bookoisseur

smartgirlsattheparty:

crystal-celeste:

When I was a student, all that was told to me was how much my cultura didn’t matter. How important European art and standards are, and how totally dominant their aesthetic should be. All I wanted to do was tell my story. And I looked nothing like what is considered relevant or beautiful or important by society’s ideals. But I JUST.KEPT.GOING. Here are some of my pieces. I’m here to uplift and change who is in the spotlight. Powerful womyn of color. My indigenous sisters.

These are so great!! 

yoisthisracist

Anonymous asked:

My wife and I want to adopt a kid because there are already enough kids in the world and a lot that don't have a family. We want to do the most amount of good, and black children are less likely to be adopted, but we're both white. Would it be more detrimental to them grow up with parents who do not have a first hand perspective of their future social experience and risk being ostracized by some for not actually being black, or would it be better to adopt and just do our best?

yoisthisracist answered:

Just adopt and do your best.

I agree - adopt and do your best, and educate yourself about the challenges that your potential children will face because of their skin color.  Try to be proactively engaging yourself in their reality rather than assuming that your reality will translate over to them just because they’re your children.

unimpressedcats
clavid:

THATS A HUMAN THAT SOMEONE TURNED INTO A CAT I BET JUST LIKE HOCUS POCUS STARRING SARAH JESSICA PARKER

“Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity,
He’s broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,And when you reach the scene of crime—Macavity’s not there!You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air—But I tell you once and once again, Macavity’s not there!” 

clavid:

THATS A HUMAN THAT SOMEONE TURNED INTO A CAT I BET JUST LIKE HOCUS POCUS STARRING SARAH JESSICA PARKER

Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity,

He’s broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
And when you reach the scene of crime—Macavity’s not there!
You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air—
But I tell you once and once again, Macavity’s not there!” 

monstrousmusings

monstrousmusings:

He’s too emotionally invested in the idea that misandry is a Real Thing for Real to abandon that. He won’t read anything you give him in good faith.

Yeah if it was just the trans guys thing I would probably…

I think he is Quebecois himself.  He has a pattern of argumentation.  Eventually, it all comes back to being a personal attack on him.  I remember him from pre-Kinja io9 days.  He took forever to get on board with the idea of climate change.  Serenada had to educate him about the fact that someone having sex with an unconscious person IS actually rape.  He felt free to pass judgment on my pro-choice views multiple times, because “but what if the pregnancy was caused by meeeeee I’d be so saaaaaaaad!”

Basically he has a pattern of defending his position on things he doesn’t know much about, or hasn’t thought much about, and he has a very hard time admitting that he’s wrong about something.

monstrousmusings

monstrousmusings:

mythbri replied to your photo “A fun day of paintball! Here are a couple of my bruises. The worst is…”

I thought I would like paintball the one time I played. I would like it if I weren’t the only woman there, though. My first and last time, I was invited by my brother. The other guys…

If I had friends who were into it, it would probably be fine.  But I was cut exactly zero slack for mistakes, despite it being my first time playing.  Didn’t mind getting shot except for the guy who snuck up behind me and started firing, getting closer and closer until he was at point-blank range - it was clear after the first three shots that I was “out” but he didn’t seem to think that mattered.

I’d played with borrowed gear that time and wan’t impressed enough with my experience to invest in any of my own or try to “muscle through” and keep playing.  When you’re told that you suck at paintball because you’re a girl, and you don’t want to play paintball anymore after that, then Voila!  You end up sucking at paintball (same goes for video games).  It wasn’t because I was a girl, though.  It was because those guys were jerks.

People sure are good at excluding others from activities for really ridiculous reasons.