monroesimon:

appolsaucy:

hedlunds:

im tired of things costing money

“Black feminism emerged as a theoretical and practical effort demonstrating that race, gender, and class are inseparable in the social worlds we inhabit. At the time of its emergence, Black women were frequently asked to choose whether the Black movement or the women’s movement was most important. The response was that this was the wrong question. The more appropriate question was how to understand the intersections and interconnections between the two movements. We are still faced with the challenge of understanding the complex ways race, class, gender, sexuality, nation and ability are intertwined—but also how we move beyond these categories to understand the interrelationships of ideas and processes that seem to be separate and unrelated.”

Angela Davis

Quote is from a recent interview titled Progressive Struggles Against Insidious Capitalist Individualism: Interview With Angela Davis and provides an important look at intersectionality as lived by her (clearly, if you know her history) and Black women in general. 

zanetehaiden:

Yes mother I have slept for thirteen hours straight but Jesus slept for three days straight and started a religion so I don’t wanna hear it

bowie-wowie:

polaroids of gillian anderson and david duchovny on the set of the x files

gjmueller:

The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls

For young women of color, progress has been painfully slow, says a new report from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the National Women’s Law Center. The report argues that gender and racial stereotypes — combined with unequal distribution of school resources and overly punitive disciplinary practices, among other factors — have created a climate where African-American girls are more likely than any other group of girls to be suspended, expelled or held back entirely.

The report shows that African-American girls are doing worse than the national average for girls on almost every measure of academic achievement. Globally, the United Nations has warned that gender inequality in education wastes vital human capital and stifles economic growth. As one of its Millennium Development Goals, the U.N. set an ambitious objective of eliminating the gender gap in education at all levels by 2015.

empty-venus:

Breaking news: White fuckboys on twitter bitching how funny it is that Beyoncé is a feminist when she and her dancers were provocative and half naked. Despite feminism being about empowerment and a woman’s right to do whatever the hell she pleases with it, they just don’t seem to be able to grasp this concept.

In other news, men still don’t know what feminism is, still bitter that they aren’t Beyoncé and still making themselves look like asses on the internet.

And now the weather.

trebled-negrita-princess:

hoelita:

moonfuls:

hoelita:

do white people know how to write love poems without mentioning cigarettes

Do people know how to write text posts without mentioning white people?

how are you talking without lips?

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“Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master … and you’re mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.” 

G R E E N D A L E   S E V E N  Appreciation  Week(s) | Day Nine
↳ Annie Edison Love Day

"You’re Annie. You like puzzles and little monsters on your pencil. And some guy named Mark Ruffalo. You’re a fierce competitor and a sore loser. And you expect everybody to be better than who they are, and you expect yourself to be better than everyone."

“I want to make a few things perfectly clear. Trans women are women. Period. End of story. We’re not “women who used to be men.” We’re not “men who identify as women.” We’re not “males who identify as women.” We’re not “men who became women.” WE ARE WOMEN. Stop putting qualifiers on our womanhood. It’s offensive, hurtful and cruel to insinuate otherwise. Our past, present, and futures are ours to define and no one else’s. Even if we didn’t figure out that we were trans until well into our adult lives, it absolutely does not mean that we were ever boys or men. Many trans women female that they’ve always been girls, or at the very least, that they’ve never been boys. You don’t have any right to tell me, or any other trans person, that they were ever a particular gender, just as I have no right to tell you what gender you are. A trans woman who was obligated to present as male for most of her young life is was no more “born a man” than a lesbian who was obligated to date men for most of her young life “used to be straight.””

Please Stop Saying That Trans Women Were “Born Boys” | Autostraddle (via brutereason)

get to know meme - [1/5] current celebrity crushes: Rihanna

"People think, because we’re young, we aren’t complex, but that’s not true. We deal with life and love and broken hearts in the same way a woman a few years older might."

Simon Baker for Givenchy Gentlemen Only Barber Edition (x)

deadgirlshoes:

*Remus and Tonks losing Teddy in a crowded place*

"What does your son look like?"

"Good question"

M