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Topless dueling?

I know it’s a long text but it’s worth the read!

The most intriguing duel fought between women, and the sole one that featured exposed breasts, took place in August 1892 in Verduz, the capitol of Liechtenstein, between Princess Pauline Metternich and the Countess Kielmannsegg. It has gone down in history as the first “emancipated duel” because all parties involved, including the principals and their seconds were female… Before the proceedings began, the baroness pointed out that many insignificant injuries in duels often became septic due to strips of clothing being driven into the wound by the point of a sword. To counter this danger she prudently suggested that both parties should fight stripped of any garments above the waist. Certainly, Baroness Lubinska was ahead of her time, taking an even more radical take on the (at the time) widely dismissed theories of British surgeon Joseph Lister, who in 1870 revolutionized surgical procedures with the introduction of antiseptic. 

With the precautions Baroness Lubinska recommended, the topless women duelists were less likely to suffer from an infection; indeed, it was a smart idea to fight semiclad. Given the practicality of the baroness’ suggestion and the “emancipated” nature of the duel, it was agreed that the women would disrobe—after all, there would be no men present to ogle them. For the women, the decision to unbutton the tops of their dresses was not sexual; it was simply a way of preventing a duel of first blood from becoming a duel to the death.

… 

It is humorous that most recounts of this historic event fail to mention two important things: the winner of the duel (Princess Metternich) and the reason why the women came to arms in the first place—they disagreed over the floral arrangements for an upcoming musical exhibition.

^ best part of the entire article. 

tumblino:

words fail me at describing how perfect everything about this post is.

This is what happens next time bitches try and mess with my floral arrangements.

I’m curious as to the selections of said floral arrangements…

This is the best thing I’ve ever read ever.

(via sassybroad)

"With what moral authority can they speak of human rights — the rulers of a nation in which the millionaire and beggar coexist; the Indian is exterminated; the black man is discriminated against; the woman is prostituted; and the great masses of Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Latin Americans are scorned, exploited, and humiliated? How can they do this — the bosses of an empire where the mafia, gambling, and child prostitution are imposed; where the CIA organizes plans of global subversion and espionage, and the Pentagon creates neutron bombs capable of preserving material assets and wiping out human beings; an empire that supports reaction and counter-revolution all over the world; that protects and promotes the exploitation by monopolies of the wealth and the human resources of whole continents, unequal exchange, a protectionist policy, an incredible waste of natural resources, and a system of hunger for the world?"

Fidel Castro, Speech on the 25th anniversary of the Moncada Barracks attack (26 July 1978)

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daveshumka:

Traditional Canadian wedding present.

So… Beautiful…

Scotland, why do you lack Poutine?!

daveshumka:

Traditional Canadian wedding present.

So… Beautiful…

Scotland, why do you lack Poutine?!

(via fuckyeahpoutine)

fsufeminist:

sexgenderbody:

liquornspice:

soydulcedeleche:

coolchicksfromhistory:

Some of the 220 black students facing charges of contempt for demonstrating against segregated movie theaters.
Tallahassee, 1963

*pumps fist*

I love how every single expression is either: “LOL white people…” or “I wish a motherf*cker would…”
I love my people =]

the right side of history

Yeah Tally!

fsufeminist:

sexgenderbody:

liquornspice:

soydulcedeleche:

coolchicksfromhistory:

Some of the 220 black students facing charges of contempt for demonstrating against segregated movie theaters.

Tallahassee, 1963

*pumps fist*

I love how every single expression is either: “LOL white people…” or “I wish a motherf*cker would…”

I love my people =]

the right side of history

Yeah Tally!

(via karlsparxxx)

indognito:

SlutWalk D.C. - August 13th, 2011

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rodmanstreet:

joies:

zaprowsdowervsmanos:

This is my take on this apparent new fixation tumblr has with putting black bars with text over people’s eyes. I don’t understand why you do the things you tumblr, but The Dude abides.

I keep looking at this and it keeps getting funnier and I don’t understand it at all, dude.

I can’t stand those fuckin’ things. Surely there must be another way to talk about TV shows and shit. HOW FUCKIN TWEE

rodmanstreet:

joies:

zaprowsdowervsmanos:

This is my take on this apparent new fixation tumblr has with putting black bars with text over people’s eyes. I don’t understand why you do the things you tumblr, but The Dude abides.

I keep looking at this and it keeps getting funnier and I don’t understand it at all, dude.

I can’t stand those fuckin’ things. Surely there must be another way to talk about TV shows and shit. HOW FUCKIN TWEE

(Source: , via gingerish--gal)

genderfuked:

 
Meanwhile, the shirt was made after hours in a factory in China and sold in bulk as an irregular to a small South African charity. A wealthy tourist purchased it from a child panhandling in the streets of Johannesburg, intending to make rags out of it to polish his automobile collection. En route to LAX, his luggage is routed incorrectly and ends up in La Paz where a poor baggage handler finds it and takes it home. The handler gives the shirt to his son, who wears it thin and ragged for many years, he earns good marks; he is a kind and humble student. In his final year of school, he enrolls in an exchange program that lands him in Tucson, Arizona. His host mother sees the shirt and intends to throw it away. It is rescued, at the last minute, by a man searching trash bins for cans. He takes the shirt, and various other salvaged treasures, to a local Goodwill; he is poor, but believes in karma. He will keep people warm and, in turn, the universe will warm him. Six months later, a local man who lost his job at a factory for being drunk on the job purchases the shirt. He blames “those goddamned spics”. He wears the shirt as a badge and a statement.
He has no knowledge of the years of comfort it has provided to the poor, the lost and the hopeless.
We are all caricatures of ourselves and we do not even know it.

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

genderfuked:

Meanwhile, the shirt was made after hours in a factory in China and sold in bulk as an irregular to a small South African charity. A wealthy tourist purchased it from a child panhandling in the streets of Johannesburg, intending to make rags out of it to polish his automobile collection. En route to LAX, his luggage is routed incorrectly and ends up in La Paz where a poor baggage handler finds it and takes it home. The handler gives the shirt to his son, who wears it thin and ragged for many years, he earns good marks; he is a kind and humble student. In his final year of school, he enrolls in an exchange program that lands him in Tucson, Arizona. His host mother sees the shirt and intends to throw it away. It is rescued, at the last minute, by a man searching trash bins for cans. He takes the shirt, and various other salvaged treasures, to a local Goodwill; he is poor, but believes in karma. He will keep people warm and, in turn, the universe will warm him. Six months later, a local man who lost his job at a factory for being drunk on the job purchases the shirt. He blames “those goddamned spics”. He wears the shirt as a badge and a statement.

He has no knowledge of the years of comfort it has provided to the poor, the lost and the hopeless.

We are all caricatures of ourselves and we do not even know it.

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

(via genderfuked-deactivated20111023)

literallyunbelievable:

these guys!

literallyunbelievable:

these guys!


I found this in a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Maryland, it says “fashion pony”, and I looked over the entire package to see if it had any affiliation with the actual MLP toys, other than being a blatant rip off of course 

I found this in a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Maryland, it says “fashion pony”, and I looked over the entire package to see if it had any affiliation with the actual MLP toys, other than being a blatant rip off of course 

(Source: fillydelphia)

Neo-Nazi's Trolled With Message Changing T-Shirt

picturesinhismind:

sebaxxxtian:

pcmiv:

Neo-Nazis in Germany were given free T-shirts at a recent right-wing extremist rock concert. The black shirt, complete with skulls and bones, said “Hardcore Rebels: National and Free”. Too bad for them, there was a secret message hidden inside the shirt.

See, after the free shirt gets washed, it rids itself of that “hardcore” logo and displays a new message, one that tries to convince the Neo-Nazis to change. It says: “If your T-shirt can do it, so can you. We’ll help free you from right-wing extremism.”

Brilliant.

