Mini Adventures in Finding Myself

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The niece of the great Mongol leader, Kubla Khan, Princess Khutulun was described by Marco Polo as the greatest warrior in Khan’s army. She told her uncle she would marry any man who could wrestle her and win. If they lost they had to give her 100 horses.

She died unmarried with 10,000 horses.
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she is SIXTEEN

she also got shot in the HEAD and LIVED

She is amazing person because she was almost killed and still continues to speak out and believe in herself and that what shes doing is right.

i love Malala so much. 

she should be made into a saint

I second that

always reblog. she’s such an amazing role model for everyone on this earth. Totally deserved that Nobel Peace Prize, wow.

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The photo on the left is Chief Big Foot. He and an estimated 300 Native Americans were massacred at Wounded Knee in 1890 by the United States Army. Most of them were women and children that died face first in the freezing snow, shot in the back as they tried to run. This incident is a drop in the bucket as compared to the literal genocide that took place here until the early 1900’s and the cultural genocide that some argue still takes place today. Of the millions upon millions that were executed, NONE were dressed as a “Slutty Indian” or the ill representation of “Pocahontas.” These people were AND ARE more than a costume or a fake headdress. You may find this petty or sensitive, perhaps we should “grow up” or “focus on other real issues.” I wish we could. How can a people be taken seriously about the “real issues” if we are still a slutty costume at a Halloween party, a crude drawing on a baseball jersey, or a derogatory mascot on a football helmet. If you wouldn’t paint your face black and dress as a slutty African American woman, why on earth would you do that to a Native American and think it isn’t racist, that it’s “in good fun.”I love Halloween as much as the next person, probably more since it is the day after my birthday, but we can all have fun without being an ignorant bigot. I implore you to respect our culture, to respect our traditions, and to respect our ancestors. I BEG YOU TO RESPECT US!

tangebaby:

The photo on the left is Chief Big Foot. He and an estimated 300 Native Americans were massacred at Wounded Knee in 1890 by the United States Army. Most of them were women and children that died face first in the freezing snow, shot in the back as they tried to run. This incident is a drop in the bucket as compared to the literal genocide that took place here until the early 1900’s and the cultural genocide that some argue still takes place today. Of the millions upon millions that were executed, NONE were dressed as a “Slutty Indian” or the ill representation of “Pocahontas.” These people were AND ARE more than a costume or a fake headdress. You may find this petty or sensitive, perhaps we should “grow up” or “focus on other real issues.” I wish we could. How can a people be taken seriously about the “real issues” if we are still a slutty costume at a Halloween party, a crude drawing on a baseball jersey, or a derogatory mascot on a football helmet. If you wouldn’t paint your face black and dress as a slutty African American woman, why on earth would you do that to a Native American and think it isn’t racist, that it’s “in good fun.”

I love Halloween as much as the next person, probably more since it is the day after my birthday, but we can all have fun without being an ignorant bigot. I implore you to respect our culture, to respect our traditions, and to respect our ancestors. I BEG YOU TO RESPECT US!

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The sad fact is that 41% of New York City babies are aborted.

The chilling fact is that 59.8% of black New York City babies are aborted.

Only FOUR out of TEN black children make it outside of the womb in New York City.

We must stop the industrialized killing of our unborn children. What legacy will you leave?

The sad fact is that each night, more than 21,000 children are homeless in NYC.

The number of people sleeping in shelters has grown 60 percent in the past decade.

Families make up 3/4ths of the homeless population.

53% of the homeless in shelters are black, 32% are Latino.

65.5 percent of high school seniors graduate in NYC.

There are currently 12,568 children in foster care in NYC.

In 2011, there were over 90,000 separate reports of abuse/neglect in NYC. 

There are 131 children in secure detention. 112 in non-secure detention.

There are more than 108,000 children in NYC who have a parent that is incarcerated. More than 73 percent of women who are incarcerated have a child under the age of 18. 

But go ahead and try to explain how you care about children. Just try to justify how you can ignore all of these children, for a fetus. 

Forcing people to stay pregnant does nothing for children. Advocate for better sex education. Fight to help PoC who find themselves with unwanted pregnancies. Don’t ignore the fact that nearly 90 percent of pregnancies that end in abortion for PoC were unplanned, use this information to help them. 

My legacy is one of respect, understanding, education, and compassion. You’ll catch on eventually. 

That rebuttal is the best thing I’ve read all week.

