gumasaat:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jhumpa Lahiri

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Anonymous asked: I was talking to a friend about catcalling, but was having difficulty describing *how* catcalling made me feel. "Violated" seemed to strong a word, but "victim of unwanted attention" seemed to trivialize it. I still think about your post on catcalling (& the pigeon) a lot, so I was hoping that you could help me out. P.S. Thanks for your awesome blog xo

whitegirlblog:

Thanks.

You’re probably feeling a lot of different things, and I wouldn’t rule out “violated” from being one of them. You could feel objectified, dehumanized, uncomfortable, shame, guilt, threatened, frustrated, humiliated, and/or degraded. You might feel like someone turned you inside out without your permission, or you might feel a shiver go up your spine the same way you feel one when an old white man says “legitimate rape”. You feel embarrassed that this whole time you thought you were a human person when actually you were a cardboard sign that says “Honk & I’ll Give You A Smile!” You feel cheap but like you didn’t get to set your own price.

But if your friend has trouble understanding why having a stranger feel he has the right to yell sexually explicit things at you whenever he wants is damaging and also a slippery, slippery slope, then like fuuuck that friend y’know?

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Chicago Jazz Fest, end of summer send-off.

shutl0w:

did some good tweets today i think

once again,

looking @ u petra collins 

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ammaasante:

Here is what is going on in Pakistan right now:

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Do you still perform autopsies on conversations you had lives ago?

Donte Collins (via creatingaquietmind)

yes. like earlier tonight yes.

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I came to Middlebury in the spirit of the autodidactic, of auto-liberation, of writing, of Douglass and Malcolm X. I came in ignorance, and found I was more ignorant than I knew. Even there, I was much more comfortable in the library, thumbing through random histories in French, than I was in the classroom. It was not enough. It will not be enough. Sometimes you do need the master’s tools to dismantle his house.

"Acting French"—Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates on his experience at Middlebury language program as a black man (via de-cive)

tonismailagic:

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damn lianne

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Anonymous asked: thoughts on mona? + the state of pll in general?

stealsmokedfish:

whitegirlblog:

If Mona is Jesus, does that make Alison God?

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Muffy’s pop culture theory has been so on point lately go read her Spice World Chronicles NOW. 

reyairia:

Hello, my name is Strong Female Character, and my secret power is reaffirming the heterosexuality of the disproportionately male cast.

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Janelle Monáe and M.I.A

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#!!!!!!  

Golshifteh Farahani in Vogue Paris, May 2011.

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ohverytired:

Devendra Banhart & Ana Kraš

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