"Not only is the Black female body deemed exotic, it is a site of contradictory investments, at once desirable and undesirable, known and unknown. It was important that Ba(a)rtman(n) was both an object of sexual interest and degraded. In short, to reconfigure her into “an object of derision, ‘a spectacle, a clown,’ is to strip away her sexual appeal, albeit perverse and objectified, to the French male spectator, to reinforce and reinscribe Ba(a)rtman(n)’s position in the Manichaean social world as a primitive savage.” Hence, one consistent theme in the European imaginary has been that the Black female body is not “normal” (read: white, civilized). Indeed, it “represents the abnormal in Eurocentric discourse.”"

George Yancy, Black Bodies, White Gazes (via wretchedoftheearth)

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when youre at a concert does it suddenly hit you at random moments that the band are real people and not just pictures on the internet

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emoij:

when your friend has a really shitty opinion 

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When your significant other chooses a bee over you

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