The World We Live In

andshegotthegirl:

locsgirl:

peaceful-protest:

THIS IS NOT BLACKFACE!

Seriously I wish people would stop saying that any darkening of the skin is blackface; it’s not. Whether you see it as disrespectful or racist is a personal matter but it is not ‘black face’. Black face is the depiction of black people as monkeys and/or clowns, people wearing black face do so specifically to insult and degrade. By calling this or any other darkening of the skin for costume or photography purposes ‘black face’ what you are doing is broadening the term to the point where ‘black face’ isn’t even synonymous with racism or a derogatory depiction. I personally don’t view darkening of the skin (whether it be fake/real tan, or make-up) insulting or problematic at all. i know that some people do, that’s fine. but can we all agree that it is not black face?

Not Black Face:

Black Face:

Shut the fuck up you racist bitch.  It IS blackface.  Fuck off.

Omg this has to be a fucking joke. How ignorant are you!?

Seriously why aren’t the other pictures showing up, that ticks me off. Anyway can i ask how I am being ignorant?

locsgirl:

peaceful-protest:

THIS IS NOT BLACKFACE!

Seriously I wish people would stop saying that any darkening of the skin is blackface; it’s not. Whether you see it as disrespectful or racist is a personal matter but it is not ‘black face’. Black face is the depiction of black people as monkeys and/or clowns, people wearing black face do so specifically to insult and degrade. By calling this or any other darkening of the skin for costume or photography purposes ‘black face’ what you are doing is broadening the term to the point where ‘black face’ isn’t even synonymous with racism or a derogatory depiction. I personally don’t view darkening of the skin (whether it be fake/real tan, or make-up) insulting or problematic at all. i know that some people do, that’s fine. but can we all agree that it is not black face?

Not Black Face:

Black Face:

Shut the fuck up you racist bitch.  It IS blackface.  Fuck off.

Can I ask why you think I’m racist?

Hmm. My take is, instead "sex isn't important," it should be "sex isn't necessary." Regardless of gender or sexuality, I think it would be difficult to say that engaging in sex isn't an intimate experience, even if it's "for fun." I'm not trying to speak for asexuals, but those that engage in sex might do it just to pleasure their partner, which is intimate. Rape is horrible because it's hateful, the aim is to traumatize and deconstruct-if you're killed, you don't suffer the rest of your life.
Anonymous

The thing is, none of this is what I personally believe so that is why i posted it, i’m trying to understand that line of thinking. I guess saying sex isn’t important is the wrong wording, what i mean is in some more traditional circles sex is shared between lovers, partners, couples. A person doesn’t just have sex with anyone they may feel like sleeping with because sex is more important than something that you just ‘give away’. Then there are people who call that ‘slut-shaming’ and say the opposite is true, sex is liberating and you should sleep with who you want when you want, they have ‘slut walks’ and say it’s okay to be as sexually free as you want. Nether of these are wrong imo, but it does seem like the latter devalues sex, not completely but enough that it’s seen as a casual thing and not always a personal intimate one. I’m not comparing casual sex with rape, if that’s what you think. I’m just asking “If sex isn’t as valuable why is sexual violence seen as a worse crime (in the feminist community) then other forms of violence or assault.”

My personal views don’t really matter but if you want to know I believe a mix of the top two extremes, but I do place a great deal of value on sex. I think it should be a part of a person shared only between lovers. Now I don’t get my panties in a bunch that others don’t always feel this way, as long as I’m not involved and people aren’t being hurt I don’t really care what other people do. I also believe rape is a horrible crime because it is assault, which is always violating and usually painful but mostly for the sexual aspect because rape doesn’t have to be violent or even very painful to have a lasting effect; like i said, sex is an intimate thing, so I feel it is different then someone just beating me up. They may hurt me just the same but it’s not as intimate an assault.

sex IS an important intimate thing. Rape is a horrible assault of doing something to another person against their will. idk if anyone says it is worse than murder but still it is very bad. virginity is a social construct to the point of adding value to a woman for being one and ridiculing males for being one. these are views that are at odds with intimacy. .
Anonymous

And it begins.

