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Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk.

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According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of trespassing, and I got into a lot of screaming matches with cops.

I have never been arrested.

I have never been violently attacked by police. Hell, I have never been seriously threatened by police.

I am fully aware that I’ve survived to adulthood largely on the benefits of my race.

When you are white in America, you get away with all sorts of shit. Have you read this account from a white dude who actively tried to get himself arrested? You should. It’s telling.

So, if that’s your main frame of reference for dealing with law enforcement, it is really easy to assume that when someone else gets targeted by the police, they must have done something really bad. After all, you know the police aren’t that petty, right? They’re there to help: That’s what TV tells you, what your teachers told you, what your parents told you. “If you’re in trouble, find a police officer. They’ll help.” And, y’know, if you’re white, most of the time, that’s probably true.

When you’re white in America, it is awfully easy to pretend that you don’t live in a country where the nonviolent physical presence of black people, especially black men, is considered sufficient threat to justify use of lethal force. It’s really easy to pretend that laws are enforced equally; that arrest rate has any demographic resemblance to actual crime rates; that the police are there to protect us from the bad guys.

And, I mean, I get that. It’s a lot more comfortable to pretend that safety correlates to virtue than to confront the ugly truth that a system that benefits you very directly does so at the cost of other people’s lives; that what you were taught was the just reward for being a good person is, in fact, the privilege of your skin. That’s a big part of why we work so hard to retcon narratives about how the black people our police murder must have been dangerous, highlight every casual infraction like it’s a killing spree. We are so desperate to believe that the system that feeds us is just.

It doesn’t feel good to acknowledge that stuff. It feels gross. A system we trusted—one we should be able to trust, that should work for the benefit and protection of everyone has made us accomplice to some deeply horrifying shit.

But here’s the thing:

This happenedThis is happening. Not recognizing it; stonewalling and insulating ourselves in our little bubbles does not make it go away.

And not acknowledging it, not having asked for it, does not make us any less complicit, or any less responsible for owning and fixing this. We are actively benefitting from a fucked, corrupt, murderous system. That is on us. As it should be.

So educate yourself, get the tools, and start dismantling this fucker. You have the time: after all,  no one’s shooting at your kids.

Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.

Please, please read the guy trying to get arrested.

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tmi/sex talk ahead

i’ve been on an increased dose of effexor for like a week and a bit maybe? idk i’m not noticing much difference in my mood but it’s been fairly upheaval times since so maybe it’s not fair to judge. my sex drive has dropped off completely which i’m finding really challenging honestly? especially because t has amped it up of late in an enjoyable way and now i think about sex every so often and then i keep thinking sex thoughts and i try to jerk off and then i spend like 2 hours not being able to come and just, blargh

it is frustrating, basically. like i have gone through periods of having no sex drive before and then the idea of sex kind of grossed me out or i just had no interest at all and felt vaguely bemused at how much the world seemed to be into it? now my brain is into sex and i get fixated on sexual thoughts but my body can’t seemed to translate it into actual turned-on ness?

idk i am not enjoying it especially because it comes with all this angst about asexuality and identity and blarg. and it’s like, maybe if i have sex with a human that might help? i haven’t had sex with someone else in years and i have so much stress about the prospect sometimes. but maybe if this is the situation it would make the whole thing less depressing, like the thing about sex with other people is there are other goals and reasons that just making yourself come?

i had my shot on sunday which i thought would help with it but honestly it hasn’t at all?

i’m like 6 weeks on t now which is weird, my voice is dropping a bit which is cool, i might make an audio post thing for myself or i might post it on here i’m not sure

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Ferguson from my TL- August 18th (1/3)

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girls who go clubbing in just tiny dresses and massive heels in the depths of winter are true northern heroes and tougher than any boys ever

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Ferguson from my TL- August 18 (2/3)

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Ways you can help:

https://twitter.com/SheSeauxSaditty

http://afro-dykey.tumblr.com/post/95096989345/things-you-can-do-for-ferguson

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burdge:

ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?

burdge:

ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?

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schizorella: “You might already know, but this is a midi file found in Windows operating systems in the C:\Windows\Media folder.  People say it was used as a test file but I don’t think anyone really knows why it’s there. Nevertheless, it’s awesome!!!”

Mysterious!!!

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Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

This is cool.

hervacationh0me:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

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YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

This is cool.

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