black subjectivity

ice cream asks
  • chocolate: when was your first kiss?
  • french vanilla: how old are you?
  • cotton candy: three places you want to travel to?
  • strawberry: a language you wish you could speak?
  • coffee: favorite cosmetic brands?
  • mint chocolate chip: indoors or outdoors?
  • cookie dough: do you play any instruments?
  • rocky road: favorite songs at the moment?
  • butter pecan: favorite songs for life?
  • cheesecake: what's your zodiac sign?
  • toasted coconut: the beach or the pool?
  • chocolate chip: what's your most popular post?
  • bubblegum: books or movies?
  • pistachio: manga or anime?
  • salted caramel: favorite movies?
  • birthday cake: favorite books?
  • moose tracks: favorites for manga?
  • orange sherbet: favorites for anime?
  • peanut butter: favorite academic subject?
  • black raspberry: do you have any pets?
  • mango: when and why did you start your blog?
  • mocha: ideal weather conditions?
  • black cherry: four words that describe you?
  • neapolitan: things that stress you out?
  • raspberry truffle: favorite kind of music?
  • chocolate marshmallow: favorite brands of candy?
  • toffee: a card game that you're good at?
  • lemon custard: do you eat breakfast?
  • dark chocolate: turn ons?
  • fudge: turn offs?
  • peach: how do you relax?
  • praline: a popular book you haven't read yet?
  • superman: do you like sweaters?
  • cherry: do you drink tea or coffee?
  • dulce de leche: an instrument you wish you could play?
  • blackberry: have you ever laughed so hard you cried?
  • ginger: a new feature you wish tumblr could have?
  • blueberry lemon: favorite blogs?
  • almond: favorite mean girls quote?
  • butterscotch: what color are your nails right now?
  • cinnamon: have you ever been confessed to?
  • blue moon: have you ever had a crush on someone?
  • cappuccino crunch: do you take naps?
  • mint: the most embarrassing thing you've ever done?
  • brownie batter: do you like sushi?
  • key lime: where do you want to be right now?
  • red velvet: do you wear prescription glasses?
  • green tea: favorite flavors of ice cream?
Brooklyn Nine-Nine to take on racial profiling with stop-and-frisk episode

Brooklyn Nine-Nine tends to take a light-hearted approach when it comes to the long arm of the law: After all, it’s a comedy in which Andy Samberg effuses lines like “Don’t worry, we can outsmart some small-town sheriff. We’re NYPD detectives. We caught the Son of Sam! Ice-T plays us on TV! We keep the Tonys safe!” But an upcoming episode is aiming to mine humor in a serious topic involving the police: Racial profiling via the controversial stop-and-frisk program, in which officers temporarily detain and search citizens for concealed weapons and illegal goods.

In an episode airing May 2 on Fox, Terry (Terry Crews) — a sergeant in the Nine-Nine — is subjected to a stop-and-frisk (which, coincidentally, is also known as a “Terry stop“) by an officer when he’s on the street looking for his daughter’s blankie. “He tries to work it out with the cop by going out to dinner with him, but that doesn’t work out, and he has to decide whether or not to file a formal complaint,” series co-creator Dan Goor tells EW. “To a certain extent, it’s the question of: Am I blue or am I black?”

It’s a subject matter that the show’s writers have been wanting to tackle for a long time, but “because our heroes are the police, it’s difficult to talk about the police in an abstract way,” says Goor. “We’ve talked about a million different stories and I think this one really works. It felt very natural and real, but at the same time, we’ve managed to make it as funny as any other Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode.”

The idea for the story stemmed from a conversation with Crews, who revealed a similar incident in which he had been racially profiled. The writers began working on an episode but were having trouble around the halfway mark. It was a conversation about the episode with a different cast member — Andre Braugher, a.k.a. Captain Holt — that led to a breakthrough moment. “Andre told me what he thought Captain Holt would do at that moment,” says Goor. “And it was like the clouds parted and I could see for the first time. It was so unexpected, but true to the character and honest, and made for an entire act’s worth of scenes.”

In the episode, after Terry hashes it out with other members of the Nine-Nine, “ultimately it comes down to a great set of scenes between Holt and [Terry],” says Goor. “It’s Andre at the height of Andre and Terry really keeps up with him. And it’s the first time we’ve done an A story for anyone other than Jake.”

