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3:52pm September 30, 2014

circuitbird:

footstepsinthefrost:

Why is the blame for romanticizing mental illness lodged at teenage girls documenting/trying to cope with their struggles with mental illness and not grown men who make movies about how medication is evil and schizophrenia is magic powers.

I’m just gonna reblog this every time I see it.

3:51pm September 30, 2014
yukinojou:

airships-and-swords:

theracismrepellent:

go0fnugget:

During WWII, Japanese American soldiers were among the first to liberate the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. “U.S military commanders decided it would be bad public relations if Jewish prisoners were freed by Japanese American soldiers whose own families were imprisoned in American concentration camps,” therefore, these Japanese American soldiers who liberated hundreds of Jews are missing in our history lessons.

Wow. 

See, that implies that our history lessons actually talk about the fact that our government put Japanese Americans IN camps - and that by our silence we LET them. We condoned it. That’s on the heads of every white person who stood silently by and said nothing.
Also, yeah, not regularly taught.

I’ve been researching Asians in America for a book (wanted: one MC who does not insist she’s a 1860s Chinese girl adopted by Baptist missionaries because I’m semi-okay on China but rubbish on Baptists) and quietly boggling at the fact that until after WWII there was literally no way for anyone Asian to gain American citizenship. Not even kids of most mixed couples, because the Asian immigration was mostly guys and American women who married them lost their citizenship status. The US was (and remains) screwed up…

yukinojou:

airships-and-swords:

theracismrepellent:

go0fnugget:

During WWII, Japanese American soldiers were among the first to liberate the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany. “U.S military commanders decided it would be bad public relations if Jewish prisoners were freed by Japanese American soldiers whose own families were imprisoned in American concentration camps,” therefore, these Japanese American soldiers who liberated hundreds of Jews are missing in our history lessons.

Wow. 

See, that implies that our history lessons actually talk about the fact that our government put Japanese Americans IN camps - and that by our silence we LET them. We condoned it. That’s on the heads of every white person who stood silently by and said nothing.

Also, yeah, not regularly taught.

I’ve been researching Asians in America for a book (wanted: one MC who does not insist she’s a 1860s Chinese girl adopted by Baptist missionaries because I’m semi-okay on China but rubbish on Baptists) and quietly boggling at the fact that until after WWII there was literally no way for anyone Asian to gain American citizenship. Not even kids of most mixed couples, because the Asian immigration was mostly guys and American women who married them lost their citizenship status. The US was (and remains) screwed up…

3:39pm September 30, 2014

otpprompts:

Imagine your OTP having a long-awaited reunion after not seeing each other for several years.

3:39pm September 30, 2014

casualblessings:

May you have enough money to pay your bills this month with a little extra left over for a bit of fun.

3:39pm September 30, 2014

“"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.

White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always.”

— This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism” (via becauseiamawoman)
3:33pm September 30, 2014
hellogiggles:

Yey!

hellogiggles:

Yey!

3:32pm September 30, 2014
des-ire:

yhippie:



First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

this is the most important thing right now.

this gave me goose bumps

This is insane. Wow

des-ire:

yhippie:

First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

this is the most important thing right now.

this gave me goose bumps

This is insane. Wow

3:32pm September 30, 2014

mikasil:

why do people freak out when they see a part of my bra or my stomach like what did you think was under my shirt?? a tank??? the great wall of china???? popular korean artist park jae sang also known as psy????????

3:32pm September 30, 2014
kingcheddarxvii:

Not the heroes we thought we needed but the heroes we really needed all along

kingcheddarxvii:

Not the heroes we thought we needed but the heroes we really needed all along