Princeless – Book One: Save Yourself (2012)
Story: Jeremy Whitley , art: M. Goodwin
"And this one—-"
Protective clothing that actually protects is such a novel idea.
I featured the first three panels waaay back, but the broader context makes it even better!
OMG what a concept!!!
no shade @ anyone but i pray to god that i’m not on tumblr.com in my late 20s/early 30s but instead my career is peaking i’m making bank i got a nice house and i got somebody waiting at home for me…
yo but this says so much about rape when a woman would literally rather be around a murderer than a rapist
hitmen only hit who they’re paid to hit, rapists will rape anyone they want to. I would much rather be around a hitman than a rapist.
The Falling Star
So many tourists do this with little to no interaction with the people they’re posing with. To them, these Himba women are so odd and strange (I’ve read a substantial number of travel posts/personal blogs that attest to this) that their humanity is not apparent. Sadly, it is not just White people, but anyone and everyone so Westernized that to them, the Himba are simple artifacts of Namibia not unlike the wild safari.
There are of course photos that exhibit some interaction (read: the Himba/s in the shot are smiling at least), and I know the Himba are open to meeting other people and interacting with tourists. But they are not always treated like human beings with expectations of privacy and dignity.
Their rejection of western culture is not why the Himba people receive this treatment. Let’s be clear about that. It is because of their lack of proximity to white supremacy. Being non-European is an oddity that must either be ogled or exterminated, whether you’re in Namibia or the US, whether you’re bare-chested in Windhoek or walking down the street in Ferguson, Missouri. Not even money and fame can protect you from the standard shame of being Black.
Being Black is treated as a situation one only employs away from “civilization”, even in Africa. Our existence is not accepted in the current world as is as this video shows. A Himba man must fold and stash his culture (read: soul) away in order to shine outside and he is lauded as “exceptional”.
This photo set makes me hate white people more than I already do.
We’re still a zoo to white people!
'you shouldn't eat that it's too fattening/full of calories'
*proceeds to eat both food and person*
I’M SO SORRY FOR 14 YEAR OLD ME WHO HATED YOU YOU ARE AN ADORABLE PRINCESS AND I’M SORRY
forever sorry to her that i let internalized misogyny, a poorly written character, and bad media turn me against her once. she is amazing
In love w/u
Accurate until the end of time
my absolute favorite