united states of meryl
June 18, 2014
soulrevision:

iguessimmaterialistic:

Privilege in less than 140 characters. #notfairandlovely

And there you have it

soulrevision:

iguessimmaterialistic:

Privilege in less than 140 characters. #notfairandlovely

And there you have it

(via bigtab)

June 18, 2014
The Switch - A Fantastic Transgender Comedy

horaceknightely:

kefkaownsall:

Hey its a show about trans women played by a trans woman 

As well as a Kickstarter fund to get this on television, with broadcasting in both Canada and possibly the United States! It’s also produced by a queer trans independent filmmaker, Amy Fox, and has only 52 days left to raise $50,000 CAD.

Those who can support through reblogs and/or donations, please go ahead! The link above is a clickthrough straight to the Kickstarter. Backers get cool prizes like copies of the screenplay, 8 x 11” prints of the lead actress Julie Vu from her photo shoots, download links the the ENTIRE first season, and more.

(via fuckyeahfeminists)

June 18, 2014

penisparker:

is anything more exhausting than a white man with opinions

(via emmaleehd)

June 18, 2014

ted:

Comedian and journalist Stella Young is tired of people telling her she’s an “inspiration” just for getting up in the morning. In a hilarious, hard-hitting, and thought-provoking talk at TEDxSydney, she explains why.   

Watch the full talk here»

(via sawtheoptimist)

June 18, 2014
"When children attend schools that place a greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep schools for prison."

Angela Davis (via anarchei)

HMMMM She must know something

(via jeankd)

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June 17, 2014

tamorapierce:

It has to be something we create and purchase for.  Art by women, design by women, architecture by women, books by women, comics by women, magazines by women, and writing and art that does not support bad old stereotypes.  And not just women of your own color.  Trans women, LBQ women, WoallCs.  Experiment.  Venture.  Try.

Don’t trash talk other women; talk them up.  Support women who have been victimized.  Don’t be part of the problem.  Disagree, yes, but with respect.  If other women behave badly, walk away.

/rant

(Source: waltzingwithfire, via fuckyeahfeminists)

June 17, 2014
these-lumping-lumps:

Somebody posted these all around school, and now I know what it feels like to be proud of ones school.

these-lumping-lumps:

Somebody posted these all around school, and now I know what it feels like to be proud of ones school.

(via andthesunstillrises)

June 17, 2014
"

Academics have developed complicated theories and obscure jargon in an effort to describe what is now referred to as structural racism, yet the concept is fairly straightforward. One theorist, Iris Marion Young, relying on a famous “birdcage” metaphor, explains it this way: If one thinks about racism by examining only one wire of the cage, or one form of disadvantage, it is difficult to understand how and why the bird is trapped. Only a large number of wires arranged in a specific way, and connected with one another, serve to enclose the bird and ensure it cannot escape.

What is particularly important to keep in mind is that any given wire of the cage may or may not be specifically developed for the purpose of trapping the bird, yet it still operates (together with other wires) to restrict its freedom.

"

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow (via eibmorb)

(Source: newwavefeminism, via ethiopienne)

June 17, 2014
"What makes the non-South Asian person’s use of the bindi problematic is the fact that a pop star like Selena Gomez wearing one is guaranteed to be better received than I would if I were to step out of the house rocking a dot on my forehead. On her, it’s a bold new look; on me, it’s a symbol of my failure to assimilate. On her, it’s unquestionably cool; on me, it’s yet another marker of my Otherness, another thing that makes me different from other American girls. If the use of the bindi by mainstream pop stars made it easier for South Asian women to wear it, I’d be all for its proliferation — but it doesn’t. They lend the bindi an aura of cool that a desi woman simply can’t compete with, often with the privilege of automatic acceptance in a society when many non-white women must fight for it."

Beyond Bindis: Why Cultural Appropriation Matters (via galifreyy)

(via totally-toasty)

June 17, 2014

queen-of-love-and-beauty:

Men who can’t cook, clean, or even do their own laundry are not “cute” and “in need of a woman to care for them”. They are spoiled brats so dependent on gender roles that they never bothered to learn the minimal skills to take care of themselves.

(via somethinglickedthiswaycums)

June 17, 2014
"Being a woman is kind of like being a cyclist in a city where all the cars represent men. You’re supposed to be able to share the road equally with cars, but that’s not how it works. The roads are built for cars and you spend a great deal of physical and mental energy being defensive and trying not to get hurt. Some of the cars WANT you to get hurt. They think you don’t have any place on the road at all. And if you do get hurt by a car, everyone makes excuses that it’s your fault."

— A friend of a friend (via onesmallflowerofeternity)

(via letmeseeyourpiehole)

June 17, 2014
"Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option."

— Maya Angelou  (via joseph-schlichting)

(Source: larmoyante, via fricabis-debent)

June 17, 2014

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June 15, 2014

Anonymous said: Who are you rooting for in the world cup :D ?

bunmom:

the tens of millions of poor brazilians whose country spent $11.5 billion for a sports event lol

June 15, 2014
ladybrun:

theweekmagazine:

SAT scores by family income, in one revealing chart

I hope what people take away from this is that rich people have access to better schools, tutors, educated parents. As well as money for sat prep courses. Whereas poorer people lack these resources and also are juggling work with school to help out their parents, and have poorer nutrition and more stress due to low income family problems.
Rather than thinking rich ppl.are smarter than poor ppl which is a popular belief and stereotype.

ladybrun:

theweekmagazine:

SAT scores by family income, in one revealing chart

I hope what people take away from this is that rich people have access to better schools, tutors, educated parents. As well as money for sat prep courses. Whereas poorer people lack these resources and also are juggling work with school to help out their parents, and have poorer nutrition and more stress due to low income family problems.

Rather than thinking rich ppl.are smarter than poor ppl which is a popular belief and stereotype.

(via ethiopienne)