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31 Aug

celeryandhummus:

nanner:

Kristen Stewart is having none of your gendered bull shit

kristen is an actual kickass feminist who speaks up aaaall the time and gets so little credit for it

(Source: dailystews)

31 Aug

http://nolivingunderstarlight.tumblr.com/post/96162381777/candidlycara-tiqachu-how-many-people-do-you

candidlycara:

tiqachu:

How many people do you think are still going to try and talk about how beyonce may not be comfortable being called a feminist, despite her going on stage with the word fucking lit up behind her? Cause I can see that shit coming a mile away.

You mean like the…

31 Aug

theawkwardlifeofapsycho:

Why is this not taught universally.

(Source: sfgifs)

31 Aug
There’s all these songs about loving a girl who doesn’t know she’s beautiful. But what about loving a girl that does? How come liking myself makes me less appealing?

My 12 year old cousin is actually pretty deep (via nolivingunderstarlight)

(Source: imjust-a-girl)

31 Aug

radicalrebellion:

dopenmind:

findyourzen3000:

dopenmind:

theblackparty:

gradientlair:

Carefully notice the lack of logical thinking here. She’s not even following the line of questioning.

When privilege is in question, no matter how ignorant or intelligent a person is, they tend to retreat to illogical arguments that are easily refuted and they kinda resemble toddlers, except I actually like toddlers and toddlers make more sense.

And honestly, many White women would not tolerate such ridiculous arguments, lack of empathy and self-centeredness ("why bring up race if it’s not a problem for you?") if the question was gender and a White man posed this foolishness to them. They wouldn’t tolerate it. They would easily expose the ignorance. But magically when privilege (in this case White privilege) is in question, all bets are off.

The last GIF explains my life in so many ways… *rolls eyes*

The weirdest thing is that though this is from a satirical show (The Daily Show) and meant to discuss racism with humor, these are the real answers that most Whites give daily, so I couldn’t really laugh this time. I just felt tired.

the perils of trying to communicate this to white people in debates. in the many debates I’ve had the chance of witnessing, race comes up about 80% of the time, when discussing this in a diverse setting. and for whites, sometimes their mindset is ‘oh, why are they pulling the race card.’ but for blacks it’s, ‘understand that purely based off of what I look like, I will experience something totally different, give me the chance to explain.’

Before I even read the subtitles I knew everything I needed to know. The young white woman hardly brushed her hair this morning and is dressed extremely casually, but she is still credible enough to be asked a question. The black women have to have their hair pulled back neatly and be dressed professionally to achieve the same level of respect.

"White privilege affects every aspect of your life."

I think social & economic status has a lot to do with how people treat you also. Like a poor looking white man will be treated differently than a rich white man dress to the 9s. Same for a poor black man, and a rich black man. People treat Jay-Z differently than say some guy that lives on the street. It is not always about race. It is sometimes the economic & social status that you put off that you belong to. 

A few notes:

1) keep in mind how socioeconomic and racial/ethnic circumstances are closely related.

2) yes, in general, Jay Z is probably going to be treated better than the average black man due to his account balance and power, but is he going to be treated better than a white man? Not necessarily. Recall what happened when Oprah was out of the country admiring a handbag. She was treated like a criminal even though she’s more rich that most of us can even imagine. Jay Z and Beyoncé were investigated for their trip to Cuba even though their trip was approved by the US Dept of Treasury. Do you know how many White Americans travel to Cuba without approval? Where are their investigations?

Chris Rock, one of the most important and well paid Black comedians of our time, said this: “In my neighborhood, there are four Black people. Hundreds of houses, four Black people. Who are these Black people? Well, there’s me, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and Eddie Murphy. Only Black people in the whole neighborhood. So let’s break it down, let’s break it down: me, I’m a decent comedian. I’m a’ight. Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest R&B singers to ever walk the Earth. Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest actors to ever, ever do it. Do you know what the White man who lives next door to me does for a living? He’s a f**king dentist! He ain’t the best dentist in the world…he ain’t going to the Dental Hall of Fame…he don’t get plaques for getting rid of plaque. He’s just a yank-your-tooth-out dentist. See, the Black man gotta fly to get to somethin’ the White man can walk to!”

White people always play this shit. “It’s about class, not race!” STFU. 

Race and class are VERY interconnected. And it’s NOT poor white people out here being killed and harassed by the police, it’s poor Black communities. 

