A Guide to Terminology as used by Western Males of the Species

thescienceofjohnlock:

societyghost:

Prude - a woman who won’t fuck you

Dyke - a woman who won’t fuck you because you have a penis

Slut - a woman who fucks other people and not you

Tease - a woman who won’t fuck you even though she smiled at you

Feminist - a woman who won’t fuck you because she has, like, thoughts and stuff

Bitch - a woman who treats you the same as you treat women

(via fuckyesgrrrls)

almostabanana:

janetmock:

Janet Mock on Beyoncé’s feminism.

We can be sexual, sexy and flawless while advocating and fighting and educating and uplifting and critiquing and challenging and giving and everything.

SOMEONE SHOW THIS TO MY WOMEN’S STUDIES CLASS, QUICK.

This is literally the only thing that Beyoncé haters use to call into question her obvious talent. “She just sells sex,” - why? Because she’s sexy, she’s a prostitute? Because she embraces her own body, she can’t be good at her job? Because she wears what she wants and owns it, she can’t be a feminist? Beyoncé is the embodiment of feminism, because she can walk into a room with with little to no clothing and still be the most dignified, the most respected and powerful person in that room. We as girls see this and can hope that one day, no matter how we chose to dress ourselves, we will also not be seen as sexual objects but as people, with dignity and respect inherent to that status.

(Source: thequeenbey, via fuckyesgrrrls)

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At Nine Worlds, I purchased a copy of Zen Cho’s beautiful collection entitled Spirits Abroad, published by the Malaysian press Buku Fixi. I was struck by the publisher’s manifesto, which appears on the back of the flyleaf. In this manifesto, the publisher states:

We will not use italics for non-American/non-English terms.

The publisher then goes on to say: “Nasi lemak and kongkek are some of the pleasures of Malaysian life that should be celebrated without apology; italics are a form of apology.”

Reading this and considering italics as a form of apology, I find myself thinking of writers coming from countries that have endured colonization, from countries where English is an imposed tongue. I find myself asking: do we really need to explain everything to the imagined Western reader? I think of italics, apologies and explanations, and the connecting line between these words.

If we have read and consumed work from writers from the West without complaint, if we have gone that extra step to fully engage with that work, surely we can trust that those who seek out our stories will also take that extra step to meet us halfway.

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Movements: Translations, Mother Tongue, and Acts of Resistance by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (via gallifreyglo)

I only sort of agree with this, because I’ve always thought of the use of italics as a sort of acknowledgement that English borrows, that English is rich because it borrows. Does anybody else want to share their thoughts on this? (I’m still mulling…)

(Source: richincolor, via doriansennui)

taylorswift:

dressuplikehipsters:

taylor is creeping on tumblr right now like

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Accurate.

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humansofnewyork:

I walked into a classroom where some young Tibetan students were practicing their chants, and all the kids suddenly grew very focused and well-behaved on account of the visitor. Except for this guy, who started laughing at me. Then he started laughing at himself laughing. Then he started laughing that he couldn’t stop laughing at himself laughing.
(Dharamshala, India)

humansofnewyork:

I walked into a classroom where some young Tibetan students were practicing their chants, and all the kids suddenly grew very focused and well-behaved on account of the visitor. Except for this guy, who started laughing at me. Then he started laughing at himself laughing. Then he started laughing that he couldn’t stop laughing at himself laughing.

(Dharamshala, India)

(via historykeptandrewritten)

plasticbagvevo:

introducing your friends to tumblr

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babyaintlovegrand:

heyfunniest:

Russell Brand telling Westboro Baptist what’s up.

i completely lost my shit laughing at this

(Source: grootoftheloom, via forth-eorlingass)

daftbread:

enemy of the dogspotting community

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