Velvet Forest.




Walk softly through the darkness.the Haunts can hear you breathing.

Curated by Anouk Vonne Geist


redefinedrose:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

JFK will forever be one of the best presidents this nation ever had.

(Source: afriet)


ottoman-empire:

AN OTTOMAN CALLIGRAPHER’S TOOLS, 19TH CENTURYBir Osmanlı Hattat Gereçleri, 19. yy

ottoman-empire:

AN OTTOMAN CALLIGRAPHER’S TOOLS, 19TH CENTURY
Bir Osmanlı Hattat Gereçleri, 19. yy


cloudsgreyvaliant:

Tom Beddard


todayinhistory:

August 28th 1955: Emmett Till murdered

On this day in 1955, the 14-year-old African-American boy Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi. While visiting family in the state, Till allegedly flirted with the young white shopkeeper Carolyn Bryant while buying candy. Bryant told her husband and a few nights later he and his half-brother abducted Till and brutally tortured and murdered him. His mutilated body was found three days later in the Tallahatchie river; Till’s face was unrecognisable, but he was identified by the ring he wore engraved with his father’s initials that his mother gave him before he left for Mississppi. The viciousness of this unprovoked, racially-motivated crime sent shockwaves throughout the nation. The case drew attention to the oppression of African-Americans throughout the nation and provided a name and a face to the threat of lynching. Till’s mother Mamie, a highly educated woman who went on to become a devoted fighter for African-American equality, insisted on an open-casket funeral in order to show the world what was done to her young son. Thousands attended the funeral and thousands more saw the horrific images of Till’s body. Due to the fierce reactions the murder had engendered it was a particularly painful, but sadly expected, outcome when the all-white jury in Mississippi acquitted Till’s killers, despite Till’s great-uncle openly identifying them in court. A few months later the killers, now protected by double jeopardy laws, sold their story to Look magazine and openly confessed to the murder in chilling detail. Taking place a year after the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, the outrage over the murder galvanised the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. 100 days after Emmett Till’s murder Rosa Parks, on her way back from a rally for Till hosted by the then-unknown Martin Luther King Jr., refused to give up her seat for a white man on an Alabama bus. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, thus beginning the movement that would result in the dismantling of the system of Jim Crow segregation and win successes in promoting African-American social and political equality.

Oh look, still happening.


majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

skinnyschizophrenia:

Bejewelled Skeletons


Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home

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finisaboriginependet:

John Singer Sargent, Orestes Pursued by the Furies, c1921.

finisaboriginependet:

John Singer Sargent, Orestes Pursued by the Furies, c1921.


inneroptics:

Richard Avedon

inneroptics:

Richard Avedon


It’s amazing that by just not having anon turned on, I have only received one moronic message in four years on tumblr. Seriously, turn that shit off. The only people who use it are hateful, cowardly assholes. Don’t give those people voice. If you can’t put your name on it, you shouldn’t be saying it.


differential-dubs:

I feel like the fact that Jon Stewart, a political satire comedian, felt it necessary to devote his entire first show after a 2 week hiatus to talking about every point of the Ferguson issue, while the rest of the media (specifically Fox news) is still struggling to decide whether or not its an issue of race, shows a systematic failure in the way that people see and are educated on these kinds of issues.


micdotcom:

Watch Jon Stewart tear into Fox News for their Ferguson coverage

"

Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.

"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.

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theblackestwidow:

THIS MAN IS A GIFT.

(Source: sandandglass)



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