- My therapist: Look at nature. Look at flowers. We never walk into our garden and say "Oh wouldn't that flower be so much more pretty if it were taller? Or red instead of pink?" No, we don't. Because nature was created perfect just as it is. And so are we. We are part of nature, we are how we're meant to be, we are perfect just as we are.
- 911: what is your emergency
- me: straight people keep giving me their opinions
i was arguing with my (antigay) dad about gay rights and at the end i was like “i totally crushed u tbh i countered every argument you had” and he was like “but did you change my viewpoint tho” and i was like “i can lead a horse to water but i cant make it stare its reflection in the face and realize its an ass”
I kinda wanna do a fake “man on the street” type of interview where I ask random dudes their opinions on what women wear/do with their hair or whatever and when they start to give their answer I’ll just interrupt them and say “I don’t care”
hahaha oh i wish this was real
ok sorry but this is the funniest photo ever. white girl with dreads holding iphone crying about pig being slaughtered while probably not giving a shit about the shitty conditions of migrant workers who get her veggies or even the workers at meat factories who also get treated like shit and exposed to danger every day from unsafe conditions
anyways i used to be vegan and i didn’t reblog this bc like you know how militant vegans can be like
I really can care less about the workers in the factories. I’m all for the animals. I truly believe you have a choice in what you do and slaughter in animals is a choice I don’t believe in. Vegans can be harsh but they have good intentions but it’s also they get harsh criticism as well so you expect them to just take it and not push back? Nope.
"I really could care less about the workers in the factories."
Like did you really just say that? Workers are less important than a pigs life? Ya’ll heard it here first. Lmfao.
A few years ago, someone in the publishing industry crossed out a line I wrote in a novel. … This line however, had to do with a Latina character feeling uncomfortable in a shnitzy part of Brooklyn because all the other women of color had little white babies and all the white people were looking at her sideways. The note beside the cross-out said: “Doesn’t happen in this day and age.
-Daniel Jose Older - Another World Waits: Towards an Anti-Oppressive SFF (via tapestrywriters)
i am fucking BOILING right now.
back when UMX was a big ole blog bringing me all kinds of work and notice, i got a gig with a media consortium writing a weekly article on immigration. my editor was a white woman about ten years my junior. the arrangement ended after a year or so. before it did, i ran into many recurring and linearly escalating instances of this kind of handling, tho on the whole, a bit more subtle. either way, it is degrading, and infuriating, when you are trying to earn your keep as a person of color. i would categorize it as a form of gaslighting.
next time someone tells you Muslim countries oppress women, let them know Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Senegal have all had female Presidents or Prime Ministers and 1/3rd of Egypt’s parliament is female but the US has yet to even have a female vice president and can’t say “vagina” when discussing female reproductive rights