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"On one occasion with a dear friend and fellow actor in Seattle (who happens to be white), I was sharing my perspective about race in the theatre and explaining some of the privileges afforded to him because he was a white actor.

"One example of these recurrent advantages is being seen as “race-neutral”. In theatre, it’s an advantage to be white not because casting directors are racist, but because they’re human. Humans see color, whether they admit it to themselves or not. And in the absence of color, humans are more open to a first impression that isn’t tainted by their perception of a particular racial identity.

"Just the thought of my friend having a tangible and unfair advantage over me because of his whiteness drove his sense of ideological stability into disarray. Suddenly, I was being made to feel as if I had inflicted harm on him by having an honest conversation. Simply making him aware of observable fact had caused perceived mental harm, and real psychological stress."

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— Seattle actor J Reese on an experience discussing casting inequality with a friend. (via racebending)

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mulaneysbutt:

"But it’s very strange. Cause this is the first time I’ve ever seen a law change because the government was just like, ‘*sigh*… fine’."

Mulaney: An Opening Act Preview Special | (x)

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progressiveauspol:

PUP Senator, Jacqui Lambie,  shared the above photo from radical right wing party, Britain First, stating that the burqa posed a security threat to Australia and should be banned (massive eye roll).  
It turns out the woman in the picture was Afghanistan’s first female police officer, who was gunned down in front of her son while on her way to work. She was a symbol of not only kick ass feminism but the fight against Islamic extremism. The photographer of this picture states it best:

“Here’s a woman whose life was taken by terrorists, extremists in the most horrific way. She died in front of her son, shot to death outside her home on her way to work.
“Everything she stood for, everything she fought for, for herself, her family, her daughters and future of her country, everything has been desecrated by how Jacqui Lambie and Britain First have used this photograph.
“I’m outraged actually [that] they would steal a photograph without any sort of consent, completely misrepresent it, use it for their own political agendas.”

progressiveauspol:

PUP Senator, Jacqui Lambie,  shared the above photo from radical right wing party, Britain First, stating that the burqa posed a security threat to Australia and should be banned (massive eye roll). 

It turns out the woman in the picture was Afghanistan’s first female police officer, who was gunned down in front of her son while on her way to work. She was a symbol of not only kick ass feminism but the fight against Islamic extremism. The photographer of this picture states it best:

“Here’s a woman whose life was taken by terrorists, extremists in the most horrific way. She died in front of her son, shot to death outside her home on her way to work.

“Everything she stood for, everything she fought for, for herself, her family, her daughters and future of her country, everything has been desecrated by how Jacqui Lambie and Britain First have used this photograph.

“I’m outraged actually [that] they would steal a photograph without any sort of consent, completely misrepresent it, use it for their own political agendas.”

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So I’m sitting in my room for the next 6 months and just trying to figure out what I need. Including pots and pans, crockery, cutlery, and a towel. Will have to take a trip into town but I don’t want to. I’m getting too anxious and I just want to have a really long nap. 

So the Billy Elliot musical is freaking amazing. Good thing I’m leaving London for Swansea tomorrow or I would just spend all my money on the theatre and concerts.
Also I made a friend! Turns out I’m not completely shit at that, which is exciting to know. It was a good day.

britneyjustin:


britsanity:






Witnesses say they asked Britney why she shaved her head and her response was, “I’m tired of plugging things into it. I’m tired of people touching me.”



i can never not reblog this



T-Pain: “That was the most beautiful thing in the world. Do you know why she was shaving her head? Because it was so important to other people. She is like, “Listen. Don’t touch my hair anymore. Stop touching my hair.” People were like, “We’ve got to make your hair before you go outside. You can’t leave.” She went … “Now I don’t have hair. What you going to do?”

britneyjustin:

britsanity:

Witnesses say they asked Britney why she shaved her head and her response was, “I’m tired of plugging things into it. I’m tired of people touching me.”

i can never not reblog this

T-Pain: “That was the most beautiful thing in the world. Do you know why she was shaving her head? Because it was so important to other people. She is like, “Listen. Don’t touch my hair anymore. Stop touching my hair.” People were like, “We’ve got to make your hair before you go outside. You can’t leave.” She went … “Now I don’t have hair. What you going to do?”

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mizufae:

pastel-gizibe:

shannonwest:

equalityandthecity:

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Y E S 

IT IS GETTING BETTER


When I first read about this woman’s plan I thought it was a strong idea but I was worried that it was a little bit much for one person, no matter how dedicated, to keep it up for too long, especially since she has, you know, college to commit to. I never thought about how, if other people helped her carry her burden, I never thought about how much it would look like pallbearers with a coffin. Which is simply one of the strongest visual symbols one can use to disturb people in the western world.

mizufae:

pastel-gizibe:

shannonwest:

equalityandthecity:

(via Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class in first collective carry)

Y E S 

IT IS GETTING BETTER

When I first read about this woman’s plan I thought it was a strong idea but I was worried that it was a little bit much for one person, no matter how dedicated, to keep it up for too long, especially since she has, you know, college to commit to. I never thought about how, if other people helped her carry her burden, I never thought about how much it would look like pallbearers with a coffin. Which is simply one of the strongest visual symbols one can use to disturb people in the western world.

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gawfzilla:

the one TRUE secret to a great sex life

gawfzilla:

the one TRUE secret to a great sex life

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tastefullyoffensive:

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micdotcom:

For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

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cognitivedissonance:

nashhha:

vixens-dont-wear-pink-lipstick:

bluematchbox:

foxy-voxy:

youarethesentinels:

Lol

No, I’d say the show does a great job of representing the typical 18-34 male with Larry, with his constant need for validation, attention, and the world to revolve around him.

not to mention Bennet’s quest to prove that he’s a man, Pornstache’s overcompensation that disguises his vulnerability, Healy’s struggle to make positive change that is frustrated by his need to be loved by a woman, and Caputo’s exploration of his desire to control the world around him and whether or not he wants to do that. men are quite accurately represented in the show, the only issue male viewers seem to have is that these men display the warped nature of man’s dominance, and the idea that their superiority is not perfect and noble is offensive.

^^^^^^

There it is.

Yep

cognitivedissonance:

nashhha:

vixens-dont-wear-pink-lipstick:

bluematchbox:

foxy-voxy:

youarethesentinels:

Lol

No, I’d say the show does a great job of representing the typical 18-34 male with Larry, with his constant need for validation, attention, and the world to revolve around him.

not to mention Bennet’s quest to prove that he’s a man, Pornstache’s overcompensation that disguises his vulnerability, Healy’s struggle to make positive change that is frustrated by his need to be loved by a woman, and Caputo’s exploration of his desire to control the world around him and whether or not he wants to do that.

men are quite accurately represented in the show, the only issue male viewers seem to have is that these men display the warped nature of man’s dominance, and the idea that their superiority is not perfect and noble is offensive.

^^^^^^

There it is.

Yep

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Science!

Science!

First ever squirrel!

First ever squirrel!

Big Blue Cock in Trafalgar Square.

Big Blue Cock in Trafalgar Square.

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Sitting in the airport in Dubai. Actually managed to sleep on the way over due to having no neighbours and 3 seats to myself. Also had a chat with the Australian/Japanese steward and then he gave me business class headphones which are noise cancelling. All in all a pretty decent flight.
I don’t know what else to write. My brain feels kinda mushy right now.