chekhov: In health class we were given sheets of paper and told to write a message we would want someone of the opposite sex to know She read some examples The girls were like: “Hey can you please not treat me like shit” The boys were like: “Spray tans look ugly I hate when girls wear too much makeup and don’t lead me on.”
Carla Hale is a teacher — or was, before she lost her job at Bishop Watterson...– Leapin’ lesbians! John Fugelsang on what the Bible really says about gay women (via current) While I get that this diatribe is attempting to confront and dismantle religious homoantagonism, I wish it wasn’t so thoroughly drenched in white privilege. For example: 1. See, once you get past the fact...
Be of service. You are taking your degree into a society dominated by...– Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry’s advice to Class of 2013 (via bitchwhoisyou)
I’m not interested in living in a world where my race is not a part of who I am;...– -Kerry Washington (x) She’s honestly my hero (via blackinasia)
Why aren't more people freaking out about the new...
bluandorange: monetizeyourcat: dancepunksnotdead: You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework? It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this. http://rabble.ca/columnists/2013/05/venezuelas-new-labour-law-best-mothers-day-gift holy shit! fucking COOL
sombersombrero: don’t tell me “consent is sexy” don’t you dare fetishize my inherent rights i don’t care if it’s “sexy” or not, it is, above all, vital and necessary there is nothing about my sexual freedom that needs to be made more appealing to you, my partners, or anyone by a catchy-ass slogan goodbye THIS
Woman: I'm smart
Patriarchy: Well you're probably ugly then
Woman: I'm creative
Patriarchy: You mean unattractive right?
Woman: I have all these incredible accomplishments
Patriarchy: Yeah but look how ugly you looked doing them
Woman: I have value
Patriarchy: Not if you're ugly lol
Woman: I'm conventionally-attractive & posted selfies on my blog
Patriarchy: I'm so sick of these empty-headed chicks only caring about their looks. Just because you are attractive and get attention from men doesn't mean you are special or deserve respect. Why don't you read a book or do something productive with your life you dumb slut
We must be very careful to avoid the use of the term “tribe” to describe these...– Ethnicity in Nigeria Why people should not even think of using the word “tribe”. (via cosmicyoruba) I’ve always hated this word. (via zorascreation) ya the word tribe is a no (via l-angston) try “nation” or “people” instead (via callingoutbigotry)
I don’t want to be a feminist anymore. Like a five-year-old, I want to close my...– I don’t want to be a feminist anymore (via coffeeurlgirl)
Rape is just a “method of conception,” relegating women to the means of...– Amanda Marcotte, She’s Just an Easy-Bake Oven: How the GOP and the Anti-Choice Movement See Women (via seebster)
It’s a monumental overask to expect women to be gentle with the egos of men who...– No One is Entitled to Sex: Why We Should Mock the Nice Guys of OkCupid (via peachersen)
The big secret about the golden age of “male providers” is that it never...– We need to talk about masculinity (via loveyourrebellion)
nextyearsgirl: “Agree to disagree” is white guy speak for “I understand you have an opinion but unfortunately, me.”
Republican Texas judge orders lesbian couple to... →
fuckyeahfeminists: Judge Roach has placed a “morality clause” in Compton’s divorce papers, which forbids Compton from having anyone she is not related to “by blood or marriage” in her home past 9:00 p.m. if the children are present. Same sex marriage is illegal in Texas, so by law, Compton cannot live with Price if she wishes to retain custody of her children. This is ridiculous. What happened...
Male rape survivors tackle military assault in... →
Men account for 53% of rape victims in the US military
Malcolm X grandson suspects remanded →
The suspects worked as waiters at a nightclub in Mexico City Two men suspected of killing Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of US political activist Malcolm X, have been remanded in custody in Mexico. David Hernandez Cruz and Manuel Alejandro Perez de Jesus were waiters at a Mexico City nightclub where Mr Shabazz was beaten to death on 8 May.
