utteranonymity:

Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.

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YA Book: wHite yoUng girl!!!1!
YA Book: sHe is difFERenT!!!!!1!!@
YA Book: speciAL pOWer!!!-!!
YA Book: cute boY love HeR!!!
YA Book: bUTttttt
Ya Book: anOTher boy alsO??? love heR?!?!??!!!
Ya Book: HOw will sHe cHOOse!!?!?!?!?1!! aNd save wORld?????!?!!

richestwhiteboy:

Feminist — There is no Iggy, Lana, Marina, or Lorde in this mix. No white feminism here, bye.
i. Flawless BEYONCEii. Fxxk Boyz Get Money FEMMiii. Bad Girls M.I.Aiv. Long Way 2 Go CASSIEv. I Am The Best 2NE1vi. Muny NICKI MINAJvii. Queen JANELLE MONAEviii. Sexy, Naughty, Bitchy TATA YOUNGix. Anaconda NICKI MINAJx. Truth Or Dare GAINxi. Problem NATALIA KILLSxii. BO$$ FIFTH HARMONYxiii. I Am Your Leader NICKI MINAJ

richestwhiteboy:

FeministThere is no Iggy, Lana, Marina, or Lorde in this mix. No white feminism here, bye.

i. Flawless BEYONCE
ii. Fxxk Boyz Get Money FEMM
iii. Bad Girls M.I.A
iv. Long Way 2 Go CASSIE
v. I Am The Best 2NE1
vi. Muny NICKI MINAJ
vii. Queen JANELLE MONAE
viii. Sexy, Naughty, Bitchy TATA YOUNG
ix. Anaconda NICKI MINAJ
x. Truth Or Dare GAIN
xi. Problem NATALIA KILLS
xii. BO$$ FIFTH HARMONY
xiii. I Am Your Leader NICKI MINAJ

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micdotcom:

Powerful portraits of the Liberians who beat Ebola 

To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.

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halloweevee:

Ok guys can we have a chat about coding?

Coding is when characteristics of certain people/groups are applied to entities in media, oftentimes nonhuman characters. This is often a sort of subtle allegory to make a point or present a counterpart in a fantasy setting. Sometimes it takes the form of “monster culture,” where these stereotypical characteristics are applied to villains to demonize certain groups (you see this a lot with villains who take on stereotypical traits of marginalized groups such as LGBT people, or Jewish people for example). Sometimes it’s simply allegory.

Let’s look at these images as examples. Garnet is an alien with brown skin, an afro, and voiced by black english singer Estelle. So, it’s clear to see she’s coded as a black woman in spite of being an alien. The picture next to that is from the PBS kids show Arthur, portraying two characters in Senegal. They’re clearly animals, but they’re also Senegalese, so it can be inferred they’re coded as black Africans. They are relatives of another character on the show, The Brain, who is a bear. But in the show, he has family in Africa, and celebrates kwanzaa. It can be inferred he’s black as well.

Then Sagwa. This is about a family of siamese cats who lives in China sometime around the era of the Qing dynasty (I believe). They work for a magistrate and make calligraphy with their tails. They’re cats, but are coded by their environment and characterization as being Chinese. 

And the list goes on (The Between the Lions lions being African, Rosita and Quetzal being Mexican, etc)

So there’s a problem when you see a character like Garnet and go “she’s not black, she’s a gem!” Sure, in a literal sense. But she’s clearly CODED as a black woman. 

This ALSO plays into why you can’t arbitrarily assign certain coding to certain things and not take context and connotations into account. 

I hope this made sense.

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julianunes:

Ben Fold’s new career path

julianunes:

Ben Fold’s new career path


genderoftheday:

Today’s gender of the day is your favorite obscure anime/anime character

there now you can all finally stop submitting your favorite trash anime


Just expect never to see me ever again

Just expect never to see me ever again


mightyhealthyquest:

IT’S ALWAYS TEA TIME!

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dear-white-people:

#ColumbusDay Quiz: Which one of these trends above has NOT been #Columbused?


Wrong, all of them were.
#Columbusing

dear-white-people:

#ColumbusDay Quiz: Which one of these trends above has NOT been #Columbused?


Wrong, all of them were.
#Columbusing


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shinytoybich:

das me

shinytoybich:

das me