White privilege is living on stolen land, and having the arrogance to say “Go back to where you came from”.
The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing, appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true for other girls, but not for you.” —
Excellent article. I always end up thinking this when I see reblogs like that. Female competition is a horrible, poisonous thing (that I’ve only recently gotten over engaging in, and I am much happier for it).
This is why I should not browse through the tropes site. I just keep clicking and clicking and clicking…
National HIV Testing Day was earlier this week. There were posters, graphics, and ads everywhere telling you and your friends to get tested for HIV. After the jump check out a few interesting ones that caught our eye! Did you get tested?
It’s really interesting to me to hear all of these white, cis, heterosexual republicans lament about how “great” America “used to be.” For anyone who doesn’t fit into one of those categories, the past was a really shitty time. At no prior point in time was it “better” to be a PoC, a woman, or a LGBT person. For us, this is the best time in history. America, while it’s not as good as it could be, has gotten a hell of a lot better than it was.