ceredvyne:

tonic-in-the-rain:

hello-imaliveandwandwell:

hiroshimalated:

Please keep this circulating. Cops are getting more and more brazen, know your rights!

good to know

I really wish I would’ve known this a few years ago. I have been illegally harassed and searched by cops when I was younger, and I didn’t even know that they couldn’t do those things. This is very very important, and it’s good infomation for everyone.

I got pulled over for solicitation a few months back and due to my knowledge of this the officer left me alone but I was still hopping mad!

Reblogged from dareidisturbthegalaxy

potter-merlin:

petrichoriousparalian:

youfightthosefaries:

9 Problems with Women’s Clothing

And the worst part is that clothing companies do it because they know we’ll still buy their products.  But do we have much other choice?

and if you’re fat multiply these difficulties by 9000%

Amen. Also my bras cost 50 freaking dollars! I really don’t want to pay that much for some material to cover my breasts :/

Reblogged from msaether

i-need-that-seat:

iapollogise:

I love pirates because they have no concept on albeism. oh you have no leg? here have a peg leg. no hand?? well guess we gotta put a hook on that, give those sons of bitches a surprise. Blind in one eye, put an eyepatch on no one fucking cares, youre deaf??? go man the canons you glorious bastard.They dont care if youre disabled bcus as long as you can fuck shit up they literally dont fucking care.

I never thought about it this way. This is beautiful.

blue-collar-girl:

friendlycloud:

stfusexists:

vaspim2k13:

This is the kind of world we live in today

If your suggestion as an administrator is to tell a teenage girl to go under the knife instead of telling a teenage boy to respect women, you are in the wrong damn line of work.

That school should be closed.
What a disgrace.

This kind of shit should result in some equally awful medieval punishment.

blue-collar-girl:

friendlycloud:

stfusexists:

vaspim2k13:

This is the kind of world we live in today

If your suggestion as an administrator is to tell a teenage girl to go under the knife instead of telling a teenage boy to respect women, you are in the wrong damn line of work.

That school should be closed.

What a disgrace.

This kind of shit should result in some equally awful medieval punishment.

Reblogged from msaether

1. Don’t try to piss quietly. Nobody in a public restroom thinks you’re knitting in your stall. They came to piss, just like you. And if you have to take a dump, do it. Get over your fear of public toilets. It’ll make life a lot easier.

2. Masturbate. Masturbate a lot. Talk about it with your friends. You’ve got the right to make yourself feel good and brag about it just like all the boys with extra large kleenex packages on their desks.

3. If you want the large fries, get the large fries. Hunger and appetite are nothing to be ashamed of, just human. Don’t ever feel guilty for eating in front of others. You need to nourish your body to stay alive. We all do.

4. Laugh as loud as you have to, no matter if you snort or gasp or literally scream.

5. Fart when you have to.

6. Always remember you weren’t born to visually please others. Forget the phrase “what if they think it’s ugly”. If you think it’s lovely, it is lovely. You wanna wear it, wear it!

7. Speak your mind! You can learn to do so without insulting others or shoving your opinion down other people’s throats.

Seven Simple Ways To Free Yourself, from girl to girl (via notcapableoflove)

rapunzelie:

urukohai:

punk-roque:

tbh i think straight girls appreciate girls more than straight boys do

we’re the ones that have sex with them so i think that’s unlikely

1. Straight men are not the only people having sex with women
2. I got some fascinating news to tell you about the disappointing nature of most straight men in bed
3. Fucking women doesn’t mean you appreciate them as people, not in the slightest

chescaleigh:

youtubenation:

For vlogger Franchesca Ramsey, life is but a creative, chaotic, hair-obsessed dream. The YouTuber, comedian, actress, graphic design, and beauty vlogger — yes! she consistently maintains all these jobs! — is known best for her hilarious impressions brought to life on her main channel, Chescaleigh. Nominated for #WCW by fellow creator issarae , chescaleigh is as hilarious as she is insightful, and if there is a hard conversation to be had, you better believe Ramsey is the first one to the mic.
Growing up in Florida, Ramsey first got a taste of the dramatics while attending Florida’s premiere performing arts high school, Dreyfoos School of the Arts. While acting and comedy have continued to be Ramsey’s passions, during college she made the decision re-enroll in a college closer to home and pursue a full-time relationship with graphic design. Ultimately her two passions collided when she began her YouTube channel in 2007 and, later, her second channel dedicated solely to hair and beauty tutorials. Ramsey uploads videos twice a week about everything and anything: Song parodies, impersonations and original characters, and vlogs about YouTube culture, sexism, race, pop culture, and her daily life.

In 2011, Ramsey won YouTube’s Next Up contest and received professional training and new equipment. It was because of this encouragement to produce higher quality videos that Ramsey created her viral hit, “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls.” Inspired by a Christmas party mishap, Ramsey’s video racked over five million views in the first five days and got her invited onto MSNBC, ABC, The Daily Mail, and the Anderson Cooper talk show. From there, she quit her full-time graphic design job and put all her efforts into YouTube and standup comedy.
While this worked for a year, the fame of her video eventually died down and Ramsey was forced to take a step back to evaluate her next move: Find a more stable job and sacrifice her YouTube channel or put it all on the line for her creative projects?

