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rockmeamadeia:

hellabloggin:

im so pro-selfie like there are so many bigger problems in the world than girls who think theyre pretty

one of those problems is girls who dont think they’re pretty

Yessssss.

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ppochaco:

khaleesi:

queerwatson:

 yeah no

i kept looking and looking and looking and they left laverne cox off the fucking list

you can go check but she’s not there

fuck time magazine

that’s bullshit

laverne cox got left off but MILEY CYRUS is on it?

oh my gOD

I am devastated by this news. How dare they leave my baby girl off this list. What the shit.

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hdeeah:

blasianxbri:

smokeymcbandit:

Featured in Top ten of People’s Most Beautiful, 2014.#1 #4 #7  #10

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS

Look at all this wonderful melanin

fishingboatproceeds:

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people were killed. As detailed in this story, some progress has been made in improving conditions for Bangladeshi factory workers, but there is still a long way to go, particularly as large American retailers like Target and Wal-Mart haven’t signed on to the international inspection agreement. (They say they’re doing their own inspections.)
The victims’ fund also remains critically underfunded as many brands that bought clothes from the factory—including JC Penney and Benetton—have failed to make contributions.

Hey guys! If you’re interested in helping other corporations sign on to making safe factory conditions, check out USAS.org !

fishingboatproceeds:

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people were killed. As detailed in this story, some progress has been made in improving conditions for Bangladeshi factory workers, but there is still a long way to go, particularly as large American retailers like Target and Wal-Mart haven’t signed on to the international inspection agreement. (They say they’re doing their own inspections.)

The victims’ fund also remains critically underfunded as many brands that bought clothes from the factory—including JC Penney and Benetton—have failed to make contributions.

Hey guys! If you’re interested in helping other corporations sign on to making safe factory conditions, check out USAS.org !

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magdalenarivera:

popca:

note-a-bear:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

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The fuck?!?!? 
Are these people fucking serious?
Its fucking whiteout on that cover!
And I am not here for what they did with the Black lady. UGH UGH UGH 

"kinkiest"I see y’all have COMPLETELY missed the heart of the show.And how they manage, with a cast that’s mostly non-white women, to have the three whitest motherfuckers in show on the cover.And Suzanne back there….*sucks teeth*

nobody is even here for these white crackers. it’s all about the women of color. good fucking lord.

like this is ridiculous. i literally don’t know anyone who watches solely for piper or the majority of the white cast

Well this is so goddamn problematic I could puke

magdalenarivera:

popca:

note-a-bear:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

….

…….

The fuck?!?!? 

Are these people fucking serious?

Its fucking whiteout on that cover!

And I am not here for what they did with the Black lady. UGH UGH UGH 

"kinkiest"
I see y’all have COMPLETELY missed the heart of the show.
And how they manage, with a cast that’s mostly non-white women, to have the three whitest motherfuckers in show on the cover.

And Suzanne back there….
*sucks teeth*

nobody is even here for these white crackers. it’s all about the women of color. good fucking lord.

like this is ridiculous. i literally don’t know anyone who watches solely for piper or the majority of the white cast

Well this is so goddamn problematic I could puke

algrenion:

overlypolitebisexual:

whenever i see these post-apocalyptic films set in the USA where everyone is pretty much just killing each other with no mention of other nations i always just assume that the rest of the world is fine and has learnt how to resume life as normal

 

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norsegays:

astrolope:

People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.

I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.

A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?

It is a big deal because i’m a transman

It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.

Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.

At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.

At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.

TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion: 
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

OK I’M GONNA SAY THE THING
Lupita is my role model. She has lived all over the world including being born in Mexico, living in both Kenya AND New York City before she turned one. Her father is a professor and values education over everything. SHE VALUES EDUCATION OVER EVERYTHING. She has an IB Diploma (which if you don’t know how hard that is you need to look it up) and a degree from Hampshire college (UH SHE SO SMART SHE GOT TO GO TO UNIVERSITY IN ANOTHER FRIGGIN COUNTRY). She speaks four languages fluently. She has helped with HIV/AIDS activism in her home of Kenya. She is an award winning actress, she is a model, and she was named by Forbes as one of Africa’s most influential women.
Lupita is a goddess. She is a queen. She is a face that inspires me to look at people not by where they are from or by their circumstances, but by their potential.
THAT IS WHAT MAKES HER BEAUTIFUL.
Her beauty is so much more than her ability to be aesthetically pleasing to you. If you have a problem with the way she looks and you can’t see past that to see the remarkable things this young woman has done than I pity you. I really really do.
Thank you for inspiring me Lupita. You are the most beautiful woman in the world.

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision  in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion

White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!  

OK I’M GONNA SAY THE THING

Lupita is my role model. She has lived all over the world including being born in Mexico, living in both Kenya AND New York City before she turned one. Her father is a professor and values education over everything. SHE VALUES EDUCATION OVER EVERYTHING. She has an IB Diploma (which if you don’t know how hard that is you need to look it up) and a degree from Hampshire college (UH SHE SO SMART SHE GOT TO GO TO UNIVERSITY IN ANOTHER FRIGGIN COUNTRY). She speaks four languages fluently. She has helped with HIV/AIDS activism in her home of Kenya. She is an award winning actress, she is a model, and she was named by Forbes as one of Africa’s most influential women.

Lupita is a goddess. She is a queen. She is a face that inspires me to look at people not by where they are from or by their circumstances, but by their potential.

THAT IS WHAT MAKES HER BEAUTIFUL.

Her beauty is so much more than her ability to be aesthetically pleasing to you. If you have a problem with the way she looks and you can’t see past that to see the remarkable things this young woman has done than I pity you. I really really do.

Thank you for inspiring me Lupita. You are the most beautiful woman in the world.