fyodorpavlov:

More photos from my and Lawrence's photoshoot with the incredible Adrian Buckmaster.


fuckyeahlavernecox:

*melts*


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bakerstreetbabes:

oh, Basil.

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gradientlair:

We are in a new age. I don’t think people knew what social media was going to be able to do. But alas, here we are. And the privileged did not expect push back from the oppressed. Not this way. And think about it. The oppressed have always pushed back. Clapped back. Resistance is not new.

But with social media, the voices are harder to silence. I don’t think they accounted for this happening at all. And most Black folks (for example) know that once we achieve something, the rules change. Succeeding is good until we do it. A college degree matters until we get them. Being a writer/blogger and creating your own space is what is recommended, demanded even, until we do it. Then we are “silencing” Whites by not allowing their domination of our spoken word and ability to share it.

Meghan Murphy, an anti-sex work, classist, White privilege loving/denying woman who gets to claim feminism (while many women of colour are rejected and denied space in feminist politics), recently wrote about bad Twitter. BAAAAD TWITTER. RUINING EVERYTHING! Not good for movements at all! Bwahaha. BWAHAHAHAHA. Aww. Are women of colour speaking out so distressing to privileged White women that they want to change the rules? Gee, this has “never” happened before, if “never” means “always, and at least for centuries.” Didn’t earlier this year White women like her promoted the power of feminism online, including Twitter, and even claimed they “started” online feminism? My…how short one’s memory can be when accountability is irrelevant.

Though I wrote this about Tumblr, it applies to Twitter as well, when people try to pretend that feminism on Twitter is a farce or that feminism began with Twitter: What The Hell Is A “Tumblr Feminist?”

I have dealt with trolls and silencers from every direction. White privilege and Whites’ racism. Male privilege and men’s sexism/misogyny/misogynoir. Black men and their need to “lead” any movement in social space (and if they cannot, they insult Black women’s work) that involves Black people at “best” and their misogynoir at worst. White women and their White supremacist feminism? Um…just see my essays of 2013—of the whole year of dealing with this. On cishet privilege, I have cis privilege, though I ID as ace. So I have plenty of privilege there and have tried to support trans people but I am still capable of cissexism, which I am glad to be called out on. As far as being an ace, well, you’ve seen my writing on evolving my thinking on my own life and this ID and the bigotry I face because of it. 

So yeah, I am intimately acquainted with the privileged wanting someone like me silenced so badly that they’ll do everything from troll to threaten me with death. I’m also acquainted with having privilege, though I don’t threaten anyone and want everyone to speak. This doesn’t mean that I want to be lied on—that’s the trend by some “progressive” Whites. They can’t call me “racist” or “sexist” so they decide that I am homophobic, transphobic and anti-sex work without a shred of proof. At least 2 Whites per month accuse me of these 3, with no proof, then apologize and assume we will be friends then. GO AWAY.

Some of the other examples added to this conversation included: @BougieLa mentioned how colourism and light skinned privilege impact this silencing. @Layogenic mentioned the false equivalency of the privileged where they equate losing exclusivity to speak with losing their voice in totality, as if the oppressed can “oppress” them by rejecting domination. @tehkathryn mentioned White G&L people bothered by space for TQPoC since this centers PoC and not Whites. ‏@MochaLisaccino mentioned how White disabled people behave as if they have no White privilege where disabled PoC are concerned.

This is a new age. And while all hierarchies are not unraveled, small voices can and will be heard. Some of us are clapping back. LOUDLY. DEAL.

"The oppressors are afraid of losing the ‘freedom’ to oppress." - Paulo Freire

scinerds:

fushnchups:

Garden snail glow-paint dance party! 
Corni aspersum are marked with LED lights and UV paint to help researchers track their movements. This is the humble garden snail who munches your lettuce throughout the temperate parts of the world, and is eaten itself as escargot. It turns out that they have a great homing and roaming instinct (bad news for your seedlings).
Time-lapse photography revealed that snails move faster and further than most imagine, reaching speeds of 1 metre an hour and able to cover 10 metres a night. In wet weather, they form convoys, sliding along the slime trails of preceding snails.
When not raving it up with the boffins, these snails are better known for their hermaphrodite love-dart marathon sex.
source: newscientist

Snail parties for science!

scinerds:

fushnchups:

Garden snail glow-paint dance party! 

