I’m over seeing women slaughtered and raped on television.

I’m over being told to stop calling out sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, abilism, etc.

I’m over slut shaming.

I’m over being told we don’t need feminism.

I’m over using nude pictures to control women.

Fuck this shit.

I’m also over a lot more stuff, but this is where I am at right now in this particular moment.

vaganja:

atira-patrice:

thahalfrican:

postracialcomments:

The bodies of two Tampa teenagers were discovered Thursday morning on a roadside in Duval County.
Angelia Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Ball, 18, were found about 1 a.m., according to law enforcement. A witness told Jacksonville news station WJAX the teenagers were bound with zip ties and lying on top of one another.
"Two witnesses were driving by and they saw bodies and they called 911," Sgt. T.K. Waters told news station WJXT.
Officers were dispatched to Sisson Drive, near the intersection of Main Street North and Clark Road.
Investigators suspect foul play and are trying to determine the causes of death.
"They were in an area where they would have been noticed, so I think it was fairly recently since they’d been left there,” Waters also told WJXT.
A medical examiner has taken the bodies to determine the cause of death.
"I just don’t understand what happened," Ball’s sister, Crystal Moore, said.
According to Moore, both women had been living in the Jacksonville area off and on for approximately a year and a half.
"I feel like sometimes that I failed," Ball’s mother, Jerlean Moore, said. "What could I have done? What could I have taught her better? It hurts…it really hurts."
It’s a pain that’s only worsened by the fact that no one has been caught.

:(

jesus..

let’s care just as much about black girls being murdered as we do about black boys. signal boost.

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My mom ironed one of my plaid shirts.

What???

My family tends to mix Lays lightly salted chips with Lays salt and vinegar chips. But they do this when they poor themselves a bowl of chips.

I poorer myself a bowl of salt and vinegar chips.

To my surprise I got a god damn lightly salted one.

Who does that to another person, what is this? Riley version of chip roulette??? I did not sign up for this shit!

This weekend my friend was telling me how her 3year old is always touching himself.

My response: nodding “I’m always touching myself too.”

I would be a great parent, too bad I don’t have that intention.

brandx:

Native Filmmakers Shoot Dystopian Drama on Pine Ridge Reservation

It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for "The People," the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

Based out of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Indigene Studios was co-founded in April 2014 by Willi White, Oglala Lakota, and Angel White Eyes, Oglala Lakota and Ojibwa.

“This is our way of giving back to our communities but also expressing ourselves,” White said. “Non-Natives always come here and sell the same narrative to the mainstream media. We want to change that narrative and give a voice to the stories that are already here.”

Click-through to their IndieGoGo campaign!
via Indian Country Today Media Network

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Reasons I LOVE my job!

I love the human experience, this list brought to you from my first two months of full-time shelter work:

1. Asking youth how knowledgeable they are in protecting themselves against STI’s and unwanted pregnancy. Answers as followed:
i) I have a kid, what do you think?
ii) I don’t need them (body language presented like they wanted me to ask why) … Still a virgin.
iii) what’s a female (internal) condom? A long talk about birth control took place — I was in heaven.
iv) a conversation around whether or not plan B was a birth control option.

2. Calling the women they date, “Ladies of the Night”

3. Describing a pad as looking like a Joe Louie. Dead.

4. Cleaning with residents and them tormenting me with thoughts of cock roaches, spiders and worms.

5. A resident chasing me down the stairs trying to give me a hug because a) we had a discussion around boundaries b) he knows it makes me wildly uncomfortable.

6. Discussing what reality tv shows we would excel on. My winners: the Bachelor, Big Brother and Survivor. Honorable mention goes out too Bad Girls Club.

7. Secret Extensions. My white girl bun. And the fact my name is Alisha, a resident couldn’t believe I was white.

8. Actually hearing someone describe their race in percentages. Hearing a explanation of how said person explains race: a drought caused the darkening of the skin. Like what?????

9. Including me in their house community when talking about who participated in the cleaning.

10. The sincere apologies when they are short with me, or perceive themselves to be rude to me, or accidentally swear at me.

11. The conversations when they are drunk or high - why are they called u-ten-cils.

12. Being one residents “Repunzel”

13. Hearing about their dating lives.

14. The inspiration these young people give me. They are trying to navigate the complexities of this world with additionally being street-involved, and having a variety of other things on their plate.

15. That despite having hard days and days I just want to cry, and even though some days I don’t want to go in, I know I am doing what I am passionate about!

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micdotcom:

1,200 aboriginal Canadian women have gone missing over the past 30 years. Hashtag asks #AmINext?

