"When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today."
Nicki Minaj (via hotsenator)

whogivesmestrength:

chantelbrenna:

squidsqueen:

What makes me so happy about this is that she isn’t telling you you must love your body or that you are obligated to. She saying you have permission to. And that’s important, because there are a lot of reasons why people have trouble with self-love.  But the idea that you aren’t supposed to love your body, that you aren’t allowed to for whatever reason, needs to be crushed. If you can’t love you body right now, if your body causes you pain or disphoria or distress, you aren’t required to love it. But you are ALLOWED to. You are entitled to the chance to make peace with your body, if you ever reach a point where you are ready to. No one else should be trying to stop you.

Sometimes I see or read things, and I didn’t realize that I needed them until they are two GIFs of Nicki Minaj and some amazing commentary that come across my dash and I instantly burst in to tears and feel a weight lifted off my chest.

This is so important

"‎Prophet Muhammad ﷺ married a women older, richer and more successful than him. This is the biggest nightmare for most Muslim men now."

grimefighter:

if you, as a man, are so annoyed that women see you as a threat why don’t you correct the behaviour of your fellow men?

do they cat-call women? tell them to stop.

do they touch women without their consent? tell them to stop.

do they make rape jokes? tell them to stop.

it’s that fucking easy i swear to god.

A message from zaynmalikssweetheart1997
Okay that stupid ass Joan rivers twitter post? Racism has nothing to do with feminism. Shut up and sit down because your making yourself look ignorant.
A reply from owning-my-truth

To the contrary, clueless white woman, racism has been central to white feminism from the beginning. Some quotes via The-Toast and this article:

Susan B. Anthony:

“What words can express her [the white woman’s] humiliation when, at the close of this long conflict, the government which she had served so faithfully held her unworthy of a voice in its councils, while it recognized as the political superiors of all the noble women of the nation the negro men just emerged from slavery, and not only totally illiterate, but also densely ignorant of every public question.” 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton:

“What will we and our daughters suffer if these degraded black men are allowed to have the rights that would make them even worse than our Saxon fathers?”

More Elizabeth Cady Stanton:

“American women of wealth, education, virtue and refinement, if you do not wish the lower orders of Chinese, Africans, Germans and Irish, with their low ideas of womanhood, to make laws for you and your daughters … awake to the danger of your present position and demand that woman, too, shall be represented in the government!”

Belle Kearney:

“The enfranchisement of women would insure immediate and durable white supremacy, honestly attained, for upon unquestioned authority it is stated that in every southern State but one there are more educated women than all the illiterate voters, white and black, native and foreign, combined. As you probably know, of all the women in the South who can read and write, ten out of every eleven are white. When it comes to the proportion of property between the races, that of the white outweighs that of the black immeasurably.”

Anna Howard Shaw:

“You have put the ballot in the hands of your black men, thus making them political superiors of white women. Never before in the history of the world have men made former slaves the political masters of their former mistresses!”

Laura Clay:

“The white men, reinforced by the educated white women, could ‘snow under’ the Negro vote in every State, and the white race would maintain its supremacy without corrupting or intimidating the Negroes.”

Frances Willard:

“Alien illiterates rule our cities today; the saloon is their palace, and the toddy stick their scepter. The colored race multiplies like the locusts of Egypt.”

Carrie Chapman Catt:

“White supremacy will be strengthened, not weakened, by women’s suffrage.”

Rebecca Ann Latimer Felton:

“I do not want to see a negro man walk to the polls and vote on who should handle my tax money, while I myself cannot vote at all…When there is not enough religion in the pulpit to organize a crusade against sin; nor justice in the court house to promptly punish crime; nor manhood enough in the nation to put a sheltering arm about innocence and virtue—-if it needs lynching to protect woman’s dearest possession from the ravening human beasts—-then I say lynch, a thousand times a week if necessary.”

So please spare me with your ahistorical bullshit.

(h/t The-Toast, AnarchaLibrary)


"Golden Tears" by Gustave Klimt

"Golden Tears" by Gustave Klimt

"We are outraged when an Indian police officer tells a rape victim she should marry her attacker but not when a California judge says a woman wasn’t really raped because she didn’t put up enough of a fight. We are outraged at 24,000 rapes in India but not 188,380 in America."

Hoopstatic - First World Problems

I really recommend reading the entire article. Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture - it’s a tough article but very important. 

(Thanks to byunbbi for submitting)

arabaean-nights:

missdeen:

fattysaid:

danny-dice:

As much as I want to believe this, it would be great if it was true, but I’ve seen and heard nothing of Muslims condemning ISIS save for one picture.

The funny thing is, you just completely proved the point being made in the tweet, clearly you haven’t been listening to Muslims at all:

Isis terror threat: Leading British Muslims issue fatwa condemning terror group


Campaigners march through London to protest against ISIS attacks on Iraqis and Syrians


Islamic scholars condemn expulsion of Iraq’s ‘Christian brothers’


World’s Most Populous Muslim Nation Declares ISIS Support Illegal


Egyptian Islamic Authority Issues Fatwa Against ISIS


Global Protests Against ISIS Attack on Christians

This is just a taster. Now run along and do some research before making petty generalisations.

Also comes back to the point of why we have to come out and condemn in the first place when other folks (e.g. white folks) don’t have to condemn the tons of dumbass shit they do??

