“The worshipful biographical vignettes of Columbus in our textbooks serve to indoctrinate students into a mindless endorsement of colonialism that is strikingly inappropriate in today’s postcolonial era. In the words of the historian Michael Wallace, the Columbus myth ‘allows us to accept the contemporary division of the world into developed and underdeveloped spheres as natural and given, rather than a historical product issuing from a process that began with Columbus’s first voyage.’”
James Loewen (via ancientchrome)

I accidentally said “When Columbus discovered America” the other day in class, (when explaining how long it took to form an inch of soil), and this 5th grade, quieter, rural girl, in this 100% white class, stopped me to correct me: “Columbus didn’t discover America.” And repeated it to make it clear.

I was SO PROUD of her.
jannamorton:

It’s been a pretty harsh and dreary winter this year. I just can’t get images of springtime out of my head!
Prints of this image and various other products are available in my Society6 shop!

Loving Janna’s latest this time of year…when I have some petty cash, this is on my list!

jannamorton:

It’s been a pretty harsh and dreary winter this year. I just can’t get images of springtime out of my head!

Prints of this image and various other products are available in my Society6 shop!

Loving Janna’s latest this time of year…when I have some petty cash, this is on my list!

maybe if I turn my life around now…

maybe if I turn my life around now…

ravensrandoms:

drziggystardust:

skeptikhaleesi:

Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female.  People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state.  When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry.  This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.

Now imagine a lifetime of gender specific socialization- male anger is par for the course while the same emotion in a woman is personal weakness. Ha oh sorry don’t have to imagine THAT’S REALITY 

Yes.

ravensrandoms:

drziggystardust:

skeptikhaleesi:

Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female.  People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state.  When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry.  This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.

Now imagine a lifetime of gender specific socialization- male anger is par for the course while the same emotion in a woman is personal weakness. Ha oh sorry don’t have to imagine THAT’S REALITY 

Yes.

(Source: queergraffiti)

doree:

npr:

Friends, we need your help.
Last week, Gregory Warner and David Kestenbaum reported on the afterlife of American clothes. Lots of t-shirts from used clothes bin in the U.S. eventually make their way to sub-Saharan Africa.
Including the one above. From Jennifer’s bat-mitzvah from November 20, 1993. We want to find Jennifer.
What we Know: Jennifer’s bat mitzvah was on November 20, 1993. The theme may have been cartoons. And there’s a nametag in the shirt labeled Rachel Williams.
That’s all we know. Which is where you come in.
Do you know Rachel? Do you know Jennifer? Help us solve the mystery. Please email us at planetmoney@npr.org, and put “that’s my shirt” in the subject line. And please share this as much as you can. It would be really awesome to find Jennifer and talk to her about her bat mitzvah t-shirt’s journey.

Ahhh I love this. FIND RACHEL AND JENNIFER!

doree:

npr:

Friends, we need your help.

Last week, Gregory Warner and David Kestenbaum reported on the afterlife of American clothes. Lots of t-shirts from used clothes bin in the U.S. eventually make their way to sub-Saharan Africa.

Including the one above. From Jennifer’s bat-mitzvah from November 20, 1993. We want to find Jennifer.

What we Know: Jennifer’s bat mitzvah was on November 20, 1993. The theme may have been cartoons. And there’s a nametag in the shirt labeled Rachel Williams.

That’s all we know. Which is where you come in.

Do you know Rachel? Do you know Jennifer? Help us solve the mystery. Please email us at planetmoney@npr.org, and put “that’s my shirt” in the subject line. And please share this as much as you can. It would be really awesome to find Jennifer and talk to her about her bat mitzvah t-shirt’s journey.

Ahhh I love this. FIND RACHEL AND JENNIFER!

pastelmorgue:

ohthatsdope:

iamayoungfeminist:

blvcknvy:

Licia Ronzulli, member of the European Parliament, has been taking her daughter Vittoria to the Parliament sessions for two years now.

 

I’m sorry but women get shit done. In fact, not sorry. 

FEMINISM

Role model/social model

johndarnielle:

byhannahrosengren:

Plant These To Help Save Bees: 21 Bee-Friendly Plants. Learn more here!
Hannah Rosengren 2013

you could really plant these in any vacant lot if you didn’t get caught, the ones on this list I’m familiar with grow with little or no tending! Free the Bee!

johndarnielle:

byhannahrosengren:

Plant These To Help Save Bees: 21 Bee-Friendly Plants. Learn more here!

Hannah Rosengren 2013

you could really plant these in any vacant lot if you didn’t get caught, the ones on this list I’m familiar with grow with little or no tending! Free the Bee!

(Source: hannah-rosengren)

sancophaleague:

Renisha Mcbride was a 19 year old Black Girl from Michigan. On November 2nd, she was involved in a terrible car crash but survived. After the accident, she ran to the nearest house looking for help because her phone had died. She knocked on the front door and was shot in the face with a shotgun by the White Homeowner. After the murder, No Charges have been pressed against the White shooter and it is being called a justified Killing. Several Police officers and the Shooter’s lawyer have said that “He acted Properly” in shooting her. Don’t ever be fooled into believing that Racism is over.

If you’re a Fan of signing Petitions, you can sign one at http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/Renisha/?akid=662.675511.T8Xw70&rd=1&t=4

Written By @KingKwajo

jannamorton:

jannamorton:

Happy Halloween, lovely people!
Don’t you just love that crisp scent in the air? The apple cider on the store shelves? The disappearance of mosquitos? I created this piece in celebration of all the things that make Autumn so wonderful.
Prints, laptop cases, mugs (ooOooh!) and more are available in the shop!

If you haven’t already, please follow my official art tumblr to keep up with my work!

Lovin it.

jannamorton:

jannamorton:

Happy Halloween, lovely people!

Don’t you just love that crisp scent in the air? The apple cider on the store shelves? The disappearance of mosquitos? I created this piece in celebration of all the things that make Autumn so wonderful.

Prints, laptop cases, mugs (ooOooh!) and more are available in the shop!

If you haven’t already, please follow my official art tumblr to keep up with my work!

Lovin it.