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Clothes, Friends, and Fucking: Roses are red, that much is true, but violets are purple, not fucking blue feels-for-the-fictional I have been waiting for this post all my life. marzipanandminutiae They are indeed purple, But one thing you've missed: The concept of purple Didn't always exist. Some cultures lack names For a color, you see. Hence good old Homer And his "wine-dark sea. A usage so quaint, A phrasing so old, For verses of romance Is sheer fucking gold. So roses are red Violets once were called blue. I'm hugely pedantic But what else is new? ineptshieldmaid My friend you're not wrong About Homer's wine-ey sea! Colours are a matter Of cultural contingency Words are in flux And meanings they drift But the word purple You've given short shrift. The concept of purple, My friends, is old And refers to a pigment once precious as gold. By crushing up molluscs From the wine-dark sea You make a dye: Imperial decree Meant that in Rome, to wear purpura was a privilege reserved For only the emperor! The word purple for clothes so fancy, Entered English By the ninth century Why then are voilets Not purple in song? The dye from this mollusc, known for so long Is almost magenta; More red than blue The concept of purple is old, and yet new The dye is red, So this might be true: Roses are purple And violets are blue squeeful While this song makes me merry Tyrian purple dyes many a hue From magenta to berry And a true purple too But fun as it is to watch this poetic race The answer is staring you right in the face Roses are red and violets are blue Because nothing fucking rhymes with purple Its long, but its good
Clothes, Friends, and Fucking: Roses are red, that much is true, but violets are purple, not fucking
 blue
 feels-for-the-fictional
 I have been waiting for this post all my life.
 marzipanandminutiae
 They are indeed purple,
 But one thing you've missed:
 The concept of purple
 Didn't always exist.
 Some cultures lack names
 For a color, you see.
 Hence good old Homer
 And his "wine-dark sea.
 A usage so quaint,
 A phrasing so old,
 For verses of romance
 Is sheer fucking gold.
 So roses are red
 Violets once were called blue.
 I'm hugely pedantic
 But what else is new?
 ineptshieldmaid
 My friend you're not wrong
 About Homer's wine-ey sea!
 Colours are a matter
 Of cultural contingency
 Words are in flux
 And meanings they drift
 But the word purple
 You've given short shrift.
 The concept of purple,
 My friends, is old
 And refers to a pigment
 once precious as gold.
 By crushing up molluscs
 From the wine-dark sea
 You make a dye:
 Imperial decree
 Meant that in Rome,
 to wear purpura
 was a privilege reserved
 For only the emperor!
 The word purple
 for clothes so fancy,
 Entered English
 By the ninth century
 Why then are voilets
 Not purple in song?
 The dye from this mollusc,
 known for so long
 Is almost magenta;
 More red than blue
 The concept of purple
 is old, and yet new
 The dye is red,
 So this might be true:
 Roses are purple
 And violets are blue
 squeeful
 While this song makes me merry
 Tyrian purple dyes many a hue
 From magenta to berry
 And a true purple too
 But fun as it is to watch this poetic race
 The answer is staring you right in the face
 Roses are red and violets are blue
 Because nothing fucking rhymes with purple
Its long, but its good