White privilege is not having to defend and distance yourself from extremists/terrorists within your ethnic group. Never met a white person who had to actively say “I’m not like that, I totally disapprove” when there’s a news story about Westboro Baptist Church or KKK.

arabaean-nights:

missdeen:

fattysaid:

danny-dice:

As much as I want to believe this, it would be great if it was true, but I’ve seen and heard nothing of Muslims condemning ISIS save for one picture.

The funny thing is, you just completely proved the point being made in the tweet, clearly you haven’t been listening to Muslims at all:

This is just a taster. Now run along and do some research before making petty generalisations.

Also comes back to the point of why we have to come out and condemn in the first place when other folks (e.g. white folks) don’t have to condemn the tons of dumbass shit they do??

White privilege is not having to defend and distance yourself from extremists/terrorists within your ethnic group. Never met a white person who had to actively say “I’m not like that, I totally disapprove” when there’s a news story about Westboro Baptist Church or KKK.

eternalsojourn:

bonequeer:

radicalrebellion:

feministcaptainmorgan:

baronsledjoys:

firecannotkillafitblr:

This drives me mad. I used to work in a bookstore, and was talking to my coworker and he just yelled out “stop flirting with me!” at this ridiculous volume and it was humiliating because 
1. I wasn’t
2. I got in trouble for acting unprofessional 
3. He embarrassed me in front of a line of people
4. And he only stopped insisting that I was flirting when my boyfriend (who is now my husband) said, “dude, trust me, she’s not flirting with you” to him

That asshole respected my BOYFRIEND saying I wasn’t flirting more than he respected me saying it and I was the one who was talking! The whole scene got me in trouble at work. And the most ridiculous part is we were talking about a fucking book. In a bookstore.

One time, my ex boyfriend had a crush on some girl, and said that he thought he might have “a chance” with her.

When I asked him what made him think that, he said “Well, she talks to me.”

And this is why it is so difficult to be a girl and be friends with men who are attracted to women.

Can we also add that this is why a lot of women do the resting bitch face when out in public. Cause dudes swear a glance or a smile is flirting.

So yesterday something that perfectly illustrates this happened. I work at a fast food place and this guy comes in at 7am on a Sunday, still probably drunk from the night before, and when I smiled and said goodmorning he said “Did you just say that because you’re being paid to say that?” 

I repressed my urge to sarcastically answer, and said “Nope, I just enjoy saying hi to everyone!” To which he responded, “Oh, so you weren’t flirting with me then.”

Dude, I’m not flirting with your gross 7am-on-a-Sunday-ass, trust me.

My defense mechanism when I’m uncomfortable at work is to smile, so I did that and said “Is there anything I can get you this morning?” to which he responded,

"There, you just smiled! What does that mean?"

At this point I was fed up, so I said, 

"I smile at everyone sir, its just what I do. What can I get you, coffee, a bagel?"

And he said “I’m gonna be watching to see if you smile at everyone. I don’t like it when girls lie to me” and then ordered a coffee and a muffin like he hadn’t just said something at 11 on the “Is this guy a serial rapist” scale (where 0 is ‘no’ and 10 is ‘Yes, run away as fast as you can right now.”).

Then he sat there for another hour and a half, staring at me from his table. When he got up and left he came back to the counter, and said “You do smile at everyone. That’s fucked up.” and walked out.

I can’t even be innocuously polite and pleasant to people at my job (where customer service is the number one thing we are supposed to be focusing on) for fear of this shit happening. What happens if he had decided to wait until my shift was over? 

New Rule: If she’s at work, SHE’S NOT FLIRTING WITH YOU.

My husband and his father are baffled as to why I don’t make friendly conversation with everyone, because they do and it’s great! Everyone’s friendly! I haven’t explained that I actually avoid talking with people because it’s construed as flirting because, well, I was a bit embarrassed. I don’t know why.

sweetcatastrophex:

THIS IS IMPORTANT

micdotcom:

Woman fired after learning about comic book store’s “rape room”

Harrison’s Comics employee Jennifer Williams found out precisely what the “& More” reference means in her new employer’s store marquee. Unfortunately she claims when she tried to do something about it, she was promptly fired.

This is so not ok | Follow micdotcom

nikolaecuza:

danosaurs-and-philions:

im a bad person who thinks bad thoughts like ‘ew what is that girl wearing’ and then remember that im supposed to be positive about all things and then think ‘no she can wear what she wants, fuck what other people say damn girl u look fabulous’ and im just a teeny bit hypocritical tbh

I was always taught by my mother, That the first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are.

"I love playing someone who has so much integrity, who has so much joy and so much life—even though her life is now in prison. She’s locked up, but she’s able to build up joy anyway."

- samira wiley for brooklyn magazine

in love with her

khadlja:

taweeelashawq:

horiyet-watan:

"Too religious""Stay at home""Stupid""You look just like a tent""Why are you annoying yourself with that?""Close minded""You wear niqab and take pictures?"

"Uneducated""Oppressed"

"arrogant.""judgmental.""what, you’re better than us now?""you can speak english?!""it’s the 21st century, love, you’re free to dress as you please. as long as that means you don’t cover your body."

khadlja:

taweeelashawq:

horiyet-watan:

"Too religious"
"Stay at home"
"Stupid"
"You look just like a tent"
"Why are you annoying yourself with that?"
"Close minded"
"You wear niqab and take pictures?"

"Uneducated"
"Oppressed"

"arrogant."
"judgmental."
"what, you’re better than us now?"
"you can speak english?!"
"it’s the 21st century, love, you’re free to dress as you please. as long as that means you don’t cover your body."