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early 20s, future social worker, cat lover, southeast Michigan dweller, white cishet lady, lazy blogger.


standwithpalestine:

South Africans protest against apartheid-Israel’s terrorist attacks on Gaza, after Jumu’ah prayers in Durban, July 25, 2014. (Photos: Rogan Ward / Reuters)

(via blackmagicalgirlmisandry)

— 16 hours ago with 637 notes
Mother:*sings along to the radio* Who dat who dat? I-g-g-y~
baby:b...b-...
Mother:*stops*...Your first words!
baby:B-B...
Mother:C'mon sweetie, you c--
baby:BE QUIET TIFFANY
Mother:W-...W-
Baby:NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I YELLED AT A GIRL LIKE THIS I WAS ROOTING FOR YOU WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU HOW DARE YOU
Mother:I-I--
Baby:YOU DONT KNOW WHERE THE HELL I COME FROM YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH BUT I AM NOT A VICTIM, I GROW FROM IT AND I LEARN
Mother:...
Baby:TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF
— 16 hours ago with 5842 notes
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When you say you’re a feminist…I hope you really know what that means. It means standing up for women of color.

Standing by black women who must deal with being referred to as welfare queens or ratchet.

Being a feminist is standing beside immigrant women who deal with wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and being referred to as leaving anchor babies in America.

It means standing beside Native American women who face domestic violence and rape at unprecedented rates.

It means standing beside Muslim women who choose to live out their faith and face Islamaphobia, sexism and ignorance constantly.

It means standing beside Asian women who have been misrepresented in the media to be thought of as only submissive and quiet.

Please recognize that feminism impacts the lives of every single one of these groups…but we are all women

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— 20 hours ago with 30851 notes

peregrintoolc:

I’m thankful for all the different ways I can eat potatoes

(Source: billycraplan, via parkingstrange)

— 2 days ago with 985361 notes
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My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.

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— 3 days ago with 57918 notes

How does every conversation about undocumented migration from Central America manage to completely ignore the role of American imperialism???

— 3 days ago
#I mean I guess I know why  #because we choose to ignore it  #but I'm getting so angry about it  #fucking educate yourselves