I already hold my own views and have my own knowledge on all of these topics; i’m not asking someone to tell me what these things are or why i should or shouldn’t believe something. I’m not trying to argue that sex isn’t intimate or that rape isn’t horrible, and i don’t even want to start talking about virginity. I just want to know about the people who hold the views I mentioned, or if I’m just reading those people wrong. I’m confused about why some people seem not to value sex (or at least not as highly as others might) as an intimate thing shared between lovers but as something that can be shared more freely but also value sex so highly they believe sexual assault is worse than any other form of assault. I feel this things are incompatible.

Yes there are people who think rape is worse than death.

spookystupidity:

lol it’s funny ‘cos it’s true

That is so funny

I am so going to regret this

I’m going to make a lot of people angry with this but i really need to ask and get  some other peoples views on this.

According to a lot of feminists, not just on Tumblr, sex is something a woman should be allowed to share with who ever she wants, whenever she want. She should not ever be shamed for it because sex isn’t that important. it doesn’t define her. Being a virgin is a ‘social construct’ and sex is nothing more than an activity, having sex or not having sex doesn’t matter at all. This is what I gather, I may be wrong, that’s why i’m posting this. I get this from the Slut Walks, the ‘reclaiming’ of the word slut, the posts about virginity being a social construct, etc. These things make me think the people who hold these views do not view sex as anything important at all, just a way to get pleasure and/or pleasure your partner.

That being said, this train of thought confuses me because I see the same group of people holding to the belief that rape is the worst thing in the world. Worse than murder, worse than any other sort of assault, the absolute worst thing one person can do to another. My question is; If sex isn’t an important, intimate thing why is assaulting someone sexually worse than assaulting them in another way? How can you hold the belief that sex is both not important or something that holds no significance for a person (or shouldn’t) and also believe it’s so important and so significant that if a person forces it from you it’s the worst crime ever?

I’m not really putting my views into this, it’s just a question. i want to know how these two ideas can go hand in hand. If I’m not being clear (because I tend to have that problem) but one of you understands what i’m talking about and wants to try and explain it better please go ahead :)

spookystupidity:

vivaciousvalkyrie:

awkwardmisfit95:

Ima need for white people to stop telling black people or any non-white person how they should feel about racism.

I’m going to need black people to stop telling white people what to do.

I’ma need everybody to shut the fuck up.

THIS IS NOT BLACKFACE!

Seriously I wish people would stop saying that any darkening of the skin is blackface; it’s not. Whether you see it as disrespectful or racist is a personal matter but it is not ‘black face’. Black face is the depiction of black people as monkeys and/or clowns, people wearing black face do so specifically to insult and degrade. By calling this or any other darkening of the skin for costume or photography purposes ‘black face’ what you are doing is broadening the term to the point where ‘black face’ isn’t even synonymous with racism or a derogatory depiction. I personally don’t view darkening of the skin (whether it be fake/real tan, or make-up) insulting or problematic at all. i know that some people do, that’s fine. but can we all agree that it is not black face?

Not Black Face:

Black Face:

The Wonders of the animal kingdom - Masai Mara, Kenya
By David Lloyd [website | facebook | twitter]

The full glory of the animal kingdom is captured in this series of stunning photographs by award-winning nature photographer David Lloyd. From the gory to the heart-warming, some of the most beautiful animals on the planet are captured going about their daily business at the Masai Mara, Kenya.  

[dailymail] [h/t: wolverxne]

Nobody has ever told me why my mother was targeted that day. The media reported that the attack was on a car, but there is no road alongside my mother’s house. Several reported the attack was on a house. But the missiles hit a nearby field, not a house. All reported that five militants were killed. Only one person was killed – a 67-year-old grandmother of nine.

My three children – 13-year-old Zubair, nine-year-old Nabila and five-year-old Asma – were playing nearby when their grandmother was killed. All of them were injured and rushed to hospitals. Were these children the “militants” the news reports spoke of? Or perhaps, it was my brother’s children? They, too, were there. They are aged three, seven, 12, 14, 15 and 17 years old. The eldest four had just returned from a day at school, not long before the missile struck.

But the United States and its citizens probably do not know this. No one ever asked us who was killed or injured that day. Not the United States or my own government. Nobody has come to investigate nor has anyone been held accountable. Quite simply, nobody seems to care.