grahamcoxoff:

cool idea on how to show appreciation for a culture other than appropriating: pick up a book and learn about it, maybe even visit it

bonus: you will probably learn why it is unacceptable and inappropriate for you to do the thing you originally planned on doing

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lovelyandbrown:

kinkynproud:

africanfashion:

Amanda shares: Last week while in the grocery store, our 5 yr old daughter Macy, home from Ethiopia almost three years, grabbed the latest issue of “O” magazine off the rack and yells, “MOMMA, LOOK! THIS LADY HAS BIG HAIR JUST LIKE ME!”. Made me (and everyone else in line) giggle. Love that my girl is proud of her big, free hair!
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Representation in the media matters!!!

awwwww!

what a sweet moment.

lovelyandbrown:

kinkynproud:

africanfashion:

Amanda shares: Last week while in the grocery store, our 5 yr old daughter Macy, home from Ethiopia almost three years, grabbed the latest issue of “O” magazine off the rack and yells, “MOMMA, LOOK! THIS LADY HAS BIG HAIR JUST LIKE ME!”. Made me (and everyone else in line) giggle. Love that my girl is proud of her big, free hair!

Source

Representation in the media matters!!!

awwwww!

what a sweet moment.

As Eleanor Flexner’s outstanding study of the women’s movement reveals, women abolitionists accumulated invaluable political experiences, without which they could not have effectively organized the campaign for women’s rights more than a decade later.

Women developed fundraising skills, they learned how to distribute literature, how to call meetings- and some even became strong public speakers. Most important of all, they became efficient in the use of the petition, which would become the central tactical weapon of the women’s rights campaign.

Angela Davis’s Women, Race, and Class

http://teaandfeminism.tumblr.com/post/92574601924/euo-thebootyfandom-euo-its-2014-and

teaandfeminism:

euo:

thebootyfandom:

euo:

It’s 2014 and people still don’t realize that you can’t be a feminist if you’re racist

Technically this is wrong

It’s 2014 and people still don’t realize that you can’t be a feminist if you’re racist

Feminism doesn’t exist independently of the…

Nope, sorry. If feminists of color/trans feminists want to disassociate with “feminists” who hurt and actively oppress them then they have every right to do so. If white/cis women, in solidarity with feminists of color/transwomen want to disassociate with racist/transphobic “feminists” then they have every right to do so. If trans feminists/feminists of color want to carve out a space for themselves in which they are not triggered by racist/transphobic fuckery then I say do that. If you are racist/transphobic then you are actively against a large demographic of women and seeing as to how feminism is a movement for women…the rest of us should reserve the right to not associate with you. Not wanting to associate yourself with racists and transphobes is not a problem and should never be a problem. - Shanice

Take Free Classes in Art, History, Social Justice and More at MIT

blackaudacity:

tomearlartist:

medievalpoc:

MIT is offering free online courses in many topics that might be of interest to followers of this blog!

I know many of us can’t afford the kind of tuition that these institutions charge. Luckily, MIT is offering older courses for free to people interested in learning on their own time.

These classes can be taken at their own pace, or you can just peruse them for articles and texts of interest to you. Self-directed learning can be very gratifying, and you can do the assignments if you wish.

To see what kind of courses are offered, go to the main index:

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Choose "Find Course by Topic":

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You’ll see that you can narrow down these topics by sub-topic and specialty:

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Then, scroll down to see your results:

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When you click on a course, a window will pop up, and you can select “View Course”:

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This will take you to the course, where you can browse the syllabus, required texts, readings, assignments, and more!

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Important: Although main texts for the course may need to be purchased, it is worthwhile to search Google Books for them, and check to see if some of the assigned readings are available in the preview sections of the ebook. (Many instructors advise students to do this in the beginning of classes!)

Moreover, MANY OF THE ASSIGNED READINGS HAVE EMBEDDED LINKS TO PDFS OF THE READING ASSIGNMENTS. They are included, and will NOT need to be purchased.

Of course these classes are “As taught in 2010” or otherwise a few years “out of date”, but it’s very unlikely that the class structure or materials will have changed much.

They have many Math and Science courses as well as Humanities, History, and Social Sciences.

You also have the option to browse only Video/Audio Presentations, Lecture Notes, classes with Online Textbooks, or Interactive Simulations.

Happy Learning!

Free access to online college classes!!!

this is absolutely the most amazing thing ever, thank you so much!

Because we don’t speak about sex, there is no socially acceptable language surrounding it. So the language of porn has jumped in to fill that space, and that’s an issue, because in a male-dominated industry the language of porn is all too often male-generated. The person who coined the term “finger blasting” didn’t have a vagina. The person who coined the term, “getting your ass railed” never got their ass railed. Pounding, hammering, banging… And language matters, because when the only language you have available is abusive and one-directional, in terms of having things done to you, it creates a very weird view of how sex works.

Porn Is Dead, Long Live Sex | VICE United States (via sinshine)

"beat the pussy up"

"tear that ass up"

"smashed that shit"

Porn has created a fucked up mindset and you cannot tell me it hasn’t

It’s not okay when you see nothing but

"MONSTER DICK DESTROYS TEEN PUSSY"

"SLUTS POUNDED FOR HOURS"

There is no intimacy. There is no sensitivity

Just the vagina as a masturbation toy for the penis to use.

Not two or more human beings coming together and actually ENJOYING themselves.

(via sourcedumal)

This is actually too real

(via find-a-way-out)

rniguelangel:

theonion:

clickholeofficial:

Beyoncé Makes Susan B. Anthony Look Like A Shit-Sucking Gutter Feminist

From our sister publication, ClickHole

The ironic thing about this article is that it’s satire that’s supposed to be making fun of Beyonce’s feminism by comparing her to a “great” feminist like S.B. Anthony, when actually, Beyonce /is/ a better feminist than S.B. Anthony. Like S.B. Anthony was a fucking racist puta who only care about white femininity and stepped on black men and women in order to achive ~suffrage~ like… lmao ??  Susan B. Anthony /IS/ A Shit-Sucking Gutter Feminist


This. I was never here for Susan B. Anthony.-Shanice

rniguelangel:

theonion:

clickholeofficial:

Beyoncé Makes Susan B. Anthony Look Like A Shit-Sucking Gutter Feminist

From our sister publication, ClickHole

The ironic thing about this article is that it’s satire that’s supposed to be making fun of Beyonce’s feminism by comparing her to a “great” feminist like S.B. Anthony, when actually, Beyonce /is/ a better feminist than S.B. Anthony. Like S.B. Anthony was a fucking racist puta who only care about white femininity and stepped on black men and women in order to achive ~suffrage~ like… lmao ??  Susan B. Anthony /IS/ A Shit-Sucking Gutter Feminist

This. I was never here for Susan B. Anthony.

-Shanice

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