“The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.)”—When Whites Just Don’t Get It / NYT
Hey I don't wanna sound like an idiot, but pikey isn't used towards Romani people, it's used against Irish travellers and there is a big difference between the groups, so heck yeah you can say it's a slur but I think it's important to know who against
My mistake, I know rroma and Irish travellers aren’t the same but you can still get rroma irish travellers, I should have mentioned it
I’ve heard it being used interchangeably between the two groups which is why i said rroma, even though it originally wasn’t really meant for that, I feel the word is still used against both of them
Rroma, Romani, or Gypsies, are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group. We’re basically a diasporic group from India.
think of it like Jews living in countries outside Israel but u kno swap the words to rroma and india
oh and the term “gypsy” is in fact a pejorative one (it’s an ethnic slur), and although commonly used, the term “Gypsy” is offensive and inaccurate. It’s derived from from the word “Egyptian”—which is false, because the Roma originated in Northern India, not Egypt.
In the 1930s, men’s nipples were just as provocative, shameful and taboo as women’s are now, and men were protesting in much the same way. In 1930, four men went topless to Coney Island and were arrested. In 1935, a flash mob of topless men descended upon Atlantic City, 42 of whom were arrested. Men fought and they were heard, changing not only laws but social consciousness. And by 1936, men’s bare chests were accepted as the norm.
So why is it that 80 years later women can’t seem to achieve the same for their chests? Why can’t a mother proudly breastfeed her child in public without feeling sexualized? why is a 17-year-old girl being asked to leave her own prom because a group of fathers find her too provocative?
[…] I am not trying to argue for mandatory toplessness, or even bralessness. What I am arguing for is a woman’s right to choose how she represents her body — and to make that choice based on personal desire and not a fear of how people will react to her or how society will judge her. No woman should be made to feel ashamed of her body.
”—Scout Willis, in XOJane, on Instagram’s nudity policy and why she recently strolled the NYC streets topless. Solid essay all around. I found this piece particularly interesting because I’d never heard about the men’s nipples thing. (via batmansymbol)
“My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them.”—Laurell K. Hamilton (via fawun)