(x) can you imagine what would have happened to those women if they had tried to stand up for themselves?
and men seriously fucking ask in 2014 why women are not complimented when guys holler at us in the streets
This is infinitely important
German Shepherds and their floppy ears. There is nothing I do not like about this.
im so fucking done
American Horror Story: Freak Show exclusive!
New teaser takes viewers under the big top
I can’t stop laughing
Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.
While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.
The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.) While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself. Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self. And THAT is a huge problem. Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening. She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.
And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it. It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.
#reblog again*Lemongrab voice* UNACCEPTABLE
the difference between how men and women are treated astounds me ://
And then people wonder why I don’t do the “boy band” thing. Because boy bands are afforded too much privilege. And half of them if not every single boy band, aren’t even talented. But because they’re “boys” their fan bases only rise, whereas girl groups are either encouraged that sex sells, or ridiculed for being confident and showing their bodies off. It doesn’t matter that every member has a shit ton of talent. It’s all about their fucking appearance. “Oh their dancing in semi-sexual clothing…they must be sluts”. It’s a fucking double standard and I’m not gonna support it.
This man, James Verone, robbed a bank for one dollar. Why only one dollar? Because he knew that in prison he could get the medical care he could not afford with his part time salary as a convenience store clerk. He was approved for food stamps, but they did little to help his finances. Between his back problems, carpel tunnel, and arthritis, he simply couldn’t handle the pain any longer.
On June 9th, he sent a letter to his local paper, the Gaston Gazette, that stated: “When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me. this robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”
He then took a cab to the RBC Bank, and handed the teller a note asking for one dollar and medical attention. He quietly took a seat in the lobby and waited for police to arrive.
Since Verone only stole one dollar, he was only charged with larceny. His bail, which he doesn’t plan to pay is set at $2,000, reduced from the normal $100,000. He’s scheduled to see a doctor this Friday, and hopes to get foot surgery, back surgery and to have a protrusion on his check treated.
To me, this is the perfect example of how disturbingly corrupt and unjust our health care system has become under HMO’s. For this man, or any person for that matter, feels that he needs to be imprisoned just to see a doctor, is ridiculous.
This is exactly what I hate about America. Why is it that you can buy an entire house with money you don’t have, but still can’t apply for health care if you don’t meet the requirements? That’s messed up.
So we’re now at a time where people will LITERALLY commit a crime, granted it was tiny scale but a crime regardless, JUST for the sake of getting medical attention because it’s THAT expensive.