Sonia Saraiya
what kind of magpie keeps this blog?

writer on the internet and at @soniasaraiya
"One of the most durable paradoxes of white supremacy - the idea that those who are closest to an experience of oppression are its least credible witnesses."

Walter Johnson, Soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market
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This is the type of violence—from microaggressions to epistemic violence to emotional/physical violence to enslavement/genocide—that gets justified by asserting that the oppressor is “objective” and “logical” and thereby “credible.” As if there is objectivity in choosing to oppress. As if the emotions of entitlement, indifference, greed or hatred aren’t involved. 

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Posted at 11:18 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 7,121 notes
theavc:

It’s a weird time to be a Star Wars fan. So, let us help you through it with our guide to the Star Wars Expanded Universe

I wrote this one, kids!!

theavc:

It’s a weird time to be a Star Wars fan. So, let us help you through it with our guide to the Star Wars Expanded Universe

I wrote this one, kids!!

Posted at 11:18 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 43 notes
Posted at 11:14 pm on Thursday, July 24, 2014 with 185,397 notes

Michelle Dockery of the PBS Masterpiece TV series, “Downton Abbey,” poses for a portrait during press day at The Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP) 

Regretting my life choices, as usual.

Posted at 11:14 pm on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 with 407 notes

Michelle Dockery of the PBS Masterpiece TV series, “Downton Abbey,” poses for a portrait during press day at The Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP) 

Posted at 11:13 pm on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 with 344 notes
"Beauty privilege is very real. None of us are imagining it, and if we aren’t born genetic lottery winners, our only option is to compensate with style, grace, and charm. Of course, none of that shit comes cheap. That’s kind of the whole point. It’s all meant to be aspirational and exclusionary. We’re supposed to feel depressed by our skin, agitated by our bodies, and anxious about our invisibility. That’s the insidious subtlety of social control. The worst part is that we know in our rational minds that it’s all bullshit, and yet we’re still plagued with self-loathing when we can’t live up to unattainable beauty standards. No matter how much self-acceptance we achieve, we can still look in the mirror and instantly catalog all the things about ourselves that we don’t think measure up. It’s maddening. It makes us feel like hypocrites even though it’s not our hypocrisy."

The Coquette @ Adult-Mag

(I love this. There’s nothing that makes me happier as a writer than finding my work quoted and reblogged all over tumblr.)

Posted at 1:35 am on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 with 9,183 notes
thisrecording:

can you be quiet now?

Britt! And also, fascinating, incredible artwork!

thisrecording:

can you be quiet now?

Britt! And also, fascinating, incredible artwork!

Posted at 7:05 pm on Saturday, July 12, 2014 with 6 notes
Posted at 6:46 pm on Saturday, July 12, 2014 with 86 notes

two-browngirls:

UPPING THE AUNTY - MEERA SETHI

I’ve always loved Meera Sethi’s colourful and unique work but her ‘Upping the Aunty’ project really changed the game. 

'Upping the Aunty' celebrates the South Asian “aunty”; her personal style and unique role in our lives. Meera flips the script on street style, by focusing her lens on aunties with swag. 

Here are some of the awesome Auntys you can find on the Tumblr page

1. Unknown Swag Aunty - Photo: Vivek Shraya

2. Rita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi

3. Gunalaxsmi Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi

4. Sita Aunty - Photo: Meera Sethi

Meera is on the lookout for contributors to the project, so If you have an aunty whose style you love, send a new or vintage photo (with your aunty’s permission) over to art@meerasethi.com!

- S

UNKNOWN SWAG AUNTY

Posted at 6:38 pm on Saturday, July 12, 2014 with 614 notes

meganwest:

turnabout:

kiss-distinctly-american:

hungryghoast:

kittenlaugh:

soft—reset:

Google’s Street View cameras are touring museums and taking weird selfies by accident

this is terrifying

well.

I love this. You do you, cams. Selfie away.

This is like a terrifying episode of something

This is art. 

Posted at 12:49 am on Saturday, July 12, 2014 with 25,045 notes
bitches gotta eat: picking cherries is hard.

bitchesgottaeat:

i went cherry picking on sunday. LOL FOREVER.

Cackling

Posted at 12:41 am on Saturday, July 12, 2014 with 25 notes

thottweiler:

ENOUGH

Posted at 12:36 am on Saturday, July 12, 2014 with 85,797 notes
slaughterhouse90210:

“But after a moment a sense of waste and ruin overcame him. There they were, close together and safe and shut in; yet so chained to their separate destinies that they might as well been half the world apart.” ― Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

slaughterhouse90210:

“But after a moment a sense of waste and ruin overcame him. There they were, close together and safe and shut in; yet so chained to their separate destinies that they might as well been half the world apart.”
― Edith Wharton,
The Age of Innocence

Posted at 12:26 am on Saturday, July 12, 2014 with 837 notes
Posted at 12:25 am on Saturday, July 12, 2014 with 80 notes

fastcompany:

"Status update." - @AntDeRosa

Posted at 12:23 am on Saturday, July 12, 2014 with 84 notes