Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
Something to spice up your Friday… ahah.
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Don’t let this police double talk fool you. Mike Brown was not stopped in connection to any robbery. The police’s original account of the incident along with every eyewitness account confirms that Darren Wilson told Mike Brown to “get on the fucking sidewalk.” Darren Wilson stopped Mike Brown…
As the blog title implies, both L and I are fairly quite…dirty hippieish.
And I can’t speak for L, but I am personally a big environmental freak. Proud tree hugger kinda deal.
But is environmentalism a feminist issue?
I have to say: yes.
First of all, the planet dying just means trouble for…
So, as one of my favorite musicals says it, “Masturbation can be fun.” (That would be hair, for those of you who don’t know.) But the can, I feel, should be replaced with an is. Masturbation is an important part of my daily routine and I’ll tell you why. When I’m stressed out, masturbation makes…
Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.
This is the thing. Women have been doing awesome shit since there was awesome shit to do, we’ve BEEN THERE, if anyone bothered to look.
Oh, they looked. And then maliciously and willfully erased us from the books to keep anyone else from “getting ideas.”
Hell, the first named author in history? Enheduanna, a Sumerian high priestess, poet and lyricist. She’s known as the Shakespeare of Sumerian literature.
The first American mystery novel was written by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor, as well as the first dime novel, and the first crime novel..
“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.”
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
“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
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
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!
Representation in the media matters!!!
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Two cervical cancer vaccines that are recommended for all pre-teen and early teen boys and girls miss the strains most likely to infect black women,…