Its long, but its good

Arguing, Bad, and Barbie: T-Mobile LTE 8:46 PM Tajea-Jasmine Walton added 3 new photos. 5 hrs. Jazzy Rowe, a black American student at UHartford, was a victim of multiple forms of poisoning by her racist roommate. The girl put molded substances into Jazzy's skincare and beauty products, put her toothbrush "where the sun don't shine", rubbed period blood on her belongings, among multiple other things.. then proceeded to brag about it on Instagram. Even posting videos of Jazzy eating food after poisoning it and captioning them saying "if only she knew" At a point in time, Jazzy had so much bad bacteria in her throat, she couldn't even speak. She could have died simply because of her skin tone. University of Hartford is trying to silence Jazzy and her story, but we can't let that happen. Too often colleges let severe hate crimes get swept under the rug but I hope Connecticut is better than that. She also has a video on her page where she goes into detail about everything that happened. PLEASE just repost and spread this news. #JUSTICEFORJAZZY Write a comment... GIF T-Mobile LTE 8:46 PM 62% D Tajea-Jasmine's Post 2 t05 BennyBunOne @onlyelimori 1h As an Alumna of this University & former BSU President, I am highly disappointed in the University's lack of urgency to rectify this case. 2 t26 3 Tweet your reply 0 3 Comment Share Like "'ll AT&T 10:38 PM Done Photo breezy bumble_b Finally did it yo girl got rid of her roommate! After 11/2 month of spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions, rubbing used tampons oh her backpack, putting her toothbrush places where the sun doesn't shine, and so much more I can finally say goodbye Jamaican Barbie 2m 14 Comments Like Comment Share reverseracism: reverseracism: reverseracism: reverseracism: This is beyond disgusting. Jazzy Rowe could have died, because of her roommates racism. The school tried to intimidate her into silence, but she speaking out and the multi cultural organizations at the school are meeting tomorrow (Nov. 1st) to support her. The Woman who openly admitted to poisoning her roommate is Brianna “Breezy” Borchu. She was the roommate of Jazzy Rowe at The University of Hartford. According to this website article, Brianna Borchu has recently been arrested. https://thetab.com/us/2017/11/01/white-freshman-brags-about-rubbing-used-tampons-on-her-black-roomm-73531 JAZZY COULD HAVE DIED. Brianna Borchu was literally poisoning this young woman because of her race. One could even argue that this was an attempted murder.. because it definitely was a HATE CRIME. She only received 2 charges. 1) 2nd degree Breach of Peace 2) 3rd degree Criminal Mischief
Arguing, Bad, and Barbie: T-Mobile LTE
 8:46 PM
 Tajea-Jasmine Walton added 3 new
 photos.
 5 hrs.
 Jazzy Rowe, a black American student at UHartford, was a
 victim of multiple forms of poisoning by her racist
 roommate.
 The girl put molded substances into Jazzy's skincare and
 beauty products, put her toothbrush "where the sun don't
 shine", rubbed period blood on her belongings, among
 multiple other things.. then proceeded to brag about it on
 Instagram. Even posting videos of Jazzy eating food after
 poisoning it and captioning them saying "if only she knew"
 At a point in time, Jazzy had so much bad bacteria in her
 throat, she couldn't even speak. She could have died simply
 because of her skin tone.
 University of Hartford is trying to silence Jazzy and her
 story, but we can't let that happen.
 Too often colleges let severe hate crimes get swept under
 the rug but I hope Connecticut is better than that.
 She also has a video on her page where she goes into detail
 about everything that happened.
 PLEASE just repost and spread this news.
 #JUSTICEFORJAZZY
 Write a comment...
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 "'ll AT&T
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 breezy bumble_b Finally did it yo girl
 got rid of her roommate! After 11/2
 month of spitting in her coconut oil,
 putting moldy clam dip in her lotions,
 rubbing used tampons oh her
 backpack, putting her toothbrush
 places where the sun doesn't shine, and
 so much more I can finally say goodbye
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This is beyond disgusting. 

Jazzy Rowe could have died, because of her roommates racism. The school tried to intimidate her into silence, but she speaking out and the multi cultural organizations at the school are meeting tomorrow (Nov. 1st) to support her.

The Woman who openly admitted to poisoning her roommate is Brianna “Breezy” Borchu. She was the roommate of Jazzy Rowe at The University of Hartford.

According to this website article, Brianna Borchu has recently been arrested. 
https://thetab.com/us/2017/11/01/white-freshman-brags-about-rubbing-used-tampons-on-her-black-roomm-73531


JAZZY COULD HAVE DIED. 
Brianna Borchu was literally poisoning this young woman because of her race. One could even argue that this was an attempted murder.. because it definitely was a HATE CRIME.
She only received 2 charges. 1) 2nd degree Breach of Peace 2) 3rd degree Criminal Mischief

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Image, Stars, and Race: Leaked image from the set of RuPauls Drag Race: All Stars 3
Image, Stars, and Race: Leaked image from the set of RuPauls Drag Race: All Stars 3

