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When white liberal feminists label Beyoncé as anti-feminist, they are simply perpetuating the same racist partiarchy they’re supposed to be combating.
Beyoncé is at the center of her own media empire, no small feat for a woman of color in a racist, patriarchal society. Equally important, she embodies empowered sexuality. When she dances, the passion and commitment exudes in her every step. Her body is her own; she owns it and uses it as she sees fit. When she wears a unitard or “skimpy” outfit, something many dancers wear, mind you, she is showing off her impeccable body, her temple, her source of strength, and all that it can do. She is forcing those of us who are clinging to our puritanical notions of propriety to sit down, shut up, and watch raw, unbridled talent and skill. And yes, she is a feminist while doing it.
When white women get to decide who is “feminist enough,” particularly around women of color, they are perpetuating racism. They are policing the boundaries of who is acceptable and who isn’t. This is nothing more than a tool of racist patriarchy wrapped in feminist rhetoric. Yes, racist. It is decidedly racist the way white mainstream feminist organizations police women of color’s feminist credentials, the way white liberal feminists reduce Beyoncé to a gyrating slut with a potty mouth.
If white feminists want to be seen as inclusive, as truly revolutionary, as working to end alloppressive power systems, they must stop perpetuating those oppressions themselves. Exclusionary boundaries of who is an acceptable feminist and who isn’t does nothing for feminism except perpetuate racism, heterosexism, cissexism, classism, and other forms of bigotry and oppression. The incessant questioning of Beyoncé’s character and choices is simply a reflection of the latent bigotry that exists in feminist spaces.
Until white feminists stop policing women of color’s feminist credentials, they are doomed to repeat the same racist patriarchy we are supposed to be combating.
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I’m seeing a lot of posts about the yahoo-tumblr acquisition, and the primary rumor seems to be a fear that Yahoo is going to somehow force itself upon tumblr and we’re all going to wake up one morning to find our tumblr dashes have become tiny blue Yahoos. And like — okay, guys.
Yahoo spent over one billion dollars, in cash, to reach Tumblr’s largely young audience for advertising purposes because (and they say this specifically in multiple articles) they aren’t able to do the same with the Yahoo brand. Which is to say: they want the advertising revenue generated by the current blogging format Tumblr has going, in its current incarnation, with its current audience. That is why (again, as they have said) they are going to let Tumblr run independently.
Yahoo has tried many, many times to court a younger audience and failed spectacularly. Why? Not because they want to be trendy, or hip with the kids, or cool: because they want advertising money. That is why they bought Tumblr. Because Tumblr has already succeeded at doing something they aren’t able to do — it’s got all the parts in place, it’s got the audience, and all they had to do was offer the money to keep it running in exchange for the advertising revenue. It’s the perfect set-up for them: they don’t have to come up with the hard part (being ~hip with the kids~) but they get to reap the benefits. They are not going to make changes based on models that failed in the past that are going to risk that one point one billion dollars they just spent, when the current model is working. When the current model stops working then, yes, one day down the line they may step in and make changes. But by that point, much like MySpace, we will have all moved on and no one will care (does anyone care Justin Timberlake bought MySpace and did….actually no, no one knows what anyone did to MySpace because NO ONE IS USING IT. You see my point). As long as Tumblr is as active as it is, with the audience that Yahoo wants ad revenue from, nothing is going to change that wouldn’t have changed with the current site-runners involved. Because - again, as they have said - tumblr will continue to operate as an independent entity.
Seriously, even Livejournal hasn’t changed in any real significant manner and it was bought by Russia, guys. It got a little buggy because, well, Russia, but we’re not all wearing furry hats and answering to Putin, are we? Relax, it’s okay.
When I was in fifth grade I realized I liked girls but I was like “that’s a problem for another day” and literally forgot about it and then in like eleventh grade I was like “oh my god”
YOU PROCRASTINATED REALIZING YOUR SEXUALITY THAT’S IT YOU WIN YOU ARE THE QUEEN OF THE PROCRASTINATORS i bow to you
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How To: Make Antivenom
Bitten by a venomous snake? There’s hope! French scientist Albert Calmette developed the first snake antivenom in the late 1890s, and did such a good job that we use his technique to this day. Antivenom works by stimulating the production of antibodies which can smother venom’s toxic effects, preventing spread and rendering them harmless. But how do you make it? Well, stay tuned to this episode of SciShow to find out.
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One of our most viewed episodes in a while…featuring the story of a guy who used his own body as a repository for antivenom (after being bitten hundreds of times) and travelled the world saving people with his superman blood. For reals.