C*T in a Bike Shop

Queer/Multi-Ethnic/Cis-Female/Bicycle Mechanic--
Working at an undisclosed bike shop with some dudely Dudes

cosmicallycosmopolitan:

disneybombshell:

cosmicallycosmopolitan:

disneybombshell:

cosmicallycosmopolitan:

debramagnified:

cosmicallycosmopolitan:

thinpimp:

America is and will always be full of racism.
Shit like this hurts my heart.
Not only do I feel bad as a mixed person myself, I feel terrible for what my daughter will go through.

But I will teach her the proper ways! Don’t ever let anyone shit on you for your race. Be proud of who you are and where you came from.

When a moron comes to you trying to shit on you for your race, just respond “no soy pendeja” followed by “I don’t speak ignorance”.

Saying that America was a white country is a complete fallacy because it was socially, economically and politically supported by slavery since day one.

Good Lord what is wrong with these people? I always feel so nasty when I see examples of racism, I mean it’s 2014, this shit has got to stop. I hope cheerios keeps putting this family in commercials as a spit in the face to all these awful people.

My Indian cousin and his white wife had this incredibly beautiful baby. Chubbiest girl ever, but extremely intelligent and calm. 

The face of RACIAL DESTRUCTION 

When my parents got together, my Mom’s father (super white from Iowa) kept asking her “But what would your children look like?”

OHGODYOURERIGHT LOCK ME AWAY THIS FACE SHOULD NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY AGAIN

it’s ok bb, you’re gorgeous

for my grandparents and their anti interracial marriage stance, it’s more about “CULTURE LOSS” and being “morally loose”

Yeah the culture loss would have been kind of sad, except it wasn’t really mine to lose. Grandpas family has been in America since before the civil war, and though my grandma is first generation American, she doesn’t retain much of her Hungarian culture. She beats herself up about forgetting how to speak Hungarian after her mother died to this day.

I disagree with the idea that mixing races destroys culture.

It shares the culture. Just because someone isn’t entirely of that race, it doesn’t  mean that they can’t appreciate that culture. If a man from Germany marries a woman from India, their child can learn about BOTH cultures and appreciate them if the parents are on top of things. 

What destroys culture is when parents don’t take the time/effort to teach their kids about their culture(s).

^ What destroys our culture is the societal pressure that forces our parents to white-wash and deny it

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thechurchofcycling:

Ride!

This is an outfit for fall. Not winter.

thechurchofcycling:

Ride!

This is an outfit for fall. Not winter.

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highmiranda:


THE ONE ON THE RIGHT IS SMILING MY FUCKING HEART

highmiranda:

THE ONE ON THE RIGHT IS SMILING MY FUCKING HEART

(Source: alisonchrista, via winter-set-heart)

I don’t know what most white people in this country feel but I can only include what they feel from the state of their institutions. James Baldwin on The Dick Cavett Show [X]

(Source: classicalallure, via sarahmascarah)

queerdrug-s:

tiffinialexia:

holy shit, my ovaries…

wow

I read this as “holy shit my overalls” and it was just as good.

queerdrug-s:

tiffinialexia:

holy shit, my ovaries…

wow

I read this as “holy shit my overalls” and it was just as good.

(Source: brittbrotho, via thelesbianguide)

distortedcracker:

titsandtires:

oholworthy:

Result of crashing into a pedestrian.

Been there.

Taco-ed.

We can fix this.

distortedcracker:

titsandtires:

oholworthy:

Result of crashing into a pedestrian.

Been there.

Taco-ed.

We can fix this.

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NYC's top killer cop Bratton defends stop-and-frisk and John Miller

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday he had no intention of ending the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy.

Asked by co-host Norah O’Donnell on “CBS This Morning” if he will halt stop-and-frisk, Bratton responded, “Not at all.”

The police commissioner went on to say, as he has before, that he wants to use it appropriately and explain to people why they are being stopped.

Bratton noted that Mayor Bill de Blasio “didn’t campaign against stop-and-frisk, he campaigned on reforming it.”

Chalk that up to one more reason that De Blasio’s election should not be celebrated.

