Gentrification spreads the myth of native incompetence: That people need to be imported to be important, that a sign of a neighbourhood’s ‘success’ is the removal of its poorest residents. True success lies in giving those residents the services and opportunities they have long been denied.

Sarah Kendzior, The Peril of Hipster Economics (x)

"True success lies in giving those residents the services and opportunities they have long been denied."

Gentrification is, “We’ll give the support and resources that should have gone to your neighborhood, only after removing you from it…”

(via bankuei)

teethagoddess:

Dammit Marlon

teethagoddess:

Dammit Marlon

When men imagine a female uprising, they imagine a world in which women rule men as men have ruled women.

Sally Kempton

I feel this is very important.

(via yourenotsylviaplath)

It’s been apparent to me for a while that most men can’t really imagine “equality.”  All they can imagine is having the existing power structure inverted.

I cannot decide whether this shows how unimaginative they are, or shows how aware they must be of what they do in order to so deeply fear having it turned on them.

(via lepetitmortpourmoi)

(emphasis mine)

this is also exactly how white men who formed white supremacist groups viewed the legal emancipation of african american men. white men, in fear that african american men would dominate or “steal” white women from their “rightful owners” (read: white men imagined/”fantasized” that african american men would be as dehumanizing as themselves), generated the kind of violent anti-black racism that resulted in the open/public lynchings.

(via baritonepats)

7:17PM.

dammitjulie:

I’m so needy that it even irritates me. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh. XISHDJKRedjjwkfjefhsjdjdjejnd

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

jetsetequidan:

lame-fallen-angel:

sAY NO MORE


#fuck dashcon and potato salad and that bear cartoon just fund this instead

jetsetequidan:

lame-fallen-angel:

sAY NO MORE

#fuck dashcon and potato salad and that bear cartoon just fund this instead

yungneako:

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How do we forgive ourselves for all of the things we did not become?
"14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes" by David ‘Doc’ Luben (via wine-loving-vagabond)