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September 29, 2014 at 12:20pm
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Reblogged from onlinecounsellingcollege

I’m the kind of person who likes to be by himself. To put a finer point on it, I’m the type of person who doesn’t find it painful to be alone. I find spending an hour or two every day running alone, not speaking to anyone, as well as four or five hours alone at my desk, to be neither difficult nor boring. I’ve had this tendency ever since I was young, when, given a choice, I much preferred reading books on my own or concentrating on listening to music over being with someone else. I could always think of things to do by myself.

— Haruki Murakami (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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12:13pm
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Occasionally, I’d notice that I had become a peculiar creature to many people, and even a few friends, who had assumed that being Palestinian was the equivalent of something mythological like a unicorn or a hopelessly odd variation of a human being. A Boston psychologist who specialised in conflict resolution, and whom I had met at several seminars involving Palestinians and Israelis, once rang me from Greenwich Village and asked if she could come uptown to pay me a visit. When she arrived, she walked in, looked incredulously at my piano – ‘Ah, you actually play the piano,’ she said, with a trace of disbelief in her voice – and then turned around and began to walk out. When I asked her whether she would have a cup of tea before leaving (after all, I said, you have come a long way for such a short visit) she said she didn’t have time. ‘I only came to see how you lived,’ she said without a hint of irony. Another time a publisher in another city refused to sign my contract until I had lunch with him. When I asked his assistant what was so important about having a meal with me, I was told that the great man wanted to see how I handled myself at the table.

— 

Edward Said, Between Worlds: a memoir

Great commentary on how academics, scholars, etc. that write/research about certain ethnicity or community of people often treat them as such, a study, a research topic, a “a peculiar creature” as Said points out, people that need help with gaining a voice, someone who needs assistance. This kind of narcissistic mentality where the savior complex of these people is in full force is not only toxic and demeaning to people they “study” but it’s disrespectful the issue at hand, because at the end of the day what might be a paper topic, a book that needs to be published, an article for these so called scholars is a real ongoing issue for people they study. Writing, studying, researching certain issues, people, and communities does not automatically excuse you from being considered racist unless you actively work against that racism already in place.

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12:10pm
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12:00pm
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11:49am
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radfemale:

Men are all like ‘feminists complaining about heforshe lol when will they be happy’

answer: we will be happy when you pieces of shit stop thinking that feminism’s end goal is achieved just because a privileged white libfem who worries more about male comfortability than actual action gets up on stage.

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11:47am
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visual-poetry:

»all things pass« by darren almond (+)

visual-poetry:

»all things pass« by darren almond (+)

September 22, 2014 at 9:33pm
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9:32pm
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megablaziken:

So I went into Macy’s and I’m not sure if this is the proper advertising strategy for belts.

megablaziken:

So I went into Macy’s and I’m not sure if this is the proper advertising strategy for belts.

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May 9, 2014 at 4:29pm
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elenamorelli:

{ tiny black panther and the spring /// part two }
-luna, green grass and tons of flowers-

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4:27pm
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belovedimpala:

let’s play a game called how far can i lean off the bed to grab the thing

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4:26pm
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This little guy needed a break mid-walk

This little guy needed a break mid-walk

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4:21pm
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4:19pm
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whoops I didn’t sleep last night but happy Friday, folks

whoops I didn’t sleep last night but happy Friday, folks

4:18pm
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lesbianwarfare:

perpetually stuck between trying to convince myself that i’m beautiful and trying to assure myself that it doesn’t matter if I’m not 

4:18pm
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