Filming a rainbow when suddenly.
what the fuck
the gays are angry
The path to Asguard is opening
It’s Bigger Than Blue Ivy
As someone who was raised on Just For Me (for none black folx thats a type of perm targeted at young black girls), It has been a process that will forever be continuing, to love my hair and deconstruct white standards of beauty. This is why it’s bigger than just Blue Ivy, this is about anti-black-womanness.
For the first time in a long while both black women and little girls are feeling empowered enough wear their hair as is and put away the creamy crack. With Solange Knowles being one of the first major black celebs to make the intentionality and reasons publicly known behind why she was no longer perming her hair, you would think it would come to no surprise that her niece would then follow suit.
But we’re talking about Blue Ivy though, and her mom just happens to be Beyonce, and for both blacks and non blacks she represents the epitome of what black beauty is supposed to look like. Long flowing blonde hair, curvy in all the right places, light colored eyes, and light skin, she’s the black Barbie doll. This incredibly white supremacist standard of beauty, is one that not even her daughter can hold up to.
See it’s a double edge sword, and like most things for black people in this country you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. If Beyonce were to begin wearing her hair natural and leave the wigs and weaves alone, she would be faced with the same backlash as her daughter because she will no longer be easily digestible for white Americans. On the other hand, if Beyonce didn’t assimilate so well into white standards of beauty we wouldn’t be sitting here talking about her daughters hair.
The issue here isn’t that Beyonce doesn’t wear her hair natural; the issue here, and always is White Supremacy and Anti-blackness. We are all forced into assimilation by some way or another in this society. Black women’s hair whether we wear it natural or in weaves will never be good enough, our bodies will never be the right body type, our voices and words will never carry the right tone – we will never be white, and for that we will never be the right.
The reality is, white supremacy depends on the insecurity and destruction of black women.
Unfortunately for white supremacy, we are indestructible.
when the whole squad hit the mall looking fresh af
Did anybody notice the sign that reads “Beware pickpockets”?
It is like pure gold <3
Fun fact: pickpockets used to put up signs like that in tourist areas, so that tourists would pat places on themselves where their valuables were kept, to check that they were still there. Then the pickpockets would know exactly where to retrieve them from.
I love learning
Imagine finding a dragon egg one day, and it hatches in your house and thinks you’re its mom. Then the next morning you wake up and find this mini dragon has gathered all the lose change and shiny objects in your house in a pile, and is gnawing on a nickel. And then when you take it out for walks, it picks up every coin it sees cause its a hoarder. And your house is eventually full of coins. And you are rich. And have a dragon.
- FCKH8 creates a super sarcastic and oddly cheery video “Hey White People: A Kinda Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids,” to sell “racism’s not over but I’m over racism” shirts and claims $5 from each shirt is going to anti-racism charities. The t-shirt slogan is…
opinions on abortions are kinda like nipples
everyone has them but women’s are a little bit more relevant
But all you ever see are men’s
Toothless seemed an appropriate name for this little dude
Phoebe Buffay Best Comebacks
I’m going to set up a page on my tumblr of blogs who want fitblrs in their area to chat to/workout with. If you reblog this post i will message you and add you to the list. This will not be a fitblr directory just a list on my page of blogs and where they are located…
While feminists rushed to Jennifer Lawrence’s defense after this week’s leak of naked celebrity photos, an African American singer and actress went undefended because of her race. So goes the charge being leveled against “white feminists” and “mainstream feminism” on Twitter after naked selfies allegedly taken by Jill Scott went into circulation.
all the white feminists writing about jennifer lawrence, kate upton, m.e. winstead who haven’t said anything about jill scott… what’s up?
— Chareth Cutestory (@OTSWST) September 4, 2014
Sooooo Jennifer Lawrence nudes were leaked yesterday? But no one saw them…. Yet, Twitter still let “Twitter” circulate Jill Scott’s?
— Carrie Bradshaw (@Trap_Bunny) September 4, 2014
Scott said one of the photos was of her — and one was not — and offered an eloquent response on Twitter:
3) you are not a part of my village therefore making your attempt to harm me null. I’m not even delayed. Shame for spreading. Shame 4 adding
— Jill Scott (✔ @missjillscott) September 4, 2014
4) I love and appreciate my body. My style has always been graceful. Love Village I see you & feel you too. Thank you for being beautifully
— Jill Scott (✔ @missjillscott) September 4, 2014
But as Scott took the high road, the despicable comments her appearance elicited from Internet trolls were hard to ignore. Scott, after all, doesn’t look much like Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Did her race and physique provoke a different reaction? “Unlike the seedy but flattering (if you can call perverse come-ons and sexual innuendo such) responses being tossed out in response to Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photos, Jill Scott’s photos were met with a barrage of cruel, body-shaming tweets,” Julie Sprankles wrote on She Knows. “Both women are talented. Both women are stunning. So what’s with the wildly dissimilar responses to these women’s photos? Is it due to their inherently different body types?”
More worrying than white feminism not riding for Jill Scott like they did for J-Law is the body-shaming comments from black men *and* women.
—HRH Gugu Mhlungu (@GugsM) September 4, 2014
Feminism’s racial divide is as old as the Combahee River Collective Statement — and perhaps dates back to Sojourner Truth. It’s a minefield.
“Black feminism is championing a more nuanced understanding of how oppression and privilege operate,” Lola Okolosie wrote in the Guardian earlier this year. “We, all of us, must understand that at the level of the individual, we can at differing points occupy positions of privilege.”
Whether one agrees with Okolosie or not, outrage over the purported lack of outrage on Scott’s behalf seems to have opened an old wound. “Although we as Black women have integrated into feminism, there does exist this fine invisible line made up of white privilege and the double-edged sword that still makes Black women somewhat of the secondary party,” Ariel Leconte wrote on Revolutionary in Pink Pumps. She added: “The Black woman’s body has never had any protection in society.”
White feminist ignore black women? What a shocker.
id like think im an alternative badass girl who doesn’t give a fuck and doesnt live by societys rules, but in reality i do all my homework and never back talk teachers and i say “please” and “thank you” and “sorry” way too much.
this post is making me rethink my life why
Hermione Granger did all of those things and was still a total badass
Bob and the deli guy.
#i had to make this just so i could watch it whenever i wanted #i just fucking love that it’s not played off like the usual gay panic joke #this rly exemplifies the humor of the show for me and why I love it so much #it’s akward and weird but never EVER mean #the important misunderstanding in this situation isn’t Bob’s sexuality; it’s the reason why he keeps buying turkeys #like he’s def more concerned that this deli guy thinks he’s not a real cook than he is about being hit on