Femmagic
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (via blackatheists)

I needed this.

(via queenshulamit)

bitteroreo:

white women when you derail a conversation about uplifting, supporting, protecting, loving black girls, and black women with “All girls, all women” you are the equivalent of when men derail your conversations to say “not all men”.

brutalboobs:

silhouettes-of-my-soul:

here’s a tip: if you start dating a depressed person, don’t be surprised if they are still depressed while they are dating you.
they’re not depressed because they’re single, and you are not an all-powerful cure for mental illnesses. just be there for them.

REAL

FUCKING

TALK

Radical feminists: the sex industry is dangerous to women!
Sex workers: I experience these dangers and also depend on my job to support myself, so will you support me in making my working conditions safer?
Radical feminists: the sex industry results in human trafficking!
Sex workers: actually, sex trafficking statistics are confused with trafficking statistics for domestic labor and often include voluntary sex workers such as migrant workers.
Radical feminists: the sex industry causes rape!
Sex workers: we're at risk of violence due to stigma surrounding our work that results in an inability to report that basically allows rapists to target us without giving us any recourse.
Radical feminists: we need to shut down the sex industry to protect these women!
Sex workers: forcing us out of our jobs is just going to force us into poverty though, why don't you listen to us and help us make our work safer?
Radical feminists: false consciousness! handmaidens of the patriarchy!
Sex workers: I thought you wanted to help us?
Radical feminists: fuck you for selling out women! You deserve what you get! Throwing women under the bus!
Sex workers: . . .
Radical feminists: I only care about trafficked women!
Sex trafficking survivors: criminalization actually makes things worse for us by contributing to stigma, statist violence and limiting our ability to access support through peer-based organizations and other workers
Radical feminists: abolish the sex industry!
Sex workers and trafficking survivors: . . .

prettyblackpastel:

wifigirl2080:

Q&A with Miles Jai #30: BLACK OPULENCE (x)

This is so important inspirational

<3 this.

straight couple: *make out in public at random intervals in weird places*
straight couple: *grabs each other's asses in public*
straight couple: *are not in any way inconspicuous about the fact that they are feeling each other up in public*
gay couple: *holds hands in public*
straight people: that is VILE and it is CORRUPTING my entire FAMILY. my grandmother is crying. my children have all shit their pants at the same time. WHO WILL THINK OF THE CHILDREN

digg:

This is unacceptable. (via MotherJones

hylianears:

micdotcom:

Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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From their announcement:

For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.