just a reminder: attending protests is a...
youarenotyou: being able to take time off from work/school (especially for long periods like w/ occupy wall street), being able to get arrested without getting deported (which is what happens to non-citizens when they get arrested), not having disabilities that prevent you from being there, not having children to take care of you get the idea sometimes i get annoyed with activists who assume...
Filipina maid wins landmark Hong Kong case →
etiquette-etc: this is huge! so many migrant domestic workers are made to work and live in the home of their employers in isolation. with major gaps, or for the most part, no labour rights at all for migrant workers (damn you neoliberalism!) so many filipinas have been exloited and abused physically, economically, sexually and mentally. this bill is one step towards more freedoms and rights for...
I think there is something deficient in the thinking on the part of anybody who...– - June Jordan on identity politics in an interview with Pratibha Parmar, “Other Kinds of Dreams” This is one of my favorite Black feminist quotes ever. *__* (via femmenoire)
Well, I’ve changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done...– Miles Davis to Nancy Reagan at a White House dinner in 1987 after she’d enquired as to what he’d done with his life to merit an invitation. source (via theadrianflores) Holy fuck this is AWESOME. (via slightly-delusional) How could she ask him that?! He’s a legend & she’s just an old douche....
Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.– Karl Marx (via autumn-and-eve)
Being a feminist doesn’t mean suddenly no longer liking problematic things. If...– sabrina_il (via tumblinfeminist) YES! I still watch TV shows and read magazines and enjoy things that have problematic aspects, but that doesn’t make me any worse of a feminist. Feminism doesn’t require you to become an ascetic about all media. It just means acknowledging that things are wrong and...
The Gender Book →
robining: “The GENDER book is a fun, colorful, community-based resource, which illustrates the beautiful diversity of gender - a sort of gender 101 for anyone and everyone.” Read the ebook at thegenderbook.com!
Occupy Together →
newwavefeminism: Thanks to anaerb for sharing the link! Welcome to OCCUPY TOGETHER, a hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St. As we have followed the news on facebook, twitter, and the various live feeds across the internet, we felt compelled to build a site that would help spread the word as more protests organize across the country. We...
Latin American History, Fuck Yeah!: Today In Latin... →
fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory: September 29 1717: An estimated 7.4-magnitude earthquake destroys much of the colonial city of Santiago de los Caballeros in present-day Guatemala. The city, now known as Antigua Guatemala, moves to another location before being destroyed by another seismic event later in that century. 1786: Mexican president Guadalupe Victoria, a significant figure in the...
I think my OWS poster is going to be the George...
autumn-and-eve: If you’d like a vision of the future, imagine a boot stomping on the human face - forever. That one
I guess I should start at the beginning of how it all fell apart. I am going to try to keep this condensed into one post but it is a lot of information so it may have to be broken down into a series. Keep in mind that this will in no way be filtered - I need to be totally honest and get it out there - it isn’t nice and it isn’t pretty and it isn’t going to make you laugh - or it...
Feminism is not a dirty word. It does not mean you hate men, it does not mean...– Kate Nash (via cupkacie)
Thamblr: HELP! Binding 101 for big chests. →
goldengray: Edited 14th April 2011 to clarify and add information. I run across a lot of large-chested people who despair at ever being able to bind. My body type isn’t everyone’s, but I hope that the more resources there are out there, the more likely it is that everyone will be able to…
Hispanic kids the largest group of children living... →
blackamazon: And poverty blus the ability to be locked up if you report abuse …. Let alone get help if you need it
Here’s why I find it impossible to be a Republican: any crowd that instantly...– Andrew Sullivan on the debate crowd’s positive response to the large number of executions that Perry presided over while governor of Texas. (via liberal-life)
Cease Silence: My friend is doing hir dissertation... →
ceasesilence: This is the email that ze sent out: “Hello Friends, I feel a little strange sending out a mass email request for help and feel compelled to send individual emails to each and every one of you. For those folks on this email that I have not communicated with in a while, my many apologies. I…
So whereas “nigger” was and is a term used by whites to dehumanize blacks, to...– RaceandHistory.com : A Look at the Myth of Reverse Racism (via linzyxxxxx)
Fuck yeah, feminists!: Reader Submission: Gender... →
fuckyeahfeminists: Society defines gender roles by images that aid text and help our visually trained minds comprehend the bigger picture. Bathroom signs, for example, sport stick figures for both genders – men wear pants and women wear skirts. The explicitly stated “male” and “female” on bathroom doors, one…
Poverty isn’t caused by accident. There are unjust systems and structures that...– Jim Wallis, in What is ‘Biblical Politics’? at Sojourners (emphasis mine) He continues (again, emphasis mine): This is what the Bible teaches us. The scriptures reveal a God of justice, not merely a God of charity. Words such as oppression and justice fill the Bible. The most common objects...
It is time to end the Dark Ages. Tax all religion.
Sex as a battering ram? Oh my!
(via kos @ DailyKos) Oh, if only people had stopped having sex! The American Taliban, in action: Jeffrey Kuhner, president of the conservative Edmund Burke Institute, say(s) birth control is no less than an affront to God. “In short, liberals want to create a world without God and sexual permissiveness is their battering ram. Promoting widespread contraception is essential to forging a...
you ask, we answer. pretty simple.