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Anonymous asked: why is "hate breeds more hate" a bad thing to say?


Answer:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

Oh so many reasons.

1) it equates the anger of the oppressed to the hate of their oppressors.
2) it blames oppressed groups for their oppression. Bigotry doesn’t exist because people hate bigots. It exists because oppressed people oppose it. It exists because of bigots and because of privileged folks being complicit or tacitly condoning systems of oppression.
3) it’s fundamentally untrue. Hatred of oppression doesn’t lead to more hatred; it leads to progress.
4) it is used to attack any attempt by oppressed people to obtain liberation. Point out that something or someone is repulsively racist and all of a sudden you’re “breeding more hate”.

It’s a fundamental misrepresentation of reality that blames victims and excuses fucked up behavior.

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portraitsofboston:

     “We’re not dating, but we’ve come to trust each other in such a way that when people look at us they think, ‘Oh, they’re so close. They must be a couple.’ But an intimate relationship doesn’t have to be sexual—he turns me on intellectually and we wholeheartedly enjoy each other’s company. We feel that we’re each other’s surrogate true loves.”

portraitsofboston:

     “We’re not dating, but we’ve come to trust each other in such a way that when people look at us they think, ‘Oh, they’re so close. They must be a couple.’ But an intimate relationship doesn’t have to be sexual—he turns me on intellectually and we wholeheartedly enjoy each other’s company. We feel that we’re each other’s surrogate true loves.”

(via veganweedsoup)

— 5 hours ago with 3385 notes

iloveeverythingwaytoomuch:

(((au where everythings the same except they say bisexual when they mean bisexual)))

(via nonmono-perspective)

— 6 hours ago with 1472 notes
#bi life 
elyssediamond:

Eugène GrassetLa Belle Jardiniere – August1896
More Art Nouveau

elyssediamond:

Eugène Grasset
La Belle Jardiniere – August
1896

More Art Nouveau

(via heaveninawildflower)

— 10 hours ago with 190 notes
heaveninawildflower:

'August' page from 'Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1892.' Illustration by Kate Greenaway (1846-1901).
NYPL Digital Gallery

heaveninawildflower:

'August' page from 'Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1892.' Illustration by Kate Greenaway (1846-1901).

NYPL Digital Gallery

— 11 hours ago with 40 notes
"So look at the fleeting stars with fleeting eyes and feel how the earth beneath you gives. It is all a temporary manifestation of particles, and it is all unraveling to particulate silence. The bustle of the human day will come and will go. And then there will be night. But how beautiful these moments within the dissolve. What a temporary perfection we can find in this passing world. Everything good ever done, everything good that was done today; and all the good people doing it. And back and back, and forward and forward. All that beauty within a universe unraveling. Be proud of your place in the cosmos. It is small, and yet it is. How unlikely! How fantastic! And stupid. And excellent."
cecil making everyone cry (via moonbrains)

(Source: curls-of-221b, via moonbrains)

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imreallybad:

repeat after me: 

  • virginity is a social construct 
  • you don’t lose your virginity 
  • there’s nothing valuable or precious about virginity, it’s an imaginary concept 
  • virginity is inherently heterocentric 
  • your worth is not defined by whether or not you’ve had a dick inside you
  • what you define as sex is up to you, you get to decide how many people you’ve had sex with 
  • the end 

(via buttsandbooks)

— 23 hours ago with 236852 notes
#sex tw