one hour till my bday is over woooooo
one hour till my bday is over woooooo
The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation (link here)
Seeing so many balding college students is so sad like why is your hairline graduating before you
While being angry is a valid emotional response:
- Anger is not a free pass to do whatever you want.
- Anger is not an excuse for damaging, or abusive behavior.
- Anger is not protection from repercussions of that behavior.
You are accountable for what you do, even while angry.
— Lupita Nyong’o during her 2014 Oscars acceptance speech. (via blackgirlstalking)
I oppose IAW because there isn’t an Arab country that treats women with respect like Israel does.
This, by far, is the shittiest post I’ve ever seen on tumblr.
To help you see how respect is defined in “Israel”, here are a few examples of instances in which respect is shown according to “Israelis”:
- When you drop bombs on someone’s house and murder their entire family you are treating them with respect.
- When you make women give birth at checkpoints you are treating them with respect.
- When you burn down a woman’s trees and take away her livelihood you are treating her with respect.
- When you take away a mother’s child to be imprisoned you are treating her with respect.
- When you deprive a woman of her house and shelter you are treating her with respect.
- When you restrict a woman’s ability to move between places you are treating her with respect.
- When you deprive women of their homeland and send them into exile as refugees you are treating them with respect.
- When you assault, beat, and humiliate women you are treating them with respect.
The premise of minimum wage, when it was introduced, was that a single wage earner should be able to own a home and support a family. That was what it was based on; a full time job, any job, should be able to accomplish this.
The fact people scoff at this idea if presented nowadays, as though the people that ring up your groceries or hand you your burgers don’t deserve the luxury of a home and a family, is disgusting.
And add in “Drunk” for Native American to add insult to injury. So much truth.
The persistence of Ms. Jackson
The Persistence of Memory (1931), Salvador Dali / Ms. Jackson, Outkast
Junot Diaz and Zadie Smith at BookExpo America. That’s a lot of talent in one photograph, wouldn’t you say?
Pragya Tiwari talks to Teju Cole about cinema, the influence of Satyajit Ray and Federico Fellini on his novel Open City, and what Hindi film music he likes to listen to.
Pragya Tiwari: You spoke about your narrative in terms of Satyajit Ray’s film narratives, but you didn’t explain that really.
Teju Cole: With regards to Ray, I’m thinking more in terms of pacing and the buildup of incident. So that it’s working on you, on the most obvious level, on an aesthetic level. His camera work is fantastic. Think of something like Jalsaghar, where there’s these amazingly lucid, wonderfully lit scenes, like up on the roof, or inside the music room itself—there’s one scene where elephants just go by—but he’s not making a big deal about it. So it’s working on that level, and it’s only with time that you realize he’s evoking a vanished and vanishing world, a somewhat oppressive world, but it’s fading away, and a sadness comes in that.
So I like this idea of working in a way that’s very patient, because I want to insist that if you’re making a work of art for someone and you’re going to take a certain amount of their time… I want to make it memorable. And so Ray is an example of someone who trusts you enough to slow down. And this is also true of Charulata and this is also true of Pather Panchali. He is going not for the impact but for the resonance, to have it echo in your being long after you’ve experienced it.