September 1, 2014


that fact that revenge porn and leaking of women’s nudes exists at the same time as the readily accessible porn industry is an explicit example of the ways in which women are viewed as sex objects for male consumption. when men are denied the right to our bodies, they steal it. having access to porn literally anywhere at any time for free still doesn’t stop them. to them, it’s their god given right to access women’s bodies at their whim and when we refuse we’re punished for it.

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September 1, 2014


Also I hate that whole “eventually everybody will be mixed” narrative because it’s about the erasure/dilution of obvious markers of blackness like dark skin and kinky hair but lol

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September 1, 2014
"Here is how the internship scam works. It’s not about a “skills” gap. It’s about a morality gap.

1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills.

2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.

3) End on the job training for entry level jobs. Educated told skills are irrelevant. Uneducated told they have no way to obtain skills.

4) As wealthy progress on professional career path, middle and lower class youth take service jobs to pay off massive educational debt.

5) Make these part-time jobs not “count” on resume. Hire on prestige, not skill or education. Punish those who need to work to survive.

6) Punish young people who never found any kind of work the hardest. Make them untouchables — unhireable.

7) Tell wealthy people they are “privileged” to be working 40 hrs/week for free. Don’t tell them what kind of “privileged” it is.

8) Make status quo commentary written by unpaid interns or people hiring unpaid interns. They will tell you it’s your fault.

9) Young people, it is not your fault. Speak out. Fight back. Bankrupt the prestige economy."

The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy | Sarah Kendzior (via brutereason)

solarbird added: see also the intrinsic fraud of the prestigious internship. (via solarbird)

this comes from the top rope.

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Filed under: capitalism 
September 1, 2014


Watch the interview HERE.

This interview is pretty much the only reason I haven’t written Zoe off because I really want to drink coffee, eat cake, and talk about life with her. 

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September 1, 2014

ugh. bougie black struggle #949: receiving shitty delivery service but still feeling obligated to tip because stereotypes. 

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Filed under: life 
September 1, 2014
"When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation. But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him. Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people."

Keith Boykin: Does the Second Amendment Only Apply to White People? (via clambistro)

Shit, neither does the first. As demonstrated by the reaction to protesters in Ferguson. 

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September 1, 2014


i know i get people telling me im pretty a lot now (which is v nice don’t ever stop lol) but i still get very insecure about my appearance bcs i was picked on a lot for my looks/features when i was younger and that kinda stuff doesn’t just disappear bcs people call you pretty now. it stays with you but im trying to not be as insecure, it’s a battle i guess

It’s very weird to be a late bloomer and notice all the different ways people value and perceive you when you’re considered attractive. I personally feel uncomfortable with it because I feel like looks are so mercurial, unreliable, and ultimately meaningless. 

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Filed under: beauty politics 
September 1, 2014



The Events in Ferguson will one day make a great movie for white people to feel guilty about and give an academy award to

and the story will revolve around a white journalist who ultimately realizes that wow, we’re all human

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Filed under: real talk 
September 1, 2014
Check out this mix on @8tracks: black girl misandry: the ep 
beyonce - ring the alarm // rihanna - breakin’ dishes // erykah badu - tyrone // mya feat. trina - ridin’ // janet jackson - trust a try // jazmine sullivan - bust your windows // nicki minaj - lookin’ ass // mariah carey - thirsty // kelis - caught out there

Check out this mix on @8tracks: black girl misandry: the ep 

beyonce - ring the alarm // rihanna - breakin’ dishes // erykah badu - tyrone // mya feat. trina - ridin’ // janet jackson - trust a try // jazmine sullivan - bust your windows // nicki minaj - lookin’ ass // mariah carey - thirsty // kelis - caught out there

August 31, 2014

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