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punkswithcleankitchens:

"What do you plan to do with that major?"

Global anti-capitalist insurrection.

In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day. We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’

- Jay Smooth, “How I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via moniquill)

(Source: tropicanastasia)

blua:

Anatomical Ceramic Sculptures by Mexican artist Maria Garcia-Ibanez.

(Source: blua)

allthecanadianpolitics:

A beautiful set of portrait photography called PERCEPTION by Aboriginal artist K.C. Adams. She explains:

Tired of reading negative and disparaging remarks directed at Indigenous people of Winnipeg in the press and social media, local artist KC Adams creates a body of work that documents another perspective.

This photo series called “Perception,” is an attempt to combat the stereotypes some of the public have of First Nation, Inuit and Metis people to illustrate, you can’t judge a book by its cover.

In the first photo, the models were asked to think about racist remarks they or their family have experienced such as the text written on the title of their photo. In the second photo, they were asked to think about a family member or a happy moment in their life and write their own self-identifying title

"I always felt that there were so many Indigenous People in Winnipeg who were leaders in their community and living normal or average lives. However their stories never made it into the newspapers or on social media. Then the scandal with Mayoral candidate Gord Steeve’s wife Lorrie Steeves broke in the media and I realized that racism is very much alive in Winnipeg. I decided to ask models to pose for me and offer them a chance to label themselves". 
— KC Adams #perception — in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Talking About Me || Spoken Word - Kayla Dias

Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.

"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.

- Laurie Penny, “This isn’t ‘feminism.’ It’s Islamophobia.” (via octoberchan)

(Source: cuddlyklaine)

qasaweh:


Little do you know…you opened a new window for the wind, the sun, hope, and freedom

Revolutionary walls of Dara’a, Syria.

qasaweh:

Little do you know…you opened a new window for the wind, the sun, hope, and freedom

Revolutionary walls of Dara’a, Syria.

daughtersofdig:

Beadworking in Two Worlds: 10 Fascinating Pieces by Teri Greeves - See more at ICTMN.com

fuckyourracism:

This short documentary profiles the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language, and her creation of a comprehensive dictionary. Marie Wilcox spent 7 years creating this dictionary which the Yokuts tribe now uses for weekly basic language classes. 

More than 130 Native American languages are endangered in the United States. For some, only a handful of fluent speakers remain. Marie’s dictionary is a tremendous victory against the countless languages eradicated from our history.

scientifrick:

New design in my Redbubble shop! On shirts, stickers, iphones and more u.u if you want it on a light pink t-shirt you gotta get one before august 26th!!!

scientifrick:

New design in my Redbubble shop! On shirts, stickers, iphones and more u.u if you want it on a light pink t-shirt you gotta get one before august 26th!!!