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The L Word on Campus

Went to the LGBT cultural house on campus after signing up for a student organization that focuses on being inclusive of all genders.  I saw a framed poster of the cast from the first season of The L Word and felt at home.

White feminists:

split-the-coast:

When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
  • Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
  • Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.

Intersectionality matters.

I love my skin!

my-smile-hides-dirty-secrets:

When you go to an all women’s college and your english professor says “sexuality is fluid” and you can’t stop thinking about this quote from The L Word for the entire class.

my-smile-hides-dirty-secrets:

When you go to an all women’s college and your english professor says “sexuality is fluid” and you can’t stop thinking about this quote from The L Word for the entire class.

Coming out to people in College

Last night I went to a school orchestrated dance/party and told yet another student that I am attracted to women. I have no intention of coming out to people-it just comes up when people ask if I find anyone attractive. Anyway, the young woman I asked if my sexuality played any part in my decision to attend an all women’s college. And once again someone asked if I think anyone in school is cute. I always answer the first question with no- I mean I love the sisterhood here and the education. The answer to the second question is a simple-yes there are beautiful women here (and one in particular that I’d love to know more about) but that’s as far as that goes. Why do people act as if it’s a novelty that a gay college student cares more about her/his education and plutonic friendships than sex?

rafi-dangelo:

19-year-old Sarah Culhane was apprehended without violence after a hit and run, a chase, two more hit and runs, fleeing on foot, and kicking a police officer in the head because she looks like this:

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Someone please ask Darren Wilson’s supporters how this is any different…

asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked

Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.

Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!

I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

  1. Autumn In The White Carpathians
  2. Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
  3. Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
  4. Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
  5. Autumn Path
  6. Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
  7. Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
  8. Dark Hedges In Ireland
  9. Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
  10. Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring

“When a queer writer of color, who knows what it is to live in a racialized body, writes a fantasy about a non-racial, non-homophobic world, that writer is providing escape from the harsh realities of experiencing intersectional racism and homophobia. When a white writer writes a fantasy about a non-racial, non-homophobic world, that writer is providing escape for white readers from white guilt.”

"You Can Keep Your Bold Riley: Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation" by SJ Sindu (via navigatethestream)

sonofbaldwin:

Happy Labor Day.

dearnonacepeople:

People defend capitalism by saying that capitalism is the only system that works. Ask someone who’s homeless how capitalism is working for them or those in sweatshops or those unable to get adequate healthcare or education. Capitalism is continuing the destruction of our earth, creating economic inequality, perpetuating classism, racism, ableism, child labor, and so much more. Capitalism doesn’t work, it kills.

stay-human:

Israel Announces Massive West Bank Land Grab
Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.
Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared “state land, on the instructions of the political echelon” by the military-run Civil Administration.
The notice published on Sunday by the Israeli military gave no reason for the land appropriation decision.
Peace Now, which opposes Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank, territory the Palestinians seek for a state, said the appropriation was meant to turn a site where 10 families now live adjacent to a Jewish seminary into a permanent settlement.
Construction of a major settlement at the location, known as “Gevaot”, has been mooted by Israel since 2000. Last year, the government invited bids for the building of 1,000 housing units at the site.
Peace Now said the land seizure was the largest announced by Israel in the West Bank since the 1980s and that anyone with ownership claims had 45 days to appeal. A local Palestinian mayor said Palestinians owned the tracts and harvested olive trees on them.

stay-human:

Israel Announces Massive West Bank Land Grab

Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.

Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared “state land, on the instructions of the political echelon” by the military-run Civil Administration.

The notice published on Sunday by the Israeli military gave no reason for the land appropriation decision.

Peace Now, which opposes Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank, territory the Palestinians seek for a state, said the appropriation was meant to turn a site where 10 families now live adjacent to a Jewish seminary into a permanent settlement.

Construction of a major settlement at the location, known as “Gevaot”, has been mooted by Israel since 2000. Last year, the government invited bids for the building of 1,000 housing units at the site.

Peace Now said the land seizure was the largest announced by Israel in the West Bank since the 1980s and that anyone with ownership claims had 45 days to appeal. A local Palestinian mayor said Palestinians owned the tracts and harvested olive trees on them.