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Favorite thing about Tumblr = sassy publishing houses.



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(Love u, vintageanchorbooks)

Favorite thing about Tumblr = sassy publishing houses.

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"The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.)"
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#racism  #institutional racism  #systemic racism 
bisexual-books asked: I wanted to put the book Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson on your radar. It's a little older (2006) but Johnson had cerebal palsy and was a disability rights lawyer for a number of years before her death in 2008. Its about a girl with CP whose parents always pressure her to "be normal" attending a camp for disabled kids where she meets another girl with CP who encourages her to embrace her differences and her anger at ableistic treatment.



Thanks! Some of our followers have discussed this book on our Tumblr in the past. We’re hoping to review it at some point—we haven’t covered many books that deal with ableism as straightforwardly as this one seems to. 

I read this recently, and just loved it. The main character’s friend at camp has muscular dystrophy though, not CP. Frankly, it really lifted me to read a book where MOST of the characters are disabled, not just one, to be surrounded by my people.

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#ableism  #disability  #Accidents of Nature  #Harriet McBryde Johnson 
"Your soulmate is not someone that comes into your life peacefully. It is who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, somebody that marks a before and after in your life. It is not the human being everyone has idealized, but an ordinary person, who manages to revolutionize your world in a second …"

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March 8, 2007.

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Landscapes Sculpted into Layered Antique Dinner Plates by Caroline Slotte.

The medium of artist Caroline Slotte is a familiar one.  Dishes commonly found in homes and thrift shops become surprising dioramas.  The simple images usually hidden under food become multilayered narratives.  The many memories associated with family meals, dinner parties, milestone celebrations aren’t lost on Slotte.  She says of her medium choice:

” Objects in our private sphere stir feelings in us and connect us to our history. They are tangible reminders of the past, of our own life story, and that of the family. In this way the most humble object can function as a key to the past, as a key to our inner.”

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— 2 weeks ago with 1762 notes
#art  #sculpture  #ceramics  #found objects  #Caroline Slotte 





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#rape  #sexism 


(As of 28 Aug 2014)

Sign the petition:


According to the timeline, the petition started over a year ago and i’m beyond saddened that we haven’t hit 5000 signatures yet.

I want to highlight

Artificial turf has been blamed for increased injuries on sporting fields, including more sprained ankles, concussions, turf burns, and an injury known as "turf toe." Overheating is also a health concern for athletes since temperatures can be hotter on artificial surfaces than on natural grass. Finally, turf is widely known to alter the speed and quality of play on the field.

Here’s a depiction of what happens

On top of the health hazards, it alters the game. Players would be more wary about slides and tackles. You won’t see any dolphin RVP headers here. No slidey celebrations.

Again, please sign the petition:


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— 2 weeks ago with 3101 notes
#sexism  #FIFA  #women's world cup 
"When a white teenager named Steve Lohner was stopped by the police last month and refused to show his ID after carrying a loaded shotgun on the streets of Aurora, Colorado (the same city where a mass murderer killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a packed movie theater in July 2012), the teen walked away with nothing but a citation. But when a 22-year-old black kid named John Crawford picked up a mere BB gun in a Walmart store in Dayton, Ohio last week, customers called the police, who then shot and killed him. Here lies a racial disparity that’s difficult for honest people to ignore. How can black people openly carry a real gun when we can’t even pick up a BB gun in a store without arousing suspicion? The answer in America is that the Second Amendment doesn’t really apply to black people."
— 3 weeks ago with 13205 notes
#racism  #systemic racism  #institutional racism  #second ammendment 

Things that make me happy question mark?

I seem to have been tagged in this email chain v4.0 tumblr post by one jadeagogo.

1) Lying in a hammock, in the woods, on a cool day, reading a book.

2) Really quality paper in books, the kind you just don’t get anymore. The type that is so perfectly smooth and silky feeling.

3) Reading to my niece and nephew and both of them snuggling in next to me as tight as possible.

4) Shaving my head, the release, the feeling of power, the feel of the short hairs.

5) Creating a bite of a full salad that includes a little of every ingredient. Also eating with my fingers instead of silverware. And licking the plate.

6) Perfectly symmetrical things.

7) Books books books. Always, forever. I want to know things and people and situations unfamiliar to me. I want to understand the past, know why the present is what it is, and understand where we might go in the future.

8) Comic books. There’s something special about them. Before I could read I’d stare at the comics we owned and wish I could read them. Asterix, Donald Duck, and Calvin and Hobbes were some of the first things I read. I think I only started reading novels because that’s what my parents and sister were always reading.

9) Squeezing my fat cat and using her as a pillow. And watching her seal impression:

10) The lines of 1930-40s cars.

11) Cooking things in bacon fat. Nothing cooked in bacon fat can taste bad.

12) Rocky and Bullwinkle. It’s such a smart cartoon, and it’s part of what got me into studying history because then I’d get more of the jokes. I still laugh at it, though it did mean I’ll laugh properly at terrrrible pun-based jokes.

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"who cares about representation in video games, video games are meant for escapism"

how exactly is it escapism to switch from a world where white cis men are in charge to…….. a world where white cis men are in charge

also what does that say about you when you want to “escape” to a world completely devoid of poc and women

And queer folk.

Have there even been any articles about disability in video games?

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#representation  #somehow disability is always left off the list 


i know there’s a lot going on right now but let’s please not forget that the steubenville rapist went free this week and is back on his high school’s varsity football team

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#rape  #Steubenville