Me: 2+2= four
White girl: fou’re**
Blow Up - Shintaro Kago
American newspapers just seizing the opportunity to have a little fun with slavery. Totally accidental and/or harmless.
In other news: microaggressions are common verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile or negative slights to marginalized groups. (via Donovon X Ramsey)
What do you think? Catchy headlines or microaggressions?
The last two I could write off as just lazy editing
The first two? Motherfuckers playing games
All of them are intended to demean. You could shorten the film title to “12 Years” just as easily and actually more descriptively, but throwing the word “Slave” around with “master” and pictures of Lupita Nyong’o is a way of re-emphasizing how US society views Black people.
"Slave" Actress, smh they did that shit on purpose.
science side of tumblr, please explain
Air on bottom go woosh. Air on top go woosh. Air on front go woosh. Little plane stay still.
Thanks science side of tumblr
google has a google thing for international womens day which is today apparently and it’s a video and janet mock was in it
It costs 82829k a year I’ll suck dick in class if I want to
For those of who who don’t already know, my name is Khadijat Yussuff, and I’m (supposed to be) a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University studying Cognitive Science. Recently, my mom and I fell on some hard times, and our inability to pay the outstanding fee for Fall 2013 made it impossible to continue my education until Spring 2015, despite scholarships and taking out loans.
Growing up in the Bronx, I’ve been blessed to have a hardworking mother who taught me to always try my hardest, and I was lucky enough to go to school free of charge so that I had hope to succeed, unlike many other kids in my neighborhood. I do realize that sometimes, we all need to ask for a little help, and I’ve had really supportive friends who I owe a lot to.
In the past 3 months, I’ve been trying my absolute hardest to not only take care of myself (rent, bills, the usual) but to also take care of my mother in NYC, who is recovering from a stroke and in severe need of medical help as well. Unfortunately, the 2 jobs I have only cover so much, and I’m doing my best to get some extra money for the both of us while trying to create items for an online store I hope to open at the end of 2014 that I hope will generate a small but steady revenue.
With this page, I’m hoping that you can find it in your heart to give anything you can, no matter how small, to help me complete my education at Carnegie Mellon, and to take care of my mother.
Your generosity is much appreciated!
Please help her.
holy crap she made it within a day. but still, she’s gonna need more!
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.
For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”
All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.
Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?
Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.
I’m interested in learning more about the politically radical Jesus.
Holy shit. I never knew about this kind of context. Jesus is suddenly a wildly radical figure. That’s really cool.
THIS IS A GOOD POST. i’m so tired of the bible (the whole thing, not even just the new testament) being boiled down to “haha religion” while completely missing the fact that there is INCREDIBLE depth and context to the whole book, and you don’t have to be religious to find the beauty in that kind of study(via diekiwifrucht)
They need to teach these meanings to the young’uns
I do find it funny that lesbians are perceived as man-hating but gay men are not perceived as woman-hating, and in fact are often illogically shielded from accusations of misogyny simply by being gay
weird it’s like male privilege works even when queerness is involved who knew
doodled a satsuki in the computer lab
Stronge eyebrows in the universe? EXCUSE ME
yeah excuse u
THOSE WEAK ASS EYEBROWS ARE NOT WELCOME IN A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT!
i run this school not you
but i admire your loyalty to order
Look how happy Ishimaru is.
since i discovered your comic,
just because i was nicer to everyone and generally in a better mood.
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