Quote 29 Jul 52 notes
I hope historians of philosophy will forgive me for saying this, but I believe that Bentham is more important for our society than Kant or Hegel. All our societies should pay homage to him. It was he who programmed, defined, and described in the most exact manner the forms of power in which we live, and who presented a marvelous and celebrated little model of this society of generalized orthopedics - the famous Panopticon, a form of architecture that makes possible a mind-over-mind-type of power; a sort of institution that serves equally well, it would seem, for schools, hospitals, prisons, reformatories, poorhouses, and factories. The Panopticon is a ringshaped building in the middle of which there is a yard with a tower at the center. The ring is divided into little cells that face the interior and exterior alike. In each of these little cells there is, depending on the purpose of the institution, a child learning to write , a worker at work, a prisoner correcting himself, a madman living his madness. In the central tower there is an observer. Since each cell faces both the inside and the outside, the observer’s gaze can traverse the whole cell; there is no dimly lit space, so everything the individual does is exposed to the gaze of an observer who watches through shuttered windows or spy holes in such a way as to be able to see everything without anyone being able to see him. For Bentham, this marvelous little architectonic ruse could be used by a variety of different sorts of institutions. The Panopticon is the utopia of a society and a type of power that is basically the society we are familiar with at present, a utopia that was actually realized. This type of power can properly be given the name panopticism. We live in a society where panopticism reigns.
— Michel Foucault, Truth and Juridical Forms (via foucault-the-haters)
Text 28 Jul 33,361 notes




every black guy in an action movie written by white guys: now that’s what i’m talking about

*will smith voice* Wooooo!!! HEEEYYYLLL YEAH!!


(Source: blacksupervillain)

Photo 28 Jul 36,421 notes paracosm-hireath:




I’m speechless.


Changing the default perception of women, one mannequin at a time.

This is disgusting





I’m speechless.


Changing the default perception of women, one mannequin at a time.

This is disgusting

Photo 28 Jul 1,084 notes I’m in a fight on Facebook with some pro-lifers (I know, I shouldn’t get sucked into Facebook fights) and this just really speaks to me.

I’m in a fight on Facebook with some pro-lifers (I know, I shouldn’t get sucked into Facebook fights) and this just really speaks to me.

Text 28 Jul 2 notes

I want more friend codes for friend safari! My code is 3411-2084-8091. Send me yours.

And also, what kind of safari do I have?

Text 27 Jul 109,120 notes


the worst thing about tumblr is that you read all those pro feminist/anti rape/anti misogyny posts all the time everyday and then you actually go outside and talk to a random guy and it feels like being punched in the face with a chair

Link 27 Jul 754 notes So... I got the results of my disciplinary hearing back from my university..»



Last semester, I hit a guy who grabbed my butt, after continuous warnings not to touch me in that way and even an explanation of “I have PTSD, I don’t handle random touching, especially random sexual touching well”. His argument was that he was gay so it…

More proof that sexual harassment and assault aren’t about sex, they’re about power and misogyny.

Quote 27 Jul 73,066 notes

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

— Libby Anne (via newwavenova)

(Source: dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry)

Text 26 Jul 201,448 notes






What girls look for in guys

  • brown eyes
  • messy hair
  • cute nose
  • 4 paws
  • golden retriever 

but a man looking for a certain thing in girls? misogyny right? guys can’t be like “I look for girls who wear glasses and are thin and like to talk” nope that’s misogyny and it’s horrible. “equality”

oh my god did you even bother reading the post 

"not ALL dogs"


Video 26 Jul 86,339 notes




George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 

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