Openly gay Latina wins Texas congressional seat
nbclatino: (Courtesy Mary Gonzalez) Mary Gonzalez told them she was the best candidate to represent them and El Paso voters agreed, but along the way, the 28-year-old doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin broke her share of barriers. Read More
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York authorized payments of as much as $20,000...– The New York Times, “In Milwaukee Post, Cardinal Authorized Paying Abusers.” Jesus fucking Christ. (via inothernews)
When neo-soul singer Erykah Badu announced her third pregnancy in 2008, some...– Tamara Winfrey Harris I think this proves my point[s] again regarding the fact that Beyonce’s pregnancy & birth were applauded, while overall Black motherhood is degraded. Mainly because Black motherhood is stereotyped. Black mothers are seen as vile, crude, loud-mouthed ghetto bitches and ho’s...
Anonymous asked: So am I just doomed to stay fat? I can never lose weight and keep it off?
Anonymous asked: But do you approve of oxygen diets? I know a lot of people who i think should be having less oxygen.
whiteblondefemale replied to your post: in terms of dieting not being effective, is there a difference between dieting and healthy eating habits? (not that it matters because it’s not like healthy foods are affordable…) healthy food is totally affordable. common misunderstanding. Not for everyone. Gtfo with that privileged bullshit.
Anonymous asked: in terms of dieting not being effective, is there a difference between dieting and healthy eating habits? (not that it matters because it's not like healthy foods are affordable...)
First they came for the black people And I did not speak up because I wasn’t...– White atheists (via autumn-and-eve)
After interviewing more than 20 tribal leaders, victims’ relatives, human rights...– Medea Benjamin h/t anticapitalist (via letterstomycountry) I wanted to post this quote too, but LTMC beat me to it. (via anticapitalist)
captainporkerella: Some Fat Facts Golda Poretsky, H.H.C. Body Love Coach: I’ve been fielding lots of comments of the “how can you be promoting fat?!” and “haven’t you heard of type II diabetes?!” variety. So I’ve decided to write this post. I’ve outlined 9 typical statements by commenters, together with an explanation of why each statement is wrong, wrong, wrong. 1) Fat is unhealthy. Fat is...
"if voting changed anything, it would be illegal"
youarenotyou: this is probably the #1 issue i have with other anarchists and “radicals” in general, and it’s almost always coming from white dudes who are relatively class-stable* (meaning they have families to fall back on if things become difficult, no children, no health care needs, and they basically choose to live in poverty and can do so comfortably). and it’s bullshit. it’s not even...
I’m emotionally scarred.– the first thing I said upon waking this morning afternoon
dear white people:
kittysigner: we don’t deny you access to aspects of our culture because we hate you, we hate you because you feel entitled to something that doesn’t belong to you
So Buffy has had like, two long-term relationships that ended and for some reason to everyone around her (and even her) that means that she is unloveable/can’t ‘keep’ a boyfriend/is destined to die a spinster Even though she is only like 20 Goddamn, I’d hate to see how Joss Whedon feels about *my* romantic history
Study finds TV can decrease self esteem in... →
If you are a white girl, a black girl or a black boy, exposure to today’s electronic media in the long run tends to make you feel worse about yourself. If you’re a white boy, you’ll feel better, according to a new study led by an Indiana University professor. Nicole Martins, an assistant professor of telecommunications in the IU College of Arts and Sciences, and Kristen Harrison, professor of...
“What a Piece of Work is Man”: Reflection on... →
aka photos of boring white men with fancy hair Because all men are white and muscular with facial hair right If you’re trying to examine gender and gender roles while still profiling a specific body type within a gender then I think maybe you’re doing it wrong But if your idea was to confront men who are attracted to masculinity by juxtaposing femininity with what is supposed to be...
U.S. Dept. of Justice Tells Ark. University to... →
ava-marx: Jennifer Braly A transgender student from the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith is now allowed to use the school’s women’s bathrooms after the Department of Justice (DOJ) sent a letter to the college telling officials to revise their policy, Campus Reform reported. Jennifer Braly, 38, a transgender woman, filed a complaint with the DOJ because the university’s officials told...
Drug trafficking is the only economic enterprise that enables a poor person to...– bell hooks (via nooneknowshername)
In South Asia, pale skin is considered as social markers of aristocratic lineage...– Currently reading: Fair Skin Obsession in South Asia. Titled under: Sigh. (via mehreenkasana)
Here I want to delve into what I’m calling hipster anti-racism. It’s a term I’m...– If I’ve ever seen a companion piece to the R’s analyses on hipster racism, this is it! Check out Janani Balasubramanian’s church-fan waving post on hipster anti-racism on the R today. (via racialicious)
Vatican leaks rumble Pope Benedict as butler is... →
sinidentidades: The Vatican is hunting for the masterminds of leaks that have enraged the Holy See, with few believing the pope’s arrested butler was behind the scandal, Italian media reported on Sunday. Vatican officials confirmed Saturday that Pope Benedict XVI’s personal butler Paolo Gabriele was arrested on suspicion of leaking confidential documents from the pontiff’s private study after...
safespacenetwork: Here’s just a quick list of a few (not all)of bisexual tumblrs we made up for someone last February, most of which have been around for quite a while. http://bidyke.tumblr.com Important! http://thebiblog.tumblr.com http://fuckyeahbigirls.tumblr.com http://finebime.tumblr.com http://bisexualme.tumblr.com http://fuckyeahbisexualityisawesome.tumblr.com ...