There’s clowns to the left of me
Jokers to the right, here I am
Stuck in the middle with you
Donations go to Shield of Hope, a 501c3. The charity shares the same address as a police union in St. Louis.
just to be clear, we are looking at a scenario in which the very organization tasked with investigating an officer-involved-shooting… are behind the donation drive to support the officer involved in the shooting
I just phrased that in the most neutral terms possible and it’s still absolutely damning
$3.5M minimum the murderer will be receiving as an award for a lynching.
That’s pretty much the scope of it.
Creepy/Morbid/Amazing Jewelry Part 2
Here is Part 1
Images found while heavily breathing through this pininterst page
""but that book character has blue/grey/light eyes so obviously they’re white!!"" ://///
(Reminder that light eyes and blonde hair can be caused by conditions, such as Waardenburg Syndrome and albinism, but they are still real people that can (and should) be represented in media and such)
And also I can add that I have news for y’all, people can be black and naturally blonde
And literally people from ANY KIND can be a redheadand have freackles and such
So please, stop pretending only white people can have those characteristics, jfc, it’s sofucking annoying.
Boom de yada
Just to add on - While race is a very, very, very significant issue, race as we know it is a social construct. When you acknowledge that all people on earth have veeeery little genetic variation in the scope of things, it’s much easier to break oneself from the training of “only white people have this, only black people have that, only asian people have this trait, etc”
the funny thing ist though, even if a character is described as having dark skin, dark hair and brown eyes, theyre still being cast as white
It’s also worth noting that the fact that a black person has blonde or red hair doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve got a white ancestor kicking around in their family tree. Recent genetic studies suggest that the gene that codes for blonde hair in black African populations is completely different from the gene that codes for blonde hair in white European populations, and that blond hair among Aboriginal Australian populations is connected to yet a third gene. The same trait has independently arisen at least three times in humanity’s generic history, and only one of those cases is linked with light skin per se.
(Interestingly, this also means that the widspread belief that blonde hair is part of a complex of adaptations to low-sunlight regions is probably false, since populations that live in the sunniest parts of the world have their own blonde-hair mutations unrelated to the European one.)
holiday in 4 days. omg.
rly cool thing to do: train yourself to have they/them be your reflexive go-to pronoun
I’m working on it.
Ok so i’ve just seen this on my timeline on twitter and quite frankly I’m angry. This is in london and the metropolitan police here are known to be racist. With all that’s going on in America right now i thought I’d shed some light on what’s happening here in the UK. While its illegal to bear arms in this country, the systematic racism and discrimination still remains against black people, men in particular. Racial profiling is an epidemic and with social media at the forefront it’s been easier to really see how often this occurs, Please re blog this and spread this on your dashboard! These racist authorities need to be exposed!
for those not familiar, TfL is Transport for London (the public body that runs public transport in London), Oyster is a smart card system used by TfL
Marvellous Machines: The Wonderful World of Rowland Emett at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Curious minds of all ages are invited to step inside the whimsical and wonderful world of machines and cartoons created by eccentric English inventor Rowland Emett.
The quirky moving machines, or automata as they are known, includes items from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, fantastical flying machines, and a bicycle for cycling across the moon. Many larger than life surprises will astound and spark the imagination.
The exhibition, which ends on Sunday 21st September 2014, is the biggest ever display of Emett’s work, which is loved by many across the world and will tell the story of his life living and working in Birmingham.
Tickets: Adult: £5, Child (3-15 years): £3, Concessions (Students, Seniors): £3, Unwaged (proof of eligibility must be shown): £2 and Family of four ticket: £10.
I took my little sister to see this the other day, it’s fantastic. =D
Have lot’s of photos and videos from it. Definitely recommend as he’s a brilliant artist and the exhibition is wonderful.
if you identify as cis but haven’t actually taken time to sit down and examine and analyze your gender identity, it’s probably time to do that otherwise you’ve just given in to society forcing a significant part of your identity upon you.
if someones comfortable with their gender identity to the point that its not even on their mind then theres no need for them to analyse it
as someone who basically identifies as cis i think it’s very much important to examine your gender identity. it might lead to small things: e.g. after i did that i stopped shaving because i realized that i wasn’t doing it for myself. further, i’ve stopped seeing my own face as a gendered thing and this makes it easier for me to be respectful of the identities of others, and easier to be happy with the meatsack i live in. i think that it’s very important for cis people to consider what aspects of gendered existence we hold sacred. peeing in a segregated space? if so, why? i mean this is exactly the kind of question trans communities have been trying to get us to deal with forever and i think that answering it on a cultural level will come with exactly the type of introspection that OP is asking for.
some of the best advice i’ve got in college so far is “make strange what is comfortable” and hey, after you take it apart, you can put it right back together again if that’s what makes you happy but it’s still important to evaluate why you perform your gender the way you do and what rituals are essential to that? why are they essential? are they worth perpetuating? the answer might not always be yes EVEN for people comfortable with the label of their gender assigned at birth
For those who don’t know, positronicwoman is one of the kindest, most generous, and supportive women I have ever known. She has helped me through so much in the years I’ve known her, and has grown to become one of my closest friends even though I’ve never had the good fortune to meet her in-person.
She has helped me realise who I am, helped pull me out of the deepest pits of depression I’ve gone through, and has even sent gifts to show how much of a friend she is and how she’s always there for me no matter what. And I know for a fact that she has helped, supported, loved, and cared for many others, also introducing us all together and inadvertently creating an incredibly tight-knit community of close friends.
Right now she is suffering through incredibly tough times. She has had to run away across the United States, from Michigan to Seattle, to escape her father, but after a year of stable living she is now facing homelessness or moving in with a person known to be abusive, who was the only person able to offer her a room. What she needs right now is a place to stay, with other transgender/queer femme people in the area that she can feel safe with. That doesn’t mean money won’t help though.
I am asking all of my followers and any of your own who reblog this, please help. Please at least share this if you can’t contribute yourself. I’ve set up this page myself, with the goal only being a soft cap and more of a general idea of what might be able to support her for some time. So even five dollars will mean a lot.
Please help a young trans woman survive in this day and age.
She means so much to so many people and the world wouldn’t be the same without her.
also as a guy even if ur behaviour is not misogynistic ur silence is. if ur guy friends are treating women badly saying misogynistic things n being general shits and u say nothing n don’t call them out of it then u are JUST as bad. I’ve met a few guys i wouldn’t call misogynistic but they associate w men who are disgusting n don’t call them out n so to me they are just as bad. if u are not making ur spaces feminist n safe 4 women then u are anti-women.
Is that why all the Doctor’s companions are female? “No co-ed tardis for you.”
Sorry, had to butt in.
Ian Chesterton, Steven Taylor, Ben Jackson, Jamie McCrimmon, the Brigadier, Sergeant Benton, Captain Mike Yates, Harry Sullivan, Adric, Turlough, Jack Harkness, and Rory Williams are what, spare change?
NOT ALL THE DOCTOR’S COMPANIONS ARE FEMALE.
uh…you forgot someone.