Corni aspersum are marked with LED lights and UV paint to help researchers track their movements. This is the humble garden snail who munches your lettuce throughout the temperate parts of the world, and is eaten itself as escargot. It turns out that they have a great homing and roaming instinct (bad news for your seedlings).

Time-lapse photography revealed that snails move faster and further than most imagine, reaching speeds of 1 metre an hour and able to cover 10 metres a night. In wet weather, they form convoys, sliding along the slime trails of preceding snails.

When not raving it up with the boffins, these snails are better known for their hermaphrodite love-dart marathon sex.

source: newscientist

Snail parties for science!

moffbadger said: 9, 26, 28. Bonus question: if you haven't had a near-death experience, would you like one?

  • 9. You run into yourself from the future, they offer to tell you what you have to look forward to, would you choose to know what your future is like? No because you know it’s going to be a dystopia. :(
  • 26. You can have only one trip in a time machine, would you travel to the future or the past? Future, but the distant future like, 200 years from now. That would be really cool. 
  • 28. Have you ever had a near-death experience? Nope, and bonus; Nope. nope nope.  thanks for offering though ;) 
With over 600 killed in the space of two weeks - 25% of whom were children - morgues in Gaza are literally overflowing with Palestinians saying their final goodbyes to loved ones. Others are not so lucky - they’re still searching under the rubble (and being shot dead by snipers while doing so). Many parents are having to do the downright agonizing and wrap their toddlers in white sheets - sometimes more than one child at a time - but we’re supposed to be showing the “good stuff that Israel does. Thoughts when replying to pro-Israelis (via standwithpalestine)

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so-nerdy-it-hurts:

There are over 526 million black women in the world, all with different appearances, and your racist ass is going to say not liking black women is a ‘preference’, when the only damn thing they all got in common physically is their blackness? Sure, honey. 

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janetmock:

micdotcom:

Watch: There’s a new trailer for ‘Dear White People’ and it looks better than ever

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Can’t wait!

Let's get personal
  • 1. What is a thought that often keeps you from falling asleep?
  • 2. Who is on your mind the most?
  • 3. Do you have any scars? If so, how did you get them?
  • 4. If you could pick one song to describe who you are, what song would it be?
  • 5. Have you ever felt like just packing up your things and leaving everything behind?
  • 6. Name 3 of your favorite books. Now if you could live in the world of one of those, which one would you choose?
  • 7. If you could go out on a date with your celebrity crush, what would you want to do?
  • 8. If you had to have your memory reset but you could choose only one memory to keep with you, what memory would you choose?
  • 9. You run into yourself from the future, they offer to tell you what you have to look forward to, would you choose to know what your future is like?
  • 10. You're a survivor in the zombie apocalypse, what is your weapon of choice?
  • 11. Are you currently hiding something from someone?
  • 12. What is one thing you don't want your parents to know about you?
  • 13. What are some sensitive subjects for you?
  • 14. Was 2013 a good year for you?
  • 15. If you could change any moment in 2013, would you?
  • 16. What is the worst nightmare you've had?
  • 17. Where do you feel the most comfortable?
  • 18. A night at home or a night out?
  • 19. What is the thing you fear the most?
  • 20. If you were a fictional character who would you be?
  • 21. Have you ever felt forgotten?
  • 22. How do you handle conflict?
  • 23. Who and/or what makes you the happiest?
  • 24. If you could design the perfect day, what would it be like?
  • 25. Do you have any hobbies?
  • 26. You can have only one trip in a time machine, would you travel to the future or the past?
  • 27. List one of your quirks
  • 28. Have you ever had a near-death experience?
  • 29. What is the strangest thing you've experienced?
  • 30. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
my-apollo-bars:

in case any of you wanted to know how gay sex works

my-apollo-bars:

in case any of you wanted to know how gay sex works


misscherrylikesitdirty:

I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this. 

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xyalice answered to your post “If anyone is going to trans pride in Brighton this weekend, hit me up. I’d love to meet with people?”

I might be there on Sunday

If you’d like to meet up, or if you see me don’t hesitate to say hi!

If anyone is going to trans pride in Brighton this weekend, hit me up. I’d love to meet with people?