arabswagger:

Stop calling ISIS the Islamic State.

You guys will go upon lengths and jump hoops to deny that the KKK are a Christian influenced group but won’t blink to say Muslim and terrorist in the same sentence.

The language you use matters. 

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ibelieveitsanime:

songofspoilers:

gildatheplant:

I feel that anyone who believes Romeo & Juliet is about some kind of Great and Timeless Love TM* needs to see this.

WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS TODAY IN MY SHAKESPEARE CLASS. 

If you go and actually read what Romeo says to Benvolio in the first scene, you will realize that he is only upset because HE WANTED ROSALINE’S BODY AND SHE SAID NO AND SO ROMEO WAS MOPING AND PITCHING A FIT ABOUT IT. Then, the second he lays eyes on Juliet, he’s basically saying

During the balcony scene, Romeo talks about how he scaled the wall of the garden to see Juliet. That is not romantic. That is disrespectful to her. This is a private area of the Capulet home, and Capulet built the wall around it to protect his daughter. This was a time when a woman’s virtue was the most important thing she owned. If Juliet was found with a man in this very private part of her home, everyone would think she was no longer a virgin, her reputation would be ruined, and it would be much harder, if not impossible, for her father to make a good marriage.

Speaking of good marriages, Count Paris is seen as the bad guy because he “comes between” Romeo and Juliet. Capulet had arranged for Paris to marry Juliet in 2 years time, when she would be 16, in a time when most women were already married and mothers by the time they were Juliet’s age at (almost but not quite) 14. Most fathers would have already had their daughters married by now, but he wants to wait two more years AND PARIS IS OKAY WITH THAT. Not only that, but Paris is young (her father could have had her married to a 60 year old man), titled (he’s a fucking Count), wealthy (again, he’s a count, which means Juliet will have financial stability), and, from what we see of him, he is a very good guy. Capulet could have done a LOT worse in choosing his son-in-law.

Finally, here’s something to consider: Juliet was 13, Romeo was 17. Their relationship lasted 3 days, defied their parents, and ended in the deaths of 6 people.

If I ever hear you say that Romeo and Juliet is the greatest love story ever told, I will bitch slap you.

That is all.

THANK YOU! SOMEBODY FINALLY PUT IT IN WORDS FOR ME

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elyzeeum:

One year.
525,600 minutes.
525,000 moments so dear.
Amazing.
Probably the most amazing gif I have ever seen.
This is beyond perfect.

date:

 

 

elyzeeum:

One year.

525,600 minutes.

525,000 moments so dear.

Amazing.

Probably the most amazing gif I have ever seen.

This is beyond perfect.

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northernmadesouthernraised:

jcrewin:

MISSING UVA STUDENT A second year here at UVA went missing over this weekend. Please pray for Hannah Graham and her family. If you have information please contact the Charlottesville police.

Hokies for Hannah

northernmadesouthernraised:

jcrewin:

MISSING UVA STUDENT
A second year here at UVA went missing over this weekend. Please pray for Hannah Graham and her family. If you have information please contact the Charlottesville police.

Hokies for Hannah

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newyorker:

In the magazine this week, Lizzie Widdicombe explores the rapidly evolving plus-size fashion industry:

In 1985, the average woman wore a size 8. Today, she wears a size 14. … Plus-size apparel represents almost eighteen billion dollars of the hundred-and-sixteen-billion-dollar women’s-apparel business, and in the past year it has grown three per cent.”

Photographs by Pari Dukovic


daughterofassata:

unsurpassedtravesty:

transsexual-john-constantine:

theartofknightjj:

Cinderella

starting a series of fairytales! But told in my own way So here’s the first one about a princess who only wanted to have her outside match her inside.

yES

All my yes.

Yesssssss


note-a-bear:

kaalashnikov:

cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

cloudy with a chance of witch burning

your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.

note-a-bear:

kaalashnikov:

cracked:

Dark Ages, Schmark Ages. The De-Textbook cuts through that and so much more fake-fact bullshit.

cloudy with a chance of witch burning

your periodic reminder that a good chunk of Europe basically shat the bed for a few centuries while everyone else kinda did their thing.

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sydney-a-belle:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

rafi-dangelo:

Bill Maher getting his ass handed to him on Islam is making the rounds again today. (x)

The whole exchange is part of a larger segment about Benghazi from May of last year, but The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald from really lays it out in black and white.  Given the situation in Gaza, I can see why this clip has had a boost in popularity.

Glenn:  Lots of religions — not just Islam — produce violence.

Bill: That’s a silly, liberal view that all religions are alike because it makes you feel good.

Glenn:  No it makes you feel good to say our side is better because those people over there are —

Bill:  No it makes you feel good to put a crown on your head and say, “I’m a good person.  How do I prove that — “

Glenn:  You get to ignore the responsibility that your own government has for the violence and instability in the world by saying, “Look.  It’s that primitive religion over there that’s to blame.”

This tea is just so flavorful and full of truth.

The amount of truth in this.
-Ash

Always reblog

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10 Black Queer Artists You Should Know

tezthinks:

nickwithoutadick:

postwhitesociety:

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1-2. THEE Satisfaction theesatisfaction

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2. Syd tha Kid, of The Internet (friscotsc

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3. Le1f  (@le1f)

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4. B. Steady 

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5-6. BOOMscat 

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7. Mykki Blanco

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8. Cakes Da Killa

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9. Rahsaan Patterson 

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10.Dandy Warhol

Because my boos made the list 🙌

Visibility Matters.

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