★ 3222 — 1 day ago on 01 Sep '14   viaoriginal

stopirwin:

i have a friend who has been taking birth control since she was 12 because she’s anemic and if she didn’t take it she would bleed out excessively during her period and end up in the hospital

dont fucking tell me that birth control isn’t crucial to people

“The naked female body is treated so weirdly in society. It’s like people are constantly begging to see it, but once they do, someone’s a hoe.”
— Lena Horne (via paarasytes)
★ 134555 — 1 day ago on 01 Sep '14   viaoriginal

micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

★ 26910 — 1 day ago on 01 Sep '14   viaoriginal

thequeerclone:

the fact that there have no leaked nudes in my dashboard proves that i’m following the right people

★ 139402 — 1 day ago on 01 Sep '14   viaoriginal
“In a gender-equal world, Beyoncé could strut her stuff freely because she wouldn’t have to prove her intelligence, even if she was shimmying in a tight-fitting dress. Men have the liberty of shaking their hips without their intelligence being questioned, but women don’t.”
— Elizabeth Plank, Beyonce doesn’t have to choose between her sexuality and feminism (via micdotcom)
★ 7271 — 1 week ago on 26 Aug '14   via

anarcho-queer:

Ferguson Police conveniently forgot to publicly release this part of the footage.

It shows Michael Brown paying for the pack of cigars he supposedly stole.

The officer who murdered Michael did not know he was a ‘suspect of a robbery’, so the tape of him ‘stealing’ the cigars have no relation to the killing.

But this footage is important because it proves that the police are trying to justify Mike’s murder by slandering his character.

★ 52418 — 1 week ago on 26 Aug '14   viaoriginal

eristicka:

cinematic gold in 1993 and still cinematic gold in 2014

★ 258849 — 1 week ago on 26 Aug '14   viaoriginal

todaysdocument:

fordlibrarymuseum:

"As a Republic dedicated to liberty and justice for all, this Nation cannot deny equal status to women."

On August 22, 1974, President Ford signed a proclamation designating August 26 as Women’s Equality Day. That date honored the incorporation of the Nineteenth Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote, into the Constitution on August 26, 1920.

In the proclamation President Ford noted his previous backing of the Equal Rights Amendment and his intention to continue supporting it. “Today I want to reaffirm my personal commitment to that amendment,” he stated. “The time for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment has come just as surely as did the time for the 19th Amendment.”

Representatives Yvonne Brathwait Burke (D-Calif), Barbara Jordan (D-Tex), Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY), Marjorie S. Holt (R-Md), Leonor K. Sullivan (D-Mo), Cardiss Collins (D -Ill), Corinne C. Boggs (D-La), Margaret M. Heckler (R-Mass), Bella S. Abzug (D-NY), Shirley Chisholm (D-NY), Ella T. Grasso (D-Conn), Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo), and Patsy T. Mink (D-Hawaii) attended the signing ceremony held in the Cabinet Room. First Lady Betty Ford and Anne Armstrong, Counsellor to the President, were also present for the signing.

In commemoration of Women’s Equality Day, the National Archives (usnatarchives)  is hosting a discussion in partnership with the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum

Women’s History on the Horizon: The Centennial of Woman Suffrage in 2020 

Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. at the William G. McGowan Theatre

Can’t make it? The discussion will be streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2t48I3j004.

★ 825 — 1 week ago on 26 Aug '14   viaoriginal

the-inspired-lesbian:

Can we just take a moment to talk about how much respect I have for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for allowing their daughter Shiloh to dress and look like a boy because that’s what she wants? These high profile, constantly being watched by the world people, are letting their daughter express herself exactly how she wants - even though it goes against EVERY hetero-normative social norm. 

People always joke about how many kids they have, but you know what? They know how to be good parents, so I am glad they are raising lots of little people. 

★ 7356 — 1 week ago on 23 Aug '14   via