"killed for being black" there's more black on white murders than vice versa per capita. Heck, there's more black on black murder than white on black murder in both absolute and per capita terms. Stop bitching and get your own fucking house in order.
I would ask to a link to your stats but I literally don’t care, you don’t have any, and that’s beside the point. Are any of those white people being killed for being white? Again, are any of those white people being killed for being white? Literally no… like what dimension of earth are you in if you just typed back what i said verbatim and still didn’t understand it?
These are things that don’t just happen to black people, but specifically happen to them because they are Black, because of systemic racism… Now, you make a similar list of murders and violence and humiliation happening to white people because of their racial position in this country, because of racism, that are reflective of any racial subordination they have in this country— i will wait…
Makes sense. I can relate to an extent. I’ve been single for almost 3 years now so plenty of time to figure shit out and though I’m not the most romantic person it would still be nice to have… something? Not sure what that would look like though
That’s kinda where I’m at too. And compared to when I was last in a relationship, I didn’t have this feeling at all. Like I didn’t want/desire a relationship the last time I had one, so it was really easy for me to let go of it (and why it didn’t work out). But that was 2 years ago and I’m just at a totally different place right now.
a man couldn’t get a woman to touch his dick, so he shot people, like, that’s an actual thing that has occurred in the year 2014. we can put people on the moon, but we can’t teach boys that they aren’t entitled to a woman’s body.
Bescause one pyscho classifies all mens actions. Okay tumblr.
every single shark in the world probably wouldn’t bite my leg off but that doesn’t mean I’m not gonna be cautious as hell while swimming in the damn ocean.
what’s up with dudes grabbin’ girl’s hands and making us touch their dicks while we’re making out like find your chill we’ll get there when we get there meanwhile i’m drawing maps and teaching lessons to dudes about how to find the clitoris smh
I used to think it was dumb as shit when people would get I to a relationship and be like “I found my missing piece!” I used to think - what, weren’t you whole before? Weren’t you your own person? Why do you need to rely on someone to “complete” you?
But the past 6 months or so, I think I’m coming to understand what that absence feels like. I am whole, I am my own person with a great life — getting an education and traveling and loving it.
But there’s this gap - this weird, encompassing loneliness that I can’t shake. And it’s something that isn’t fulfilled with my relationships with my family or even my closest friend. It’s like there’s something just missing.
I crave affection. I want someone to come home to and cuddle with while we talk about our days. Or someone to go out and do something wild with. Or fun. Or mellow. Or just stay in and be lazy with. I want someone who I can talk about anything with. Laugh, joke, be silly, be serious, have thoughtful conversations… It’s not that i need someone to feel complete, but rather someone I can share everything with to make this whole trip even better than it already is, you know? I feel cheesy as fuck for even thinking it, but damn. I do.
"I’ve got bipolar disorder My shit’s not in order I’m overweight, I’m always late, I’ve got too many things to say […] They tell us from the time we’re young To hide the tings that we don’t like about ourselves inside ourselves I know I’m not the only one Who spent so long attempting to be someone else Well, I’m over it I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are”
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
“Because lying to your kids about sex helps nobody. Telling them that sex is “only between mommies and daddies” is a lie that leads to confused, hormone charged teenagers. Telling them that sex is “only something that happens when two people love each other very much” is a lie that causes hormone charged teenagers to confuse “love” with “lust,” or “obsession.” It leads to leaps of logic like, “If I have sex with them, we must be in love.” Or worse: “if I love them, I have to have sex with them.” And how many teenage tragedies are based on that misconception?”—Lea Grover, "We Don’t Play With Our Vulvas At The Table" (via themindislimitless)
A couple of years ago, when I was newly pregnant and reporting in the West Bank, some of my local colleagues insisted that I skip covering a protest at an Israeli checkpoint. At first, I was resistant to letting pregnancy stand in the way of my work, but they knew from experience that there might be tear gas, and tear gas, they said, causes miscarriages.
They were right: though rigorous studies are few, there is evidence that tear gas is an abortifacient. In 2011, Chile temporarily suspended its use after a University of Chile studylinked it to miscarriage and fetal harm. Investigating the use of tear gas in Bahrain in 2012, Physicians for Human Rights found that local doctors were reporting increased numbers of miscarriages in exposed areas. And UN officials have connected tear gas to miscarriages in the Palestinian territories.
This means it’s likely that police in Ferguson, Missouri, have been spraying abortion-causing chemicals on crowds of civilians. Recently at TheNation.com, Dani McClain wrote about the killing of black youth as a reproductive justice issue, one that goes to the heart of the rights of parents to raise their children in peace, safety and dignity. She’s correct, of course, but if the anti-abortion movement were actually concerned about the well-being of the unborn, then the violence in Ferguson would be a pro-life issue as well.