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"The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything."

Scott Wood (X)

he motherfucking dropped the truth.

(via luvyourselfsomeesteem)

— 10 hours ago with 83092 notes
#text  #racism 

clockadile:

iygrittenothing:

#I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I LOVE ZUKO AND HIS CHARACTER ARC

My favourite thing about this, is that he goes back to his father, and holds him accountable for his actions. He’s thought he was in the wrong for years. That it was his fault he lost his honour. To see him come to this understanding that he was a child and his father was the responsible party was amazing.

(Source: youngjustices9, via kelofmindelan)

— 10 hours ago with 105719 notes
#a:tla 
Anonymous asked: You use vodka for cleaning corsets right, so would straight ethanol work?


Answer:

waistedlives:

glittrtits:

curiousthimble:

waistedlives:

Since vodka is largely ethanol and water, yes. You’d probably want to dilute it with some water. It would work out the same. On corsets, try to get a spray bottle that mists instead of making a stream, since you don’t want to saturate your garment, that could lead to problems with the bones rusting or moisture getting trapped between layers and causing mildew or general mustiness.

Cosplayers, this is also a great way to de-stink your costumes. I do this for all my costumes, and the vodka kills the bacteria that makes it stink, and if you mist it, it dries quickly.

So yes, if you so wish, you really CAN wear the same thing three days in a row and not have “con funk.”

See, this is why it’s ok to spill your drink all over your costume.  Party on, cosplayers.

Well as long as you’re hardcore and all you’re drinking is straight vodka

— 11 hours ago with 55 notes
#fashion  #great tips  #corsets  #cosplay  #alcohol 

Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Taika Hen Official Poster revealed ^^x

(Source: heckyeahruroken, via dramagoodie)

— 12 hours ago with 576 notes
#Rurouni Kenshin  #live action movie  #kyoto taika hen  #poster 
"

You are 12. You’re at the library looking for some generic young adult fiction novel about a girl who falls for her best friend. Your dad makes a disgusted face. “This is about lesbians,” he says. The word falls out of his mouth as though it pains him. You check out a different book and cry when you get home, but you aren’t sure why. You learn that this is not a story about you, and if it is, you are disgusting.

You are 15. Your relatives are fawning over your cousin’s new boyfriend. “When will you have a boyfriend?” they ask. You shrug. “Maybe she’s one of those lesbians,” your grandpa says. You don’t say anything. You learn that to find love and acceptance from your family, you need a boyfriend who thinks you are worthy of love and acceptance.

You are 18. Your first boyfriend demands to know why you never want to have sex with him. He tells you that sex is normal and healthy. You learn that something is wrong with you.

You are 13. You’re at a pool party with a relative’s friend’s daughter. “There’s this lesbian in my gym class. It’s so gross,” she says. “Ugh, that’s disgusting,” another girl adds. They ask you, “do you have any lesbians at your school?” You tell them no and they say you are lucky. You learn to stay away from people.

You are 20. You have coffee with a girl and you can’t stop thinking about her for days afterwards. You learn the difference between a new friendship and new feelings for a person.

You are 13. Your mom is watching a movie. You see two girls kiss on screen. You feel butterflies and this sense that you identify with the girls on the screen. Your mom gets up and covers the screen. You learn that if you are like those girls, no one wants to see it.

You are 20. You and your friends are drunk and your ex-boyfriend dares you to make out with your friend. You both agree. You touch her face. It feels soft and warm. Her lips are small and her hands feel soft on your back. You learn the difference between being attracted to someone and recognizing that someone you care about is attractive.

You are 16. You find lesbian porn online. Their eyes look dead and their bodies are positioned in a way that you had never imagined. You learn that liking girls is acceptable if straight men can decide the terms.

You are 20. You are lying next to a beautiful girl and talking about everything. You tell her things that you don’t usually tell anyone. You learn how it feels not to want to go to sleep because you don’t want to miss out on any time with someone.

You are 15. Your parents are talking about a celebrity. Your dad has a grin on his face and says, “her girlfriend says that she’s having the best sex of her life with her!” You learn that being a lesbian is about the kind of sex you have and not how you love.

You are 18. You are in intro to women’s and gender studies. “Not all feminists are lesbians- I love my husband! Most of the feminists on our leadership team are straight! It’s just a stereotype,” the professor exclaims. You learn that lesbianism is something to separate yourself from.

You are 21 and you are kissing a beautiful girl and she’s your girlfriend and you understand why people write songs and make movies and stupid facebook statuses about this and time around you just seems to stop and you could spend forever like this and you learn that there is nothing wrong with you and you are falling in love.

You are 21. And you are okay.

"
a thing I wrote after arguing with an insensitive dude on facebook all day or Things Other People Taught me about Liking Girls (via squidterritory)

(Source: radandangry, via kelofmindelan)

— 12 hours ago with 106024 notes
#text  #lgbtqa+ 
alicexz:

“Les temps sont durs pour les rêveurs. Times are hard for dreamers.” – Amélie (2001)
A portrait of one of the great cinematic characters of our age. From my solo show in June; limited edition prints are available here.

alicexz:

Les temps sont durs pour les rêveurs.
Times are hard for dreamers.
” – Amélie (2001)

A portrait of one of the great cinematic characters of our age. From my solo show in June; limited edition prints are available here.

— 12 hours ago with 4146 notes
#le fabuleux destin d'amélie poulain  #amelie  #Fanart  #digital art 
nostaglictraces:

c. 1886 dinner dress.
I love these colors!

nostaglictraces:

c. 1886 dinner dress.

I love these colors!

— 14 hours ago with 5 notes
#dinner dress  #1880s  #1886  #19th Century  #fashion 
chalkboardnails:

The Tadashi Shoji Nail Art Challenge - Final Clutch Design and Matching Nail Art
In October, Tadashi Shoji invited eight nail artists (myself included) to create a nail design inspired by their spring collection. We submitted our looks, and then the brand’s fans were invited to vote on the design they liked best. The winning design was used as inspiration for a limited edition clutch.
I was incredibly humbled to have my design selected as the winner, and I’m so proud to be sharing the finished product with you today. Don’t forget to visit my blog for an opportunity to win one for yourself!
OPI My Vampire is BuffOPI In My Back PocketOPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPIOPI My Very First Knockwurst

chalkboardnails:

The Tadashi Shoji Nail Art Challenge - Final Clutch Design and Matching Nail Art

In October, Tadashi Shoji invited eight nail artists (myself included) to create a nail design inspired by their spring collection. We submitted our looks, and then the brand’s fans were invited to vote on the design they liked best. The winning design was used as inspiration for a limited edition clutch.

I was incredibly humbled to have my design selected as the winner, and I’m so proud to be sharing the finished product with you today. Don’t forget to visit my blog for an opportunity to win one for yourself!

OPI My Vampire is Buff
OPI In My Back Pocket
OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI
OPI My Very First Knockwurst

— 16 hours ago with 410 notes
#nails  #nail art  #fashion  #Styling