Leaked image from the set of RuPauls Drag Race: All Stars 3

Anaconda, Bad, and Beautiful: T-Mobile 12:38 PM 53 % Tweet Amritsizzurp2LaWhore @Vasheezy They made us hate ourselves: an Indian children's book, as evidence UGLY BEAUTIFUL 6/9/15, 8:32 AM Reply to Amritsizzurp2LaWhore Home Notifications Messages Me belligerentbagel: pilambdaod: xekstrin: pilambdaod: bengali-babe: “Colorism isn’t real.” Colorism? Wow because the term “racism” is so blase. pilambdaod Colorism specifically refers to people of their own race valuing lighter skin over darker skin. For example in latina culture, valuing “good” straight hair over “pelo malo” or bad, curly hair. Racism would imply we’re talking about at least two different races here; colorism specifically is about racist ideals within one race, people of one race policing others appearance within their own race.  (since this is an indian book, presumably made by indian people for indian children to read, depicting a light skinned indian woman as more beautiful than a dark skinned one, it’s colorism.) One of those is clearly Caucasian the other Indian. Creating random new “isms” only makes legitimate grievances seem petty and stupid. “One of those is clearly Caucasian” Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut  Karisma Kapoor, Shruti Haasan, Zarine Khan All actresses/models born in India to parents who were also born in India (or Pakistan), in a narrow view of “race.”  If a Papua New Guinean hooks up with a Swedish person all you get is a human.  There’s no new thing you’re going to get. You just get a human.  - Bill Nye: Race is a Human Construct (and don’t look at the comments; it’s the usual cesspool of bigots)  Ideas on “race” have been in slow development over the years, but colourism is a real thing (often with roots in imperialism, especially as Western ideas of beauty began to intrude upon countries).  The 100 Years of Beauty: Philippines has a jarring jump where April Villanueva (who has light/medium-toned skin) gets her skin darkened for the 1910s-20s aesthetic, then becomes powder-white when US/European colonial interests make a stronger influence on Philippine society in the 1930s (more in the research video).  Two more examples of skin tone variation between famous women in countries where colourism has become prevalent in celebrity culture (ie, it was a lot harder finding photos of a dark-skinned Korean actress than a light-skinned one):  Koreans: Song Hye-kyo and Lee Hyori  Filipinos: Valerie Garica and Nicole Scherzinger (active in the US; Filipino father, Hawaiian/Samoan-Russian mother)  Variation in skin colour across a “race” is as real as variation in eye colour (”oh, you have brown eyes? I guess you’re not a real Caucasian”).  Colourism also pervades a lot of modern beauty marketing.  What’s underneath your dark skin? A prettier, lighter version of yourself! Everyone should strive to be more fair and lovely because only then you’ll be happy with your flesh prison!!  tl;dr colourism exists and isn’t some bogeyman made up by “”es jay double-ews,”” and if you’re the person bemoaning how it “delegitimizes racism” then it’s likely you actually don’t care about racism at all and are just trying to devalue the arguments with the classic “but so-and-so people have it worse! how could you be so self-centered and selfish??” 
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pilambdaod:


bengali-babe:

“Colorism isn’t real.”

Colorism? Wow because the term “racism” is so blase.


pilambdaod Colorism specifically refers to people of their own race valuing lighter skin over darker skin. For example in latina culture, valuing “good” straight hair over “pelo malo” or bad, curly hair.
Racism would imply we’re talking about at least two different races here; colorism specifically is about racist ideals within one race, people of one race policing others appearance within their own race. 
(since this is an indian book, presumably made by indian people for indian children to read, depicting a light skinned indian woman as more beautiful than a dark skinned one, it’s colorism.)


One of those is clearly Caucasian the other Indian. 
Creating random new “isms” only makes legitimate grievances seem petty and stupid.


“One of those is clearly Caucasian”
Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut 
Karisma Kapoor, Shruti Haasan, Zarine Khan
All actresses/models born in India to parents who were also born in India (or Pakistan), in a narrow view of “race.” 

If a Papua New Guinean hooks up with a Swedish person all you get is a human.  There’s no new thing you’re going to get. You just get a human. 
- Bill Nye: Race is a Human Construct (and don’t look at the comments; it’s the usual cesspool of bigots) 

Ideas on “race” have been in slow development over the years, but colourism is a real thing (often with roots in imperialism, especially as Western ideas of beauty began to intrude upon countries). 
The 100 Years of Beauty: Philippines has a jarring jump where April Villanueva (who has light/medium-toned skin) gets her skin darkened for the 1910s-20s aesthetic, then becomes powder-white when US/European colonial interests make a stronger influence on Philippine society in the 1930s (more in the research video). 
Two more examples of skin tone variation between famous women in countries where colourism has become prevalent in celebrity culture (ie, it was a lot harder finding photos of a dark-skinned Korean actress than a light-skinned one): 
Koreans: Song Hye-kyo and Lee Hyori 
Filipinos: Valerie Garica and Nicole Scherzinger (active in the US; Filipino father, Hawaiian/Samoan-Russian mother) 
Variation in skin colour across a “race” is as real as variation in eye colour (”oh, you have brown eyes? I guess you’re not a real Caucasian”). 
Colourism also pervades a lot of modern beauty marketing. 
What’s underneath your dark skin? A prettier, lighter version of yourself! Everyone should strive to be more fair and lovely because only then you’ll be happy with your flesh prison!! 
tl;dr colourism exists and isn’t some bogeyman made up by “”es jay double-ews,”” and if you’re the person bemoaning how it “delegitimizes racism” then it’s likely you actually don’t care about racism at all and are just trying to devalue the arguments with the classic “but so-and-so people have it worse! how could you be so self-centered and selfish??” 

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History, Race, and Single: The single worst moment in Drag Race history.
History, Race, and Single: The single worst moment in Drag Race history.

The single worst moment in Drag Race history.

CoCo, Target, and Tumblr: lepreax: alltreeallshade: endingreplay: This is the best scene in all of RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons. alaska should’ve won a grammy for this I’M COCO
CoCo, Target, and Tumblr: lepreax:
alltreeallshade:

endingreplay:
This is the best scene in all of RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons.
alaska should’ve won a grammy for this

I’M COCO

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