Until you do right by me everything on this ship will fail
Ladies put the “sex” in uni-sex
Well this is some fuckery.
Today, after seeing so much idiotic rhetoric, unhelpful conspiracy theories & bizarre distasteful segments in the news, I just needed some Arundhati Roy.
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i love this womyn. her words are like balm to my soul. people need to pay attention to what she says !
Right?but u having blonde hair and a fur coat on with silver leggings on is spring isn’t bold? Girl bye!
The doll has spoken.
Zadie Smith, Their Eyes Were Watching God: What Does Soulful Mean? (via sluteatingtree)
Not to mention how outright hostile and defensive and delusional white readers get when a character is “revealed” to be chromatic. It’s as if they feel they’ve been tricked, because they relate to that character; once the character turns out to be black, or brown, the white reader resents not having been warned of this through the usual literary stereotypes, if not outright disclosure at the very beginning. Some unspoken pact of popular Western literature has been broken here. Why did they waste all that emotion and investment on somebody who isn’t white, as they assumed the character was?
But on the other hand — oh, what it feels like to be reading about engaging people doing fantastical things, assuming that they’re all white since most of the time adventures only happen to white people — and to suddenly, shockingly, gloriously find out that for once, the wonderful people look just like you.
TL;DR version: “Rue was BLACK? Oh HELL no!”
Richard Winsor & Dominic North as the Swan and The Prince from Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (2012)
One of my coworkers is texting with me talking about how she’s still mindblown from the idea that desegregating schools may have been motivated by the fact that the state not overseeing people of color’s education led to them learning about their histories and revolutionary…
When McFarlane reduces Swank’s amazingly powerful performance down to a punchline about her body, he’s doing more than making light of her talent. He’s literally inviting people to laugh at rape and murder. He’s construing breasts as existing for men’s pleasure, whether sexual pleasure or just to make fun of, all the time—even when they belong to people, like Brandon Teena in Boys Don’t Cry, who identify as men. Even when they are exposed as part of a badly injured body, like Charlize Theron in Monster—another film based on a true story. Even when they symbolize the racist sexualization of black women by white men, like Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball. Even when they’re visible during a violent gang rape, as passerby cheer the attackers on, like Jodie Foster in The Accused, once again based on a real-life attack. Even when, like Scarlet Johansson, another target of the boob song, personal nude photographs of them were leaked without consent."
“The Masks We Wear” (emulsion and latex paint on cardboard and paper)
Installed in the exhibition hall at the University of the West Indies, Department of Creative and Festival Arts, Gordon Street, St. Augustine campus.
The work is about a people who are unaware of their own history and do not have their own identity and the dangers that exist for such a people as they search elsewhere for that identity. It is a continuation of the themes addressed in “Slave.”