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vicemag:

Japanese Women of the Sea
Nina Poppe is a German photographer and curator who published Ama, one of the best photo books of 2011. The images tell the story of contemporary Japanese female pearl divers, aka ama. These women make their living by diving for abalone, a slimy sea snail that produces pearls. The Japanese tradition suggests that this practice may be two millennia old. Even today, an ama dives according to the old ways: without equipment, relying only on lung power. The Japanese believe that the majority of ama are women because of how their bodies differ from men: The fat on a female body is distributed differently than that on men, which ensures that they can stay warmer in colder water. Ama is an extinguishing profession; most of these women are around 60, some are over 80. Nina decided to photograph these women before it was too late, before no ama was diving into the blue anymore and the only one we would have remembered was Kissy Suzukiin James Bond’s You Only Live Twice. So I decided to call Nina and talk about this. 
VICE: How long did this book take to shoot and for what lengths of time were you staying with theama?Nina Poppe: In 2010 I went to Japan twice, first in May and then I went back in August and September. On my second travel I stayed on the Island of Ise-Shima with the ama for two weeks.Was it a struggle getting them to accept you into their community? How did you cope with the language barrier?The language was indeed a big problem. I donʻt speak any Japanese. I always had a little book with me, where I had some basic sentences written down. Who I am, what Iʻm doing, what I want from them… It felt really strange. It was a total loss of communication, as nobody could speak any English on that island. It was a feeling like someone cut my tongue. I was a total stranger with my blond hair and blue eyes. I could feel it everywhere, all the time, which was exhausting. Everybody stared at me, but in a friendly and curious way. Still, after two weeks I ran away from the island, as I had such a need for communication. The good thing about it is that all your senses are very concentrated when you canʻt communicate. Being a woman helped a lot, I think. The ama were very open and friendly with me. I think they didn’t understand what I was doing there, but they took me on their boat and let me into their huts. It felt that the ama are very open toward other women, and they were maternal with me. I could have been their daughter.
At what age do these women start diving? How deep do they go, and for how long at a time?Most of them start early, as a teenager. They dive up to 30 meters deep without equipment. They dive two times a day for exactly an hour and a half at fixed times. They are underwater for about 2 minutes, and do this up to 60 times in one diving session. The frequency makes it so hard.
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No point in changing these hashtags (+badass ladies)

vicemag:

Japanese Women of the Sea

Nina Poppe is a German photographer and curator who published Ama, one of the best photo books of 2011. The images tell the story of contemporary Japanese female pearl divers, aka ama. These women make their living by diving for abalone, a slimy sea snail that produces pearls. The Japanese tradition suggests that this practice may be two millennia old. Even today, an ama dives according to the old ways: without equipment, relying only on lung power. The Japanese believe that the majority of ama are women because of how their bodies differ from men: The fat on a female body is distributed differently than that on men, which ensures that they can stay warmer in colder water. Ama is an extinguishing profession; most of these women are around 60, some are over 80. Nina decided to photograph these women before it was too late, before no ama was diving into the blue anymore and the only one we would have remembered was Kissy Suzukiin James Bond’s You Only Live Twice. So I decided to call Nina and talk about this. 

VICE: How long did this book take to shoot and for what lengths of time were you staying with theama?
Nina Poppe: In 2010 I went to Japan twice, first in May and then I went back in August and September. On my second travel I stayed on the Island of Ise-Shima with the ama for two weeks.

Was it a struggle getting them to accept you into their community? How did you cope with the language barrier?
The language was indeed a big problem. I donʻt speak any Japanese. I always had a little book with me, where I had some basic sentences written down. Who I am, what Iʻm doing, what I want from them… It felt really strange. It was a total loss of communication, as nobody could speak any English on that island. It was a feeling like someone cut my tongue. I was a total stranger with my blond hair and blue eyes. I could feel it everywhere, all the time, which was exhausting. Everybody stared at me, but in a friendly and curious way. Still, after two weeks I ran away from the island, as I had such a need for communication. The good thing about it is that all your senses are very concentrated when you canʻt communicate. Being a woman helped a lot, I think. The ama were very open and friendly with me. I think they didn’t understand what I was doing there, but they took me on their boat and let me into their huts. It felt that the ama are very open toward other women, and they were maternal with me. I could have been their daughter.

At what age do these women start diving? How deep do they go, and for how long at a time?
Most of them start early, as a teenager. They dive up to 30 meters deep without equipment. They dive two times a day for exactly an hour and a half at fixed times. They are underwater for about 2 minutes, and do this up to 60 times in one diving session. The frequency makes it so hard.

No point in changing these hashtags (+badass ladies)

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