zunijehan:

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

zunijehan:

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

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blasianxbri:

g-aesthetic:

lexvillain:

Yup!

Accurate

me.

blasianxbri:

g-aesthetic:

lexvillain:

Yup!

Accurate

me.

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jamietheignorantamerican:

People are losing their fire and forgetting about Ferguson. That’s exactly what the police want, though: for all of this to just go away and for people to forget about it.

Don’t let that happen.

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yarrahs-life:

stefanmarquelle:

Many fanboys lost their shit at the news of the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four movie. I understood some of the negative reaction, because Johnny has a sister who is white, and that wouldn’t make sense unless one of them is adopted, or step siblings. That’s a valid point that I actually agree with. Its when I started reading people say things like it was “forced political correctness” and how it was only done to score diversity points. They also used the excuse that he was traditionally white, so casting a black guy was offensive to the source material. So I ask people to look at the pic above, and ask yourselves, why the outrage now? 
So when Hollywood casts whites in minority roles, its because they were the “best person for the job”, but when its the other way around, people cry “political correctness” or “reverse racism”. Look Hollywood has been whitewashing characters for decades, and continues to do it, so I was shocked at how pissed people got about this casting. I mean I doubt outrage over racebending has ever been on this level.
This reminds me of the way people reacted to The Hunger Games, when Rue wasn’t played by a white girl, even though she was described that way in the book!
"And most hauntingly, a twelve-year-old girl from District 11. She has dark brown skin and eyes, but other than that, she’s very like Prim in size and demeanor."
I guess alot of people skipped that part, because look at some of the disappointment, when the little girl that they all loved and cared for, ended up not being a white girl like they pictured in their minds.

There is an upcoming movie called Gods of Egypt, which is set in ancient times. Guess how many non-white are cast in this movie? One. ONE!! The movie is set in ANCIENT FREAKING EGYPT, and the cast is dominated by actors like the Scottish actors Gerard Butler, the Australian Geoffrey Rush, and the Danish Nikolaj Coster-Walder. You can google all of those actors names, and I guarantee you they dont look like this.

 Its bad enough when people of color cant get roles in in regular American roles, but its even more of a damn shame when a movie can be set in Ancient Egypt, and still have an all white cast, with a token black guy. Why aren’t people pissed about this?
When Rooney Mara was cast as the Native American, Princess Tiger Lily in the new Peter Pan, the director used the excuse that they were “color blind casting” and that she was the “best person for the job.” Its convenient that these excuses only come up when its white actors that are getting cast in minority roles? 
Look I’m all for classic properties being as close as they can to the source material, but when there are changes like the color of a character’s skin, make sure you have the same outrage for the whitewashing, that you had for when someone is made into a minority.
Post edited: I removed The Mandarin from the photo, since Marvel has recently retconned that the “real Mandarin” is really out there, and is pissed that Killian & Trevor used his name. Also it should be noted that the role of the Oroku Saki aka The Shredder in TMNT was initially announced to be played by William FIcthner in an Americanized version of him named Eric Sachs. We’ll see when the movie comes out, how much that character has been altered.


Everything must be white.

yarrahs-life:

stefanmarquelle:

Many fanboys lost their shit at the news of the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four movie. I understood some of the negative reaction, because Johnny has a sister who is white, and that wouldn’t make sense unless one of them is adopted, or step siblings. That’s a valid point that I actually agree with. Its when I started reading people say things like it was “forced political correctness” and how it was only done to score diversity points. They also used the excuse that he was traditionally white, so casting a black guy was offensive to the source material. So I ask people to look at the pic above, and ask yourselves, why the outrage now? 

So when Hollywood casts whites in minority roles, its because they were the “best person for the job”, but when its the other way around, people cry “political correctness” or “reverse racism”. Look Hollywood has been whitewashing characters for decades, and continues to do it, so I was shocked at how pissed people got about this casting. I mean I doubt outrage over racebending has ever been on this level.

This reminds me of the way people reacted to The Hunger Games, when Rue wasn’t played by a white girl, even though she was described that way in the book!

"And most hauntingly, a twelve-year-old girl from District 11. She has dark brown skin and eyes, but other than that, she’s very like Prim in size and demeanor."

I guess alot of people skipped that part, because look at some of the disappointment, when the little girl that they all loved and cared for, ended up not being a white girl like they pictured in their minds.

There is an upcoming movie called Gods of Egypt, which is set in ancient times. Guess how many non-white are cast in this movie? One. ONE!! The movie is set in ANCIENT FREAKING EGYPT, and the cast is dominated by actors like the Scottish actors Gerard Butler, the Australian Geoffrey Rush, and the Danish Nikolaj Coster-Walder. You can google all of those actors names, and I guarantee you they dont look like this.

