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teapayne:

you never know!

This is straight up legit!

You guys just don’t know how many times my massive hunk of limestone has come in handy. What was really cool was when I was the only one in class that had one but because mine is so huge I was able to share it with everyone.
It’s great for parties too! Like when someone needs a place to sit you just whip yours out and BAMM!! Now everybody can have a seat.
Having a big one does have it’s drawbacks though.Eventually you start to wonder if people like you for you or because you have a huge hard one.

gatitaborrachita:

meltingmarshmallow:

gatitaborrachita:

So I’m going to rant here a bit. The time of year has arrived where empathy and consideration go out the window. The image on the left is an ignorant portrayal of what is supposed to be a native woman. The image on the right is in fact, a native woman. There is no excuse for any race or culture to be compacted into a costume for one night of “fun”. Portrayals like these strip us of our humanity. I do not support any person who decides to make the conscious effort to perpetuate a vile act such as dressing up as something you’re not. You are not honoring me. You do not care about me. You are not going to use my culture to spice up your dull life for a night. I’m human. I’m native. I’m sick and tired.

Okay, but do keep in mind that “dressing up as something you’re not” is literally the point of Halloween. (Straying from what it originally was meant to be perhaps, but nonetheless, what it is today.) 
I am not trying to un-justify your offense to this particular costume (it isn’t something I would ever wear) but perhaps think of it this way:
Let’s say someone, a non-native american, really likes the Disney movie ‘Pocahontas’ and wants to dress up as the titular character for Halloween. (We all know that Pocahontas isn’t exactly an accurate portrayal of the real story but let’s set that aside for now.) Or maybe even dressing up as Tiger Lily to accompany a friend’s Peter Pan costume.
Would you consider this to be racist or offensive?
You say there is no excuse for anyone to dress up in the aesthetic of any race or culture but the fact of the matter is, it happens all the time, with every kind of culture + race, and I don’t think it is ever really meant to be harmful in the way you are perceiving it. Spirit halloween is shitty for plenty of reasons though, and it shows in a lot of their costumes as well. Especially anything accompanied with the word “sexy”… and everyone knows nothing is accurately designed or portrayed. All I am trying to say is that I personally believe there are a few exceptions to your claim.

Actually, let’s talk about Pocahontas and Tiger Lily for a secondThey’re both problematic characters for many reasonsI have a problem with Matoaka’s (Pocahontas’ real name) portrayal mainly because of the inaccuracy. She was a child when she met John Smith. She’s hypersexualized in her short buckskin dress and made to look like an older woman. Indeed it is not necessarily problematic to wear a costume that is 100 percent identical to the movie, but it does not sit right with me.
Tiger Lily on the otherhand, doesn’t speak throughout the entirety of her scenes. The “Why is the Red Man Red?” segment had me squirming awkwardly everytime I would see it. It’s not fun watching blatant racism being thrown in your face at such a young age. (If you don’t think that was one of the most offensive scenes you can fuck right off)
Costumes and representations that hypersexualize and demean native women perpetuate violence. Violence among indigenous women is an epidemic that has been overlooked throughout time. Harmful stereotypes in the media play a significant part in violence amongst indigenous women.
1 in 3 native women will be raped in her lifetime. 70 percent of abusers are non-native people.1,186 reported cases of missing indigenous women in Canada has called for a national inquiry that is STILL overlooked
Overall, this is extremely toxic. Cultural appropriation should not occur as a basis for costumes. There are so many other creative and original ideas one can muster up, but using race and culture stings like no other.

Meanwhile, the school board in Jefferson County, Colorado is attempting to whitewash their American History curriculum in order to promote “patriotism and … the benefits of the free-enterprise system” and should not “encourage or condone civil disorder.”
…because, who wants to learn about all that unpleasant pain and suffering? :\

gatitaborrachita:

meltingmarshmallow:

gatitaborrachita:

So I’m going to rant here a bit. The time of year has arrived where empathy and consideration go out the window. The image on the left is an ignorant portrayal of what is supposed to be a native woman. The image on the right is in fact, a native woman.
There is no excuse for any race or culture to be compacted into a costume for one night of “fun”.
Portrayals like these strip us of our humanity.
I do not support any person who decides to make the conscious effort to perpetuate a vile act such as dressing up as something you’re not.
You are not honoring me. You do not care about me. You are not going to use my culture to spice up your dull life for a night.
I’m human. I’m native. I’m sick and tired.

Okay, but do keep in mind that “dressing up as something you’re not” is literally the point of Halloween. (Straying from what it originally was meant to be perhaps, but nonetheless, what it is today.) 

I am not trying to un-justify your offense to this particular costume (it isn’t something I would ever wear) but perhaps think of it this way:

Let’s say someone, a non-native american, really likes the Disney movie ‘Pocahontas’ and wants to dress up as the titular character for Halloween. (We all know that Pocahontas isn’t exactly an accurate portrayal of the real story but let’s set that aside for now.) Or maybe even dressing up as Tiger Lily to accompany a friend’s Peter Pan costume.

