Majestic Motherfucking Creatures we are.
This is sensational
This is the best post
This photo set popped up just in time.
One more from Ms. Ofori-Atta that is just hilarious:
"I remember once telling a group of white friends at an outing that I don’t particularly care for Sir Mix-a-Lot’s "Baby Got Back." I was met with confusion, blank stares and broken hearts. You would have thought I told them that I hate cheese, puppies and rainbows."
This happens all of the time, and for me what instantly comes to mind is a time when one of the school’s I was teaching at in Taiwan was having a Christmas celebration. It was about to end, and I thought I had made it out scot-free, when next thing I know I was basically boxed into performing a Christmas song solo in front of the entire school.
The way they introduced me in Chinese (probably thinking that I didn’t understand), “And now the black man is going to sing a song for us!” And my side eye was only concealed by my anxiety of being forced to sing in public alone.
Oh, important point: I actually can’t sing… at all.
But then, the truth was never really the point. Thin women don’t tell their fat friends ‘You’re not fat’ because they’re confused about the dictionary definition of the word, or their eyes are broken, or they were raised on planets where size 24 is the average for women. They don’t say it because it’s the truth. They say it because fat does not mean just fat in this culture. It can also mean any or all of the following:
Just plain icky
So when they say ‘You’re not fat,’ what they really mean is ‘You’re not a dozen nasty things I associate with the word fat.’ The size of your body is not what’s in question; a tape measure or a mirror could solve that dispute. What’s in question is your goodness, your lovability, your intelligence, your kindness, your attractiveness. And your friends, not surprisingly, are inclined to believe you get high marks in all those categories. Ergo, you couldn’t possibly be fat.
Just plain icky
I’m not sure what’s going here, but it looks pretty awesome.
both the costume and the movements makes me think it’s a samba performance, but en pointe???
like, samba is a difficult dance on its own
none of your mythological faves were even remotely straight like welcome 2 the real world jackass hercules had a fuckton of anal sex
People believe what they choose to.it’s literally not a matter of belief there is literally a vase with a painting of zeus fucking his cupbearer ganymede while ganymede is holding a dildo like u can’t just not believe in thousand year old pottery