossessed communities of color are visited daily by the violence of the state and a racist capitalist misogynist anti-queer society.

As my African American Studies professor noted, the media and these communities always say “Why us? This isn’t supposed to happen here”, with the obvious implication that such violence should only happen “there”.

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Putting people down undermines our ability to have meaningful relationships.

Something one of my professors said as we discussed the power of relationships. It’s relationships that make people happy and those should be the center of care when we’re in therapy. 

Unfortunately, we live in an individualized centered society where we focus more on the rat race in our own lives rather than cultivating healthy communities filled with positive relationships. We don’t care who we hurt, as long as we’re in the lead and carry the power. 

Being constantly plugged into technology for our own self-absorption and validation obstructs future generations cultivate healthy relationships because we have created a disorder of disconnection. 

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April 10th, 2014
April 9th, 2014
We have a government that says it’s okay to eat Twinkies and Cocoa Puffs and Mountain Dew, but it’s illegal to drink raw milk and eat compost-grown tomatoes and Aunt Matilda’s pickles.

Jon Stewart and Matt Taibbi discuss the different treatment afforded to ‘street’ based drug users and white-collar criminals profiting from the drug trade.

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April 8th, 2014
attack-attazkaban:

watermel0n-smile:

he just accepts it, not even surprised by it. must happen all the time

I’m so in love with this

attack-attazkaban:

watermel0n-smile:

he just accepts it, not even surprised by it. must happen all the time

I’m so in love with this

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kawaii-finds:

Really cute  lingerie Set from Estelle
$25.00 + Free Shipping!

kawaii-finds:

Really cute  lingerie Set from Estelle

$25.00 + Free Shipping!

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