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blackfeminism:

there’s a voice over app that reads text aloud for blind computer users. but it can’t read text in images. if you have an image with captions it will just say “image” so it’s important to transcribe any text in image-form. also instead of doing italics or in html form < i > this would be in italics < / i > you do < em > this would emphasized by the voice over but look like italics to people not using voice over < / em > but i think tumblr does that automatically for the italics button.

The sex drive of men is something we are all comfortable with in this country. It’s funny and hormonal and slapstick (American Pie), it’s potentially uncontrollable, maniacal/homicidal (American Psycho), it is adulterous and is insatiable (American Beauty), it is fun and social (American Graffiti) and it is entrepreneurial (American Gigolo). But women? No. NC-17. XXXX. Stop it with the moaning.
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ferenginar:

yungmethuselah:

If you think all Black people’s blogs are “social justice” blogs, you’re racist.

I read some newspaper article recently that pretty much summed up Tumblr and the responses to it this way—privileged people who come here are shocked to see marginalized people talking about their experiences, so they think everyone’s just obsessed with social justice, rather than talking about their own lives.

vinegod:

My dog York won’t do it for the vine by Wellington Boyce

We are announcing today that we have reverted back to our prior legal terms, which contain no mention of arbitration.

A statement from General Mills • Walking back a much-criticized policy that would have essentially replaced the consumer’s right to sue the company with an online arbitration process. The move drew much heat after The New York Times wrote an article on the practice last week.

By the way, they’re not the only ones that do this.

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It’s a remarkable photo taken by senior photographer at Surfer Magazine, Zak Noyle. While at first glance it seems that a bit of photo manipulation was used to make the image a bit more surreal, but that’s not the case. The trash you see floating alongside the surfer is the real deal.

It’s a sad but true depiction of pollution littering our oceans.

Noyle snapped the photo while on location in Java, Indonesia. In this part of the world, many towns have virtually no organized garbage collection infrastructure in place. Consequently, much of the human-generated

trash ends up in local waterways and oceans.

This isn’t a localized problem, however. Trash litters lakes, rivers and oceans all over the planet.

If you haven’t heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, you may not realize the global scope of the problem.

The Garbage Patch is located in the Pacific Ocean between the Western United States and Eastern Asia. It’s an area of the Northern Pacific Ocean that contains exceptionally high levels of plastic particles, toxic waste and floating trash.

Decomposing ocean trash introduces toxic chemicals into the sea, which is then ingested by fish and other wildlife. We eat the tainted fish. Needless to say, it’s unhealthy for us and marine animals.

Images like Noyle’s trash-filled barrel wave can help raise awareness about responsible waste removal and what needs to be done on a local and global scale to ensure trash ends up in landfills and waste-to-energy facilities rather than our beautiful oceans.

The photo has already taken the Internet by storm being shared countless times on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook, and being picked up by major websites like Huffington Post and GrindTV.com. Please share/pin the photo to help keep ocean conservation in front of the masses. Every little bit helps.

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justwhitesupremacythings:

Our saying that white people look nasty as fuck with the rats’ nests they call “dreads” is NOT going to take away their power, is NOT going to result in racial profiling that leads to the killing of white people because of their race, is NOT going to lead to “racist” imagery about white people being the dominant framing around them, white people are NOT suddenly going to become the new face of welfare or violence or an inability to “close one’s legs” or associated with poverty or drug use. 

The worst thing that happens when you say that white people with nasty ass “dreads” look nasty is that a white person’s feelings get hurt. That is literally it.

And I, personally, do not give a shit about a white person’s feelings when that white person is participating in, perpetuating, and condoning a system that KILLS people of color and teaches us to hate them for simply EXISTING.

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