Its bad enough when people of color cant get roles in in regular American roles, but its even more of a damn shame when a movie can be set in Ancient Egypt, and still have an all white cast, with a token black guy. Why aren’t people pissed about this?

When Rooney Mara was cast as the Native American, Princess Tiger Lily in the new Peter Pan, the director used the excuse that they were “color blind casting” and that she was the “best person for the job.” Its convenient that these excuses only come up when its white actors that are getting cast in minority roles? 

Look I’m all for classic properties being as close as they can to the source material, but when there are changes like the color of a character’s skin, make sure you have the same outrage for the whitewashing, that you had for when someone is made into a minority.

Post edited: I removed The Mandarin from the photo, since Marvel has recently retconned that the “real Mandarin” is really out there, and is pissed that Killian & Trevor used his name. Also it should be noted that the role of the Oroku Saki aka The Shredder in TMNT was initially announced to be played by William FIcthner in an Americanized version of him named Eric Sachs. We’ll see when the movie comes out, how much that character has been altered.

Everything must be white.

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mineralspirit:

birolesmantic:

annsleighfae:

This just made my life. No joke. It’s a non-profit organization that “recycles” binders and supplies them to trans/agender/nonbinary youth that either financially can’t afford a proper binder or due to circumstances such as unsupportive parents cant obtain one,for free. I just have to wait until the first week of Sept. to apply for one (they use applications to ween out the people who use them for cosplay and such that way the people who really need them get them) due to a supply shortage. But the first week of Sept is in like a day. And I’m gonna get a proper binder that fits and is safe. And I’m literally in tears right now because I’m so excited! 😂😂😂
#binder #chestbinder #binding #nonforprofit #transgender #FtM #nonbinary #agender #genderfluid #dysphoria #signalboost #recylcedclothing #free #excited #safebinding #properbinder #thisisprobablythebestthingihaveeverfound #TransActive #GenderCenter
Comment if you want the website! I need to share this with the world!

Hi, can you send the link to this blog?  Or you can reblog it here, and I’ll reblog it

http://www.transactiveonline.org

mineralspirit:

birolesmantic:

annsleighfae:

This just made my life. No joke. It’s a non-profit organization that “recycles” binders and supplies them to trans/agender/nonbinary youth that either financially can’t afford a proper binder or due to circumstances such as unsupportive parents cant obtain one,for free. I just have to wait until the first week of Sept. to apply for one (they use applications to ween out the people who use them for cosplay and such that way the people who really need them get them) due to a supply shortage. But the first week of Sept is in like a day. And I’m gonna get a proper binder that fits and is safe. And I’m literally in tears right now because I’m so excited! 😂😂😂

#binder #chestbinder #binding
#nonforprofit #transgender #FtM #nonbinary #agender #genderfluid #dysphoria #signalboost #recylcedclothing #free #excited #safebinding #properbinder #thisisprobablythebestthingihaveeverfound #TransActive #GenderCenter

Comment if you want the website! I need to share this with the world!

Hi, can you send the link to this blog?  Or you can reblog it here, and I’ll reblog it

http://www.transactiveonline.org

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peppersongg:

Hey everyone.

It would be really neat if you could help me out by sending donations through paypal. My boyfriend and I are really struggling right now. I don’t have a job right now and Danny works really hard, but he doesn’t get paid enough. We are both autistic and trans, and we have bills to…

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whiskeyandmisanthropy:

Indians, Africans, Asians, Drone Strikes, the list goes on and on…
America’s proudest tradition, for hundreds of years.

whiskeyandmisanthropy:

Indians, Africans, Asians, Drone Strikes, the list goes on and on…

America’s proudest tradition, for hundreds of years.

"The criminal justice system in the United States can be said to be doing much of the lynching today, in a new form. In the 1930’s, the American government decided to clamp down on public lynchings as being outside the law. When law enforcement officers had to confront an angry crowd that wanted to lynch a black person, they would tell the crowd not to lynch the prisoner directly. Instead, they told them to take him to court and lynch him there, using the death penalty. In the courtroom, the judges and juries were white. Blacks were excluded from juries and had few resources to defend themselves against either white mob violence or the violence of the criminal justice system. Whites could disregard the black insistence on equal justice because it was their court, and there would be a quick trial that would end in execution. Many scholars call that legal lynching. Today, the number of incarcerated black people is far out of proportion to their numbers in the population as a whole. Then there are the drug penalties like the mandatory minimum drug laws created, in my opinion, especially for blacks, with harsher penalties for those convicted of crack cocaine sale or possession than for powdered cocaine, which is preferred by white addicts. There can be no equal justice until a black life is worth the same as a white life."

