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"You are not a mistake. You are too many exquisite details to be a mistake"- Nayyirah Waheed

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I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.

Toni Morrison (via jaegerjaques)

I’ve already blogged this before but it basically sums up my entire philosophy much better than I ever could so here we are.

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Window seat, free wifi, clear view of a lightening storm, and American Four Seasons by Philip Glass— awesome,  in the most literal definition of the word.

Thanks, southwest.

Window seat, free wifi, clear view of a lightening storm, and American Four Seasons by Philip Glass— awesome, in the most literal definition of the word.

Thanks, southwest.

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A woman reaches under a block from the apartheid wall trying to hold the hand of her mother on the other side. Many families have become segregated after the Israeli occupation regime completed the construction of the wall which runs through Palestinian lands. This is just one of thousands of cases. 

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nooshafarin:

-“People tend to think we’re tourists. But we actually moved to Iran from Poland a month ago.”-“What brought you to Iran?”-“A number of reasons. But honestly, we fell in love with the food. Iranian food is too good to be true.”

nooshafarin:

-“People tend to think we’re tourists. But we actually moved to Iran from Poland a month ago.”
-“What brought you to Iran?”
-“A number of reasons. But honestly, we fell in love with the food. Iranian food is too good to be true.”

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What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she was someone who cried a lot, or texted too often, or had an eating disorder, or wanted too much/too little sex, or generally felt anything beyond the realm of emotionally undemanding agreement. That does not make these women crazy. That makes those women human beings, who have flaws, and emotional weak spots. However, deciding that any behavior that he does not like must be insane– well, that does make a man a jerk.

And when men do this on a regular basis, remember that, if you are a woman, you are not the exception. You are not so cool and fabulous and levelheaded that they will totally get where you are coming from when you show emotions other than “pleasant agreement.”

When men say “most women are crazy, but not you, you’re so cool” the subtext is not, “I love you, be the mother to my children.” The subtext is “do not step out of line, here.” If you get close enough to the men who say things like this, eventually, you will do something that they do not find pleasant. They will decide you are crazy, because this is something they have already decided about women in general.

Lady, You Really Aren’t “Crazy” (via nervous-princess)

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anarcho-queer:

Women Prisoners Sterilized To Cut Welfare Cost In California
In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.
The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.
Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.”
In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.
Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.
In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today. California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.
Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
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anarcho-queer:

Women Prisoners Sterilized To Cut Welfare Cost In California

In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.

The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.

Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.

In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.

Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.

In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today.

California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.

Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.

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3. Post a screenshot of your tumblr activity page
4. A musical artist you love that isn’t well known?
5. How would you describe your sense of humour?
6. Would you ever give up your life to save someone else’s?
7. Did you make any resolutions for this year? What were they?
8. Last 3 blogs on your dashboard, not including any of your own.
9. Put your music player of choice on shuffle and list the first 3 songs
10. Can you curl your tongue?
11. Can you do any other accents other than your own?
12. Who would be your ideal partner?
13. Who is your favorite anime character?
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15. Most used phrased?
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17. Inspiration behind your blog title?
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19. Is there anything you should be doing right now?
20. Is there a song which can bring you to tears instantly?
21. If you could study anything, what would it be?
22. If money was no object, where would you move to?
23. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
24. Have you ever online dated?
25. Have you ever been in love?
26. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
27. Favorite song?
28. Favorite food?
29. Favorite movie?
30. Favorite foreign food?
31. Are you ticklish?
32. Are you a good liar?
33. Are you pursuing your dreams?
34. Are you scared of the future?
35. Are you happy with who you are?
36. Are you a clean or messy person?
37. Are you a good judge of character?
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40. How old are you?
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42. How did you get your name?
43. How many posts do you have?
44. How many posts have you liked?
45. How are you feeling right now?
46. How many followers do you have?
47. How would you like to be remembered?
48. Do you have a crush?
49. Do you want children?
50. Do you have any pets?
51. Do you play video games?
52. Do you have much of an ego?
53. Do you believe in soul mates?
54. Do you prefer to text or call? 
55. Do you suck or bite lollipops?
56. Do you like long or short hair?
57. Do actions speak louder than words?
58. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?
59. Do you post mainly reblogs, or your own content?
60. Do you ever play board games or other non-computer games?
61. What makes you angry?
62. What is your birthday?
63. What shoe size are you?
64. What are you strengths?
65. What is your dream job?
66. What color is your hair?
67. What color is your eyes?
68. What do your parents do?
69. What is you middle name?
70. What are your weaknesses?
71. What is your zodiac sign?
72. What’s your lucky number?
73. What perfume do you wear?
74. What are you allergic to?
75. What’s the meaning of life?
76. What is your favorite color?
77. What is your favorite accent?
78. What makes you uncomfortable?
79. What is your personality type?
80. What is your #1 favorite anime?
81. What type of music do you like?
82. What or whom do you miss right now?
83. What’s your favourite number, and why?
84. What programs do you currently have open?
85. What do you typically have for breakfast?
86. What age do people usually mistake you for?
87. What’s the most notes you’ve ever had on a post?
88. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep?
89. What are five things you want to do before you die?
90. What fandoms would you consider yourself a part of?


All right I need a break from watching films, if anyone is interested go ahead and ask me questions, I’d be pleased to answer ^-^

anyone? no? mhmkay :( 


I’m home, bored, and mighty caffeinated. Rain your curiosities on me.

redrobin96:

redrobin96:

thekingspawn4:

ASK ME! Fill that inbox!

