persika:

by Aya Takano

White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”

I will never understand why.

Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.

Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.

Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.

If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.

i finally put some thoughts into words // thedeathcats (via taint3ed)
pinkfled:

A very young Lou Reed while on The Velvet Underground

I didn't want to say it before since it seemed like a slightly weird message to send to someone out of the blue, but since that anon was dissing your nips I just wanted to say I think your areolas are really cool looking! I've never seen any quite like yours and I just think they're neat. (Are "cool" and "neat" okay words to use when describing someone's breasts? I mean them in super positive and not at all belittling ways)

@worldwarlove

Well, thank you. If only everyone was like you and didn’t immediately feel like rejecting anything that looks new/is different.


Dinosaur Jr.

Women’s sexuality is something that I’m obsessed with. I think it’s weird that teenage girls know more about giving blow jobs than they do about masturbation. It makes me sick to my stomach that so many young girls think sex is just about a guy finishing.

Elizabeth Olsen [x] (via sexual-feelings)

(Source: voxcopuli)

thats-slightly-raven:

People who have a superiority complex based on their enjoyment of vintage music or books are some of the most annoying people in the world and if I ever hear you ridiculing someone just because they may not enjoy listening to the beatles whilst reading to kill a mockingbird and sipping a cup of hibiscus green tea i will literally come to your house and staple your nipples to your elbows 

so-called-beat:

Nick Cave
São Paulo, Brazil