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twitter.com/DeviousPossess:

    fallenforbands:

hoffmango:

cause-shes-bittersweet:

smindersonfan:

secretmindreader:

Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.

Spreading the word.

My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.
She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.
I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.
I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.
Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.
Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.
Get angry. Be in command.

FUCKING RELEVANT

If someone is doing something that makes you uncomfortable like this, you do not need to be nice. Swear, kick, scream, make the asshole cry. You don’t have to nice, be as rude as you want

    fallenforbands:

    hoffmango:

    cause-shes-bittersweet:

    smindersonfan:

    secretmindreader:

    Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.

    Spreading the word.

    My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.

    She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.

    I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.

    I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.

    Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.

    Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.

    Get angry. Be in command.

    FUCKING RELEVANT

    If someone is doing something that makes you uncomfortable like this, you do not need to be nice. Swear, kick, scream, make the asshole cry. You don’t have to nice, be as rude as you want

    (Source: nothingbutobsessions.tumblr.com\, via lifeofsylph)

    — 53 minutes ago with 412537 notes
    #for the commentary 
    The list doesn’t stop here

    caramellava:

    Some Black Artists who are not
    Kehinde wiley
    Kara Walker
    Basquiat
    or
    Glenn ligon

    Nothing wrong with these incredible artists but they aren’t the only ones making art and are also black. 
    __________________
     

    Romare Bearden
    Jacob Lawrence
    Faith Ringgold
    Ossawa Tanner
    Jennifer Packer
    Henry Taylor
    Barkley L. Hendricks
    Mickalene Thomas
    Nick Cave
    Kerry James Marshall
    jacolby satterwhite
    kalup linzy
    Nina chanel abney
    Carrie Mae Weems
    Wangechi Mutu


    (via postracialcomments)

    — 1 hour ago with 72 notes
    #black artists 
    "Past feminist refusal to draw attention to and attack racial hierarchies suppressed the link between race and class. Yet class struggle in American society has been shaped by the racial politic of white supremacy; it is only by analyzing racism and its function in capitalist society that a thorough understanding of class relationships can emerge. Class struggle is inextricably bound to the struggle to end racism."
    bell hooks, Feminist Theory: from Margin to Center (via wocinsolidarity)
    — 1 hour ago with 120 notes
    #feminism  #classism  #racism  #intersectionality  #bell hooks 

    ctgraphy:

    kinnme:

    kismesister:

    friendlytroll:

    mamasam:

    stopthatimp:

    nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.

    I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.

    Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.

    When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.

    NANI SPENDS THE ENTIRE MOVIE MAKING SURE THAT LILO NEVER FEELS LIKE HER IDEAS ARE WRONG.

    The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.

    This is a great moment because she probably *remembered* that Lilo said this once. And you know what? Shes not ending this day by letting her little sister think this is her fault. She’s not having an easy time trying to be a parent, but she knows none of this is her sisters fault, and shes not going to let her think it is. 

    And half of her terror of losing Lilo isnt even just losing her family; its knowing that wherever Lilo goes, they won’t know how to do these things. They won’t understand her. 

    What a good movie. 

    Casual reminder that the reason Lilo obsessively feeds the fish is because her parents died in a rainstorm and she firmly believes Pudge controls the weather. If you pay attention to the feeding sequence you will notice that storm clouds recede and dissipate, a visual narrative that confirms this.

    It’s not just a habit. It’s a very real part of Lilo’s healing process and Nani understands that.

    Also if you pay attention to Nani’s room you’ll notice she had surfing posters and trophies. She was very much on her way to being a pro surfer but had to give it up to become the adult Lilo needed her to be.

    And not ONCE does Nani show her sister any resentment. It’s worth it to keep her family together. This is a young woman who is willing to sacrifice all of her dreams and make incredibly grown up decisions.

    What I am saying is Nani is the best disney princess of all time. Disney Queen even.

    LOVE this movie

    I never noticed Nani’s trophies. Just when I think I cannot adore a character more…

    (via theofficialdukeofweaseltown)

    — 11 hours ago with 773295 notes

    broblerones:

    "animated tv shows for adults can’t really be funny unless they’re offensive, it’s called satire!"
    image

    (via scruffymacgoogler)

    — 12 hours ago with 206445 notes

    johnnystorm803:

    leseanthomas:

    I could use a season 3 of Samurai Champloo right about now…

    We all could..

    (via scruffymacgoogler)

    — 12 hours ago with 666 notes

    rosalarian:

    I honestly don’t understand artists who give all their characters the same face and body. This is the most fun thing. Diversity is fun and cool to make and read!

    These characters are from the next comic I’m going to work on, which will happen faster if the Patreon reaches $1500. Supernatural murder mystery on a old-timey circus train.

    — 20 hours ago with 195 notes
    #not my art  #rosalarian 
    "She warned us against becoming a movement only for white middle class people, this was 41 years ago, and today, so much of the ways in which LGBT equality has played out has been about white middle class people."

    Laverne Cox talking about Sylvia Rivera

    x

    (via fuckyeahlavernecox)

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    — 23 hours ago with 8618 notes
    dynastylnoire:

artofnatiq:

A call for models, images, and support!
I’m starting a new collection of paintings addressing the wrongs of appropriation and I need your help. Appropriation is wrong, in all of it’s forms, and I want to do whatever I can to stop it. Please read this for details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-6AcnNccGmUSmoxOWlHeXZoNTg/edit?usp=sharing or email me at natiq@artofnatiq.com.
Support your friendly neighborhood artists.
Natiq…

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST
Support artist’s against appropriation!

    dynastylnoire:

    artofnatiq:

    A call for models, images, and support!

    I’m starting a new collection of paintings addressing the wrongs of appropriation and I need your help. Appropriation is wrong, in all of it’s forms, and I want to do whatever I can to stop it. Please read this for details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-6AcnNccGmUSmoxOWlHeXZoNTg/edit?usp=sharing or email me at natiq@artofnatiq.com.

    Support your friendly neighborhood artists.

    Natiq…

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

    Support artist’s against appropriation!

    — 23 hours ago with 27 notes
    #signal boost  #cultural appropriation 
    WE ARE NOT THE PROBLEM. →

    aceunibomber06:

    Several articles and older people have been going on tirades about my generation. How we are lazy, unfocused, misguided, unmarried? This infuriates me to no end.

    My parents and Grandparents generation are the ones exploiting us. They had the best of their generation misused…

    — 1 day ago with 113 notes

    athickgirlscloset:

    cunt-lyfe:

    Danielle Brooks & Samira Wiley on Celebrity Girl Crushes

    they fucking…please 🙏

    idk what it is, but Samira’s smile just…oh girl!!!!

    (Source: forevertween, via blackgirlsrpretty2)

    — 1 day ago with 62550 notes