Speaking of Jake (Samberg), he and Amy (Melissa Fumero) will spend most of the episode taking care of Terry’s twins with Sharon (Merrin Dungey) out of town. “They want to know why their dad was arrested, so Jake and Amy have to talk about these issues with these kids,” says Goor. “It’s one of the funniest stories we’ve done.”


Reblog and tag your username to the list if you love and defend our little precious babe Des.
Let’s show the AC fandom (and, of course, Ubisoft) that Desmond is loved too!

(‘Cause seriously, guys, I’m tired of the way both the AC fans and Ubisoft seem to ignore Desmond, who was the true main protagonist of the series). 

Give me “Gorgeous” characters with scars and stretch marks, characters who have keratosis pilaris or pigmentation problems, give me dark characters with rough skin and worked hands, characters whose beauty isn’t defined by soft pale skin.


Women’s Art History Masterpost

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, feminist art scholar and research specialist at the Getty Research Institute, Anja Foerschner, selected key publications and journals for those want to explore art by women and feminist art.

The Feminist Art Journal (produced from 1972 to 1977).

The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community by Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Selma James (1975).

Woman Artists 1550–1950 by Ann S. Harris (1977).

Chrysalis: A Magazine of Women’s Culture. (Produced from 1977 to 1980).
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Feminist Art Criticism: An Anthology by Arlene Raven, Cassandra Langer, and Joanna Ellen Frueh (1988).

Women, Art, and Power: And other Essays by Linda Nochlin (1988).

Women, Art, and Society by Whitney Chadwick (1990).

Art on My Mind: Visual Politics by Bell Hooks (1995).

Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth-Century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian by Eulalie H. Bonar (1996).

Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party in Feminist Art History by Amelia Jones and Laura Cottingham (1996).

Beyond the Flower: The Autobiography of a Feminist Artist by Judy Chicago (1997).

Angry Women by Andrea Juno and V. Vale (1999).

Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History by Harmony Hammond (2000).

Black Feminist Cultural Criticism by Jacqueline Bobo (2001).

The Black Female Body: A Photographic History by Deborah Willis and Carla Williams (2002).

Art/Women/California, 1950–2000: Parallels and Intersections by Diana Burgess Fuller and Daniela Salvioni (2002).

Dark Designs and Visual Culture by Michele Wallace (2004).

Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York by Midori Yoshimoto (2005).

WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution by Cornelia Butler and Lisa Gabrielle Mark (2007).

The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-Century America by Charmaine A. Nelson (2007).

Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities by Laura E. Pérez (2007).

Ana Mendieta by María Ruido (2008).

Visual and Other Pleasures by L. Mulvey (2009).

Modern Women: Women artists at the Museum of Modern Art by Cornelia H. Butler and Alexandra Schwartz (2010).

EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art by Kellie Jones (2011).

Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition by Wanda M. Corn, Charlene G. Garfinkle, and Annelise K. Madsen (2011).

After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art by Eleanor Heartney, Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal, Sue Scott, Linda Nochlin (2013).

Visualizing Guadalupe: From Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas by Jeanette Favrot Peterson (2014).

Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community by Jenni Sorkin (2016).

We want this list to grow, so please reblog with your favorite resources on art by women and feminist art.

Crimean Tatars (Crimean Tatar: Qırımtatarlar or Qırımlar, Turkish: Kırım Tatarları or Kırımlılar, Russian: Крымские Татары, Ukrainian: Кримськi Татари or Кримцi) are a Turkic ethnic group that formed in the Crimean Peninsula in the 13th–17th centuries, primarily from the Turkic tribes that moved to the land now known as Crimea in Eastern Europe from the Asian steppes beginning in the 10th century, with contributions from the pre-Cuman population of Crimea.

Crimean Tatars constituted the majority of Crimea’s population from the time of its ethnogenesis until mid-19th century, and the relative largest ethnic population until the end of 19th century. Almost immediately after the liberation of Crimea, in May 1944, the USSR State Defense Committee ordered the removal of all of the Tatar population from Crimea, including the families of Crimean Tatars serving in the Soviet Army – in trains and boxcars to Central Asia, primarily to Uzbekistan. Starting in 1967, some were allowed to return to Crimea, and in 1989 the USSR Parliament condemned the removal of Crimean Tatars from their motherland as inhumane and lawless. Today, Crimean Tatars constitute approximately 12% of the population of Crimea.

