1. 17:47 20th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from brain-food

    brain-food:

    christinefriar:

    I. love. the. Anaconda. video. but the writeups I’ve been seeing keep referring to Drake as a co-star, which I think misses a big part of the point.

    The reason this video rules is because Drake is an extra. Drake is a prop. Drake is a bro in the comfy-casual clothes that he rolled up to the set in, who has no lines or purpose other than the be ground upon, and whose face is obscured by shadows most of the time.

    This is not a continuation of the Drake/Nicki/Rih media narrative. This is a dank-as-fuck feminist power play. This is, “Drake is whatever to me.” And this is a man who, if he isn’t at the top of his game, is close to it. A huge celebrity. And here is Nicki looking fucking amazing, tormenting him into a boner, then swatting his hand away and walking out of frame.

    Your anaconda don’t want none unless she got buns, hun? Maybe she doesn’t want your anaconda. Maybe she’ll do whatever the fuck she wants with her buns, and it doesn’t matter what you think or feel.

    Yepppppp

     
  2. 17:46

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    beeishappy:

    Phillip Agnew of The Dream Defenders. The Dream Defenders is a human rights organization that’s building leadership and power among young people of colour to challenge racism in their communities.Phillip Agnew on All In

     
  3. 17:45

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    tsurubride:

    No new work to post this weekend since I’ve been working on some custom pieces that I’m not at liberty to share!

    I was feeling nostalgic for my States of Undress series, and the fun I had turning them into gifs.

     
  4. 17:45

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    Reblogged from pansexualprincess

    afro-dominicano:

    people: what does macklemore have to say about all this Ferguson stuff???

    macklemore:

     
  5. 17:18

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    Plays: 188,431

    tropigalismo:

    I NEED THIS AS MY RINGTONE

    (Source: poseidonsass)

     
  6. 16:21

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    str8nochaser:

    ethically-wrong:

    mmmmbeefy96:

    grandhowler:

    Dude

    holy shit. 

    this is on a whole new level of patience

    This is natural art.

    wow.

    (Source: best-of-memes)

     
  7. rarecandied:

    I want to thank all of my friends who have unknowingly helped me get laid by being used in my alibi for why I don’t come home at night

     
  8. 16:16

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    Reblogged from captainfatcock

    justanotherpalestinian:

    White people praising Humans of New York for ‘humanizing’ the people of the Middle East… what the fuck did you think they were before? Terrorists? Savages? Extremists? Subhumans? It needed to take a white guy with a camera for you all to realize that our people are humans with lives that your fucking government destroyed.

     
  9. 04:38 19th Aug 2014

    Notes: 57035

    Reblogged from angrywocunited

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    medievalpoc:

gryblogs:

quietlyloud-intersex:

treeofcolor:

eurotrottest:

admiral-yousmator:

You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.
Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

interesting perspective

whats her name though

^^^

HER NAME IS SHARBAT GULA

When I speak about forms of colonialist violence and how it shapes the way we communicate, I hope that seeing this photograph with the above commentary included helps people understand what I mean.
This is how a person becomes reduced to an idea, an image, an accomplishment for someone else. She becomes “Afghan Girl”: a two-dimensional example meant to represent something over which she has no control. Was she ever paid for this photograph, or the second one above? 

No.
Why does Steve McCurry speak for her? Why does he control the conversation, why does he control what we can know about her? Where is her voice?
Who is Sharbat Gula?

    medievalpoc:

    gryblogs:

    quietlyloud-intersex:

    treeofcolor:

    eurotrottest:

    admiral-yousmator:

    You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.

    Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

    interesting perspective

    whats her name though

    ^^^

    HER NAME IS SHARBAT GULA

    When I speak about forms of colonialist violence and how it shapes the way we communicate, I hope that seeing this photograph with the above commentary included helps people understand what I mean.

    This is how a person becomes reduced to an idea, an image, an accomplishment for someone else. She becomes “Afghan Girl”: a two-dimensional example meant to represent something over which she has no control. Was she ever paid for this photograph, or the second one above?

    image

    No.

    Why does Steve McCurry speak for her? Why does he control the conversation, why does he control what we can know about her? Where is her voice?

    Who is Sharbat Gula?

    (Source: madfuture)

     
  10. 04:32

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    Reblogged from womyneosoul

    Those of us who stand outside of this society’s definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference — those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are Black, who are older — know that survival is not an academic skill. It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those others identified as outside the structures in order to define and seek a world in which we can all flourish.
    — 

    Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider

    "Survival is not an academic skill." "Survival is not an academic skill." "Survival is not an academic skill."

    (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

    (Source: youneedacat)

     
  11. 04:27

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    Reblogged from shanellbklyn

    roar-ill:

    Ester Roi - pencilled pebbles

    slightly ridiculous hyper realism

     
  12. 04:26

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    Reblogged from shanellbklyn

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    ofcityromance:

i am quoting this a thousand times today.
RIP mike brown.

    ofcityromance:

    i am quoting this a thousand times today.

    RIP mike brown.

     
  13. 04:23

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    Reblogged from nedahoyin

    rincewindsapprentice:

    Cis people love to shut down people who talk about trans and intersex issues by saying that they’re “only 1% of the population” and thus can be ignored since they “aren’t statistically significant enough.”

    By that logic, we can now systematically ignore:

    • Redheads
    • The entire state of Rhode Island
    • Anyone who makes over $500,000 a year
    • Pacific Islanders
    • Celiac Disease
    • Jewish people
    • Australia
     
  14. 04:22

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    Reblogged from strange-botwin

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    jadethemerman:

People reblog this as a joke but this is so inspiring

    jadethemerman:

    People reblog this as a joke but this is so inspiring

    (Source: askaboutnikki)

     
  15. 04:17

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    Reblogged from rhardbeck

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