1. Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

    miniprof:

    rsbenedict:

    prettyboyshyflizzy:

    you a bitch

    It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

    So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

    What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

    In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

     
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  3. thepeoplesrecord:

    "I’d like to raise both of my middle fingers to him and anyone who thinks profanity is somehow more harmful to our children than images of violence and misogyny." - Happy birthday, M.I.A.!

    (via mattressblowoutsale)

     

  4. korra:

    people be like “are you really going to miss out on a potential friendship just because someone doesnt share your views on feminism/racism/etc.” and i’m like “ya lol”

    (via captainamericaferrera)

     
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    1. Parents: Are you taking selfies?
    2. Me: No it's Snapchat
     
  10. travelthisworld:

    Gaudí Casa Batlló 

    Barcelona, Spain | by mbell1975

    (via numenorss)

     
  11. bofransson:

    Karl Schmidt Rottluff Fischerbucht 1937

    (via delacroixed)

     
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  13. lisabonetscarf:

    Leaking nudes is a form of sexual assault
    Accessing and spreading a woman’s private images without her consent is a form of sexual assault

    (via tralfamadorezoo)

     

  14. Anonymous said: Why are you so angry about JLaw's nudes being leaked? I thought you didn't like her.

    lexlifts:

    tstarksbitch:

    • i am angry because this is just another example of women being shamed for taking nudes instead of the douchebag who spreads them being shamed for violating someone’s privacy like that
    • i am angry because nobody deserves this, regardless of how i feel about their personality
    • i am angry because this is pure misogyny and shows how women aren’t respected in our culture
    • i am angry because she did not consent to having those pics posted everywhere but they still were
    • i am angry because on the VERY RARE occasion this happens to a male celeb he is not shamed but rather the perpetrator is and it’s forgotten quickly whereas this will haunt jennifer for years and years to come
    • i am angry because this was a sex crime and people are treating it like a joke
    • i am angry because she is being exploited/objectified and some gross dudebros are probably jacking off to those pics 
    • i am angry because people are CONGRATULATING the fucker who did such an atrocious thing to her instead of being appalled 

    listen i may not like her personally but the fact remains that as a human being she is entitled to body autonomy and to choose who sees her naked body and who doesn’t 

    i cannot believe how many people are treating this entire fucking thing as a joke. its blatant violation of privacy, its wrong, its not funny, and im sure if someone hacked your shit and posted all of your suggestive pics online that you didnt want the world to see, you seriously wouldnt be laughing