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  • rubberduckyheart:

    inner—utopia:

    Bless that one person in every group that is like “keep going, I’m listening” and encourages you to finish your story even when everyone else is talking over you.

    (Source: spooky--utopia, via togaroo)

    I knew I matured when I realized every situation doesn’t need a reaction. Sometimes you just have to leave people to continue to do the lame shit that they do.

    —(via cutely-perverted)

    (Source: theeducatedqueen, via curvingwherewhen)

    (Source: serfborts, via bryarly)

    kinkyturtle:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….


Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 





The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.
















friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

    kinkyturtle:

    jcoleknowsbest:

    So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….

    Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 

    The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?

    And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

    friendly reminder that studies have shown that white people do not empathize with Black people and we (including medical personel) also think Black people feel less pain

    (via ohitsjustkim)

    221cbakerstreet:

    qwanderer:

    thisisevenharderthannamingablog:

    girl-farts:

    kingcheddarxvii:

    notviolet:

    Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern’s Hair

    SHUT THE HELL U P

    this man has gone too far

    damn

    Where does Marvel FIND these people?

    Imagine - Chris Pratt and Jeremy Renner show up to your door the night of prom and your parents are like WHY DO YOU HAVE TWO DATES AND WHY ARE THEY SO BIG AND BEEFY AND INTIMIDATING but Chris is just like “Nah I’m hair” and Jeremy raises his hand and says “And I’m makeup”

    surprisingly well done

    (Source: chrisprattdelicious, via curvingwherewhen)

    lesliecrusher:

    blanket apology to all the female celebrities i hated as a teenager because i was up to my eyeballs in internalized misogyny

    (via lucylivesherlife)

    What they say to kids who want pets: Are you sure you're not just saying you want one because all your friends have one? Remember, it's not going to be small and cute forever, it will grow up eventually! It's a living being that will depend entirely on you for the rest of its life. Are you really sure you're ready for this?
    What they say to adults who DON'T want kids: Oh, you'll want one sooner or later. Everybody does, after all. Besides, babies are soooo cute, aren't they? You'd better hurry up before you get too old!
    yulinisworking:

Couldn’t be more thrilled to announce our next project, coming this October!
I Ship ItAfter a bad break up, Zoe Smallman decides to take down her ex in a Wizard Rock Battle of the Bands, with help from her best friend Charlie.
Written & Directed by Yulin KuangStarring Mary Kate Wiles, Sean Persaud, Joey Richter, Jenna C. Johnson, & Irene Choi
Original Music by Brian Grider & Kirstyn HippeShot by Zack WallnauComing Soon to YouTube. We’ve been working really hard on this for the past few months, I can’t wait to share the finished film and hear what everyone thinks!
Much love,
Yulin Kuangwriter | director | filmmakeryoutube.com/yulinisworking

    yulinisworking:

    Couldn’t be more thrilled to announce our next project, coming this October!

    I Ship It
    After a bad break up, Zoe Smallman decides to take down her ex in a Wizard Rock Battle of the Bands, with help from her best friend Charlie.

    Written & Directed by Yulin Kuang
    Starring Mary Kate Wiles, Sean Persaud, Joey Richter, Jenna C. Johnson, & Irene Choi

    Original Music by Brian Grider & Kirstyn Hippe
    Shot by Zack Wallnau

    Coming Soon
     to YouTube. We’ve been working really hard on this for the past few months, I can’t wait to share the finished film and hear what everyone thinks!

    Much love,

    Yulin Kuang
    writer | director | filmmaker
    youtube.com/yulinisworking

    (via lucylivesherlife)

    tinysciencecow:

goneseriesblog:

kotten-not-cotton:

Thank you Michael Grant for understanding

Guys can we get this to 1500? 

Ugh yes.

    tinysciencecow:

    goneseriesblog:

    kotten-not-cotton:

    Thank you Michael Grant for understanding

    Guys can we get this to 1500? 

