With Love and Squalor

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theuppitynegras:


The Evangelical Orphan Boom
Christian advocates of transnational adoption often claim some 150 million children need homes — even though that figure, derived from a UNICEF report, includes all non-Western children who have lost only one parent, and also any children who live with extended family.  
Evangelicals from the Bible Belt to Southern California don wristbands or T-shirts reading “orphan addict” or “serial adopter.” Ministries have emerged to raise money and award grants to help Christians pay the fees (some $30,000 on average, plus travel) associated with transnational adoption.
However well intended, this enthusiasm has exacerbated what has become a boom-and-bust market for children that leaps from country to country. In many cases, the influx of money has created incentives to establish or expand orphanages — and identify children to fill them. 
The potential for fraud and abuse is high. Of course, adoption problems aren’t limited to Christian agencies, and they don’t originate with them, but some movement insiders say that evangelicals — whether driven by zeal or naïveté — have had a disproportionate impact on the international adoption system.


Stolen generation

theuppitynegras:

The Evangelical Orphan Boom

Christian advocates of transnational adoption often claim some 150 million children need homes — even though that figure, derived from a UNICEF report, includes all non-Western children who have lost only one parent, and also any children who live with extended family.

Evangelicals from the Bible Belt to Southern California don wristbands or T-shirts reading “orphan addict” or “serial adopter.” Ministries have emerged to raise money and award grants to help Christians pay the fees (some $30,000 on average, plus travel) associated with transnational adoption.

However well intended, this enthusiasm has exacerbated what has become a boom-and-bust market for children that leaps from country to country. In many cases, the influx of money has created incentives to establish or expand orphanages — and identify children to fill them.

The potential for fraud and abuse is high. Of course, adoption problems aren’t limited to Christian agencies, and they don’t originate with them, but some movement insiders say that evangelicals — whether driven by zeal or naïveté — have had a disproportionate impact on the international adoption system.

Stolen generation

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eastafriqueen:

As annoying as it is to hear the song “Happy” over and over again the song has a great message behind it and it’s been inspirational to people who sometimes have nothing but the power of song lyrics to brighten their day it’s a very beautiful thing. Pharrell is a real musical and artistic genius and a very attractive one at that

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Aw fuck it, I’mma say it.

thebigblackwolfe:

White feminists need to understand that not all men are sexualized in a way that wholly benefits them. That is something exclusive to white men point blank period.

Because MOC are sexualized in ways that remove their agency and their humanity, and most times this is perpetrated by both white women and white men.

So when you’re talking about the sexualization of men giving men power, you need to be specific about which group of men you’re talking about.

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unfriendlytaiwanesehottie:

unskinny:

Stop apologizing for the things you enjoy eating.

Stop apologizing for the things you enjoy wearing.

Stop apologizing for how you prefer to spend your day.

Stop apologizing for the things that make you happy.

Stop apologizing for the music you like.

Stop apologizing for the books you read.

Stop apologizing for the way you look or how you present yourself.

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Anonymous asked: I don't know about you, but I'm not into this whole crop top agenda for men, especially for our Black men. What happened to the days when women wanted their men masculine and strong? I feel like I'm the odd person out for thinking this way in regard to the internet most of the time. Girls are into other men getting it on and acting feminine and I just don't understand and feel really lost. I feel our generation is headed into a very dark sinister place right now and I don't like it.
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