red blood, black ink, old scars

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  • snoia:

    i literally have no idea what im gonna do if i dont end up rich

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    if you tickle me it’s either going to lead to kissing or an extreme act of violence

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I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:
- White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.
- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 
- Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.
- African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.
- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 
- White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.
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Vladimir Nabokov, Laughter in the Dark


    *walks out of exam*

    well i was successfully able to bullshit every answer on the test so i think i did okay

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    "There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self."
    Aldous Huxley (via thecalminside)

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    1. If I could, I would nail these hands to the edges of stars. I would sacrifice this body to the sky hoping to resurrect someone spiteful enough to not give a fuck about you.
    2. Staple me to a cross. Pierce my side with a broken promise and I will bleed all the crippled reasons why you deserve one more chance.
    3. Your bed smells like the last thing I was really good at.
    4. You wanna know how I got these scars? I ripped every last piece of you out of my smile.
    5. I whispered you stardust.
    6. I spoke you into sunflowers.
    7. I dipped my hands in forever; touched you infinity; treated you as if you were the last molecule of oxygen inside of a gas chamber, I was good to you.
    8. You wanna know how I got these scars? I swallowed my pride and it clawed its way outside of my mouth.
    9. I realized I was never really your boyfriend. I was just your fucking hype man.
    10. I hope your next boyfriend gets smallpox.
    10. Yes I said smallpox!
    10. I hate you!
    10. I miss you!
    10. I love you!
    10. It’s hard for me to count when I get emotional.
    10. I heard that 90% of human interaction is nonverbal so…
    10. If I could, I would tie your arms to a daydream and then auction you off to my fondest memories.

    See, I wrote this poem in my own spinal fluid; I put it on the backbone of a white flag so before you read it you’ll already know that I’ve given up. I’ll just keep you here, shackled to the most important chapter of my life story, pressed into the basement of my eyelids like liquid salvation so I remember you beautiful with amazing underneath your wings and an orchid smile, you gorgeous earthquake. You cracked hourglass with sand spilling from behind your ribs, you wasted my time.

    How dare you linger on my lips and then kiss me like a stuttering apology with excuses stapled to the roof of your mouth. I still remember you like a dream tattooed to the inner walls of a long term memory but some days I wonder if you existed at all.

    And of course, you wanna know how I got these scars.
    Well fine, I’ll tell you.
    I got these scars the day I fell in love with you.

    I landed face first.

    Rudy Francisco, Scars (via decembrist)

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    "I have never met someone who was suicidal who did not give a great deal of thought to how their actions would impact their loved ones. Wanting to stop hurting is not the same as wanting to hurt the people who love you, nor is it selfish. Additionally, there is nothing cowardly about living with a great deal of pain for an extended period of time and wanting it to end. It actually makes perfect sense. If it’s cowardly to not want to be in constant, overwhelming pain anymore, then label me a coward because depression hurts like nothing else you can imagine."

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    Just your daily reminders:

    • Racists are a problem
    • White people are not
    • Homophobes are a problem
    • Straight people are not
    • Transphobes are a problem
    • Cis people are not
    • Sexists are a problem
    • Men are not

    And most importantly,

    • Hating…

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    "At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?"
    Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings (via frickyeahfeminism)

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    Wear whatever the hell you want and what feels right for you. You do not exist to cater to the eyeballs of every other human being. Your existence is not for being everyone’s preference. Your worth is not tied in with whether or not you’re considered ‘eye candy’ by someone. Do you, YOU are wonderful and you are the only person who gets to decide what you wear.

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    Ten rape prevention tips:

    1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.

    2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.

    3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

    4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.

    5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.

    6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.

    7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

    8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.

    9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.

    10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.


    Rape Prevention

    Posted by Leigh Hofheimer under Prevention

    (via lukeisnotsexy)

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    it is so disrespectful to call all sex work “sex trafficking” like i cannot stress how unbelievably inappropriate it is, not only to sex working women who make their valid and honest living through providing fully consensual and safe services, but also to the countless victims…

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    Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

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