"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.

thepatientlywaitingfox:

she-wants-the-eod:

highball2814:

reverendrevenant:

I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life

My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.

I need to remember this for uniforms.

Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!

thepatientlywaitingfox:

she-wants-the-eod:

highball2814:

reverendrevenant:

I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life

My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.

I need to remember this for uniforms.

Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!

(Source: neverforget14, via youtastelikeaburger)

thejinglegatsby:

"not all feminists are fat, hairy, lesbians"

ok

but like

why is being a “fat, hairy lesbian” a bad thing

why do u feel the need to throw other women under the bus to defend feminism

(Source: montparnah, via letshaveablokesquestion)

silversarcasm:

my favourite word privileged people say is ‘if’

'if someone came up to me and said…'

'if i got bullied for who i was…'

'if the roles were reversed…'

like we don’t get ifs, we are getting harassed on the street, we are getting attacked, we are in the marginalised group who you have power over I don’t care about your hypothetical fucking situation

(via eibmorb)

aminaabramovic:

jackanthfern:

The Audrey Hepburn of our Generation

yaaaas @ this funny face homage

aminaabramovic:

jackanthfern:

The Audrey Hepburn of our Generation

yaaaas @ this funny face homage

(Source: kimkardashianfashionstyle, via whitegirlsaintshit)

There are poems
inside of you
that paper can’t
handle.

Y.Z. (via ajna-aakhu)

(Source: rustyvoices, via ajna-aakhu)

hotdad-erwinsmith:

fellas to my left…honeys on my right…folks who don’t fit into the gender binary levitate above me in cool poses…

(via whitegirlsaintshit)


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