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COURAGE AND BEAUTY 

Here you'll find fun, feminism, and lots of fandoms! Let me know if you want something tagged; I do take that seriously. Now reading: The Scarlet Pimpernel and Shingeki no Kyojin. Now watching: Orphan Black and Torchwood

"Racist stereotypes of the strong, superhuman black woman are operative myths in the minds of many white women, allowing them to ignore the extent to which black women are likely to be victimized in this society, and the role white women play in the maintenance and perpetuation of that victimization […] By projecting onto black women a mythical power and strength, white women both promote a false image of themselves as powerless, passive victims and deflect attention away from their aggressiveness, their power (however limited in a white supremacist, male dominated state), their willingness to dominate and control others. These unacknowledged aspects of the social status of many white women prevent them from transcending racism and limit the scope of their understanding of women’s overall social status in the United States."

—bell hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (via wocinsolidarity)

Helena Bonham Carter (1991)



lolamakes:

Eowyn and the Nazgul by bluefooted on Deviant Art


I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead

I fancied you’d return the way you said
But I grow old and forget your name
(I think I made you up inside my head)

—- Sylvia Plath


"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 dropped the truth.

(via luvyourselfsomeesteem)


dailyjlawrence:

"Are we home?"


BBC Merlin Screencaps » [12-14/?]


amovible:

amovible:

I think the best compliment I ever got was from an old black lady who told me after I helped her with a few boxes she had “I hope one day someone loves you enough to realize your eyes are like amber stones and gets you those instead of a diamond on your ring. because a diamond would be meaningless compared to the shine of your eyes”
Like why doesn’t anyone talk like that anymore????

Why did this get so many notes????



egberts:

LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, BUDDY *SLAMS HAND ON TABLE DRAMATICALLY* *slams hand on table AGAIN* *slams BOTH hands on table twice* *claps* *slams hands on table again* *claps* you’re a boy make a big noise playin in the street gonna be a big man some day you got mud on your face you big disgrace kickin your can all over the place SINGING we will we will rock you


pursephone:

Unzip?

jaclcfrost:

if you ever think my shorts are “too short” i want you to consider the following

  • they are called “shorts”
  • i look great

marinashutup:

suicideblonde:

Sophie Turner at Glastonbury

put her on the iron throne


"When people see me, I’m on the red carpet, perfectly dressed and styled, after two hours of hair and makeup. I’m putting on a show. So when I explain that I have moments when I feel dark or insecure, I understand how it might not really ring true, because there’s this weird double-life thing I have going on." -Emma Watson


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