If I'm ever quiet, it's not because I'm afraid to share my thoughts, it's because I don't know where to start.

 

dogshaming:

That’s it, I’m going to grand-ma’s!!

I’m Millie, when I was sent to the yard because I ate soiled baby tissues. I escaped and tried to make it the 3 blocks to Grandmas house where I assume Grandma will give me all the soiled tissues I desire.

dogshaming:

That’s it, I’m going to grand-ma’s!!

I’m Millie, when I was sent to the yard because I ate soiled baby tissues. I escaped and tried to make it the 3 blocks to Grandmas house where I assume Grandma will give me all the soiled tissues I desire.

Diet Coke vs. Diet Pepsi

hotel-job:

GUEST: Hi, sweetie. I just came from the VIP Lounge with my grandson and we saw that y’all didn’t have any diet cokes up there.
CONCIERGE: No. Just diet pepsi.
GUEST: Oh, well, can’t you go get some diet cokes for him?
CONCIERGE: Unfortunately, we can only offer the diet pepsis.
GUEST: Yeah, but he’s 12 years old. I mean, what are you supposed to tell a 12 year old when he was some diet cokes?
CONCIERGE: (wanted to say) Tell him he’s a fucking 12 year old and he’ll get over it.

mymodernmet:

Photographer Bobby-Jo Clow found herself face-to-face with a cheetah cub who approached her Landrover while on safari at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. She documented the curious cat’s looks of wonder and trepidation at the vehicle and its passengers.

Anonymous asked
I find it annoying that white people keep saying Cleopatra was greek. Do you believe this or is this just another regurgitated lie attempting to white wash our history.

fucknofetishization:

reverseracism:

I do not believe it. The Egyptians were black. I do not care what the white washed history says. Most of it is lies created by old white men.

People assume Cleopatra was Greek because of her name. If an Asian woman is named Britney does that make her white? My name is Susie… Am I white? Hell Nope.

Many people do not realizing the Greeks and Egyptians were much like middle America and North America. They traded cultures, languages, Etc.

If in 500 years people look back on United States look back on the American English language and see that the Spanish language is being taught in school and quickly dominating English, will they believe the current North American society was in fact of middle American descent and not “culturally diverse”? People seem to find it hard to believe that older societies participated in cultural exchange and that black people did INFACT travel the world eons before the transatlantic slave trade.

With that being said, the Egyptians didn’t even call themselves the Egyptians, it was a name given by the English. The Greeks referred to them as “melampodes” (black footed ones).

Just like how Brazil is actually “Brasil”, but English speakers call it Brazil and the Spain is actually “Espana”, but the English speakers call it Spain. The Egyptians called their country the “Kemet” which directly translates to ‘land of the blacks’ and referred to themselves as the “Kemets” which translates to the ‘the black ones’.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I find it very hard to believe that a land supposedly full of white people would be referred to as black footed and then call themselves the blacks.

- Susie the moderator

Another reason why many like to imagine Cleopatra as white, it because she was said to be incredibly beautiful (black woman supposedly can’t be beautiful). She was given hundreds of proposals, gifts, live stock, diamonds/jewels, etc (black women supposedly are undeserving of praise). Also, she was said to very emotional and sentimental, keep in mind the stereotype that black woman are either bitter, sassy, or strong; none of these stereotypes fitting the image of Cleopatra.

She was seen as graceful and elegant. Many Mediterranean (white) men lusted over her “exotic features”. Keep in mind that a white man wouldn’t say a white woman has “exotic” features. Also, with that being said, exotic isn’t a compliment.

It directly correlates to the hypersexualization and the desexualization of the black body.

The black body is often hyper sexualized, but seen as not worthy of praise or kindness. Which is why when her elegance is shown through media, you get what the western societal bias wants, a white woman. Apparently the only woman who is worthy of such praise

wearethefourthwave:

