dragondicks:

promoting body positivity for larger girls:

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doing so by throwing skinny girls under the bus, calling thinner girls “fake”, or insisting that being bigger is “what men really want” (implying that any female body type is only good if it has male approval):

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(via hannahinreverie)

sinidentidades:

Today Also Marks the Anniversary of Emmett Till’s Murder
On August 28, 1955—eight years before the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom—Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white store clerk, Carolyn Bryant.
Bryant’s husband, Roy, and his half brother J. W.  Milam kidnapped the 14-year-old Chicagoan from his great uncle’s home and beat him, shot him in the head, tied his body to a large metal cotton gin fan with barbed wire and dropped him into the Tallahatchie River. Three days later the teenager’s bloated, mutilated body was pulled from the river.  
Till’s mother, Mamie, insisted on an open-casket funeral for her only son so that the world might see the brutality he suffered. Two Black publications, Jet and The Chicago Defender, ran pictures of Till’s casket. 
Despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt, the two white men who killed Emmett Till were acquitted by an all-white jury. They went on to sell the story of murdering the teenager to Look magazine for $4,000.
The horrific death of Emmett Till is largely credited with intensifying the push for Black voter registration in Mississippi and serving as a catalyst for the civil rights movement in general.

sinidentidades:

Today Also Marks the Anniversary of Emmett Till’s Murder

On August 28, 1955—eight years before the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom—Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white store clerk, Carolyn Bryant.

Bryant’s husband, Roy, and his half brother J. W.  Milam kidnapped the 14-year-old Chicagoan from his great uncle’s home and beat him, shot him in the head, tied his body to a large metal cotton gin fan with barbed wire and dropped him into the Tallahatchie River. Three days later the teenager’s bloated, mutilated body was pulled from the river.  

Till’s mother, Mamie, insisted on an open-casket funeral for her only son so that the world might see the brutality he suffered. Two Black publications, Jet and The Chicago Defender, ran pictures of Till’s casket. 

Despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt, the two white men who killed Emmett Till were acquitted by an all-white jury. They went on to sell the story of murdering the teenager to Look magazine for $4,000.

The horrific death of Emmett Till is largely credited with intensifying the push for Black voter registration in Mississippi and serving as a catalyst for the civil rights movement in general.

(via hannahinreverie)

George meows at me for ten minutes straight every day when I get home from work until I pet him. Spoiled bb.

George meows at me for ten minutes straight every day when I get home from work until I pet him. Spoiled bb.

Accurate explanation of my experiences in linguistic research thus far. (RIP Peter Ladefoged)

Accurate explanation of my experiences in linguistic research thus far. (RIP Peter Ladefoged)

i just wish i had always had someone there to tell me it’s okay to dwell. 

Juturna

michaelreganblog:

I figured I’d post this since some haven’t heard it.

This is the demo for The Great Golden Baby when it was named Juturna. It was the first circa track to be released. It’s a bit different then the final album version. Enjoy :)

make your move
obvious humor
desperate and respiratory plight
always on
dressed to impress
i’ll be the last one to find out why


time takes its toll on us
this changes everything
i’d be a liar if I denied you at all
oh, now that I know
this changes everything


i’ve been trading ideas with intriguing men, over and over again
i percieve an honest solution
to all your problems (all she wants to find out is why)


time takes its toll on us
this changes everything
i’d be a liar if i denied you at all

oh, now that I know
this changes everything

remove from home
I promise to write, I promise
remove from home
there’s no gift without a price
remove from home
I promise to write, I promise

as the amplifier screams out loud for the last time
wave your hands at the audience as you sink in this
last chance to hide you need desperately so

Motion gives up on you in the end
I’ll try my best to be home by then
You’ll see the grace we’ve had
You’ll never have
You never had
i’m going home but my own way
i’m going home by my own

I would really love if you’d sit him down
I would really love if you’d pull this thread

(via dearadamus)

i hate social justice on the internet

trying to splice up complex ideas and theories into buzzfeed article punchlines. sigh