“Imagine you’re a young white guy facing capital murder charges where you can receive the death penalty… the victim in the case is a black man… when you go to trial and step into the courtroom… the judge is a black man… the two State prosecutors seeking the death penalty on you… are also black men… you couldn’t afford an attorney, so the Judge appointed you two defense lawyers who are also black men… you look in the jury box… there’s 8 more black people and 4 hispanics… the only white person in the courtroom is you… How would you feel facing the death penalty? Do you believe you’ll receive justice?
As outside of the box as that scene is, those were the exact circumstances of my trial. I was the only black person in the courtroom.
— Ray Jasper, Texas death row inmate who will be executed this month.
(Source: letterstomycountry, via loveyourchaos)
11:25 pm • 11 March 2014 • 2,797 notes
“Toxic masculinity hurts men, but there’s a big difference between women dealing with the constant threat of being raped, beaten, and killed by the men in their lives, and men not being able to cry.”
— Robert Jensen
(Source: blondeyed, via loveyourchaos)
11:21 pm • 11 March 2014 • 12,513 notes
“Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever been a stripper?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever been to a strip club.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever done porn?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever watched porn.
You’re the reason we exist.
You’re the demand to our supply.
If you disdain sex workers, don’t you dare consume our labor.
As they say in the industry, “People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.”
— Lux ATL
(Source: stripperina, via petitsirena)
11:20 pm • 11 March 2014 • 105,426 notes
We’ve already introduced our other flavor of the month. And so far it’s a hit with our members! We started this flavor with none other than nature’s true candy - Maple Syrup. And then topped it off with donuts for an even sweeter touch!
milkmade flavor #105. Maple Glazed Donut
maple-donut ice cream with chunks of glazed donuts
Welcome March - the time to tap those trees for their magnificent maple sap so we can make our annual maple pint. This year it’s a Maple Glazed Donut pint with help from our friends at Dough bakery in Brooklyn. Inspired by the good old days - the weekly family trip to the old donut shop in town, where you could always count on a maple glazed - this pint is best paired a cup of Joe. A scoop for breakfast is encouraged!
Maple from Deep Mountain Maple, VT
Donuts from Dough, Brooklyn, NY
1:03 am • 11 March 2014 • 250 notes
I never get tired of this photo.
Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Mocambo because of her race. Then, one of Ella’s biggest fans made a telephone call that quite possibly changed the path of her career for good. Here, Ella tells the story of how Marilyn Monroe changed her life:
“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt… she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him – and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status – that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”
This is how you use your white privilege.
12:56 am • 11 March 2014 • 339,356 notes
If you see something like this, DO NOT CALL AN EXTERMINATOR!
Call a beekeeper, they can relocate the hive instead of killing them. Bees are dying at an alarming rate, please do not contribute to that! They are so important for our ecosystem!
(Source: malformalady, via loveyourchaos)
12:50 am • 11 March 2014 • 127,256 notes