Would you consider this to be racist or offensive?

You say there is no excuse for anyone to dress up in the aesthetic of any race or culture but the fact of the matter is, it happens all the time, with every kind of culture + race, and I don’t think it is ever really meant to be harmful in the way you are perceiving it. Spirit halloween is shitty for plenty of reasons though, and it shows in a lot of their costumes as well. Especially anything accompanied with the word “sexy”… and everyone knows nothing is accurately designed or portrayed. All I am trying to say is that I personally believe there are a few exceptions to your claim.

Actually, let’s talk about Pocahontas and Tiger Lily for a second
They’re both problematic characters for many reasons
I have a problem with Matoaka’s (Pocahontas’ real name) portrayal mainly because of the inaccuracy. She was a child when she met John Smith. She’s hypersexualized in her short buckskin dress and made to look like an older woman. Indeed it is not necessarily problematic to wear a costume that is 100 percent identical to the movie, but it does not sit right with me.

Tiger Lily on the otherhand, doesn’t speak throughout the entirety of her scenes.
The “Why is the Red Man Red?” segment had me squirming awkwardly everytime I would see it. It’s not fun watching blatant racism being thrown in your face at such a young age. (If you don’t think that was one of the most offensive scenes you can fuck right off)

Costumes and representations that hypersexualize and demean native women perpetuate violence. Violence among indigenous women is an epidemic that has been overlooked throughout time. Harmful stereotypes in the media play a significant part in violence amongst indigenous women.

1 in 3 native women will be raped in her lifetime. 70 percent of abusers are non-native people.
1,186 reported cases of missing indigenous women in Canada has called for a national inquiry that is STILL overlooked

Overall, this is extremely toxic. Cultural appropriation should not occur as a basis for costumes. There are so many other creative and original ideas one can muster up, but using race and culture stings like no other.

Meanwhile, the school board in Jefferson County, Colorado is attempting to whitewash their American History curriculum in order to promote “patriotism and … the benefits of the free-enterprise system” and should not “encourage or condone civil disorder.”

…because, who wants to learn about all that unpleasant pain and suffering? :\

icantbelieveitsnotbuddha:


warpsbyherself:

gallouvich:

justemoiici:

clannyphantom:

icarly-official:

backdoorteenmom:

Don’t be surprised when they bring a gun to school

that’s not even complicated you literally add 26 and 19 then simplify 2025 over 45 to be 45/1 then multiply 24 and 45 making it 1080 then add 1080 and 47 and unlock the iPad with the passcode 1-1-2-7 god bless

looks like we found ourselves a nerd

looks like we found someone capable of basic math

how is that basic math

this is basic math

Here’s how you know it’s basic math: There are no letters, standard English or Greek, involved.


Only on tumblr could this have gone from commentary of a clever but harsh classroom punishment to a math debate. :P

icantbelieveitsnotbuddha:

warpsbyherself:

gallouvich:

justemoiici:

clannyphantom:

icarly-official:

backdoorteenmom:

Don’t be surprised when they bring a gun to school

that’s not even complicated you literally add 26 and 19 then simplify 2025 over 45 to be 45/1 then multiply 24 and 45 making it 1080 then add 1080 and 47 and unlock the iPad with the passcode 1-1-2-7 god bless

looks like we found ourselves a nerd

looks like we found someone capable of basic math

how is that basic math

this is basic math

Here’s how you know it’s basic math: There are no letters, standard English or Greek, involved.

Only on tumblr could this have gone from commentary of a clever but harsh classroom punishment to a math debate. :P

aint-back-yet:

liberalsarecool:

mediamattersforamerica:

Is this what you want your kids to see when they go to school? Fox News thinks so, calling it a “great warning … meant to protect the kids.”

Nothing says “protecting our students” like an infinite promise of deadly force for whatever they project as a threat.
Using this logic, the students will all have guns. More guns around children is not a good idea.

The possibility that any one of the students themselves may be considered a threat (let’s say the teacher’s 5 foot nothing, has joints that go snap crackle pop, and some 6’4” teenage boy is acting like a jackass)  doesn’t come up.  Nor does the idea that a stressed and underpaid teacher, who these same people want to deny union security and pensions, might snap. But it should. It really fucking should.

Indeed.

aint-back-yet:

liberalsarecool:

mediamattersforamerica:

Is this what you want your kids to see when they go to school? Fox News thinks so, calling it a “great warning … meant to protect the kids.”

Nothing says “protecting our students” like an infinite promise of deadly force for whatever they project as a threat.

Using this logic, the students will all have guns. More guns around children is not a good idea.

The possibility that any one of the students themselves may be considered a threat (let’s say the teacher’s 5 foot nothing, has joints that go snap crackle pop, and some 6’4” teenage boy is acting like a jackass)  doesn’t come up.  Nor does the idea that a stressed and underpaid teacher, who these same people want to deny union security and pensions, might snap. But it should. It really fucking should.

