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"I am an Inuit seal meat eater, and my fur is ethical," wrote Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, bundled in a sealskin coat, pants and boots. She also wrote a letter to DeGeneres and posted it online.

Samsung vowed to donate $1 for every retweet of DeGeneres’ celebrity-packed Oscars selfie to a charity of her choice. She raised $1.5 million for the Humane Society of the United States, which campaigns annually against Canada’s seal hunt.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s website calls the seal hunt “one of the most atrocious and inhumane acts against animals allowed by any government.”

The Inuit have long defended the hunt as a sustainable practice, deeply rooted in Inuit culture, which helps feed people in a region plagued by hunger.

"The meat feeds families, which is important to an area where many households have identified that they face issues of food insecurity," said Sandi Vincent, who posted her own sealfie Thursday.

The pelts also come in handy in the cold northern climate and provide a needed source of income, she said. She also countered the idea of the hunt as “inhumane.”

"In Inuit culture, it is believed seals and other animals have souls and offer themselves to you. Humanely and with gratitude we accepted this gift," she said, reminiscing about catching her first seal at age 15.

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Inuit tweet ‘sealfies’ to protest Ellen’s Oscars selfie | Canada | News | Toronto Sun (via oswaldofguadalupe)

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soradiesinkh3:

bodyartforms:

eebygum:

Currently wearing ALL THE NEW JEWELLERY that came from BAF today.  Caterpillar coils (Modifika) and copper anodised CBRs (Anatometal), plus copper anodised eyelet (Anatometal, not new) and plain ti curved barbell in my rook because it’s too new for sexy new shinies.

LOOKING GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

D: want

*slack-faced avaricious weeping*

soradiesinkh3:

bodyartforms:

eebygum:

Currently wearing ALL THE NEW JEWELLERY that came from BAF today.  Caterpillar coils (Modifika) and copper anodised CBRs (Anatometal), plus copper anodised eyelet (Anatometal, not new) and plain ti curved barbell in my rook because it’s too new for sexy new shinies.

LOOKING GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

D: want

*slack-faced avaricious weeping*

note-a-bear:

asieybarbie:

"…Imagine a post-apocalyptic mermaid situation."

Is that…
Is that Nicole Beharie as a post-apocalyptic mermaid?

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jokerisms:

boromirs:

do you ever just look at someone’s interpretation of a character and want to gently put your hands on their shoulders, look them kindly in the eyes and say you got it all wrong

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groupinou:

strawberryr:

burgerhime:

yifflord:

groupinou:

AMERICANS: name every canadian province

Hockey

Quebec

Totoro

sssdsssssdsfsds

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Tags: lmao Canada

hullodearie:

Fake Pockets: A How To

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frostshadowsblood:

spooktre:

Are cats even real?

each one of these made me laugh harder than I did with the last.

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medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!

Kehinde Wiley

Los Angeles native and New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley has firmly situated himself within art history’s portrait painting tradition. As a contemporary descendent of a long line of portraitists—including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Titian, Ingres, and others—Wiley engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic, and sublime in his representation of urban black and brown men found throughout the world.

By applying the visual vocabulary and conventions of glorification, wealth, prestige, and history to subject matter drawn from the urban fabric, Wiley makes his subjects and their stylistic references juxtaposed inversions of each other, forcing ambiguity and provocative perplexity to pervade his imagery. Wiley’s larger-than-life figures disturb and interrupt tropes of portrait painting, often blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation and the critical portrayal of masculinity and physicality as it pertains to the view of black and brown young men.

-skny.com

1. Down With a Bullet, 2011., 2. Femme Piquee par un Serpent, 2008, oil on canvas. 3. Matador, 2009. Oil on paper 57.5” x 134.5”., 4. Sleep, 2008. Oil on canvas 132” x 300”.

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medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!

Toyin Odutola

Of Another Kind (2013)

The series explores a reoccurring gilt-bronze, “Moorish” aesthetic invention oft evidenced in European Medieval and Renaissance art. The arena in which this aesthetic is played in the series removes the ever-present narrative of servitude and alienation (persistent in European depictions) to expand upon how “Black and Gold” as a palette can create a variety of narratives. The storytelling throughout "Of Another Kind" highlights how removing markers in portrayals (based solely on utility) can transform the very notion of what an aesthetic can become.

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