The most important line in the whole damn song. MESSAGE.
The only historically accurate line in the whole film.
it got better
3:45 am • 19 June 2014 • 551,752 notes
You cannot say that you like Pocahontas. The genocide of my people is turned into a cartoon musical with a singing raccoon.
Then shown to children around the world. Thus ensuring the next generation remains relatively indifferent to the past and present conditions of indigenous people.
(Source: inhumana-perfeccion, via fallacied)
9:51 pm • 18 June 2014 • 112,814 notes
“Stalking is how some men raise the stakes when women don’t play along. It is a crime of power, control, and intimidation very similar to rape. […] Whether he is an estranged husband, an ex-boyfriend, a onetime date, or an unwanted suitor, the stalker enforces our culture’s cruelest rule, which is that women are not allowed to decide who will be in their lives.”
— Gavin de Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
(Source: books-and-badassery, via fallacied)
9:50 pm • 18 June 2014 • 3,574 notes
Aderonke’s family was killed and she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death in Nigeria – because she’s a lesbian. She fled to safety in the UK.
Now, they’re trying to send her back into danger. Aderonke, like dozens of other LGBT asylum-seekers, is stuck in a process that the UK government has already admitted humiliates and abuses them. It doesn’t work or protect anyone.
But, if thousands of us speak out right now, we could get the Home Office to take the next step and halt the deportations. Will you sign the petition to Home Office Secretary Theresa May now?
9:36 pm • 16 April 2014 • 2 notes
“I can sympathize with Ken Kesey who once said that he stopped writing because he was tired of being a seismograph—an instrument that measures rumblings from a great distance. He said he wanted to be a lightning rod.”
— Tom Wolfe (via theparisreview)
8:13 pm • 15 April 2014 • 964 notes
“Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, often claims that to know a culture, you must eat their food. I’ve eaten Vietnamese food my whole life, but there’s still so much that I don’t understand about my family and the place we came from. I don’t know why we can be so reticent, yet so emotional; why Catholicism, the invaders’ religion, still has such a hold on them; why we laugh so hard even at times when there’s not much to laugh about. After endless plates of com bi, banh xeo, and cha gio, I still don’t know what my grandmother thinks about when she prays.”
— Soleil Vy Ho, Craving the Other (via rubato)
(Source: soleilho, via arabellesicardi)
11:04 pm • 14 April 2014 • 452 notes