Hello, I'm Erin Taylor, a US citizen currently based in Costa Rica. I mainly post about politics, personal, and the like. Feel free to talk to me!

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Violence as a primary form of communication has become normalized. It is not politics by other means. It is politics. Democrats are as infected as Republicans. The war machine is impervious to election cycles. It bombs, kills, maims, tortures, terrorizes and destroys as if on autopilot. It dispenses with humans around the globe as if they were noisome insects. No one dares lift his or her voice to protest against a war policy that is visibly bankrupting the United States, has no hope of success and is going to end with new terrorist attacks on American soil. We have surrendered our political agency and our role as citizens to the masters of war.

nickelode0n:

sorry but a relationship where you forbid each other to talk to the opposite sex isn’t a relationship at all. love is about admiration not possession, we might live in a world where materialism is acceptable but people aren’t the same you can’t control someone like that

neguswemadeit:

mapsontheweb:

How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. By George Peter Murdock,1959
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the things they don’t want you to know. but there’s equality though right.

neguswemadeit:

mapsontheweb:

How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. By George Peter Murdock,1959

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the things they don’t want you to know. but there’s equality though right.

mistermetropolis:

lesbiangrandmas:

randomfandomteacher:

heretical-hypothetical:

artigosaurus:

queen-of-dork:

i-am-a-cat-eins-zwei-drei:

debisanacronym1:

WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?

NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN

IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!

WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!

VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!

THE UNDERDOG

I can’t find a source. Does anyone have any? I won’t believe it until I get a source.

SOURCES
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Realizing the full extent of my privilege.

Honestly the more I complain about things the more I become dreadfully aware of how privileged I am. It doesn’t even matter what I’m complaining about (even though currently it is something I have to an extent the right to be upset about), I just think about how last week I was in Nicaragua meeting sugarcane workers whose only option of work due to lack of freedom of movement (because of economic reasons) was working in the sugarcane fields. The thing is due to pesticides, lack of clean water, and so on they die on average in their early to mid twenties. Then I worked with another organization in which children didn’t even have access to a school until they got involved. I went to school free in the United States. I have the ability to move. Yes, I’m going to be in a fuck ton of debt once I leave school but even being in a ton of debt in the United States is better than living in general in other countries. On top of all of that I’m receiving an education, while many people can’t even read or write. Did you know that in Nicaragua most transgendered people don’t know how to read or write? I was talking to a woman from the organization CISAS and she informed me that most of them due to social pressures are hid in their homes by their families and therefore don’t have access to education. This is in urban areas, not rural. You know how insane that is? I have so many opportunities, I have so many rights that I take for granted, and even more I even have privilege within my own country. I am a white woman. As a white person I have extreme privilege, both in the United States and internationally. As an American citizen I have privilege. My life is seen as more valuable in the international scheme of things and that is entirely fucked up. My life should be weighted equally as that of a person in Nigeria, Russia, or Sweden. Basically, even though I’ve been fully aware of how privileged I was in the United States, going to a neighborhood in which people were literally living in tarps or one where they actually lived on the top of a giant trash dump in Managua, well it has completely changed my perspective on every single thing I do. This goes down to systemic violence in many cases, just plain and simple. It goes down to an inequality that goes beyond social justice into a whole other realm. We can’t solve it overnight, but every bit we do is extremely powerful and the first thing we must do is recognize our privilege in general. I sure as Hell have more privilege than the majority of people, both in the United States and elsewhere. I’m still trying to process all that I have seen. It’s been about four days since I’ve returned to Costa Rica from Nicaragua and it just now hit me this small portion of my realizations. But basically, no matter what happens in my life I’m so incredibly grateful for everything.

gaywrites:

Today begins LGBT History Month! Let’s celebrate our victories, remember our roots, and never stop making history.

ponnukaka:

shinycroissants:

“I remember when I was doing “Rent” and I was too thin, and I was doing that on purpose because I’m dying, I’m a HIV+ drug addict. I remember having to eat raw food and doing all this work to make sure I could stay thin… And I remember everyone asking me when I was doing press for the movie, “what did you do to get so thin? You looked great!” and I’m like, “I looked emaciated.” It’s a form of violence in the way that we look at women and how we expect them to look and be, for… what’s sake? No…

I love her so much, you guys.

ponnukaka:

shinycroissants:

“I remember when I was doing “Rent” and I was too thin, and I was doing that on purpose because I’m dying, I’m a HIV+ drug addict. I remember having to eat raw food and doing all this work to make sure I could stay thin… And I remember everyone asking me when I was doing press for the movie, “what did you do to get so thin? You looked great!” and I’m like, “I looked emaciated.” It’s a form of violence in the way that we look at women and how we expect them to look and be, for… what’s sake? No…

I love her so much, you guys.