Learn to appreciate yourself for the things you do for others. Sometimes others won’t respond how you would like (or even say thank you at all), so learn to be content with your own self-appreciation. Realize that you have done something out of your way for someone and that it was a good and…
So remember when that whole breast milk ice cream thing happened in England? Everyone I talked to was so grossed out by it. I asked them why they found that disgusting, but not cow milk, and almost everyone I talked to said “it’s just not right! it’s so unnatural!”
Yes. Because grown-ass adults drinking milk is unnatural.
But how is a grown-ass adult drinking milk from its own species more “unnatural” than a grown-ass adult drinking milk from a completely different species? A species that has been turned into a factory commodity, a profit, and has been tortured and abused to provide that adult with their precious milk?
I love this message, but I really love seeing men of color saying things like this—not because they are less likely to believe these things or more likely to support rape apologism, but because white people tend to be the ones who are gifed about serious issues, white people are the ones whose quotes get passed around with thousands and thousands of notes, white people are the ones whose words are taken seriously.
For a black person’s voice to be heard, it has to be stronger and clearer than a white person’s.
Too often, the only time black people get this kind of attention is just when they’re funny or fit into some stereotype—when they can play the part of Mammy or Independent Black Woman or Sassy Black Friend.
Also, I get that clicking and watching a video is a lot harder than looking at a gifset, but I would like to mention that this is one of those times when you really, really ought to click and watch the whole thing, because holy shit.
Echoing Meghan, because holy shit. Gutting and important.