It’s a question I assume all YouTube creators face at a certain point and, for Ramsey, I see this period of questioning as the turning point in her channel. Yes, “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls” shot her to YouTube fame, but it has been her videos since that have made an impact on the YouTube ecosystem. Her videos discussing things such as race, police violence, and rape culture have caused a stir and, ultimately, they’ve gotten viewers talking about things that matter. Ramsey is bold in everything she does, from beauty tips to discussions of race, and is helping create an open space for black female creators to break out of Hollywood’s stereotypes and be themselves. As she perfectly sums up in her Twitter bio, she’s all about going over heads and stepping on toes.
For all this and more, Franchesca Ramsey is not only our crush but an inspiration. Franchesca, thank you for being you and for encouraging us all to do the same.

Carly Lanning is a YouTube Nation curator and founder of Voices Story Project. The project archives stories of sexual violence and has a new story out now.

Aw shucks. Thanks youtubenation

chescaleigh:

youtubenation:

For vlogger Franchesca Ramsey, life is but a creative, chaotic, hair-obsessed dream. The YouTuber, comedian, actress, graphic design, and beauty vlogger — yes! she consistently maintains all these jobs! — is known best for her hilarious impressions brought to life on her main channel, Chescaleigh. Nominated for #WCW by fellow creator issarae , chescaleigh is as hilarious as she is insightful, and if there is a hard conversation to be had, you better believe Ramsey is the first one to the mic.

Growing up in Florida, Ramsey first got a taste of the dramatics while attending Florida’s premiere performing arts high school, Dreyfoos School of the Arts. While acting and comedy have continued to be Ramsey’s passions, during college she made the decision re-enroll in a college closer to home and pursue a full-time relationship with graphic design. Ultimately her two passions collided when she began her YouTube channel in 2007 and, later, her second channel dedicated solely to hair and beauty tutorials. Ramsey uploads videos twice a week about everything and anything: Song parodies, impersonations and original characters, and vlogs about YouTube culture, sexism, race, pop culture, and her daily life.

In 2011, Ramsey won YouTube’s Next Up contest and received professional training and new equipment. It was because of this encouragement to produce higher quality videos that Ramsey created her viral hit, “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls.” Inspired by a Christmas party mishap, Ramsey’s video racked over five million views in the first five days and got her invited onto MSNBC, ABC, The Daily Mail, and the Anderson Cooper talk show. From there, she quit her full-time graphic design job and put all her efforts into YouTube and standup comedy.

While this worked for a year, the fame of her video eventually died down and Ramsey was forced to take a step back to evaluate her next move: Find a more stable job and sacrifice her YouTube channel or put it all on the line for her creative projects?

It’s a question I assume all YouTube creators face at a certain point and, for Ramsey, I see this period of questioning as the turning point in her channel. Yes, “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls” shot her to YouTube fame, but it has been her videos since that have made an impact on the YouTube ecosystem. Her videos discussing things such as race, police violence, and rape culture have caused a stir and, ultimately, they’ve gotten viewers talking about things that matter. Ramsey is bold in everything she does, from beauty tips to discussions of race, and is helping create an open space for black female creators to break out of Hollywood’s stereotypes and be themselves. As she perfectly sums up in her Twitter bio, she’s all about going over heads and stepping on toes.

For all this and more, Franchesca Ramsey is not only our crush but an inspiration. Franchesca, thank you for being you and for encouraging us all to do the same.


Carly Lanning is a YouTube Nation curator and founder of Voices Story Project. The project archives stories of sexual violence and has a new story out now.

Aw shucks. Thanks youtubenation

Reblogged from chescaleigh

When conservatives talk about their idea of a woman who needs access to contraception and/or abortion services, she is always poor, uneducated, promiscuous, and irresponsible. By painting this image, they make it easy for women to distance themselves from each other. Not only is the debate around restrictions on birth control and abortion gendered, it also becomes classed. We stop caring that these restrictions impact all women on some level because we tell ourselves, “Well, I am not like ‘that’, so I do not care if that woman has access to the services she needs.” Furthermore, this picture of the woman who is “poor, uneducated, promiscuous, and irresponsible” is also how conservatives have historically stereotyped Black Women. Thus, this image is gendered, class-specific, and racialized. And I would argue that so are their restrictions on reproductive health services.

Conservatives’ obsession with limiting access to birth control and abortion is one that affects all women. But their reasoning also lets me know they are, indeed, targeting Black Women. It is time that Black Women become more vocal about our right to make decisions about our bodies, sexualities, and reproductive choices without interference or regulation from others. In the same way that we are speaking up about their right to define ourselves and narrate our own lives, we must also be vocal about reproductive justice.

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.

Reblogged from varsitea