“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)
★ 6768 — 2 days 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.

★ 52252 — 2 days ago on 26 Aug '14   viaoriginal

eristicka:

cinematic gold in 1993 and still cinematic gold in 2014

★ 232167 — 2 days 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.

★ 811 — 2 days 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. 

★ 6709 — 5 days ago on 23 Aug '14   via

Why do we need feminism? Because, I am an intern for a woman named Gina Raimondo, she’s running for governor in Rhode Island. She is very intelligent, she went to Harvard on scholarship, graduated as the top economics student! She has a beautiful family. She is a well respected treasurer (her current position in RI.

However, when I was making phone calls today, a man came on the phone, snatching it from his wife’s face and said I quote “I don’t agree with anything that filthy retarded disgusting whore has to say” when I told them that, that was inappropriate, he told me that Gina and I could “both fuck off and go shove it”

So if you don’t agree with a woman it’s okay to call sexually explicit and demeaning names? Good to know.

I am SO disgusted.

youngblackandvegan:

accras:

queensphynxe:

She just stared for the longest time.

OMG…I love this. This is important.

v important! representation matters more than words can express
but this picture about sums it up :)

youngblackandvegan:

accras:

queensphynxe:

She just stared for the longest time.

OMG…I love this. This is important.

v important! representation matters more than words can express

but this picture about sums it up :)

★ 24917 — 1 week ago on 21 Aug '14   viaoriginal
Shake It Off- Important

takingitssweettime:

Comparing Taylor to Lily Allen and Miley Cyrus because of the “Shake It Off” video is absurd. I think it’s important to remember just why Miley and Lily’s video’s were problematic. They were problematic because they were using black women as props and attempting to adopt black culture. Now, in…

★ 74 — 1 week ago on 21 Aug '14   via

jeremy-ruiner:

just when you thought tumblr found all the grossly misogynistic articles about women’s appearances on the internet

this gem pops up

Welp. I’m damaged. Who knew?

★ 84176 — 1 week ago on 20 Aug '14   via
thekennedyclan:

Jackie poses in front of the dining room fireplace at Hammersmith Farm before a dance. She bought her dress for $59 at a New York department store.

thekennedyclan:

Jackie poses in front of the dining room fireplace at Hammersmith Farm before a dance. She bought her dress for $59 at a New York department store.

★ 90 — 1 week ago on 20 Aug '14   viaoriginal