when white guys are like “man I wanna kiss a black girl and taste that sweet chocolate” I just wanna go oh yes I taste like chocolate I’m so glad you recognize that and mmmm I wanna taste you too. can’t wait for the taste of baking powder and oppression.
(Source: asianfuck, via rune-midgarts)
What kind of world do we live in when young men are so proud of violating unconscious girls that they pass proof around to their friends? It’s the same kind of world in which being labeled a slut comes with such torturous social repercussions that suicide is preferable to enduring them. As a woman named Sara Erdmann so aptly tweeted to me, “I will never understand why it is more shameful to be raped than to be a rapist.”
And yet it is: so much so that young men seem to think there’s nothing wrong with—and maybe something hilarious about—sharing pictures of themselves raping young women. And why not? Their friends will defend them, as they did in Steubenville, tweeting that the young woman was “asking for it” and that the boys were being unfairly targeted.
Women and girls are the ones expected to carry the shame of the sexual crimes perpetrated against them. And that shame is a tremendous load to bear, because once you’re labeled a slut, empathy and compassion go out the window. The word is more than a slur—it’s a designation. — “In Rape Tragedies, the Shame Is Ours,” my latest at The Nation (via tobeymacguire)
(Source: jessicavalenti, via rune-midgarts)
Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. That sensibility is prevalent, even to this day. — Natalie Dormer (via cityoftris)
New Black Witch post: “Fluffy Bunnies” (And a note about my situation)
‘Fore we start, I would like to note there is an important message at the bottom of post about my current situation, please read.
Ah, summer’s in the air. You know how I know? Teh fluffy bunnies.
Fluffy bunnies are newbs who really don’t know what they’re…
Janelle Monae by Andy Willsher
listen up kiddos
Dance Theatre Of Harlem
(image from their facebook page)