luxuriant but couth

Oct 21

I am an invisible man. No, I am not the spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids- and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination- indeed, everything and anything except me.

Nor is my invisibilty exactly a matter of a bio-chemical accident to my epidermis. That invisibility to which I refer occurs because of a peculiar disposition in the eyes of those with whome I come in contact. A matter of the construction of their inner eyes, those eyes with which they look through their physical eyes upon reality. I am not complaining, nor am I protesting either. It is sometimes advatageous to be unseen, although it is most often rather wearing on the nerves. Then too, you’re constantly being bumped against by those of poor vision. Or again, you often doubt if you really exist. You wonder whether you aren’t simply a phantom in other people’s minds. Say, a figure in a nightmare which the sleeper tries with all his strength to destroy. It’s when you feel like this that, out of resentment, you begin to bump people back. And, let me confess, you feel that way most of the time. You ache with the need to convince yourself that you do exist in the real world, that you’re a part of all the sound and anguish, and you strike out with your fists, you curse and you swear to make them recognize you. And, alas, it’s seldom successful…

Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison (via howtobeterrell)

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strangeasanjles:

deadlydinos:

It’s not punk to antagonize minimum wage workers.

Like writing shit on bathroom stalls, making messes in grocery and big box stores, trashing hotel rooms, yelling at actual workers about how horrible their capitalist employers are. Stop doing this shit. You are making life harder for those you claim to identify with and want to help.

(via queerravenclaw)


Oct 20

bustysaintclair:

Kids please don’t think that it’s unusual or special to be dating someone with whom you can watch netflix and eat pizza and hold hands and also have hot sex with

It concerns me when I see millions of notes on a post that’s like “fuck me hard but also be sweet with me”

Like what kinds of relationships are you in that you think this is a revolutionary thing to ask

(via kebaumann)


blunthought:


"If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see."
| James Baldwin

blunthought:

"If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see."

| James Baldwin

(via howtobeterrell)


Oct 19

zanabism:

being called “racist” isn’t an insult or something mean that people are saying to you because they want to bring you down. if you’re being called racist you shouldn’t be brushing it off because you “can’t see the haters” you should be assessing your behaviour, your language, and mindset for signs of prejudice, discrimination, and sympathy/support for unfair and violent treatment towards racially persecuted people in your country 

(via clittered)


pr1nceshawn:

The evolution of Halloween costumes for girls…

(via theeclecticwanderess)


whatwhiteswillneverknow:

Let the spinning of news begin.

"While what’s going on is New Hampshire is ridiculous, and so easy to make fun of because of that, put it in context for a moment.
There is less force being used on a senseless, violent riot, complete with cars and other property set on fire, civilians injured, and general drunken mayhem than there has been at the peaceful protests in Ferguson.
Pumpkins aren’t the key difference in these situations.”I sense I will have to soon do a bit of unfollowing/blocking on Facebook in the next few hours after I posted this. Whatever. I could spit right now.

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

Let the spinning of news begin.


"While what’s going on is New Hampshire is ridiculous, and so easy to make fun of because of that, put it in context for a moment.

There is less force being used on a senseless, violent riot, complete with cars and other property set on fire, civilians injured, and general drunken mayhem than there has been at the peaceful protests in Ferguson.

Pumpkins aren’t the key difference in these situations.”

I sense I will have to soon do a bit of unfollowing/blocking on Facebook in the next few hours after I posted this. Whatever. I could spit right now.


bankuei:

White folks out here high on pumpkin spice, setting shit on fire. 

(via mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers)


Pride (2014)

(where can i get this woman’s magic lesbian summoning powers?)

This is so important.


“A survey of 11-to-14 year-olds found:
· 51% of the boys and 41% of the girls said forced sex was acceptable if the boy, “spent a lot of money” on the girl;
· 31% of the boys and 32% of the girls said it was acceptable for a man to rape a woman with past sexual experience;
· 87% of boys and 79% of girls said sexual assault was acceptable if the man and the woman were married;
· 65% of the boys and 47% of the girls said it was acceptable for a boy to rape a girl if they had been dating for more than six months.”
Societal Attitudes Supporting Rape (via politicalmachine)

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