10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won’t... →
ynannadjehuty: oxfordcommas: Consequently, here’s my top-10 list of things everyone should know about the economic roots of slavery. 1) Slavery laid the foundation for the modern international economic system. The massive infrastructure required to move 8 to 10 million Africans halfway around the world built entire cities in England and France, such as Liverpool, Manchester and Bordeaux....
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Boys are rarely told that their virginity is a gift, or indeed that their...– Emily Maguire in ‘Like a Virgin’ for The Monthly (via monocled—misanthrope) basically, young (cis) boys are taught to be predators. young (cis) girls are taught to be prey. (via deliciouskaek) Yep, and cis girls who speak of their own pleasure as a priority are immediately demonized for the...
I’ve really tried to understand the Israelis. I used to work on a farm in...– Mohammed al-Khoudry a Palestinian farmer in Gaza. (via sometimesieatchocolate)
My Friend Was Raped While She Slept
Tonight my heart feels heavy. My friend Jill* came over to tell me she was raped. Every day I passionately talk about the need to help rape victims, to believe them, offer them support, and not blame them, but when it happens to someone near and dear to you, no amount of reading will prepare you for the shock. We were sitting in my kitchen, she drinking a glass of wine, me munching on cookies...
Thousands Gathered in D.C. for Women's Rights →
Last Saturday, August 18th, 2012, thousands of women and men from all over the United States gathered on the U.S. Capitol to raise their voices and say, “No More!” A banner flew with the U.S. Capito
Shaping a Latina Feminist Identity →
Flyover Feminism has crossposted my latest blog post. Check it out!
For the Men Who Still Don't Get It →
utes4lyfe: What if all women were bigger and stronger than you And thought they were smarter What if women were the ones who started wars What if too many of your friends had been raped by women wielding giant dildos and no K-Y Jelly What if the state trooper who pulled…
Teen girl from Egypt has just reinvented space... →
abaldwin360: obi-wankenblowme: oppressedbrowngirlsdoingthings: fyeahcarlsagan: Egyptian Aisha Mustafa, 19, has dazzled the physics world with a new invention that could launch spacecraft off the Earth’s surface and soaring through space without any fuel. Space is filled with a billowing sea of quantum particles that jump in and out of existence, and Aisha Mustafa proposes using thin...
I Write About Feminism: Some facts about women in... →
iwriteaboutfeminism: Women make up 51% of the US population and 56% of all voters. Since the first Congress, 11,699 people have served in the House and Senate. Of these, 215 have been women. That’s 2%. 47 of these women were elected or appointed to Congress to fill their deceased husband’s seat. Currently, 17 of the 100 members of the Senate are women. There are 73 women in the 435 member...
Cookies for Breakfast: So a Girl Walks into a... →
breakfastcookie: This is something that happened to a friend of mine in her own words. “So, on Friday night my friend and I were at her house and wanted to get out and do something for the evening. We brainstormed ideas and she brought up the idea of seeing a show at the Laugh Factory. I’d never been, I thought…
When, as happened recently in France, an attempt is made to coerce women out of...– Arundhati Roy (via jahanzebjz)
"More than 2.6 billion women live in countries... →
jessicavalenti: From the always-brilliant Zohra Moosa.