micdotcom:

The Miss Indian World pageant is the answer to Miss America we’ve been looking for

When Kira Kazantsev was crowned the new Miss America on Sunday night, a feeling of déjá vu set in.

Not only was she white — like all but nine of the 94 winners before her — she also fit snugly into a narrowly defined standard of Western female attractiveness: early 20s, long flowing hair and a thin, painstakingly tanned physique that would not seem out of place in a Victoria’s Secret catalog.

In many ways, the Miss Indian World pageant’s definition of what American beauty truly entails is the ideological antithesis to Miss America. Indeed, since 1984, this five-day competition based in Albuquerque, N.M., has honored Native American woman for their contributions to their communities, not their bikini bodies. The top award is given to the contestant who “best represents her culture,” according to Al Jazeera.

Why this pageant is world’s better 

officialprincessjasmine:

egalitarianism is the deliberate, and oftentimes benign, silencing of an oppressed group in order to maintain the social hegemony

egalitarianism is being cognizant of the fact that there are social inequities and choosing to aid both sides with the same vigor

egalitarianism is an ideology that perpetuates oppression by doing nothing to reduce the chasm that lies between two social groups

underhuntressmoon:

apersnicketylemon:

Hey tumblr… so you know how the block feature just doesn’t work right? Well, boy oh boy is it fucking up big time right now. (And yes, I do want this reblogged because this is fucking bullshit).

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Boosting the hell out of this because I had to deal with something similar. The ignore feature does jack shit. Stop fucking around with icons and colors and give us something better please.

poopflow:

finally hung my lights above my bed!!

poopflow:

finally hung my lights above my bed!!

justxjanelliex3:

xomoriarty:

ok, so today at the daycare that i volunteer at it was ‘princess and superhero’ day and this little boy walked in in this sparkling blue dress and my favorite thing is that none of the kids reacted at all, they just told him he looked pretty and went on with their day and that is why children are better than adults

this made my day
  • me in november: ugh christmas decorations shouldn't be up this early the holiday isn't for another two months come the fuck on
  • me in september: SPOOKY SCARY SKELETONS
customexotics:

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customexotics:

Thought I would give some love to the Bloods today, love the colors on this little fellow! That tail fade is my favorite part!

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Meet Ai-jen Poo, the domestic workers advocate who just won a MacArthur grant

thisisfusion:

On Tuesday, the MacArthur Foundation announced this year’s MacArthur Fellows — 21 creative individuals who receive a no-strings-attached cash sum to advance their projects. 

One fellow, Ai-jen Poo, has spent years working to advance the rights of domestic workers in the US. 

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Read more about Ai-jen Poo  at Fusion.net

"I don’t want to be “sort of dating” someone. I don’t want to be “kinda hanging out” with someone. I don’t want to spend a lot of energy suppressing my feelings so I appear uninvolved. I want to be involved. I want to be sleeping with someone I know I’ll see again because they’ve already demonstrated to me that they’re trustworthy and honorable — and into me."