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genderfuked:

clintirwin:

Ah, the new feminist man-blaming distortion. “Nice Guy” hating. Since women are pure and innocent, immaculate and above stupidity, we must first find a way to blame men for her noted tendency to be sexually attracted to the selfish and impulsive “asshole,” also known as the “bad boy.” Honesty would say that the “bad boy” is exciting and a challenge, and the “nice guy” is boring. This would have the unfortunate result of implying that a woman can feel something that feminism might not be proud of, and actually be responsible for it. In trying to fix blame on men, feminism finds it inconvenient that the definitive nice guy actually falls in love with the girl as a friend. He is the one she uses to validate her when she has low confidence. He is also the one she talks to when the asshole fucks her over. She is the one who constantly gives the impression that she should be with “a guy like you.” Trying to blame this guy will be difficult, but it is not impossible. First you must distort this person with the psycho, the person who wants the “precious jewel” and expects it and often gets it more than the actual nice guy. Second you must redefine his motives as negative “psycho,” third, you must manipulate reality so that he takes full responsibility for, well, a woman being kind of a dick. Remember, Women in general and feminists agree on at least one point, what ever happens, whatever they do, if they do something good, it is their credit. If they do something stupid, it is a man’s fault.

^ Nice Guy™.

Woah woah woah, back the fuck up here.

Now, as a reformed Nice Guy, let’s make this clear; first off, there’s a difference between a nice guy and a Nice Guy.
The implicit question/answer in the above rant is “why do women like assholes?” and let’s be candid; we don’t know. Nobody knows. Firstly it’s the wrong question, secondly, any answer anyone can give is marred by their own experiences and thoughts. There’s no singular answer. For example, I’m sure a lot of people who see my relationship think “Why is she dating that asshole?” because I’m kind of abrasive, and I’m kind of a big dude. Also I can be condescending and if I don’t care for someone, I’m often downright dismissive. Not to mention that I have a level of cultural paranoia which can be read as hostility.But the fact is that I’m not really an asshole (except when I am. Assholery is not the only element or the largest part of my personality) and my other half will attest that even if I’m kind of an asshole in public… I’m willing to put in what a healthy relationship needs (even if “Babe, am I oppressing you? Just checking…” is kind of odd dinner conversation.)
Now, what changed when I stopped being a Nice Guy? Well, for one, I started seeing women as PEOPLE. I realised that, well, women as people have their own desires and these are not necessarily the same as mine. I realised that women, as people, have the right to their own decisions. And frankly, I realised that women, as people, are due a lot more respect than I was showing them.How much respect was I showing women when I befriended them in hope of making them so reliant on me that surely a physical relationship was bound to follow?How much respect was I showing women when I talked behind their backs and whined about how they only like assholes?How much respect was I showing women when I second-guessed their decisions, putting myself on a pedestal as their ideal, and chastising them passive-aggressively for not picking me?
Look at your life. Look at your choices. Learn to give respect where it’s due, and don’t sit there and whine about how the singular mass of Women only want to date the singular mass of Assholes, and how you’ll be forever alone because you can’t emotionally blackmail your way into anyone’s panties.

Fucking Nice Guys. 

genderfuked:

clintirwin:

Ah, the new feminist man-blaming distortion. “Nice Guy” hating. Since women are pure and innocent, immaculate and above stupidity, we must first find a way to blame men for her noted tendency to be sexually attracted to the selfish and impulsive “asshole,” also known as the “bad boy.” Honesty would say that the “bad boy” is exciting and a challenge, and the “nice guy” is boring. This would have the unfortunate result of implying that a woman can feel something that feminism might not be proud of, and actually be responsible for it. In trying to fix blame on men, feminism finds it inconvenient that the definitive nice guy actually falls in love with the girl as a friend. He is the one she uses to validate her when she has low confidence. He is also the one she talks to when the asshole fucks her over. She is the one who constantly gives the impression that she should be with “a guy like you.” Trying to blame this guy will be difficult, but it is not impossible. First you must distort this person with the psycho, the person who wants the “precious jewel” and expects it and often gets it more than the actual nice guy. Second you must redefine his motives as negative “psycho,” third, you must manipulate reality so that he takes full responsibility for, well, a woman being kind of a dick. Remember, Women in general and feminists agree on at least one point, what ever happens, whatever they do, if they do something good, it is their credit. If they do something stupid, it is a man’s fault.

^ Nice Guy.

Woah woah woah, back the fuck up here.

Now, as a reformed Nice Guy, let’s make this clear; first off, there’s a difference between a nice guy and a Nice Guy.

The implicit question/answer in the above rant is “why do women like assholes?” and let’s be candid; we don’t know. Nobody knows. Firstly it’s the wrong question, secondly, any answer anyone can give is marred by their own experiences and thoughts. There’s no singular answer. 
For example, I’m sure a lot of people who see my relationship think “Why is she dating that asshole?” because I’m kind of abrasive, and I’m kind of a big dude. Also I can be condescending and if I don’t care for someone, I’m often downright dismissive. Not to mention that I have a level of cultural paranoia which can be read as hostility.
But the fact is that I’m not really an asshole (except when I am. Assholery is not the only element or the largest part of my personality) and my other half will attest that even if I’m kind of an asshole in public… I’m willing to put in what a healthy relationship needs (even if “Babe, am I oppressing you? Just checking…” is kind of odd dinner conversation.)

Now, what changed when I stopped being a Nice Guy? Well, for one, I started seeing women as PEOPLE. I realised that, well, women as people have their own desires and these are not necessarily the same as mine. I realised that women, as people, have the right to their own decisions. And frankly, I realised that women, as people, are due a lot more respect than I was showing them.
How much respect was I showing women when I befriended them in hope of making them so reliant on me that surely a physical relationship was bound to follow?
How much respect was I showing women when I talked behind their backs and whined about how they only like assholes?
How much respect was I showing women when I second-guessed their decisions, putting myself on a pedestal as their ideal, and chastising them passive-aggressively for not picking me?

Look at your life. Look at your choices. Learn to give respect where it’s due, and don’t sit there and whine about how the singular mass of Women only want to date the singular mass of Assholes, and how you’ll be forever alone because you can’t emotionally blackmail your way into anyone’s panties.

Fucking Nice Guys. 

(via genderfuked-deactivated20111023)

murilocpaula:

che

murilocpaula:

che

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clintirwin:

xtremecaffeine:

genderfuked:

clintirwin:

Ah, the new feminist man-blaming distortion. “Nice Guy” hating. Since women are pure and innocent, immaculate and above stupidity, we must first find a way to blame men for her noted tendency to be sexually attracted to the selfish and impulsive “asshole,” also known as the “bad boy.” Honesty would say that the “bad boy” is exciting and a challenge, and the “nice guy” is boring. This would have the unfortunate result of implying that a woman can feel something that feminism might not be proud of, and actually be responsible for it. In trying to fix blame on men, feminism finds it inconvenient that the definitive nice guy actually falls in love with the girl as a friend. He is the one she uses to validate her when she has low confidence. He is also the one she talks to when the asshole fucks her over. She is the one who constantly gives the impression that she should be with “a guy like you.” Trying to blame this guy will be difficult, but it is not impossible. First you must distort this person with the psycho, the person who wants the “precious jewel” and expects it and often gets it more than the actual nice guy. Second you must redefine his motives as negative “psycho,” third, you must manipulate reality so that he takes full responsibility for, well, a woman being kind of a dick. Remember, Women in general and feminists agree on at least one point, what ever happens, whatever they do, if they do something good, it is their credit. If they do something stupid, it is a man’s fault.

^ Nice Guy™.

Woah woah woah, back the fuck up here.
Now, as a reformed Nice Guy, let’s make this clear; first off, there’s a difference between a nice guy and a Nice Guy.
The implicit question/answer in the above rant is “why do women like assholes?” and let’s be candid; we don’t know. Nobody knows. Firstly it’s the wrong question, secondly, any answer anyone can give is marred by their own experiences and thoughts. There’s no singular answer. For example, I’m sure a lot of people who see my relationship think “Why is she dating that asshole?” because I’m kind of abrasive, and I’m kind of a big dude. Also I can be condescending and if I don’t care for someone, I’m often downright dismissive. Not to mention that I have a level of cultural paranoia which can be read as hostility.But the fact is that I’m not really an asshole (except when I am. Assholery is not the only element or the largest part of my personality) and my other half will attest that even if I’m kind of an asshole in public… I’m willing to put in what a healthy relationship needs (even if “Babe, am I oppressing you? Just checking…” is kind of odd dinner conversation.)
Now, what changed when I stopped being a Nice Guy? Well, for one, I started seeing women as PEOPLE. I realised that, well, women as people have their own desires and these are not necessarily the same as mine. I realised that women, as people, have the right to their own decisions. And frankly, I realised that women, as people, are due a lot more respect than I was showing them.How much respect was I showing women when I befriended them in hope of making them so reliant on me that surely a physical relationship was bound to follow?How much respect was I showing women when I talked behind their backs and whined about how they only like assholes?How much respect was I showing women when I second-guessed their decisions, putting myself on a pedestal as their ideal, and chastising them passive-aggressively for not picking me?
Look at your life. Look at your choices. Learn to give respect where it’s due, and don’t sit there and whine about how the singular mass of Women only want to date the singular mass of Assholes, and how you’ll be forever alone because you can’t emotionally blackmail your way into anyone’s panties.
Fucking Nice Guys. 