1. Where are you from?
2. Has an anime ever made you cry?
3. Post a screenshot of your tumblr activity page
4. A musical artist you love that isn’t well known?
5. How would you describe your sense of humour?
6. Would you ever give up your life to save someone else’s?
7. Did you make any resolutions for this year? What were they?
8. Last 3 blogs on your dashboard, not including any of your own.
9. Put your music player of choice on shuffle and list the first 3 songs
10. Can you curl your tongue?
11. Can you do any other accents other than your own?
12. Who would be your ideal partner?
13. Who is your favorite anime character?
14. Most used word?
15. Most used phrased?
16. Inspiration behind your URL?
17. Inspiration behind your blog title?
18. Is there something you would never do?
19. Is there anything you should be doing right now?
20. Is there a song which can bring you to tears instantly?
21. If you could study anything, what would it be?
22. If money was no object, where would you move to?
23. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
24. Have you ever online dated?
25. Have you ever been in love?
26. Have you ever had a secret admirer?
27. Favorite song?
28. Favorite food?
29. Favorite movie?
30. Favorite foreign food?
31. Are you ticklish?
32. Are you a good liar?
33. Are you pursuing your dreams?
34. Are you scared of the future?
35. Are you happy with who you are?
36. Are you a clean or messy person?
37. Are you a good judge of character?
38. Are you a very open or private person?
39. Are you more attracted to men or women?
40. How old are you?
41. How tall are you?
42. How did you get your name?
43. How many posts do you have?
44. How many posts have you liked?
45. How are you feeling right now?
46. How many followers do you have?
47. How would you like to be remembered?
48. Do you have a crush?
49. Do you want children?
50. Do you have any pets?
51. Do you play video games?
52. Do you have much of an ego?
53. Do you believe in soul mates?
54. Do you prefer to text or call? 
55. Do you suck or bite lollipops?
56. Do you like long or short hair?
57. Do actions speak louder than words?
58. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?
59. Do you post mainly reblogs, or your own content?
60. Do you ever play board games or other non-computer games?
61. What makes you angry?
62. What is your birthday?
63. What shoe size are you?
64. What are you strengths?
65. What is your dream job?
66. What color is your hair?
67. What color is your eyes?
68. What do your parents do?
69. What is you middle name?
70. What are your weaknesses?
71. What is your zodiac sign?
72. What’s your lucky number?
73. What perfume do you wear?
74. What are you allergic to?
75. What’s the meaning of life?
76. What is your favorite color?
77. What is your favorite accent?
78. What makes you uncomfortable?
79. What is your personality type?
80. What is your #1 favorite anime?
81. What type of music do you like?
82. What or whom do you miss right now?
83. What’s your favourite number, and why?
84. What programs do you currently have open?
85. What do you typically have for breakfast?
86. What age do people usually mistake you for?
87. What’s the most notes you’ve ever had on a post?
88. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep?
89. What are five things you want to do before you die?
90. What fandoms would you consider yourself a part of?

All right I need a break from watching films, if anyone is interested go ahead and ask me questions, I’d be pleased to answer ^-^

anyone? no? mhmkay :( 

I’m home, bored, and mighty caffeinated. Rain your curiosities on me.

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Don't ever hesitate. Reblog this. TUMBLR RULE. When you see it, REBLOG IT.

The original post only has US helplines. I've added UK helplines underneath. It would be great if people could add numbers from everywhere in the world.
Depression Hotline:
1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline:
1-800-784-8433
LifeLine:
1-800-273-8255
Trevor Project:
1-866-488-7386
Sexuality Support:
1-800-246-7743
Eating Disorders Hotline:
1-847-831-3438
Rape and Sexual Assault:
1-800-656-4673
Grief Support:
1-650-321-5272
Runaway:
1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
Exhale:
After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253
Child Abuse:
1-800-422-4453
UK Helplines:
Samaritans (for any problem):
08457909090 e-mail jo@samaritans.org
Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem):
08001111
Mind infoline (mental health information):
0300 123 3393 e-mail: info@mind.org.uk
Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice):
0300 466 6463 legal@mind.org.uk
b-eat eating disorder support:
0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: help@b-eat.co.uk
b-eat youthline (for under 25's with eating disorders):
08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)
Cruse Bereavement Care:
08444779400 e-mail: helpline@cruse.org.uk
Frank (information and advice on drugs):
0800776600
Drinkline:
0800 9178282
Rape Crisis England & Wales:
0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail info@rapecrisis.org.uk
Rape Crisis Scotland:
08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight

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There are the green-eyed Mexicans. The rich blond Mexicans. The Mexicans with the faces of Arab sheiks. The Jewish Mexicans. The big-footed-as-a-German Mexicans. The leftover-French Mexicans. The chaparrito compact Mexicans. The Tarahumara tall-as-a-desert-saguaro Mexicans. The Mediterranean Mexicans. The Mexicans w/Tunisian eyebrows. The negrito Mexicans of the double coasts. The Chinese Mexicans. The curly-haired, freckled-faced, red-headed Mexicans. The Lebanese Mexicans. Look, I don’t know what you’re talking about when you say I don’t look Mexican. I am Mexican.
Sandra Cisneros (via ioanina)

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