Spikes on top
Florals on bottom
oh sweet jesus
oh sour jesus
oh BBQ jesus
oh cool ranch jesus
oh doritos locos tacos jesus
My pajamas essentially make me look like a geeky teenage boy from the 70s
Nineteen-year-old Tarikuwa Lemma is a survivor, of an international adoption scandal. When she was 13, she was effectively sold from her native Ethiopia to an American family. The corrupt “adoption agency” convinced her father, who was a widow, that Tarikuwa and her younger sisters were headed to the U.S. as part of an educational exchange program, and that they would return home every summer and on holiday breaks. Little did he know, his daughters had been placed with adoptive couples in the U.S., never to return. Tarikuwa’s name was changed against her will, and she was forbidden by her American “family” from speaking her native language. The issue of transnational adoption, its evangelical Christian component, and the exploitation of communities that sometimes results, is the subject of the book, The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption by Kathryn Joyce, who appeared, along with Tarikuwa, on last Sunday’s “Melissa Harris Perry” show on MSNBC. Below is Tarikuwa’s satirical look at the “rescue” of children from her home country, to “better lives” in America.
Stop ‘Rescuing’ African Children Through Corrupt Adoptions
Tarikuwa Lemma appearing on Melissa Harris Perry Show April 28, 2013.
From The Grio — Nineteen-year…
Doesn’t seem to matter the background of the child, the methods of colonialism and assimilation haven’t changed.
Hey people. So here it is — ezrakoenigclosereadings.
We all know Ezra Koenig has quite the reputation for his super deep (ridiculous) and thought provoking (confusing) tweets. So I’m going to do close readings of them (link for anyone unfamiliar with the term) with hopes that maybe you’ll find them funny. This is all in an effort to poke fun not just at him, but at the silliness of over-analysis. Fellow English majors, you know what I mean.
So here goes my silly little idea. And if you find this stupid—to quote the man himself—“suk a dog dik, motherfucker.”
Rainbow in the Dark; Dio
When there’s lightning, you know it always brings me down
‘Cause it’s free and I see that it’s me
Who’s lost and never found
i hope bodily autonomy will become a part of sansa’s arc bc she was raised in a society that doesnt codify marital rape and where she has been raised to believe in duty in place of or in conjunction with consent and to believe that once married, her body belongs to her husband
but up until joffrey she never questioned it because she was privileged enough to be promised to marry someone kind and gentle and someone she loved and probably would consent to under normal circumstances
and as an eleven year old the idea of having sex and bearing children was probably a bit unfathomable but in ACoK Cersei makes it very clear that she will be married and her flowering is the demarcating line, the point at which her body belongs to joffrey and the lannisters and in ASoS she is forcibly married without consent and tyrion is ordered to consummate the marriage, even if by force and she does not consent
the fact that tyrion chooses not to rape her is negligible—she belongs to a society where she is only fractionally protected by the fact that she is twelve years old, an ableist society where she is pitied for marrying a dwarf , a society where she is pitied as a captive but it is accepted as a tool of war, because her body is not her own and her worth is that of a pawn
sansa has learned a very real lesson on consent and bodily and sexual autonomy, continuing as littlefinger seeks to further strip her of it, taking away her identity and forcing his kisses and touches onto her, normalizing his abuse and building a cycle of it
the question is will she use her lesson as a method of perpetrating further abuse and oppression and as a means of internalzing misogyny, like cersei
or even just continue perpetrating the system with a benevolent intent and somewhat fatalistic approach towards the abuses inherent in the system, like her parents
or will she use it to question a system that has set her up for failure and a life of abuse and to create change
Interstellar Overdrive-Pink Floyd
Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rogers // “Lose Yourself to Dance”
I know you don’t get a chance to take a break this often
I know your life is speeding and it isn’t stopping
Here, take my shirt and just go ahead and wipe up all the