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Ask me anything   the compulsive aesthetician

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    keithboykin:

When Utah residents saw 22-year-old Darrien Hunt carrying a toy sword, they called police who shot and killed him. But when 22-year-old Joseph Kelley carried an assault rifle to a JC Penney store in Utah, he walked out without a scratch on his body. They were both the same age. Both in the same state. But only one was considered “suspicious.” And you still believe America is color blind?

    keithboykin:

    When Utah residents saw 22-year-old Darrien Hunt carrying a toy sword, they called police who shot and killed him. But when 22-year-old Joseph Kelley carried an assault rifle to a JC Penney store in Utah, he walked out without a scratch on his body. They were both the same age. Both in the same state. But only one was considered “suspicious.” And you still believe America is color blind?

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    micdotcom:

    13 times school dress codes made young women ashamed of their bodies 

    It’s back to school season in America, which unfortunately also means a return to infuriating and overzealous dress code enforcement in schools across the country. Case in point: Over the past few weeks around 200 Staten Island students have received detention for violating their school’s dress code. What do almost all of those students have in common? A full 90% were girls.

    This is one fashion trend that needs to end immediately. Here are 13 prime examples of the ways young girls have been shamed and even sexualized by school dress codes.

    8. Female students forced to prove their dresses fit properly

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    poldberg:

    While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

    Links:

    Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

    Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

    You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

    (via socialjusticekoolaid)

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    ios1:

Two Women Running on the Beach, Pablo Picasso (1992)

    ios1:

    Two Women Running on the Beach, Pablo Picasso (1992)

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    theinvisiblecommission:

World War IV is being fought inside your head.

    theinvisiblecommission:

    World War IV is being fought inside your head.

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    micdotcom:

    21 women riding through the cycling gender gap 

    The biking gap is a huge and underreported trend prevalent in cities around the world. In the U.S., 1 women for every 3 men bike. In London, 77% of bike trips are taken by men and only 5% of women identify as frequent cyclists. 

    But why are women bicycling less?

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    gowns:

    We want big boob…. not too big, gross

    we like small perky boob… not too little, gross

    no don’t get fake ones!!!! gross!

    oh your boobs are just like…hanging there…grosss…

    and also…… every boob is just so dang sexy like i can’t see a mom giving an infant milk or my boner will rupture right through my chinos

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    art21:

    "I don’t want to explain to somebody what pollen is. … That is the secret and the beauty and the power and the potential of all this." —Wolfgang Laib

    In this week’s Season 7 preview, artist Wolfgang Laib discusses his interest in pollen, while shown installing Pollen from Hazelnut (2013) at the Museum of Modern Art in 2013—sifting hazelnut pollen collected by the artist since the mid-1990s.

    WATCH: Preview of Wolfgang Laib in Legacy

    Season 7 of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Legacy airs Friday, November 7, 2014.

    IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7 episode, Legacy, 2014. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

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    softboycollective:

postracialcomments:


A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.
Police State USAreports  that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.
Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.
Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.
The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?
Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?
Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.

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Thank you lieutenantnorals!

"cop breaks and enters with state approval, gets his ass shot"

    softboycollective:

    postracialcomments:

    A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.

    Police State USAreports  that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.

    Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.

    Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.

    The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?

    Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?

    Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.

    Source

    Thank you lieutenantnorals!

    "cop breaks and enters with state approval, gets his ass shot"

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    transmisogynykills:

    "Some men feel that too much responsibility for preventing sexual assault has been put on their shoulders"

    We’re telling you not to rape people and you think the bar’s never been higher

    (via alwaysfaithfulterriblelizard)

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    Girls face so many challenges and people are constantly telling them they can’t do things, they can’t be funny, they can’t run the companies. My advice is just not to focus on anyone telling you that you can’t do anything or the politics of your situation. Just think about your art, or that thing you want to do.

    (Source: kelly-kapoor, via onlyblackgirl)

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    debshock:

somehowfurious:

kissing-monsters:

apiphile:

sexxxisbeautiful:

pizzagrrrl:

Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.

What a beautiful badass woman.

King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.

MORE FEMALE KINGS.

Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.

King Peggy will squeeze your balls so hard your eyes will pop, so don’t fuck it up.

    debshock:

    somehowfurious:

    kissing-monsters:

    apiphile:

    sexxxisbeautiful:

    pizzagrrrl:

    Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”

    King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.

    “Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”

    Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.

    What a beautiful badass woman.

    King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.

    MORE FEMALE KINGS.

    Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.

    King Peggy will squeeze your balls so hard your eyes will pop, so don’t fuck it up.

    (Source: pizza-grrrl, via escapedgoat)

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    jovgrey:

whatthisismyurl:

tattooeddicks:


watch a man’s ego crumble to shreds in only three messages

tHIS IS OVER THE COURSE OF TEN MINUTES OH MY FUCKING GOD

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT THING.

Ten fucking minutes.

    jovgrey:

    whatthisismyurl:

    tattooeddicks:

    watch a man’s ego crumble to shreds in only three messages

    tHIS IS OVER THE COURSE OF TEN MINUTES OH MY FUCKING GOD

    THIS IS AN IMPORTANT THING.

    Ten fucking minutes.

    (Source: solarsenpai, via xeerie-fvx)

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    trvstno1:

    No I’m not smiling at you I’m smiling at your dog don’t look at me

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    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 

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