My name is Brenda and I'm working on my MA in Women's Studies. I'm pansexual, poly, and kinky. Many things will make more sense with reference to my partner. She/her/hers please.
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Do you have any recomendations of authors/books/articles to read that actually interrogate and describe the effects of oppression and discrimination on the pysche?

wretchedoftheearth:

I do, actually! From a philosophical, psychological, or sociological perspective (and sometimes a mix of them), generally. Most of them are specific to racism (and many of those, to Black people), though I do have some more generalized recommendations. Some of these attack the issue head-on, while others are more tangentially related. I’ve quoted a lot of these on my blog and have noted it when I remembered to do so (but I tag most of my posts, so you could look for others in my tags).

Racism:

More general or not just racism:

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knottahooker:

pixelatedtoys:

rugessnome:

pomegranateandivy:

screamingnorth:

gunmetalskies:

Here’s a “life-hack” for you.Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”Nope.It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.That rich red is only one application too.Plus it smells great, lol.So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.

WELL THEN!

this may be important to some of my followers *and certainly not just getting reblogged because of my costuming and my boyfriends desire for leather armor*

You can mix the powdered stuff with water (no sugar) and use it to dye wool… just in case that might be of any use.

eightfootplatypus, this may be useful to you.

I’ve dyed my hair with koolaid in the past. It takes FOREVER to wash out, but it makes for great cheap dye if you don’t mind having whatever color hair for a while :) (Also, you smell like cotton candy for two days.)

knottahooker:

pixelatedtoys:

rugessnome:

pomegranateandivy:

screamingnorth:

gunmetalskies:

Here’s a “life-hack” for you.

Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.

I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”

Nope.

It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.
It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.
Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.

That rich red is only one application too.
Plus it smells great, lol.

So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.






WELL THEN!

this may be important to some of my followers *and certainly not just getting reblogged because of my costuming and my boyfriends desire for leather armor*

You can mix the powdered stuff with water (no sugar) and use it to dye wool… just in case that might be of any use.

eightfootplatypus, this may be useful to you.

I’ve dyed my hair with koolaid in the past. It takes FOREVER to wash out, but it makes for great cheap dye if you don’t mind having whatever color hair for a while :) (Also, you smell like cotton candy for two days.)