Blah blah blah. Nice guys are boring and needy and need a girl to define them, assholes are complicated and interesting and the sex is great. When a gal is feeling honest, she will tell you that, especially the older ones who were never able to get the assholes out of their system. The rest of this is righteous feminism trying to suck the blood out of the complexities of interrelations between male and female, absolve women of their passions and blame men for having emotions. Always a new bullshit theory for the bobbleheads to agree with so they don’t make the feminists mad. BTW, the girl who likes the asshole is hot, because at least she is honest.



I’ve included this Gif of Willow because you can’t see me rolling my eyes.

But in other news, hey, great to hear from you dude! What you’re still missing is the real paradigm changer - that is to say, a woman is a person. Not an object, an abstract being created for your validation, but a living, breathing, rational person, with their own desires regardless of how you feel about those desires. 
Also, shut your fool mouth (keyboard?) because you’re only digging yourself deeper into a latrine.

clintirwin:

xtremecaffeine:

genderfuked:

clintirwin:

Ah, the new feminist man-blaming distortion. “Nice Guy” hating. Since women are pure and innocent, immaculate and above stupidity, we must first find a way to blame men for her noted tendency to be sexually attracted to the selfish and impulsive “asshole,” also known as the “bad boy.” Honesty would say that the “bad boy” is exciting and a challenge, and the “nice guy” is boring. This would have the unfortunate result of implying that a woman can feel something that feminism might not be proud of, and actually be responsible for it. In trying to fix blame on men, feminism finds it inconvenient that the definitive nice guy actually falls in love with the girl as a friend. He is the one she uses to validate her when she has low confidence. He is also the one she talks to when the asshole fucks her over. She is the one who constantly gives the impression that she should be with “a guy like you.” Trying to blame this guy will be difficult, but it is not impossible. First you must distort this person with the psycho, the person who wants the “precious jewel” and expects it and often gets it more than the actual nice guy. Second you must redefine his motives as negative “psycho,” third, you must manipulate reality so that he takes full responsibility for, well, a woman being kind of a dick. Remember, Women in general and feminists agree on at least one point, what ever happens, whatever they do, if they do something good, it is their credit. If they do something stupid, it is a man’s fault.

^ Nice Guy.

Woah woah woah, back the fuck up here.

Now, as a reformed Nice Guy, let’s make this clear; first off, there’s a difference between a nice guy and a Nice Guy.

The implicit question/answer in the above rant is “why do women like assholes?” and let’s be candid; we don’t know. Nobody knows. Firstly it’s the wrong question, secondly, any answer anyone can give is marred by their own experiences and thoughts. There’s no singular answer. 
For example, I’m sure a lot of people who see my relationship think “Why is she dating that asshole?” because I’m kind of abrasive, and I’m kind of a big dude. Also I can be condescending and if I don’t care for someone, I’m often downright dismissive. Not to mention that I have a level of cultural paranoia which can be read as hostility.
But the fact is that I’m not really an asshole (except when I am. Assholery is not the only element or the largest part of my personality) and my other half will attest that even if I’m kind of an asshole in public… I’m willing to put in what a healthy relationship needs (even if “Babe, am I oppressing you? Just checking…” is kind of odd dinner conversation.)

Now, what changed when I stopped being a Nice Guy? Well, for one, I started seeing women as PEOPLE. I realised that, well, women as people have their own desires and these are not necessarily the same as mine. I realised that women, as people, have the right to their own decisions. And frankly, I realised that women, as people, are due a lot more respect than I was showing them.
How much respect was I showing women when I befriended them in hope of making them so reliant on me that surely a physical relationship was bound to follow?
How much respect was I showing women when I talked behind their backs and whined about how they only like assholes?
How much respect was I showing women when I second-guessed their decisions, putting myself on a pedestal as their ideal, and chastising them passive-aggressively for not picking me?

Look at your life. Look at your choices. Learn to give respect where it’s due, and don’t sit there and whine about how the singular mass of Women only want to date the singular mass of Assholes, and how you’ll be forever alone because you can’t emotionally blackmail your way into anyone’s panties.

Fucking Nice Guys. 

Blah blah blah. Nice guys are boring and needy and need a girl to define them, assholes are complicated and interesting and the sex is great. When a gal is feeling honest, she will tell you that, especially the older ones who were never able to get the assholes out of their system. The rest of this is righteous feminism trying to suck the blood out of the complexities of interrelations between male and female, absolve women of their passions and blame men for having emotions. Always a new bullshit theory for the bobbleheads to agree with so they don’t make the feminists mad. BTW, the girl who likes the asshole is hot, because at least she is honest.

I’ve included this Gif of Willow because you can’t see me rolling my eyes.

But in other news, hey, great to hear from you dude! What you’re still missing is the real paradigm changer - that is to say, a woman is a person. Not an object, an abstract being created for your validation, but a living, breathing, rational person, with their own desires regardless of how you feel about those desires. 

Also, shut your fool mouth (keyboard?) because you’re only digging yourself deeper into a latrine.

(via lamiroirr)

genderfuked:

joetomcollins:

agent-13:

joetomcollins:

clintirwin:

Ah, the new feminist man-blaming distortion. “Nice Guy” hating. Since women are pure and innocent, immaculate and above stupidity, we must first find a way to blame men for her noted tendency to be sexually attracted to the selfish and impulsive “asshole,” also known as the “bad boy.” Honesty would say that the “bad boy” is exciting and a challenge, and the “nice guy” is boring. This would have the unfortunate result of implying that a woman can feel something that feminism might not be proud of, and actually be responsible for it. In trying to fix blame on men, feminism finds it inconvenient that the definitive nice guy actually falls in love with the girl as a friend. He is the one she uses to validate her when she has low confidence. He is also the one she talks to when the asshole fucks her over. She is the one who constantly gives the impression that she should be with “a guy like you.” Trying to blame this guy will be difficult, but it is not impossible. First you must distort this person with the psycho, the person who wants the “precious jewel” and expects it and often gets it more than the actual nice guy. Second you must redefine his motives as negative “psycho,” third, you must manipulate reality so that he takes full responsibility for, well, a woman being kind of a dick. Remember, Women in general and feminists agree on at least one point, what ever happens, whatever they do, if they do something good, it is their credit. If they do something stupid, it is a man’s fault.

http://youtu.be/ZblreT15iJs

considering, you know, there are men like this out there, but there are also guys who are just nice
so
uh
yeah

I’ve ranted about this before. This is just the latest excuse for feminists to ignore a guy who they are leading on and using, but they are not attracted too. …and yes… Women DO do that!
I feel like paraphrasing Martin Niemöller.
When the Feminists came for the Rapists, I remained silent; I was not a Rapist. When they locked up the stalkers, I remained silent; I was not a stalker. When they came for the Players, I did not speak out; I was not a Player. When they came for the men who they got bored of, I remained silent; I wasn’t a some one they were bored of yet. When they came for me, the nice guy, there was no one left to speak out.
This is why I’ve become a harmless perv at this point.It’s not like there is an acceptable rule book, or social norm on this, and if I’m going to be the bad guy no matter what I do… might as well get it the fuck out the way right up front.
The FemeNazi messsage is LOUD AND CLEAR!
I am an average normal guy. I am never going to be good enough.
Especially in NYC where you only personalities you get are native “rats” who have learned to survive to being ruthless, and Type “A” psychopaths who come here to conquer everything.
Hell, this whole concept is a female myth. Men don’t have the time of patience to think that far ahead.
Man hasn’t had the ability to choose his woman for at least the last 150 years. The woman chooses the man. ALWAYS.
Now even showing interest is offensive to the FemeNAZI.
We aren’t talking about DOING anything but telling someone you think they are attractive. If a guy YOU liked rejected you, he would be Satan incarnate, but when a woman rejects a guy…
“HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER!!!”
“HOW DARE HE THINK HE WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!!!!!”
… and we’re supposed to nod sheepishly and apologize for bothering you as we leave with a smile.
This is one double standard I will NEVER allow the FemeNAZIs into self deluding themselves into believing is “OK”.
MEN have feeling too. You want yours respected, respect theirs.
If not… you are just as much of a horrible person as any man who didn’t respect your feelings.

