Did you know that after they switched to blind auditions, major symphony orchestras hired women between 30% to 55% more? Before bringing in “blind auditions” with a screen to conceal the the candidate, women in the top 5 major orchestras made up less than 5% of the musicians performing.
chocohawlic:Daniel Radcliffe discussing how he has racist friends but won’t end a friendship over their racist beliefs is exactly why we have a hard time trusting white “allies” and why we’re sick and tired of hearing white “allies” talk about how THEY aren’t racist.
a-heist-of-words:boyonetta:sylvestrium: Because nothing says PUNK like a list of rules about what you’re allowed to think.
ravensrandoms:shisno:rigormorton32:Does anybody else remember a time, long long ago, when you could just enjoy things?
smallswingshoes:nativepeopleproblems:astrape:nativepeopleproblems:This isn’t an isolated insolent. A year or so ago I noticed Franchesca reblogging from GodGazi (sp?) and gently messaged her explaining why he’s violently antisemitic and would she please not reblog from him anymore. She deleted her reblog, but never answered the ask, privately or publically. At the time I didn’t think much of it but as others have said, this isn’t the first time she’s used the Holocaust as a rhetorical device. It’s at the point where I’m not comfortable supporting her anymore, which is really disappointing for me, but I don’t feel like her circle is a safe environment for me and my mom’s family.
odinsblog:thefingerfuckingfemalefury:heroes-get-made:lunalab:the politics of light and dark are everywhere in our vocabulary…psa to writers: subvert this, reveal whiteness and lightness as sometimes artificial and violent, and darkness as healing, the unknown as natural
oddhour:for the self-conscious beginner: No one makes great things until the world intimately knows their mediocrity. Don’t think of your writing as terrible; think of it as preparing to contribute something great.
prokopetz:transgenderer:ursaeinsilviscacant:ozsploitation:Why is having to show your ID to vote a huge controversial thing in the United States? It’s how you get to vote in Australia (I think? I wasn’t here for the election I voted via postal ballot) you show your ID, they find your address and they mark you off. Why is that such a big deal? I don’t understand. Can someone please explain it to me without being ‘MUH FREEDOM’ ‘MUH PRIVACY’ ect ect can you give me a real reason?
badbilliejean:thechanelmuse:Ivy still grows on the front of Langston Hughes’ home in Harlem. There aren’t many houses like it left in New York City. Real estate agents estimate it’s worth over $3 million.