“In 1784, five years before he became president of the United States, George Washington, 52, was nearly toothless. So he hired a dentist to transplant nine teeth into his jaw—having extracted them from the mouths of his slaves.”
they used slaves for spare body parts.
Exploitation of Black bodies assure white people can eat. Literally.
“People hate that I flip two cigarettes
Upside down in each pack
But I hate that people notice
When you gain three pounds,
But not when you buy a new hat.
I’ve been told that the way I sleep
With one leg draped over
The person lying next to me
But I think it’s annoying
When people tell me
I look pretty,
But only when I paint my face.
I’ve heard that old men
Like to touch the girls who work late at bars,
But I want to know
Why they never kiss the women they married
fourty-two years ago.
I’ve noticed that mothers teach their daughters
That it’s rude to refuse a hug
From an uncle they’ve met three times,
But forget to teach them
That they aren’t obliged to kiss
The boy who paid for dinner.”
This maybe the truest thing I’ve ever heard.
So the zoo in St. Louis is free and they do a lot of like releasing into the wild type work so I make a point to jump the counter so they don’t get credit and a lot of not buying things when I’m there but I still feel so bad. It’s really really sad and unfair and I would never ever pay to go to the zoo but….I’m a human being and I’m intensely curious and fascinated by animals and interested in learning more about them and observing them.
Ugh, fuck zoos though. I should just go live in the what’s left of the rain forest while it’s still there.
“Your value should not be determined by how somebody else has treated you.”
Joyce Meyer (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
This one million times!
life hack: get a tattoo. if the people at the job interview notice it and look concerned, laugh a little and explain “it’s just temporary.” months later if your boss asks why you lied and said it was a temporary tattoo, stare off into the distance and whisper with a tremulous voice the poor excuse for truth your subconscious has been fighting for its entire insignificant existence: “everything is temporary.”
"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
fuuuuck yeah mindy
Here are 10 photos (out of 22) from my series Racial Microaggressions. I have asked my friends on the Fordham University Lincoln Center campus to write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced on a poster for me to take a picture of them.
"So, like, what are you?" - HOT
exactly what I was thinking!
so you’re telling me there’s an alien who regenerates into a completely random form, that he cannot control or determine himself, and who understandably could take millions of different appearances, but who all 13 times just turned into a different skinny white guy
wtf is “clean privilege”? Take a bath
i followed a girl once that only took a shower once a month and she sold thrifted clothes that SHE modeled and people bought them like
but on the real, some people don’t have access to a fucking bath. I knew this girl once whose parents couldn’t afford to pay the water bill and this girl “showered” in the rain. You think homeless people can get jobs if they have no place to get clean? Even if someone donated them a bomb ass suit but they walked in stinky and dirty in the face, they aren’t getting hired.
Like, for real. Think.
Oh yeah. I made this pact to write something new every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
So, I have to write something tomorrow. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK. I haven’t really written anything in forever.
So long, in fact, that I typed out “wrotten.”
Like….”I haven’t really wrotten anything in so long.”
Kill me now.