1. 23:12 24th Apr 2014

    Notes: 7017

    Reblogged from notcuddles

    
Poverty tourism is only the most recent form of the evolution of the particular fascination (stand well back, but let us peer at you, curiously) that the upper classes have with the lower. The current mutation of poverty tourism includes a well meaning, upper/middle class, first world people, who are for whatever reason turned onto going to Africa (and it’s always Africa, isn’t it) to learn about how the starving children that show up on their TVs and their destitute parents live.
From Kennedy Odede, a Kenyan university student:
“Slum tourism has its advocates, who say it promotes social awareness. And it’s good money, which helps the local economy. 
 But it’s not worth it. Slum tourism turns poverty into entertainment, something that can be momentarily experienced and then escaped from. People think they’ve really “seen” something — and then go back to their lives and leave me, my family and my community right where we were before”

    Poverty tourism is only the most recent form of the evolution of the particular fascination (stand well back, but let us peer at you, curiously) that the upper classes have with the lower. The current mutation of poverty tourism includes a well meaning, upper/middle class, first world people, who are for whatever reason turned onto going to Africa (and it’s always Africa, isn’t it) to learn about how the starving children that show up on their TVs and their destitute parents live.

    From Kennedy Odede, a Kenyan university student:

    “Slum tourism has its advocates, who say it promotes social awareness. And it’s good money, which helps the local economy.

    But it’s not worth it. Slum tourism turns poverty into entertainment, something that can be momentarily experienced and then escaped from. People think they’ve really “seen” something — and then go back to their lives and leave me, my family and my community right where we were before”

     
  2. 22:30

    Notes: 39013

    Reblogged from carebi

    theroguefeminist:

    harperisafairy:

    sciencedoer:

    kurentsee:

    Imogen Heap helps invent gloves that will “change the way we make music”

    Read More

    I don’t think anyone could possibly imagine what having these would mean to me 

    That’s neat.

    wow

     
  3. 22:26

    Notes: 33424

    Reblogged from fandomimplosion

    laterovaries:

    fireandicewillsuffice:

    generalgemini-booknerd:

    ironboobs:

    "Oh captain, my captain."

    yesss…

    DPS and a list of beautiful words? Oh yes.

    Love.

     
  4. 22:24

    Notes: 6579

    Reblogged from rayquarza

    milojon:

I think Netflix just explained Attack on Titan to me. 
Thanks, Netflix. 

    milojon:

    I think Netflix just explained Attack on Titan to me. 

    Thanks, Netflix. 

     
  5. 22:23

    Notes: 101237

    Reblogged from odinuseurwords

    sleepingwithher:

    Hearing my own voice on a recording makes me want to apologize to every single person I’ve ever talked to, like I’m really sorry.

     
  6. 22:21

    Notes: 88559

    Reblogged from misomei

    thetomska:

    tiorickyaoi:

    I’m sick of people wrongly defining bisexuality. It’s not ‘attraction to both men and women’ it’s about being attracted to ‘bi’ things like bicycles, binoculars, bilinguals and binary coding smh

    So glad someone finally cleared this up.

     
  7. 22:20

    Notes: 7221

    Reblogged from notcuddles

    acquaintedwithrask:

    drdemented:

    Instead of saying “MAN UP”, you should say “TANK UP”.

    Because you know, when you’re the tank in a group, you’re taking the hits. Which is kind of what the first expression is aiming for.

    Except this one is gender neutral.

    cosigned so hard

     
  8. 22:20

    Notes: 95432

    Reblogged from vronthederpywolf

    kimikomuffin:

ok I was going to reblog this anyway
and then the one in the middle

    kimikomuffin:

    ok I was going to reblog this anyway

    and then the one in the middle

    (Source: catleecious)

     
  9. 22:19

    Notes: 124653

    Reblogged from fandomimplosion

    dietcrush:

    My mom was born in 1969 so some of her usernames have a 69 at the end and I haven’t found an appropriate way to tell her why she can’t do this

     
  10. 22:19

    Notes: 195925

    Reblogged from fandomimplosion

    tardis-mind-palace:

    The three stages of doing homework

    (Source: 12-gauge-rage)