Historians suggest that inhabitants of the mountainous parts of Crimea lying to the central and southern parts (the Tats), and those of the Southern coast of Crimea (the Yalıboyu) were the direct descendants of the Pontic Greeks, Armenians, Scythians, Ostrogoths (Crimean Goths) and Kipchaks along with the Cumans while the latest inhabitants of the northern steppe represent the descendants of the Nogai Horde of the Black Sea nominally subjects of the Crimean Khan. It is largely assumed that the Tatarization process that mostly took place in the 16th century brought a sense of cultural unity through the blending of the Greeks, Armenians, Italians and Ottoman Turks of the southern coast, Goths of the central mountains, and Turkic-speaking Kipchaks and Cumans of the steppe and forming of the Crimean Tatar ethnic group.However, the Cuman language is considered the direct ancestor of the current language of the Crimean Tatars with possible incorporation of the other languages like Crimean Gothic.

As the weather gets warmer, and clothing becomes less layered, many women are reminded of an unpleasant side effect of spring sunshine: street harassment. Cat calls, car honks, states, jeers, even unwanted touching. All women have experienced this. I caught myself last week suggesting that “street harassment is something men just don’t have to consider when getting dressed in the morning,” but that’s incorrect.
Not all men have the privilege of not considering whether or not they will be harassed based on their clothing. LGBTQ+ men often have to consider what homophobic slurs may be yelled at them from across the street if they wear certain outfits that are don’t align with traditionally masculine clothing. They may also have to consider whether or not they will be bombarded with unwanted sexual comments from other men in the LGBTQ+ community. Trans and non binary men are especially vulnerable to street harassment and violence. Men of colour, especially black men, are subject to a long list of clothing based stereotypes that often lead to harassment, violence and even murdered for wearing the wrong hoodie. So a more accurate assertion would have been to say that “cis straight white men don’t have to consider street harassment when getting dressed in the morning” but if I did, the cis straight white men would say “why is feminism all about vilifying cis straight white dudes?” as if somehow, in their heads, having the privilege of not considering street harassment is worse than having men three times your age mutter under their breath what they want to do to your body, just loud enough that only you can hear.

In some ways, the laws of physics are comforting, because you can see them and be reassured that the Universe seems to run based on a series of mathematical equations which are, at least in principle, fundamentally comprehensible to the intellect.

But then you remember that mathematics aren’t always well-behaved, and are wholly indifferent to human perceptions of normalcy or comfort, and that these equations can give rise to (seemingly actual physical) places like black holes. And you imagine that you can go near a black hole’s apparent horizon and, even if you escape, a hundred billion years could go by in the rest of the universe within minutes of your time, but that, from the mathematical perspective, it’s all just the same as what makes a ball fall onto the ground.

I will not have my life narrowed.(or, bell hooks)

Happy International Women’s Day, to women of all kinds. Remember: if your feminism isn’t intersectional, it’s bullshit. <3

Image description: a water color painting of a woman in blue and black tones. The subject is bell hooks. She is looking out with determination. 


“ I want to share every single one of your sunshines and save them for later. I will tuck them into my pockets so I can give them back to you when the rain falls hard. I want to be the mirror that reminds you to love yourself. I want to be the air in your lungs that reminds you to breathe. When the walls come down, when the thunder rumbles, when nobody else is home, hold my hand, and I promise I won’t let go. ”

I want to talk about something that’s been on my mind for a very long time. Namely, that there’s this idea that appears every so often, and that’s if Thomas ever knew what James became or what he’s done, that he would reject James or simply not love him anymore or that things would never work between them again. And I just for the life of me can’t understand where this idea comes from because I can’t see any canon backing for it and from everything shown with Thomas, it seems to go completely against what we were shown. And I’m not trying to stomp on anyone’s opinion; it’s just that Thomas is my favorite character for a myriad of reasons, so I am very passionate about this.

I have three motivations for talking about this:
1) Fanfic writing reasons;
2) This post, which has been in my likes forever and which I’ve always meant to answer
3) And this idea has been around awhile and still crops up every so often, and I’m here to make a rebuttal

But it comes down to this: you are never going to convince me that Thomas, who has shown himself numerous times to be an extremely loving and forgiving person, who was willing to fight for imperfect strangers at great personal cost, who watched an execution of someone who was deemed guilty and came to the conclusion that he was going to help these people, that were already known to be violent and dangerous, and whom he cared about despite their actions- you are never going to convince me this Thomas would not still love James all the same or not understand him.

