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Cat calling in a nutshell (via Huffpo)

Possible causes for such a situation to happen.

a) “Catcaller” was asshole

b) “Catcaller” didn’t know how to communicate with people

c) Facial expressions may have caused “Catcaller” to be triggered.

d) Victim didn’t like to take compliments (Being called beautiful is not sexually suggestive and thus isn’t really a catcall) and didn’t thank for a simple compliment, leading to an enraged reaction from the “Catcaller”. 

e) Victim was an asshole and did something in the silence. 

f) “Catcaller” was under the influence of a substance

1. Fuck

2. You

3 of those are victim blaming, and the other 3 are excusing someone for catcalling based on their personality or use of drink/drugs. It’s shit like this which normalises catcalling, all this bullshit like “WELL THEY WERE X” or “YOU WERE DOING X” and therefore it’s a-okay. No, fuck you.


Anonymous asked:

I agree that death isn't a guarantee to an end of all suffering. But if you lose desire for everything in this world, all thats left is desire for the Hereafter. Losing desire for this world ends suffering. You can feel it too, when you let go of desire. Your heart grows a bit warm. Your head grows light as your mind becomes absent of thoughts. It's really one of the most peaceful mentalities that can be achieved.


You’re right:)

Can a thin person have body image struggles? Can a thin person be at war with their self-image? Can a thin person hate to look in the mirror?


And does that suck?


But the difference between these negative feelings and fatphobia is this: The only person worrying about whether or not I’m meeting beauty standards is me.

And that’s not the same for fat folk.

When you’re not thin, other people on the beach actually do take offense. When you’re not thin, people really do think that you shouldn’t be in a bathing suit. When you’re not thin, people really do make your body their moral obligation.

And while your internal struggle is real and significant, the point is: You might hate your body, but society doesn’t.

That’s thin privilege.
Let’s Talk About Thin Privilege — Everyday Feminism (via samanticshift)


Maybe the evolutionary sequence really is from matter to body to mind to soul to spirit, each transcending and including, each with a greater depth and greater consciousness and wider embrace. And in the highest reaches of evolution, maybe, just maybe, an individual’s consciousness does indeed touch infinity — a total embrace of the entire Kosmos — a Kosmic consciousness that is Spirit awakened to its own true nature. ~ Ken Wilber


"Queers are marked as victims while violence is understood to be only the tool of the masters. The queer anarchist project embodied by Bash Back! is first and foremost a refusal of victimhood and a reclamation of the violence taken from us by progressive ideology and used against us by queerbashers and the State. It was a crucial shift for Bash Back! to break with those who refused to recognize the importance of this reclamation. It served to cohere and solidify the insurrectional queer tendency around the question of violence …"
- Queer Ultraviolence

So excited to start reading this.



Most people give the homeless change or leftovers, Mark Bustos is cutting their hair

For the past few months, New York City hairstylist Mark Bustos — who normally spends his days working at an upscale salon — has been volunteering on his days off to offer haircuts to homeless people he sees on the street. With a simple phrase, “I want to do something nice for you today,” he has been helping people get a fresh, uplifting makeover.

For people who have been trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the makeover can also serve a useful function: looking presentable for a job.

Inspiring thanks he received from one man | Follow micdotcom

This makes me so happy. More people in the world should be like this guy!





Remember Tarika

Black women also have a long history of abuse and violence at the hands of the state.

Read Danielle McGuire’s At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance

shot while holding a baby

She was on her knees too

We could start a blog and just post Black people killed by police. Shit would be endless.

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