"People Will Stare; Make it Worth Their While" - Alexander Mcqueen

This title for the pre-fall collection is actually surprisingly profound. It’s common in a lot of kids from the gothic, scene, and lolita conterculture to be self-conscious and afraid to be judged while simultaneously wearing the most flamboyant of clothing and costumery. The point this made to me is that the reason we choose these styles is that if we’re going to be stared at for something, it’s going to be our choice of fashion; not our socially awkward communication, not our looks, not anything we are personally very sensitive about, but on our clothing.

Even if your parents make fun of you for your fashion hobby, the majority of people don’t snort derisively when they see a lady in lace and satin and a man in an embroidered vest and chained pants. These fashions are very common and relatively socially acceptable now, even to people who don’t subscribe to the culture. I have never once gone out in one of my ensembles and been insulted for it; on the contrary I’m constantly getting picked up on by dudes (which is a little insulting, but that’s a different story) and complimented by girls.

I think the overall point I’m trying to make here is that the reason we choose this fashion and this culture is because we accept that we’ll be noticed for our flaws and rarely have our virtues recognized, but at least we can also be noticed for our fashion sense. Even if somebody does insult your clothing, it’s better than having them insult you personally and judge you based on factors about your self that you can’t control.

americansavior:

People will stare. Make it worth their while → Alexander McQueen | Pre-Fall ‘13

Just title this collection “things I’m gonna wear when I take over the earth”

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blackqualad:

why are people so worried about if feminism hates men and not worried about how men virulently and violently hate women and commit acts of violence against them

america-wakiewakie:

Caught On Tape: Fla. Cop Threatens To ‘Put A Round’ In Black Men During Traffic Stop | News One
Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.
In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video  of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.
One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:

No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.
Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?
B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.


The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.
That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:
“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.
(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)

america-wakiewakie:

Caught On Tape: Fla. Cop Threatens To ‘Put A Round’ In Black Men During Traffic Stop | News One

Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.

In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video  of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.

One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:

No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.

Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?

B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.

The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.

That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:

“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.

(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)

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geekygothgirl:

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So, basically, this is a symbolic representation of internalized misogyny:

jackpowerx:

geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!

So, basically, this is a symbolic representation of internalized misogyny:

hokaegu:

Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

Nothing is more real than this

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appreciation post for my giraffe baby, tiny minaj

I want those damn pony dolls but I never have money when I see them D:

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grapefruitfromfrance:

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keiggy:

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makochantachibanana:

grapefruitfromfrance:

bonesdry:

keiggy:

Look at his fucking legs
He doesn’t even fucking fit in the fucking kart I’m gonna D I E

how the fuck does link know how to drive tho…….

he went to hyrule’s driving school you fuckning

Need For Speed: Hyrule Drift

I will be purchasing this DLC