God, Cyanide and Happiness can be on point sometimes.
#takebackthenight was such an amazing and empowering time! I met so many wonderful people and I’m so happy for the opportunity that I had to share the experience with them.
Tight clothes, short skirts or drunkenness don’t cause rape. Rapists do.
So I went to Take Back The Night tonight.
I’ve never been so surrounded by people who understand my experience and dont try minimizing it or making me feel bad. I’ve never been in a space where others are so open in there own experiences. I feel safe, comfortable and welcome. I felt empowered when we walked through campus screaming the chant.
My friend looked at me and said “you are not those tears, girl” and it meant so much to me. And I loved that the speakers didn’t try to delegate who was a victim and who was a survivor. We were all there to support one another and it was beautiful.
I feel so free.
(sorry I can’t rotate the chant photo, but do tilt your head to read it, it is so worth it)
why are some people so hellbent on causing negativity in the people around them? why are there so many people carrying such darkness in their hearts?
I can’t stand it. It makes me really sad and want to just put my head under a pillow
so in order to procrastinate writing my paper
i painted my nails
they’re a lovely shade of purple now. and since i didn’t do anything
they aren’t all fucked either!
Nissi is youngblackandvegan on tumblr. If you just scroll through her blog, you’ll find a lot of information on why dreads are appropriative. If anything, just google it love, and stay away from pages that are white-people run and you’ll have an answer.
Or if you don’t feel like just doing the research, just keep in mind that many black people find it offensive and appropriative and drop it there.
what was this about?
someone was asking someone else (I believe it was veganhippie, though I’m not sure) about why dreadlocks are appropriative, so I commented on it, recommending they go look at your blog. At the time you’d had a LOT of posts regarding it. So then they came to me. And I was like. I can’t type all this out, please just go look at her blog.