everything is boring

"And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement. The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing."

- Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)

(via becauseiamawoman)

Aug 27
666diary:

Listen to Death Grips and stare at these beautiful cats at the same time
Aug 27

666diary:

Listen to Death Grips and stare at these beautiful cats at the same time

(Source: safeinthenest, via crsaxton)

lacigreen:

a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs is making its rounds in the news today - “an amazing new way to stop rape!”….slow down there sonny, let’s not get distracted from the real issues here 
Aug 27

lacigreen:

a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs is making its rounds in the news today - “an amazing new way to stop rape!”

….slow down there sonny, let’s not get distracted from the real issues here 

gendertrashfromhell:

today i had to hang out with a group of entirely guys and it was so boring all they cared about was themselves ! and they told me i was weird for taking a cat skull and some other bones i found. youre weird for NOT wanting bones 

(via glittergreenspaceship)

Aug 26

"Okay, guy, so why do you feel like you want/need/deserve to settle down with a “pure” woman? I’m genuinely listening. “Oh, it’s because sluts are gross.” Too vague. Do better. “Well, their vaginas are real stretched out and big.” No. “Ummmmm, they probably have a bunch of diseases?” Easy fix! Setting aside the fact that plenty of women contract STIs from monogamous partners or during “safe sex,” it sounds like your real problem here is with illness, not sex. So I assume you’d be fine dating a promiscuous woman who practiced safe sex and happened to be STI-free? “No, because I want a girl who’s traditional and family-oriented.” Having sex doesn’t mean you don’t want to have a family. It just means that you want to have sex. “Yeah, but a slut is more likely to cheat on me.” Really? Then why do couples in the Bible Belt have such a high divorce rate? “The devil, I guess?” NOPE. “I just can’t stand the thought of her getting fucked by all those other guys.” So you’re about to have sex with a woman you’re attracted to, you really want to have sex with her, but all you can think about is her getting pounded by tons and tons of dicks? That sounds like an entirely different issue. “No! I just mean that I struggle with the same powerlessness and insecurity that all human beings do, so as a coping mechanism I take advantage of our culture’s patriarchal power structure and exorcize my feelings of worthlessness by perpetuating shame-based proprietary attitudes over women’s bodies. Basically I’m obsessed with controlling women’s lives because I can’t control my own.” Oh, honey. I know."

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Female ‘Purity’ Is Bullshit

Hitting the bullshit nail right on its head. 

Feminists don’t hate men, we hate the bullshit power structure that exists that allows men to take advantage of women rather than dealing with their emotions. 

(via teacheremmalee)

I think this was handled with the appropriate snark.

(via nachsie)

naileeeeeed it.

(via feministlikeme)

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Aug 26

"When conservatives talk about their idea of a woman who needs access to contraception and/or abortion services, she is always poor, uneducated, promiscuous, and irresponsible. By painting this image, they make it easy for women to distance themselves from each other. Not only is the debate around restrictions on birth control and abortion gendered, it also becomes classed. We stop caring that these restrictions impact all women on some level because we tell ourselves, “Well, I am not like ‘that’, so I do not care if that woman has access to the services she needs.” Furthermore, this picture of the woman who is “poor, uneducated, promiscuous, and irresponsible” is also how conservatives have historically stereotyped Black Women. Thus, this image is gendered, class-specific, and racialized. And I would argue that so are their restrictions on reproductive health services. Conservatives’ obsession with limiting access to birth control and abortion is one that affects all women. But their reasoning also lets me know they are, indeed, targeting Black Women. It is time that Black Women become more vocal about our right to make decisions about our bodies, sexualities, and reproductive choices without interference or regulation from others. In the same way that we are speaking up about their right to define ourselves and narrate our own lives, we must also be vocal about reproductive justice."

- Get Out My Uterus: The Lies Conservatives Tell About Black Women & Reproductive Health (via becauseiamawoman)

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Aug 26
Aug 26

fuck-yeah-feminist:

"We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are…

And that’s exactly how Fox News wants it to stay. Its reporters (females, no less!) slut shamed Beyoncé and the rest of the modern feminist movement by arguing that her VMA performance was “skanky” and disgusting, all the while laughing at the fact that women in this country think feminism— which the duo described as “an incoherent mess of double standards”— is necessary at all.

Naturally Fox News is scared of one of the most powerful women in the world asserting her sexuality. God forbid women think 
it’s acceptable enjoy sex.

(via Media Matters for America)

georgiagracegibson:

I made this transparent version of 'I Don't Only Have Glitter In My Veins' for a project with thepulpzine and katenash. I couldn’t face not putting it on my blog because it looks too cute against the background! 
Aug 26

georgiagracegibson:

I made this transparent version of 'I Don't Only Have Glitter In My Veins' for a project with thepulpzine and katenash. I couldn’t face not putting it on my blog because it looks too cute against the background! 

Aug 26

Finally, this is a series about us [women]. -Kate Mulgrew

(Source: jamescookjr, via orangeis)

Aug 26

catbushandludicrous:

TDS 2013-10-23 — Suppressing the Vote

(via hindjasmine)

anyadzz:

Ferenc Helbing, Scheherazade (1913)
Aug 26

anyadzz:

Ferenc Helbing, Scheherazade (1913)

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Aug 26

kittydoom:

salon:

We dare you to say we don’t live in a rape culture.

Amazingly, not The Onion:

“[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”

(via hindjasmine)

curvellas:

talk to kids like they’re people and take full interest in what they’re saying because they’re forming their personalities and it’s really vital that they know that their opinions are important and what they have to say deserves validation and respect. so when your three year old niece tells you that dragons don’t like cupcakes because the color blue is a spoon you better nod your head and ask her to explain more about that. 

(via callirheasunshine)

Aug 25
Aug 25

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