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I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to sit and talk about life, love, anything, and everything just intrigues me. If we can both share opinions on subjects and not feel like one of our opinions is better than the other and just talk; that’s a beautiful thing to me. 💕

Listen up everybody. On the subject of Black Paladin Lance, I think the writers are setting us up for a big shocker. I read a post by kayasuu. I agree. The creators have set him up as a MC, but have only sprinkled in little bits about him. I believe it is due to the fact Lance suffers from depression as shown with his insecurities and loud obnoxious way he introduces himself. Also the homesickness shows you the cracks in his mask.
So what if Black opens for Lance and everybody except Coran doesn’t accept it. As time passes we see the team try to keep going; they fail because no one listens to Lance. He tries again and again, but only Hunk supports him. Finally, Lance has had enough and breaks. He tells them everything. The others realize just how much of jerks they have been to Lance and make up for it. When Shiro comes back he finds a stable and competent team that works together and does it extremely well.
Lance has developed enough now to unlock new weapons. Lotor isn’t an issue in this, because Lance is Lotor. Part of the reason he breaks is that he is accused of being a spy. All is revealed and well.

A Look into Amanda’s Vision, The Princess Advert and IDW Comic Canon: Mona Wilder revealed? (Theory Post)


“Mona Wilder” is the seventh Black Wing subject alias MOLOCH, trapped within the squeaky ‘stress toy’, and currently communicating through dreams and commercials.

She is “The Princess” in both the commercial seen in the main series, and possibly the insane ‘Princess’ child in the IDW Comic Series.

She is who persuaded Bart to get to (and possibly to kill) Dirk Gently.  


Amanda’s “vision” in S1 E3.

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anonymous asked:

prompt idea: Dirk always wears an undershirt because he has a brand/tattoo from blackwing

Rated M (for sex references & Black Wing stuff); Words: 789

Todd had never been under the impression that Dirk was a normal guy. In their two months of friendship and one month of dating, the thought of Dirk being average in any way, shape or form had never crossed his mind. Dirk was a uniquely peculiar person, with a uniquely peculiar taste in clothing and a uniquely peculiar history.

So, Todd hadn’t been overly surprised that this peculiarity extended to Dirk’s bedroom habits. Dirk adamantly refused to sleep without wearing pyjamas (something about the texture of the sheets); Dirk kept his toothbrush on his bedside table instead of in the bathroom; Dirk hated to sleep with the door ajar; and Dirk was never naked when they had sex, he always kept an undershirt on.

Most of them could be simply labelled as quirks, but the last one nagged at Todd’s mind. There wasn’t a single time he’d seen Dirk without an undershirt, and he was understandably curious.

He’d made an attempt earlier that evening to remove it, but his hands had been affectionately batted away before Dirk had used underhanded tactics – namely, his unfairly talented mouth – to distract Todd from the whole issue. Now, Dirk was lying on his front, completely boneless as he usually was post-orgasm, head turned to face Todd as he rambled sleepily on about something to do with metaphysics.

Todd ran a hand down Dirk’s back and – far from seeming uncomfortable with the touch – Dirk sighed contentedly and shifted closer. It was an unnecessary experiment, Todd had established pretty early on that touching wasn’t the issue; Dirk was more than happy to let an exploratory hand slip beneath the undershirt, so long as it wasn’t hitched up too high.

Soon, Dirk would roll out of bed to put his pyjamas on – Todd never understood how he had the willpower to do that – and Todd would be even further from finding out what, if anything, Dirk was hiding. With only minor hesitation, he hooked a thumb under the hem of the undershirt, starting to tug it up slowly.

“If you’re hoping for another round, I’m afraid you’re going to be rather disappointed,” Dirk mumbled, rolling onto his side. His voice sounded light on the surface, but it was edged with anxious resolve.

“You never take that thing off,” Todd shot back, trying to play off his curiosity as light-hearted, as if this hadn’t been bothering him since pretty much the first time they’d slept together.

“Of course I do. Honestly, Todd, I’m not some sort of unhygienic oaf. I wear a different one every day,” Dirk replied.

“You know what I mean.”

“I do?”

“Dirk,” Todd sighed. He didn’t want this to turn into an argument; he didn’t like arguments with Dirk, at least, he didn’t like the arguments that were serious. They had more than their fair share of playful disputes where Todd knew he’d end up going along with Dirk, but put up a token resistance anyway. “I don’t want to freak you out. I just want to know why you always wear it.”

