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Cute optometry assistants 👍👍

"I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen."

"In rich countries, 7 out of 10 people make it past their 70th birthday. In poor countries, that percentage drops to 2 out of 10 people. In fact, in the 34 poorest countries in the world, only 6 out of 10 people make it past their 15th birthday."

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"How Will You Die" by John Poole, NPR

For those who do not believe that the structural violence of poverty exists.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/31/336369873/how-will-you-die

(via foulmouthedliberty)

"It’s the dirty things you remember
in love, like the blood or the
obscene way she’d hold her body—
how it made you want to open her up
from the inside—to cause her to unzip
like a dress, skin that you could pull right
from her ankles & past her feet.
It’s the fly in the soup you both
laughed about. I’m being metaphorical.
I’m talking about us & it’s the ugliest
part of this—that I’m still using poetry
to communicate, so here, hold this,
it’s a telephone wire. Here, this
is a letter. Here, this is my heart.
Here, get your hands dirty & dig in.
I’m inviting you to a feast.
You know where to start."

- Moriah Pearson, from the inside out (via mooneyedandglowing)

samdesantis:

a friendly reminder:
don’t hang out with people that make you feel bad about yourself

"There is more blood than water flowing here in Gaza."

- A German journalist in response to the water supply shortages caused by the incessant airstrikes. (via transparent-flowers)

selflubricatinganus:

marvel idea: give black widow a female love interest. me. hire me to kiss scarlett johansson.

Am I correct in assuming that many of the situations in the new Spider-Man movie based on the false premise that water is not a conductor?
I mean being bit by a spider that’s been exposed to radiation definitely won’t give you Spider-Man’s talents, but still—everyone knows water conducts electricity

Oops my hand slipped and I dropped a poly sci class in exchange for Farsi

"You can’t just start the clock on 9/11 and forget 50 years of unjust oppressive Western foreign policies in the Middle East."

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Medhi Hasan

Thank God someone finally said this. I’m so sick of stating that Western intervention and invasion of other countries fuels terrorism only for people to respond 'They did 9/11 first!' 

In 1953 the UK & the US staged a coup of the democratically elected leader of Iran and installed a dictator who was more to their liking. Today the US continues to support brutal dictators (such as in Saudi Arabia) where it suits them to do so. Palestine has been occupied for decades. The list of Western imperial foreign policies over the past decades could go on and on.

9/11 was not only only a result religious extremism and it certainly was not because 'they hate our freedoms.' Terrorism is often primarily politically motivated and anyone who is serious about preventing it had better take some fucking notice of this fact.

(via insideonemind)