OMG THAT REVISED POEM 


Sometimes, I forget that people like this exist.

Those are good times.

Also:


Feminist. With a penis. Who identifies as male. HOW YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?

genderfuked:

joetomcollins:

agent-13:

joetomcollins:

clintirwin:

Ah, the new feminist man-blaming distortion. “Nice Guy” hating. Since women are pure and innocent, immaculate and above stupidity, we must first find a way to blame men for her noted tendency to be sexually attracted to the selfish and impulsive “asshole,” also known as the “bad boy.” Honesty would say that the “bad boy” is exciting and a challenge, and the “nice guy” is boring. This would have the unfortunate result of implying that a woman can feel something that feminism might not be proud of, and actually be responsible for it. In trying to fix blame on men, feminism finds it inconvenient that the definitive nice guy actually falls in love with the girl as a friend. He is the one she uses to validate her when she has low confidence. He is also the one she talks to when the asshole fucks her over. She is the one who constantly gives the impression that she should be with “a guy like you.” Trying to blame this guy will be difficult, but it is not impossible. First you must distort this person with the psycho, the person who wants the “precious jewel” and expects it and often gets it more than the actual nice guy. Second you must redefine his motives as negative “psycho,” third, you must manipulate reality so that he takes full responsibility for, well, a woman being kind of a dick. Remember, Women in general and feminists agree on at least one point, what ever happens, whatever they do, if they do something good, it is their credit. If they do something stupid, it is a man’s fault.

http://youtu.be/ZblreT15iJs

considering, you know, there are men like this out there, but there are also guys who are just nice

so

uh

yeah

I’ve ranted about this before. This is just the latest excuse for feminists to ignore a guy who they are leading on and using, but they are not attracted too. …and yes… Women DO do that!

I feel like paraphrasing Martin Niemöller.

When the Feminists came for the Rapists,
I remained silent;
I was not a Rapist.

When they locked up the stalkers,
I remained silent;
I was not a stalker.

When they came for the Players,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Player.

When they came for the men who they got bored of,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a some one they were bored of yet.

When they came for me, the nice guy,
there was no one left to speak out.

This is why I’ve become a harmless perv at this point.It’s not like there is an acceptable rule book, or social norm on this, and if I’m going to be the bad guy no matter what I do… might as well get it the fuck out the way right up front.

The FemeNazi messsage is LOUD AND CLEAR!

I am an average normal guy. I am never going to be good enough.

Especially in NYC where you only personalities you get are native “rats” who have learned to survive to being ruthless, and Type “A” psychopaths who come here to conquer everything.

Hell, this whole concept is a female myth. Men don’t have the time of patience to think that far ahead.

Man hasn’t had the ability to choose his woman for at least the last 150 years. The woman chooses the man. ALWAYS.

Now even showing interest is offensive to the FemeNAZI.

We aren’t talking about DOING anything but telling someone you think they are attractive. If a guy YOU liked rejected you, he would be Satan incarnate, but when a woman rejects a guy…

“HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER!!!”

“HOW DARE HE THINK HE WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!!!!!”

… and we’re supposed to nod sheepishly and apologize for bothering you as we leave with a smile.

This is one double standard I will NEVER allow the FemeNAZIs into self deluding themselves into believing is “OK”.

MEN have feeling too. You want yours respected, respect theirs.

If not… you are just as much of a horrible person as any man who didn’t respect your feelings.

OMG THAT REVISED POEM 

Sometimes, I forget that people like this exist.

Those are good times.

Also:

Feminist. With a penis. Who identifies as male. HOW YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?

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missing-e:

The Return of Missing e
It’s back!
After an arduous effort to modify the Missing e extension it is finally ready.
In order to operate amid the obligations set forth by Tumblr’s various agreements and terms, Missing e will no longer interact with the Tumblr API in any way, favouring alternate techniques in order to continue to provide you with almost all of the great features you have come to love.
Please note that it is possible that I may need to continue negotiating with Tumblr if they do not agree with my interpretation of their policies and agreements. If anything should change, I will keep you posted on the Missing e Tumblr blog.
Almost all features unaffected!
The only noticeable difference in how the features work is in Timestamps. Unfortunately, timestamps will no longer be added to posts on the Tumblr dashboard. However, timestamps will continue to be displayed on unanswered ask messages and privately answered asks.
All other features will continue to work as normal, with a couple of exceptions noted below. Please note that features that have been adapted to function without the Tumblr API are not as well-tested. There may be some rough patches, but I will strive to provide timely updates to fix any problems that come up.
Other features fixed!
The wrap tags feature has been fixed to work with Tumblr’s new tag implementation.
The Better Reblogs feature will now allow you to control whether or not your tags get reblogged.
Find these and more in the Missing e settings page. Find out how to get there!
Follow Checker and Unfollower no longer available!
The Follow Checker and Unfollower features, though much-loved by many users, will no longer be a part of Missing e. These features were the most significant perpetrators of a technique called “page scraping”, an arguably bad web practice that can strain a website’s server infrastructure.
Neither of these features is likely to return in any form. Please understand that, though useful, these features represent only a small fraction of all the great options available as part of Missing e.
Important Notes
Some of Missing e’s features tweak the way the Tumblr interface is presented to you. However, none of them hide, block or otherwise remove any promotional or informational content intended to be viewed by users.
By downloading, installing, using or continuing to use Missing e, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the Missing e End User License Agreement. I cannot be held responsible for any action taken by any other party with respect to your use of Missing e.
Update or Install Missing e
If you currently have Missing e installed and want the new version immediately, DO NOT uninstall and reinstall Missing e, instead read the instructions on how to update:
How do you update?
Firefox users: There seems to be some trouble getting the Add-On site re-enabled. In the meantime, try this direct link: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/128930/missing_e-2.0.0-fx.xpi
New users or users who previously uninstalled Missing e can go to missinge.infraware.ca to install it. Simply click on the logo for the browser you use.
Thanks to thefrogman for the celebratory image!
If you enjoy this extension, please consider donating to support future development.

missing-e:

The Return of Missing e

It’s back!

After an arduous effort to modify the Missing e extension it is finally ready.

In order to operate amid the obligations set forth by Tumblr’s various agreements and terms, Missing e will no longer interact with the Tumblr API in any way, favouring alternate techniques in order to continue to provide you with almost all of the great features you have come to love.

Please note that it is possible that I may need to continue negotiating with Tumblr if they do not agree with my interpretation of their policies and agreements. If anything should change, I will keep you posted on the Missing e Tumblr blog.


Almost all features unaffected!

The only noticeable difference in how the features work is in Timestamps. Unfortunately, timestamps will no longer be added to posts on the Tumblr dashboard. However, timestamps will continue to be displayed on unanswered ask messages and privately answered asks.

All other features will continue to work as normal, with a couple of exceptions noted below. Please note that features that have been adapted to function without the Tumblr API are not as well-tested. There may be some rough patches, but I will strive to provide timely updates to fix any problems that come up.


Other features fixed!

  • The wrap tags feature has been fixed to work with Tumblr’s new tag implementation.
  • The Better Reblogs feature will now allow you to control whether or not your tags get reblogged.

Find these and more in the Missing e settings page. Find out how to get there!


Follow Checker and Unfollower no longer available!

The Follow Checker and Unfollower features, though much-loved by many users, will no longer be a part of Missing e. These features were the most significant perpetrators of a technique called “page scraping”, an arguably bad web practice that can strain a website’s server infrastructure.

Neither of these features is likely to return in any form. Please understand that, though useful, these features represent only a small fraction of all the great options available as part of Missing e.


Important Notes

Some of Missing e’s features tweak the way the Tumblr interface is presented to you. However, none of them hide, block or otherwise remove any promotional or informational content intended to be viewed by users.

