I want to be forgotten.

Questions here.   Alejandra
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Los Angeles//Michoacan
SFSU Alum
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"These are forms of male aggression that only women see. But even when men are afforded a front seat to harassment, they don’t always have the correct vantage point for recognizing the subtlety of its operation. Four years before the murders, I was sitting in a bar in Washington, D.C. with a male friend. Another young woman was alone at the bar when an older man scooted next to her. He was aggressive, wasted, and sitting too close, but she smiled curtly at his ramblings and laughed softly at his jokes as she patiently downed her drink. ‘Why is she humoring him?’ my friend asked me. ‘You would never do that.’ I was too embarrassed to say: ‘Because he looks scary’ and ‘I do it all the time.’

Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize."
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paigeyylushh:

bigbardafree:

deciding i was pretty was the best thing that i ever did

one day i was just like

fuck this im pretty

and i was

i’m reblogging this twice because this is probably the truest statement I’ve ever come across. And it holds power and ability for every person struggling within themselves. use this because it will make a difference in your life.

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shanellbklyn:

ephitania:

leseanthomas:

I love it when Hip Hop works for the community. Not enough artists who make money off of the culture give back to prevent the circumstances that created the culture in the first place. You don’t see enough of this with all the noise/distractions out there regarding the culture’s image.
Source: http://www.complex.com/tech/2014/04/nas-microsoft-google-fund-tech-scholarships-general-assembly

Thank You NAS!!!!

Yaaassss blog about this!

shanellbklyn:

ephitania:

leseanthomas:

I love it when Hip Hop works for the community. Not enough artists who make money off of the culture give back to prevent the circumstances that created the culture in the first place. You don’t see enough of this with all the noise/distractions out there regarding the culture’s image.

Source: http://www.complex.com/tech/2014/04/nas-microsoft-google-fund-tech-scholarships-general-assembly

Thank You NAS!!!!

Yaaassss blog about this!

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Makeup's Dirty Little Secret: Covering the Scars of Abuse →

arabellesicardi:

arabellesicardi:

I’m writing for jezebelcom now, and my first post is on the relationship between the beauty industry and domestic violence. 

It’s been about a week or something since I wrote this and I’m still getting stories from survivors in my inbox, which I guess makes me feel less alone but mostly triggers me and makes me too sad to work sometimes. Thanks for reading though. 

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Kid gets a banana as a prank gift from his parents on his birthday. Look at his excitement. This kid is my hero. 

Kid gets a banana as a prank gift from his parents on his birthday. Look at his excitement. This kid is my hero. 

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"Como chingas."
Ancient Mexican Proverb (via karinavonpeet)

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

The overwhelming injustice of John Crawford’s murder. 

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ifinddelightinthegruesomeandgrim:

Steal His Look: Bob Belcher
Versace apron - $635
Fendi mustache - $98
Louis Vuitton shirt - $7,245
Giorgio Armani suede shoes - $369
Calphalon spatula - $179

ifinddelightinthegruesomeandgrim:

Steal His Look: Bob Belcher

Versace apron - $635

Fendi mustache - $98

Louis Vuitton shirt - $7,245

Giorgio Armani suede shoes - $369

Calphalon spatula - $179

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— 13 hours ago with 7696 notes

thedetectivedoesntdance:

steal his look: robin thicke

13 gallon glad odorshield tall kitchen drawstring trash bags: $20.00

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