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  • 31st August
    2014
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  • 19th August
    2014
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bumpelstiltskin:

Please excuse me from deleting all the comments from this post.
I finally took the time to watch this music video and I think people have the entirely wrong idea about it. Seeing gifs like this also gave me the impression that Taylor Swift was stupid enough to take the cultural appropriation route like Katy Perry. This gif is taken entirely out of context.
The song itself addresses how people make fun of her…

I stay up too late, got nothing in my brainThat’s what people say, that’s what people sayI go on too many dates, but I can’t make them stayAt least that’s what people say, that’s what people say

and she’s just having fun. She’s gone from country to pop and that’s okay.
The video however is what people have the biggest issue with. They think that she’s parading black women around in her video for entertainment. The video in its entirety is a compilation of Taylor having fun trying out several different dance styles and (here’s the kicker) failing.
She’s making fun of herself. She looks stupid doing ballet, break dancing, jazz/contemporary, ribbon dancing, hip-hop, twerking, and cheerleading and she knows it.
Cultural appropriation is still wrong, still prominent, and is still a problem white people love to defend. Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” video (though poorly done) isn’t one of those cases. 
As much as I despise Taylor Swift’s music, more white artists who want to incorporate black culture into their work need to take note.

bumpelstiltskin:

Please excuse me from deleting all the comments from this post.

I finally took the time to watch this music video and I think people have the entirely wrong idea about it. Seeing gifs like this also gave me the impression that Taylor Swift was stupid enough to take the cultural appropriation route like Katy Perry. This gif is taken entirely out of context.

The song itself addresses how people make fun of her…

I stay up too late, got nothing in my brain
That’s what people say, that’s what people say
I go on too many dates, but I can’t make them stay
At least that’s what people say, that’s what people say

and she’s just having fun. She’s gone from country to pop and that’s okay.

The video however is what people have the biggest issue with. They think that she’s parading black women around in her video for entertainment. The video in its entirety is a compilation of Taylor having fun trying out several different dance styles and (here’s the kicker) failing.

She’s making fun of herself. She looks stupid doing ballet, break dancing, jazz/contemporary, ribbon dancing, hip-hop, twerking, and cheerleading and she knows it.

Cultural appropriation is still wrong, still prominent, and is still a problem white people love to defend. Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” video (though poorly done) isn’t one of those cases. 

As much as I despise Taylor Swift’s music, more white artists who want to incorporate black culture into their work need to take note.

(Source: ohsoswiftly, via swiftinity)

  • 19th August
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lucylovesyoouu:

Exactly. Enough said. ✌️🌈
#homophobia #homosexuality #standup #stopbullying #stophate #stophomophobia #lgbt #lesbian #gay #bisexual #transgender #pansexual #athiest #god #Jesus #christians #samelove #equality

lucylovesyoouu:

Exactly. Enough said. ✌️🌈

#homophobia #homosexuality #standup #stopbullying #stophate #stophomophobia #lgbt #lesbian #gay #bisexual #transgender #pansexual #athiest #god #Jesus #christians #samelove #equality

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  • 15th August
    2014
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unexplained-events:

Eternal Reefs

A way for someone to recycle their body and help marine life. Eternal Reefs transform human remains into artificial coral reefs for marine life. They help restore the fragile ecosystems off our coasts, providing an environment that supports coral and micro-organisms.

The idea was that of two students at the University of Georgia in the 80s. The idea to help came to them when they were diving off of the Florida Keys on break and saw all the deterioration and degradation of the reefs and decided to do something about it.

You can be useful to the environment even after death.

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