Race is constant. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.
— Jon Stewart addressing Fox News’s (white) correspondents whining about hearing about race issues in the United States (via wryan)
311 plays Artist: Sampha Name: Without

Love love Sampha

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It troubles me a whole fucking lot how little my family and my friends care about sexism. Here on tumblr I feel like everyone understands the implications of casual sexism, slut-shaming and ignoring rape. But out in the real world no-one seems to know or care as long as it doesn’t affect their lives.

On the rare days where I try and engage them in a conversation about it, there’s not much of a response apart from ‘oh, that’s sad’ or ‘God I really don’t want to hear about rape and blah blah blah’ with a hope that the subject will change if they just tail off and stop talking.

So I give up. But I fail to see why they don’t understand that just because it isn’t happening to you, doesn’t mean it’s not happening

We are fortunate enough to have not been victims of abuse but we all know so many people that have gone through it. To not acknowledge and try to just forget about it as an isolated sad incident conforms to our Asian upbringing of sweeping everything controversial, upsetting or potentially ‘shameful’ under the goddamn carpet.

My friends know I have strong views on a lot of things but in public I tend to just keep my mouth shut and not call people out on the things that piss me off like rape jokes and gay jokes unless it’s a close friend. But my family could give me the time of day to talk about something that is important and matters…instead they just tune anything unpleasant out

It’s fair I suppose, they think it doesn’t affect them, it’s not something fun that people want to have a long discussion about, but by not bringing this casual misogyny up and calling it out we’re just teaching another generation of girls to ‘deal with it’, ‘man up’, ‘take it as a compliment’. Accept the fact that you belong to someone else, that you are a plaything for guys in clubs to put their hands up your dress as you walk by, that you might get raped and there’s probably nothing you can do it about or anyone you can prosecute. 

People who live outside of the internet still think it’s to do with how a girl dresses, how much she drinks and the fact that she walked home alone.

There isn’t much of a point to anything I’m really saying here, just a little sad that #yesallwomen and feminist progression is only in your face if you’re on twitter or tumblr. To everyone else if you bring this shit up, you’re just ranting.

All is not lost though I guess, hopefully if this movement is so strong on the internet, it has to have the power to spread to London. I hope.

believeandbiebs:

Can we talk about how perfect this is

believeandbiebs:

Can we talk about how perfect this is

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pastelmorgue:

prochoicebecausefuckoff:

Jessi Smiles’ tweet is one of the most heart wrenching I’ve seen from #YesAllWomen.
This is a reminder that Curtis Leopre is a RAPIST.
And he got away with it even after confessing, while Jessi was threatened and harassed.
Once again everyone jumped in and assumed the survivor was lying.
And he hasn’t lost an ounce of popularity.
Curtis Lepore is a rapist. Do not follow him on vine.
Report him. Block him. Stop him making any money off of that app.

This is the most important tweet ever.

pastelmorgue:

prochoicebecausefuckoff:

Jessi Smiles’ tweet is one of the most heart wrenching I’ve seen from #YesAllWomen.

This is a reminder that Curtis Leopre is a RAPIST.

And he got away with it even after confessing, while Jessi was threatened and harassed.

Once again everyone jumped in and assumed the survivor was lying.

And he hasn’t lost an ounce of popularity.

Curtis Lepore is a rapist. Do not follow him on vine.

Report him. Block him. Stop him making any money off of that app.

This is the most important tweet ever.

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Ed Sheeran’s Sing video is pretty disappointing :(

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386,263 plays Artist: Angel Haze Name: Same Love

riotdog:

feministsongs:

Angel Haze - Same Love

"At age thirteen, my mom knew I wasn’t straight
She didn’t understand but she had so much to say
She sat me on the couch, looked me straight in my face
And said you’ll burn in hell or probably die of AIDS”

Pansexual rapper exchanges Mackelmore’s no-homo lyrics for a freestyle about her experience as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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11,937 plays Artist: BOOTS Name: Dreams (feat. Beyoncé)

impeccabletasteinmusic:

BOOTS | Dreams (feat. Beyoncé)

Loving this and the mixtape

procrastinateine:

sixpenceee:

This is glorious and even thought it doesn’t fit in the range of all the paranormal, creepy and science I usually post, I MUST share

It works like this: You tell Kitestring that you’re in a dangerous place or situation, and give it a time frame of when to check in on you. If you don’t reply back when it checks your status, it’ll alert your emergency contacts with a custom message you set up.

It doesn’t require you to touch anything (like bSafe) or shake your phone (like Nirbhaya) to send the distress signal. Kitestring is smarter, because it doesn’t need an action to alert people, it needs inaction.

MORE INFORMATION

Great for anyone anyone who doesn’t feel safe going out.

Quite brilliant

So usually, despite loving baking and cooking, I never bother with the whole decorating icing thing because I just prefer to focus on the taste, I’m not artistic and not really a fan of super sugary sweet stuff…
BUT my sister’s boyfriend adores minions and asked her to make a minions cake not believing she actually would and we did it! Never have I ever made anything that looks cool and this turned out better than we could’ve imagined :)
So yeah this is our 5 layer chocolate and vanilla minion :D

So usually, despite loving baking and cooking, I never bother with the whole decorating icing thing because I just prefer to focus on the taste, I’m not artistic and not really a fan of super sugary sweet stuff…

BUT my sister’s boyfriend adores minions and asked her to make a minions cake not believing she actually would and we did it! Never have I ever made anything that looks cool and this turned out better than we could’ve imagined :)

So yeah this is our 5 layer chocolate and vanilla minion :D

48,379 plays Artist: Sam Smith Name: Not In That Way

impeccabletasteinmusic:

Sam Smith | Not In That Way

Damn this song cuts deep. Such a beautiful stunning voice

Tom Misch - The Journey

Chill.

As my consultant told me today, no matter how you do it, you have to sift through all the shit you go through and all the conflicts and recycle it. Whether it’s through religion, meditation or music you have to do it or you’ll go insane.

This is the kind of song you can sift through the shit with. 

119 plays Artist: Frank Ocean Name: Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Cover)

weekendplaylist:

bad romance (lady gaga cover) // frank ocean

Love this man, he kills it all the time

1,793 plays Artist: Daniel Merriweather and Adele Name: Water and a Flame

fuckyeahadele:

Water and a Flame by Daniel Merriweather and Adele 

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