Regardless where you stand on immigration issues, a border fence, amnesty, etc.,...– Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) criticized the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act saying the bill passed on Wednesday puts women’s lives in jeopardy because it excludes access to services for immigrant, LGBT and Native American women. (via nbclatino) I mean, “singling out parts of...
yellowblanketcity: fuckyeahfamousblackgirls: Sunni Patterson - We made it Def Poetry. One of my favorite shows.
ericgene: bonermakers: Cum-swapping, ass-fucking, boner-making hotness. Got me rock hard! wow that is quite the scene
In 2007, women from the Movement of the Indigenous of the Republic took part in...– Houria Bouteldja, founder and spokesperson of the Party of the Indigenous of the Republic (French anti-racist, anti-colonial, anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist political movement), speaking at the 4th International Congress of Islamic Feminism, in Madrid, on October 22, 2010 (via dotcomslashpost)
Within this broad transnational context, women of African descent have a...– Patricia Hill Collins, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (1990), p. 232 (via so-treu)
jezebel-hag: do I find myself constantly and completely annoyed by the mere presence of cismales lately?! I just…. don’t want you around me most times because you do things that you are unaware of. Things that drive me mad and make me want to go Yellow Wallpaper on your asses.
cosmicyoruba: nok-ind: cosmicyoruba: guerrillamamamedicine: cosmicyoruba: guerrillamamamedicine: honestly, being an black us girl who lives in africa, i have lots of thought on the connections, appropriations, etc between black africans and black americans. even more so because i live in a world where 1. most ppl assume im black african 2. most ppl here look down on black africans ...
what my family thinks I do when they go out of...
what I really do… eat pizza & ice cream walk around the house wearing just underwear (maybe) watch old westerns on tv and no one asks me if I’m gonna eat / watch / wear that.
Forty years of drug war failure
arielnietzsche: THE WAR on drugs in the U.S. turned 40 years old this year, but there’s nothing to celebrate. No victory has been declared, and there is no exit strategy. More than $1 trillion has been squandered on the impossible: The mission to make America “drug-free.” America, of course, isn’t even close to being free of drugs—millions of people in the U.S. continue to use illegal drugs...
dailymurf: youarenotyou: jadedfucker: youarenotyou: Please stop talking about how “bad”, “wrong”, “dangerous” or “stupid” it is when people self-diagnose, especially in regard to mental illness. Let’s go over the reasons this is fucked up, problematic and oppressive. 1. Classism. Psychiatric and other types of evaluations are really fucking expensive, and often inaccessible. The last...
In media reports on women’s issues—abortion, birth... →
yourlandladynotyourmanservant: rabbleprochoice: stfusexists: Shocker. Because if there is one thing that is severely lacking when it comes to abortion and reproductive rights, it’s a man’s opinion. Not like we just had an entire panel of (religious) men testify to congress about birth control use and how they oppose it…and no women…at all. Love, Rabble [not all of those who need...
attn: white people
sucking up to the 1% billionaires because they are white and you are white to pave the way for you to someday benefit from being rich and white - will do you no good. they see you as no different from POC they want your money if they run out of non-whites to fuck over, then you’re next, but only if they somehow missed the chance to fuck you over already they count on you being ignorant,...
The problem that needs to be fixed is not kick all the girls out of YA, it’s...– The Problem is Not the Books by Saundra Mitchell (via albinwonderland)
For decades Israel has been kidnapping and killing civilians in Lebanon, or on...– Noam Chomsky (via antisocial-socialist)
eclecticspectrum: vagabondaesthetics replied to your post: riddle me this: how do we people of the diaspora appropriate african culture when by birthright, it is ours. my disdain that i expressed in my first question is because you (evidently) feel like black americans are not entitled. and nah, i really don’t have the time nor the patience to look through your archives, thanks for the offer...
Woman v. The Government
Woman: I cannot afford to have a child right now. Can I have birth control?
Woman: I got pregnant but I cannot afford to have a child and I'm not ready to be a parent. Can I have an abortion?
Woman: I had the child, but I cannot afford to raise him. Will you help me out?
Woman: I guess I'll have to give my child up for adoption.
Barry and Steve: We would love to raise your child. We have been in a committed relationship for 15 years. We have steady careers and are very successful and financially stable. We love children and wish to provide a loving nurturing environment for your child. Would you be willing to give your child to us?
Woman: Sure, as long as it's ok with the government.
What it's like
kiriamaya: I get asked a lot what it’s like to be a trans woman. Sometimes it’s worded in sort of a dismissive manner, e.g., “How do you know you’re a woman?” Other times, it really is an honest question. There are a lot of cis folks who just genuinely want to understand what it’s like. I think Lisa Harney already did a pretty good job of getting to the real core of the matter, which is that it...
In one study, researchers used computers to generate several faces that were...– Trayvon Martin, Obama, and the persistence of bias | The Great Debate (via robot-heart-politics) anti-blackness is a form of logic, an epistemology (via so-treu) Keep that in mind next time you think to yourself, “But I’m not racist!” You most likely are and don’t even know. (via amydentata)
thealphagirl: BLACK WOMEN GET BETTER WITH AGE so I’m giving myself 5 years to not be ugly anymore 5 years is a long and a short time and I’ll only be 25 then plenty of time to live my life as a pretty person just gotta persevere through being an ugly duckling! when i use the word ugly in this post, I’m not really being self-deprecating. It is what it is in my eyes. Facts are facts not me...
Quote of the year
zjemptv: “It’s weird how the definition of ‘ally’ has gone from ‘people outside our group who genuinely support us in our quest for equality’ to ‘people who will withdraw their support if they and their feelings aren’t centered in the discussion’.” -electricsouls gadzooks, how fucking true!