even artichokes have hearts

i pat wandering mystery cats with no regard for toxoplasmosis

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theamericanrenaissance:

poly—nesian:

theamericanrenaissance:

theamericanrenaissance:

poly—nesian:

māori and pacific islanders make up 21.5% of aotearoa new zealand’s total population but 63% of the prison population

how are we meant to have fair representation when we’re over represented in prison?

It can’t be that your people just happen…

Stolen? Australia and New Zealand still belong to the aborigines as much as it ever did, they just have to share it with westerners now. If anything they should be thankful for how much their standard of living went up after colonization.

sometimes i get replies which are so stupid i have no words for it, like i legit can’t think of anything to say but this one i think beats them all

'be thankful for your standard of living after colonisation!!!!!' wat, u mean be grateful for all the diseases, poverty, obesity, religion, social issues, abuse, etc that arrived on our shores with the pākehā? yes. i am so grateful.

Right because you all lived-in prosperity and free of diseases before you became civilized…

Be thankful you don’t live like savages anymore and that you have access to actual healthcare and don’t just rub leaves on your wounded parts like you used to.

i mean idk why i’m even bothering to engage with a person who refers to pre-colonial māori as “savages”, but my need to shut you down surpasses my repulsion i guess.

look, māori *did* live in good health and prosperity before being so graciously “civilised” by pākehā - their health was consistent with if not better than the health status of european and asian populations. but pākehā ppl’s shitty sense of superiority and entitlement wasn’t the only disease they brought with them, they also brought literal diseases that wiped out a good portion of the māori population.

it might shock you to learn that māori had an existing health system prior to colonisation that was decidedly more sophisticated than “rubbing leaves on wounded parts”. cultural concepts like tapu and noa - which are often racistly dismissed as merely spiritual or supernatural curiosities - were used to provide practical guidance on healthy behaviours, and actually have a pragmatic, common-sense foundation. and that’s just one example of the many systems pre-colonial māori had in place to maintain good health.

and it’s like, not even disputable that the fact māori are poorly represented in crime, health, education, employment etc today is a direct consequence of institutional racism and cultural imperialism. to believe these are arbitrary inequalities you have to be suffering from some true and profound wilful ignorance.

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my phone autocorrected “feminists” as “demons” yesterday i shit u not

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"why are shorts called shorts but pants aren’t called longs"

guess you’ve never been to new zealand

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"The promise was that when the glass was full, it would overflow, benefiting the poor. But what happens instead, is that when the glass is full, it magically gets bigger nothing ever comes out for the poor." — Pope Francis on trickle-down economics
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freckledtrekkie:

the worst kind of misogyny

is the kind that seeps out of your uncle’s mouth at christmas dinner

or from your favorite movie you’ve watched 500 times

or that snide comment your cousin makes on vacation

from the people you trust

and so quick

so slickly spoken

you barely catch it 

"The useless days will add up to something. The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels and dead people’s diaries and wondering about sex and God and whether you should shave under your arms or not. These things are your becoming." — this popular advice column—which answers the question: “what I would tell my 20 year old self”—is shiver inducing
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"I want to care, but I don’t. I look at you and all I feel is tired. I walk through school and all I want to do is leave. I wake up in the morning and don’t know why I’m here. I feel like I’m not real." — Elizabeth Scott, Miracle
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"I wish I could do whatever I liked behind the curtain of “madness”. Then: I’d arrange flowers, all day long, I’d paint; pain, love and tenderness, I would laugh as much as I feel like at the stupidity of others, and they would all say: “Poor thing, she’s crazy!” (Above all I would laugh at my own stupidity.) I would build my world which while I lived, would be in agreement with all the worlds. The day, or the hour, or the minute that I lived would be mine and everyone else’s - my madness would not be an escape from “reality”." — Frida Kahlo, The Diary Of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait  (via whiteoceans)
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"A woman is not written in braille, you don’t have to touch her to know her." — Such a strong, accurate statement (via 42violethill)
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