Common Rebuttal: “If you don’t like it, you should leave”

ihatevan:

That’s the usual response from Vancouverites to newcomers who complain. It’s almost never:

"I will show you that it’s not shit" 
or
"I’m sorry you feel that way. What can I do to change that."

The whole go-back-where-you-came-from attitude is a colonialist settler mentality that fails to recognize that the newcomers have a right to express dissatisfaction at how they are treated by others.

To be truthful most people get mad about having their city called a piece of shit because they feel like they are stuck there. 

prokopetz:

Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.

killbenedictcumberbatch:

*white guy shoots up jewish community center*
*kills 3 men*
*member of the kkk*
*yells ‘heil hitler’ before being apprehended by police*
"were still unclear on a motive for the suspect"

(via saturnineaqua)

lecterwill:

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(via pantyfire)

wandering-punk:

buildabitchworkshop:

basedpidgeot:

feather-in-my-cap-and-cheese:

urbendisaster:

what?

The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

this is some dr seuss shit what the HELL….

get me this now

wandering-punk:

buildabitchworkshop:

basedpidgeot:

feather-in-my-cap-and-cheese:

urbendisaster:

what?

The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

this is some dr seuss shit what the HELL….

get me this now

(via zombiekassie)

medievalpoc:

dynamicafrica:

The Egyptian Mona Lisa

I never get bored of people playing around with DaVinci’s, especially when non-Western artists provide their own take on the ever-mysterious painting that is the Mona Lisa.

Here, Egyptian illustrator FaTma WaGdi places herself wearing a hijab in her digital rendition of this 16th century portrait, poking fun at the expressionless original subject.

Contemporary Art Week!

(via angrywocunited)

  • Satan: [appears]
  • Satan: You can have anything you wan--
  • Me: LANGUAGE.
  • Satan: What?
  • Me: GIVE ME EVERY LANGUAGE.
  • Satan: What the--?
  • Me: YOU SAID ANYTHING. GIVE ME EVERY LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD.
  • Satan: Wouldn't you rather have love or money?
  • Me: EVERY. LANGUAGE. MASTERY OF EVERY LANGUAGE. NOW.
They don’t “accidentally” rape women. They don’t “misread the signals”. Every day, men who pretend that they are incapable of telling that women don’t want them to penetrate their bodies, read hundreds of social signals expertly. They know when to joke about with the boss; when to back down gracefully in a meeting without losing face; when to negotiate hard and when to keep some back for the next deal; they know when to banter with their colleagues and when to be professional. They know when to slap down someone in a pub or a club or on a train and when that would be dangerous – most men, like most women, are very, very good at negotiating social signals.

http://aroomofourown.org/the-reason-so-many-rapists-get-off-is-because-there-is-a-grey-area/ 

(via silence-andothersounds)

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fatbodypolitics:

atomic-glitter:

wocinsolidarity:

allahyil3analsohyouniyeh:

Omg look at petas response Holy shit what the fuck burn them omg

so when we say fuck PETA you know where we’re coming from

When it comes down to it, considering the fact that they kill most of the animals they’re “saving”, they objectify women in most of their ads, and they don’t give a shit about POCs being harmed for their food, the only population PETA cares about is white American vegan men. That’s funny - sounds like almost everyone else.

Not surprised.

fatbodypolitics:

atomic-glitter:

wocinsolidarity:

allahyil3analsohyouniyeh:

Omg look at petas response
Holy shit what the fuck burn them omg

so when we say fuck PETA you know where we’re coming from

When it comes down to it, considering the fact that they kill most of the animals they’re “saving”, they objectify women in most of their ads, and they don’t give a shit about POCs being harmed for their food, the only population PETA cares about is white American vegan men. That’s funny - sounds like almost everyone else.

Not surprised.

(via saturnineaqua)

vivianvivisection:

straight boys think girls can’t take compliments, and that’s ridiculous cause i’ve seen so many girls compliment each other, i’ve seen conversations & friendships blossom from girls complimenting each other in line, on the street, at school waiting for the bus, pretty much anywhere.

the problem is straight boys think sexual harassment & assault are compliments.

(via condemned-enigma)

ladyuni:

dumbcuntts:

paintvrlife:

Leonid Afremov is a passionate painter from Mexico who paints with palette knife with oil on canvas. He loves to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in his paintings, which are rich in different moods, colors and emotions.

these literally just changed my mood

I got to see his works during a visit to Hawaii - they’re just as breathtaking in person~

(via prettydemented)

theartofanimation:

Lorena Alvarez

OMG I LOVE THIS STYYYYLLLEE