There’s a paradox in thinking that you’re better than other girls, when your whole reason for feeling that way is because you think your gender is so inherently inferior that you want to dis-identify with being a girl altogether.
More Than Words: Tomboys R Us
THIS whenever some girl brags about being “one of the boys” or says something like “I’m not like other girls, I LOVE [stereotypically masculine thing].” (via giraffodill)
All lost in a book. Another image that will never make it into the mainstream media.
All the babies reading on the DC Metro.
Warms my heart.
Junius Stinney was the youngest person in America to be executed on death row in 1944 at age 14. He was quickly accused by the (white) police of ‘killing’ two little (white) girls with lack of evidence. His conviction and sentencing opened and closed in one day. There were no witnesses called and there was no transcript of the trial details and black people were not allowed inside the courtroom during that time.
[I always repost this because i don’t want anyone to forget about him!]
I will never ever ever EVER understand why people give Kanye West so much shit. I’ve seen people unironically call him “the worst person in history.” Why?
First of all, he is an undeniably talented artist. You can hate him as much as you want, but once you start arguing that he’s not a good musician you’ve already lost. He’s released six solo albums in the last ten years, and (depending on who you ask) at least half of them are contemporary classics. Many would argue that all of them are contemporary classics. Even last year’s Yeezus, his most controversial album to date, was called the Album of the Year by most major music/pop culture publications.
Not to mention how enormously influential his music has been. He’s often credited with single-handedly killing gangsta rap, which had dominated hip-hop for years beforehand. Many major pop/hip-hop artists who started after Kanye are clearly influenced by one or more of his albums.
Speaking of which, he’s one of the only musical artists I can think of who has never made the same album twice. Every single one of his solo projects is completely different from the one before it. We’re talking about a guy who completely changes the face of hip-hop with Graduation and then turns around and releases an electro-pop concept album that’s entirely sung with heavy auto-tune to capture a feeling of melancholy loneliness. And then he released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is arguably the best album of the ’00s. So there’s that.
And yet he’s seen as a villain by the majority of the public! Why?! Because he has an ego? Wow, a musician has an ego, stop the fucking presses! John Lennon literally beat his wife and people won’t ever stop talking about how he inspired goodness and peace through his pandering, boring music. Kanye West is a talented, intriguing, fearless, influential artist. He experiments more with his musical style more than almost any other popular artist working today. But when he appears on the cover of Vogue with his wife in a completely harmless, tame picture, there’s an uproar. He punches an arrogant jerk in the face for calling his wife a “n****r-lover,” and people are infuriated. A member of the paparazzi harasses him repeatedly and Kanye shoves him, there’s a trial. Why the hell is he under this much scrutiny all the time? What possible reason do people have for hating him so much?
Oh, right. I forgot. He interrupted a pretty white girl on stage one time and not to talk about himself in any way but to highlight the achievements of one of his friends and colleagues. That was rude. And he apologized. Get the fuck over it already, because you’re missing out on some of the best music of our time.
"I have never known birds of different species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable. Why, if that happened, we wouldn’t stand a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them?" - The Birds (1963)