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When women scream you wonder what’s wrong with them. When men yell you get afraid about what they’re going to do.
A girl in my creative writing class said this in response to a story we read about witnessing intimate partner violence and it really fucked with my head because I’ve never, ever, ever, thought of it that way. (via firelorddahlia)

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nuestrahermana:

Bad Ass Black Goths: A Photoset For You To Reblog & Throw In People’s Faces

by Nuestra Hermana

In case you didn’t know, there has always been a lot of backwards ass racist sentiments towards black goths. Statements like, “there aren’t any black goths”, “black people just don’t look right as goth”, “Black goths are scary”, “Black people shouldn’t be goth” are prominent throughout the internet and within clubs and community circles.

Translated, these statements in their simplest root read something along the lines of: Black people cannot be gothic because they are not white.

Of course, not every non-black goth is this way but you will see more than plenty proclaim any of the above without a thought of how erasing and racist it is towards black goths.

Recently, I read someone posting something along the very same sentiment, claiming they had never seen a black person “pull off” being goth.

This here, is for all of you dears who truly believe that. I’m here to simply show you that Black goths do it real fucking well & are just as dark souled & artistically amazingly magnificent in the goth community (if not even more, yes, I did just say that to you.)

If you don’t know much about this or simply don’t believe me, you can read more for yourself here , where someone is asking for advice on “on how you would approach one” and here, where someone claims that black people make terrible vampires (TW: racist slurs)… and here where a black goth is attacked for simply asking if there are any other black goths in his area.

If you’re black and goth and want some support:

Black & African American Goths

Black/African-American Goths (364 members! Yes.)

Ps: I had a bunch more pictures but I couldn’t fit them in to this photoset.

izanzanwin:

Flag that flew over Native American-occupied Alcatraz

izanzanwin:

Flag that flew over Native American-occupied Alcatraz

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theinturnetexplorer:

could someone please make me a suit of chainmail using this method?

mentalalchemy:

Moons
I am constantly torn between wanting to improve myself and wanting to destroy myself.
(via iamnotthesociopath)
A worker is a worker, whether in prison or not, and a group of workers is a union, whether recognized by the state or not. Incarcerated workers are some of the most exploited in the United States. We are doing everything we can do to support them, and call on all people of conscience in this country to join this movement to end the New Jim Crow and abolish the prison industrial complex
Jim Faulkner, Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee member (via jointheiww)
hoodethicist:

Shit is fucking sickening

hoodethicist:

Shit is fucking sickening

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This is my catvertising strategy. I just stick my pussy on a flier and hope people come.

Really REALLY really excited about @theorizingtheweb (theorizingtheweb.tumblr.com) because it’s a multidisciplinary conference and I love getting to talk outside of the sex bubble. I’m pumped to meet new people and open up conversations. I really hope for more opportunities to talk at gatherings like these with lots if people and disciplines and ideas. 

Probably need to rehaul my website though, it needs a major facelift. It’s embarrassing for me to show up with a stale website with limited blogging and a dearth of updates.

This is my catvertising strategy. I just stick my pussy on a flier and hope people come.

Really REALLY really excited about @theorizingtheweb (theorizingtheweb.tumblr.com) because it’s a multidisciplinary conference and I love getting to talk outside of the sex bubble. I’m pumped to meet new people and open up conversations. I really hope for more opportunities to talk at gatherings like these with lots if people and disciplines and ideas.

Probably need to rehaul my website though, it needs a major facelift. It’s embarrassing for me to show up with a stale website with limited blogging and a dearth of updates.

Jazz Cat has been with me for a long time. He’s huge, kind of a jerk sometimes, but super adorable, smart, mischief making, tolerant, and a love bug. He’s handled tons of moves like a champ, has dealt with many other dogs and cats (including spitting mean cats!) and is a lover, not a fighter.

Jazz Cat

Jazz Cat

gardenandtable:

seraphica:

This innovative composting area/park proposal, known as ‘Green Loop’, imagines a brand-new approach to New York City’s organic waste disposal process… as opposed to shipping it to Ohio. Read more here.

YES THIS! THIS!

Two garden Fabusaurs.

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