“ Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’
Mary Anne Radmacher (via julietburgess)
Just finished my first #etch for my first #lithography assignment. Excited to print this hopefully within the next week! #printmaking #stonelitho
“ The older I get, the more I see how women are described as having gone mad, when what they’ve actually become is knowledgeable and powerful and fucking furious.
I wonder how long we’ll stay friends on Facebook.
He Jiaying, peintre chinois contemporain
Witnesses say they asked Britney why she shaved her head and her response was, “I’m tired of plugging things into it. I’m tired of people touching me.”
i can never not reblog this
T-Pain: “That was the most beautiful thing in the world. Do you know why she was shaving her head? Because it was so important to other people. She is like, “Listen. Don’t touch my hair anymore. Stop touching my hair.” People were like, “We’ve got to make your hair before you go outside. You can’t leave.” She went … “Now I don’t have hair. What you going to do?”
The older I get the more her breakdown seems less ‘unbalanced’ and more ‘completely understandable’
“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”
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
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.
I love linguistics!
Nicki Minaj teaching the models at Alexander Wang how to do the Anaconda dance is the greatest thing I’ve seen today
Anonymous said: Why are you again palm oil?
Hi petal! I’m glad you asked this question!!
Palm oil is a highly destructive commodity. It’s damaging to the environment, animals, as well as indigenous communities.
Indigenous people of Indonesia, as well as areas where palm oil crops are rampant, are being pushed out of their homes and off their land to make way for crop development. On top of that, indigenous people in these countries are being forced into cheap labour to work on these plantations with accusations of human rights violations and child labour violations.
Crops also mean that rainforests must be cut down to make room to grow the plants. This results in loss of habitats for many endangered species, including (most noteably) orangutans and pygmy elephants.
On top of that, the growing of palm oil is destructive to the environment and the soil, which means that after the trees have been cleared from the crops, the soil is damaged and unusable for many, many years (plants are unable to repopulate the areas). The harvesting of the trees also emits A LOT of greenhouse gases, which puts Indonesia in third for greenhouse gas production in the world!!!
And palm oil is in almost EVERYTHING hiding under names that you may not even realize is palm oil!!
I have recently been actively trying to reduce palm oil from my life, because I feel the consumption of it, though technically “vegan” as it is from a plant, is counterproductive to my lifestyle. I commend companies like Lush who have taken steps to try to erradicate palm oil from their ingredients (though they still have a ways to go!). It’s difficult sometimes to find palm oil-free products, but with careful research you can find products in your area :)
stand up for girls and women who don’t like to read. stand up for girls and women who can’t read. stand up for girls and women with low IQs. stand up for girls and women who can’t write. stand up for girls and women whose access to education has been prevented. for those with learning disorders. for those who mix up “your” and “you’re” because it’s not that big a fucking deal tumblr. stand up for women who are called ableist slurs for these things and stop implying that the only way to be a feminist icon is by being an intellectual.