It is absolutely true that the “hero” rhetoric that is attached to all things...– Pundits, Platitudes, and Patriotism: War Heroes and Their Enemies (via azspot)
Blatant Corruption Uncovered as EU Blocks France’s... →
americawakiewakie: Just after France legislators and officials moved to ban Monsanto’s genetically modified strain of GMO maize over environmental and health concerns, the European Union has decided to step in and re-secure Monsanto’s presence in the country — against the very will of the nation itself. This should come as no surprise when considering the fact that the United States ambassador...
New data highlight that bicyclists in the United States save at least $4.6...– A quote from the Forbes article, ‘Pedaling to Prosperity: Biking Saves U.S. Riders Billions A Year’. Related: ~ Bicycling Magazine’s new ranking of ‘America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities’. (Photo credit: Bicycling Magazine)
Decompiculture: Frantz Fanon: "Decolonisation is... →
pengpenguins: Fanon argued that colonised peoples have no other choice but to meet colonists’ physical and emotional acts of violence with a violence of the same magnitude, until “the last become first” I was having a discussion with a friend who argued that Fanon romanticised violence and…
I have been stunned by the way Iraq has almost disappeared from public discourse...– Sinan Antoon, The Barbarian Has to Keep It Real: Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Sinan Antoon (via abudaii) This is an extremely important interview. It’s disturbing how Iraq is barely mentioned, and if it is, it’s in a depiction that states that the failure to bring “democracy” was a native...
I think people are quick to reclaim the word Slut or Whore or whatever and...– blck-grrl (in answer to an Ask about slutwalk)
Decompiculture: My friend wrote a good response to... →
eschergirls: http://shadowscrescent.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/from-one-former-fifteen-year-old-boy-to-another-piss-off/ If maintaining your libido’s really that high a priority, please go take off the smut filters on google or duckduckgo and blast off to actual porn. There’s nothing…
When liberal whites fail to understand how they can and/or do embody white...– bell hooks (via transformfeminism)
Kinsey Hope Can't Focus For Shit:... →
talldarkbishoujo: Privileged people stay pressed. If you see somebody you have privilege over say something about your privileged group and it doesn’t apply to you personally, keep it moving no1curr about how you’re “not like that” or some time some oppressed person hurt your fee-fees …
[On “How Do You Write Such Strong Female Characters?”] There’s a second part to...– Greg Rucka, in a piece for io9 (via itsinthetrees) Being unable to write male characters well means you’re not a good writer; being unable to write female characters well is optional to being a good writer. (via mswyrr)
There is a long list of terms for the female member. Some prefer vagina as the...– Ina May Gaskin, Spiritual Midwifery (via nessfraserloves)
The country is in deep trouble. We’ve forgotten that a rich life consists...– Dr. Cornel West (via socialistscum)
why a fat princess?
little-hiding-owl: waltdisneyconfessions: “I honestly don’t understand why some people want a fat princess. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t got anything against fat people but what about the fat muse from Hercules? She’s a Goddess, for heaven’s sake! Goddess trumps princess in my book anyday.” Yaaaaaaaay, one side character in one movie! Everyone go home, feminist movement over, we have a...
Wisconsin police insist family bring cash to bail... →
I have my own beliefs, and those beliefs are very dear to me. One of them is...– Mitt Romney, 1994 Massachusetts Senatorial Debate The abortion that Mitt doesn’t talk about anymore - Abortion - Salon.com (via fatsy)
88% of Baptist University’s Staff Quit Over... →
socialistscum: sinidentidades: Shorter University stepped in it big time when they forced faculty members to sign a pledge vowing to swear off homosexuality, premarital sex and drinking. In an anonymous survey in April, only 12 percent of faculty and staff said that they planned to stay at Shorter University, a 139-year-old Baptist school, reports Inside Higher Ed. More than 50 resigned...