all these posts about wearing red lipstick to steal someone’s man, what about wearing red lipstick to leave on a beautiful girl’s thighs as you whisk her away because you are lesbians
"homophobes are only interested in making other people homophobic" says stephen fry, the piece of shit who did a whole bit on why transgender women are disgusting.
So the next time you reblog that photoset, just remember that Stephen Fry is talking about himself and is too up his own ass to even realize it.
Back in prehistoric times it was just a free for all. God was putting antlers on everything and made 7 foot tall gophers with wings, it was a mess.
Look at this poor, impractical bastard.
The prehistoric era was God’s Deviantart stage.
Now he just hides all of his stupid-looking OCs in the ocean where no one can find them.
OH MY GODDDDDDD
The nephew of literary lion James Baldwin is hoping to preserve a piece of Harlem’s history by getting a block renamed after his legendary uncle.
I support this!
As a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee, the artist draws on his heritage of Native American iconography for his work, which also takes equally from the history of modernism.
Artist Jeffrey Gibson blends art histories and cultures with seeming effortlessness. His work isn’t the pastiche of past decades, a witty pairing of disparate influences. Rather, Gibson’s work appears more to be rooted in contemporary remix culture. Portions of modern and contemporary art styles inhabit art pieces along traditional Native American artwork with an inclusiveness that’s refreshing. Interestingly, the gallery statement of his latest exhibit at Shoshana Wayne Gallery notes:
“This mash-up of visual and cultural references comes from the artist’s Choctaw and Cherokee heritage, moving frequently during his childhood—to Germany, Korea and the East Coast of the U.S. , and his early exposure to rave and club cultures of the 1980s and 1990s. Gibson cites that the sense of inclusiveness and acceptance, the celebratory melding of subcultures and an idealistic promise of unity all galvanized by the DJ’s power to literally move an audience to dance to his beat, continues to serve as a primary inspiration for his inter-disciplinary practice.”
Still, the way in which the Native American styling especially stands out makes the Native American artists largley left out from the discourse of modern art history conspicuous. The gallery statement continues about this relationship: “The paintings are done on elk rawhide stretched over wood panels. Gibson arrived at this format after years of looking at painting techniques found in various non-Western art histories, of paintings on shields, drums and parfleche containers (animal hides wrapped around varying goods). The paintings also read within a modern and contemporary art context whereas artists from the 1950s and 1960s were looking towards traditions such as Native American and Oceanic art to create ideals of spirituality, animism and purity. One can infer artistic influences from Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, and Donald Judd.”
It’s in this way that Gibson inserts himself and his heritage into art history: by this smart mixing and remixing, and an artist’s eye at the past.
As some of you know, a post I made a few months ago has been viral for the last couple weeks, and as it usually happens with viral posts on tumblr, it ended up on Facebook, on a very nice page called Welcome to the Internet.
I could sit here and complain how a post I made that was meant to be only for the enjoyment of the very few followers I had at the time went viral and put me on the spotlight, specially since said post has a selfie on it (and a very unflattering one too) but this whole thing isn’t even about my privacy being completely violated.
However, I decided to report the post. I reported it and emailed Facebook about when when I received no answer and got absolute nothing back from them. The same happened with another page, Silly Likes, which also published my post. At first this was about me trying to avoid an awful situation in which my in real life friends found my blog, which is heavily charged with anime and just stuff I have no interest on them knowing about me. You know, usual tumblr stuff.
But then I ventured inside the comments section and found a pleasant surprise!!!!! Let’s get started, shall we?
And let’s not forget Avedis K. Keshishian who definitely thought his opinion was very in order and absolutely necessary to point out.
I decided to report these comments and I was absolutely convinced Facebook would take care of it and delete them for my mental well-being.
I reported them under “harassment” and this time I did hear back from them!! Hallelujah!! Except… OH!
Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the comment you reported for harassment and found it doesn’t violate our Community Standards.
I’d like to point out this is the response I got 10 times for the 10 messages I reported that included the word rape in it. Let that sink in for a second.
There were 10 human beings who straight up admitted to wanting to rape me and when I tried to do something about this, Facebook told me I was wrong. This isn’t harassment, this doesn’t violate their community standards.
What pisses me off about this entire thing is not even that I got these upsetting comments. That’s not at all what bothers me, I’ve already been sexually abused and humiliated, these comments are nothing compared to the stuff I have to life with for the rest of my life. What really angers me is that this is now an acceptable behaviour. This is okay. These are socially acceptable comments and not even a website such a Facebook, who should be a little more concerned about the safety of their community, cares about the ones affected by these words.
Anyways, I would just really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes of your day to report these users, who definitely don’t deserve a bit of sympathy.
i think it’s so neat that everyone develops their own unique handwriting even though we’re all taught to write our letters the same way really it’s so cool
A YMCA in St. Paul, Minnesota is now offering swim practice once a week to the community’s Muslim Somali girls, offering the girls a safe environment to learn how to swim while accounting for their concerns about modesty.
While Minnesota’s newspaper noted that this is an important and much-needed program for the community, Fox News saw the story as an opportunity to broadcast their signature brand of fearmongering Islamophobia.
Fox’s Heather Nauert:
Well the minority becoming the majority at one community pool.
Sharia law is now changing everything.
A YMCA in Minneapolis-St. Paul is starting a swim group for Muslim girls but special considerations have to be made to keep with their religious beliefs. Now this means during the one-hour class, the pool is being shut down, the men’s locker room is being locked, and female lifeguards are being brought in. Similar classes are now starting at towns across the Midwest. We’ll keep watching this story for you.
As usual, a single challenge to the White Christian Status Quo is viewed as “changing everything” and “becoming the majority.”
This is extra hilarious to me because I grew up in a super conservative white Christian community where girls didn’t go co-ed swimming with boys because “modesty” to the extent that many Christian church camps and youth groups set up segregated swimming in the summer and just recently a bunch of women my age were sharing a blog post on facebook about how yoga pants are the work of the enemy and corrupt the hearts and minds of good Christian men, which is why women should be vigilant about how much butt definition their britches have and should never wear yoga pants, not even in their own homes, because a marriage with lust in it isn’t sufficiently Christ-centered.
But some folks who aren’t white Christians are concerned about modesty and have segregated swimming lessons, and SHARIA LAW (which isn’t even the monolithic thing they think it is) IS DESTROYING AMERICA! How dare anyone do anything that doesn’t directly benefit white people.