Should You Wear That Bindi?
Blogging against cultural appropriation, pro-life, and general social justice issues. DISCLAIMER: opinions vary mod-to-mod, so what one of us says DOES NOT necessarily reflect the other. Feel free to ask us anything!
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tomorrowsofyesterday:

At the border fence in Arizona, a daughter holds hands with her mother, who was deported 6 years ago from the US. Samantha Sais / the New York Times / Redux Pictures

tomorrowsofyesterday:

At the border fence in Arizona, a daughter holds hands with her mother, who was deported 6 years ago from the US. Samantha Sais / the New York Times / Redux Pictures

Anonymous sent: why isn't it a problem when m.i.a raps? why is it ok to have chicano rap/asian rap/ etc? But as soon as white people try it you all lose your shit?

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

kyssthis16:

That’s so cute and simplistic. Did you work on this question all week or…? No one cares when white people try to rap. We care when they don’t represent their authentic selves or are plain untalented. We don’t care that Eminem is white. He’s not out her performing sonic blackface, despite being from the Detroit Metro Area. Yelawolf sounds like a southern rapper because… he’s a southern rapper. Homeboy is from Alabama. His voice is his. Hell, we didn’t even care about Bubba Sparxxx. Homeboy is from Georgia. Plus, Ms. New Booty is still a bop, so.. *shrugs*

Iggy literally sounds like something out of Malibu’s Most Wanted. Protip: that movie was not a documentary. This sheila is claiming she’s in the “murda bidness”. Homegirl grew up in Mulllumbimby, New South Wales, on a fucking farm. What the fuck was she murdering? Chickens? The hopes and dreams of her parents? What? You tell me. But she is flagrantly being dishonest and unauthentic. She sounds like all the mediocre parts of some of the premiere lady rappers throughout the years. She ain’t as cool in her delivery as Da Brat. She ain’t as raw and bold as Foxy or Trina. She ain’t as cute or skilled as Charli Baltimore. Iggy is what happens when generally mediocre white girls think they deserve to win and people who don’t know better let them. 

Great response. I see M.I.A out here representing South Asians and her Sri Lankan culture. I see Indigenous/Native American rappers (like Frank Waln) repping their people, too. And there are also Indigenous rappers in Mexico, rapping in Totonaco and Nahuatl (their languages).

And I freakin’ love that gif!!! Hilarious!

cyberbutterfly:

I wish I could hug all the younger me’s so much and be her bff

thepeoplesrecord:

"I’d like to raise both of my middle fingers to him and anyone who thinks profanity is somehow more harmful to our children than images of violence and misogyny." - Happy birthday, M.I.A.!

thepeoplesrecord:

"I’d like to raise both of my middle fingers to him and anyone who thinks profanity is somehow more harmful to our children than images of violence and misogyny." - Happy birthday, M.I.A.!

Here’s one of the personal blogs of the 2 mods:

cyberbutterfly

Nathalia can I post yours?

omfg i want this shirt

omfg i want this shirt

(Source: idressmyselff)

sheep-girl:

teenage girls actually have to go through a lot of bullshit and the fact that it’s considered cool to make fun of them for being upset or emotional is kind of gross

cyberbutterfly:

cyberbutterfly:

I try to be as patient as I can with people who haven’t had the privilege of education and/or just luck or whatever else that has led me to unlearn a lot of really toxic ways of thinking that have in turn enriched my life greatly but when those people lash out and refuse to see the ways in which they have internalized super frightening problematic ideology tbh it scares me

I have to protect myself .. dehumanizing and not giving a fuck about others lives/people who purposefully try to hurt others bc they are so sick inside w internalized misogyny/racism/mental health ableism/transphobia etc makes me so sick to my stomach

In the rare cases where actual psychological differences exist, they cannot be attributed to innate neurology alone. Everything in the brain is a combination of nature and nurture. Culture comes into play, which affects behavior, which then affects the brain. From birth (and even in the womb), a baby is labeled as a girl or boy and treated a certain way as a result. For example, a 2005 study of 386 birth announcements in Canadian newspapers showed that parents tend to say they’re “proud” when it’s a boy and “happy” when it’s a girl. Anne Fausto-Sterling, a biologist at Brown University, has shown that mothers talk to infant girls more than infant boys. This could partly explain why girls tend to have better language skills later on. “Some differences end up fairly entrenched in adult human beings,” Fausto-Sterling says. “But that doesn’t mean that you were born that way or that you were born destined to be that way.”
Stop Looking For ‘Hardwired’ Differences In Male And Female Brains | Popular Science (via brutereason)
urheadismine:

UR HEAD IS MINE, is a meeting of bodies for nights of revenge. 
An intimate summer performance series that brings together [ gay and_or brown and_or fluid ] artists for nights of actions fueled by frustration. This is a takeover of spaces that we have historically been excluded from. We want to create an environment that facilitates the gathering of our communities, and a platform to voice our collective disillusionment with the systems we operate within. This is four (4) intensive weeks with no theoretical parameters, just our bodies at play. 
///SUMMER NIGHTS WILL INCLUDE\
aggression
 
intellectualism
 
agency
 
screaming matches
 
ASS
 
planetary retrogrades
readings
carrying
 
LOOKS
- Gathering in the places that don’t want us
                                             can’t stand us
                                                    can’t take y’all nowhere.
CURATED BY : YOLENE + YULAN GRANT

urheadismine:

UR HEAD IS MINE, is a meeting of bodies for nights of revenge.

An intimate summer performance series that brings together [ gay and_or brown and_or fluid ] artists for nights of actions fueled by frustration. This is a takeover of spaces that we have historically been excluded from. We want to create an environment that facilitates the gathering of our communities, and a platform to voice our collective disillusionment with the systems we operate within. This is four (4) intensive weeks with no theoretical parameters, just our bodies at play.

///SUMMER NIGHTS WILL INCLUDE\

aggression

 

intellectualism

 

agency

 

screaming matches

 

ASS

 

planetary retrogrades

readings

carrying

 

LOOKS


- Gathering in the places that don’t want us

                                            can’t stand us

                                                   can’t take y’all nowhere.

CURATED BY : YOLENE + YULAN GRANT

warehousing elderly and children—especially children with disabilities—in rooms with machines that keep them busy, when large numbers of humans beings around the world are desperate for jobs that pay a living wage is worse than the Dickensian nightmares of mechanical industrialization
Failing the Third Machine Age: When Robots Come for Grandma — The Message — Medium (via nathanjurgenson)

pustule:

“I was sixteen, laying on my bedroom floor, choking on your goodbye and cigarette smoke with the 98 degree weather burning tears into my cheeks, screaming for my mother because I figured this was it, I was going to die without you because if I couldn’t wake up and see you sleepily mumbling my name into my hair I didn’t want to wake up at all. I was seventeen, shaky breath, shaky knees, tired lungs and wet hair but I wasn’t drowning like last summer”

— I thought I couldn’t live without you but you were nothing more than a good morning text and someone to pass out next to 

(Source: extrasad)

cyberbutterfly:

Lol this girl I slept w’s ex who was/is abusive to her has been hitting me up and I’ve been cmu w her on how to best troll him and knock him down a few notches..he’s getting stood up tonight by me 0;)

(Source: hippieseurope)

cyberbutterfly:

The funniest thing I think that’s ever happened to me is my exes and other abusers thinking they could destroy me bc they are jealous of my strength power talent and beauty but really they helped make me stronger and love myself more than ever lol!! :p