"You might decide on what kinds of sexual relations you want; indeed, you might decide who enters you and whom you would like to enter, but even then, you are not deciding on the passion. You are deciding about what to do about something that is in part already decided for you, something that is prior to deliberation and never fully within its control. You are given over before you decide where and when to give yourself over."

— Judith Butler, Performativity, Precarity and Sexual Politics

semiparalytic:

But that doesn’t mean we can’t beat them. 

semiparalytic:

But that doesn’t mean we can’t beat them. 

(Source: accendas, via queerlittlemermaid)

diasporicroots:



AN EXAMPLE OF AFRICAN MEDICAL SCIENCE. ILLUSTRATION OF AFRICAN DOCTORS IN 19TH CENTURY (1879) KAHARA,UGANDA PERFORMING A CAESARIAN SECTION. SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES OF THIS OPERATION WERE VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN IN EUROPE AT THE TIME.
Africans were performing many advanced medical procedures long before they had been conceived in Europe this is just one of many examples.
The British traveler R.W. Felkin who reported this noted that the healer used banana wine to semi-intoxicate the woman and to cleanse his hands and her abdomen prior to surgery. He used a midline incision and applied cautery to minimize hemorrhaging. He massaged the uterus to make it contract but did not suture it; the abdominal wound was pinned with iron needles and dressed with a paste prepared from roots. The patient recovered well, and Felkin concluded that this technique was well-developed and had clearly been employed for a long time. Similar reports come from Rwanda, where botanical preparations were also used to anesthetize the patient and promote wound healing.
Reference: “Notes on Labour in Central Africa” published in the Edinburgh Medical Journal, volume 20, April 1884, pages 922-930.
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diasporicroots:

AN EXAMPLE OF AFRICAN MEDICAL SCIENCE. ILLUSTRATION OF AFRICAN DOCTORS IN 19TH CENTURY (1879) KAHARA,UGANDA PERFORMING A CAESARIAN SECTION. SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES OF THIS OPERATION WERE VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN IN EUROPE AT THE TIME.

Africans were performing many advanced medical procedures long before they had been conceived in Europe this is just one of many examples.

The British traveler R.W. Felkin who reported this noted that the healer used banana wine to semi-intoxicate the woman and to cleanse his hands and her abdomen prior to surgery. He used a midline incision and applied cautery to minimize hemorrhaging. He massaged the uterus to make it contract but did not suture it; the abdominal wound was pinned with iron needles and dressed with a paste prepared from roots. The patient recovered well, and Felkin concluded that this technique was well-developed and had clearly been employed for a long time. Similar reports come from Rwanda, where botanical preparations were also used to anesthetize the patient and promote wound healing.

Reference: “Notes on Labour in Central Africa” published in the Edinburgh Medical Journal, volume 20, April 1884, pages 922-930.

Click here for more.

(via musingsofanawkwardblackgirl)

lacienegasmiled:

The side of Michael Jackson they don’t show you: his ACTUAL RACE.

On 6th February 1984, after winning an unprecedented number of AMA awards Michael spoke to black publication JET magazine about people in his life he was thankful for; Stevie Wonder, who expresses pride of race in his music.

“That’s why I love Stevie Wonder’s album called Songs in The Key of Life… He had a song called Black Man and I just jumped up screaming when I heard that record because he’s showing the world what the Black man has done and what other races have done… He named it Black Man and all these people who have got the album sing it. And that’s the best way to bring about the truth.”

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fishesdrowninwater:

allabitofablur:

fruitsgarden:

that was the biggest fucking overreaction im laughing so hard

The guy in the boots is the person this raccoon killed 10 years ago and now he pops up, totally alive and seeking revenge. Don’t judge a person to be overreacting until you know the whole story. 

this is so mean when someone scares me omg

(Source: buzzfeed, via musingsofanawkwardblackgirl)

99.9% chance this is the “grown man” who trolls me on Twitter and Facebook - so many butthurts since we changed the Bedford “Redmen” name and logo.If most of your day is spent defending your old high school’s racist Native logo and name, and attacking the Indigenous women who changed it, you should probably get a new hobby. Knitting, tennis, model airplanes - there’s so much more to life. Give it a try.

99.9% chance this is the “grown man” who trolls me on Twitter and Facebook - so many butthurts since we changed the Bedford “Redmen” name and logo.

If most of your day is spent defending your old high school’s racist Native logo and name, and attacking the Indigenous women who changed it, you should probably get a new hobby.

Knitting, tennis, model airplanes - there’s so much more to life. Give it a try.

milesjai:

milesjai:

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(Source: jimmie-rae, via dullantsy)

"you have a Black president, isn’t that enough??"

walkingthenarrowway:

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musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

fight-0ff-yourdem0ns:

anjakeister:

tadelesmith:

is some creep trying to pester you into a relationship? are you ready to shut them out of your life once and for all and look cute as frick doing it? 

here’s a video to help you boot that sucker so far into the friendzone they’ll wish they’d never met you in the first place!

::APPLAUSE::

EYELINER IN BITCH BLACK KILLIN ME

the end doe

lareinaana:

lareinaana:

They say “don’t play the race card” as they lay out their WHITE SILENCE LIMITED EDITION HOLOGRAPHIC DECK across the table.

This is it. This is the post w/10k+ notes and not a single white whine or derail. I thought it was gonna happen like 8k notes ago but they’ve run out of excuses I guess.

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