Liminality Redux

Musings of queer dyke mama life in the Pacific North West.

“I’ve learned that hurting you feels infinitely worse than being hurt myself.”

—   Emma McLaughlin, Over You (via quoted-books)

“You know, sometimes you’ve got to trust the people you love. You’ve got to trust that if they’re good people, they’ll make good decisions.”

—   Janette Rallison, How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend (via quoted-books)

“Nobody ever told me how to deal with things like this. Shouldn’t letting go be painless if you’ve never learned how to hold on?”

—   John Green and David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (via amazingbookquotes)

(via quoted-books)

(Source: sandandglass, via oppressionsyrup)

ourtimeorg:

Agreed

ourtimeorg:

Agreed

“The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism.”

—   

Michael Vavrus

That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me. 

(via thisisnotjapan)

(Source: ladylarkin, via feministwomenofcolor)

bankuei:

aviculor:

savvymavvy:

legitknits:

mcguirkthejerk:

kristinethequeen:

jimmysnowvakk:

This is what pisses me off about Tumblr. You all say you’re so accepting and you don’t want to offend anyone, but then thousands of people reblog something like this because Christians aren’t the minority. You wouldn’t want to offend a Muslim, and if this were offensive to them or another minority, there’d be so many comments about it. But everyone is completely fine with offending a non minority. “You’re not oppressed, you can’t talk!” You know what? I’m a Christian and this offends me and my faith, but nobody’s going to care about that because I’m not oppressed. Tumblr is hypocritical and that needs to stop.

Amen to the comment

Oh my precious lambs:

Examine why you are being offended. Because this is literally how a sunset works. There is not room for debate on this question. There is less room for debate on this than there is on just about any other thing. We are not reblogging because Christians aren’t the minority, dear ones. We are reblogging because after the debate a few days ago, creationists were given the opportunity to pose a question for non-creationists. One of these questions was:

"How can you explain a sunset if their is no god?" (sp.)

Questions, we assume, are posed so that someone might answer them. And yes, there is an answer of how exactly one can explain a sunset given the absence of a divine force. Now, you can certainly posit that God is the creator of all things and so all things came from him including the sun and light refraction and anthrax and kittens and famine and all that jazz.

But you don’t get to deny that THIS IS HOW A SUNSET WORKS, and of the necessary elements of this equation (Sun + Atmosphere + Angle = Sunset), God is not one of them. That’s because everything else is an observable phenomenon, and God is not. You can explain a sunset without God. You can go ahead and believe that God’s part of it all. That’s cool. Lots of people believe stuff like that, and I encourage you to delve into the ways that people make science and their faith jive. But if you are offended by being shown the basic scientific principals behind a sunset, you must be offended by damn near everything. And that seems exhausting. 

In short:

People getting butthurt over science, fucking love it.

"Stop teaching science, it offends me" 

I like how OP conflates the difference between “offended because you call someone less than human, or that they should all be killed” vs. “offended because everyone doesn’t submit to my religious beliefs”.

One of these is about defending basic human rights, the other is being offended you don’t get to trample on other people’s rights…

So many Christians want to act like Romans…

(via angrywocunited)

norhuu:

yesmissmori:

THINX Underwear:

OH SHIT YOU GUYS THIS COMPANY IS MAKING UNDERWEAR THAT IS STAIN RESISTANT, ANTIMICROBIAL, AND WILL ABSORB UP TO 6 TEASPOONS OF LIQUID BUT STILL LOOKS FUCKING SEXY

AND DID I MENTION THIS PART:

For every pair of THINX you buy, you help one girl in the developing world stay in school by providing her with seven washable, reusable cloth pads.

AND WHY IS THAT SUCH A BIG DEAL? HERE’S WHY:

After doing some research, Agrawal says she found that more than 100 million girls in the developing world were missing a week of school because of their periods, and using things such as leaves, old rags, or plastic bags in the place of sanitary pads.

THE SIZES RUN FROM XS TO XXL AND THE PRICES ARE NOT INSANE, THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY HIGHER THAN THOSE 5 FOR $10 SALES AT TARGET BUT YOU WON’T HAVE TO THROW THEM OUT BECAUSE YOU MISCALCULATED YOUR FLOW AND BLED ALL OVER THEM BEFORE YOU COULD GET TO A BATHROOM

I’M SORRY FOR SHOUTING I’M JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS

LIKE HOLY FUCKBASKET IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME

Yooooooo

(via youarenotdesi)

the-goddamazon:

basicallyfrench:

letsflytoparis:

247muslima:

THIS

WHERE IS THIS FROM ?

It’s from “la source des femmes”

IT’S TRUE.

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE QU’RAN THAT SAYS WOMEN’S SOLE PURPOSE IS FOR OBEYING AND PROCREATING.

We are allowed to inherit and own property and businesses, and we are allowed to CHOOSE our husbands instead of having them foisted upon us in arranged marriages. WE ARE ALSO ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN COMBAT.

I’ve read the Qu’ran COVER TO COVER and there’s nothing God says about women being LESS than men. In fact, God IMPLORES men to treat women as equals. Probably because God knew men have a tendency to foul things up and has to remind them that WOMEN ARE ALSO PRECIOUS CREATIONS OF HIS DIVINE WILL.

-huffs and puffs-

Sorry. I was in my feelings. But this touches my nerves a lot when people misinterpret Islam as some misogynistic religion. Nothing could be further from the truth.

(Source: qawiya, via youarenotdesi)

Anonymous said: i'm white and live in a sizable poc neighborhood. while i understand the need for holidays to celebrate brave men like mlk, i honestly don't see the need for banners and murals painted on elementary school walls and indoctrinating children into a race mentality.

maarnayeri:

My honest question to you is why do I give a fuck? Why should any black person give a fuck? What does any black person owe you and your feelings spurred by the brutal legacies of your ancestors and people who look like you, that created platforms specifically to benefit you? Because obviously, you sent this message expecting something for unwarranted discomfort you felt.

Only when days commemorating revolutionary leaders like MLK do you inane and useless rats crawl out your sewer cells to talk about the ~divisive nature of race~ Will you be front and center to talk about race politics when Presidents’ Day or Columbus Day rolls around to talk about the way in which this nation revels and applauds its genocidal history?

Everyday, you deal with currency that has the unrepentant faces of slaveowning rapists plastered all over them, does that ever strike a chord with you? That the most circulated currency in the world, essentially the standard for global financial exchange is adorned with some of the most horrific oppressors to ever walk the earth. Do you ever think about the ways in which Black people have to cope with that day in and out? Of course not, because you don’t give a fuck. You don’t care.

The extensive and unmended racial disparities in this nation are of absolutely no concern to you unless its a slight inconvenience a few times a year to be reminded of the indescribably horrible shit your people have done for centuries on end.. and by some logic, I am supposed to take the burden for you. Nah breh, not today, not tomorrow, not ever. You came to the wrong person’s inbox.

cherry-and-also-bomb:

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness" Kurt Vonnegut (at etsy: lemonsaltcrafts)

cherry-and-also-bomb:

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness" Kurt Vonnegut (at etsy: lemonsaltcrafts)

(via thisnightmarishlife)

unboundblackboi:

blood—sport:

leninistvaporwave:

remember when fox news put egypt next to iran 

NEVER FORGET

unboundblackboi:

blood—sport:

leninistvaporwave:

remember when fox news put egypt next to iran 

NEVER FORGET

(via feministwomenofcolor)