la vida es bella

If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.

—Uzo Aduba’s mother proving that the idea of not being able to pronounce a POC’s name because it’s “too hard” or “too complicated” is complete bullshit and actually just laziness. (via cosmicspread)

Always make people say your name correctly.

(Source: secretaryofsass, via shesgotwhatittakes)

seekingwillow:

creepsandbigots:

I hate it when people act like anger invalidates a cause, because when it comes down to it the privileged are the only ones who can afford to remain calm. 

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When the privileged are angry they’re; passionate, invested, patriotic, of spirit and righteous.

When the oppressed are angry they’re; savage, incapable of rationality, primitive, beastial, juvenile and violent.

Tone policing ain’t nothing but shifting goal posts towards dehumanization.

(via euureka)

selfiequeenxo:

I was watching mean girls on nick jr and they censored the words gay and homosexual but not bitch and slut because it’s not okay to expose kids to the existence of homosexuality but it’s okay for them to hear derogatory terms for women

(via iwriteaboutfeminism)

theflemface:

nezua:

I blinked one day and when I opened my eyes, it was normal to have an American army battling Americans on American streets. No one even calls it a war. But it is.

(Source: fnhfal, via iwriteaboutfeminism)

abbyjean:

Charts from OKCupid, showing how straight women and men rate each other based on ages. For women, the men they find most attractive are roughly their own age. For men, the women they find most attractive are roughly the same age - 20 to 23 - regardless of the age of the man. (538)

(via iwriteaboutfeminism)

madelezabeth:

somewhere down the line i forgot that tags are for archiving stuff and not for making snarky comments under your breath

(via jessshopko)

nourhhh:

You end up real disappointed when you go through life thinking people have the same heart as you.

(via jessshopko)

oreooficial:

spelling bee administrator: your word is delicious
me: D to the E to the L I C I O U S to the D to the E to the to the to the
spelling bee administrator: hit it fergie

(via jessshopko)