I am a Black student at Mount Holyoke College, the first of the seven sister schools, which was started because no other American colleges accepted women. Mount Holyoke women are taught to be bold, to never fear change, and to speak up against injustice……
“There are 7 billion people on this planet who I have not met,
and 195 countries I have not visited.
Yet I am stuck in this insignificant town,
Being pressured into making decisions about my future,
When I barely even know who I am.”—Unknown (via gunpressedagainstyouranatomy)
“I’ve got a bad case of the 3:00 am guilts - you know, when you lie in bed awake and replay all those things you didn’t do right? Because, as we all know, nothing solves insomnia like a nice warm glass of regret, depression and self-loathing.”—D.D. Barant, Dying Bites (via satans-ghost)
Pope Francis will be traveling to Uganda in October to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the canonization of the Uganda Martyrs, an event celebrating a group of Ugandans who, in the late 1800s, refused to have gay sex with the country’s former king.
The Vatican has yet to formally confirm the visit, but the Martyrs have been recognized by the Pope before — Pope Paul VI canonized them in 1964. Here’s the whole story:
Researcher Ambrose Mukasa said: ‘It is documented that King Mwanga II had many young men in his palace and was sodomizing them at his will.
‘When missionaries introduced Christianity and some of the young men were baptized and taught about the dangers of homosexuality, they started denying Mwanga the usual “pleasure” he used to get from them.
‘Mwanga reportedly became annoyed and went wild wondering how mere pages had started disobeying him. He clashed with the missionaries.
‘He instructed the killing of all the young men who disobeyed him – with the executions taking place between 1885 and 1887.
‘The murdered young men were considered martyrs because they resolved to die for their new religion rather than surrendering their bodies to the king.’
So about that whole “we have an awesome pro-gay Pope” thing…yeah, no. And that whole other thing about “homosexuality was invented by the West and doesn’t exist in Africa”? No to that, too.