Some really special friends of mine are trying to do something really special to them and are asking for a little help, which is what we all do these days, but I mean, really, it’s like, who doesn’t need a little encouragement today? It’s not like everything is awesome. I mean look at Louisiana, something like 29% of Republicans polled believe Obama was responsible for the terrible oversight of the Hurricane Katrina FEMA mess.
Wow, what a ramble. What I’m trying to get at is that there are people in your life that are incredibly special and you will do anything to help them fuel their (creative) endeavors. Even stand in -20F weather, with some snow, on top of a pile of rocks, near a gold dredge, just to take a photo of them. Maybe it was worse for them, but again, I digress.
Feeding Frenzy is made up of 4 (5, Chad not pictured) incredibly precious people to me and they are gonna release some sweet wax with some sweet folk on it. It may not be your cup of cocoa, but check it out and send them a fiver so that I can enjoy it. ;-)
You cannot say that you like Pocahontas. The genocide of my people is turned into a cartoon musical with a singing raccoon? I mean, think about it, dawg, the real story of Pocahontas is about a bunch of white boys who come to my land, bribe the corrupt indian chief, kill off all the warriors and fuck the indian princess silly.
[Image: A picture of a tall, very thin Black woman with her shoulder over a shorter, older white man wearing traditional Orthodox Jewish clothing on a New York sideway.]
“This one is very serious, guys:
I came upon these two on the sidewalk. They were having a conversation. “Excuse me,” I said, addressing the girl: “I’m sorry to interrupt, but is there anyway I can take your photo?”
“Why would you want my photo?” she asked.
“Because you look beautiful,” I said. And she did. She was Sudanese. There is a very distinct beauty among people from the Sudan, and she was filled up with it. Suddenly the man cut in:
“I was just telling her she was beautiful,” he said.
Naively, I assumed I had just walked up on one stranger giving a compliment to another. I wanted to capture the moment. “Let me take your photograph together,” I said. The man seemed reluctant, he started smiling nervously and inching away. But the girl called him back.
“Come take a picture with me,” she said. Encouraged by her attention, he returned. She put her arm around him, and I took the photo.
As I examined the photos on my camera, the man started whispering to the girl. She answered him in a loud voice: “I told you! I’m not that kind of girl.” She seemed agitated now. Finally sensing that I had misread the situation, I stepped between them. The man began hurrying down the sidewalk.
When the man left, the girl’s demeanor changed completely. She seemed shaken. Her eyes were tearing up. “He just offered me five hundred dollars to go out with him,” she said. “And then when I said ‘no,’ he offered me one thousand. Why does this always happen to me?”
“It happens a lot?” I asked.
“All the time,” she said. “I’m sorry I’m getting emotional. I just can’t go out of my house without this kind of thing happening. I have a son. I’m a mother. I would never degrade myself like that. I just don’t understand why this keeps happening.”
“Do you mind if I tell this story?” I asked.
“Please,” she said. “Tell it.”
Let’s hope this man, and all men, realize the emotional damage they are inflicting on the women they try to buy. In the meantime, feel free to SHARE.*
Dear Tumblr, fuck you for trying to erase this.
nine photographs portraying quotes said to sexual assault survivors by police officers, attorneys, and other authority figures
more info about project unbreakable here
original tumblr here
These photos make me cringe.
These photo’s make me upset and angry.
I am filled with such a violent rage. This is why I believe vigilantes need to exist. Because rape culture causes justice to rarely be served.
this is so wrong and makes me so fucking angry UGH
I am angry an depressed. Fuck