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ammit420:

chillin wit one hand in my shorts not sexually jus coolin

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feanorr:

plot twist: humanity learns from its history

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"32,975"

That’s the number of arrest warrants issued in Ferguson last year for nonviolent crimes. Compare that to the population of 21,135 people.

Ferguson is making bank off its own citizens

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If the storing of Britain’s nuclear weapons (and base of Trident being) at the River Clyde in Glasgow is not something you regard as reminiscent of environmental racism then you need to think again.

-teesa-:

8.26.14

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blackqualad:

why are people so worried about if feminism hates men and not worried about how men virulently and violently hate women and commit acts of violence against them

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terrakion:

i think cis gay males should keep the words slut and whore out of their urls but that’s just me

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Nicki Minaj is not a woman who easily slides into the roles assigned to women in her industry or elsewhere. She’s not polished, she’s not concerned with her reputation, and she’s certainly not fighting for equality among mainstream second-wave feminists. She’s something else, and she’s something equally worth giving credence to: a boundary-breaker, a nasty bitch, a self-proclaimed queen, a self-determined and self-made artist. She’s one of the boys, and she does it with the intent to subvert what it means. She sings about sexy women, about fucking around with different men. She raps about racing ahead in the game, imagines up her own strings of accolades, and rolls with a rap family notorious for dirty rhymes, foul mouths, and disregard for authority and hegemony.

While Beyoncé has expanded feminist discourse by reveling in her role as a mother and wife while also fighting for women’s rights, Minaj has been showing her teeth in her climb to the top of a male-dominated genre. Both, in the process, have expanded our society’s idea of what an empowered women looks like — but Minaj’s feminist credentials still frequently come under fire. To me, it seems like a clear-cut case of respectability politics and mainstreaming of the feminist movement: while feminist writers raved over Beyoncé’s latest album and the undertones of sexuality and empowerment that came with it, many have questioned Minaj’s decisions over the years to subvert beauty norms using her own body, graphically talk dirty in her work, and occasionally declare herself dominant in discourse about other women. (All of these areas of concern, however, didn’t seem to come into play when Queen Bey did the same.)

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Nicki Minaj’s Feminism Isn’t About Your Comfort Zone: On “Anaconda” and Respectability Politics | Autostraddle (via becauseiamawoman)

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Anonymous asked: What people don't understand about 'cultural appropriation' is that you can't appropriate from white/western culture, BECAUSE almost everything about white/western culture is either previously appropriated from another culture, or has its basis in a previous appropriation.

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Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.

"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.

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— Laurie Penny, “This isn’t ‘feminism.’ It’s Islamophobia.” (via octoberchan)

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yeslgbt:

Anyone else find the Better Together broadcast from tonight utterly patronising?

Women are:  Confused.  Scared.  Relatively uninterested.  Advised by their husbands.  Capable only of thinking in relation to their children.  And finally, in the fucking kitchen.  An absolute freebie from the sexist and insulting Better Together campaign.  Thank you and vote yes.

yeslgbt:

Anyone else find the Better Together broadcast from tonight utterly patronising?

Women are:  Confused.  Scared.  Relatively uninterested.  Advised by their husbands.  Capable only of thinking in relation to their children.  And finally, in the fucking kitchen.  An absolute freebie from the sexist and insulting Better Together campaign.  Thank you and vote yes.

hbcreative:

#FERGUSON

     I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?

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