this is good BUT should include that IF YOU ARE WEARING CONTACTS, remove them before spraying water or a liquid antacid-water mixture into your eyes. your contacts have likely already trapped chemicals against your eyeballs that will continue to burn until you get your contacts out and fully flush your eyes
i haven’t had much to say about what’s been going on in Ferguson but I will say this much.
I know some of y’all are invested in the work that Anonymous does but please tread lightly.
Anonymous has declared today a “National Day of Rage” at the same time the National Moment of Silence vigils organized by black and brown folks all over the country are supposed to be going on.
There are people on twitter saying that the co-option of the NMOS vigils has gotten so bad that graphics are being stolen in order to advertise for the National Day of Rage
I’m actually planning on attending the NMOS vigil in downtown Chicago. but I’d be lying if i said i didn’t have reservations. I don’t have reservations about the vigil itself, but about the possibility that it can be co-opted at any time by white anarchists following the lead of Anonymous all for it to turn into a shit show.
Suffice to say I’m sick of black and brown folks getting together to collectively organize spaces to mourn and heal together all for white leftists to co-opt them itching to live out some deeply romanticized understanding of how the intersections of violence, oppression, and resistance occur.
The same thing almost happened to me last year at the Trayvon Martin rally last Ramadan where members of the Bob Avakian and ISO were arguing with police about how much space the march could take up on the sidewalk and the streets
these same white leftists who treat getting into skirmishes with the police as badges of honor in the struggle.
who have no concern for the PoCs across generations (especially the elderly), the parents with very young children, the young black and brown youths already targeted by police on a daily basis will be affected by their actions.
who don’t realize that when they start shit with the police for the sake of it its not them who the police will be cracking down on in that moment or going forward. its US! its the people who wanted to gather peacefully and mourn together who will bear the brunt of police brutality in that moment and from then on
If you want to use your white privilege as an activist, leftist, however you identify yourself
Starting shit with the police at a peaceful vigil organized by black and brown folks is not the way to go about it. that’s not being a good actively anti-racist person. its actually showing how much you don’t get it and how much this is all a game to you.
Do not fuck this up!
People have worked really hard in such a short amount of time to be pull this together and it would be a crying shame for unflexed white supremacy to once again rear its ugly head and fuck things up
People need this space
If you really feel the need to rage then go to a punk or metal show. Save it for the next time the Klan comes to town.
If you’re so anti-racist with your rage use it to face off with your white supremacist brethren somewhere else
"i understand women have it bad but men have it bad too"
"i mean, women are almost equal to men as it is"
"i’m not a feminist, i believe in equality"
"Wow how do you leave your house lol" I don’t. We don’t. Your crude jokes about our illnesses and disabilities are not funny. Some of us cannot, do not, leave our houses. Nobody is laughing.
Ten Major Artists:
Wong Wong & Lulu
Pepper examining himself before commencing a self-portrait
Tiger the spontaneous reductionist
Misty goes off the wall
Minnie, the abstract expressionist
Minnie’s Reindeer in Provence, 1992.
Smokey painting after an hour in the catnip patch
Smokey at work
Ginger’s Stripped Bare Birds, 1992.
Princess, the elemental fragmentist
Charlie, the peripheral realist
this literally makes me so happy
Heyo! I’m looking for sources because I’m about to call bullshit. Even though I’m pretty sure I thought it was bullshit from the get-go.
Can anyone actually supply historical sources concerning Vikings and the wearing of dreadlocks? It literally has not been mentioned in any book/article I have ever come across. Gunnora Hallakarva doesn’t mention it, nor do the accounts of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan or John of Wallingford. There are mentions of brief periods of mourning, where men would not brush their hair, but it seems a bit much to conclude this lead to locking of the hair. (And by the way, if you’re going to equate unkempt hair to the hygienic process of Black hair dreading naturally, that automatically disproves your hypothesis that this was a widespread, practical, hair style among Vikings…?)
I know it says so on the Wikipedia page, but without sources. It also lists the Spartans and Celts, without sources. However, there IS a sculpture depicting a Spartan with “dreadlocks”, except they’re very obviously braids. And furthermore, Herodotus went into detail about the Spartan’s pre-battle hair brushing at the battle of Thermopylae, sooooo…? And any Celtic account reads pretty similar to Vikings, albeit more intricate braiding. And before you bring up the “hair like snakes” quote, let me stop you because it’s a Roman account (and a simile) that could literally mean anything.
A google search just brings up tumblr, 50 fucking pages of unsourced tumblr babies and people who wrote articles referencing the shady Wiki page, again with no fucking historical sources.
Sorry! Not to be an asshole, I’d just like to find at least two credible sources for an article I am writing (I have literally spent over 30 hours researching online and off). And if there are none, then tumblr lied, which would just be an unexpected turn of events and I don’t how I could deal with that because I’m just getting over the fact that I’ll never contract Alexandria’s Genesis.
nope, as far as i know they didn’t let their hair mat in that manner! and I’ve done a lot of research in the manner.
there was a bronze age irish bog body (the clonycavan man) found with a hairstyle styled with resin, but that’s about it as far as outlandish hair goes that i know of.
"hair like snakes" most definitively refers to braids, possibly spiked with lime.
matted and locked hair among vikings seems to be one of those “horned helmet” myths without any actual historical basis (albeit on a smaller scale) and considering they loved their lil combs, i’m gonna go ahead and say it wasn’t a particularly common thing at least.
I can only hypothise if someone DID have hair like that, it would be after being in touch with some culture that wore locked hair, and then emulated it.
there are theories that’s why they filed their teeth, but until there are actual historical finds of locked hair, we have to assume it didn’t happen. (sorry, I kinda wanted it to be a thing myself and was sad when it turned out it wasn’t)
If a guy calls you princess in a condescending manner assert your newly appointed royal status and have him beheaded.
its easier to say “they” instead of “she/he” when you’re not sure about someone’s gender so stop acting like everyone is making your life complicated
I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -
Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.
Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.
If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.
And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.