While the sheer act of someone who isn’t Black woman twerking doesn’t bother me...– Black Women and Twerking: Why Its Creators Face Bigotry That Miley Cyrus Never Will and Racialicious: Let’s Get Ratchet! Check Your Privilege at The Door Really interesting commentary on appropriation of Black culture, twerking, and ratchetness. Read! (via feministstudentunion)
Best and worst beach bodies!
thisisthinprivilege: I fucking hate when magazines have “best and worst beach bodies”, aka a chance to fucking body shame and fat shame people. Just once I want to see someone buck the system and parody that shit- put every confident, beautiful, person of /every size/ on the ‘best bodies’ page and then have a ‘worst beach bodies’ page and have it be BLANK.
I think we’re a less moral nation when we don’t let gay people marry.– Michael Shure on The Young Turks. (via mattbirnbaum) GOP strategist Jack Burkman came on TYT this week and suggested same-sex marriage was making the nation “immoral.” Guest host Michael Shure wasn’t having it. (via current)
Saudi woman climbs Everest in first →
AFP - A Saudi woman, Raha Muharraq, on Saturday reached the summit of Everest, the world’s highest peak, in a first for the conservative Muslim kingdom where women’s sports are severely restricted, her proud father said. “She reached the summit of Everest on Saturday morning. We have been able to contact her and she is very exhausted and now resting,” Hassan Muharraq told AFP. “She is very...
If you are queer, or trans, or have mental illness, or all of the above, you...– Structure and Justice | Geek Feminism Blog (via brute-reason) GODDAMN WOULD YOU LOOK, SOMEONE DESCRIBED MY LIFE. (via theprophetlilith) I’m looking at a career in which I may have to try my hardest to pass as cis because my gender identity may “harm the therapeutic frame”. (via hobbitdragon) ...
Erykah Badu Interviews Kendrick Lamar
BADU: How do you choose chicks from backstage?
LAMAR: How do I choose chicks from backstage?
BADU: Yeah, what is the protocol?
LAMAR: I try not to. [laughs] I’m too scared. Anybody who knows me knows that I’m probably the most scared person when it comes to that because I’m so caught up in the act of sex, of something going crazy, going out of my control. I’m too paranoid.
BADU: [laughs] So you just pass?
LAMAR: I’ve got to because I’ve seen a situation where it got totally out of hand, where something seemed so innocent, and now this person has got allegations on them. It spooked me. This was before my career really started, though—before any “Kendrick Lamar.” And that right there? It changed my whole perception about certain things. I’ll always keep that in the back of my head.
BADU: So who is your asshole-checker?
LAMAR: Who is my what?
BADU: Your asshole-checker—the person in your crew or your family who let’s you know if you’re being a asshole.
LAMAR: I have two, actually. [both laugh] But the main one is a friend of mine—a lady friend who has known me since high school. She has always been someone, since day one, who has said something whenever I’m an asshole, or also if I’m doin’ something positive—but more so when I’m out of my element.
BADU: What’s your favorite cereal?
LAMAR: Fruity Pebbles. When people ask for my rider, they think I’m crazy: Fruity Pebbles, baked chicken, bottle of Hennessy, and some Polo socks.
BADU: What do you, as a man, envy about what it means to be a woman?
LAMAR: There’s just a certain knowledge instilled in a woman. There are these things that women have that men just can’t grasp: the understanding of love; the understanding of being; having a certain type of care in your heart and knowing when to be compassionate; knowing how to be a confidante…
BADU: That’s a good perspective. Something I envy that men have is that ability to grow a goatee. I think that’d be really hot on me.
There is no organization, board or coalition that regulates the safety of sexual...– It’s National Masturbation Month! To celebrate, we’ll be highlighting resources on the topic every Sunday in May. Today we’re featuring our Introduction to Sex Toys page. Check it out here! (via thecsph) Remember, if it says “Novelty Use Only” use a condom! (via fuckyeahsexeducation)