On Aug. 17, Winnipeg police pulled the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine out of the Red River near Alexander Docks.

The scope of the tragedy prompted Holly Jarret of Hamilton, Ont. — cousin to Loretta Saunders, an indigenous woman who was murdered in February at age 26 — to launch the #AmINext hashtag earlier this month.

So, what’s being done about it? | Follow micdotcom

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Roxane Gay Lists 13 Rules for Female Friendships

womensenews:

In “Bad Feminist,” Roxane Gay writes that there are many myths surrounding women’s relationships, those for and against them. In this excerpt from her book of essays, she maps out how to maintain these friendships and befriend other women.

Read the excerpt here.

Brilliant!

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#the more ya know

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When I’ve had a few drinks and try to seduce my boyfriend

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If I could,
I would turn girls into dragons.

Girls whose skin
has been stained by filthy hands,
girls who are forced
to face those familiar hands
day after day,

give them armor.

Girls who are told
that womanhood means duty,
who dig
and sweat
and carry
and labor,
girls who break their backs
on someone else’s burden,

give them spiked spines.

Girls trapped in cycles:
cycles of abuse
addiction
poverty
pain
cycles they can’t even name,
cycling
cycling
down the drain
and thrown out with the bathwater,

give them claws.

Girls
who chomp down on fear
hiding behind their teeth,
who swallow it whole
because it’s the only nourishment they’ll get,

give them razor fangs.

Girls
who thirst for knowledge
in the middle of a drought,
girls whose minds
are considered as real as their suffering,

give them fire
to burst from their mouths
in place of the words that no one hears.

Girls
whose bodies are not their own;
who are meant for decoration
and cannot decorate themselves,
who are meant for pleasure
and cannot pleasure themselves,
who are meant to be examples
and cannot exemplify themselves,

give them wings
to fly far, far away,

taste freedom in the sky,
and see it for what it should be:
a right, not a privilege.

Every girl
who is considered a possession
or a prize
or a plaything,

who lives
confined by people
who call condescension “love”
and manipulation “compromise”
and fear “respect”
and silence “consent,”

give her eyes
that strike terror into the heart
of anyone who would call her weak.

Gift girls with dragonhood
when personhood is a myth.

 Sarah C. (via facina-oris)

This is the most beautiful poem I’ve ever read!

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talizorah-vas-rannoch:

arandomwhitedude:

in-between-cracks:

Brandon Marshall

brandon marshall is a great human being tbh

dayum. nfl should be embarrassed after this.


Great! I’m just curious why a cancer charity not a mental health agency …

talizorah-vas-rannoch:

arandomwhitedude:

in-between-cracks:

Brandon Marshall

brandon marshall is a great human being tbh

dayum. nfl should be embarrassed after this.

Great! I’m just curious why a cancer charity not a mental health agency …

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livelaughponderpray:

zeeheart:

PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

For those of you who dont know why im so upset let me tell you what’s happening in pakistan right now
16 days ago a man named Imran Khan and Tahir-ul Qadri lead a peaceful protest to the government to convince them to step down because he believed that the election for the prime minister was rigged he was leading a revolution he was trying to change pakistan

The protest went on for 16 days and today the people Peacefully said that they wanted to go to the prime minister house and protest there thats when the “police” (you should know that alot of the police resigned because they didnt want to harm the peaceful protesters) started firing at the INNOCENT PEOPLE they fired at the children and women so the men would have to deal with them rather than fight back 
They had CHEMICAL gas that they released at the people

THE GOVERNMENT WON’T LET THE AMBULANCE GET TO THEM THERE ARE PEOPLE NEAR THE BUILDING THAT ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE THEY’VE BEEN SHOT 
AND NOW THEY’RE ORDERING THE “POLICE” TO ARREST IMRAN KHAN

7 INNOCENT PEOPLE HAVE DIED
THERE ARE COUNTLESS INJURED THAT ARE ARE GETTING NO HELP

PLEASE TUMBLR THIS NEEDS ATTENTION 
YOU GUYS HAVE KEPT FERGUSON ALIVE 
YOU GUYS HAVE MADE THE NEWS IN UKRAINE WIDESPREAD
DONT LET THE REVOLUTION HAPPENING PAKISTAN DIE 

PLEASE PRAY FOR PAKISTAN

Update: THEY ARE SENDING DEATH THREATS TO THE NEWS THAT IS AIRING ALL THE INJUSTICE HAPPENING BUT THE PEOPLE ARE STILL STANDING STILL 
UPDATE: THEY ARE ARRESTING THE INJURED NOW
dotfuz

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