Misogyny, In General vs. Anti-Black Misogyny (Misogynoir), Specifically

gradientlair:

Misogyny is the hatred of women. It differs from sexism in that while sexism implies patriarchal domination inferring inferior status on women or female-identified (and not biologically essentialist here) persons who may not use the label “woman,” misogyny speaks to the individual, social and…

I was reminded of this by all the recent coverage of Janay Rice’s abuse and the victim-blaming heaped on her. What she needs is support and respect, not judgment. She’s not the one at fault here.

1 week ago 877 ♥


"If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see."
— James Baldwin

"If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see."

— James Baldwin

(Source: blunthought, via black-culture)

4 weeks ago 6124 ♥
Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk.

boozairob:

postcardsfromspace:

According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I…

1 month ago 26192 ♥
My Receipt Was Not Good Enough

roxanegay:

On my second day in the new town, I went to Best Buy to buy a telephone. In the store, I asked a salesperson, “Do you have old fashioned telephones as opposed to cellular phones?” He knew exactly what I meant and pointed me in the right direction.

I have a landline in my new apartment because,…

Damn, that is some cold (and racist) shit.

1 month ago 5075 ♥
I'm really curious as to why you'd include "right wing" or evangelical" along with "slut shaming" or "racist" as if they go hand in hand. I'm a pretty liberal, vegan atheist, by the way. It just seems very exclusionary and misinformed and plain wrong to include those groups together, not to mention it seems to be asking for a certain bent from your readers. Do you want the truth and real plights or a conservative bad, liberals good take on teen issues. Something to question yourself about.

ibelieveyouitsnotyourfault:

Conservatism is an ideology built around the preservation of “traditional” values and social structures. But those “good old days,” for marginalized groups like women and people of color, were largely a time of oppression. Why would we want to preserve them?

Conservative politicians and thinkers—who have seen great success aligning themselves with racist, xenophobic, and evangelical voting blocs—actively work to strip women of their voices and exclude us from seats of power, proudly champion policy that keeps women out of the workforce and chained to the “traditional” family structure, promote abstinence-only education, shame and blame the victims of sexual assault, and give no credence to the possibility that women are best placed to make decisions about our own bodies.

Broadly speaking, conservatism is bad for women. So, yes, we want a “conservative bad, liberals good take on teen issues.” That is the explicit purpose of the site.

If kids want a “traditional,” victim-blaming, slut-shaming, conservative perspective, many of them can already get that at home or at school. This site aims to provide a counterpoint to that oppressive narrative, for the kids who have none and are struggling because of it.

Asked by Anonymous

1 month ago 219 ♥
"These Should Be the Best Days of Your Life"

ibelieveyouitsnotyourfault:

By Anne Thériault

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Dear Teenager,

It would probably make it easier for you if I could pinpoint when this all started. I wish I could show you the date on a calendar, boldly marked with a red X, or find the place on a map. But I can’t. This howling parasite is tricky like that. All that…

1 month ago 260 ♥
saturdaychores:

Saturday Chores #5, June 14, 2014
Grayson and I were out of town for a few weeks to celebrate the occasion of our marriage, but when we returned, there were still lots of people and lots of signs.
This marks the first (and probably only) time our slogan was approved by the others. I learned about how Jesus will come back and slay everyone who is a disbeliever, including Grayson and me. That doesn’t sound very nice but I did tell the guy that if he liked the sign he was welcome to stand beside me. He walked away. 

saturdaychores:

Saturday Chores #5, June 14, 2014

Grayson and I were out of town for a few weeks to celebrate the occasion of our marriage, but when we returned, there were still lots of people and lots of signs.

This marks the first (and probably only) time our slogan was approved by the others. I learned about how Jesus will come back and slay everyone who is a disbeliever, including Grayson and me. That doesn’t sound very nice but I did tell the guy that if he liked the sign he was welcome to stand beside me. He walked away. 

1 month ago 451 ♥

seraphatonin:

noottersontheflightdeck:

No but hear me out.

Laverne Cox as Wonder Woman

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you called? (x|x)

2 months ago 137623 ♥
How I Got Spit On By A Store Clerk This Afternoon

joethepeacock:

I was being served by a very kind clerk. We had exchanged pleasantries and had formed the richest bond a customer and a clerk can form without transcending beyond that relationship into actual acquaintanceship, when a guy walks into the store.

"Whoa!" He said as soon as he saw me. This was his…

2 months ago 5 ♥
Andrew Enrico Caviglia's Obituary on Santa Cruz Sentinel

My grandfather-in-law…

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