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Here’s a friendly reminder:

caffeinatedfeminist:

-You cannot be sexist toward men. Sexism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against men but you CANNOT be sexist toward them.

-You cannot be racist towards white people. Racism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against white people but you CANNOT be racist toward them.

This is not difficult.

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Saturday July 19th //

avatarskorra:

jessica lange is hotter than me and she’s 64

reject the notion that youth=beauty

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Saturday July 19th //
The human body has always been the central, on-going theme in art. In the 1960s we had happenings such as Fluxus and The Factory. So actual people’s living bodies became part of the art. We decided a long time ago to explore that, as a challenge to hypocrisy. And also for our interests to ask, ‘Where are the boundaries?’ In some cultures you can have six wives and walk around naked, and in others you’ve to be covered head to toe if you’re a woman. It’s arbitrary. Who’s making those rules? People in power. How do they enforce it? Through intimidation and violence. So the body is important as a signifier of an attitude towards how we evolve.
Thursday July 17th //
Thursday July 17th // Filed under: us,
Yes, poor little old you. There we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systemic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. Why don’t you really say what you want to say? “I HAVE NEVER RAPED/HIT/ASSAULTED A WOMAN!” Right? Isn’t this what you really want to say? Yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of MILLIONS of women about poor little old you. I mean, millions of women are being assaulted and oppressed, but you’ve never done it, so why are we making you uncomfortable with these discussions?
Brenda Wambui breaking down the ridiculous “Not all men!” phrase over at Medium. Top-notch work. (via itmac)

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Thursday July 17th //
Sometimes I feel I have to invent a language to talk to you in, though my heart is very full of definite things to say. You stir some very deep part of my soul. Be patient with me and don’t be angry with my peculiarities. I love you very much.
Thursday July 17th //
It’s still you.
It’s still you.

Margaret Atwood, "Shapechangers in Winter" 

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Tuesday July 8th //

ughwhatwhy:

get into the habit of not assuming a person’s gender

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Tuesday July 8th //
Tuesday July 8th //
Tuesday July 8th // Filed under: the office,
do u have any tips on pushing yourself towards future career + ambition as a teen? esp. going into a field as a minority party, presenting a different perspective, etc-- what are your methods, how do you focus on your goals & stomp everything in the path of them, how do you stay motivated and demand to be taken seriously, i want to dominate & i know i can (i'm going into computer science/tech) but need help w/ motivation, starting steps, how do u set urself up for success, mistakes & victories? asked by hollaback1945

arabellesicardi:

  1. stay hungry
  2. you’re replaceable unless and until you prove otherwise
  3. stop focusing on having a method and just do things 
  4. own up and embrace and recognize your mistakes
  5. nobody has time for your ego
  6. don’t apologize for your thoughts or feelings as a matter of politeness or habit
  7. never assume that when people disagree with you they are attacking you personally — it’s honestly not about you
  8. don’t fuck with energy vampires 
  9. find people smarter than you and make them your best friends and mentors 
  10. if you’re running a long game, everyone is important — remember that
  11. see step one, and memorize 

i honestly have never needed motivation or lacked ambition when it has concerned my dreams though. like, it might take me awhile to finish a story or whatever, but…..the hustle???? has never???? been something??? i needed to be convinced into??? take what is yours. it is there. it is waiting. if you don’t, someone else will. you’re not the only one who wants it.

Tuesday July 8th // Filed under: important,
Pain passes for sunlight at some depths.
— Bill Knott (via dolorimeter)
Tuesday July 8th //
I would like to be the air
that inhabits you for a moment
only. I would like to be that unnoticed
& that necessary.
— Margaret Atwood, “Variation on the Word Sleep”, Selected Poems II (via theloupgaroux)

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Tuesday July 8th //