Bare Feet in Grass
So am I. 

So am I. 

When I was 12 boys slid their hand up my thigh and slapped my butt. I smiled and took it because I didn’t know it was okay to say stop. I didn’t know that I could say no. So, when the principal calls telling me my daughter is suspended for punching a boy who wouldn’t stop touching her, I will cook her favorite meals. When she tells me how she cursed at the boy who wouldn’t move his hands off her knee even though she asked him to, I will smile and pull out her favorite movie to watch together. I will celebrate the fact that she accepts her body as her own and knows she has the right to say no. I never want my daughter to think her body belongs to men, because it is her own and my god should she be proud. I will teach her it’s more than okay to say stop, something I wish I had known when I was that age.

don’t be soft, let the world know you exist // 5-26-14 // 9:01AM (via restrictedthoughts)

OH MY GOD FUCKIN YES PREAAAACH THIS IS SO FUCKIN RIGHT

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Women are described in animal terms as pets, cows, sows, foxes, chicks, serpents, bitches, beavers, old bats, old hens, mother hens, pussycats, cats, cheetahs, bird-brains, and hare-brains…‘Mother Nature’ is raped, mastered, conquered, mined; her secrets are ‘penetrated,’ her ‘womb’ is to be put into the service of the ‘man of science.’ Virgin timber is felled, cut down; fertile soil is tilled, and land that lies ‘fallow’ is ‘barren,’ useless. The exploitation of nature and animals is justified by feminizing them; the exploitation of women is justified by naturalizing them.
Karen J. Warren Ecological Feminism (via timemarauder)
takealookatyourlife:

I have incorrectly been saying ‘burqa’ when I meant ‘niqab’ for maybe my whole life.

The more you know. 

takealookatyourlife:

I have incorrectly been saying ‘burqa’ when I meant ‘niqab’ for maybe my whole life.

The more you know. 

thesoftghetto:

Mike Brown’s parents lead protest along North Florissant #ferguson

robowolves:

trimcoast:


my hand slipped

with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”

robowolves:

trimcoast:

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my hand slipped

with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”

jessehimself:

I recorded this last night. The volume was mad low because my daughter was sleeping, so that’s my annoying mistake. But the audio is clear, just turn up your volume or use headphones and listen closely to the astonishingly malicious reporting from CNN International (which takes over American CNN every night for some reason).

They have 3 [Black] eyewitnesses, which they completely disregard by framing a false equivalency with— and I’m not making this up, "an anonymous caller who did NOT witness the shooting BUT is a friend of the officers"

Whaaaaaat? You’re rebutting 3 eyewitnesses with  an anonymous caller who did NOT even see the events AND is a friend of the shooter? Really?

Where they do that at?

CNN continues, “"an anonymous caller who did NOT witness the shooting BUT is a friend of the officers says Michael Brown was the aggressor, which CNN has CONFIRMED matches the account officer Wilson gave authorities.”

Oh, you confirmed it did you? Of course it matches, she’s representing the guy who will literally say anything to stay out of jail. She already admitted that she could not possibly know if what she’s saying is true, and CNN broadcasts it around the world. Think about that. They use the word “confirmed” in an attempt to add validity to propoganda, while making it sound like they did some work.  

Then, as if that wasn’t crazy enough, they immediately play the ANONYMOUS person’s call/version of events on TV!! (With captioning to make sure the narrative really burns into your consciousness.) Her version has literally zero merit. They did not play any of the eyewitness accounts and went straight to a play-by-play from someone who WASN’T EVEN THERE??!!

That is a gross violation of journalistic responsibility and public trust.

The question is not “if” but why; why have news networks chosen a side?

(Granted, none of these accounts are given under oath; none are automatically true. But at least ask people who could possibly be of value.)

I was thinking today about Michael Brown as the first protestor. His refusal to move out of the street, although he may not have known it, was an act of protest against the bigotry, institutional racism, and oppression in his town. So many people believe (I do too) that we have to teach our boys to obey the police if they want to stay alive, but I also believe there is another message that needs to be heralded and that is, ‘some things are worth dying for’…” ~Pastor Tyshawn Gardner, Plum Grove Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, AL
Cited by @professorcrunk, Dr. Brittany Cooper at Turning Tables Teach-In, Bringing Our Faith to the Fight For Justice (via grammerciestuff)

jessehimself:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO)

I hate people generally, but I like people individually.

introverts (via janesblueheaven)

This.

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» me

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exactly!

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