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I am not tagging this. you all need to read it.

Just cried reading this

I have no words. No fucking words.

Re-post

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awwww-cute:

I just can’t think of a title that fully describes the Aww in this

awwww-cute:

I just can’t think of a title that fully describes the Aww in this

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I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.

It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!

"

—Olivia Wilde crushing it when she talks about women in Hollywood.  (via leanin)

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yin and yang


a challenger appears

biscuitmango:

badneto:

yin and yang

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a challenger appears

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nezua:

A 13-year-old Girl Scout in San Francisco recently set up shop outside a marijuana clinic and sold 117 boxes of Girl Scout cookies within two hours. The cookies were such a big hit, she’s been invited back.

Smart ass girl, yes!!!!! Ultimate munchies to go with the bud

Know your market.

A+ kid. A+ parents for being cool with it. A+ clinic staff for inviting her back. A+ clients for supporting a boss organization.TOP MARKS ALL AROUND. DRINKS ARE ON ME.

knitmeapony:

moniquill:

strugglingtobeheard:

nezua:

A 13-year-old Girl Scout in San Francisco recently set up shop outside a marijuana clinic and sold 117 boxes of Girl Scout cookies within two hours. The cookies were such a big hit, she’s been invited back.

Smart ass girl, yes!!!!! Ultimate munchies to go with the bud

Know your market.

A+ kid. A+ parents for being cool with it. A+ clinic staff for inviting her back. A+ clients for supporting a boss organization.

TOP MARKS ALL AROUND. DRINKS ARE ON ME.

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giraffesarestripey:

nikioftime:

Lee Jordan has given me unrealistic expectations for sports commentary

If I could just add my favourite:
"And it’s Johnson -Johnson with the Quaffle, what a player that girl is, I’ve been saying it for years but she still won’t go out with me -"
"JORDAN!" yelled Professor McGonagall.
”- just a fun fact, Professor, adds a bit of interest…”

giraffesarestripey:

nikioftime:

Lee Jordan has given me unrealistic expectations for sports commentary

If I could just add my favourite:

"And it’s Johnson -Johnson with the Quaffle, what a player that girl is, I’ve been saying it for years but she still won’t go out with me -"

"JORDAN!" yelled Professor McGonagall.

”- just a fun fact, Professor, adds a bit of interest…”

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stuffhappening:

all autocompletes were screenshots of actual searches on 12/3/2013

photo credit: Mike Allen

This Photoshoot

The idea was inspired by the UN Women campaign by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai. 

Racism from Absence

In my 19 years in America, I’ve never been stopped and frisked. Cops are always nice to me. People have no problems sitting next to me on the bus. No one’s scared of me no matter what direction I pointed my cap. 

The kind of Asian racism that makes headlines is cultural misappropriation -when some “insensitive” entertainer wears silk kimonos and painted faces to look exotic.

This never bothered me.

It’s the subtle, slippery racism that’s far more sinister. The absence of Asian leads in a non-martial arts movie or TV shows means I grew up knowing only non-Asian celebrities and role models. And if you’re an Asian guy, you are not the stuff of fantasies girls grew up dreaming about.

The absence of Asians from politics and upper management means that Asians can be hard workers and geniuses but never leaders.

Above all, there seems to be some perma-foreignness about Asians. It’s not unusual to be told to “go back to China” and to be mocked for an accent we don’t have. The manifestations of this viewpoint range from the seemingly harmless to the outright hostile. But the underlying message is the same. Asians are not real Americans.

Inspirational Racism

I vividly remember seeing this racism first-hand in a conversation with one of my former business partners. I wanted to create a mentoring program in a predominantly Asian school organization.

He flat out told me he had no interest in helping Asians succeed in America. I asked him, “Are you serious?” He said, “Yeah.” He laughed a little.

He was serious.

It was a wtf moment for many reasons and was a major factor behind my decision to leave my position as a co-founder. I eventually heard from a mutual friend that he said I was a follower not a leader.

In retrospect, I’m fortunate to have heard him verbalize something that others keep to themselves. It allowed me to move on to bigger and better things instead of wasting time working with someone who never saw me as a partner. 

Confessions of an ABC Banana Twinky

I’ve been uncomfortable being Asian since the 2nd grade. Back then I was the foreign kid who didn’t speak any English who became the butt of every joke.

This bullying motivated me to learn English fast. By 3rd grade, I was nearly fluent and huge chunk of my vocabulary were insults and comebacks.

In 4th grade I started seeing my race as a handicap. I thought the only way to be accepted is to break every Asian stereotype. As a result, I avoided the other Asian kids. I stopped caring about my grades. Then there was the denial. For a period of my life I was Chinese Clayton Bigsby. I actually felt like I was white. 

In the 6th grade one of my friends picked a fight with me for no reason and told me to go back to China. In retrospect, I shouldn’t have taken it so hard. But I did. I couldn’t look past the fact he was just some 12-year old taking medication for hyperactive aggression. At the time I felt the full weight of my racial identity and caused me to stray further away.

—-

When I moved to a better school district in the 8th grade, a lot of the overt forms of bullying disappeared. Despite this, I still scoffed at Asian cliques and was embarrassed to speak Chinese in public or do anything which reminded people of who I really was. 

The only time I referenced my race was through self-deprecating humor. 

—-

In college, I became “ok” with being Asian. I didn’t feel embarrassed to speak Chinese in public anymore. I also started to see some value in Asian culture and re-developed interest in the history.

I was also in a serious relationship with someone who accepted me fully. I also joined a business fraternity that was predominantly Asian.

I took a lot of steps in the right direction, but I still felt divided. It wasn’t until  my second time meditating with a Shaman that I finally confronted the self-loathing I built up through the years. 

—-

I learned that by acting opposite to my stereotypes, I’m still letting ignorance control my life. Instead, the only thing that matters is figuring out who I want to be, and seeing if my actions are consistent with that version of myself.

The challenge is being honest with myself and admitting when my actions come from a place of insecurity and defensiveness. Committing to change that behavior is one of the purest expression of “self” stripped of delusion and denial.

—-

Note: I’m just a guy with a Finance background who rescues cats and makes videos. I’ve never had diversity and sensitivity training. I just know my own experience and how it shaped the way I think today.

But, I do hope some parts of this resonates. 

If you have any comments, agreements, or disagreements please drop me a line via the confirm/deny link on the upper left corner. I’m also reachable by email here. Or tweet @stevesdrop. 

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corgisandboobs:

jennibrown-ben-plumm:

Minas Tirith Sandcastle 
A Minas
Tirith
Sand
Castle

So goes Denethor, son of Ecthelion.
*throws crab off the top*

corgisandboobs:

jennibrown-ben-plumm:

Minas Tirith Sandcastle 

A Minas

Tirith

Sand

Castle

So goes Denethor, son of Ecthelion.

*throws crab off the top*

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