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shiporsink:

lilkittygrl:

you-can-call-me-carl:

How come a girl can wear guys clothes and look cute or wear a suit and look hot, but when a guy wears a dress or a skirt it’s weird?

because our society thinks it’s degrading to be feminine

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mcstump:

dear straight people,

aye yo tumblr, we need to talk about how this slam poem will fucking change your life

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(via When Does a Woman Owe You Sex? Check This Chart - Mic)

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Yet, if art critics and audiences are willing to recognize Walker’s genius in capturing this legacy of the whitened Brown Sugar Sphinx, could we not also recognize that Nicki Minaj similarly and brilliantly engages these politics via performance art (much like fellow pop star Lady Gaga and their predecessor, Grace Jones, an obvious influence)? Nicki’s gaze is defiant as she looks directly at the camera—not unlike her aggressive challenge of the male gaze in her earlier song and video “Lookin Ass N***“—and she disrupts stereotypical notions of femininity by sporting blue Jordans in lieu of stiletto heels. Her image is aggressively raunchy instead of submissively “come hither” sexy. (via Nicki Minaj: A Brown Sugar Sphinx Riddle)

Yet, if art critics and audiences are willing to recognize Walker’s genius in capturing this legacy of the whitened Brown Sugar Sphinx, could we not also recognize that Nicki Minaj similarly and brilliantly engages these politics via performance art (much like fellow pop star Lady Gaga and their predecessor, Grace Jones, an obvious influence)? Nicki’s gaze is defiant as she looks directly at the camera—not unlike her aggressive challenge of the male gaze in her earlier song and video “Lookin Ass N***“—and she disrupts stereotypical notions of femininity by sporting blue Jordans in lieu of stiletto heels. Her image is aggressively raunchy instead of submissively “come hither” sexy. (via Nicki Minaj: A Brown Sugar Sphinx Riddle)

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diversityinya:

Source: “LGBT Young Adult Books 2003–13: A Decade of Slow But Steady Change” by Malinda Lo

Click through to read the whole thing if you’re interested in the representation of LGBTQ people in YA books, because it’s complicated!

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Bwahahahahhaa, oh ireland. Clisare is the best.

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theuppitynegras:

but happy 4th of July doe

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noteenshame:

Christina Martinez

I love this a lot. 

noteenshame:

Christina Martinez

I love this a lot. 

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Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.
Zooey Deschanel  (via 5000letters)

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In 1981, 21,000 Spanish women came to the UK for abortion. Their daughters may be doing the same this year #prochoice

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In 1981, 21,000 Spanish women came to the UK for abortion. Their daughters may be doing the same this year #prochoice

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