27 Things You Had To Deal With As The Only Black... →
I’ve decided I want to be an advocate for civil rights all people. This means I won’t react to new laws the government makes; I’ll fight them before they can be passed. Be active not Reactive
Why Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" Video Makes Me...
jazzylittledrops: So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and...
George R.R. Martin on writing women
George Stroumboulopoulos: There's one thing that's interesting about your books. I noticed that you write women really well and really different. Where does that come from?
George R.R. Martin: You know, I've always considered women to be people.
You see, when reading over various slave narratives in undergrad and beyond,...– OLD WHITE MEN, YOUNG BLACK BOYS & THE SEXUAL LEGACY OF SLAVERY.. IN LIGHT OF PENN STATE (via hagereseb)
I find it horrifying that rape victims aren’t automatically perceived as innocent. That they have to deal with questions such as: What were you wearing and what were you doing? Our attitude toward victims of rape and sexual assault are reflective of the rape culture we live in. I hate feeling like I’ll never be able to change others minds but I’m going to keep trying. Rape is...
THE "RACE'' PROBLEM: and Im done with tumblr for... →
theraceproblem: littlemissmisty: Im exhausted with individuals who really only fight for ONE cause over the MANY. Toodles, friends. I hope you all understand where I am coming from. Yet you’re only willing to fight for “women” by attacking and demonizing Black people? Are you not the one actually…
Let’s get ratchet! Check your privilege at the... →
A few days ago I had the, ahem, pleasure? of seeing the video of Miley Cyrus twerking. I was a little put off by it but couldn’t immediately identify why. There was the obvious discomfort at the fact that she wasn’t really good at twerking in the first place, but there was something else that I just couldn’t get jiggy with. Then I saw her post this picture and it clicked… Via @mileycyrus on...
wakiinwonderland: When our kids ask us twenty years from now where were we when it happened, when our country finally recognized every person as equal, are you going to be able to answer them. We all talk about wanting to be apart of something bigger when we are in the middle of one of the most pivotal moments of our country’s history now. History will be made this year no matter what happens,...
“…marriage has been put through the laundromat of The Enlightenment, two waves...– Lawyer and blogger Helen Dale, in The Laws Are Made For People: An Argument for Equal Marriage. Although lengthy, Dale’s article is a fascinating read covering the evolution of marriage from Roman times to the 21st century. (via mostlynotwork)
I was raped by four men in one evening. I got drunk and tried to say no. What...– ~ Anonymous comment left on the CNN petition demanding they apologize for sympathizing with the Steubenville rapists (via queerintersectional)
Battered women could be thrown in jail for... →
Battered women in New York City could be arrested if they report domestic violence to police, under a shocking new NYPD rule that even senior cops say will deter victims from speaking out. The directive by Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski requires officers to run criminal checks on the victim as well as the abusive partner, according to The New York Post, to look at open warrants, complaint...
Privileged kids go to counseling, poor kids go to jail.– Judge Mathis, speaking the truth (via thatprettyoddfeminist) facts on facts on facts (via charcoalcloud)
Freedom In Wickedness: Definitions:... →
freedominwickedness: Intersectionality is a simple yet profoundly important concept which was developed by feminist women of color in response to the second wave feminist movement’s refusal to address issues beyond the needs of upper-class white women. It posits that civil rights / social justice movements cannot…
For me, revolution was never “a thing to do” before settling down; it was no...– Angela Davis: An Autobiography, p. 162 (via queerintersectional)
Stop Whitewashing: glitterlion: So you have Seth... →
glitterlion: So you have Seth MacFarlane sexualizing 9 year old Quvenzhané Wallis with the joke: just to put it into perspective how young quvenzhane wallis is, it will be sixteen years before she’s too old for george clooney You have The Hollywood Reporter feeling the need to publish… Yet there are still people that claim racism doesn’t exist anymore…
On Microaggression →
On Microaggression by Brenna McCaffrey One of the more common dismissals of feminism that I hear (apart from “women already have rights” and “what about the men?!”) is: “You’re just looking for something to be angry about“. The idea that those who engage in cultural criticism, feminist or otherwise, are nit-picky, obsessive, and need to “calm down” is just another way to silence opinions that...
National Review Blogger Calls for Repeal of... →
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/06/suffragette-autograph-album-illuminates-movements-struggles/suffragette-library-of-congress/ Thanks for getting arrested, but since your forebears chose to use their rights to get more rights, all rights have to go. Thanks to Donkeylicious for bringing this to my attention. Michael Walsh of National Review Online called for the termination of women’s right...
Maladjusted.: "Wanh, I'm a white woman, and I say... →
spicyobsession: Oh really now. So do men call you a bitch or a n*gger bitch? Do men put you on a pedestal because you’re a delicate flower or a delicate oriental lotus blossom? Do men date you for your tits and ass or your spicy fiery chili pepper Latina tits and ass? Do they brand you…