Random dragon doodle
if you choose a job you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life!! because the field you’re interested in isn’t hiring
I laughed out loud at this and then i told this to a couple of developers and no one got it ._.
You know what, I’d rather be called arrogant and self-centered than cede another battlefront to my soul crushing self-doubt and loathing.
And honestly if you can’t handle my self-proclaiming awesomeness, I don’t really want to be around you anyways. I spend enough nights telling myself how worthless I am; don’t expect me to tell it to you, too.
Whenever I see some fedora-wearing dudebro whining about how all the feminazis and friend-zoning bitches ruined his life, I picture this:
Redmer Hoekstra takes us to the surrealistic adventure
Some of you probably know this illustrator from Netherlands already. I have to admit that I have recognized a few of his artworks, as well. I saw them somewhere on the web long time ago. Today, I have discovered the huge and amazing portfolio of this artist. I wanted to include even more artworks here, because all of them are gorgeous and unforgettable. With each his illustration, Redmer takes us to the glorious world of creative surrealism.
Beyoncé featured in the new #BanBossy campaign
This is the first known photograph ever taken of a surfer. Surfing was banned in Hawaii by missionaries in the 1700s for its “ungodliness,” but fortunately the natives didn’t pay much heed to that decree.
And this is an example of why it is offensive to appropriate Hawaiian culture. I’m not talking about surfing, I’m talking about the caption. This is why it isn’t okay for non-Hawaiians to have luaus, wear grass skirts and leis, have tiki bars, and get hula dancer tattoos.
Hawaiians were essentially banned from their own culture. The things you appropriate were things the Hawaiians were told were sins. My ancestors were told they were going to hell for their religion. The missionaries didn’t just bring protestantism to the islands, they also brought suicide. People felt so guilty about how they lived that they killed themselves.
The things Hawaiians were made to feel ashamed of, the things they had to atone for are now thought of as “kitsch” and “exotic” by non-natives.
This excerpt from a zine is quite fitting (even though it is about Native Americans, it applies here too): “Spiritual practices of Native peoples are particularly prone to appropriation by the dominant culture. It is exceptionally ironic, given that a!er colonization, it was not until the passage of the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act that Native people in the United States were legally permitted to practice their traditional spirituality. Since the colonization of this continent by white settlers, Native people have faced monumental obstacles to the free exercise of their spiritual practices, including boarding schools, forced relocation, endless broken treaties, “kill the Indian, save the man” policies, and forced assimilation. So it is particularly insensitive for white people to attempt to justify their/our use of Native spiritual practices when Native people themselves have often been brutally persecuted for the same.”-Cultural Appreciation or Cultural appropriation
But anyway, this photo rules.
THIS IS BRILLIANT ON SO MANY LEVELS
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL
Excuse me, I think you’re forgetting a few people
And last but not least…
OH. MY. GOD.
I’m was laughing out loud because of Jack… then Mickey appeared…
Goodbye & Goodnight
This is from back when I first started developing interest in typography and falling in love, like so many others, with ampersands :)
Totally honest explanation:
In the US, white people like to use Caucasian instead of white because it sounds more neutral and scientific and it makes them less uncomfortable to think that they belong to a race, because they’re not used to racialization (they think of themselves as the default, and everybody else as racialized).
A lot of POC will also use Caucasian simply because we know that white people don’t like to be called white. So we might use the word white ourselves, but if a white person is around, and we need to be polite to them, we’ll use Caucasian so they don’t get mad, but we think it’s kind of silly.
Unfortunately, the word Caucasian is super inaccurate. There are a lot of people in the actual real Caucasus region many of whom have only tenuous white privilege in the US, especially Muslims. So using the word Caucasian to mean “white as determined in the US” leads to a lot of confusion for everyone. Honestly, though, because of our education system, most people who use the word “Caucasian” in the US are only dimly aware of foreign countries and don’t even know that a region called “the Caucasus” even exists.
There’s nothing wrong with using the word “white,” other than the fact that it makes many white people uncomfortable to be called white. It’s the simplest and most neutral word we have available in a limited toolkit. “Caucasian” as a racial descriptor is potentially racism-reinforcing and always inaccurate.