still laughing about yesterday during gender/sexuality studies class when our professor had everyone chant “VAGINA! PENIS! VAGINA!” a few times to make us more comfortable with saying those terms
and this girl just stands up slowly and says “…this… this isn’t math class…”
Natural Girls United (@NaturalIsUnited) is a fabulous Black-owned business that produces beautiful dolls to resemble Black women and other women of colour. The hair textures, colours and styles varieties are so diverse. Also, I love that the dolls have full lips, round noses and are a variety of complexions. These dolls are too cute and are for sale. The price range appears to be $45.00-$140.00, and the work is custom. Custom orders are also available.
As the founder, owner and designing artist Karyn Bird notes in her bio:
If a child is constantly looking at images, dolls, television, books and magazines - and only seeing beauty as something or someone with non-ethnic features and long, straight hair - then they are going to assume that this is what beauty is. It is something that has hurt our young people for centuries. But each day we learn that it is important to show them and teach them that their beauty is beautiful.
The only thing that I would want added are dolls with size variety instead of the usual thin frame. But with everything else, these dolls are on the right track.
I want Black kids to have dolls with variety; and I say “kids” since I am not about gender restrictions on toys. In the past I wrote something gender-specific (Black Girls and Dolls; Black Women and Pinterest) since even if all genders of Black children play with dolls like these (which would be great), the connection to beauty perception and beauty politics most heavily falls on Black girls. Thus, how that beauty is interpreted and how much it subverts hegemonic and Eurocentric beauty norms matters.
Fastest way to get through a border patrol checkpoint
are you fuckingkidding me
He could have had like gallons of cocaine in the back like damn Jesus saves
This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.
Don’t lose your moe
Venus Noire (Black Venus)*
A woman turned into a sideshow attraction by those who imagine themselves her superiors struggles to maintain her dignity in this drama based on a true story. Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman was born in South Africa but found a certain fame in Europe in the first decades of the 19th century, as she was exhibited like a sideshow attraction by Hendrick Caezar, who billed her as “The Hottentot Venus” and encouraged audiences to view her as part human, part animal. Baartman performed like a trained animal under Caezar’s direction, and sometimes she was required to appear nude before the crowds as spectators were allowed to touch her buttocks and genitals. When reporters condemn Caezar’s exploitation of Baartman, she declares in court that she’s acting of her own free will, but she’s hesitant to explain why she allows herself to be treated so poorly. When Baartman’s partnership with Caezar comes to an end, she finds herself working with a French showman, Reaux, who is even less scrupulous as he parades her before slumming French aristocrats, and later she is at the mercy of Georges Cuvier, a scientist who uses her as part of his vile experiments in hopes of proving Africans are racially inferior. Written and directed Abdellatif Kechiche, Venus Noire received its North American premiere at the 2010 New York Film Festival. via
in French, click here
for more information on Saartjie Baartman, click here
I heard about the movie, know the real story, but I could never watch this.
Watching this later
I can’t watch this. I know the real story too.
I watched it and it was painful it took me 2 days to finish because I was crying so much. It’s the type of film where you need to emotionally prepare yourself.
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So I did the thing. Since I don’t know some of the accents, I just saw what Siri would say.
my big question is why are we wasting all this money on “health care” and “education” when we could be using it to paint the moon to look like a giant floating boob
reblogging because a crow on a pole outside my window just cawed while bobbing its head a few times
what does that have to do with anything??
it was cool
The serving size on a package of hummus reads “2 TBSP”. That always makes me LOL. I eat 2 tbsp of hummus as the appetizer before I actually start eating hummus for real. Make some delicious homemade hummus with different creative flavorings to switch things up and eat till you feel satisfied. Listen to your body not the label.