The Library of Congress has made a ton of images available of women working during WWII — actual real-life riveting Rosies. You can see a bunch more at Stuff Mom Never Told You.
seriously go vote for laverne cox in this like fuck does a cis man get more attention for a shit portrayal of transwomen than u know, an actual living transwoman
COME ON TUMBLR!
Making a few modifications to these posters.
So this happened on facebook today….
Thank god someone said it. You cannot fuck a vagina loose yo. Anatomy doesn’t work like that.
people that do not understand vaginas should not be allowed near one
"these days it’s true though!"
TELL ME JACOB
TELL ME OF THE OLDEN DAYS
TELL ME OF THE 1930s WHEN VAGINAS WERE AS TIGHT AS AN ANUS
TELL ME OF HOW THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES HAVE DEGRADED INTO HORRIBLE SEEPING MONSTERS WITH GAPING CAVERNS THESE DAYS.
TELL ME OF YOUR WISDOM.
(This isn’t John answering)
A racist is someone who holds beliefs or enacts acts of racism.
Racism is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as being: "the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races."
I would make a slight change to that definition - racism often means a belief that most of that race possess the characteristic, rather than all. A single person who demonstrates themselves to not conform to expectations is often deemed by the racist to be an exception, rather than disproving the perceived norm.
I would also like to add in the clarification that this should refer to unfair designations of characteristics. It is not racist to say, "black people usually have darker skin that white people". Averagely, that is correct. It’s also not racist to state, "black people on average commit more crime in London than white people". Statistically, this is true - however, it would be racist to make an assumption that this is due to biological reasons rather than environmental ones, as there is no scientific reasoning to do so. Compare this with the sex difference in violent crime - men tend to have higher aggression and risk-taking, which has the potential for a partial or total biological input (evolutionary and hormonal reasoning). It is therefore not sexist to state that men may have biologically a greater predisposition to violence than women.
Any kind of -ism is making a leap of judgement above what the evidence can suggest, in an attempt to confirm an exclusionary hypothesis that makes one group of people other and/or inferior to another.
Hardest part is having to let go and being fine, and then a few hours later, having it hit you that the love of your life is gone.
I suppose I shall.
when being a racist bitch backfires lmaooo
This is beautiful and it’s amazing to me that it had such a positive outcome and not lifelong hateful grudges, which is probably what these attackers deserved.
I honestly have no words for how beautiful this is. Forgiveness and love - they’re powerful things.
Keep in mind that these people were supposed to be from two different “races” that were set by the Belgians. The hutus and the tutsi’s. These people could be siblings, but one “race” was still considered to be supreme over the other.
The Rwandan Genocide is a tragedy that really needs to get more attention than it does. 500,000–1,000,000 people were murdered, the vast majority being Tutsis; however, Hutus were also killed if they didn’t support the genocide, tried to help Tutsis, or basically showed any signs of humanity that could be considered “traitorous.”
It’s really fantastic how these people have been able to atone for their crimes, and it’s even more fantastic how the victims have been able to move on and forgive the people who did all of those awful things to them. I’ve read a lot about the genocide (thanks to being in a Holocaust class where we also covered several other genocides), and I have to say that the Rwandan people are pretty incredible; there are stories all over the place about Tutsis who have spoken out against the dangers of perpetuating hate, and they (rightly) point out that only forgiveness and compassion can break the cycle of hate and devastation that started the genocide in the first place.
Finally, I highly recommend this memoir, called Left to Tell, by a truly amazing young woman named Immaculee Ilibagiza.
Like these pictures, Left to Tell really highlights the amazing power of forgiveness. The memoir covers Immaculee’s idillic childhood and teen years in Rwanda before her life was torn apart by radical Hutus who started a campaign of genocide throughout the country. Much of it centers around Immaculee’s devout Catholic faith and how it was able to help her forgive the people who murdered her family.
And before people go “Oh, it’s about a Catholic, why would I want to read that?” you should know that Immaculee is one of the most beautiful and inspirational people I’ve ever come across and learning her story really helped me in a lot of ways. Not only do you hear the firsthand experience of one of the bloodiest and most tragic genocides in history, you are also exposed to the true strength and vitality of the human spirit and what it really means to forgive.