Posted 6 hours ago
In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’

Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)

Jay Smooth almost always a reblog

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Dude nailed it. We all need to work at being good. Even if we think we are.

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This applies to so much

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Posted 1 day ago

lensblr-network:

Osho Tarot - Creativity

Check out my website for the whole set (so far).

GO! Check the page out - there is some stellar art there! 

Posted 1 day ago

1. If you don’t like the way he kisses you, you won’t like the way he fucks you. Get up and leave.

2. If he won’t go down on you, but expects you to go down on him, laugh. Get up and leave.

3. If you don’t want to do something and he doesn’t respect that, slap him round the face. Get up and leave.

4. If he isn’t okay with the imperfections on your skin, if he says they turn him off, get up and leave.

5. If you don’t want to shave your legs and he thinks that’s disgusting and refuses to touch them, get up and leave.

6. If he doesn’t see your body as a masterpiece, as a complete work of art, get up and leave.

7. If he makes you feel uncomfortable about any part of your body, get up and leave.

Get up and leave // E.E (via be-fearless-brave-and-kind)

Love this so much

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I needed this post

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Posted 5 days ago
marsitah:

Main Coon Bitch on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/11661242

marsitah:

Main Coon Bitch on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/11661242

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Posted 5 days ago

supersmashkev:

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

realmfighter:

oyezayn:

vladith:

Pakistani teenager Aitzaz Hasan died Monday after tackling a suicide bomber trying to enter his school. By sacrificing himself, he saved the lives of the 2,000 students studying inside. Hasan’s father says, ”My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”

This is bravery. This is selflessness. This is true courage.

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Here is a beautiful picture of his grave decorated with many flowers. May Allah rest his soul in peace…

rest in power my friend

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Posted 5 days ago

talkshitnojutsu:

"fats girls cant-"

shh.. fat girls can and they will

Posted 5 days ago
If we can’t write diversity into sci-fi, then what’s the point? You don’t create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones.
Posted 5 days ago

poopsapiens:

csuanthro:

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While other players in massively multiplayer online games may be questing, pwning or leveling up, students and staff of the CSU Department of Anthropology are conducting field work.

From World of Warcraft to, more recently, Guild Wars 2,Colorado State cultural anthropology Professor Jeff Snodgrasshas gathered research in online communities alongside students in his class, Cultures of Virtual Worlds: Research Methods.

For Snodgrass’s current class, buying a copy of Guild Wars 2, which Snodgrass made available through the CSU bookstore, is a requirement. From then on, students practice field work in the virtual world, interacting with real people, conducting interviews and collecting field notes.

“It’s that multiplayer dimension that piques the interest of an anthropologist,” Snodgrass said.

According to Snodgrass, the stereotype of a gamer as a young man unemployed and living in a basement is false. He says there are a variety of different people who play MMOs, differing in age and with different education and income levels. However, Snodgrass said around 70 percent of MMO players are males in their late twenties with a high or average income level.

Recently, Snodgrass, alongside researchers from UCLA, the University Alabama and the University of Utah, published their findingsin a paper entitled, “A vacation from your mind: Problematic online gaming is a stress response.” They concluded that, although there may be negatives associated with excessive use, MMOs such as World of Warcraft can serve as stress relievers.

In this sense, online video gaming is not so different from other hobbies or passions initially pursued for pleasure but which can turn compulsive, be it long-distance running, chess and bridge, or sports fandom,” stated the study.

According to the study, MMOs can act as a true form of escape that may reach problematic levels for those who live in stressful situations. The study compiled interviews from various players detailing their personal experiences. Some players dealt with different offline stresses that resulted in excessive amounts of playing.

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I could write a damned tome on this, just from my personal experiences in WoW for eight years.  Yes, eight years.  It would be a bit surreal to go back into that environment as a field worker.

Posted 5 days ago

pixienightmaregoddess:

And these are the men making decisions in women’s health. Fantastic.

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Posted 5 days ago

logic-and-love:

I want this on a shirt

YES! and I would wear it proudly! 

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