1. itsdcat:

    @hereshestands

    (via talktomahand)

     

  2. awritersruminations:

    She is drawing and redrawing herself,
    her skin sore from erasure.

    —Esther Morgan, from “Self Portrait

     
  3. alwayspro-choice:

    proudly-pro-choice:

    It’s unimaginable and disgusting that this happens to children that don’t even understand what’s happening to them.

    -Allie

    I have to admit I don’t know how I was expecting this to end…but certainly not like that!

    (Source: nixoninajar, via talktomahand)

     
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  6. Lemme fuck you up with some knowledge right quick

    coochietickler:

    The ONLY reason white people really believe black pride is white hate, is simply because white pride IS MOST DEFINITELY black hate (along with all the other colors)

    (via pardonmewhileipanic)

     
  7. bitch-media:

    Angelia Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Ball, 18. Photo via YouCaring.

    The opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference. Early last Thursday morning, the murdered bodies of two young black teen girls who were sex workers had been dumped on the side of the road in Jacksonville, FL.

    The following day, Jamilah Lemieux wrote a sharp and impassioned piece on Ebony challenging the community to care about their murders: Angelia Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Ball, 18, were friends and exotic dancers. The response has been slow and the public outcry has been minimal. 

    Continue reading Aya de Leon’s Two Teens Who Were Sex Workers Were Murdered—Will America Pay Attention?” at BitchMedia.org.

     
  8. hoparamore:

    manasaysay:

    rabbrakha:

    Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

    SO IMPORTANT.

    I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.

    My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).

    There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.

    It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.

    Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening.
    So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.

    It’s ridiculous how men think periods are disgusting. Like I’m sorry that my body is normally working and able to welcome your beautiful and wonderful baby. I am very not sorry to be a woman and to disgust you.

    (Source: baawri, via talktomahand)

     

  9. prochoice-or-gtfo:

    literally every 90 seconds someone dies during pregnancy or childbirth and there’s still people who say pregnancy is completely safe? -Yar

    (via frickyeahfeminism)

     

  10. #231 Because of Jim Buchy.

    365reasonstobeafeminist:

    Jim Buchy is a Republican Ohio state legislator who is currently doing his best to illegalise abortion in Ohio with the exception of cases where a woman’s life is in danger. 

    In the recent Al Jazeera documentary The Abortion War, Buchy was asked the question:

    What do you think makes a woman want to have an abortion?

    His reply:

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    Now, see what happens when we let old white men into politics? 

    (via frickyeahfeminism)