Chicago’s newest attraction - a 1000ft-high viewing platform that offers spectacular downward facing views over the city. TILT is housed in 360 CHICAGO on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Tower and, as the name suggests, the enclosed glass and steel platform tilts visitors forward for a unique perspective of the city’s The Magnificent Mile. (Source)
- it’s less offensive but
- still implies that their motivations are rooted in classism and racism
I’ve come to the conclusion that Sam and Dean would take one look at Night Vale and burn it to the ground, civilians be damned.
i’ve come to the conclusion sam and dean would drive into night vale and spontaneously combust from being exposed to sexual and racial diversity and women who don’t die within a week
EPIC moment during the awesome #BlackFemMusic conversation that I was one of the contributors to yesterday. @FeministaJones shoutout Missy’s contribution to Black feminism through music and @MissyElliott herself responds? Goodness; awesome! ❤
Missy Elliott’s music was CRITICAL to my high school and college years. She definitely is on the “coming of age” Black woman empowerment soundtrack that resides in my heart and ears. Her messages of self-esteem, subverting Eurocentric beauty norms, confidence, creativity, joy, pain, reflection, sexual agency, choice and pleasure and so much more are everything. Her work with Timbaland and the late beautiful and talented Aaliyah is everything. But even off the stage so to speak, Missy has done work. She has a past of being a spokesperson, speaking out against domestic violence, something personal to her childhood experience. Her music has always made me feel not only empowered but really happy. Joy is not antithetical to feminism. I recall some serious dancing to her music in college on the weekends and it was always a blast with my friends who were mostly Black women.
One thing I really love is that her music seems like it is for any Black woman (and anyone who loves good music) and never made me feel like it hinged on “respectability" no matter how some fans like her only as an "alternative" or "rejection" of Black women that they do not deem "respectable" enough. She regularly diverted that rigidity and sang/rapped whatever she wanted. Her vision, creativity and influence have a ripple effect not just in Black feminist politics but in music itself.
Her long list of accomplishments speak for themselves and I feel incredibly honored that she noticed our conversation on Black feminism and music and had this exchange with @FeministaJones, who is so awesome herself.
This Missy moment here is just everything to me. Oh and the final image in this series? That’s Missy’s Twitter background image. She’s EVERYTHING.❤
Meet the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, serving the capital of Iceland. By the looks of their incredible Instagram account, a normal day includes holding kittens, eating candy and wearing false mustaches.
For the record the Icelandic police are probably the best police force in the world, There has only been one instance where an officer shot and killed a civilian in the entire history of the country (which is nearly a hundred years) and everyone was completely devastated by it, the police especially — because, as made clear in their statements after the incident, they understand their function is to protect the people. Not to mention that their general police go unarmed except for special squads.
Let’s run through some more facts while we’re on the subject: Compared to 31,000+ shooting deaths in the US in 2009, Iceland had… 4, because they have very rigorous screening processes for gun permits. There is very little economic disparity between upper, middle and lower classes, and social welfare programs take care of their people. Drug use affects less than 1% of the population between 15 and 65 years old, and 90% of drug-related court cases are settled with a fine rather than jail time. Violent crime is virtually non-existent. [x]
Iceland is like if you took the entire idea of chill and personified it as an country, and this exemplifies that.
Shirley Chisholm on how she wants to be remembered [x]