— “US Empire & The Project of Women’s Studies: Stories of Citizenship, Complicity and Dissent,” by Chandra Talpade Mohanty (via the-uncensored-she)
Has anyone really questioned pink lemonade
lemons are yellow I mean comon
look how suspicious that looks
It’s just blushing because you’re paying attention to it you cute little thing you.
I’m concerned for this site but some people are just so nice and positive it physically pains me because no one would ever say that off the Internet
i’m tired of things with environmental messages being labeled as “preachy”. no it’s not preachy, it’s fucking right and important and you’re just too lazy to make a small change in your life to help preserve your own planet. by calling it preachy you can dismiss it and pop that plastic bottle in a landfill and forget about it
I agree. And also I don’t. Lemmie explain. The thing is with the whole saving the environment thins is, everyone in the world turning off the light, or putting their plastic water bottles in the recycling, or whatever else— that’s not gonna save the world. You know why? Because that’s not the main problem. The major problems have more to do with the fact that we (esp in the US) burn a fuckload of coal to generate electricity, and that industrial factories get away with a lot of pollution, and that corporations get away with tearing down whole complex ecosystems so they can get to some mineral or oil in the ground somewhere. The problem is that certain area of land are overworked and then that food that’s produced gets hoarded by corporations for profit. The problem is lack of education on bottled versus tap water because corporations control the media and so for years now there’s been this image of bottled water as being better even though bottled water isn’t regulated, isn’t as filtered (in the US at least, bottled water can only be regulated when it crosses state borders, and most of it is bottled and sold within the same state, and then even the ones that cross states and get “regulated” are test for one or two things, and reports don’t have to made public) (versus like, public tap water which is very very strictly regularly tested for some 100+ things to ensure clean water under the Safe Drinking Water Act, which means that the only ones who might fail the tests would be super small towns or rural places where they don’t have the funds for water plants, where we can go into a whole new convo about public services not being funded as well as they should be). And how bottled water companies get to drain water sources faster than they can fill up again, which mean that communities are stripped of their water, then need to buy it back, or how the factories that make these bottles feed so fucking much into pollution that sometimes people have no choice but to buy bottled water. And then that even when these things get put into recycling bins, they get thrown into landfills anyway, because only certain types of plastic can be recycled.
And how apparently when people ride bikes or use less of something or whatever, it only counts if you’re rich, white, pretty, and can be put on a poster. Because people in poverty who pretty much live “reduce, reuse, recycle” don’t count because, they never had a choice, and environmentalism is only fun when you get a choice so that then you can be hailed hero for switching off a light. Fuck that. Speaking of which, fuck environmental racism in general.
The problem is corporate appropriation of the “green movement” which has gone from activism to consumer culture, where everything is packaged with leaves! Flowers! Green packaging! “If you buy this, we’ll put one cent towards saving a part of a forest!’ Right, the part of the forest that you destroy so you can make more of those things… The problem is green capitalism getting to write off environmental destruction as a collective humanity problem so they can transfer blame off themselves and their shitty, destructive practices for money.
The problem is commercial fighting and how not only does it deplete marine populations but are so so significant in the dwindling population of things we don’t eat because fucking nets and large lines and shit. (Also while hurting local communities that kinda need to live off the bodies of water they live by and have maintained a relationship with for centuries)
The problem is how no one gives a fuck about the fact that the US Department of Defence is pretty much the largest polluter in the world. Aww yes chemical weapons, aww yess Agent Orange. (And who cares about the Great Barrier Reef, amirite?)
The problem isn’t something small like oh, someone forgot to switch off the lights, or taking shorter showers, it’s about large scale corporate corruption and apathy and exploitation of land and people, both human and not.
And people acting like putting a water bottle in the recycling bin pisses me off. Because there’s too many people who think this and it gives off this feel-good feeling that then stops people from going on to protest and call for any meaningful change. Like, I’m all for everyone having healthy relationships with the earth and being more humble about the amount of space they take and change starts with yourself, but let’s not act like that’s all that needs to happen to “save the world”.
thechronicferuchemist answered to your photoset “N— okay her name isn’t N, I know her name, but I dunno if she wants it…”
Personally I think you need to wear it with the pastel colour pallet. And then something on the eyes.
No, I agree (so does the sister). There’s nothing else on my face to complement it so it makes it kinda blare out like neon lights and while I can totally pull it off, it’s still too beautiful and deserves proper attention. Like to be complemented with eyestuff.
unadulteratedconcept answered to your photoset “N— okay her name isn’t N, I know her name, but I dunno if she wants it…”
I like that color with your complexion!! it could just be the cam, but put on two layers and clean up the edges of your lips & itll be rich
Thanks! It was the cam yeah, tho it did end up becoming uneven when later I was like “whoa this is super bright and doesn’t go with anything else I’m wearing” and tried dabbing it off.
how many of you don;t actually remember who the fuck I am but don’t want to unfollow because it’s awkward?
Me. I have no idea who you are. What the hell?
In the words of your voicemail, meow meow meow meow meow meow meow
lmao I love you too DK
fuckin incredible the rip-off version of frozen has more diversity than the original disney movie
Actually it’s not a rip-off at all. It’s a completely different film which only shares a title, by accident. It’s an animated film which features an entire cast of First Nations folks and plays out an actual Inuit traditional story.
I actually kinda wanna see this, it looks cute