Dirk had gone quiet, his fingers fiddling with the front of the undershirt and his eyes avoiding Todd’s. Then, after a moment, he rolled out of bed and grabbed his pyjamas, and Todd expected that he was going to go through to the bathroom to change - as usual - and pretend the conversation hadn’t happened. To Todd’s surprise, he was only partly correct.

Dirk tugged on his pyjama trousers – the blue pair, Todd noted, the yellow pair were probably still drying – and then sat on the edge of the bed, his back to Todd. His fingers skimmed the bottom of the undershirt, and Todd had just opened his mouth to speak when suddenly the undershirt was gone, replaced by an unbroken expanse of pale skin.

Unbroken, save for a series of small black markings between Dirk’s shoulder blades. Todd didn’t dare take advantage of the moment by shifting closer, but he recognised the symbol – a diamond with a circle in the centre and a horizontal line through it - and he could guess what the six letters beneath it were. He ought to have known; Dirk had a habit of withdrawing into silence when Black Wing was the subject of conversation.

Todd watched as Dirk pulled on his pyjama top, head twitching as if he wanted to glance back at Todd over his shoulder, but was scared to see his expression. Instead, Dirk spoke.

“I thought… that it might ruin the mood a bit. Having to look at that.”

This time, Todd did shift closer, draping his arms over Dirk’s shoulders from behind and kissing the back of his neck. It was a relief to feel Dirk relax against him when he replied.

“It won’t ruin anything.”


Gotta love angsty prompts! Thanks for reading, my ask box is still open for prompts and I have longer fic over on AO3 that you might like too~

K-Dot, Migos, misogyny..

First off, I’d like to say that this posting of mine was inspired from a Tweet that I saw from young lady from March of last year, in which it said “I honestly don’t care for Kendrick.I like my misogyny blatant and blasting over a trap beat. Not covered in a dashiki and incense.”-@JasMoneyRecords      

The Tweet from above inspired me to make this long post. 

In “BadandBoujee” MIGOS is basically PRAISING his S/O for her attitude, and the fact that she refuses to “Be Humbled”. Praising her for her her unwillingness to be tamed by Male expectations of her.

In the Kendrick song “Be Humble”, he’s literally telling women with all the confidence in the world(albeit manufactured confidence due to plastic surgery) to “SIT DOWN!!”, and “BE HUMBLE!!!”. He’s basically trying to strip said “Bad and Boujie” woman of what he perceives as over-inflated self-confidence. His line about “Wanting to see stretch marks” may be seen as him embracing and praising natural women’s physique, and exalting her flaws. But others may see it as him tearing down women who have an air of self-confidence about them, and masquerading his misogyny in the form of “praising women with natural bodies”.

But what if the woman with natural bodies gets so much confidence that she starts to embrace a “Bad and Boujie” attitude? Will Kendrick have the same feelings towards said woman?

Let me be clear. Both Migos and Kendrick are misogynists The Migos Klan’s misogyny is just viewed as more exciting and palatable than Kendricks. And within the Migos Misogyny, there’s female praise without “IMMEDIATE” judgement. Rappers(Southern rappers in particular) have been putting on a balancing act between praising women all the while degrading them sexually(through lyrics and through music vids putting them in skimpy outfits to appease cishet male fandom)Lil Boosie’s 2007 track “Independent” about Independent women comes to mind for me. Much of this balancing act that rappers pull in The South, stemps from the strip-club culture down here in the South. Records that are played in the strip-clubs often times have dictated what’s hot in the streets, and thus dictating what will eventually be hot on the charts. The lyrics somewhat “de-shaming” the act of stripping, and praising the strippers for being independent women and getting it on their own. Turning what was once viewed as a “shameful profession” into just a profession. Just another way to make ends meat. But that’s another subject. 

 As Black men, we gotta understand that many Black feminist are angry at Kendrick because they feel that he and other “Hoteps” play this game of pitting the IG types against the Natural(ASSUMING that many women with full figures and video-model proportions got them via plastic surgery, which is another story). Many of us should ask:

Why can’t he(we) respect both?

Why should he(we) dictate what is or isn’t respectable with what a woman wants to do with her body?

Why should he(we) tell a group of women who have high self esteem and self confidence to “Sit down and be humble”?