blacknoonajade:

karkles-the-adorabloodthirsty:

sonofbaldwin:

I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”

- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.

They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.

To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.

And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.

So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.

Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:

Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds.[5] Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My BondRoger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.

That is what this gifset is about.

You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT. 

(Source: feu-follet, via somewhatslightlydazed)

4 minutes ago by wingedbookworm 94,253 notes

marypsue:

Kill the idea that naivety is an unforgivable flaw but cynicism is just wisdom, murder it, chop it up and serve it for dinner, I don’t care, just end this bullshit idea that it’s better to hate than to love and better to rot in miserable bitter resignation than to hope for the best.

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1 hour ago by wingedbookworm 14,804 notes

okay, i finished reading

I’ll answer the rest of the questions in the morning.  But i am now tired and would very much like to go to bed. I have a presentation/speech to give tomorrow. 

7 hours ago by wingedbookworm 1 note

wingedbookworm:

I am reading Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka

and it’s really great and everything, except that I really just want to smack the rich white couple for quite simply not bothering to try to understand the customs of the Yoruba people.  They accept them as barbaric and then try to prevent them which only offends the Yoruba people.  Plus a healthy dose of cultural appropriation.  

ugh.

just, ugh.  

okay.  the wife is trying.  poorly, but still trying. 

8 hours ago by wingedbookworm 1 note

I am reading Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka

and it’s really great and everything, except that I really just want to smack the rich white couple for quite simply not bothering to try to understand the customs of the Yoruba people.  They accept them as barbaric and then try to prevent them which only offends the Yoruba people.  Plus a healthy dose of cultural appropriation.  

ugh.

just, ugh.  

8 hours ago by wingedbookworm  #in which i do homework late at night because it keeps piling up #i hate school #why am i trying to be a teacher again? #i have to give an artist talk tomorrow. can i get away with only a few hours of sleep?  1 note

the-politics-fandom:

impalaenterprise221b:

the-politics-fandom:

"Girl Scouts promote lesbianism and abortion!"

Yes why do you think I bought 15 boxes of thin mints. 

Yes, but Girl Scout shouldn’t be a thing, it should just be Scouting of America!!

Girls Scouts became a thing because guys could not and still cannot handle women in their troops defend the girl scouts to the fucking death because we aren’t equal and taking away safe spaces for young girls won’t achieve that either 

(Source: thepreppysocialist, via marinashutup)

9 hours ago by wingedbookworm 94,323 notes

so you’ve all probably seen this picture

wondering-if-we-still-belong:

4bbie:

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well, i don’t know the girl in the “don’t support fag marriages” picture, but i did come across this:

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and i feel really bad that she’s getting so much hate for a simple misunderstanding. i’m not tumblr famous or anything, so this probably won’t go too well, but i’m trying to get the word out because i feel bad for this girl. thanks

Signal boost the fuck out of this, someone who didn’t do anything wrong doesn’t deserve hate. 

(via heavyonthemeta)

9 hours ago by wingedbookworm 233,481 notes
  1. fantasyangel said: I see nothing wrong with this. Plus it encouraged me to search for old songs we used to dance to all the time

perfect!

I now really want to play DDR.  too bad i have a ton of things to do. 

10 hours ago by wingedbookworm