One way that Whites can continue to control the language by which people of colour—and most often Black people (since anti-Blackness means Black bodies are used as ground zero for oppression in juxtaposition to or “antithetical” to Whiteness itself, and primarily because so…
Practice By Using the Following Phrases When the Opportunity Arrises:
"I’m not interested."
"(Please) Leave me alone."
"I’d rather you not."
"That doesn’t interest me at all."
"You need to stop."
"That’s not what I said."
"I would like some privacy."
"That doesn’t work for me."
"I’d like to be by myself."
"I’m going to leave now."
These words and phrases might evoke thoughts of reacting to someone bringing unwanted sexual advances. But how can we expect girls and women to be able to say no in such extremecircumstances when we’ve been socialized to avoid confrontation in such “small” circumstances as when a man is talking us when we’d rather be left alone?
You can practice exercising and nurturing your assertiveness (and confidence) by incorporating phrases like this in your day-to-day life.
All across the country people are not only talking about the need to raise the minimum wage they’re taking action. We’re hearing about proposals to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016. That’s good but not good enough. We need a $15/hour minimum wage and we need it now!
Join 15 Now, fast food and other low-wage workers, Occupy and union activists in a national day of action. Let’s March for $15 on March 15th and build the movement to end low pay!
If there isn’t an action in your area start organizing one today!
"and then that was the end of the discussion" [x]
This is probably the best thing ever.
Why don’t we teach this to young boys?
Number 8 though
live the dream
is anyone actually allowed to look this celestial, I don’t understand
this person looks like they straight up descended from the heavens on a cloud of tastefully subdued knitwear
how are you today mr zeus sir
(also that scarf, that scarf, oh that scarf)
Itempas is back on my dash!!!!
I hope all you tender queers out there can be as sweet with yourselves as you are with the other important people in your lives today.
Stroke your cheek and wipe away your tears as softly as you’ve done for them.
When you’re thinking about your soft places, I hope you honor your hurt and appreciate your vulnerability.
I hope you can see through the world’s vicious lies and be the person you need today.
Michael Jackson accepts an AMA, as Angela Bowfill tries to keep her shit together behind him because he’d just kissed her on the cheek.
LMFAO!!! I am ROLLING OMG!
Hahahahaha play it cool Angela.
It reminds me of this:
female sloths literally scream when they want sex and can be heard up to 700 meters away
Dr. Claude Anderson (via specialnights)
so the mic was just dropped
Sisterhood of the Good Death - Bahia, Brazil
Bahia - Brazil. Sisterhood of descendants of slaves who resisted slavery.
In the Brazilian state of Bahia, about an hour by car from the better-known city of Salvador, lies the historic city of Cachoeira, where the Irmandade de Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte, Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Good Death, holds their annual mid-August festival. Don’t let the name fool you; there is nothing macabre about this celebration. A unique testament to the strength and endurance of the African Diaspora, Boa Morte is a festival of deep cultural, social, spiritual and religious significance, a joyful expression of life, faith and happiness.
The Sisterhood is said to be the oldest organization for Women of African Descent in the Americas. It is a vestige of African Secret female societies, and began more than 150 years ago in pre-abolition era Brazil. Brazil had more than four times as many Africans imported to its shores as the United States, with the majority entering the country through Bahia.
If you have ever been to Portland, looked around and thought, “Where are all the Black people?”, this is the film you need to see.
Oregon has pushed laws and policies that have, both through de facto and de juris racism, tried to destroy the Black community.
Survival is resistance, and Portland’s Black population is the epitome of this concept.
this is so important
¡¡¡VIVA LA MUJER EN RESISTENCIA!!!