Schrödinger's squirrel
Before I am your daughter,
your sister,
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm.
Girls learn to love and have sexual feelings in a position of low status, and the eroticization of powerlessness is a normal part of the construction of femininity.
Sheila Jeffreys, Unpacking Queer Politics (via hereticswords)

thinkmexican:

Photo Exhibit: Frida Kahlo, Her Photos

Frida Kahlo, Her Photos presents over 200 images from Frida Kahlo’s personal Casa Azul archive in Mexico City. MOLAA’s featured spring exhibition includes images of Frida, by Frida and for Frida. Represented here are a wide range of photographs that shed light on a more personal side of Frida’s life, from family photographs, both traditional portraits and candid shots at the Casa Azul, to mementos of pain, love, and the artistic, intellectual and political milieu in which she lived. This selection from the Casa Azul trove also includes images by Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Man Ray, Tina Modotti, and Edward Weston among others.

Exhibition on view through June 8, 2014 at MOLAA in Long Beach, CA

tardis-thehauntedsexysnogbox:

padalemons:

insertfandomnamehere:

just a few things i’ve collected about tumblr’s view on parenting

dont forget this gem:

this entire post just made my day

lovethyfatness:

[Series of texts by @fatnutritionist, which read: “People are mad at me because they ‘work so hard’ to be fit or lose weight. They have told me this explicitly. It implies that they think my rejecting the values they subscribe to can somehow take away the fitness they’ve worked for. That is totally delusional. If you’ve worked hard for fitness, no amount of fat people rejecting stigma can take that away. So this is obviously not actually about fitness, at all. It’s about the other thing they ‘worked hard’ for: social status. They DO think, and they know, that the social status they have worked hard to earn, through ‘fitness,’ can be devalued. It can be devalued if the hierarchy that rewards them is crushed. Crushed by people rejecting stigma. We can’t take away your fitness or whatever weight you’ve lost. But we can devalue those things by destroying fat stigma. So they are afraid of us, and for good reason. If fat people aren’t stigmatized, then there is no more thin privilege. Remember always, fat people: People are afraid of you because you have an awesome power - to destroy the hierarchy. If they were not afraid of losing their place in the hierarchy, they would not come after you so viciously.” All tweets were accompanied by the hashtag, #notyourgoodfatty]

Read the full thread of Michelle’s tweets on Storify.

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

theuppitynegras:

howtobeterrell:

batchplease:

Lupita Nyong’o does couture for Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces Party.

Why she have to share covers with such basic mediocrity?

that’s what I was thinking she just won and oscar and she’s sharing a cover with a b list actress’s sister and some other chick why?

^ THIS. Mediocre white girls always get all the attention while amazing black women get ignored (or have to share the spotlight with these basic chicks.)

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

theuppitynegras:

howtobeterrell:

batchplease:

Lupita Nyong’o does couture for Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces Party.

Why she have to share covers with such basic mediocrity?

that’s what I was thinking she just won and oscar and she’s sharing a cover with a b list actress’s sister and some other chick why?

^ THIS. Mediocre white girls always get all the attention while amazing black women get ignored (or have to share the spotlight with these basic chicks.)

y10k:

I don’t throw the term genius around loosely, but..

y10k:

I don’t throw the term genius around loosely, but..

azaadi:

Every time a guy comments on women wearing too much makeup, I apply another coat of lipstick.

teacupnosaucer:

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because “Who hired a stripper” shouldn’t be the first thing said to me when I walk into a welding job.

women in trades are treated like such fucking shit. 

teacupnosaucer:

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because “Who hired a stripper” shouldn’t be the first thing said to me when I walk into a welding job.

women in trades are treated like such fucking shit. 

starksfell:

my favourite kind of friendship is one where there’s a mutual understanding of the fact that we both have our own lives so we won’t be able to talk or hang out all the time but when we do talk or hang out it’s like picking up right where we left off 

*rape joke*
MRAs: haha
*prison rape joke*
MRAs: haha
*Michael Jackson rape joke*
MRAs: haha
*Justin Bieber rape joke*
MRAs: haha
Feminist: You shouldn't joke about rape.
MRAs: Shut the fuck up, don't infringe on my free speech, bitch
Feminists: Approximately 1 in 6 men experience sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Here are some ways you can donate and volunteer. Here are some resources for male sexual assault survivors.
MRAs: ......
Feminist: Approximately 1 in 4 women experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Here are some-
MRAs: MEN GET RAPED TOO HOW DARE YOU IGNORE THE POOR MALE RAPE VICTIMS, FEMINISTS ARE SO DISGUSTING THEY ONLY CARE ABOUT WOMEN WHO GET RAPED FUCKING HYPOCRITES
gofro:

alexandramayjewels:

Orange Accessories

gofro.tumblr.comyoutube.com/user/itsagoonthefro
In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.

The Myth of Working Your Way Through College - Svati Kirsten Narula - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)

As the article points out, this is before you take into consideration the cost of living, transportation, health care, or any other costs.

(via jenn2d2)

ghostsfacer:

Sorry but I will reblog this every time I see it because it is just too accurate not to.

ghostsfacer:

Sorry but I will reblog this every time I see it because it is just too accurate not to.