By downloading, installing, using or continuing to use Missing e, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the Missing e End User License Agreement. I cannot be held responsible for any action taken by any other party with respect to your use of Missing e.


Update or Install Missing e

If you currently have Missing e installed and want the new version immediately, DO NOT uninstall and reinstall Missing e, instead read the instructions on how to update:

How do you update?

Firefox users: There seems to be some trouble getting the Add-On site re-enabled. In the meantime, try this direct link: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/128930/missing_e-2.0.0-fx.xpi

New users or users who previously uninstalled Missing e can go to missinge.infraware.ca to install it. Simply click on the logo for the browser you use.


Thanks to thefrogman for the celebratory image!

If you enjoy this extension, please consider donating to support future development.

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OK, the very worst part about online friends:

When they’re in crisis, you can’t go and see them in person. You can’t let them spend the night at your house. You can’t cook them dinner. You can’t go with them to a job interview. You can’t take them out for coffee. You can’t hold their hand or hug them. You can’t let them use your shower. You can’t be a physical contrast to the abusive people in their physical lives.

You can’t buy them an axe handle and take it round to their house just in case.

(Source: t-akver, via alcoholicgifts)

clintirwin:

xtremecaffeine:
But in other news, hey, great to hear from you dude! What you’re still missing is the real paradigm changer - that is to say, a woman is a person. Not an object, an abstract being created for your validation, but a living, breathing, rational person, with their own desires regardless of how you feel about those desires. 
When the fuck was the guy we are talking about ever a person? BRO? All I see is a guy being ridiculed and distorted as a loser and a psycho, and everyone talking about the importance of the woman’s point of view and her humanity. Oh, I forgot only women have the right to be humans.



But actually, I have nothing more to say. Except, y’know… Wow!

clintirwin:

xtremecaffeine:

But in other news, hey, great to hear from you dude! What you’re still missing is the real paradigm changer - that is to say, a woman is a person. Not an object, an abstract being created for your validation, but a living, breathing, rational person, with their own desires regardless of how you feel about those desires. 

When the fuck was the guy we are talking about ever a person? BRO? All I see is a guy being ridiculed and distorted as a loser and a psycho, and everyone talking about the importance of the woman’s point of view and her humanity. Oh, I forgot only women have the right to be humans.

But actually, I have nothing more to say. Except, y’know… Wow!

i just want tf2 characters smoking weed

fannybaws:

Close enough?

OKTOBERFEEEEEST!

(Source: fataldose.deviantart.com, via fannybawws)

I’m really just waiting for the day a girl’s sexual history doesn’t range from prude to whore.

Or at least, when it’s not a binary.

(Source: onestalkhappybitch, via tumblinfeminist)

theegyptianculture:

Tanoura Man by Marwa Morgan on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Tanoura is a part of the Egyptian famous Folklore. The members of the band twirl wearing colourful special cloth and this is always accompanied by traditional music. The band now performs 3 days a week in one of the old houses in Islamic Cairo. This is a part of my 100 wesh w wesh project. Ramadan Kareem! Please visit  my facebook page. or follow me on Twitter.

theegyptianculture:

Tanoura Man by Marwa Morgan on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Tanoura is a part of the Egyptian famous Folklore. The members of the band twirl wearing colourful special cloth and this is always accompanied by traditional music. The band now performs 3 days a week in one of the old houses in Islamic Cairo.


This is a part of my 100 wesh w wesh project.

Ramadan Kareem!


Please visit my facebook page.
or follow me on Twitter.

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NATIONALISM IS THE RESULT OF HAVING NO ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF YOUR OWN TO BE PROUD OF

r-i-o-t:

“Nationalism does nothing but teach you how to hate people that you never met. And all of a sudden you take pride in accomplishments you had no part in whatsoever, and you brag about- and the Americans’ll go “Fuck the French! Fuck the French, if we hadn’t had saved their ass in two World Wars, they’d be speakin’ German right now!” And you go, “Oh, was that us?” Was that me and you, Tommy, we saved the French? Jesus! I know I blacked out a little bit after that fourth shot of Jägermeister last night, but I don’t remember… I know we went through the Wendy’s drive-thru to get one of them “Freschetta” sandwiches that looked so alluring on the commercial, but then we ordered it and realized we had no money, and we had to ditch out before the second window, and those douchebags in line behind us with the bass music probably got our order and we laughed about that. But I don’t remember savin’ the French. At all! I went through the last ten calls on my cell phone and there’s nothin’ incoming or outgoing to the French, lookin’ for muscle on a project! I checked my pants, there’s no mud stains on the knees from where we were garroting Krauts in the trenches at Verdun. I think “we” didn’t do anything but watch sports bloopers while we got hammered. I think “we” should shut the fuck up!”

- Doug Stanhope

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journeymancreativejournal:

7.62 x 39
2011 Brian Neuls

journeymancreativejournal:

7.62 x 39

2011 Brian Neuls

thedailywhat:

Unintentionally Public Proposal of the Day: Josh Mullin proposes to his girlfriend Ashlee Baldwin outside Kansas City International Airport, unaware that a live KMBC 9 News report was being shot behind him.

[kmbctv / thanks ryan!]

(Source: thedailywhat, via time-slut)

cdkirven:

“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” — Malcolm X 

cdkirven:

“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” 
— Malcolm X 

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(Source: putavuitton, via fuckyeahfamousblackgirls)

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fuckyeahradicalcartoons:

Best Political Cartoons of 2010

fuckyeahradicalcartoons:

Best Political Cartoons of 2010

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(via sunny-burn)

toptumbles:

Ordinary Muslim man

(via duperderedere)

boobermensch:

swaggabutt:

stripperloki:

purplepandapudgemiz:

coelasquid:

mayeko:

Finished.

Always reblog character diversity.

gasp. my favorite so far…

Favorite

oh gosh oh no I really like these

TwT Pinkie Pie is meeee

I dig this so much. SO. MUCH.
Especially Pinkie Pie.

boobermensch:

swaggabutt:

stripperloki:

purplepandapudgemiz:

coelasquid:

mayeko:

Finished.

Always reblog character diversity.

gasp. my favorite so far…

Favorite

oh gosh oh no I really like these

TwT Pinkie Pie is meeee

I dig this so much. SO. MUCH.

Especially Pinkie Pie.

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(Source: godswithinus)

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fyindia:

Young monks study at Lamayuru Gompa, one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh.

fyindia:

Young monks study at Lamayuru Gompa, one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh.

(via fuckyeahsouthasia)

Portal 2

sunnyburn:

quicksummary:

Two robots fight over your love and whether you’re adopted/fat. Spoiler: You’re both.

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thelifetimenetwork:

european myan

Seriously. Scrumptious.

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brilliantbones:

traumatrae:

I’ll give you my wand…
If you know what I mean
>;D

You know, not every long stick like thing is penis related.

(via time-slut)

hollowkat:

NO… MORE… PAJAMAS!!!!

hollowkat:

NO… MORE… PAJAMAS!!!!

(via gunts)

journeyonlifesway:

I RESIST

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spent:

☲ (by ERiN SiTT)

spent:

☲ (by ERiN SiTT)

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I’d like to live in a library some day.

Twilight Sparkle, when did you get a Tumblr? How do you even type?

