Psychologists have found that people’s belief in a just world helps explain how they react to innocent victims of negative life circumstances. People become cognitively frustrated when presented with stories of victims who suffer through little fault of their own. They can deal with this frustration in two ways: they can conclude that the world is an unjust place, or they can decide that the victim is somehow to blame. Most people reconcile their psychological distress by blaming the victim. Even when we know that suffering is undeserved, it is psychologically easier to blame the victim rather than give up the idea that the world is basically fair.

yellowgrowngreen:

socialjusticekoolaid:

That CNN Anchor who said police should turn “water cannons” on the protesters… yeah, her ass is gone! #staywoke #cackling

*low whistle*

themanicpixienightmaregirl:

A different kind of cissexism.

themanicpixienightmaregirl:

A different kind of cissexism.

helpfvl:

when u hear someone talking shit about someone u hate

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gradientlair:

Melissa Harris-Perry, Black Female Voices: Who Is Listening?

I love this talk; watched and live tweeted it when it happened. Also, Melissa Harris-Perry’s succinct definition of victim blaming is the one that I regularly use. Love how she explains how this impacts the politics of respectability.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

motiya:

Reclaim “nude” it doesn’t just have to be about pinks and colours that compliment light skin tones, find the right neutral for you.

neutral lip colours for brown girls on RUPEERAGS.COM

slow-riot:

George Bush doing the ice bucket challenge thing is really unsettling to me because it’s all over my dashboard right now and I truly don’t understand why people on this website now seem to think of him as America’s goofy uncle that does bad paintings you do remember who he is right?

awwww-cute:

Samoyed pup and orange kitten- best friends!

awwww-cute:

Samoyed pup and orange kitten- best friends!

beanarie:

Because of course Lucy Liu took time off from her busy schedule of separating people from their heads to feed a random bunny

beanarie:

Because of course Lucy Liu took time off from her busy schedule of separating people from their heads to feed a random bunny

rogwalker:

Test Shots: Margaux