(Source: sandandglass)

31 Aug

Women are not punished in this world for acting ‘like men’. We are punished for acting like human beings. In our world, only men are human. They take that label for themselves, they accord themselves social and economic and legal privileges because of it, and they declare women other and different and make damn sure that we wear our inferiority in whatever way they tell us to. Through our clothing and our hairstyles and our submissive and ingratiating behaviours.

Any time a woman gives herself the right to be fully clothed, to have access to forums and spaces in which to express her ideas and opinions, to work in fields which men declare unsuitable, to be comfortable and free of bodily restriction, she is (knowingly or not) refusing to accept her inferior sex-caste status. We are declaring our right to be human. Not our right to be men, our right to be human. Got it?

The association of man with human is so pervasive, yet invisible, that women refusing to accept inferior status is equated with wanting to be men, rather than with wanting to be human, which is surely more accurate. And it is difficult to get away from…

weirdward, Behaving Like A Man at Dusk is Falling (via seebster)

31 Aug

gwenlightened:

I want this written across my ceiling.

(Source: thecottonproject)

31 Aug

(Source: youtube.com)

31 Aug

Why girls stress over periods

secretlycapricious:

larry-stylinanal:

  • The constant fear of bleeding through clothes
  • The constant cramps
  • Having to change pads/tampons every 2-4 hours
  • Having to deal with mood swings
  • Having to deal with boys going ‘Oh someones on their period’ 
  • When you stand up its like a waterfall from your vagina
  • Craving food to calm you down
  • The constant fear that you smell of blood even though you dont 
  • CRAMPS
  • Feeling over emotional
  • CRAMPS
  • CRAMPS
  • FUCKEN CRAMPS

YOU MEAN I DON’T ACTUALLY SMELL LIKE BLOOD?!

(Source: vaginaforcesunite)

30 Aug pilosopogyno:

This man, James Verone, robbed a bank for one dollar. Why only one dollar? Because he knew that in prison he could get the medical care he could not afford with his part time salary as a convenience store clerk. He was approved for food stamps, but they did little to help his finances. Between his back problems, carpel tunnel, and arthritis, he simply couldn’t handle the pain any longer.
On June 9th, he sent a letter to his local paper, the Gaston Gazette, that stated: “When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me. this robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”
He then took a cab to the RBC Bank, and handed the teller a note asking for one dollar and medical attention. He quietly took a seat in the lobby and waited for police to arrive.
Since Verone only stole one dollar, he was only charged with larceny. His bail, which he doesn’t plan to pay is set at $2,000, reduced from the normal $100,000. He’s scheduled to see a doctor this Friday, and hopes to get foot surgery, back surgery and to have a protrusion on his check treated.   
To me, this is the perfect example of how disturbingly corrupt and unjust our health care system has become under HMO’s. For this man, or any person for that matter, feels that he needs to be imprisoned just to see a doctor, is ridiculous. 
This is exactly what I hate about America. Why is it that you can buy an entire house with money you don’t have, but still can’t apply for health care if you don’t meet the requirements? That’s messed up.

pilosopogyno:

This man, James Verone, robbed a bank for one dollar. Why only one dollar? Because he knew that in prison he could get the medical care he could not afford with his part time salary as a convenience store clerk. He was approved for food stamps, but they did little to help his finances. Between his back problems, carpel tunnel, and arthritis, he simply couldn’t handle the pain any longer.

On June 9th, he sent a letter to his local paper, the Gaston Gazette, that stated: “When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me. this robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”

He then took a cab to the RBC Bank, and handed the teller a note asking for one dollar and medical attention. He quietly took a seat in the lobby and waited for police to arrive.

Since Verone only stole one dollar, he was only charged with larceny. His bail, which he doesn’t plan to pay is set at $2,000, reduced from the normal $100,000. He’s scheduled to see a doctor this Friday, and hopes to get foot surgery, back surgery and to have a protrusion on his check treated.   

To me, this is the perfect example of how disturbingly corrupt and unjust our health care system has become under HMO’s. For this man, or any person for that matter, feels that he needs to be imprisoned just to see a doctor, is ridiculous. 

This is exactly what I hate about America. Why is it that you can buy an entire house with money you don’t have, but still can’t apply for health care if you don’t meet the requirements? That’s messed up.