"When did Martin Luther King get transformed from a revolutionary civil rights leader that the FBI feared into a teddy bear that only says “I Have A Dream” when you pull the string?"

— Hari Kondabolu  (via thefemcritique)

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donrickles:

popthirdworld:

Who killed Reza Berati? We’re getting closer. PNG police confirm there are five suspects: three PNG locals and two expats (likely Australians). Two of the PNG locals have been arrested: one worked for G4S (security corporation working in Manus), the other worked for the Salvation Army. Dear lord.

I got a tweet on Q&A last night. I really don’t think the Libs can imagine what’s it’s like to be unemployed with no money, no family, no connections, no assets and then BAM no dole. Thankfully I’ve never been in that situation because my parents supported me when I was unemployed and helped me out… but I can imagine how awful it would have been if they hadn’t. I don’t know how I would have survived.

I got a tweet on Q&A last night. I really don’t think the Libs can imagine what’s it’s like to be unemployed with no money, no family, no connections, no assets and then BAM no dole. Thankfully I’ve never been in that situation because my parents supported me when I was unemployed and helped me out… but I can imagine how awful it would have been if they hadn’t. I don’t know how I would have survived.

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earthlydreams:

feminismisatrick:

misanthrpologie:

Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan

Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.

You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.

As a South Asian American feminist, let me remind everyone that oppression is not a competition.

Just because we fight one type of sexism doesn’t mean we don’t care about other instances of sexism that don’t affect us directly in our day to day lives.

My heart goes out to this woman and the hundreds of other victims like her. I want to educate people about these kinds of incidents. I support organizations that help women like this.

You may think that dress code issues are trivial, but they are related to a larger issue of women’s bodily autonomy, which affects women’s health and safety.

So please, let’s try to bring awareness and bring about change instead of insulting entire groups of people because they are facing issues that are less scary than the one presented.

oppression is not a competition

thank you so much for this wording

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nystic:

this is important please spread

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ibelieveyouitsnotyourfault:

By Clementine Bastow

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Dear Young Person:

You are eight years old. Your aunt has given you a biscuit tin full of antique costume jewelry: there are Venetian glass beads and gold filigree things and tiny little snuff boxes set with enamel flowers. Even the tin itself is beautiful, covered…

The Park Bench Where You Eat Your Lunch Will Be Your Bed Someday

Cycle - Roberta Sykes

The revolution is conceived
as a babe in the womb;
It is, as a foetus,
An idea — a twinkle only
in men’s eyes and a silent knowing
in women;
Yet it lives.

The revolution is alive
while it lives
within us;
Beating, making our hearts warm,
Our minds strong, for we know
that justice is inevitable —
like birth.

Unaware of what they see,
They watch us;
We grow stronger and threaten
to burst our skin;
They do not realize
that the revolution
is near birth

That it threatens to spill
from this succoured womb
To the long-ready world
Which has not prepared
Even in this long time of waiting.

We do not always talk
of our pregnancy
for we are pregnant
with the thrust of freedom;
And our freedom looks to others
As a threat.

Yet we must be free, we know it,
And they know it,
For our freedom is not a gift
To be bestowed,
But torn from those
Who seek to keep us down.

We must stand up, raise our arms
To the sun, breathe deep the free air,
And our children
Cavort as new-born, trouble-free.

The revolution lives. It lives
within us. Birth is imminent.
It cannot be bought off,
pushed back, held off.
The revolution will spring forward
As surely
As the child will leave the womb
—When it is ready;
We must make haste preparing
while biding our time.