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pushinghoopswithsticks:

"I’m tired of people asking me to smooth my name out for them. They want me to bury it in the English so they can understand. I will not accommodate the word for mouth. I will not break my name so your lazy English can sleep its tongue on top. Fix your lips around them. No you can’t give me a stupid nickname so that you can replace this gift of five letters.” - Hiwot Adilow (linked above, performing the quoted piece)
“Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.” - Warsan Shire
pictured above: Entitled white woman Jenny Johnson in all her ethnocentricity. I grew up with women like her, they were my teachers, classmates. They resent any self-possessed “other” as “arrogant” for attempting to access the same common courtesy and respect they might allow those as vanilla as themselves. These women view it as their birthright to decide what is “weird” and “obscure” from within a niche limited to “white women named Jenny.” They blame their linguistic inadequacy on our parentage while resting on the privileges of their own. These women never amount to anything beyond an ignorant bully forever isolating themselves from incredible people with spectacular names.

pushinghoopswithsticks:

"I’m tired of people asking me to smooth my name out for them. They want me to bury it in the English so they can understand. I will not accommodate the word for mouth. I will not break my name so your lazy English can sleep its tongue on top. Fix your lips around them. No you can’t give me a stupid nickname so that you can replace this gift of five letters.” - Hiwot Adilow (linked above, performing the quoted piece)

“Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right.” - Warsan Shire


pictured above: Entitled white woman Jenny Johnson in all her ethnocentricity. I grew up with women like her, they were my teachers, classmates. They resent any self-possessed “other” as “arrogant” for attempting to access the same common courtesy and respect they might allow those as vanilla as themselves. These women view it as their birthright to decide what is “weird” and “obscure” from within a niche limited to “white women named Jenny.” They blame their linguistic inadequacy on our parentage while resting on the privileges of their own. These women never amount to anything beyond an ignorant bully forever isolating themselves from incredible people with spectacular names.

— 9 months ago with 9094 notes

amandapalmer:

"When you are a young girl in a world that hates women’s bodies, your developing sexuality is a loaded weapon and your parents, peers and teachers line up to make sure you never learn how to use it."

-laurie penny (@pennyred) in her take
on mileygate in the @NewStatesman:

http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/10/take-it-someone-who-has-danced-half-naked-stage-slut-shaming-never-all-right

— 9 months ago with 543 notes

when you look in your drafts from like months ago and this is in your drafts AND I DON’T REMEMBER WHY DON’T I REMEMBER?????

— 1 year ago
#no i mean i remember yelling at my professor lmao 

you know when you’re googling your friend’s attractive older professor and for some reason he has a tumblr tag so you click on that shit and it turns out that apparently you’ve NEVER logged out of tumblr for mONTHS. (there must be some deep, philosophical meaning to this???)

so then you click on your dash and you see a high school classmate friend of yours post a thing saying ~tell me all about your crush anonymously~ and so you shout in all caps in her ask box about your young-ish half-french history professor that you’ve dissed in the beginning of the semester, and then subsequently flirted with on valentine’s day (in which he played along) and now you’re sitting here looking at this shit like lolwut

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#what  #the  #fuck 

whovianinadelorean:

mcgarrygirl78:

jengablocktetris:

if you ship two professors is it a scholarship?

Favorite post of the morning. Thank you.

Zana. Zana, look! OMFG ZANA.

CRAWLING OUT OF MY HOLE TO REBLOG THIS BECAUSE S C R E A M I N G

(Source: mrjengablock, via johnhwvtson)

— 1 year ago with 438448 notes
#LIZZIE  #GOING TO REFER TO ALL OF MY PROFESSOR SHIPS AS SCHOLARSHIPS FROM NOW ON  #I  #FUCKING  #LOVE  #UNIVERSITY 
#OH MY GOD WAT IS THIS #ANOTHER ADDITION TO THE STUPID WEIRD-ASS CREEPY PHOTOSHOOTS OF RUPERT OH MY F U CK #CRYING #ZANA YOU HAVE TO COME BACK TO TUMBLR JUST TO REBLOG THIS O M F G #JFC #Rupert Graves #w o w caps #but omfg seriously his photoshoots are the stupidest #SO YOUNG THO #AND SO GOOFY #i wonder if this was his gay phase #..probably was

#OH MY GOD WAT IS THIS #ANOTHER ADDITION TO THE STUPID WEIRD-ASS CREEPY PHOTOSHOOTS OF RUPERT OH MY F U CK #CRYING #ZANA YOU HAVE TO COME BACK TO TUMBLR JUST TO REBLOG THIS O M F G #JFC #Rupert Graves #w o w caps #but omfg seriously his photoshoots are the stupidest #SO YOUNG THO #AND SO GOOFY #i wonder if this was his gay phase #..probably was

(Source: thormy, via littlehorrorshop)

— 2 years ago with 580 notes
#C R Y I N G  #W E E P I N G  #RUPERT GRAVES  #CANNOT DO PHOTOSHOOTS AT ALL 

edricchen:

I rarely feel like this but this photo doesn’t seem like it was taken by me. It must’ve been by some random person several decades ago. And the subject of the photo? She’s a work of art.

Mosh and her checkered playsuit.

(via suicideblonde)

— 2 years ago with 3730 notes