Impeccably Flawed

fyeahkerrywashington:

In a world that too often tells little girls to choose between womanhood and success, between femininity and a seat at the head of the table, both onscreen and off Kerry Washington embodies the promise that lives in all our young people to shape their own destinies and succeed as “gladiators” for the causes in which they believe. - Valerie Jarrett

The 100 Most Influential People 2014 | TIME

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calibornsbottomwhore:

im so angry the nexy generations will probably have virtual reality and alien contact and we have republicans and windows 8

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sprintingbackwards:

This is from the opening of the movie “Contact”.The scene is a few minutes long, and starts on the surface of the earth then the camera’s eye pulls back, and back, and back, and back until you’re at the edge of our solar system. The ambient noise pollution from earth fades slowly to silence as it pulls back farther, and farther until you’re outside of our galaxy. And it keeps going.It was awe inspiring. Made me feel small - infinitesimal - in the literal sense of the word.
Here’s the video clip.

sprintingbackwards:

This is from the opening of the movie “Contact”.

The scene is a few minutes long, and starts on the surface of the earth then the camera’s eye pulls back, and back, and back, and back until you’re at the edge of our solar system. The ambient noise pollution from earth fades slowly to silence as it pulls back farther, and farther until you’re outside of our galaxy. And it keeps going.

It was awe inspiring. Made me feel small - infinitesimal - in the literal sense of the word.

Here’s the video clip.

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blackgirlsrpretty2:

I’m going to miss Yang

We have identical personalities…

she is a huge reason why I watch the show…

she balances out Meredith’s lameness…

I stopped watching Grey’s because of Meredith overload. Watching her makes me feel weak and anemic.

roguesenigma:

belindapendragon:

jellyroll22:

geejayeff:


This was bad enough as an instance of conservative recklessness when Bundy was just a lawless rancher backed by armed militamen. It’s even worse now that we know that Bundy is full of racist bones. Here’s he is, as quoted by the New York Times, speaking to a public gathering of supporters:



“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.




“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”



In other words, the real problem with African-Americans today is that they’re addicted to welfare and unwilling to work. Sure, slavery wasn’t ideal, but at least the Negroes had skills (cotton picking!), work, and family. (source)





This coming from a damn welfare rancher stealing shit for free and claiming he doesn’t have to pay for something he’s using. Fuck him and his racist ass.

Cliven Bundy…


You know, I’m no spring chicken, but sometimes I find the racism of white folk to be utterly breathtaking. As in how could these people even be considered as sane people when they say and mean things like…slaves enjoyed a “family life.” When they were not allowed to choose their mates and legally marry. When their children were sold away from them with as much consideration that the slavers gave to selling a pig or a cow. When white men routinely raped black slave women, when the children born from the rapes, the white slavers own biological children, were entered into their ledgers as property and sold off, oppressed, and enslaved, therefore marking white men as the ORIGINAL deadbeat dad. Do they really believe their bullshit to be true? REALLY???????

Let me put it this way… White people have already convinced themselves that they invented/or dominate yoga, anime, twerking, hip hop, punk, rock and jazz. And that is fairly recent history for the most part. They have an unending capacity for self delusion and convenient forgetfulness. So yes, given that textbooks are being changed to say that slavery was a club med vacation and blacks are just whiny, stupid and lazy… They can easily believe this.

roguesenigma:

belindapendragon:

jellyroll22:

geejayeff:

This was bad enough as an instance of conservative recklessness when Bundy was just a lawless rancher backed by armed militamen. It’s even worse now that we know that Bundy is full of racist bones. Here’s he is, as quoted by the New York Times, speaking to a public gathering of supporters:

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

In other words, the real problem with African-Americans today is that they’re addicted to welfare and unwilling to work. Sure, slavery wasn’t ideal, but at least the Negroes had skills (cotton picking!), work, and family. (source)

This coming from a damn welfare rancher stealing shit for free and claiming he doesn’t have to pay for something he’s using. Fuck him and his racist ass.

