I'm Roisin, I live in England I can't pronounce my middle name and I post infrequently which makes me sad
September 7th
8:58 PM

xojake replied to your post “There’s a random irish man in the house, I don’t understand why he is…”

Don’t die!

comme-ca replied to your post “There’s a random irish man in the house, I don’t understand why he is…”

erm…are you sure your mum wasn’t trying to signal something? like ‘run’ perhaps.

Thanks for the concern :D I didn’t interact with him and my mum even brought me some food in the living room so I wouldn’t have to talk to him. I don’t know how he found our house but I think he knew my dad and one of my uncles back when they first moved to england. It seemed like he was just looking for people to visit because at one point he just asked my mum if there were any other people from connemara around here since he heard some people speaking Gaelic on the bus.

He was only there for like an hour though, once a guy my uncles knew when they were teenagers turned up to my mamo’s house in ireland, he didn’t leave until 2 in the morning and that was only because someone was giving him a lift home.  

12:17 PM

There’s a random irish man in the house, I don’t understand why he is here because my parents went shopping and picked up the car and then my dad walked in with him. My mum doesn’t know him either. So I guess I’m just gonna be stuck in the living room till he leaves.

I just asked my mum who he is and she said I don’t know and then I asked where he came from and she said I don’t know and pointed to the road outside…

September 3rd
8:17 PM
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August 29th
11:32 PM
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thuggamane:

Ok so i’ve just seen this on my timeline on twitter and quite frankly I’m angry. This is in london and the metropolitan police here are known to be racist. With all that’s going on in America right now i thought I’d shed some light on what’s happening here in the UK. While its illegal to bear arms in this country, the systematic racism and discrimination still remains against black people, men in particular. Racial profiling is an epidemic and with social media at the forefront it’s been easier to really see how often this occurs, Please re blog this and spread this on your dashboard! These racist authorities need to be exposed!

August 24th
5:47 PM
"Why did I decide to do this? Why? WHY?!"
—  Me watching the fault in our stars
August 19th
10:27 PM
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thechosenjuan:

yawning so hard at people excusing taylor swift’s new video like y’all come on i promise it’s not that hard to criticize your peers without doing EXACTLY THE SAME PROBLEMATIC THING THEY ARE DOING

August 18th
8:37 PM
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Things You Can Do For Ferguson:

donrickles:

donrickles:

  • Donate money to have those arrested in Ferguson released on bail. These people belong on the streets, especially at a time like this.
  • Send a note of condolence to the family of Michael Brown. Let’s not forget the tragedy that started this.
  • Donate to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. This is an official fundraiser run by the Brown family’s lawyers. They are going through so much, lets make sure at the very least it isn’t a financial burden.
  • Help get people on the ground. There are activists and reporters who want to do their part and get to Ferguson. Donate and get them there. I am so far aware of Zellie Imani, Zak Jemmott, and JR Valrey (a reporter for SF Bay View).
  • Donate to the Ferguson Youth Initiative.The children of this community deserve better than to be gunned down. Make sure they get that in the future.
  • Feed the children of Ferguson. Many children in America rely on school to get their meals and thanks to the civil unrest caused by the police, the children of Ferguson have been without school since Monday. These people want to make sure that doesn’t mean anyone is going hungry.
  • Donate to the protestors. There is not much oversight here as it is just a personal email address you’re sending funds too here but it appears to be legitimate and there are certainly people on the ground who could use the help.
  • Donate to the businesses of Ferguson. Small business owners in the community are struggling as people are either protesting or trying to stay off the streets. Don’t let the police brutality going on ravage this community long term.
  • Plan a protest or action in your own community. Look around, see if one has been scheduled. If not, consider starting one. If you do I recommend following these tips.
  • Keep awareness up. Not just among the like-minded people on tumblr, this is something everyone needs to be aware of.
  • Spread accurate information. There is a lot of distortion going on here and spreading every piece of information as it is reported only makes that worse. First and foremost make sure you are listening carefully, then share what is important and relevant.

If you are aware of any good causes or ways to help that I have missed, please reblog and add them.

Please spread the most up to date version of this post.

July 26th
11:34 PM
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dynamicafrica:

DOCUMENTARY: “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power.”

Recently watched this powerful and compelling documentary about Anita Hill and the sexual assault case where she provided testimony against Judge Clarence Thomas who was then nominated for the US Supreme Court.

At the time Hill, who was a former employee of Thomas’ (who shamefully called the proceedings a case of ‘high-tech lynching’ as a way to deflect from the issue of sexual harassment by using race as a factor - the only factor), was a law professor at the University of Oklahoma where she grew up. She gave her testimony live on national television in October 1991 and, unbeknownst to her, the effect of her decision to speak out would almost immediately spark what the Boston Globe called, “a passionate debate about sexual harassment in the workplace and elsewhere”, and one that is far from over.

In a world where gender and racial oppression are systemic, and where victims are blamed and perpetrators shielded by the oppressive and shaming nature of rape culture, Anita Hill’s story remains both relevant and necessary in its telling. What’s I found particularly interesting about the film is how director Freida Mock conveyed this story in such a way that made it both Anita’s story and that of so many women in the United States and around the world.

Hill, now a professor and Brandeis University, has dedicated much of her life to speaking about sexual harassment and gender issues, as well as how these matters often intersect with race, as well as helping others find their voice. 

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July 21st
8:29 PM

I keep on thinking of all the weird/stupid stuff I said at work today. I don’t know if its just because I’m more anxious since my mum went to Ireland today to visit a sick relative or if what I said was just more weird than usual.

People were talking about the Simpsons and someone mentioned having a VHS and I said my parents bought me and my brother the Simpsons too hot for tv VHS which had an episode with Marge and homer having sex in various places and how inappropriate it was since I was like 7. Then one of them gave the other a weird look and I think they thought my parents bought us a Simpson’s porno…

Explaining that has actually made me realise how silly it is to be worried about that. Like thinking someone’s parents bought a VHS of a Simpsons porno is way more weird than what I said.

July 19th
9:34 AM
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harikondabolu:

harikondabolu:

Captain America in a turban! I filmed this fun segment with SIKH CAPTAIN AMERICA for “Totally Biased with W, Kamau Bell.”

If people are freaking out about a Black Captain America, how would they deal with a SIKH CAPTAIN AMERICA?