i’ve never met nicki minaj but i trust her
(Source: charmancler)Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. —Frederick Douglass (via blackandpinkfamily) Lower Allston (Boston) QTPOC-friendly housing seeking Sep1st or Oct 1st roommates
we’ve found or housemates. Thanks![A Google search frequency query for “pokemon” shows a graph from 1800 to 2014. The line rises steeply in the mid-1990s, but there is a small blip around 1880.]
what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?
It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870
I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.
I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question
(Source: neilcicierega)Pastor: In Ferguson Police Crackdown, I Need a Gas Mask More Than My Clerical Collar
In Missouri, Ferguson has seen another night of heavy unrest in the ongoing uproar over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. At least 31 people, including two journalists, were arrested as street clashes erupted between groups of demonstrators and riot police. Police are claiming they came under “heavy gunfire” and that unknown suspects shot two people over the course of the night. The protests came hours after attorneys for the family of Brown held a press conference to discuss the findings of a private autopsy that revealed Brown had been shot six times. The officer who shot Brown, Darren Wilson, remains in hiding and on paid leave. We go to the streets of Ferguson to speak with Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, a pastor from the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, who was dispatched to Missouri by the Fellowship of Reconciliation. “It is a tragedy that as a clergyperson I need a tear gas mask more than I need a collar to be able to do the work that I feel called to do,” Sekou says.
Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, he officiated a good homies wedding in NOLA a few years back.
Spreading/sharing information is activism
Thank you! Telling people they need to be “hitting the pavement” (in the words of one speaker last night) in order to be doing something is sooo ableist.
I got there early and was able to stake out a bench near the center of the speech space. I sat through the whole vigil. I sat through the story sharing afterward. I got home dizzy with pain.
Don’t tell me it’s my job to fucking march if I can barely sit.
I’m really exhausted from the vigil tonight, but I just want to state my absolute love and awe for Black people. So much brilliance in Boston tonight, so much trust and love in sharing stories, rage, fear, hurt, grief.
A lot of my feelings went into my observations on @BlackAndPinkBos. I have more to say later, for now I’m tied up in knots."I Sing the Body Electric, Especially When My Power Is Out," Andrea Gibson
Take boots, for example. [Vimes] earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.
You know how you go through times in your life when you are having a hard time with your body? It’s hurting or something, or just making you angry or whatever. I’ve been kind of going through that lately. Um, not feeling so awesome, um, not feeling so well. And I’ve-i’ve been having days when I was feeling just really bad, um, what I decided to do was write a love poem in the days that start writing a love poem to my body. You know the Walt Whitman poem, “I Sing the Body Electric?” Okay, so th— I titled this “I Sing the Body Electric, Especially when My Power Is Out.” [Laughter] And um [takes a sip of water] thanks for being open to this, um, new experience.
This is my body.
I have weathervanes. They are especially sensitive to dust storms and hurricanes.
When I am nervous, my teeth chatter like a wheelbarrow collecting rain
I am rusty when I talk:
It’s the storm in me.
The doctor said some day I might not be able to walk
it’s in my blood like the iron
my mother is tough as nails,
she held herself together the day she could no longer hold my niece
"Our kneecaps are our prayer beds
everyone can walk further on their kneecaps than they can on their feet.”
This is my heartbeat
Like yours, it is a hatchet.
It can build a house or tear one down.
My mouth is a fire escape,
the words coming out don’t care that they are naked,
there is something burning in here.
When it burns,
I hold my own shell to my ear,
listen for the parade when I was seven.
The man who played the bagpipes wore a skirt
he was from Scotland;
I wanted to move there,
wanted my spine to be the spine of an unpublished book,
my faith the first and last page
the day my ribcage became monkeybars for a girl hanging on my every word
"you are not allowed to love her,"
tried to take me by the throat to teach me
I was not a boy,
I had to unlearn their prison-speak
refuse to make wishes on the star on the sheriff’s chest,
I started asking the sun about the Big Bang
the sun said, “it hurts to become.”
I carried that hurt on the tip of my tongue
and whisper “bless your heart” every chance I get
so my family tree can be sure I have not left
you do not have to leave to arrive, I am learning this slowly
So sometimes when I look in the mirror
my eyes look like the holes in the shoes of the shoe-shine man
my hands are busy on the wrong things.
Some days, I call my arms wings while my head is in the clouds
It will take me a few more years to learn flying
is not pushing away the ground
safety isn’t always safe
you can find one on every gun.
I am aiming to do better.
This is my body.
My exhaustion pipe will never pass inspection
and still my lungs know how to breathe like a burning map
every time I get lost in the curtain of her hair
you can find me by the window
following my past to a trail of blood in the snow
the night I opened my veins,
the doctor who stitched me up asked me if I did it for attention.
For the record:
If you have ever done anything for attention,
this poem is attention.
Title it with your name
it will— scour the city bridge every night you spend kicking at your shadow,
staring at the river,
it does not want to find your body doing anything but loving what it loves
love what you love
Say “this is my body,
it is no one’s but mine,
it is my nervous system
my wanting blood,
my half-tamed addictions,
my tongue tied-up like a ball of Christmas lights
if you put a star on the top of my tree, make sure it is a star that fell,
make sure it hit bottom like a tambourine
'cause all these words are stories for the staircase to the top of my lungs,
where I sing what hurts
and the echo comes back
"Bless your heart"
Bless your body.”
Bless your holy kneecaps, they are so smart
You are so full of rain,
there is so much growing,
hallelujah to your weathervanes,
hallelujah to the ache
hallelujah to your full, to the fall,
hallelujah to the grace,
and every body
and every cell
of us all.
But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while a poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet. —
—Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms (via rascalbot)
This is how it is really expensive to be poor.
This resonates so deeply with me. Poverty feelings.
*drops something* well i guess thats there now
fucking god bless my anthropology teacher cause he said “A lot of people have the wrong idea about Feminism. They think butch haircut, man hating crazy people. Guys out there, if you believe a woman should be treated equally and paid equally for doing the same work you do, congratulations you’re a feminist. ” fucking thank you
I hope you realize that this teacher made a huge deal out of seperating you from the women who are the backbone of feminism, always have been. Those butch lesbians, man hating “crazy” people have fought tooth and nail for every scrap of right that you currently enjoy.
What have you done lately except for parroting your misogynistic teacher’s ideas? What has he ever done except incite women against each other?
I hope next time he even says the word butch his tongue rots in his mouth. And I sincerely hope you will not let yourself be poisoned by the man any longer.
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If you want to know anything about Black and Pink, ask me!Indian Census counts transgender people for the first time, finds half a million
The first ever count of India’s transgender population has found nearly 500,000 who were prepared to say they were transgender in filling out census papers – though activists say the real number may be far higher.
I hope this helps widen the world’s sometimes super-white reading of trans folks and their partners/community - this is so interested to read. Boyfriend and I are both not white so I’m always excited to read about intersections of gender identity and race!
Of the half-million who identified as trans, over a tenth of them were children under six who were counted by their parents! So awesome!
just thought it might be relevant to mention that the reason many of these trans people were excluded from the census in the first place was because of the transphobia and overall queerphobia deeply instilled in colonial south asia by british colonists. not because of ‘dirty ignorant indians’ as many white queer people may assume. this is a huge victory for india in overcoming its postcolonial conditionings.
(Source: projectqueer)And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard. —"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)
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