Typical racist rhetoric:
The “oh, but you’re not like the rest of them” line.
His fucking face in the third pic is like every white boy I’ve ever seen try to explain away his racist/sexist/homophobic comment.
When it’s actually the opposite. English settlers were the savages. Native Americans had running irrigation systems! They had beautiful and intricate cities and homes and communities. They were clean, and respectful of the environment, and even used a form of breath sweeteners! But no. You won’t learn any of that in American history classes. You won’t learn about the complete and utter genocide of a nation of people who originally inhabited this land. Nope.
You do learn about it. It’s very tragic and the American education system acknowledges that.
That’s only some schools, most schools I’ve heard say that they were the savages and the settlers were the “good guys” it angers and frustrates me to see a culture which was peaceful and rich with Knowledge, but are still depicted as savages or monsters.
What kind of school says that? Mine don’t!
Many school books acknowledge it by giving it a paragraph or two, MAYBE a chapter if they’re really “liberal” saying white settlers took the land from the natives in the 1500s or 1600s, likely skimming over the most gruesome details. That’s technically acknowledging it, but that is not nor will ever be enough.
They don’t really talk much about the treaties that the U.S. Government went against and a chapter (or less usually) is not going to do justice the mass loss of different cultures and native American history. Acknowledging it should be the beginning to a rich education on where this country fucked up, but instead it’s two sentences in paragraph 8 in the first chapter of the Generic American History Textbook.
I cannot believe Curvy Kate’s audacity to outright steal the work of a high school student for some insipid marketing message.
Shame on you, Curvy Kate. Shame on you.
Original image via: Rosea Posey
SIGNAL BOOST RIP THEM A NEW ONE TUMBLR!
IT’S NOT EVEN A THING YOU SHOULD MARKET
NOT ONLY DID YOU STEAL THE GIRL’S WORK
YOU FUCKING HAD NO IDEA WHAT SHE WAS TRYING TO SAY
THEY COMPLETELY RUINED HER MESSAGE AND TURNED IT UPSIDE DOWN. WHAT THE FUCK. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK I’M SO FUCKING MAD
Morocco (1930). First onscreen kiss between two women.
I’m aware that this is, much like a lot of ‘lesbian erotica’ from this same era, often hailed wrongly as authentic queer history, simply a titillating performance for the male gaze. The characters in question are a showgirl and an audience member; the kiss is for thrills, both for the specators in the film and for the film’s audience. Yet the inclusion of the kiss was a deliberate addition on Marlene Dietrich’s part. Dietrich, who herself was bisexual, insisted on the kiss and wrote it into the script with a very particular eye for continuity as to make it impossible for the censors to cut. This was her first American film. For her to be so gutsy and to show that much agency as to include a history making few seconds of kissing, is certainly worth talking about. Even if the characters themselves aren’t necessarily queer, or the rest of the film is pretty regressive with respect to all sorts of issues, this is a fantastic moment.
And that is why I want to embody Dietrich’s character this halloween.
Your shadow is a confirmation that light has traveled nearly 93 million miles unobstructed, only to be deprived of reaching the ground in the final few feet thanks to you.
Kids React To: The sudden realization of their own mortality
even the baby’s a little shook up by the end
This small human has internalized the inexorable march of time far better than I have.
The tinier human right before the hug. It’s like “uh. What the Fuck are you even talking about?”