I knew from 10pm on Friday that this moment would come,
But made it to 10pm Sunday before insecurities won.
what a beautiful powerful human being
I will always reblog this when it comes up on my dash
You’re a real original, you are. You just bought the symbol of your love for your fiancée at the jewelry store equivalent of Denny’s. Not to mention, your wife will be wearing a diamond that is figuratively stained with the blood of thousands of African child soldiers. Get creative. I bet you even proposed at the ballpark.
If women covering up their bodies worked, Afghanistan would have a lower rate of sexual assault than Polynesia. It doesn’t.
If not drinking alcohol worked, children would not be raped. They are.
If your advice to a woman to avoid rape is to be the most modestly dressed, soberest and first to go home, you may as well add “so the rapist will choose someone else”.
If your response to hearing a woman has been raped is “she didn’t have to go to that bar/nightclub/party” you are saying that you want bars, nightclubs and parties to have no women in them. Unless you want the women to show up, but wear kaftans and drink orange juice. Good luck selling either of those options to your friends.
Or you could just be honest and say that you don’t want less rape, you want (even) less prosecution of rapists.
The examples below are only illustrations of some of the ways people still benefit from racism:
- Your name. If it sounds Irish, Polish, French, Spanish, Belgian, Norwegian — no problem. Our names, if they sound “black”, are often reasons to toss our resumes without even calling us. If we…
The powerful ending to Janelle Monae’s (and Erykah Badu’s) song “Q.U.E.E.N.” The acronym: Queer. Untouchables. Emigrants. Excommunicated. Negroid.
Tavi Gevinson (via feministquotes)
Feminism is also not a country club, doesn’t require credentials, doesn’t require White supremacist approval and should not have a separate set of standards for Black women/women of colour versus White women, where a pulse and White skin is all they need but I have to be bell hooks.
I LOVE that Tavi is a ~teenage girl. Take that “male feminists” so ready to educate the young’uns. (via intersectionalfandom)
GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg, & Beastie Boys “Princess Machine” (a concert for little girls) (by GoldieBlox)
@USATODAY calls The Best Man Holiday, romantic comedy about a group of friends being reunited, “race-themed” because there are pigmented people in it—and #BlackTwitter responds.
“See, some guys prefer asses. Some prefer tits. And I’m not saying that I don’t like those bits. But what’s more important, what supersedes, for me, is a girl a with passion, wit and dreams… So I want a girl who reads.”
Regardless of whether you watch Scandal or not, everyone needs to watch this and see Lisa Kudrow fucking nail her scene exploiting misogyny and sexism.