James Cone (via sociolab)

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lodubimvloyaar:

Role model.

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mynameisjessamyn:

Even though I practice #yoga at home every day, it’s been months since I’ve attended a live class. I was feeling like a big spender this weekend so I went to two Bikram classes and the sweat pouring out my body felt like tears from heaven. I know you think I’m being hyperbolic but for real: TEARS FROM HEAVEN.
However, being back in a class environment shed light on some aspects of yoga classes that I love and hate. For one thing, why is everyone showing off so much? I like to start my #Bikram class w/ a relaxing savasana, but I witnessed all kinds of advanced posing by my classmates before we even began pranayama breathing. Maybe I’ve been cooped up in my home studio too long but…..Where they do THAT at? Whatever, far be it from me to criticize someone else’s practice- do your thing, kung fu pandas. Also, why is everyone breathing so damn hard? It sounds like a vacuum cleaner convention in here.
However, I forgot that the best reason to attend live class is teacher interaction- having a teacher give corrections on alignment is SO HELPFUL and totally worth the drop-in rate. I don’t think I’ll be immediately transitioning into daily in-class practice in the near future, but it’s nice to see how the other half lives.
#yogafamily #yogabums #yogalife #yogapractice #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogafundamentals #yogaeverydamnday #backbends #fitfluential #fatyoga #flexibility #feeltheyogahigh #Aimtrue #pspfit #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvygirl #curvespo #honormycurves #honoryourcurves #effyourbeautystandards


Nice to see a non thin, white woman doing yoga

mynameisjessamyn:

Even though I practice #yoga at home every day, it’s been months since I’ve attended a live class. I was feeling like a big spender this weekend so I went to two Bikram classes and the sweat pouring out my body felt like tears from heaven. I know you think I’m being hyperbolic but for real: TEARS FROM HEAVEN.

However, being back in a class environment shed light on some aspects of yoga classes that I love and hate. For one thing, why is everyone showing off so much? I like to start my #Bikram class w/ a relaxing savasana, but I witnessed all kinds of advanced posing by my classmates before we even began pranayama breathing. Maybe I’ve been cooped up in my home studio too long but…..Where they do THAT at? Whatever, far be it from me to criticize someone else’s practice- do your thing, kung fu pandas. Also, why is everyone breathing so damn hard? It sounds like a vacuum cleaner convention in here.

However, I forgot that the best reason to attend live class is teacher interaction- having a teacher give corrections on alignment is SO HELPFUL and totally worth the drop-in rate. I don’t think I’ll be immediately transitioning into daily in-class practice in the near future, but it’s nice to see how the other half lives.

#yogafamily
#yogabums #yogalife #yogapractice #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogafundamentals #yogaeverydamnday #backbends #fitfluential #fatyoga #flexibility #feeltheyogahigh #Aimtrue #pspfit #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvygirl #curvespo #honormycurves #honoryourcurves #effyourbeautystandards

Nice to see a non thin, white woman doing yoga

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wocinsolidarity:

iridessence:

geethageetha:

mcmlxxxixoz:

thebowspring:

Mondoweiss — Last Sunday, Palestinian-American Buthayna Hammad attended a soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston’s downtown 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium, home to the Houston Dynamo. About 15 minutes after the game started Hammad was approached by the head of Compass Stadium’s security Nathan Buchanan. Soon she encountered a total of eight security officials, four from stadium security and the other four, Houston police officers.
Why? because she was waving a Palestinian flag. Stadium security informed her that her Palestinian flag implied a “racial slur” and therefore was in violation of BBVA Compass Stadium rules.
Hammad, a native of Houston, is an avid soccer fan. She attended the match with her “alt family from Honduras” including her Honduran boyfriend. The match was between Israel and Honduras.
The implications of this story are mind-numbing, and we’ll discuss that later. First, in Buthayna Hammad’s own words, cited in Free Press Houston (FPR): “Mere Existence of Palestine Deemed a ‘Threatening Racial Slur’ by the Houston Dynamo Organization.”
"I wore a Honduras jersey and was eager to cheer on this team, dressed to represent Honduras. To represent my own heritage as a Palestinian-American, I also brought my Palestinian flag. I made sure my flag was allowed (based on the size, etc.) and I was all ready to go. For the first 15 minutes of the match I stood up and cheered and stomped my feet with the rest of the crowd chanting “HON-DU-RAS” and waving my Palestinian flag, my colors vibrant and loud against a sea of blue and white…and apparently also racist.
I was told I had to sit down, which I did, only to be told to get back up again and follow the manager of security away from the stadium seats and into the concession area. I followed, and there waiting for me were three more BBVA security personnel and four police officers. When I asked them what was wrong, the manager of security, Nathan Buchanan, told me I am not allowed to carry this flag because it implies a “racial slur” and it is in BBVA Compass Stadium violation.
I asked him to show me evidence of his accusations and asked him how my flag, a part of my identity as a Palestinian-American, implies a racial slur. He could not answer whether he did not know or could not articulate why he was ordered to remove my flag and me from my seat. I was getting very emotional at this point, I had my flag wrapped around my neck like a scarf, and he said he would take my flag and “check it in” for me, that I was not permitted to return to my seat until I surrendered my flag.”
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fucking ridiculous!!

