Brittany Simon

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Only a tiny percentage of all women in prostitution are there because they freely choose it. For most, prostitution is not a real choice because physical safety, equal power with buyers, and real alternatives don’t exist. These are the conditions that would permit genuine consent. Most of the 1% who choose prostitution are privileged because of their ethnicity and class and they have escape options. Poor women and women of color don’t have these options.
Melissa Farley, “Prostitution, Liberalism, and Slavery”.  (via vul-va)

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RIP James Garner. You handsome, talented man! 
He was a wonderful actor, truly. 

RIP James Garner. You handsome, talented man! 

He was a wonderful actor, truly. 

herbgardening:

hippie-galaxy:

This is perfect.

YES

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The tiny home movement in the United States is gaining recognition as an innovative way to reduce costs and live in a more sustainable way.
But people interested in this exciting opportunity to re-invent their lives have encountered permitting obstacles in towns and cities around the country. Well, here in Spur, we think that’s just silly.


We have established a city ordinance that clears the way for anyone to come to Spur and build a tiny house without any requirement to obtain special permitting.

Spur Freedom (↬Tiny House Build)

If I could find a job in Spur!

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lifeinthepond:

PSA: if you see a tiny house PLEASE do not go up to the door and knock on it and ask to see the house and ask a bajillion questions. GUYS this is our home. Would you like it if I came up to your house and knocked during your dinner? 

Look, I know we’re cool novelties and I like that you’re curious but please remember this isn’t a cool fad for us, it’s our life.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Do you still adhere to or respect Chaldean culture to any extent, or have you been utterly disenfranchised with it as a result of your family justifying their persecution of their own children with Chaldean Catholicism? If you do adhere to elements of Chaldean culture, what are they? I'm mostly just curious because it's sort of an obscure culture. :)
brittanysimon brittanysimon Said:

Honestly, I’ve been so white-washed, I’m not sure I ever truly grew up in the culture. I was exposed to it, I saw relatives, heard the language, ate the food every night, and listened to the music, but still, it wasn’t the same.

I’m always interested in learning about my families culture and customs, that’s why I enjoying seeing some of my cousins, aunts and uncles, because they’re proud of it.

In relation to the Catholic side of the culture, I treat that like I do any religious community.

I don’t actively live by anyones morals but my own.

In relation to keeping the culture alive in my life…

I still make the food, listen to the music and stay in touch with the news in the Middle East.

To give you a perspective: the news coming out of Iraq, with the militants taking over and forcing people into Alqosh…that’s where my aunt lives and my cousins.

The moment I heard the news, I called my mother, the woman who is accusing me of kidnapping my brother away from a loving home.

My concern for my families safety, no matter how I view their moral choices, is still there.

I hope that helps :)
Have a good day!
Brittany

Asker Anonymous Asks:
About the movie Ninja II its not really that bad that a white guy is the main character for one there have been white people who owned martial arts schools in japan for instance Steven seagal who was the first westerner to own a dojo in japan. also i must add that its not that bad because Ninjutsu is not a historical martial arts. it was made up in the 20th century to mil the world out of money. the real ninja did not practice their own martial arts
brittanysimon brittanysimon Said:

Good to know.

Though, I think the reason I reblogged was because I had this image of the white-tification of the people in media.

The reason I like Orange is the New Black, even though the main character is white, is that they focus on people who aren’t. They even have episodes where characters will speak in differently languages for most of the show. That’s amazing!

That’s a step forward. It has always bothered me that TV shows and movies always have to have the main characters be white for it to sell. I get it, they’re appealing to what they perceive to be the main audience, but I would argue that the world is full of non-white people that are willing to see movies, you just have to make them.

:)

atane:

I’ve seen this MLK Jr. quote several times today. This screencap from FB is the latest one. Two things: Is this the only quote people know from MLK Jr.? Second, who knew that romance could change the hearts and minds of colonialist settlers? I bet these simpletons are the same people who think interracial dating and biracial children will end racism.

Well, this picture just blew my mind.

withlibertyforsome:

femmeanddangerous:

seraphatonin:

i think everyone needs laverne cox as wonder woman in their life

downloadable here if tumblr doesnt cooperate

Omfg

I would love to see her in a Wonder Woman movie!

That being said, Id just like to see a new Wonder Woman movie.

Officially my wallpaper. Love her!

withlibertyforsome:

frenchingtoast:

stardusted:

Aussie Builders surprise public with loud empowering statements in new Snickers Australia Ad.

omg guys please stop even reblogging this you’re giving Snickers publicity that it totally doesn’t deserve because this pops up at the end:

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These guys yelling feminist statements at random (and I assume unsuspecting) women are literally the butt of the joke. This commercial is actually really depressing because you can tell all the women are expecting yet another cat calling, and when it’s not what they expect they completely light up and look super happy. But Snickers considers this “unnatural behavior” that can and should be fixed. By eating their product. Snickers is trash and this comment pretty much sums it up:

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ugh another cool thing i thought existed ruined

Humanity almost did something good, almost.

therebelwithoutavoice:

konnono:

toshio-the-starman:

sadmoviequotes:

“When men cook food, it’s art… but when women cook, it’s their duty.”

- Sridevi as Shashi Godbole in English Vinglish (2012)

oh snap

I saw this movie in English class and it was absolutely BRILLIANT. 10/10 would recommend.

so true

whenever a guy cooks well, everyone says he could be a chef at a five star hotel

when a girl cooks well, everyone comments on how she is a wifey material smh

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Romance writers do what they love, and they get paid for it. They hone their craft, like any other writer. They value their work, and they speak with an honest voice, telling the stories that they want to tell. I can’t imagine anything more feminist.

atane:

Watched a movie on netflix called “Ninja II”. The main character is a white man in Japan who teaches the Japanese ninjutsu.

A white ninja teaching the Japanese the ancient art of ninjutsu…lol

Anyway, it’s a revenge flick, and the plot is centered around the white guy getting revenge. I just…

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