neildegrassetyson:

"get some ambition" what even is this message???? i have ambition out the ass, my long term goal is to sit on the scotus bench, my mid-length goal is to go to law school (going pretty well considering i’m pulling straight A’s in all my classes at dartmouth fucking college……oh) and my short term goal is to be a drunk slut and party my fucking face off while i’m still young and cute!!!!! have a lovely evening!!!!!!!

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hokeyfright:

the only true ally

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nirvananews:

From Kurt Cobain to You: A Very important message for the young boys and men out there in the world.

"Remember that your older brothers, cousins, uncles and your fathers are not your role models. This means you do not do what they do, you do not do what they say. They come from a time when their role models told their sons to be mean to girls, to think of yourself as better and stronger and smarter than them. They also taught things like: You will grow up strong if you act tough and fight the boys who are known as nerds and geeks."

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I read poetry last night for the first time, and the rest of the evening felt like the ending to a bad but satisfying movie where the sad teen finds out he had friends all along, and I’m feeling glowy and better postured and hungry for nice things and a little shocked today. Oh, being human. 

awkwardvagina:

truly an amazing sight (x)

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It’s becoming more and more clear that in the U.S., trying to learn history is becoming a political act

medievalpoc:

shwetanarayan:

medievalpoc:

The history that you learn in school depends on which political party is in power in your district. Even college presidents are trying to control which version of History young people are allowed to learn.

People can say what they like about Medievalpoc “pushing an agenda”. My point? There is no neutral ground. To tell a story is to have a reason for doing so; to write about history is to shape the way toward the future.

History is much, much more than dusty lists of dates and the names of deceased white men. History is dynamic, interpretive, constantly changing and a living, breathing past we can all see ourselves in. History helps us form our identities now. History is where we can learn what harm has been done, and what we can do to correct it.

It’s my hope that we can all find opportunities here to feel empowered, inspired, and enlightened by History.

YES
there is no such thing as teaching without an agenda.

there is no such thing as learning independent of an agenda. If it’s not your own it’ll be someone else’s. If it is your own, you’ll still face pressure from others.

there is no such thing as communication without an assumed perspective, an implied model of the world, a set of things communicated & things left unsaid. ie. an agenda. Nothing is apolitical.

If you notice this only in some cases & not in others, the problem is with you & how well you’ve learned to treat “powerful default” as “objective”.

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In the spirit of this week of doing things that make me deeply uncomfortable, I’m reading poetry this Friday at 8 at Flying Object. Friends who are in attendance: please ply me with alcohol and tell me I’m pretty. 

#402: MALE LEADS WHO REFUSE TO DANCE WITH MALE FOLLOWS IN CLASS BECAUSE, “NO HOMO”

tattoos-and-ballgowns:

ladydorkbutt:

lindyhopproblems:

SUBMISSION

I once took a ballroom class where a female classmate left after I decided to lead.

MUST REFRAIN FROM HOMO
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I made it 366 because I’m sure the homophobic want their asses covered on leap day.

I took a dance class with my boyfriend once and generally refused to dance with anybody but him. Man-looking folk were in short supply, so this greatly annoyed a few of the other folk in the room.  

cryptographer replied to your post “Tomorrow, I’m doing a reperformance of Sharon Haye’s I March In The…”

Amazing. Please tell me how it goes.

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Perfect! Can’t wait to hear how it goes

Blergh. I still have a headache from the whole thing, but I did it! I was not arrested or nuthin. A few people yelled things from a distance, but I don’t know if they were friend or foe. 

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Harriet Lee-Merrion

Plato’s Symposium

#1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

In solidarity with John Crawford, Ferguson protesters rally inside and outside of a Wal-Mart.

Part One

Monday, October 13th

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