Noticing that a lot of these are from Russia. There’s a great documentary on Netflix that talked about how when people supposedly migrated out of Africa they first went North through Central Asia, left through Russia and then to Europe. This path of migration is consistent with genetic evidence, and seems to put Russians at a closer relation to Africans than Western Europeans. Being Russian myself and seeing a lot of Russian people all of my life, I could totally see this being true just via facial features. 

Noticing that a lot of these are from Russia. There’s a great documentary on Netflix that talked about how when people supposedly migrated out of Africa they first went North through Central Asia, left through Russia and then to Europe. This path of migration is consistent with genetic evidence, and seems to put Russians at a closer relation to Africans than Western Europeans. Being Russian myself and seeing a lot of Russian people all of my life, I could totally see this being true just via facial features. 

reversingyourpolarity:

fuckyourracism:

sugoi-rudeboi:

jelizabeth41:

lyriciss:

petitfemmenoir:

THIS IS NOT NEWS

I don’t know what people expect Egyptians to be. I guess watching The 10 Commandments on ABC growing up got folks thinking they all looked like bronzed white people.

👆👆👆👆👆

BREAKING NEWS: BLACK PEOPLE ARE BLACK. THIS IS AN AMAZING DISCOVERY. BLACK PEOPLE EXISTED BEFORE WE DISCOVERED THEM AND ENSLAVED THEM AND FUCKED UP THEIR LAND. WOW.

Africans in Africa? Mind blown. 

*side-eye at the pages of my history book* so uh…care to explain why this shit goes unmentioned? I know it for myself, but maybe we ought to be telling people about it, yeah?

reversingyourpolarity:

fuckyourracism:

sugoi-rudeboi:

jelizabeth41:

lyriciss:

petitfemmenoir:

THIS IS NOT NEWS

I don’t know what people expect Egyptians to be. I guess watching The 10 Commandments on ABC growing up got folks thinking they all looked like bronzed white people.

👆👆👆👆👆

BREAKING NEWS: BLACK PEOPLE ARE BLACK. THIS IS AN AMAZING DISCOVERY. BLACK PEOPLE EXISTED BEFORE WE DISCOVERED THEM AND ENSLAVED THEM AND FUCKED UP THEIR LAND. WOW.

Africans in Africa? Mind blown. 

*side-eye at the pages of my history book* so uh…care to explain why this shit goes unmentioned? I know it for myself, but maybe we ought to be telling people about it, yeah?

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About my previous post regarding religion and my own spirituality (the specific part I’m referring to quoted here), I think that it is very human to want a religion/faith that is centered around judgement and a “judgement day”. Think heaven/hell, common (and I would argue incorrect) conceptions of Karma, repenting for your sins, etc. 

This is so so human of us. 

  • People want to punish others for hurting them, they want justice and to display their power after feeling powerless
  • People want to ease their own guilt for the wrongs they feel they have done
  • People want to punish others who do not fit into their narrow box about what people or society should be

But in the greater world, in the greater universe, judgement is irrelevant. Lions do not worry about the animals they have killed. Cats do not stay up at night worrying about the mice they tortured. Guilt is human. Wanting to exert power and punishment is animal behavior, but believing that a greater power than you will eventually do it is human. Punishment for not fitting social norms is animal behavior, too. The translation of it into religion is people’s domain.

I had a conversation with a Muslim peer the other day about this issue. We were talking about women’s rights in religion, and he insisted that his religion did not discriminate against women. I said that the major biblical religions did, clearly, written throughout the pages. 

The difference is in how you interpret it. People take the parts of the Bible they like and use it for their advantage. Feminist Christians ignore the women subservient to men part and focus on Jesus’s teachings of love and acceptance. Misogynist patriarchal Christians do the opposite. 

The problem, I find, and why I am against organized religion, is that there are people who simply don’t know. They don’t know how they feel about gay marriage for example, so they turn to the Bible for guidance. Although I have heard theologians say that the interpretation is actually about hygiene, most Christians interpret the “man must not lie with man” as God condemning homosexuality. And then they go with it, go with that opinion, because they don’t know any better and they believe that they are doing what God wants them too. Some will discriminate anyway, with or without the Bible. But a large amount are swayed by some of the Bible’s darker teachings. 

In this example here, this woman is talking about the ones that would discriminate anyway. The ones that just ignore Jesus’s teachings of acceptance, or at least don’t take them to heart. I do not believe that there is anything against hair-dye in the Bible. It does look like she has a tattoo, which is condemned, so I guess that is a thing. But regardless, if Jesus was alive today he would love and accept her. 

I haven’t talked much about my own religious beliefs on this page before (if anyone has deeper questions feel free to ask), but I believe that there is no “judgement day”. I do not believe that “only god can judge you”, because I do not believe that there is any judgement at all. There is only a soul journey through the universe (god) in which every soul is constantly learning and growing.

(Source: -teesa-)

(Source: rhrealitycheck)

palegem:

Men want us to kiss them with beards, suck their dicks and kiss their balls with pubes, hug them with hairy arm pits, intwine our legs with hairy thighs, but if women have one hair on our body that isn’t on our head it’s disgusting

I have heard many parents say that this ‘Minnesota nice’ doesn’t help us, because in our countries they are very direct and say: ‘your daughter needs to bring her homework,’ but here all they say is: ‘she’s so bright and good,’ but then she receives bad grades.

A Latino community member discusses the difficult adjustments that need to be made for immigrants

Man, this is such an excellent point. I have felt this so often growing up as an immigrant. Where I come from, if you are doing something wrong, you will be told so in a frank and clear manner. Here in the US, the truth is sugar coated in an attempt to not offend. This harms everybody, and creates a social atmosphere of secrecy and backstabbing. Ironically, it harms the very at risk populations it is trying to help. 

Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defence of women hating.

Andrea Dworkin (via dividedconsciousness)

(Source: unimpressed--feminist)

restlessrush:

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