Indeed.

laughingsquid:

‘Threading the RCA Projector’, A 1950s Instructional Film Demonstrating the Proper Operation of a 16mm Projector

This takes me back! :)

I was an A/V geek in high school, then I went to communications school. The dream was to become an editor for a major network or, if that failed, a cinema projectionist. We used to use the old Bell & Howell 16mm projectors. As part of our final grade requirement, we had to show a multi-reel film for the school. This involved changing reels without interrupting the movie.

Our class film was Tommy Whenever I watch it, I still remember where each reel change occurred

Thanks laughingsquid for making my day! :)

adignorantium:

#ThrowbackThursday Okay, here it is. My Senior Class Photo!
I look at this and all I see is forehead. :b
I won’t tell you what year it was but MTV was still playing music videos. ;)

Because cleveraspie and latefines asked, here it is.
The year was 1984. Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, and JJ Jackson introduced us the the word “V-Jay” — which doesn’t mean what I thought it did. :\
Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Eurythmics, and Human League had videos in heavy rotation on MTV. Fluorescent colors were a fashion statement. — unless you wore one of those red and black leather jackets made popular by Michael Jackson.
That frilly shirt/tux combo was a prop that the photographer clipped over our clothes to make it look like we were on our way to prom. It smelled musty. The girls wore a piece of grey velvet pinned to look like they were wearing evening wear. My friend Tracy told me it itched.
I hated school. I was fine with the classes and teachers. It was the social BS that came with it that I could have done without. By my junior year I had had enough. I just said to hell with it. I came out to a few friends, and later to my family. Once I stopped giving a shit about what other people thought. I was a much happier person. Every now and then that nagging voice of insecurity returns, but it’s important to remind myself that everyone, even the most popular among us, feels insecure from time to time. An old friend once told me, “Be true to yourself and happiness will follow.” She was right.

adignorantium:

#ThrowbackThursday Okay, here it is. My Senior Class Photo!

I look at this and all I see is forehead. :b

I won’t tell you what year it was but MTV was still playing music videos. ;)

Because cleveraspie and latefines asked, here it is.

The year was 1984. Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, and JJ Jackson introduced us the the word “V-Jay” — which doesn’t mean what I thought it did. :\

Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Eurythmics, and Human League had videos in heavy rotation on MTV. Fluorescent colors were a fashion statement. — unless you wore one of those red and black leather jackets made popular by Michael Jackson.

That frilly shirt/tux combo was a prop that the photographer clipped over our clothes to make it look like we were on our way to prom. It smelled musty. The girls wore a piece of grey velvet pinned to look like they were wearing evening wear. My friend Tracy told me it itched.

I hated school. I was fine with the classes and teachers. It was the social BS that came with it that I could have done without. By my junior year I had had enough. I just said to hell with it. I came out to a few friends, and later to my family. Once I stopped giving a shit about what other people thought. I was a much happier person. Every now and then that nagging voice of insecurity returns, but it’s important to remind myself that everyone, even the most popular among us, feels insecure from time to time. An old friend once told me, “Be true to yourself and happiness will follow.” She was right.

creatingfromculture:

blackgirlsbirthedtheearth:

aliilovely:

strivingking:

arsenicandgoldlace:

justshy:

bodyofafrica:

BEST Prom photo EVER! 😍

they look too cute

This is real fucking life. They look great. #Respect

heavily fuck with this picture

🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

Cute

l

This should be a model for couples everywhere. It’s not about the bling. It’s about being with the one you love.
Allow me a sappy moment while I wish them happiness throughout their lives. :)

creatingfromculture:

blackgirlsbirthedtheearth:

aliilovely:

strivingking:

arsenicandgoldlace:

justshy:

bodyofafrica:

BEST Prom photo EVER! 😍

they look too cute

This is real fucking life. They look great. #Respect

heavily fuck with this picture

🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

Cute

l


This should be a model for couples everywhere. It’s not about the bling. It’s about being with the one you love.

Allow me a sappy moment while I wish them happiness throughout their lives. :)

(Source: womanofastar)

majortwink:

in 4th grade we were making clay pots in art and our teacher kept saying “make them thinner! those are too thick they won’t work” so we made them thinner and when she put then in the kiln they all exploded and she told us it was our fault because we made them too thin and if that doesn’t describe the school system i don’t know what does

So… you’re condemning the entire education system based on one bad teacher.

Judging an entire group based on the actions of one person isn’t bigoted at all. :\

secularhumanist2:

willurl:

dovahqueene:

higgsbr0son:

Actual 4th Grade science test in South Carolina

if you decide you want to secede again you go for it okay?

this is a prime example of brainwashing innocent children

the last question literally instructs them what to say

be suspicious of any figure of authority who tells you what to think and say

always reblog #scaryshit

We are a doomed society. :\