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15 questions white people will never have to ask themselves

Many white people may never truly understand why incidents like the Michael Brown shooting infuriate blacks and other people of color — even when it’s clear that race plays a large, looming role in how the situation snowballed to the 18-year-old’s death.

This is in part because white people can move through daily life without constantly thinking about how their race will be perceived. Part of having white privilege is the freedom from worrying about racism, a freedom their black counterparts have never known. But it gives black people a unique yet challenging perspective by which they navigate the world. 

African-American scholar W.E.B. DuBois called this “double consciousness,” Follow micdotcom

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so i was getting a bunch of gross asks in my inbox and i didnt know why and then one of my sweeter followers sent me a link to this fuckery so i thought i’d share. here’s the thing: this is not an isolated event. i get shit like this all the time. at least once a month someone directs me to some kind of thread where i am public discourse, always exploitative discussions regarding me and my body, and usually something to do with feminism. and this is the reality of many women online, fat women especially. whether im being disgustingly sexualized or mindlessly hated, i cant seem to win. all because i have the audacity to visibly exist on an online platform. 

this is a post to clarify, since so many of you seemed to have forgotten: i am a person. i’m not a topic, i’m not an erotic fabrification, my body is not your forum. my existence isn’t meant to get you off and it isn’t meant for you to express your shitty bigoted opinions. who i am, how i look, what i do has nothing to do with you. i exist for myself and myself alone. i have interests, hobbies, passions, heart breaks, and triumphs. when i am dissected in this manner, with no regards to me as a person, without acknowledging that this is a breathing, living human being you are speaking about, it is hateful ignorance. it is an act of violent disrespect and blatant objectification. it is perpetuating the complete disregard for women’s bodies and their right to autonomy. 

i am a person and i will be treated as such. i am not tolerating this or any hatespeech directed my way. i refuse to be reduced in this manner. i will continue to be the fabulous, vibrant woman of integrity i am and will do all that i can to stop anyone who decides this is an appropriate way to treat a human being. furthermore, im not blocking any names because if you feel comfortable enough to publicly speak so hatefully about someone, you can certainly reap what you sow. i hope you feel uncomfortable when the spotlight shines and there is visibility for your shitty actions.

so here’s my request: STOP engaging in this type of behavior. CALL OUT those who do. protect and, more importantly, respect women online and off. thanks for reading and have a nice day!

Logan Lerman photographed by   Mario Sanchez. Check out the rest of the HQ photos in our gallery!

Styling: Dolly Pratt

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Warm to Cool, 2009

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"Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."


"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.






Guys, just because it’s out of the mainstream media doesn’t mean that the problems are gone. We gotta keep giving attention to these issues

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hi hi hi australian bloggers!!! (and also anyone else who wants 2 help out)

our prime minister (TONY DICKHEAD ABBOTT) is trying to change fair work act (the act that keeps people happy, safe and secure at work) i have made a list of why this is so dumb and annoying and it’s so dangerous, particularly for young people to have to subject to.

  • when you apply for a job, you have to sign and “individual contract” which basically means your co-workers are all treated different and payed different wages for doing the same job. this means your employer could pay you a minimum of $1 and hour and you would have no control over it.
  • cuts down “take home pay” which is the $$$ you earn AFTER tax, so basically you are getting lower and lower wages for doing the work you have always done
  • it gives employers a veto over industrial action (aka a strike or peaceful protest) so not only are you getting treated unfairly, you aren’t even allowed to protest it or you can face being discharged (fired)
  • on public holidays, which you should rightfully be paid time and a half or double, you can be paid as little as 1c more an hour.
  • unfriendly hours (such as working late at night, weekends and early mornings) will be regarded as worth the same pay as normal hours (9 to 5)

can you please go to this link where it has an already written email that you just have to enter you name, email etc and it is sent to the crossbench senators. please please please do this, it will take 10 minutes of your day and could help australian’s youths work in safe and comfortable environments where they aren’t exploited. thank u and reblog so we can all help thank you thank you