Capricious

thisiseverydayracism:

So, I was watching a news report about the VMAs and the reporter just said, “Nicki Minaj paid tribute to Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards by copying her ‘twerk’ dance moves”.

Are. You. Fucking. Serious. White. Media????

algrenion:

colinfrth:

myrdas:

colinfrth:

Behind the Scenes of “All About That Bass” +

How are skinny girls supposed to feel love when your song is about loving only fat bodies?

I’m sorry, but how are fat girls supposed to feel when every advertisement, be it on television or in a magazine, when nearly every movie, shows only thin women? I am completely against body shaming, but the fact remains that there is very little positive representation for bigger girls. Thin women are considered the norm and are far more accepted and you see them everywhere you look in the media. So please, don’t take this the wrong way, but please just let me have a song that makes me, for once, feel good about my body.

ive also noticed that people always focus on one particular line of this song which apparently makes it “skinny shaming”

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but nobody ever acknowledges the following lines?

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the main theme of the song is giving love to larger women because larger women are so commonly shamed for their bodies, ignored by the media and generally given less love and acceptance than thinner women, but the song in its entirety is a message that all women are beautiful. People are failing to acknowledge that

A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the women who look like her and can buy the same things she can.

A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others.

A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others.

An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it.
An Open Letter to Caitlin Moran by Nyux (via vcrgal)
-radiatemileyray:

Miley Cyrus won the biggest award up for grabs at the VMA’s last night, winning “Video Of The Year” and instead of just going up on stage and taking her trophy, she very kindly took a young homeless man with her to represent the homeless community. She took him as her date then sent him up to collect the award for her, and he had written and said a lovely speech about being homeless and the charity whilst miley looked on in tears. Don’t you ever tell me she doesn’t have a heart of gold, she is an amazing human being.

-radiatemileyray:

Miley Cyrus won the biggest award up for grabs at the VMA’s last night, winning “Video Of The Year” and instead of just going up on stage and taking her trophy, she very kindly took a young homeless man with her to represent the homeless community. She took him as her date then sent him up to collect the award for her, and he had written and said a lovely speech about being homeless and the charity whilst miley looked on in tears. Don’t you ever tell me she doesn’t have a heart of gold, she is an amazing human being.

radiobee:

coffee-and-rainsticks:

Book borrowing is the biggest form of true love it’s like, “Here’s a piece of my soul that I think you would enjoy.” 

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cameos:

in the mood for ghost

cameos:

in the mood for ghost

sugarpuf:

maatangi:

thegreatgourd:

supernatasha:

wanderlustw0lf:

ॐWandering Wolfॐ

OHMYGOD, SHE HAS AN “OM” SYMBOL ON HER FUCKING FOOT, A RELIGIOUS SACRED HINDU SYMBOL, down on her sweaty ankle with the dirt and mud and shit she steps on, this is why we don’t want white people “dabbling” with our religion and culture IF YOU’RE JUST GONNA GET IT TATTOOED ON YOUR FOOT TO REPRESENT YOUR “HIPPIE” LIFESTYLE. 

For people who don’t understand, in cultures and religions there’s always symbols that cannot be translated over to another culture and its importance can only be understood by living in said culture/religion. HERE's a very brief summary of the meaning and importance of the symbol of “Om” by journalist and communications professional, Subhamoy Das. Also, while it’s not only an insult to have it tattooed onto a foot(because in most all cultures feet are considered dirty) the insult cuts even deeper. In India(and other south eastern countries) pointing one’s foot at at someone or showing them the soles of their feet is considered one of the most insulting and disrespectful gestures. 
If the links don’t work/you can’t see them: Meaning and Importance of “Om”: http://hinduism.about.com/od/omaum/a/meaningofom.htmSubhamoy Das: http://hinduism.about.com/bio/Subhamoy-Das-4489.htm

why do white people touch things and ruin them

and before someone says something like “what if this person is a hindu” like pls do me a favour and go to south asia an spend the rest of your life trying to find a practicing hindu with hindu symbols or religious figures permanently tattooed on any part of their bodies (let alone their feet)??? im like sick of ppl in the west who identify themselves as hindu yet get tattoos of deities and sacred symbols

sugarpuf:

maatangi:

thegreatgourd:

supernatasha:

wanderlustw0lf:

ॐWandering Wolfॐ

OHMYGOD, SHE HAS AN “OM” SYMBOL ON HER FUCKING FOOT, A RELIGIOUS SACRED HINDU SYMBOL, down on her sweaty ankle with the dirt and mud and shit she steps on, this is why we don’t want white people “dabbling” with our religion and culture IF YOU’RE JUST GONNA GET IT TATTOOED ON YOUR FOOT TO REPRESENT YOUR “HIPPIE” LIFESTYLE. 

For people who don’t understand, in cultures and religions there’s always symbols that cannot be translated over to another culture and its importance can only be understood by living in said culture/religion. HERE's a very brief summary of the meaning and importance of the symbol of “Om” by journalist and communications professional, Subhamoy Das. Also, while it’s not only an insult to have it tattooed onto a foot(because in most all cultures feet are considered dirty) the insult cuts even deeper. In India(and other south eastern countries) pointing one’s foot at at someone or showing them the soles of their feet is considered one of the most insulting and disrespectful gestures. 

If the links don’t work/you can’t see them:
Meaning and Importance of “Om”: http://hinduism.about.com/od/omaum/a/meaningofom.htm
Subhamoy Das: http://hinduism.about.com/bio/Subhamoy-Das-4489.htm

why do white people touch things and ruin them

and before someone says something like “what if this person is a hindu” like pls do me a favour and go to south asia an spend the rest of your life trying to find a practicing hindu with hindu symbols or religious figures permanently tattooed on any part of their bodies (let alone their feet)??? im like sick of ppl in the west who identify themselves as hindu yet get tattoos of deities and sacred symbols

2damnfeisty:

"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

Read more here. [x]

Black Excellence

darkhairedgirlfromgallifrey:

fandomsandconservativelogic:

eah:

this is literally what happens when a young adult starts working full time

That’s called depression. Andy just listed out symptoms of depression.

Those are the symptoms of depression practically word for word out of the DSM