“I know many photographers who have never seen an image appear on a wet piece of paper in a small room lit by red lights. I feel sorry for them, because they don’t know what magic really is.”—Barry Hayes, a 35 year old professional photographer from Vermont.
Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work!
1. Don’t put drugs in people’s drinks in order to control their behavior.
2. When you see someone walking by themselves, leave them alone!
3. If you pull over to help someone with car problems, remember not to assault them!
4. NEVER open an unlocked door or window uninvited.
5. If you are in an elevator and someone else gets in, DON’T ASSAULT THEM!
6. Remember, people go to laundry to do their laundry, do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.
7. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM! If you are not able to stop yourself from assaulting people, ask a friend to stay with you while you are in public.
8. Always be honest with people! Don’t pretend to be a caring friend in order to gain the trust of someone you want to assault. Consider telling them you plan to assault them. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the other person may take that as a sign that you do not plan to rape them.
9. Don’t forget: you can’t have sex with someone unless they are awake!
10. Carry a whistle! If you are worried you might assault someone “on accident” you can hand it to the person you are with, so they can blow it if you do.
And, ALWAYS REMEMBER: if you didn’t ask permission and then respect the answer the first time, you are committing a crime- no matter how “into it” others appear to be.
I don’t like when people say I’m black… Black is not a race,Its a color. The right word to say is i am African american. A lot of people have a thing about africans. Africans are dirty , africans are poor but some of the most beautiful people came from Africa. If you are African american YOU ARE AFRICAN. Black is not a race and same thing goes to white.
I’ve always self-identified as Black. I love it, and I understand that not everyone else will. Not everyone has to - it’s a personal choice. I have my reasons for loving it, and others have their reasons for not loving it. I wouldn’t tell other people what the “right” thing to call themselves is. That kind of behavior is antagonistic, divisive, and counterrevolutionary.
I’m tired of people using “rape” in the context of “lol those midterms totally raped me!”, etc. It’s fucking obnoxious, considering how 1 in 6 women have been victims of sexual assault. The odds are pretty damn high that right now, you’re making an ass of yourself in front of one of them. And…
“I’m a slut because i’ll wear shorts and a tank top. I’m a bitch because i don’t let you push me around. I’m a liar because i won’t tell you everything. I’m stupid because sometimes i’m wrong. I’m ugly because my face isn’t perfect. I’m a whore because i like boys. I’m annoying because i’m not chill enough. I’m a loser because i’m not friends with your group. I’m fake because most of the time i’m happy. I’m weird because i’m not like you. I’m controlling because i get mad. Sometimes i’m clingy because i like being around people. I’m greedy because i like to be satisfied. I’m naive because i’m younger than you. I’m conceited because i’m proud of who i am. I’m rude because my manners aren’t perfect. i’m unappreciative because i don’t praise you. Don’t tell me who i am because i already know.”—cynthialac: (via blackfashion)
“Some professors would just pretend I wasn’t there. I would ask a question and a professor would act as if it was just so dumb, the dumbest question he had ever heard. Then, when a white guy would ask the same question, the professor would say, “That’s a very astute observation.’” In an interview with the Des Moines Register in 2008 Jemison said that it was difficult to go to Stanford at 16, but thinks her youthful arrogance may have helped her. “I did have to say, ‘I’m going to do this and I don’t give a damn.’” She points out the unfairness of the necessity for women and minorities of having that attitude in some fields.”
(This is what I’ve been talking about lately with my pressure to be that much better with science because I’m female. Nail, meet head.)
ALSO, FOR MY TREKKIES:
“Jemison’s inspiration for joining NASA was African-American actress Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek.”
“In 1993, Jemison also appeared on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.LeVar Burton found out, from a friend that Jemison was a big Star Trek fan and asked her if she’d be interested in being on the show, and she said, “Yeah!!” The result was an appearance in the episode “Second Chances.” Jemison has the distinction of being the first real astronaut ever to appear on Star Trek.”
“I know black men for real. I don’t just know them through the movies or through a rap tape, and I know these men to cry, to love their families, to want to be successful, to be afraid, to have every human emotion possible, and to be weak and vulnerable, but at the same time to be dangerous and strong. I know these types of brothers.”—Terrence Dean, quoted from Barack & Curtis: Manhood, Power, and Respect a short documentary film produced and directed by Byron Hurt:
A person that thinks that putting on African clothes, adoptng a lunchbox superhero sounding African name, eating vegan food, and spelling Africa with a “k” instead of a “c” will turn them into Cleopatra or Shaka Zulu. I’m sorry, but I’ve been to Africa. Africa is not a monolith.
You can save your tofu-dashikiist rhetoric for someone who doesn’t take the time to study REAL African history.
This is related to something I plan to actually write about soon!