I CANNOT BREATHE
(Source: coolest-humans, via teen-heat)
This was posted 16 hours ago. It has 128,604 notes.
this is the greatest thing to ever be submitted to me. bless you friend, may all your dreams come true
This was posted 18 hours ago. It has 32,358 notes.
♥ embroidery for the ignorant ♥
these make me want to smile & cry at the same time. so good.
This was posted 19 hours ago. It has 6,194 notes.
This was posted 21 hours ago. It has 27 notes.
One month shy of 4 years on T and loving life, while defying gender norms.
This was posted 23 hours ago. It has 36 notes.
Men’s Rights Activists.
OH MY GOD THIS IS A PERFECT REPRESENTATION
(Source: unbreakablesoul, via 2sarcastic4uuuu)
This was posted 1 day ago. It has 385,370 notes.
(Source: toasterstrudel, via volatilequeer)
This was posted 1 day ago. It has 322 notes.
(Source: neonjungleworld, via petitsirena)
This was posted 1 day ago. It has 146,685 notes.
Fucking Tourists, Jolipunk
This was posted 1 day ago. It has 1,813 notes.
This was posted 1 day ago. It has 30,339 notes.
Inspired by this amazing artist. Her work always cheers me up so I thought it would be nice to draw something positive like the beautiful things she usually draws.
This was posted 2 days ago. It has 2,790 notes.
tw: racism, slavery, torture
George Washington’s dentures, ca. 1780s
More than his teeth were false, as Michael Coard and others have documented:
Although Washington considered his enslaved black workers unworthy of proper clothing (among other items), he certainly found their teeth quite worthy, so much so that he replaced a number of his unhealthy teeth with their healthy teeth, to his mouth from their mouths. While schoolchildren often were taught and sometimes still are taught about his wooden teeth — a story based on myth, they never were taught about his “slave” teeth — a story based on truth…Instead of (or in addition to) wooden teeth or standard dentures, Washington had teeth that actually were “yanked from the heads of his slaves and fitted into his dentures… [and also] apparently had slaves’ teeth transplanted into his own jaw in 1784…”
Clarence Lusane zooms out:
The White House itself, the home of presidents and quintessential symbol of the U.S. presidency, was built with slave labor, just like most other major building projects had been in the 18th-century United States…President Washington initially wanted to hire foreign labor to build the White House, but when he realized how costly it would be to pay people fairly, he resorted to slave labor…
While professing to abhor slavery and hope for its eventual demise, as president Washington…did everything he could to ensure that not one of the more than 300 people he owned could secure their freedom. During the 10 years of construction of the White House, George Washington spent time in Philadelphia where a law called the Gradual Abolition Act passed in 1780. It stated that any slaves brought into the state were eligible to apply for their freedom if they were there for longer than six months. To get around the law, Washington rotated the people working for him in bondage so that they were there for less than six months each.
Scumbag of the day: founding fucking fathers edition
W H AT THE FUCK
This was posted 2 days ago. It has 10,479 notes.
Teaching Consent to Small Children
A friend and I were out with our kids when another family’s two-year-old came up. She began hugging my friend’s 18-month-old, following her around and smiling at her. My friend’s little girl looked like she wasn’t so sure she liked this, and at that moment the other little girl’s mom came up and got down on her little girl’s level to talk to her.
“Honey, can you listen to me for a moment? I’m glad you’ve found a new friend, but you need to make sure to look at her face to see if she likes it when you hug her. And if she doesn’t like it, you need to give her space. Okay?”
Two years old, and already her mother was teaching her about consent.
My daughter Sally likes to color on herself with markers. I tell her it’s her body, so it’s her choice. Sometimes she writes her name, sometimes she draws flowers or patterns. The other day I heard her talking to her brother, a marker in her hand.
“Bobby, do you mind if I color on your leg?”
Bobby smiled and moved himself closer to his sister. She began drawing a pattern on his leg with a marker while he watched, fascinated. Later, she began coloring on the sole of his foot. After each stoke, he pulled his foot back, laughing. I looked over to see what was causing the commotion, and Sally turned to me.
“He doesn’t mind if I do this,” she explained, “he is only moving his foot because it tickles. He thinks its funny.” And she was right. Already Bobby had extended his foot to her again, smiling as he did so.
What I find really fascinating about these two anecdotes is that they both deal with the consent of children not yet old enough to communicate verbally. In both stories, the older child must read the consent of the younger child through nonverbal cues. And even then, consent is not this ambiguous thing that is difficult to understand.
Teaching consent is ongoing, but it starts when children are very young. It involves both teaching children to pay attention to and respect others’ consent (or lack thereof) and teaching children that they should expect their own bodies and their own space to be respected—even by their parents and other relatives.
And if children of two or four can be expected to read the nonverbal cues and expressions of children not yet old enough to talk in order to assess whether there is consent, what excuse do full grown adults have?
Funny how two year olds can grasp the concept of consent, yet so many adult males think it’s a bigger gray area than the nothing. lol.
This was posted 2 days ago. It has 24,428 notes.
My best friend [name omitted] claims to be ‘too poor’ for my wedding, so I had to uninvite her. Honestly if you can’t afford twenty grand for your best friend’s wedding you have no place being their best friend. Pay up, or shut up.
Senior Political Science major (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
This was posted 2 days ago. It has 346 notes.
(Source: b-e-a-u-t-y-of-being-n-u-m-b, via marissaboleyn)
This was posted 2 days ago. It has 93,021 notes.