Reblog if you’d care if I killed myself

lushlawslove:

danidollfacex:

paintedbreath:

i tried to scroll past this but that one reblog just might save somebodies life 

I tried to scroll too..

i scrolled past for five minutes but i just couldn’t…

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richmondcee:

14,400 palestinian children have been killed by israeli missiles since 2000

8,000 children under 10 years old are in prison

20 children have been killed in israel due to attacks made by fringe terrorists

don’t tell me how “fucked up both sides are” please.

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theultraintrovert:

aprilzosia:

"Remember when African people were mocked for stretching their earlobes and Indigenous folks for various different piercings and body modifications, but once such practices were adopted by industrial nations during the 80’s/90’s and white folks/White punks/White hipsters started to do it, it was all cool, unique, civil and “Original”? And then when Black, Indigenous & People Of Colour wear these symbols today, we are told often that we are acting ‘white’ or frowned upon by our elders or peers for being inappropriate."
~ Kim Katrin Crosby

???? I can’t recall the name of the blogger that added the last sentence when she reblogged it from me, but the first part comes from this post of mines, like…this not evne paraphrasing yall took out less than a few words

I am truly sorry for posting something with the incorrect attribution!  I saw this post/quote on Crosby’s facebook, and posted it on my tumblr to share with my students (primarily).  Crosby did not attribute the material to you, so I assumed it was her original work.  After reading your post, I can clearly see the similarities, and I apologize.  I will edit the original post to link back to your post, so you get credit.

theultraintrovert:

aprilzosia:

"Remember when African people were mocked for stretching their earlobes and Indigenous folks for various different piercings and body modifications, but once such practices were adopted by industrial nations during the 80’s/90’s and white folks/White punks/White hipsters started to do it, it was all cool, unique, civil and “Original”? And then when Black, Indigenous & People Of Colour wear these symbols today, we are told often that we are acting ‘white’ or frowned upon by our elders or peers for being inappropriate."

~ Kim Katrin Crosby

???? I can’t recall the name of the blogger that added the last sentence when she reblogged it from me, but the first part comes from this post of mines, like…this not evne paraphrasing yall took out less than a few words

I am truly sorry for posting something with the incorrect attribution!  I saw this post/quote on Crosby’s facebook, and posted it on my tumblr to share with my students (primarily).  Crosby did not attribute the material to you, so I assumed it was her original work.  After reading your post, I can clearly see the similarities, and I apologize.  I will edit the original post to link back to your post, so you get credit.

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I have gotten one question repeatedly from young men. These are guys who liked the book, but they are honestly confused. They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped.
The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high.

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”

Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.

And guys don’t understand why she was upset.

Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.

(via nosuchthingasfiction)

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aprilseye:

*Oct. 2012- 3rd EDIT*

For all people who are considering painting their face as Dia de los Muertos skulls on HALLOWEEN, please reconsider!

Dia de los Muertos is a sacred tradition and holiday that traces back to our indigenous roots. Halloween on the other hand is different and is celebrated in different ways here in the U.S. that is no where near in relation to Dia de los Muertos. Painting your face then can be offensive for several reasons:

-It is offensive to the people who actually celebrate it.If you decide to paint your face in this way without fully understanding the meaning of Dia de Los Muertos and do not participate in it, then you might be practicing a form of ignorance and oppression. Cultural appropriation has been used enough in U.S. Halloween celebrations. Look at all the “Native American,” “Indian,” “Geisha,” “Mexican,” costumes. Just because your skull make up is new and “prettier,” it doesn’t mean its any less racist or ignorant.

-“But what if I’m just inspired…” “It’s just a cute fashion…” - again, it is really problematic when a part of someone’s culture gets stripped down to a commodity and fashionable statement. Especially by those who do not participate in the holiday or even bother to try. I personally am not against non-Latin@/Chican@ folks being invited into Dia de los Muertos events, but its completely different from someone who is simply browsing for costume ideas and decides to take this “look.” This celebration is not something you can buy and decorate with because of the fashion, it has collective and historical significance to the identities of many people.

It’s not my place to tell you what Dia de los Muertos means. It’s also not my responsibility to teach you about cultural appropriation. Just look it up. If you feel entitled to dress up however you want on halloween, think about any erasure, oppression, racism, white privilege that might be going on. Think about your intentions and what this means to you. Of course most people who are thinking of doing this do not mean to offend, but in the end it does.

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Notes and Questions:

-HERE is an updated post on where my objective point of view comes from.

-I deleted the photo I originally posted - 1) Because I did not originally look up the creator of the photo that I used and did not give credit nor did I look up the photographer’s intentions in the first place 2) Because people are deleting my text and posting up the photo alone - However I was able to actually find a few pictures of Day of the Dead “costumes” that are on sale online for 54.99! How interesting and my new pic is one of them ^

-Also, I do not attempt to speak for ALL Chican@s/Latin@s. There is no one representative for such a large group of people.

-Please for those who disagree with my point of view, please note that I am merely asking for a reexamination of your intentions-I am not assuming that all people who paint their faces are ignorant because I know some face painting on Halloween can be viewed differently in various communities. I encourage questions and open discussions.

-In my original post, I previously believed that it was dangerous to wear calavera masks on halloween if you are living in a community where not too many pple celebrate Dia de los Muertos. (Mainly because others who are uneducated about the holiday may mistake the calavera mask as a halloween costume.) But after Noemi (aka AutoHistoria Mestiza) wrote this as a response: “in no way shape or form will I educate someone else on why I chose /how I celebrate dia de los muertos so if and when they see calaveras on myself/person/ clothes/ tattoos/ art I don’t care how they read it.”  I have to say that I whole-heartedly agree with her :) 

-If you would like to see the original unedited post, I do have it saved on file. This post will be continually updated/edited.

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Anonymous said: Yo, saying "The South will rise again" is pretty fucking racist, right? I mean, we all know why they rose in the first place, and none of us are buying that "states' rights" bullshit. Do those dumbfucks think if they rise again they'll get to have slaves again?

yoisthisracist:

Ironically, it’s those racists who feel the need to say “The South will rise again” who are ensuring that it never will.

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j-e-r-a:

microraptoria:

Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.

HIV Has Been Cured in a Child for the First Time

HIV Cure: New Drug ‘Vacc-4x’ May Become First Functional Cure Against the Virus

The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not

This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. I’m absolutely seething that no one is talking about this on the news 24/7, but instead talking about Miley Cyrus or the biggest videos on Vine.

(Source: imnotjailbait)

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