"THIS PICTURE WILL NOT CHANGE THE WORLD, BUT I STILL NEED FEMINISM AND I’M GOING TO REALLY, REALLY TELL YOU WHY":
-Because I got called a whore for wearing a short plaid skirt when I was 10
-and because when Nujood Ali from Yemen was 10 she got divorced
-Because black girls’ names became my classmates’ favorite “joke” when I was 11
-and because when an 11-year-old girl in Texas was raped by 18 men the New York Times wrote of how the girl “dressed older than her age”
-Because I started counting calories when I was 14
-and because when Malala Yousafzai was 14 she was shot in the head for trying to go to school
-Because I heard a boy greet a girl with “hey slut” today at age 16 -and because when a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio was filmed being raped by two boys at a party while unconscious the CNN reporters talked about how tragic it was because the rapists had such bright futures as athletes
-Because I will have to watch my drink at all bars and parties when I am 22
-and because when CeCe McDonald was 22 she was sentenced to 41 months in prison for defending herself against a man who screamed transphobic, racist insults at her and then slashed her face with a bottle
-Because no matter what age I am the biggest threat to men will still be heart disease, and the biggest threat to women will still be men.
-Because it is not just about me, because it is not just about anger, because it is not just a JOKE, because it is not just about “hating men,” because it is not just about girls with vaginas, because it is not just about ending “slut”, because it is not just about white straight girls in Rookie magazine, because it is not just about writing on backs, because it is not just about the fact that gay men are “fags” but lesbians are “hot,” because it is not just about pictures of thin white girls being the only google image results for the search phrase “beautiful women”, because it is not just about writing signs, because it is not just about what she was wearing or how many times she said yes before she changed her answer to no, because misogyny is not just about one thing and feminism is not just about one thing and it is not just “a trend” and it will not “happen” in just one way.
-And because yes. It is about equality for EVERYONE, but first and foremost it needs to be about equality for girls, because they are not treated equally to men, in every single sense, and you are not going to take feminism away from me and call me bossy/hostile/aggressive and make this about yourself or make it into a joke, because truth be told, I’m not joking and I’m tired of explaining. If you want to call yourself a feminist, you work hard to spread feminism, you do not turn this into a contest of whose struggle is greater and constantly demand to know what you can get out of feminism personally. Feminism is not just about you, or me, it is about everyone. If you’re male and you’re tired of men being stereotyped as hyper-masculine, soulless, sexist, inherent leader-tyrant creatures, then go out and prove the patriarchy wrong and fight for girls, like someone with a soul who believes in equality would. Then, yes, feminism will be about everyone.
-Sylvie (an amazing grrrl godess) Photo taken by Caroline http://c-h-0-w.tumblr.com/

wearethefourthwave:

"THIS PICTURE WILL NOT CHANGE THE WORLD, BUT I STILL NEED FEMINISM AND I’M GOING TO REALLY, REALLY TELL YOU WHY":

-Because I got called a whore for wearing a short plaid skirt when I was 10

-and because when Nujood Ali from Yemen was 10 she got divorced

-Because black girls’ names became my classmates’ favorite “joke” when I was 11

-and because when an 11-year-old girl in Texas was raped by 18 men the New York Times wrote of how the girl “dressed older than her age”

-Because I started counting calories when I was 14

-and because when Malala Yousafzai was 14 she was shot in the head for trying to go to school

-Because I heard a boy greet a girl with “hey slut” today at age 16
-and because when a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio was filmed being raped by two boys at a party while unconscious the CNN reporters talked about how tragic it was because the rapists had such bright futures as athletes

-Because I will have to watch my drink at all bars and parties when I am 22

-and because when CeCe McDonald was 22 she was sentenced to 41 months in prison for defending herself against a man who screamed transphobic, racist insults at her and then slashed her face with a bottle

-Because no matter what age I am the biggest threat to men will still be heart disease, and the biggest threat to women will still be men.

-Because it is not just about me, because it is not just about anger, because it is not just a JOKE, because it is not just about “hating men,” because it is not just about girls with vaginas, because it is not just about ending “slut”, because it is not just about white straight girls in Rookie magazine, because it is not just about writing on backs, because it is not just about the fact that gay men are “fags” but lesbians are “hot,” because it is not just about pictures of thin white girls being the only google image results for the search phrase “beautiful women”, because it is not just about writing signs, because it is not just about what she was wearing or how many times she said yes before she changed her answer to no, because misogyny is not just about one thing and feminism is not just about one thing and it is not just “a trend” and it will not “happen” in just one way.

-And because yes. It is about equality for EVERYONE, but first and foremost it needs to be about equality for girls, because they are not treated equally to men, in every single sense, and you are not going to take feminism away from me and call me bossy/hostile/aggressive and make this about yourself or make it into a joke, because truth be told, I’m not joking and I’m tired of explaining. If you want to call yourself a feminist, you work hard to spread feminism, you do not turn this into a contest of whose struggle is greater and constantly demand to know what you can get out of feminism personally. Feminism is not just about you, or me, it is about everyone. If you’re male and you’re tired of men being stereotyped as hyper-masculine, soulless, sexist, inherent leader-tyrant creatures, then go out and prove the patriarchy wrong and fight for girls, like someone with a soul who believes in equality would. Then, yes, feminism will be about everyone.

-Sylvie (an amazing grrrl godess)
Photo taken by Caroline http://c-h-0-w.tumblr.com/

phoebe-tonkin:

“Only England could have produced her. She was the perfect English rose. When the door opened and she was there, she was so terribly good-looking. She had such an exquisite unreality about her.”

-Diana Vreeland on Vivien Leigh

briandanielwolf:

rjestudio:

Madame Esther Quek, Group Fashion Director of The Rake and Revolution magazines (Middle East).

that first picture done me in

How can anybody be this stylish I mean damn

(Source: meyong)