(Source: thegirlandherbooks, via iamhazleweatherfield)

moniquill:

moderndayndnprincess:



Spirit of the Earth™ Barbie® Doll from the Native Spirit™ Collection


Amazon.com indicates that these dolls go for around 75 bucks a pop.
75 bucks that an actual Native Artisan could probably have really used.
I feel hugely conflicted about things like this; this is a mass-produced item made by a huge corporation. Who is this Barbie supposed to represent? What is she supposed to represent? What nation is she (Hint: She’s not any nation; she’s a melange of white intepretation of what Native Americans should look like). But her clothes are actually reminiscent of something one might see at a modern powwow (the same cannot be said of other dolls in this collection, though: what the shit is this?)
And yet she’s not as bad as this:

But she’s also not this:

or this:

And she’s still not a depiction of anyone who could have been a real person, modern or historical. She’s not an image that I’d want to give to any child and say ‘This is what you should think of when you think of Native people.’
Throughout my childhood I got bombarded with deliciously conflicting images about What Makes the Red Man Red and how apparently I’m supposed to care about the fucking Colors of the Wind (and about having to sing that song in middle school chorus, and  feeling icky about it but not having the wherewith to confront authority  about it because at 13 I couldn’t articulate why it felt so icky). It’s  about how I’m supposed to be wearing  Braids, Beads, And Buckskins 24/7 OR ELSE I AM NOT REALLY NATIVE (And yet wearing moccasins around the dorm and/or campus is SO  WEIRD!) and how I should be happy that at the the image has changed from  the 1950’s Scalpin’ Savages to the clearly superior Magical Native American. It’s about The Great American Indian Novel.  It’s King Phillip’s War never having been taught in any of my American History classes despite  my schools being built on the goddamned battlefields where it took  place. It’s having been taught throughout my childhood that The  Wampanoags Helped The Pilgrims and they Ate Together at the First  Thanksgiving! Yay! And then never having indigenous folks mentioned  again until they were bothering the poor heroic homesteaders as they  braved their way out west. It’s having been told point-blank that the Wampanoag  people -died out- (Unless said teacher knows about the group at Marthas  Vinyard, in which case ‘Oh they live on reservations now’ might be  mentioned). It’s about having been told time and time again that I don’t  exist, that I’m not a person, that I don’t matter and that I don’t have  a voice.That NDN people are archaic and strange and look a certain way that is VERY DIFFERENT from how other people in America look.
But as a kid, I loved seeing these depictions, even as horrible and problematic as they were, even as confused and conflicted as they made me feel, because there were all that I was offered. Because the only choices were ‘shitty stereotype’ and ‘total absence’.
And I guess that doll’s slightly better? Right? A little bit? Maybe? ::sob::
As much as I hate Disney for its standard portrayals of INA folks  (Re: Peter Pan, Pocahontas, Squanto)? I kind of love Lilo and Stich.  Because Lilo and Nani were clearly Indigenous Hawai’ian and the story  just went on around that without it being a super-special plot point and  without it being expected that they live in a way that is hugely vastly  different from other residents of their hometown or else aren’t  -genuine-.
I want an NDN doll that’s not dressed in full regalia, just once, for fuck’s sake, PLEASE. 
What I really want to see on the shelf is the NDN edition of Computer Engineer Barbie or Presidential Candidate Barbie or Sign Language Teacher Barbie or Veterinarian Barbie or Paleontologist Barbie… Or hell, and actual Powwow Barbie or Shawl Dancer Barbie, because if you MUST put regalia on your NDN doll (because, yanno, no one will recognize what an NDN doll is unless they’re in regalia) at least let it be modern and remotely accurate and have the back blurb on the box explain what it is and where it fits in the current world. Because NDNs are real people who are currently alive and wandering around doing shit. 
And also I’d like to strike the word ‘Spirit’ from the vocabularies of people marketing NDN-associated things.

moniquill:

moderndayndnprincess:


Spirit of the Earth Barbie® Doll from the Native Spirit Collection

Amazon.com indicates that these dolls go for around 75 bucks a pop.

75 bucks that an actual Native Artisan could probably have really used.

I feel hugely conflicted about things like this; this is a mass-produced item made by a huge corporation. Who is this Barbie supposed to represent? What is she supposed to represent? What nation is she (Hint: She’s not any nation; she’s a melange of white intepretation of what Native Americans should look like). But her clothes are actually reminiscent of something one might see at a modern powwow (the same cannot be said of other dolls in this collection, though: what the shit is this?)

And yet she’s not as bad as this:

But she’s also not this:

or this:

And she’s still not a depiction of anyone who could have been a real person, modern or historical. She’s not an image that I’d want to give to any child and say ‘This is what you should think of when you think of Native people.’

Throughout my childhood I got bombarded with deliciously conflicting images about What Makes the Red Man Red and how apparently I’m supposed to care about the fucking Colors of the Wind (and about having to sing that song in middle school chorus, and feeling icky about it but not having the wherewith to confront authority about it because at 13 I couldn’t articulate why it felt so icky). It’s about how I’m supposed to be wearing Braids, Beads, And Buckskins 24/7 OR ELSE I AM NOT REALLY NATIVE (And yet wearing moccasins around the dorm and/or campus is SO WEIRD!) and how I should be happy that at the the image has changed from the 1950’s Scalpin’ Savages to the clearly superior Magical Native American. It’s about The Great American Indian Novel. It’s King Phillip’s War never having been taught in any of my American History classes despite my schools being built on the goddamned battlefields where it took place. It’s having been taught throughout my childhood that The Wampanoags Helped The Pilgrims and they Ate Together at the First Thanksgiving! Yay! And then never having indigenous folks mentioned again until they were bothering the poor heroic homesteaders as they braved their way out west. It’s having been told point-blank that the Wampanoag people -died out- (Unless said teacher knows about the group at Marthas Vinyard, in which case ‘Oh they live on reservations now’ might be mentioned). It’s about having been told time and time again that I don’t exist, that I’m not a person, that I don’t matter and that I don’t have a voice.That NDN people are archaic and strange and look a certain way that is VERY DIFFERENT from how other people in America look.

But as a kid, I loved seeing these depictions, even as horrible and problematic as they were, even as confused and conflicted as they made me feel, because there were all that I was offered. Because the only choices were ‘shitty stereotype’ and ‘total absence’.

And I guess that doll’s slightly better? Right? A little bit? Maybe? ::sob::

As much as I hate Disney for its standard portrayals of INA folks (Re: Peter Pan, Pocahontas, Squanto)? I kind of love Lilo and Stich. Because Lilo and Nani were clearly Indigenous Hawai’ian and the story just went on around that without it being a super-special plot point and without it being expected that they live in a way that is hugely vastly different from other residents of their hometown or else aren’t -genuine-.

I want an NDN doll that’s not dressed in full regalia, just once, for fuck’s sake, PLEASE.

What I really want to see on the shelf is the NDN edition of Computer Engineer Barbie or Presidential Candidate Barbie or Sign Language Teacher Barbie or Veterinarian Barbie or Paleontologist Barbie… Or hell, and actual Powwow Barbie or Shawl Dancer Barbie, because if you MUST put regalia on your NDN doll (because, yanno, no one will recognize what an NDN doll is unless they’re in regalia) at least let it be modern and remotely accurate and have the back blurb on the box explain what it is and where it fits in the current world. Because NDNs are real people who are currently alive and wandering around doing shit.

And also I’d like to strike the word ‘Spirit’ from the vocabularies of people marketing NDN-associated things.

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Deal with it

Deal with it

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LESSONS FOR LIVING

philipchircop:

Eleven lessons from Nelson Mandela

1. Determination in fighting for the right thing. Nelson Mandela’s fought against apartheid for was a struggle of more than 50 years from 1943 when he joined ANC to 1994 when South Africa became independent and he became president. Of these years, 27 were in prison.

2. Never sell out on your beliefs. Nelson Mandela while still serving in prison had repeated offers from the apartheid regime to accept release for independence in small portion of South Africa called the Transkei, from where he hailed from. He simply turned them all down.

3. Be ready to change your tactics. In 1960 Nelson Mandela together with other leaders set up the military wing of ANC. After being released from prison in 1990, Mandela would eventually renounce all armed tactics and once again resort to peaceful negotiations.

4. Know the facts. Mandela was an astute lawyer and during his incarceration, his jailers in the 1980s, repeatedly attempted to get him to renounce militarism; however he remained adamant in his belief that prisoners cannot enter into contracts - only free men can negotiate.

5. Admit our mistakes. In interviews later in life, Mandela admitted that the ANC had committed some human rights abuses and even criticized anyone who attempted to deny it.

6. Reconcile with your enemies. Nelson Mandela worked on the setting up the Truth & Reconciliation Commission.

7. Sharing with others. Mandela has shared his life in books and through post retirement charity organizations that work on ills affecting the world today.

8. Lead from the front. When the Springboks rugby team won the 1995 rugby world cup, Nelson Mandela presented the winner’s trophy to the Captain Francois Pienaar while wearing a replica of Pienaar’s no. 6 Springboks t-shirt. This was a symbol that served to further heal the very tangible racial tension, in South Africa.

9. Letting go. Nelson Mandela became President in 1994 and in 1999 chose not to run for a second term , yet he could have won by a landslide. He instead handed over to Thabo Mbeki.

