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  3. In history class…

    onlyblackgirl:

    "White people built america"

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    "Columbus is a hero"

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    "Manifest Destiny" 

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    "Survival of the fittest" 

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    "Slavery, segregation, some MLK & Rosa Parks happened, end of racism"

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    "The Melting Pot" 

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    "Land of the free/opportunity" 

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    (via angrylatinxsunited)

     

  4. gaywrites:

    LGBT people are two to three times more likely to suffer from chronic psychological problems than their cis and straight peers, according to a study recently released by the University of Cambridge. 

    The Cambridge study is the largest ever of LGBT people: 2 million people were surveyed, of whom 27,000 identified as a “sexual minority” (a term that apparently includes trans people for these purposes, though it’s unclear where their experiences fit into the figures below). Across the board, LGBT people were more likely than cis and straight people to experience chronic mental health problems like depression, and less likely to trust, communicate with or reach out to doctors. 

    Some specific stats: 

    Sexual minorities were two to three times more likely to suffer a chronic psychological problem, such as depression. Whilst only 5 percent of heterosexual men reported such a problem, it occurred within 11 percent and 15 percent of homosexual and bisexual men, respectively.

    There was a similar pattern amongst women, as 12 percent of lesbians and 19 percent of bisexual women suffered a long-term psychological condition, compared to only 6 percent of heterosexual women.

    General health was also of a lower quality amongst the LGBT community, with 22 percent of gay men and 26 percent of bisexual men reporting poor general health, alongside 25 percent and 31 percent of lesbians and bisexual women, respectively.

    Heterosexual men and women displayed a better general standard of health, with only 20 percent of men and 21 percent of women classifying their health as poor.

    Discrimination, harassment, denial of basic human rights, and internalized hatred can be linked to depression. Also: water wet, sun hot.

     

  5. lesbolution:

    straight feminist: its so homophobic when straight guys say “no homo”. masculinity is so fragile!

    straight feminist: ugh just because i have short hair and im a feminist doesnt make me a lesbian!!!!

    *rolls eyes*

    (via mikroblogolas)

     
  6. somehowfurious:

    kissing-monsters:

    apiphile:

    sexxxisbeautiful:

    pizzagrrrl:

    Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”

    King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.

    “Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”

    Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.

    What a beautiful badass woman.

    King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.

    MORE FEMALE KINGS.

    Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.

    (Source: pizza-grrrl, via angrywocunited)

     
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  8. here in colorado springs??? i can hardly believe it

    (Source: projectqueer, via neoliberalismkills)

     

  9. "There’s no point to a guy yelling, “Hey sexy baby” at me out of the passenger window of a car as it speeds past. Even if I was into creepy misogynists and wanted to give him my number, I couldn’t. The car didn’t even slow down. But that’s okay, because he wasn’t actually hitting on me. The point wasn’t to proposition me or chat me up. The only point was to remind me, and all women, that our bodies are his to stare at, assess, comment on, even touch. “Hey sexy baby” is the first part of a sentence that finishes, “this is your daily message from the patriarchy, reminding you that your body is public property”."
     
  10. youngblackandvegan:

    walkerflexxasranger:

    yunggawdess:

    bile100:

    thesufjanstevensmodel5000:

    THE WORLD IS ABUNDANT

    OMG!!!!!

    My heart!!!

    the is the most precious lil baby in the world man

    aws!