It’s wild that in one place, a woman of color showing her own flag at a game stadium is considered a racial slur and she’s hauled away by security and in another place, white german Nazi sympathizers can literally walk onto the field in blackface during a game and the player HIMSELF has to shoo them off because no one gives a shit. We live in fucked up times still.

^^^^^

wocinsolidarity:

iridessence:

geethageetha:

mcmlxxxixoz:

thebowspring:

Mondoweiss — Last Sunday, Palestinian-American Buthayna Hammad attended a soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston’s downtown 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium, home to the Houston Dynamo. About 15 minutes after the game started Hammad was approached by the head of Compass Stadium’s security Nathan Buchanan. Soon she encountered a total of eight security officials, four from stadium security and the other four, Houston police officers.

Why? because she was waving a Palestinian flag. Stadium security informed her that her Palestinian flag implied a “racial slur” and therefore was in violation of BBVA Compass Stadium rules.

Hammad, a native of Houston, is an avid soccer fan. She attended the match with her “alt family from Honduras” including her Honduran boyfriend. The match was between Israel and Honduras.

The implications of this story are mind-numbing, and we’ll discuss that later. First, in Buthayna Hammad’s own words, cited in Free Press Houston (FPR): “Mere Existence of Palestine Deemed a ‘Threatening Racial Slur’ by the Houston Dynamo Organization.”

"I wore a Honduras jersey and was eager to cheer on this team, dressed to represent Honduras. To represent my own heritage as a Palestinian-American, I also brought my Palestinian flag. I made sure my flag was allowed (based on the size, etc.) and I was all ready to go. For the first 15 minutes of the match I stood up and cheered and stomped my feet with the rest of the crowd chanting “HON-DU-RAS” and waving my Palestinian flag, my colors vibrant and loud against a sea of blue and white…and apparently also racist.

I was told I had to sit down, which I did, only to be told to get back up again and follow the manager of security away from the stadium seats and into the concession area. I followed, and there waiting for me were three more BBVA security personnel and four police officers. When I asked them what was wrong, the manager of security, Nathan Buchanan, told me I am not allowed to carry this flag because it implies a “racial slur” and it is in BBVA Compass Stadium violation.

I asked him to show me evidence of his accusations and asked him how my flag, a part of my identity as a Palestinian-American, implies a racial slur. He could not answer whether he did not know or could not articulate why he was ordered to remove my flag and me from my seat. I was getting very emotional at this point, I had my flag wrapped around my neck like a scarf, and he said he would take my flag and “check it in” for me, that I was not permitted to return to my seat until I surrendered my flag.”

Continue reading

Iste bunlar hep CHP zihniyetinde gördüğümüz olaylar

fucking ridiculous!!

It’s wild that in one place, a woman of color showing her own flag at a game stadium is considered a racial slur and she’s hauled away by security and in another place, white german Nazi sympathizers can literally walk onto the field in blackface during a game and the player HIMSELF has to shoo them off because no one gives a shit. We live in fucked up times still.

^^^^^

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yourpersonalcheerleader:

Just a reminder, these are some my hospital bracelets over the last five years.

Don’t let a chronic illness stop you from achieving your dreams!

Since my sophomore year when I started having crohn’s like symptoms (I have not been officially diagnosed with crohn’s disease because my presentation is abnormal), I have created, led, worked, loved, danced, volunteered, and conqured. 

Some days are harder, but as Robin Roberts says “everybody’s got somethin.”

<3 

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beggars-opera:

aminaabramovic:

my dad basically says your early 20’s are when you’re too young for anyone to take you seriously and you’re too old for anyone to feel sorry for you and he is 100% right

The sophomore year of life

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datingdisastersofaqueergirl:

Hello tumblr.

I’ve noticed that a lot of y’all are really into the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black. Now, I’m not going to bore you with any prison abolitionist rant here. I just have a request.

You know how Miss Claudette doesn’t get letters? How…

autisticlynx:

"I’m a proud part of the autism community"

"I’m an autism mom"

"autism pride"

do you realize how damn confusing it is when you say that but you’re not autistic

because if you say you’re part of the autism community, I’m gonna think “oh cool, you’re autistic!” if you say…