Anyone who claims adoption is a perfect alternative to abortion: how many children have YOU adopted or fostered? How about your friends and family? Did you adopt from within your own country? And have you chosen who to adopt or foster on the basis of need, rather than on whether they would match your family, or whether they were healthy and unlikely to have special needs? Children of colour and children with medical problems and special needs often NEVER find adoptive homes and age out of the foster system without ever having known a stable family life.
And are you aware that, although medical advancements have, thankfully, made it less common, people do still die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and the risk of death from having a (proper, legal) abortion is substantiallly less? I would not expect anyone to take that risk unless they were fully willing. If you would, what’s wrong with you? Go soak your head.

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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

Chris Hemsworth reunites with Rush director Ron Howard for In the Heart of the Sea, a drama set in 1820 about the harrowing experience of the crew of the whaleship Essex. Based on the book of the same name written by Nathaniel Philbric, the film also stars Ben Whishaw, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland and Benjamin Walker, and will set sail for theaters March 15, 2015.

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Three men have reportedly been arrested after a brutal crime committed against a woman who beat them in a hip hop rap battle at a house party.
Joey Betrail Garron, 28, Robert Carl Johnson, 23, and Ketorie Glover, 23 all of Columbus, Georgia could not handle losing to a woman in a hip hop rap battle, so they allegedly raped, beat, shot and doused the woman with gasoline setting her on fire before leaving her for dead.
Columbus police reportedly responded to a vacant parking lot where a person was screaming out for help. They found a woman suffering from several gunshot wounds in the vacant lot.
The woman had allegedly engaged in a hip hop rap battle contest outside of a house party on Garden Drive where she was pitted against the alleged men opponents who she apparently defeated and set off anguish.
Apparently the rap battle got heated when one man drew a weapon – a handgun – and forced the 36 year-old victim into her own vehicle as two other men joined.
The woman was taken to the vacant lot where she was found by police at 988 Farr Road, the place where she was allegedly sexually assaulted by all three men, doused with gasoline, set on fire, shot several times and left for dead.
Fortunately, the woman survived her ordeal after being treated for injuries at a local hospital.
The three men have all been arrested and face felony charges of kidnapping, rape, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated sodomy, arson in the first degree, possession of a firearm, among other charges.

You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. Wtf????? She got more talent then yalls sorry ass and Yall fucking bitch ass can’t handle she’s got it???

The male ego is so dangerously fragile

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i’m so fucking livid reading this. wow. this is really fucking sad. 

jesus h. christ

They wouldn’t have done this if she was a man. So why doesn’t this count as a hate crime?

cactuer:

pinkvelourtracksuit:

fullten:

abaffledkyogre:

hoodjab:

Three men have reportedly been arrested after a brutal crime committed against a woman who beat them in a hip hop rap battle at a house party.

Joey Betrail Garron, 28, Robert Carl Johnson, 23, and Ketorie Glover, 23 all of Columbus, Georgia could not handle losing to a woman in a hip hop rap battle, so they allegedly raped, beat, shot and doused the woman with gasoline setting her on fire before leaving her for dead.

Columbus police reportedly responded to a vacant parking lot where a person was screaming out for help. They found a woman suffering from several gunshot wounds in the vacant lot.

The woman had allegedly engaged in a hip hop rap battle contest outside of a house party on Garden Drive where she was pitted against the alleged men opponents who she apparently defeated and set off anguish.

Apparently the rap battle got heated when one man drew a weapon – a handgun – and forced the 36 year-old victim into her own vehicle as two other men joined.

The woman was taken to the vacant lot where she was found by police at 988 Farr Road, the place where she was allegedly sexually assaulted by all three men, doused with gasoline, set on fire, shot several times and left for dead.

Fortunately, the woman survived her ordeal after being treated for injuries at a local hospital.

The three men have all been arrested and face felony charges of kidnapping, rape, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated sodomy, arson in the first degree, possession of a firearm, among other charges.

You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. Wtf????? She got more talent then yalls sorry ass and Yall fucking bitch ass can’t handle she’s got it???

The male ego is so dangerously fragile

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i’m so fucking livid reading this. wow. this is really fucking sad. 

jesus h. christ

They wouldn’t have done this if she was a man. So why doesn’t this count as a hate crime?

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whoneedsfeminism:

The world needs feminism because when Malala Yousafzai advocated for a girl’s right to education, the Taliban tried to kill her. "One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world" -Malala YousafzaiAlso a huge congratulations to Malala on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize!

whoneedsfeminism:

The world needs feminism because when Malala Yousafzai advocated for a girl’s right to education, the Taliban tried to kill her. "One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world" -Malala Yousafzai

Also a huge congratulations to Malala on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize!