Slip of a Girl

the city's kind of gritty for an itty bitty pretty girl

227 notes

shanimal-lover asked: So quick question I'm white, my daughter is not fully white, does that make me more privileged than her? That almost infuriates me, because in some way, people saying I have more privilege than her almost makes it sound like I somehow believe I'm better than her. I will never ever think that about my daughter, she is my whole world, and for her to grow up in a world that tells her she doesn't have the same opportunity as I did is bullshit.

thisiswhiteprivilege:

White privilege isn’t about whether or not you believe you’re better than anybody else. But yo, will you ever encounter systematic racism? No. Will your daughter? Yes.

Like, to take people speaking out against a system of oppression that will negatively impact your daughter, one potentially will effect her in profoundly devastating ways, and to say “Yes, but what about meeeeee?” is actually really shitty. 

Get over yourself.

-Dion

3,981 notes

A few things about Israel you won’t see much of in mainstream media

standwithpalestine:

(via metaphoricaloracle)

37,729 notes

baby's first words

baby:
d-d-da..
father:
daddy?
baby:
dada /ˈdɑːdɑː/ or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Many claim Dada began in Zurich, Switzerland in 1916, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter but the height of New York Dada was the year before, in 1915.[1] To quote Dona Budd's The Language of Art Knowledge,
Dada was born out of negative reaction to the horrors of World War I. This international movement was begun by a group of artists and poets associated with the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Dada rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition. The origin of the name Dada is unclear; some believe that it is a nonsensical word. Others maintain that it originates from the Romanian artists Tristan Tzara's and Marcel Janco's frequent use of the words "da, da," meaning "yes, yes" in the Romanian language. Another theory says that the name "Dada" came during a meeting of the group when a paper knife stuck into a French-German dictionary happened to point to 'dada', a French word for 'hobbyhorse'.[2]
The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature, poetry, art manifestoes, art theory, theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. In addition to being anti-war, Dada was also anti-bourgeois and had political affinities with the radical left.

2 notes

My buddy wants to try catching crawfish, but the thing is is that parts of the DuPage river are poisoned by runoff. But he figured out that as long as you do not eat the crawfish’s head, and you cook it well, you’ll be fine and toxin free. :)

I’ve actually never fished but it’s on my life list, and my friend fishes so he will be teaching me.

If you don’t mind a total newb, I would totally LOVE to be able to fish with you one day. :)

My buddy wants to try catching crawfish, but the thing is is that parts of the DuPage river are poisoned by runoff. But he figured out that as long as you do not eat the crawfish’s head, and you cook it well, you’ll be fine and toxin free. :)

I’ve actually never fished but it’s on my life list, and my friend fishes so he will be teaching me.

If you don’t mind a total newb, I would totally LOVE to be able to fish with you one day. :)

Filed under luckyjimjd