September162014

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11AM

The reasons Black women suffer disproportionately from abuse are complex. Racism and sexism are two of the biggest obstacles that Black women in America face. But because many Black women and men believe racism is a bigger issue than sexism, Black women tend to feel obligated to put racial issues ahead of sex-based issues. For Black women, a strong sense of cultural affinity and loyalty to community and race renders many of us silent, so our stories often go untold. One of the biggest related impediments is our hesitation in trusting the police or the justice system. As Black people, we don’t always feel comfortable surrendering “our own” to the treatment of a racially biased police state and as women, we don’t always feel safe calling police officers who may harm us instead of helping us. And when we do speak out or seek help, we too often experience backlash from members of our communities who believe we are airing out dirty laundry and making ourselves look bad in front of White people.

Access to employment and economic self-sufficiency are also important. Racism has a disparate impact on Black people, men especially, who have, for the past six decades, consistently been held to an unemployment rate almost double that of white men. In a society that measures “manhood” primarily by one’s ability to provide, being denied access to the means to provide can cause some men to seek power through dominating women. For some men, the venting of anger turns violent and their partners suffer the greatest blows. Black women also face employment disparities, earning less than Black men and White men and women. This wage disparity limits available options and leaves many women, particularly mothers, feeling trapped in bad relationships where financial needs trump all.

-from, 

Why Black Women Struggle More With Domestic Violence

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September152014
Art is dead. #5ptz #RIP

Art is dead. #5ptz #RIP

5ptz rip 

9AM

missvoltairine:

do you ever just get a vibe that someone has a crush on you and then you’re not sure if they actually do or if you’re just really really self-absorbed

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9AM
whitegirlsaintshit:

nuclearharvest:

On a drive in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, this strange light appeared in the sky. It lasted a couple of minutes and then disappeared.


it was just me. i was checking on my hometown, making sure everything was cool.

whitegirlsaintshit:

nuclearharvest:

On a drive in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, this strange light appeared in the sky. It lasted a couple of minutes and then disappeared.

it was just me. i was checking on my hometown, making sure everything was cool.

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9AM

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m e 

9AM
whenyouwereapostcard:

Claude Monet
A Windmill at Zaandam
1872

whenyouwereapostcard:

Claude Monet
A Windmill at Zaandam
1872

art monet 

1AM

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1AM

exgynocraticgrrl:

Tony Porter: A Call To Men
"Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men...Breaking Out of the Man Box - Ending Violence Against Women" and the visionary for the book, NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters.

Tony's message of accountability is welcome and supported by many grassroots and established organizations. He’s currently working with numerous domestic and sexual violence programs, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, colleges and universities around the country. He has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Tony is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department having worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom and Brazil. In addition, he has been a guest presenter for the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and has been a script consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." - (x)

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1AM

colossalwaffles:

demengineerz:

Select Your Character

wait can we talk about this for a second? fox’s head is missing. DK’s head is apparently up his ass and pikachu is being thrown across the screen by some other force? sus

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1AM

trebled-negrita-princess:

oceanicsteam:

veggieburqers:

beauty comes in all shapes and sizes

I’m pretty sure this is like the 5th time I’ve reblogged this because omg

POTAYDOESSSS

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1AM
stegosarah:

Do you think someone could still use that? Asking for a friend

stegosarah:

Do you think someone could still use that? Asking for a friend

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1AM

little-yogi:

Marriage goals

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1AM

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1AM

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