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stayuglystayangry:

shoutout to all the girls + women who have thick, dark, and abundant body hair and have to spend time and energy shaving every single day if they don’t want to be harassed by loved ones + strangers alike

shoutout to all the girls + women who decided its not worth their time, even if they only skip sometimes, and endure criticism, harassment, and stigma as the price for their own freedom of time + comfort

aeonbaby

thebluelip-blondie:

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

spectral-market

Anonymous asked:

I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??

natnovna answered:

there’s a bail and legal fund that’s been set up for those who’ve been arrested 

this person is trying to organize a food drive for school kids in ferguson

national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality) 

share the following: 

videos of what has happened

links to articles

how to make a tear gas mask

livestream link to the peaceful protests

Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site) 

222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135

Ph: 314-522-3100
Fx: 314-524-5290

wocinsolidarity:

***SIGNAL BOOST!!!!WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE***

"It’s just a couple logos.”
"You just draw all day.”
"It’s just a website.”
"It’s just a quick sketch.”
“Just pick a typeface.”
There’s a culture of devaluing one’s work with a single word: just. What doesn’t blatantly show is the amount of time you study, research, explore and practice the very things you love. Don’t devalue it, even if you feel you need to dumb it down for your audience.
We create more value in the work we do by the way we speak about it.
Maybe speaking with respect about our work can help dissuade co-workers, bosses, family, people in general from making it seem so easy and insignificant; and maybe, just maybe, the public wont be so oblivious to the graphic process.
It’s not magic. It’s not always easy. It’s not something your 7-yr-old can do. It’s a real profession. Don’t mistake enjoyment of work as simplicity of work.

"It’s just a couple logos.”

"You just draw all day.”

"It’s just a website.”

"It’s just a quick sketch.”

Just pick a typeface.”

There’s a culture of devaluing one’s work with a single word: just. What doesn’t blatantly show is the amount of time you study, research, explore and practice the very things you love. Don’t devalue it, even if you feel you need to dumb it down for your audience.

We create more value in the work we do by the way we speak about it.

Maybe speaking with respect about our work can help dissuade co-workers, bosses, family, people in general from making it seem so easy and insignificant; and maybe, just maybe, the public wont be so oblivious to the graphic process.

It’s not magic. It’s not always easy. It’s not something your 7-yr-old can do. It’s a real profession. Don’t mistake enjoyment of work as simplicity of work.