Cliven Bundy…

You know, I’m no spring chicken, but sometimes I find the racism of white folk to be utterly breathtaking. As in how could these people even be considered as sane people when they say and mean things like…slaves enjoyed a “family life.” When they were not allowed to choose their mates and legally marry. When their children were sold away from them with as much consideration that the slavers gave to selling a pig or a cow. When white men routinely raped black slave women, when the children born from the rapes, the white slavers own biological children, were entered into their ledgers as property and sold off, oppressed, and enslaved, therefore marking white men as the ORIGINAL deadbeat dad. Do they really believe their bullshit to be true? REALLY???????

Let me put it this way… White people have already convinced themselves that they invented/or dominate yoga, anime, twerking, hip hop, punk, rock and jazz. And that is fairly recent history for the most part. They have an unending capacity for self delusion and convenient forgetfulness. So yes, given that textbooks are being changed to say that slavery was a club med vacation and blacks are just whiny, stupid and lazy… They can easily believe this.

upallnightogetloki:

aber-flyingtiger:

rupeerose:

teafortrouble:

megg33k:

I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.

This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.

Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.

My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.

I’d never even considered this but I support it

It honestly makes no sense to only have changing stations in the women’s restroom like do they think fathers don’t go shopping without a mother at their side? Or what about gay couples with young children?

Changing a child is not solely a woman’s job so the stations shouldn’t be solely in the women’s restroom

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aleygrashouse:

COME ONE NA

Dear Elizabeth, Please don’t go anywhere else in politics without careful consideration. They may only be promoting you in order to silence you.

aleygrashouse:

COME ONE NA

Dear Elizabeth, Please don’t go anywhere else in politics without careful consideration. They may only be promoting you in order to silence you.

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dynastylnoire:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

shesmystifiedbythings:

bitteroreo:

youcantroamwithoutcaesar:

strawberry-bounce:

An average day’s worth of straight men in Amiyah Scott’s mentions. It’s one thing to dislike someone and to talk about them, but to go into their mentions?

They’re obsessed.

This is so terrifying

This isn’t about disliking someone, this is transmisogyny, transmisogynoir, transophobia. This is hatred, in the strongest form. All these folks in her mentions can burn in a fire, get hit by a bus, whatever they aren’t deemed worth living to me. This is how unsafe Black Transwomen are, they can’t even exist in the comfort of their own space at home, on the internet without threats of violence, this horrific, and disgusting.

and what makes me so mad, and what’s an attitude that really needs to be fucking addressed in our community, is that so many of these men are threatening violence against her because they believe she’s trying to trick them. like this is how the media fucks with our perceptions because trans women have always been set up as a ‘trap’ to threaten the sexuality of the hetero-hypermale. they are operating within the myth that a) black women’s bodies automatically belong to black men for the pursuit of their pleasure and b) trans women’s bodies are ‘false’ and ‘deceitful’ female bodies, and by merely existing they are a threat to male heterosexuality.

trans women’s bodies are women’s bodies. women’s bodies belong to themselves. the world does not revolve around your shriveled ego and the satisfaction of your tragic libido.

^^ yes that. They’re attracted to them and their scared of it so they hate them.

Exactly.

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fishnbanjos:

gallifreyglo:

Brace yourselves… People are quiet about Lupita at the moment, but the minute she says or does the slightest thing that could be considered an error, they will come down on her like the hand of God… Way out of proportion to the actual event. They are lying in wait.

You know somebody out here scouring everything she said like ten years ago that one time in class to use against her.

Yep!

Nicole Beharie in 42 (2013)

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mickeyblowsyourmind:

if it take lupita nyong’o being considered the most beautiful woman to respect dark skinned chicks…you’re shitty.

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221cbakerstreet:

discriminateagainstnerds:

fishingboatproceeds:

shreksforthememories:

and then they didnt put her on the final list

Disappointing.

your pasty ass was included on the list instead of someone who’s actually making a difference and all u got to say is “disappointing”

ugh oh my god john green you were not invited to this conversation

221cbakerstreet:

discriminateagainstnerds:

fishingboatproceeds:

shreksforthememories:

and then they didnt put her on the final list

Disappointing.

your pasty ass was included on the list instead of someone who’s actually making a difference and all u got to say is “disappointing”

ugh oh my god john green you were not invited to this conversation

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Brace yourselves… People are quiet about Lupita at the moment, but the minute she says or does the slightest thing that could be considered an error, they will come down on her like the hand of God… Way out of proportion to the actual event. They are lying in wait.