10. Smile. Mandela is also known for his big smile when he is meeting with people all over the world.

11. Serve humbly. Graca Machel once said, “I found this simple man,” as she described him in 1998 just before they were married. Indeed his actions of “letting go” of a presidency, of forgiving his captors, serving tea to his guests, and many more are testament to the humility and person of Nelson Mandela.

The above lessons are taken from ODE MAGAZINE

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT

  • Which of the above suggestions can you adopt?
  • How would the application of some or all of the above suggestions transform the world into a better place?

(Source: philipchircop)

White-Washing the Old West

visibleblackwoman:

I am a huge fan of westerns and because of this, my husband and I recently went to see Cowboys & Aliens.  I left the movie extremely disappointed.  It wasn’t because of the plot holes or ridiculous storyline.  It is a movie about cowboys fending off an alien invasion after all.  There has to be some allowance for ridiculousness.

What bothered me is that I did not see one African American in that movie.  Hollywood has long performed a disservice to the black community by virtually eliminating the presence of African Americans from westerns.  Not only did African American cowboys make up 25% of the cowboy population, some of the greatest American cowboys on record were black.  Furthermore, better than 30% of cowboys were Mexican.  Cowboy tradition was founded in Spanish culture.  If people would truly acknowledge this, they would realize that there were more brown and black faces riding the Western Plains than white ones.

What is most upsetting to me is that the writers and directors of this movie had an easier time imagining aliens in the Old West than black people.  I don’t know why this should surprise me.  There was a time when Hollywood even attempted to keep Native Americans out of westerns by having white people play their parts.

Every time producers and directors neglect to cast black characters in westerns, they are burying the history of great cowboys like Nate Love, Bill Pickett, Bronco Sam, and Charley Willis (the original singing cowboy). No disrespect to Gene Autry intended.

The lack of recognition for blacks in the Old West has bothered me such much I am actually working on a screenplay right now about African American cowboys.  It may never see the light of day, but I believe that I have to do something to acknowledge the many African Americans who risked their lives everyday to help advance the development of the West.  It would be truly sad if African American cowboys rode off into the sunset of white historical amnesia.

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You cannot be a feminist and oppose a woman’s right to choose.

You can be a feminist and be uncomfortable with the notion of abortion. You can be a feminist and communicate that discomfort to third parties. You can be a feminist and choose never to have an abortion yourself. You can be a feminist and support greater rights and opportunities for young mothers everywhere so that fewer women will have to choose between pregnancy and their career. You can do all of these things and be a feminist. What you cannot do is stand in the way of any other woman’s moral and political right to reproductive self-determination.

There is a world of difference between being against abortion on a personal basis and supporting, or leading, movements to make the practice illegal. There are no good arguments for making abortion illegal, a policy which, where it has been tested in other nations, has been shown to lead directly to hundreds of thousands of adult women dying in horrific pain along with their unborn children following illegal backstreet terminations. Distasteful as you may or may not find it, women will always seek to terminate unwanted pregnancies. The very least we can do in civilised societies is make it safer for them to do so, along with facilitating access to contraception in order to reduce the number of terminations that need to take place…

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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO LARA CROFT?!

moononwaters:

Every update I am getting from Tomb Raider Chronicles is making me bash my head against a wall. Are people suffering from amnesia? Did they forget what Lara was like? She wasn’t FLAILING AROUND all willy nilly and making moaning tennis match noises. She only screamed when she thought she didn’t catch a ledge right away (Press Auto-Grab IMMEDIATELY), or was a light grunt when she hoisted herself up for her classic and trademark handstand on the ledge.

I have a special place in my heart for Lara. She was my first playstation game. My dad bought a PS in North Carolina and brought it home when he was finished with his internship. It was like a foreign concept. CD’s in a gaming system? No blowing in the console? [Though, let’s be honest, I still to this day even give a blow to my PS3] And she was just…

I honestly didn’t know Lara was white. She was tan, brunette (in my childhood head, the more white you were the blonder you were) and had guns. None of the women in later games like Tekken or even Mortal Kombat for Nintendo had girls with GUNS. Even her name sounded exotic and different, Lara, and she was rich but messy [Winston wasn’t really a good butler now was he? Probably why I kept locking him in the freezer].

Lara was my first cosplay, technically. It was for Halloween, and honestly sometimes even just going to eat at Friendly’s. My mother had to tote around a chubby 9 year old only wearing a sports bra and shorts and a set of cardboard guns I crafted from leftover boxes. Lara was just cool. She kicked guys asses and took names. She saved the world MANY times, and while it was implied that she took things with her (from her trophy room and whatnot, which took several different guides to finally learn how to unlock), the games never really showed her heisting priceless artifacts. Lara was often called the “female James Bond”, and I didn’t like that. It was comparing her to a male. Lara was her OWN brand of hero, a heroine that wasn’t afraid to shoot first and ask questions later.

She was also inherently complex, since much of her story was told through backstory info and only recently touched with Tomb Raider 4 and Tomb Raider Chronicles, and subsequently when Crystal Dynamics bought the rights and started making the Legend series and remaking the first game.

Lara trained to be as tough and good as she is. However, she learned from a very young age you have to be tough and fearless. The concept that she is this thrown off with a boat sinking (WHEN SHE HAS EXPLORED A SUNKEN SUB/SHIP, KTHX) and scared of a few creepy cocooned bodies is ridiculous when she has SEEN HER OWN MOTHER GO AWAY in front of her. How this Lara is more “relate-able”, except to perverted gross men who watch far too much porno in the day (because, lets face it, that E3 demo basically had her moaning and gasping all the time)?

As you can see from the demo, she even whispers, “What if he wants to hurt me?” UMMMM. WHAT LARA? YOU WOULD HAVE ROUNDHOUSE KICKED HIS ASS AND STABBED HIM IN THE FACE WITH A SPIKED PIECE OF WOOD. YOU EVEN DEALT WITH FUCKING DEMONS BEFORE. WHAT. THE. FUCK.

I would officially like to put in my veto vote on this shit right here.

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dissimilarityindex:

xtremecaffeine replied to your post: Thanks for your honest answer. I didn’t need to be reminded of the contradictions in my expressions though; I pointed them out myself. Some points I want to make though: when you look at blogs like stophatingyourbody and similar ones, at least 95% of the submissions are from women. Of course there so many things wrong with such a simplistic analysis, but at least it doesn’t rely on any assumptions (saying all people have issues is nothing but an assumption), but pure data. Is that an unnecessary generalization? Fine, accepted. But I never insisted on anything. I certainly wasn’t fishing for compliments; I don’t know how you came to that conclusion from what supposed to be a funny little side remark. You say your blog is ‘about acceptance and sharing your story, your body and your concerns’. In my opinion, that’s exactly what I did, including my concerns. Of course it’s your blog, you decide what you like and what not. Thanks again for your comments.

blogs like stophatingyourbody cater mainly to a female-identifying audience because the female body is sexualised, commodified, and turned into marketing. Hands up if you’ve seen a movie about an “unattractive” woman who wins the hot guy.

AND FURTHER, male bodies of many different types are shown in the media often without comment - and even with comment, they are still shown in a relatively neutral light, while female bodies are shown in almost universally negative lights, and the audience invited to pore over every minutae in order to find flaws.

It’s perfectly acceptable in Hollywood for an average/unattractive guy to get the girl. In fact, it’s practically mandatory nowadays for the socially awkward, mildly inoffensive, emotionally stunted guy to be the hero of the piece, while the female characters (both of them) exist within a vacuum of the male gaze.

So excuse me, princess, but as long as we are shown a variety of male bodies, without comment, but only one single ideal of the female body - slim, large breasts, pale, small waist/hips, long straight hair, etc etc etc - then there will be a greater need for sympathetic communities dedicated to helping raise the self-esteem of those who don’t fall into that one mold.

