R.I.P RBG

“Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.”

She toughed it out five rounds against cancer and at 87 finally went to rest. Ruth Bader Ginsburg (a pisces and a New Yorker), The Notorious RBG, the second woman to serve The Supreme Court, was small but mighty. Although she was an advocate for all people, her biggest legacy is gender equality. This may sound insane to some, but for the greater part of human history, women due to our lack of brawn have been treated as subsets. In the lifetimes of many roaming, we were advertised as home furnishings, decorations to be walked on. There’s a “boys club,” because some topics are too grand for our peanut sized minds to comprehend. Like putting watermelon sized information into our grape sized brains, oh wait, that’s what we do when giving birth.

Women have a higher pain threshold for a reason, but are deemed weak due to sexist metrics that omit our strength all together. Even still our reproductive rights are a topic of conversation; the lighter end being Viagara is covered by health insurance, but birth control isn’t. Why are the options of women who are financially burdened, traumatized, assaulted, or just not ready a discussion? The decision in the hands of a consul who have no idea what it means, impossible for them to experience, but have so much to say? What about equal pay? That’s in the land of the free alone. Now take a moment to walk in the shoes of an impoverished Indian child, who has to marry her rapist, or a middle eastern woman who needs permission to leave the house.

Healing is an ugly, painful, messy thing, that’s why most avoid it. This year is forcing us as a collective to do so, purge our demons. Another light was taken, for us to realize what we took for granted, to guide us into greatness, by fueling us to be vocal, create change and make this planet a better place.

Thank you queen, for fighting for our rights to be seen as human, not subhuman. We won’t let you down. In her honor remember women can break barriers, be intelligent, hang with the boys and change the world. I dissent. Let’s make her last request come true. How has Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s work impacted your life? Google it, you’d be surprised. Via: Times Magazine & Bravery Mag

Sex And Systems

Plenty of times, is how many times I’ve fucked the system. The system deserved it. The biggest mistake you’ll make is to underestimate me. P.s I’m from NYC we don’t do that punk shit, we’ll run pull up when disrespected, with our names attached so you know who learned you. When’s the last time you stood up to the man, or some hierarchy that does people dirty? Via: Nevermind My Mind

Sister Sister Feminism

Let them know Tia…or Tamera. I forgot which one said it. Been binge watching this on Netflix obviously.
Put some respect on these WAPS, we are not inferior beings. We deserve to be treated with human decency, we are not objects.

Via: Netflix

Parks & Recreations

The friends you smoke with at Peter Pan right after school. The Carl Schurz Park one, not Central. God. Childhood in New York City was sketchy. I look back like damn I was ballsy AF, rolling legit sixty deep with gang members mixed in, nobody f*cked with us. That was only ninth grade lol. What would teenage you be doing tonight? Via: Betch Mood

Live Action Mulan

I’ve waited what feels like all my life for this, easily a feminist icon, easily one of the best soundtracks to any Disney film. I’ve gotta calm down, fuck it no, no I don’t. What is your favorite Mulan song? I can’t pick! I’ll Make A Man Out Of You or Honor To Us All (this one my friends and I randomly burst into song for). Via: Disney

Let Them Eat Cake

How tone deaf celebrities look during the pandemic.

Via: Hey Hey Pop Culture & Lisa McConniffe

De-Conditioning: No One Way

There’s no one way to be black. You are literally a product of your environment. People are always thrown off by me, because they can’t pinpoint me through their stereotypes. Look at people through the filter of their experiences. Have you been quick to judge someone based on their appearance rather than their experiences? Top: Bold Melanin Bottom: Choo Choo Chia

Mood: Corona Virus Update

After Dr. Fauci predicted this whole ordeal could last until the end of 2021, which Angela Bassett described how you felt? I’m Angela three: I have no room for this type of negativity in my life, you will not be acknowledged sir! Via: Black Cinema Now

De-Conditioning: Dear Enablers

When you align with people, who align with racism (knowingly or unknowingly), we don’t care if you go down too. Look at this image, enough said. This is what you’re condoning. How many people were hung a few months back? How many were deemed suicides or mysteries? Stop with the performative outrage, then going and supporting people who act like a white savior (Google it), bully, troll, steal from and harass black people. No excuses you can go back to hell too. Good riddance.

“Suicides”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/06/22/black-victims-hanging-suicide/