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“We have to listen to people. Folks want to believe that genitals and biology are like destiny! All these designations are based on a penis, however many inches that is, and then a vagina. And that’s supposed to say all these different things about who people are. When you think about it, it’s kind of ridiculous. People need to be willing to let go of what they think they know about what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman. Because that doesn’t necessarily mean anything inherently. Folks are just really uncomfortable with that sense of uncertainty, or that shift.”

– Laverne Cox for TIME Magazine (via fuckyeahlavernecox)

Slut Shaming: The Real Truth »

feministhippies:

feministhippies:

Alright. So as a sexually active woman, one of the most annoying things in the world is slut shaming. In case you’re not sure on what slut shaming is, it’s bullying a female for sleeping with “too many” people. One of the most annoying parts of slut shaming is that it’s a double standard. A man…

One thing that really bothers me too is that just as often, women are the one’s criticizing other women’s sexual habits. How often does one of your girl friend’s talk about another girl like, omg she’s such a slut. That whore ran off with my boyfriend.

Um, sorry to say, but if your boyfriend left you for another girl, it’s of his own free will, and it’s a two way street. They are both at fault, but it’s usually the girls’ sexuality that is insulted.

It’s really a way to maintain a system of oppression, when the oppressed are doing the oppressing. 

It’s why all those stereotypes like “girls are catty” and “backstabbing” are hurtful, and why lot’s of girls try to distance themselves from femininity. “I’m not like other girls… I’m different.”

We need to be united! Girl power FTW

-A

feministhippies:

portraitsofboston:

     “My family is from Eritrea, and I’m really interested in going back and working there.”     “What do you like the most about Eritrea?”     “I like the people because they are very humble, sweet and dignified. They work really hard, and they don’t experience the same social inequalities that exist in this country. They are a lot more united than the people here. I feel that the warmth is missing here. The thread that weaves this country together is money, not meeting people’s needs.”     “Why do you think Eritreans are more united?”     “I think African culture has always been more communalist. People live in close proximity to each other, and you are raised by your village. You can’t afford to be individualistic in a society that doesn’t have much, so the village or commune shares a water well. Individualism kind of sprouted out in Europe.  When Europeans started extracting resources from Africa and elsewhere, they were able to build a society in which people had more. Africans have never taken resources in abundance from other countries in the same way. I think the whole theory of development came from the West. What is developed? Exploiting the Earth? That’s degenerative. The term development is relative and is defined within a Western framework.”

sing it girl <3

feministhippies:

portraitsofboston:

     “My family is from Eritrea, and I’m really interested in going back and working there.”
     “What do you like the most about Eritrea?”
     “I like the people because they are very humble, sweet and dignified. They work really hard, and they don’t experience the same social inequalities that exist in this country. They are a lot more united than the people here. I feel that the warmth is missing here. The thread that weaves this country together is money, not meeting people’s needs.”
     “Why do you think Eritreans are more united?”
     “I think African culture has always been more communalist. People live in close proximity to each other, and you are raised by your village. You can’t afford to be individualistic in a society that doesn’t have much, so the village or commune shares a water well. Individualism kind of sprouted out in Europe.  When Europeans started extracting resources from Africa and elsewhere, they were able to build a society in which people had more. Africans have never taken resources in abundance from other countries in the same way. I think the whole theory of development came from the West. What is developed? Exploiting the Earth? That’s degenerative. The term development is relative and is defined within a Western framework.”

sing it girl <3

New Admin! Hooray!

feministhippies:

Alright. Hello. A told me to write a short bit about myself and post it on the blog. So here goes. I’ll refer to myself as L on all of my posts. I’m a mostly liberal, outgoing, confident, open-minded human being. Feel free to ask questions about anything. I like to educate people on feminism, sex, cannabis, and gay rights. You can ask me my political stance on anything and feel free to talk to me about anything. I’m friendly, I don’t bite! Okay. I think that’s good. Hooray! :D

eeep exciting! 

babycakesbriauna:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

postwhitesociety:

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!!!

:)

Have some cute

Dawww

babycakesbriauna:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

postwhitesociety:

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!!!

:)

Have some cute

Dawww

alliefaithers:

When you send a girl home from school because her shorts or too short, or her clothing is immodest, you are telling her that hiding her body is more important than her education. You are telling her that making sure the boys have a distraction-free learning environment is more important than her education. In a way, you’re telling her that the boys are more entitled to an education than she is, and that isn’t acceptable.