THE CURATED MIND
stuff from my life and the lives of others that are worth remembering and displaying somewhere
THE CURATED MIND
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bohemianhomes:

Moon to Moon Blog: The Glass House
bohemianhomes:

Moon to Moon Blog: The Glass House
bohemianhomes:

Moon to Moon Blog: The Glass House
bohemianhomes:

Moon to Moon Blog: The Glass House
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"The common thread between ISIS and what’s going on in Ferguson is you have these people who basically believe that to correct a perceived injustice, it’s perfectly OK to inflict all kinds of new injustices."
Dinesh D’Souza likens Ferguson protesters to the Islamic State.   (via mediamattersforamerica)
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"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time."
Angela Davis - from a lecture delivered at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. February 13th, 2014. (via ninjaruski)
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We were grabbing a bite of lunch at a small cafe, in a mall, right across from a booth that sold jewelry and where ears could be pierced for a fee. A mother approaches with a little girl of six or seven years old. The little girl is clearly stating that she doesn’t want her ears pierced, that’s she’s afraid of how much it will hurt, that she doesn’t like earrings much in the first place. Her protests, her clear ‘no’ is simply not heard. The mother and two other women, who work the booth, begin chatting and trying to engage the little girl in picking out a pair of earrings. She has to wear a particular kind when the piercing is first done but she could pick out a fun pair for later.

"I don’t want my ears pierced."

"I don’t want any earrings."

The three adults glance at each other conspiratorially and now the pressure really begins. She will look so nice, all the other girls she knows wear earrings, the pain isn’t bad.

She, the child, sees what’s coming and starts crying. As the adults up the volume so does she, she’s crying and emitting a low wail at the same time. “I DON’T WANT MY EARS PIERCED.”

Her mother leans down and speaks to her, quietly but strongly, the only words we could hear were ‘… embarrassing me.’

We heard, then, two small screams, when the ears were pierced.

Little children learn early and often that ‘no doesn’t mean no.’

Little children learn early that no one will stand with them, even the two old men looking horrified at the events from the cafeteria.

Little girls learn early and often that their will is not their own.

No means no, yeah, right.

Most often, for kids and others without power, ”no means force.”

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from "No Means Force" at Dave Hingsburger’s blog.

This is important. It doesn’t just apply to little girls and other children, though it often begins there.

For the marginalized, our “no’s” are discounted as frivolous protests, rebelliousness, or anger issues, or we don’t know what we’re talking about, or we don’t understand what’s happening.

When “no means force” we become afraid to say no.

(via k-pagination)

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journeytoenglisheducation:

detritusandstuff:

chescaleigh:

First You See What The Town Looks Like. Then, See What The Cops Look Like. Then It Makes Sense.

Institutionalized racism.

There is something wrong with this.
journeytoenglisheducation:

detritusandstuff:

chescaleigh:

First You See What The Town Looks Like. Then, See What The Cops Look Like. Then It Makes Sense.

Institutionalized racism.

There is something wrong with this.
journeytoenglisheducation:

detritusandstuff:

chescaleigh:

First You See What The Town Looks Like. Then, See What The Cops Look Like. Then It Makes Sense.

Institutionalized racism.

There is something wrong with this.
journeytoenglisheducation:

detritusandstuff:

chescaleigh:

First You See What The Town Looks Like. Then, See What The Cops Look Like. Then It Makes Sense.

Institutionalized racism.

There is something wrong with this.
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itscolossal:

DIY Glowing Inlaid Resin Shelves by Mat Brown
itscolossal:

DIY Glowing Inlaid Resin Shelves by Mat Brown
itscolossal:

DIY Glowing Inlaid Resin Shelves by Mat Brown
itscolossal:

DIY Glowing Inlaid Resin Shelves by Mat Brown
itscolossal:

DIY Glowing Inlaid Resin Shelves by Mat Brown
itscolossal:

DIY Glowing Inlaid Resin Shelves by Mat Brown
itscolossal:

DIY Glowing Inlaid Resin Shelves by Mat Brown
itscolossal:

DIY Glowing Inlaid Resin Shelves by Mat Brown
itscolossal:

DIY Glowing Inlaid Resin Shelves by Mat Brown
10 Short Fiction Books Worth a Quick Read
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"Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they’ll make your soul impervious to the world’s soft decay."
Janet Fitch, White Oleander  (via thatkindofwoman)
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delta-breezes:

Half Baked Harvest on We Heart It.
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shanemaxwell:

I found this copy of Thoreau’s Walden buried in the park.  I opened it and saw these roots growing between the pages. I don’t know whether to frame it or put it back in the ground.
shanemaxwell:

I found this copy of Thoreau’s Walden buried in the park.  I opened it and saw these roots growing between the pages. I don’t know whether to frame it or put it back in the ground.
shanemaxwell:

I found this copy of Thoreau’s Walden buried in the park.  I opened it and saw these roots growing between the pages. I don’t know whether to frame it or put it back in the ground.
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hisnamewasbeanni:

Oh my god the last line is entirely too accurate.
hisnamewasbeanni:

Oh my god the last line is entirely too accurate.
hisnamewasbeanni:

Oh my god the last line is entirely too accurate.
hisnamewasbeanni:

Oh my god the last line is entirely too accurate.
hisnamewasbeanni:

Oh my god the last line is entirely too accurate.
hisnamewasbeanni:

Oh my god the last line is entirely too accurate.
hisnamewasbeanni:

Oh my god the last line is entirely too accurate.
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hisnamewasbeanni:

lokicolouredglasses:

fandom-universe:

kungfucarrie:

The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."


(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.


Wow. Neither of those analogies are at all incorrect. But that second one. Holy shit man.
Welcome to the C.S.A.!
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good:

Why Experimentation is Essential to Creative Living by Moby

 
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"The US budget is like a 1st grader playing Oregon Trail. Spend all the money on ammunition so you can shoot at stuff, then wonder why your wagon is falling apart and everyone is dying of dysentery."

Malhavoc430 // Reddit (via mattchew03)

That’s it. That’s the whole government.

(via asgardian-feminist)

perfect.

(via coelasquid)

Nailed it.

(via aimee-b-loved)

Does this mean I would be better at running the government than who we have now? Because I rocked that game without massive casualties when I was a kid.

(via wwbioteach)