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thisisableism:

[Image Description: @ imransiddiquee tweeted:

Men who feel outcast by “Alpha Male” culture often end up replicating the same limiting, awful hierarchy in new places. # GamerGate.

These men gravitate towards subcultures after being left cold by the dominant macho one, yet rather than reject hyper-masculinity, they mirror it. 

Yet it’s actually the same hatred of women - fear of the ‘feminine’ - at the root o the macho culture that rejected them too. # GamerGate

If you’re genuinely looking for spaces where you can escape the dominant, oppressive, expectations of masculinity - look into feminism.]

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Source: twitter.com/imransiddiquee

Wish I would’ve gotten to this sooner since it’s late to be posting, but I really love this particular message and the discussion around “being a man” and how it relates to the treatment of women as well as gay men (or anyone else perceived as “less” / equivocated with being undesirably weak)

(via fullten)

"Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there."

- Will Rogers  (via perfectiondoesntlast)

(Source: psych-facts, via afrojabi)

bigbeautifulblackgirls:

Midday Must Have : Fall 2014 Nakimuli ” Leave it All Behind”

I’ve never had the opportunity to appearance fall weather but after seeing Nakimuli’s newest fall collection for 2014 I’m ready to pack my bags and ship off to a colder climate and leave this warm weather all behind !!

Crazy right? Lol I get that all the time, but honestly it has been awhile since I’ve been this astonished . The colours and the patterns have blown me away and the design on their limited  edition reversible crop jacket is just absolutely amazing .

Above shows some of the pieces you will find when you visit their website  ,available in sizes small -3X and ranging from $70 - $300 US.

Which of these items would make you leave it all behind?

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wnycradiolab:

WE MAKE CARPETS does not make carpets. At least, not the kind of carpet you can walk on.”

Pictured above: fork carpet, paperclip carpet, crayon carpet, firework carpet, bottle carpet.

(via Colossal, of course)

"Cornrows originated in Africa and the Caribbean — their very name indicates agriculture, planting, and labor. “In Trinidad, we call them ‘cane rows,’ because of slaves planting sugar cane,” says Patrice Grell Yursik, author of the blog AfroBella. They are an intrinsic part of the Black tradition for both men and women or, as Davis puts it, “They’re part of our cultural and artistic vocabulary.”"

- The Thin Line Between Fashionable & Offensive (via dynamicafrica)

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

"Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism."

- Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia (via erkings)

(Source: larmoyante, via sheilastansbury)

gradientlair:

Treating Black People As A Consumable Good ≠ Valuing Black Life

Black and other people who protest the extrajudicial execution of Michael Brown and protest anti-Blackness and State violence themselves brought that protest to the recent St. Louis Rams versus San Francisco 49ers game. Of course they were met with everything from indifference/annoyance to outright acts of hatred because of it. I was so proud to see them upset that space though.

There, White people, many of whom are clearly racist (I mean…just watch some of the after the game videos posted all over Instagram) consuming Black bodies (and let’s be clear, how the NFL operates has a lot to deconstruct in terms of the use of primarily Black bodies; see Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete; and discussion of Black athletes in this context is not absolution of intraracial gendered abuse/crime) as a product, a good, an entertainment, but then during the game and after the game were confronted with the reality of State-sponsored Black death and what that means for Black people in America because of the nature of anti-Blackness. And some could not deal. 

It doesn’t take every White person at that game to respond as some did for racism to be real. Again, structural violence on Black people in multiple forms exist not only to the benefit of Whiteness but in part helps define Whiteness itself. Where “Black” is treated as diametrical, as the ultimate inferior. (And for the willfully obtuse thirsty for a derail, when you juxtapose intraracial crime with State violence, you’re suggesting that the type of crime that every race experiences between “citizens” becomes a reason to justify State violence on Black people, specifically. When you suggest a Black victim was “no angel” you suggest State violence is acceptable on Black people by standards only Whites can determine. Anti-Blackness.)

This thought about Whites’ response to the resistance during the game just reminds me about how I wrote about White consumption of Black culture or womanist/Black feminist scholarship is not proof of compassion or anti-racism praxis. And because of how White supremacy is socialized, there are fellow Black people who process White consumption as an “elevation” or validation of Black cultural production and think that’s something to be “flattered” by. It isn’t. Furthermore, Whites appropriating Black culture is not proof of valuing Black life. At all.

Black life is treated as non-human life and a “debatable topic.” What is a Black body but a buffet or a store or a meal or an object if the value of the experience of consuming it matters more than the intrinsic value of Black people..where only in the context of White pleasure does a Black person matter? 

(via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

thranduart:

robotgod:

 

"The white man is oppressed now more than ever."

"The white man is oppressed now more than ever."

"The white man is oppressed now more than ever."

I do not normally reblog stuff like this but that PIC RESPONSE OMG I AM LAUGHING OUT LOUD

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misandry-mermaid:

unwinona:

THIS

This is how you feminist ally.

(Source: psychedellicwonderland, via astro-traveller)