One Species

An exploration of human nature. How we treat one another, both the kindness and the cruelty.

Model Blasts the Company That Slimmed Her Body With Photoshop →

(Source: justanotherbodyblogger)

— 2 days ago with 2 notes
#women  #body image  #self esteem  #modelling 

easttafricangirl:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Michael Brown is laid to rest. 

My heart is aching..

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— 2 days ago with 45393 notes
#michael brown  #ferguson 

strawberreli:

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: #Ferguson Protests - Magazine covers

Amazing images. The TIME & Bloomberg Businessweek cover photos were both taken by Scott Olson (Getty Images) who was arrested by the St. Louis PD during the protests and later released. The New Yorker painting was done by New York artist Eric Drooker.

#MikeBrown #DontShoot

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— 2 days ago with 5478 notes
#ferguson  #racism  #america  #oppression  #violence against poc  #usa 
fotojournalismus:

People and their dogs attend Mass on Dog Day, which celebrates San Roque, the patron saint of dogs, in Bolivia on Aug. 16, 2014. (Juan Karita/AP)

fotojournalismus:

People and their dogs attend Mass on Dog Day, which celebrates San Roque, the patron saint of dogs, in Bolivia on Aug. 16, 2014. (Juan Karita/AP)

— 2 days ago with 249 notes
#bolivia  #south america  #dogs  #animals  #poc  #culture 
CALLING ALL WOMEN: →

thisiseverydayracism:

black-american-queen:

I propose on August 26 we take to Twitter with the hashtag: #IWillNotSmile to raise awareness about the street harassment women face on a daily basis. Standing against men who are:

Demanding we act pretty for the male gaze.

Demanding we smile and submit to their requests.

Demanding that…

SIGNAL BOOST

— 2 days ago with 5275 notes
#women  #girls  #feminism 

I’m in semi-rural Yunnan and will soon be alone in Kunming. Life is busy and chaotic… hopefully starting in the next couple of weeks, I can resume this space again. 

— 1 week ago
#life 
5centsapound:

Children in Gaza, photo by Mosa’ab Elshamy

5centsapound:

Children in Gaza, photo by Mosa’ab Elshamy

— 1 month ago with 28 notes
#gaza  #palestine  #children  #middle east  #poc 
The Potato Salad Kickstarter, "Jokes" and Privilege →

gradientlair:

I understand that the potato salad Kickstarter thing is supposed to be funny and reveal how silly people are and how any project can get funding (despite the many projects that I’ve seen created by people of colour not reach funding peak). But I don’t see this. I see

(Problems reblogging as text, I keep breaking Tumb;r, sorry.)

— 1 month ago with 3663 notes
#racism  #classism  #kickstarter  #privilege 
nowinexile:

Video: Israeli shoves Palestinian woman into lake “just because”
This video is not particularly graphic, but it is shocking for the underlying hatred this act of violence reveals.
It was posted on the Israeli “StatusHunter” Facebook page on 4 July with a comment from Facebook user Daniel Libman:

For whoever still needs proof of how sick our country is, here’s this video. The place: Sakhne [hot springs in the north of present-day Israel]. What happened: a Jewish woman pushes an Arab woman into the water, just because. The video was uploaded by May Nachman. When asked in a comment if the woman she shoved was elderly, she responded, “No just some effing Arab, 30 years old tops.” To someone who commented that it was inappropriate she responded: “Have a laugh, don’t be square.” After a few more LOL-type comments she added: “If I get kidnapped because of this clip, come and save me.”

This example of every day contempt and racism towards Palestinians in Israel, including citizens, comes amid a growing atmosphere of incitement and anti-Arab protests. Source

nowinexile:

Video: Israeli shoves Palestinian woman into lake “just because”

This video is not particularly graphic, but it is shocking for the underlying hatred this act of violence reveals.

It was posted on the Israeli “StatusHunter” Facebook page on 4 July with a comment from Facebook user Daniel Libman:

For whoever still needs proof of how sick our country is, here’s this video. The place: Sakhne [hot springs in the north of present-day Israel]. What happened: a Jewish woman pushes an Arab woman into the water, just because. The video was uploaded by May Nachman. When asked in a comment if the woman she shoved was elderly, she responded, “No just some effing Arab, 30 years old tops.” To someone who commented that it was inappropriate she responded: “Have a laugh, don’t be square.” After a few more LOL-type comments she added: “If I get kidnapped because of this clip, come and save me.”

This example of every day contempt and racism towards Palestinians in Israel, including citizens, comes amid a growing atmosphere of incitement and anti-Arab protests. Source

(via randomactsofchaos)

— 1 month ago with 4515 notes
#israel  #palestine  #middle east  #racism