“I was in college before I stopped trembling every time my father raised his voice. He could be shouting at a business associate over the phone and I’d be quaking in a corner somewhere. I didn’t need a psychiatrist to tell me that witnessing my father beating on my mother like she was a Mexican piñata would have a profound effect on me.”—James Brown’s daughter Yamma in excerpt from her new memoir (via micdotcom)
It’s hard to articulate how I feel. I hope none of you lives to see his/her country being bombed. I hope those celebrating that my (and their) country is being bombed realize that ISIS has been evacuating its headquarters in Raqqa for the last several days, that many civilians live in ISIS-held territories, and that the US has a pitiful track record when it comes to civilian casualties, i.e. collateral damage.
ISIS is the enemy, but so is Assad. If the US and its allies hadn’t refused to bomb Assad a year ago, or arm the rebels two years ago, or establish a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors three years ago, the ISIS threat would be non-existent.
So no, those bombing ISIS are not our heroes, nor will they ever be our saviors.
”—my friend on U.S. airstrikes in Syria (via qasaweh)
I’m actually concerned for boys who complain about how different girls look without makeup. Like did you think eyeshadow permanently alters a girls eyelid? Are you frightened when people change clothes
seriously though we really don’t need any more fucking stories where trans, lesbian, gay, bi, nonbinary, all kinds of queer characters get the shit kicked out of them or outright die to teach a cis het audience that doing such things is bad
john greens whole “date nerd boys” thing isnt just annoying its incredibly fucked up and unsafe the presentation of “nerd boys” as kind, intelligent boys who would never hurt you is something that abusers have latched onto and presented themselves as and i really fucking wish that someone had told me that before i had to figure it out for myself.
today I learned that if you want to slash someone’s tires, don’t slash all four; only slash three because if you slash all four their insurance will pay for it but if you only slash three they have to pay for it all out of pocket
Honestly.. When PoC get to an age where they are able to deeply realize and internalize how intensely and directly racism affects them, as well as able to recognize the little racial microaggressions against them, it truly IS a traumatic experience. Its draining and depressing and painful and scarring. It can very easily make you lose the will to do anything or dream anything. And that is something that whites will never experience, thus never understand how deep this goes.