If we’re not going to deal with the issue of widespread transgender youth homelessness directly, can some newly-married same-sex couples at least adopt some of them?
Tegan and Sara…killing their fandom one selfie at a time.
they just won’t.
I’m watching conversations on my dash right now, and I’m looking at conversations in my disability studies class right now, and I see something familiar.
People are unwilling to realize that disability isn’t a bad word. Recognizing someone is disabled doesn’t make everything great about them go away. I know a lot of people who are scared to refer to me as disabled, like it’s the world’s largest insult. I don’t quite get it. Disabled people are fucking amazing, you should never be insulted to be in a similar category as us.
Every good thing about you, every accomplishment, everything positive in your life, people try to take that from you. They will only let you have it by adding something like “in spite of their disability” or they will claim that you are suddenly not disabled.
that’s not how it works.
And even worse, they will deny that anything you have done is possible, because disabled people just can’t do that.
You can be disabled and awesome.
Don’t fucking forget it.
idk maybe because of shit like this
noticing a trend….
instead of asking “why black women feel the need to wear weaves” let’s ask “why black women have been made to feel that they need a weave in the first place”….
for centuries the standard of beauty has not been that of the black woman…(we all know who i’m talking about) instead we have been pushed to ‘conform’ to those standards without any second thoughts…i mean “white is right”…right….
black women are the only group of people who have been unmercifully criticized for the hair that grows naturally from their scalp…we have been told that our natural locs are “uncivilized’ “ugly’ undesirable’…that in order to be anywhere near beautiful we’ll have to rock straight european hair or permanently straighten our own..it’s all psychological from years and years of conforming..sadly the ideas and stigmas still have an effect on black women of today…
it’s sad that the number of us who have gone natural are looked up to as ‘being brave’ or ‘being a leader….the fact that black women even had to “go natural” shows how much we’ve fucked up and how society has brainwashed us into believing we are less than on the beauty scale because of something God blessed us with…
what’s even more saddening, is not only do black women have to deal with the ignorance of other races not understanding our hair, but we also have to deal with the comments of black men who have fallen into the “bash black hair’ trap….the cycle never ends…
Even though the stigma behind wearing a weave is thought to be fueled by self hatred, on the complete opposite side of the spectrum some women wear weaves to better their natural hair…the elements can be SO harsh on black hair and sometimes it just needs a break. wearing a weave helps maintain hair growth while protecting it from the weather for months at a time.
Also some black women just love to change up their looks every once in awhile and they do so by wearing a weave because it’s much easier than dying, growing, or cutting their natural hair…so let them have fun expressing themselves…
in my experience, i’ve had multiple white women strictly assume that black women wear weaves to “get like them”
i mean because
yes. yes. YESSSSSS!!!
when someone from a different timezone is late night blogging and its daytime where you are
THIS IS WHAT THIS GIF WAS DESTINED TO BE
having a problem you literally cant talk to anyone about
well, this is what happens when I try to be funny and end up failing terribly.
this will never not be funny and accurate.
White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.
please let them know.
white privilege is your history being taught as a core class, and mine being banned because it would promote "the overthrow of the U.S. government, foster racial resentment, and advocate ethnic solidarity."