Reading is fundamental, that’s why women and black people weren’t allowed. It fills the mind with ideas, the truth, it’s the best thing you can do. Banned books are a way of warping facts, preventing people from thinking for themselves, a way to control the masses. Reading is quite possibly the most rebellious thing you can do. That being said if the aforementioned parties weren’t allowed to read, we certainly didn’t write, yet we’re suppose to follow these religious works used to support slavery, used to degrade women. Think about that. What’s the last book you read? Do you take reading for granted? Via: Hyper Allergic
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Slavery Introduced Black People To Christianity
“The preacher back home says it was God’s will that purged witches from the world. He says women are sinful by nature and that magic in their hands turns naturally to rot and ruin, like the first witch Eve who poisoned the Garden and doomed mankind, like her daughters’ daughters who poisoned the world with the plague. He says the purges purified the earth and shepherded us into the modern era of Gatling guns and steamboats, and the Indians and Africans ought to be thanking us on their knees for freeing them from their own savage magics.”
Photographer: Andrew Macpherson
Prioritize Emotional Safety
Safety was never essential on my quest for true love, until my last relationship. Dating Mick Jagger was overall a nightmare. I have never felt so unsafe, scared, miserable, as I did with him when he tried to force me to accept his abuse. The level of cruelty he has is in the 1% of human history. This is a man who has no regard for human life and due to his psychopathy, he will never change. After him safety has become my priority, it encompasses and umbrellas so many other things. Someone who makes you feel safe won’t dehumanize you, abuse you, betray you, stalk and harass you. If someone isn’t making you feel this way, it’s not love. Stop attributing toxic behaviors with its opposite emotion, love isn’t at all these negative traits, it’s not repainting horrible people. Make sure be it with friends, family, or lovers that you are the above image, if not cut them off, or set up boundaries. Also make sure you provide the same support. Via: Monknotion
The Right To Be Equal Oppressors
Instead of rallying behind narratives that center on America’s return to the misogynistic past, they could actually vote in their own interests. They could skip the dramatic shows of support for predators and I stead support their own freedoms.
Irrationally, what white women seem to fear is that if they push back against the misogyny, then what power they currently have will be lost. In the same way many white men seem to see power as a zero-sum game, so white women want to cling to the agency and selfhood they feel they have fought so hard to achieve. They genuinely believe that by defending these avatars of the patriarchy, they will somehow benefit even if it’s at the expense of everyone else.
When you see causal racism from so called feminist white women, you have to understand that whatever work they are willing to do to insulate themselves, they are still willing to sacrifice others for their right to be equal oppressors. They might not characterize it that way, might feel genuinely offended that anyone can perceive them as the weak link in the chain that is feminism. Via: Ramona Singer
Halloween Inspo: Shania Twain TDIMM
A country queen. Shania Twain’s all leopard ensemble in That Don’t Impress Me Much is a Halloween must. This look is iconic, from the matching layered choker, the round suitcase, the hooded cloak, the bralette, the pants. She’s fucking major. Make sure you rock long locks with bangs to top this look off. The lyrics of a feminist legend. You could also be Shania in Man! I Feel Like A Woman. Are you into it? Via: The Secret Diary Of A 90s Girl
Elizabeth Banks Is Underrated
Elizabeth Banks in a business suit with stripper heels defending women’s rights. They don’t want us to be these multifaceted, sexually liberated, empowered human beings. Guess what? Women are not property, accessories, or objects, we aren’t here for you. Anyone who aligns with this culture of toxic masculinity, deeming us subhuman, rape culture, oppression, and misogyny enjoy hell. The patriarchy will be dismantled and smashed. Let us fuck. Let us fight. Let us live. Via: Odda Magazine
RIP Queen Elizabeth II
I wasn’t raised a feminist, nor did I have examples in my family of such a thing. Yes, the women were strong in some ways, but they followed gender roles, ones that were instilled in me. Asking me what I want to be, versus helping me attain that goal are two different things. In fact my mother, traumatized by the ups and downs of her own childhood (I think therapy will fix it) feels we deserve to be equal to, or lesser than her more often than not. Never wanting us to go too high. She’s resentful. Needless to say we have issues, I’m not an under the radar type of girl. I didn’t ask to be born and your job is to prioritize me, making sure you find someone who will treat me as their own, not ostracize me. All her and my stepdad told us repeatedly whilst doing chores, including everyone’s laundry, was if we didn’t do it right we were never going to find a husband. Our value was placed on serving men. Mind you my sister and I were being told this in elementary school.
Rebellious I found my voice to speak, started doing things my way. I decide who I wanted to become, not have it dictated to me by two never changing ignorant people. Yeah I’m domesticated, but that doesn’t define me.
History was my favorite subject in school, I excelled, getting a 98 on my regents exam. To this day I wonder what the one (or two) question(s) I got wrong was. How do you know where you’re headed without knowing where you come from? Historical figures are most fascinating, shaping the world we live in. Watching Queen Elizabeth ii, the most powerful woman in the world, whose husband had to walk behind her the entirety of his life, you could not tell me my worth was reduced to finding a husband.
She ruled when women couldn’t get jobs, she ruled when women needed permission from their husbands to change the locks, or open bank accounts, she ruled when beating your wife was acceptable. Her reign was fated. No one ever expected her to be Queen, but by a series of succession miracles she became head of state. And thank God almighty for it, without her and many other feminist icons, I wouldn’t believe in myself. I would have no one to look up to and who can be more impactful than a female monarch, when you live in a country that believes we’re too emotional to be President.
All you need to do is see to believe, like the Obama’s being in the White House, to believe you can be great, you can overcome hate, you can do anything. Queen Elizabeth’s passing feels like the Northern star was blotted out from the night sky, how do you navigate without it? How do you find home? Will my kids ever see such a sight? Reading about it versus experiencing it isn’t the same.
There was Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, who Queen Elizabeth beat by seven years, but when will this happen again? We lived in an iconic historical time due to her. She read my words and stopped affiliating with Anna Wintour, she read my words and got confirmation on her inklings regarding psychopath Mick Jagger (she’s met many rockstars and refused to be in the same room as him, or knight him), she refused to hob knob with the Kardashian Jenner West family knowing they’re gutter rats. She had standards and thank God for it. Rest in peace, thank you for be a guiding light for powerful women everywhere. I’m gonna get Mick for you, wish you were here to see it. Via: Getty Images
My Nickname For Zendaya
I hereby dub thee Queen Ze.
Females Faking For Men
Female humans will put in headphones, pretend to have a boyfriend, pretend to speak another language, ignore you, start a movement #MeToo, cross the street, sue you and put you in prison (Mick Jagger, Chris Evans, Genc & Binn Jakupi), to avoid unwanted male attention. Fuck off means fuck off, females shouldn’t have to go through such lengths to tell you I’m not interested and I’m not here for you. What else am I missing? Artist: SoFlyTaxidermy
Girls Be Goin Tweets
This has me dying, dying with laughter. I feel everyone of these forreal. I genuinely try to hide my crazy, you know lure em in, then switch it up. People like crazy though so it’s a silly endeavor. Myself and the ladies I grew up with straight up stereotypical dudes in terms of being fine doing me. I’ve often been described as difficult, but worth it, about the b.s, always in b.s, out of my mind and I’m fine with that. Which one is your favorite? Via: Girls Be Goin