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korrathelastswagbender:

“‘Do you know where I can find…’ - I work on checkouts I don’t know shit”

Well, bakery, but yeah. Ask me where something is in the store outside of the small area where I work and I just tell you to go to customer service. :|

korrathelastswagbender:

“‘Do you know where I can find…’ - I work on checkouts I don’t know shit”

Well, bakery, but yeah. Ask me where something is in the store outside of the small area where I work and I just tell you to go to customer service. :|

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"League of Super-Honkies"

"League of Super-Honkies"

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socialisimo:

Life for an asylum seeker in Britain can be hard, with many left homeless and unable to work as they wait for applications to be processed. Here women refugees, a number of them destitute, record their new, alien environments through photography
Money, by Herlinde‘I don’t have money. I have to live off what the Home Office gives me, which is topped up with £35 each week. That means £5 a day for everything. It is very hard using this card – you cannot use it in most shops, and you are not allowed to use it for a bus ticket, for instance, or for a telephone call’Photograph: Herlinde

socialisimo:

Life for an asylum seeker in Britain can be hard, with many left homeless and unable to work as they wait for applications to be processed. Here women refugees, a number of them destitute, record their new, alien environments through photography

Money, by Herlinde
‘I don’t have money. I have to live off what the Home Office gives me, which is topped up with £35 each week. That means £5 a day for everything. It is very hard using this card – you cannot use it in most shops, and you are not allowed to use it for a bus ticket, for instance, or for a telephone call’
Photograph: Herlinde

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moononwaters-deactivated2011120 said: Not gonna lie, I want Tony Stark's dick.

I’ll be excited when we see some real headway in diversity in comics as a medium and as a sample of our popular culture.

Shit - I love comics! But I get so fed up with every superhero being a white guy. Superman, white guy. Batman, white guy. Green Lantern? 9 times out of 10, white guy. Iron Man, white guy. Martian Manhunter could look however he wants, he looks like a white guy. 

Only comic I’ve read seriously recently was The Walking Dead. They’ve managed to keep at least 3 non-white characters alive!

moononwaters-deactivated2011120 said: Ultimate Superman is Black-Latino. Not saying this as a counter-argument, because I agree we need more diversity. I am just offering it as a possible reading choice.
And yes, the fanboys are already bitching.

Fanboys bitch about everything, though. What’ll be really unnerving is when the mainstream press picks up on their ranting, makes into into a story, and denies the very real consequence in the lives of black children and adults that having a literal superhero that they can relate to on a base physical level represents.

Also I think you mean Spiderman.

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andyts:

Racism, gotta love it.

andyts:

Racism, gotta love it.

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Why can’t Storm have a bleached blonde Afro? Does controlling the weather take the curl out your hair also?

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takeherawaywithyou:

Frogs can be so adorable:3

takeherawaywithyou:

Frogs can be so adorable:3

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So capitalism is looting the public sphere. Services that citizens have for a hundred or more years considered to be public goods and not to be exploited for the profit of a few – health care, care of the elderly, education, unemployment benefit, old-age pensions, fresh water, sewers, waste disposal, roads and footpaths, urban and rural planning, the postal service, the telephone service, the police, and so on – are subject to systematic and sustained pressure aimed at breaking the link between the citizen and the service. No longer should we think of these things as ‘ours’, except in the sense that we can say a bank is ours. These things are provided to us as goods and services by companies which exercise their right to make a profit out of them – out of us really, out of our pain, our parent’s old age, our children’s childhood, our money troubles, our environment. Citizens are to be redefined as consumers of services. The sole function of the state is to regulate the activities of companies so that monopolies do not develop.

The police function as the guarantor of profit. The police are ‘ours’ only in the way the taxman is ours. The police thus find themselves increasingly (for it was ever thus) with their backs to the corporate wall facing a disinherited citizenry for whom the state is a hostile force. This makes the police political for it is a mistake to think that the looting of the public sphere by corporations and individuals is not political. Of course, nobody on the corporation side wants to call it that. They want it to be understood as common sense. The state is ‘broken’, they say, or it has ‘failed’. Only profit-making companies can do the job efficiently and give good value for money to the consumer. What they really mean is ‘We’re going to take the money and run’. When you’re down and out, feeling low, check your credit rating.

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Tottenham and beyond: neoliberal riots and the possibility of politics

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reapparition:

captainfuck:

gpoy

ALL OF THIS!

reapparition:

captainfuck:

gpoy

ALL OF THIS!

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squeetothegee:

feministslut:

waltdisneyconfessions:

“Making a big deal about race only made people refer to Tiana as ‘the black princess’”

Actually they noticed she was the only black princess by her being the only black princess. Kids notice these things without adults making a “big deal about it.”

Wait… is she not the Black princess?

squeetothegee:

feministslut:

waltdisneyconfessions:

“Making a big deal about race only made people refer to Tiana as ‘the black princess’”

Actually they noticed she was the only black princess by her being the only black princess. Kids notice these things without adults making a “big deal about it.”

Wait… is she not the Black princess?

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azspot:

Rob Rogers

azspot:

Rob Rogers

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"I would call all of Congress back into Washington, and I would say this: “We will get that triple A credit rating back.” And this is what we’ll do: we’ll announce to the markets that in no case will we default; we’ll pay our men and women in the military; we’ll make sure all senior citizens that are currently on entitlements get their checks — but we know the entitlements are destroying the country, the system, in its current form. So we’re going to reform it, modernize it, because my mom is 80 years old. My stepdad is 87. I love senior citizens."

MICHELE BACHMANN, GOP presidential hopeful, having her cake and eating it too, and full of sound and fury signifying nothing, and lots of other puffery, on Face The Nation. (via inothernews)

The very word “entitlements” implies that they are undeserved benefits.  Because, ya know, old people don’t deserve to withdraw from that account they’ve been paying into for most of their working lives. 

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My parents are old, therefore I clearly love old people!

Also I just don’t think that Michele Bachmann has a single thought in her head that is anything close to “modernization.”

ALSO! There is no way S&P will give us a AAA rating again unless you raise revenues! They said this in their report when we were downgraded:

Compared with previous projections, our revised base case scenario now assumes that the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, due to expire by the end of 2012, remain in place. We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act.

So in a related story Michele Bachmann continues be full of shit.

-Joe

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Riiiiight, Michele, it’s the entitlements that are ruining the country. Of couuuuuuurse! Not the trillions of dollars spent on a useless war. Not the govt subsidies to big oil who make billions in profits in a year’s quarter. Not the extension of tax cuts to the richest 2% and corporations. No no, they aren’t ruining the system. Old people who paid into their social security, spending money they have earned, is what is ruining the system. Of course, makes perfect sense.

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nothingtodowithponies:

Fluttershy is quite squee.

nothingtodowithponies:

Fluttershy is quite squee.

pileofwank:

so CUTE

pileofwank:

so CUTE

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shakethegoldenbarley:

[Image is a still of Fry from Futurama squinting. Caption reads “Not sure if person likes band, or just owns shirt”.]

shakethegoldenbarley:

[Image is a still of Fry from Futurama squinting. Caption reads “Not sure if person likes band, or just owns shirt”.]

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fuckyeahblackwork:

Croc tattooing using traditional tools.
Photo courtesy of Into You Tattoo, London.

fuckyeahblackwork:

Croc tattooing using traditional tools.

Photo courtesy of Into You Tattoo, London.

Not Getting It

wthellokitty:

It being the current nostalgic view of the early to mid 60’s.  First Mad Men, now the knock off series, Pan Am and The Playboy Club, and then this monkey freaking The Help book and movie.  Beige and White, that’s what I’m seeing.

Granted I immigrated in ‘66, but I don’t remember all this goody-goody Beaver Cleaver warmth.  Yes there was a divide in the middle of of the decade due to JFK’s assassination and the Vietnam War escalating.  Then we ended with Muhammad Ali being drafted, Woodstock and too many assassination: Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and RFK.  Hippies were everywhere.  Drugs, Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin.  Make Love Not War. Black is Beautiful. Drop Out Tune In.The first mainstream X-rated films, like Midnight Cowboy. Astronauts landing on the moon. Good grief even Ann Marie (That Girl/ Marlo Thomas) and the Monkees had to groove up their wardrobes in their second seasons.

It was a crazy and confusing time for this little immigrant girl learning English from watching Amurikan TV.  But I remember so many of these images because they were vivid, powerful, soul searing.

I resent you cramming  these mayonnaise-on-Wonderbread sandwichdown my throat.  This blandness in programming is an escape from what is ailing our society today.  It’s not a healthy one either, just like putting on a pair of those fake X-ray glasses and claiming you can see more clearly.

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