1. nythroughthelens:

    New York City Skyline - Sunset

    Sunsets are sky-kisses.

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    Earlier this evening.

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    Information about my New York City photography book which is releasing in stores and online in the autumn of 2014 (including where to order it):

    NY Through The Lens: A New York Coffee Table Book

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  2. redtemplo:

    micdotcom:

    India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

    After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

    It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

    Go off x1000000

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  3. fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

    Houston, Texas: March and rally in solidarity with the Ferguson uprising, August 20, 2014.

    "Whose streets? Our streets! Took over the streets in Third Ward, marching in solidarity with Ferguson, from the HPD cop shop on West Grey and St. Emanuel and through the hood. We out-smarted the cops who were trying to block the streets and keep us on the sidewalks. HPD, out of our community!”

    Report and photos by Gloria Rubac

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  5. dreadpiratekhan:


    A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

    Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

    A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

    Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

    Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

    Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

    Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  

    (freakin’ immaculate)

    Source with more wonderful photos

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  6. fatpeopleart:

    devourmyirisheart:

    dumpyspaceprincess:

    I can think of at least…5 things my body is more useful for than someone else’s “motivation” to diet.

    A wee companion piece for this x

    HEY EVERYONE SHOULD REBLOG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS BECAUSE THINSPO BLOGS HAVE GOTTEN AHOLD OF THIS IMAGE AND ITS REALLY UPSETTING THE ARTIST THAT HER WORK MEANT TO INSPIRE BODY ACCEPTANCE IS BEING USED AS THINSPIRATION WHICH IS REALLY GROSS AND STUPID SINCE IT LITERALLY SAYS, “NOT YOUR FUCKING THINSPO” SO PLEASE HELP AND RECLAIM THIS IMAGE BY REBLOGING

    This is beautiful and thinspo needs to cut it out.

    (Source: dumpyspaceprincess, via finestintheshop)

     
  7. way-harsh-tai:

    Everything Beyonce does is careful and thought out. Her entire image is perfection crafted from planning ahead. She does not ‘wing it’ or throw things into her performances and public appearances ‘just because’.

    What she did at this award show was amazing, especially because of how intentional and thought out it clearly was.

    Feminism is a scary word for a lot of people. Many women are afraid of calling themselves feminist because they think it implies anger, hatred of men, or a rejection of traditional femininity. 

    Beyonce presented everyone watching with two distinct images of what many viewers viewed as two very different women. There is the strong, independent FEMINIST. She is the woman who likes being in control and being in the spotlight. Then there is the WIFE and MOTHER. She is soft, sweet, smiling at the husband and child you can tell she loves and values so much.

    For every girl watching who was afraid to be a feminist, afraid to be powerful, because of what she thought she would lose, this is an incredible message. You can be all the things you want to be. You can be both. Feminists can have amazing happy, full lives full of both traditional and modern womanhood. 

    Feminism means gender should not be a source of persecution or a restriction of your choices. Feminism mean the type of person you should be is based on what you value, not what outside forces pressure you to value because of your gender or biological sex. Shout at the top of your lungs that you are a feminist and proud. Then go and be the exact person that you want to be. 

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  8. rhube:

    boneycircus:

    team-joebama:

    heckboy:

    zeldatitsgerald:

    beastregards:

    another way to ruin a pop classic with teenage angst.  Cyndi Lauper would be turning in her freshly dug grave

    ah yEs, those angsty teenage years when overdramatic girls go through that oh-so-trivial phase of believing they deserve fundamental human rights a hah ha *wipes a stray tear of mirth*

    Cyndi Laupers not even dead

    Cyndi Lauper is a long-time activist for human rights and would most likely be holding the damn sign herself

    "It is not a dirty word, "feminism." I just think that women belong in the human population with the same rights as everybody else. … The problem is, "A feminist looks like this, or is like that." We are taught not to like ourselves as women, we are taught what we’re supposed to look like, what our measurements are supposed to be. I never hear what measurements men are supposed to be. Just women.

      - Cyndi Lauper

    Has this dude ever even listened to the lyrics of that song?

    I come home in the morning light
    My mother says when you gonna live your life right
    Oh mother dear we’re not the fortunate ones
    And girls they want to have fun

    Some boys take a beautiful girl
    And hide her away from the rest of the world
    I want to be the one to walk in the sun
    Oh girls they want to have fun

    Girls having fun is feminist as fuck.

    Girls having fun is a lot harder than boys having fun, because of all the barriers society places between girls and having carefree fun.

    This is not a blow-off song:

    That’s all they really want
    Some fun
    When the working day is done
    Girls - they want to have fun

    It’s about being allowed to have some time for you after you’ve completed your commitments, and how frustrating it is to be hemmed in all the time. ‘That’s all they really want’ isn’t saying ‘women are just frivolous’, OK, it’s saying ‘Give us a BREAK - we aren’t asking for that much! Being an independent woman isn’t being joyless, we just want what you take for granted: fun’. JFC.

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  9. christinefriar:

    I. love. the. Anaconda. video. but the writeups I’ve been seeing keep referring to Drake as a co-star, which I think misses a big part of the point.

    The reason this video rules is because Drake is an extra. Drake is a prop. Drake is a bro in the comfy-casual clothes that he rolled up to the set in, who has no lines or purpose other than the be ground upon, and whose face is obscured by shadows most of the time.

    This is not a continuation of the Drake/Nicki/Rih media narrative. This is a dank-as-fuck feminist power play. This is, “Drake is whatever to me.” And this is a man who, if he isn’t at the top of his game, is close to it. A huge celebrity. And here is Nicki looking fucking amazing, tormenting him into a boner, then swatting his hand away and walking out of frame.

    Your anaconda don’t want none unless she got buns, hun? Maybe she doesn’t want your anaconda. Maybe she’ll do whatever the fuck she wants with her buns, and it doesn’t matter what you think or feel.

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  10. tpzl:

    servbot42:

    suppermariobroth:

    The Super Mario Bros. main theme without the high lead instrument. Mildly depressing.

    how is this blog so fucking incredible

    this isn’t depressing this is like 8bit smooth jazz

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  12. h-gla:

    Soooo…..next tattoo idea? Hand is a bold one but fuck it…as they say - yolo

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  13. in-catz-we-trust:

    why cant more people realize this?

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  14. itslarsyouguys:

    YOU’RE a baby

    I’M a baby

    WE CAN BE BABIES TOGETHER

    (Source: dongwoon, via karinaxxx)

     
  15. fishingboatproceeds:

    I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives,  and etc etc:

    - White people are less likely to be arrested for the same crime than black people, and black people serve longer (much longer!) sentences than white people.

    - Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans. 

    - Racial bias in hiring in the U.S. is well-documented and persistent.

    - African American students are far more likely to be punished in schools, even though they are not much more likely to break school rules than their white peers.

    - Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination. 

    - White people in the U.S. on average have lower mortgage rates than African Americans.

    White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.

    (Source: twitter.com)