    Ugh yes.

    nearly-headless-horseman:

    anightvaleintern:

    iwishiwaskristenstewartsgf:

    briellableu:

    beautiesofafrique:

    Newborn baby stuns doctors by holding her own bottle (in the UK)

    A baby girl has amazed doctors with her ability to hold her own feeding bottle. Two-week-old Ammra was able to grasp her bottle alone just three days after she was born at Queen’s Hospital, Romford in Essex, her mother Onyi Chiedozie said.The 20-year-old, who is using a combination of breast and bottle feeding, said doctors and nurses were stunned by the baby’s ability to master her strong grip so soon after she was born.

    Source

    Black excellence 

    this baby is gonna be a brain surgeon when she’s like 10

    For people who are like big deal, she held a cup.

    My nephew didn’t hold a bottle till he was like one.  Most babies don’t know how to process gravity or the concept of if you grip the bottle it stays close to you where you can suckle it and if you tilt it back the liquid is accessible and it’s a lot to process for a baby okay.

    This baby is way ahead in neuromuscular and cognitive development. She’s one of the xmen probably, it’s really amazing, the equivalent of a baby saying it’s first word at 2 months old ok it’s really amazing

    (via ohitsjustkim)

    voyagehour:

    i’ve been feeling rly sluggish and a little down, so just to motivate myself and remind myself 

    (via curvingwherewhen)

    Peggy Carter may not have any superpowers, but if you look at Captain America: The First Avenger, it’s as much of a heroic origin story for her as it is for Steve Rogers. In fact, in that regard it subverts one of the most overused tropes in the action movie genre: the fridged girlfriend. Instead of rescuing his love interest from a supervillain or having to avenge her death, Captain America’s motivation is tied up in the kidnap and eventual death of his friend Bucky. So while Peggy Carter is technically his love interest (or alternatively, Steve is hers), from a storytelling perspective she’s more like an authority figure than a traditional female romantic lead. And from the point of view of her life story, Steve Rogers himself is the “fridged girlfriend.” If you interpret the movie as Peggy’s origin story as a hero, Steve is the love interest who dies too young, inspiring for her to forge ahead with her life and become one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D., thus changing the Marvel universe forever.

    More Than A Sidekick: Haley Atwell Says Her Character Deserves Her Own Story (via mazzello)

    (Source: lizznotliz, via flourish)

    gurl:

    way-harsh-tai:

    Everything Beyonce does is careful and thought out. Her entire image is perfection crafted from planning ahead. She does not ‘wing it’ or throw things into her performances and public appearances ‘just because’.

    What she did at this award show was amazing, especially because of how intentional and thought out it clearly was.

    Feminism is a scary word for a lot of people. Many women are afraid of calling themselves feminist because they think it implies anger, hatred of men, or a rejection of traditional femininity. 

    Beyonce presented everyone watching with two distinct images of what many viewers viewed as two very different women. There is the strong, independent FEMINIST. She is the woman who likes being in control and being in the spotlight. Then there is the WIFE and MOTHER. She is soft, sweet, smiling at the husband and child you can tell she loves and values so much.

    For every girl watching who was afraid to be a feminist, afraid to be powerful, because of what she thought she would lose, this is an incredible message. You can be all the things you want to be. You can be both. Feminists can have amazing happy, full lives full of both traditional and modern womanhood. 

    Feminism means gender should not be a source of persecution or a restriction of your choices. Feminism mean the type of person you should be is based on what you value, not what outside forces pressure you to value because of your gender or biological sex. Shout at the top of your lungs that you are a feminist and proud. Then go and be the exact person that you want to be. 

    YES. Beyonce Gave Us SO MUCH LIFE With Her MTV VMA Medley.

    (via liamdryden)

    browneyedgirlramblings:

actuallytroybolton:

banshelydia:

perfectly-modest:

Islamic headscarf 101.

this is really important because I didn’t realize there was a difference and other people should know this 

This is so cool

My mind was just blown.

    browneyedgirlramblings:

    actuallytroybolton:

    banshelydia:

    perfectly-modest:

    Islamic headscarf 101.

    this is really important because I didn’t realize there was a difference and other people should know this 

    This is so cool

    My mind was just blown.

    (via lucylivesherlife)

    butterfliesandwildflowers:

please fucking read this thank you 

    butterfliesandwildflowers:

    please fucking read this thank you 

    (via mawrterme)

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