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When I stopped going outside to play

I just had a random thought about when I stopped “Going Outside” to play as a girl in the hood. I was probably 13 or so. Everything was cool until boobs grew in and braces came off. All of a sudden boys didn’t want to play baseball anymore. They felt that my body belonged to them now and that they could say and do anything they wanted. Overnight I was sexualized. I’ll never forget the moment we were all walking around the ‘hood and we found a bunch of used condoms in a ditch. I didn’t really know what they were but the boys did. All of a sudden things were different and the boys were saying how they always wanted to do this and that. I didn’t feel safe anymore and stayed in my house to be safe. Did this happen to anyone else?

White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”

I will never understand why.

Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.

Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.

Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.

If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.

- i finally put some thoughts into words // thedeathcats (via taint3ed)
blairreebear:

missauset:

Civil Rights Protest prep. Hair pulling and blowing smoke in her face to prepare her for the experience of sitting in restaurants that were not willing to serve people of color. 


powerful

blairreebear:

missauset:

Civil Rights Protest prep. Hair pulling and blowing smoke in her face to prepare her for the experience of sitting in restaurants that were not willing to serve people of color. 


powerful

qwopisinthemailbox:

pillowbedhead:

sailormoonlife:

So…everyone knows anime body proportions are idealized and kind of insane.  But then I find this woman online. This amazing human with HER ANIME LEGS! SUPER LONG SKINNY ANIME LEGS! WHAT?! HOW??   
So I even found a picture of venus online to compare.  And like, now I’m going to take my stubby short legs over there to that sad corner. 

holy shit her legs are practically canon

hER LEGS ARE PEFECT AND HER COSTUME IS SO WELL MADE I WISH TO HUG YOU LADY

qwopisinthemailbox:

pillowbedhead:

sailormoonlife:

So…everyone knows anime body proportions are idealized and kind of insane.  But then I find this woman online. This amazing human with HER ANIME LEGS! SUPER LONG SKINNY ANIME LEGS! WHAT?! HOW??   

So I even found a picture of venus online to compare.  And like, now I’m going to take my stubby short legs over there to that sad corner. 

holy shit her legs are practically canon

hER LEGS ARE PEFECT AND HER COSTUME IS SO WELL MADE I WISH TO HUG YOU LADY

I felt happiness come over me and wanted to capture it.

I felt happiness come over me and wanted to capture it.