Michael Andrew Moran

elizabethbanks:

I read this amazing article today. Who knew this video would have such a major impact?! Share this with the women you love. You could be saving their lives. 

It started “like an episode of ER,” she recalled, with her heart racing around 300 times per minute — five beats per second — and paramedics screaming “We’re losing her!” Read more HERE.

elizabethbanks:

I read this amazing article today. Who knew this video would have such a major impact?! Share this with the women you love. You could be saving their lives. 

It started “like an episode of ER,” she recalled, with her heart racing around 300 times per minute — five beats per second — and paramedics screaming “We’re losing her!” Read more HERE.

elizabethbanks:

Just pondering the economic crisis while getting my hair done for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Because that’s what everyone does when they’re at the Cannes Film Festival. 

elizabethbanks:

Just pondering the economic crisis while getting my hair done for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Because that’s what everyone does when they’re at the Cannes Film Festival. 

michaelamoran:

Way to rock it!

I want to see Effie do this when she gets out of prison after the revolution.

michaelamoran:

Way to rock it!

I want to see Effie do this when she gets out of prison after the revolution.

Way to rock it!

Way to rock it!

thelingerieaddict:

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Brand: Andrea Iyamah

Designer: Andrea Iyamah

Swimwear 2014 Collection

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Adore adore adore

sourcedumal:

hidingwhereihid:

thisbitchyellsback:

stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)

It isnt a mistake either. Tolkein was hella racist and purposefully made all of the inhabitants of middle earth white

I don’t understand why you would say that. Tolkien wrote the books. He didn’t specify skin color. If you’d ever read them you would know that.

Yeah he did actually. Most of the very dark skint folks served Sauron (the Easterlings, who were described as dark skinned and cruel, and the Southrons, who were described as dark skinned, cruel and evil…. notice a pattern?)

With the orcs described as “black skinned” and “slant eyed”

Idk about u but thats blatant as hell, yo

thelingerieaddict:

I just shared this story on Twitter. It’s something I’ve been turning over in the back of my mind for a few days, and I felt like it was important to share.

The reaction from a lot of people has been to reduce this experience to “one bad individual,” and while the person who left those comments was certainly not a nice person, I think reducing instances like this to one-off occurrences (they’re not) is part of how and why they persist.

The belief that black women are inherently unattractive (and even subhuman) is not a unique or uncommon point of view. One only needs to look at how the fashion world treats black women to see that. While what happened to me was an extreme example, it’s also a logical outcome, a part of the continuum of how black women’s beauty is regarded in society at large.

We are on the fringes, the margins. Our features, our bodies, our hair are not only viewed as inadequate but as not even worth addressing in broader conversations on beauty standards (something I’ve discussed in terms of how it relates to my niche - lingerie - here, here, and here).

Like I said, I’m not bothered by those comments. I haven’t internalized them and made them a part of my being. But I do think they illustrate some larger social issues, and they have absolutely coalesced and reinforced my own perspective on the importance of diversity and representation, and how we approach it, on my own blog.

elizabethbanks:

Advice about boobs. I have some. It’s not very helpful but I have some nonetheless.

thelingerieaddict:

cultureunseen:

Charda Gregory abducted, humiliated, violated, restrained, scalped and tortured. 
If this were reversed, with black police officers who were sworn to uphold peace and justice but instead were documented victimizing a white woman (who was already a victim), this news would have trumped the Olympics!

Truncated version: drugged at a party, abducted to a motel, wakes up during unwanted sexual violation in a motel room full of strangers, fights like hell to escape, motel employee calls the authorities, she gets arrested for destroying motel property and it just gets worst from there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoBLolqUaNg 

Every officer who participated in it and even those who witnessed it and did nothing should be punished but instead they just fired the woman?
No rape kit, no police report on the people inside the motel room, no investigation of her claims, no accountability for missing motel entry records, no video from the motel but she gets detained for fourteen days?

(Btw, when did your tax dollars begin purchasing Abu Ghraib type water boarding chairs?)

This is horrifying. I mean, literally the stuff of nightmares.