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When I say ‘I’ve never seen Dirty Dancing, any Aflred Hitchcock movie, any Star Wars film, the Die Hard series, the Terminator movies, that dancing one Kevin Beacon is famous for, Top Gun, a James Bond movie, etc,’ you should see the look on people’s faces. Black people who have immersed themselves in dominant culture kinda give me a ‘really?’ look, but white people are simply flabbergasted. They’re confused, lost, sometimes offended. But then if I ask them ‘well, have you seen Coming To America, Crooklyn, Lean On Me, Raisin In The Sun, Do The Right Thing, School Daze, Harlem Nights, Women of Brewster Place, The Color Purple, etc,’ those same white people seem taken back that they would have been expected to see those films/play.
It’s like this entitlement to have your cultural phenomena known and appreciated when you clearly refuse to even acknowledge the contributions of others.
Not only do people of color tend to be intimately familiar with the cultural tastes of white people while having our cultural contributions ignored when not being appropriated, we’re expected to…and that’s where I have a problem.”
This!!!! This…is so important. I am tired of White supremacy being the standard by which what aspects of popular culture are determined to be valuable or not. And truly sick of Black culture being simultaneously hyper-consumed for appropriation, but erased through devaluation.(via gradientlair)
Who wants to buy me a vagina?
It remains my opinion that pretending to be an asshole on the net and actually being one are not as far apart as some people think. ☯94JUL
I hope Jada, Nicole, Tracee, Kerry and Viola do well this TV season. ❤
I am so here for this. LOOK AT BLACK WOMEN PROSPERING.
Do other neighborhoods have quite so many daytime shootings as we do?
The medical treatment of children with DSDs or intersex conditions raises several legal and ethical issues. There are important questions about whether current medical practices meet legal standards for informed consent. Some parents of children born with DSDs or intersex conditions have reported feeling pressured to make quick decisions, often without complete information about the risks of surgery and the uncertainty of outcomes. Many parents feel that their child’s emotional health is a major factor in their decisions, yet are not given access to specialists in children’s mental health and development. Caring physicians may try to ease parents’ fears by downplaying the risks, but parents who learn after the fact about the doubts surrounding elective genital surgery may be dissatisfied.
Legal scholars and ethicists have also questioned the process for making surgical decisions on behalf of children with DSDs or intersex conditions. The ethical and clinical uncertainty that exists in this area raises important questions about whether the current model of decision-making is legally valid. Additional legal questions come up if surgical treatment may result in loss of fertility for the child. No U.S. court has ruled on these issues in a published opinion.
Bashir Mirza (1941-2000), Girl Threading A Flower In Her Hair, Oil on Canvas, 1978
I wrote this—check it out!(via rebellingintherustbelt)
When to expect the warmest day of the year in the contiguous United States
Shop It. Girl With Curves. The Cool Plus-Size Fashion Line Brought To You By Blogger Tanesha Awasthi.
The Humble Weekly Bundle: Leading Ladies runs for one week and will make the curtain call on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
high school students in this district are on their 4th day of walkouts to protest this proposed policy to shape the US History curriculum. students have organized the walkouts, are monitoring to remove “goofballs” there only to skip class, and are presenting an amazing front to protest these changes. i strongly admire their use of civil disorder and social strife to demand the right to learn.(via abbyjean)