dreaming-gypsies:

The moon x

dreaming-gypsies:

The moon x

male-eye-candy:

hinomaru721:

 Fantasy, sci-fi and gender bending by Sakimi chan from facebook

http://sakimichan.deviantart.com/

This is kind of fun.

(Source: truangles)

In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.
…the offspring of white women were born free, irrespective of the father’s status, and that the offspring of enslaved women were born into slavery, regardless of the status of the father. White women could not be enslaved, and blacks were presumed enslaved until proof could be provided to the contrary. White women and black women were legally construed as the vehicles on which freedom and slavery, respectively, travelled…

This is the rape joke:
My best friend was four years old the first time his father came into his room at midnight and tore out his throat. He still has days when I cannot hold him because the memory of a bleeding trachea haunts his doorway. He has not been home for the holidays in many years, but – even now – hands are seen as weapons.

This is the rape joke:
I have been told by more than twenty people that they have been raped. To all of them, I asked where the rapist was. From none of them, I heard ‘jail.’

This is the rape joke:
Once my brother told me that I was so ugly, I would be a virgin forever. Unless someone raped me. But even they wouldn’t come back for seconds.

This is the rape joke:
I believed him.

This is the rape joke:
I now look at every woman on the street and wonder if the space between her legs is a crime scene, surrounded by ripped caution tape. The statistics tell me that this is so common that I will never be in a room that does not contain a survivor. Not even if I am in that room alone.

This is the rape joke:
I was thirteen years old, and he was supposed to be just a friend.

This is the rape joke:
When his older brother came home, the boy pulled away. He wiped the tears from my face and said ‘we should do this again some time.’

This is the rape joke:
When I finally told my parents, they asked what I had been wearing.

This is the rape joke:
I had been wearing my innocence. My trust. I had worn the love I held for humanity and expected to be treated well. I had never been taught that I would be that girl, the one who keeps a mine of secrets between her legs – that girl was the slut. I wasn’t supposed to be breakable.
What had I been wearing? I wore the rape joke, then I became it.

kontrolledkhaos:

stefanoprugante1:

BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

This is my tribute to the black cartoon characters I grew up watching. Happy Black History Month.

1. Gerald - Hey Arnold
2. Keesha - The Magic School Bus
3. Huey & Riley Freeman - The Boondocks
4. Fillmore - Fillmore
5. Storm - X-Men
6. Sunny Bridges - Class of 3000
7. C Bear and Jamal - C Bear and Jamal
8. The Browns - The Cleveland Show
9. Kwame - Captain Planet
10. Brock - Pokemon
11. Susie - The Rugrats
12. Franklin - Peanuts
13. Little Bill - Little Bill
14. The Junkyard Gang - Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids
15. John Stewart - Justice League
16. Gary Coleman - The Gary Coleman Show
17. Static Shock - Static Shock
18. Skeeter - Doug (yes Skeeter is black… Don’t question it)
19. Chef - South Park
20. The Harlem Globetrotters - The Super Globetrotters
21. Miranda - As Told By Ginger
22. Vince - Recess
23. The Prouds - The Proud Family
24. Uniqua - The Backyardigans (her name is Uniqua… Don’t question it)
25. The Tenants of the Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Projects - The Pjs
26. Afro Samurai - Afro Samurai
27. Damey Wayne - Waynehead
28. Cyborg - Teen Titans
29. Mr. Popo - Dragonball Z (let me have this one)
30. Numbuh 5 - Kids Next Door

Didn’t think Brock was black but I’ll take it

thechanelmuse:

When They Were Young: Rihanna, Sade, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Jada Pinkett, T.I., Kanye West, Chris Brown, Kerry Washington, and Usher

readabookson:

Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance

https://anonfiles.com/file/d7110f7184de4e140502d895b0c52c05

Black Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics

https://anonfiles.com/file/7f8c91ea8c9653f77e8e70b22a5c4891

Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence

https://anonfiles.com/file/dff26eed98ed82920e607ae93059ba62

Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century America

https://anonfiles.com/file/6d42ade347ef2b78ee013940ff985288

Ain’t I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

https://anonfiles.com/file/b5e59005660d85e2fd2c95157f067b7b

Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts

https://anonfiles.com/file/c443f950d2073f412e5239d0b0962ccf

Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History

https://anonfiles.com/file/87e15f7d380ae29722f1d882ca83d9bc

The Black Woman: An Anthology

https://anonfiles.com/file/3a5c3d6e64b54397ca74acc52555f949

Between Good and Ghetto: African American Girls and Inner-City Violence

https://anonfiles.com/file/d62518af559b091eb1e9682d0283f619

The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes From Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop

https://anonfiles.com/file/f912516ab9f1f248431cf1700ea539cc

aashketchumm:

Liking someone you have no chance with.

aashketchumm:

Liking someone you have no chance with.

(Source: simpsons-latino)