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What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/belgium-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness-6151923.html

Did y’all know about this?

It’s good to know even though it’s extremely horrible to read/see….And people wonder why the African continent is so behind….

30 million dead. 30 million people died in the name of Christianity, colonisation and “civilisation” within living memory. Honestly Europe’s colonisation and genocidal history needs to be address more, I’m British and I didn’t learn anything about this shit in school’s over them “Britain used to have the largest Empire in the world which lead to [insert positivity here]”

karinsperfume:

Woman: I hate other girls I’m not like most girls they are all so catty and slutty and bitchy!
Everyone: That’s so true!!! women have no self-respect/shame/whatever these days!

Woman: I hate men because I have been abused by them my entire life and I understand that I live in a society where they are socialized to look at me as subhuman and I resent the privilege they have over me
Everyone: FEMINAZIII!!! EQUALITY NOT MATRIARCHYY !!!

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Nearly 10 years before becoming an interstellar adventurer in the Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt attended the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, along with Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris and director Paul Dinello for the premiere of Strangers with Candy (pictured above all making their best Jerri Blank face).James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy is chock–full of Sundance alum, including Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close to name a few.Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theatres nationwide on Friday, August 1.Photo by J. Vespa / WireImage
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sundancearchives:

Nearly 10 years before becoming an interstellar adventurer in the Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt attended the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, along with Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris and director Paul Dinello for the premiere of Strangers with Candy (pictured above all making their best Jerri Blank face).

James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy is chock–full of Sundance alum, including Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close to name a few.

Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theatres nationwide on Friday, August 1.

Photo by J. Vespa / WireImage

My response to the ‘I am not a feminist’ internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (it is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.

Libby Anne (via dillondean)

(Source: dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry)

Here is how the internship scam works. It’s not about a “skills” gap. It’s about a morality gap.

1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills.

2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.

3) End on the job training for entry level jobs. Educated told skills are irrelevant. Uneducated told they have no way to obtain skills.

4) As wealthy progress on professional career path, middle and lower class youth take service jobs to pay off massive educational debt.

5) Make these part-time jobs not “count” on resume. Hire on prestige, not skill or education. Punish those who need to work to survive.

6) Punish young people who never found any kind of work the hardest. Make them untouchables — unhireable.

7) Tell wealthy people they are “privileged” to be working 40 hrs/week for free. Don’t tell them what kind of “privileged” it is.

8) Make status quo commentary written by unpaid interns or people hiring unpaid interns. They will tell you it’s your fault.

9) Young people, it is not your fault. Speak out. Fight back. Bankrupt the prestige economy.

The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy | Sarah Kendzior (via brutereason)

solarbird added: see also the intrinsic fraud of the prestigious internship. (via solarbird)

this comes from the top rope.

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I pretty much hit reblog on this after point 1 alone.

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