"I’ve experienced firsthand how the “model minority” narrative– this strange tendency to assume that Asians are simply a quiet, high-achieving community tagging along with our white brethren into a melting pot of joy–effectively de-legitimizes our voices in conversations about promoting racial justice. Leaving our voices and experiences out of the fight for racial justice erases our long, often tragic history in this country and homogenizes all Asians into one, high-achieving blob. Leaving us out means turning a blind eye to the fact that 1 in 6 Filipino-Americans and 1 in 4 Korean-Americans are undocumented, that Southeast Asians have the highest high school dropout rates in the country, that Asian American students are the most bullied ethnic group in classrooms, and that Asian women are consistently hypersexualized, objectified, and orientalized via widespread media representations. If you choose not to include us in discussions on racial justice, you are telling us that our struggles don’t matter."
— Linsey Yoo, Racialicious, "Solidarity is for white women and Asian people are funny" (via blackinasia)
(Source: owning-my-truth, via hellyeahscarleteen)
"A new paper on sexting among adolescents … called ‘Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t … If You’re a Girl’… [finds] that both girls and boys send and receive naked or semi-naked pictures of themselves with some regularity, but only the girls are socially punished for it. ‘Boys in our study described girls who did send sexts as ‘sluts’ or ‘insecure,’ whereas they characterized girls who did not send sexts as ‘prude’ or ‘stuck up,” University of Michigan researchers Julia Lippman and Scott Campbell write in the Journal of Children and Media. ‘This indicates that sexting is a lose–lose proposition for girls; regardless of whether or not they sext, their behavior is evaluated in harsh—and often sexist—terms."
— On Teen Sexting: New Technology, Same Sexism. (via socio-logic)
(Source: amajorinbeingmixedup, via becauseiamawoman)
Y’all can understand why the mutants in x-men hate the humans but can’t get why black people hate whites
Anonymous said: Why is it so hard for you to get cultural appropriation. Why.
Choosing not to brush my hair is not disrespectful to anybody’s culture in any way. Why can’t you see we’re all earthlings?
Do you, lady ! Your dreads are amazing. These blackies are just mad that you our hair is beautiful and you are able to have beautiful normal hair when you’re done with it
Ew what the fuck is that comment
whoa whoa no. Dreads are fine no matter your race but calling people ‘Blackies’ is an absolute NO. And saying they will be jealous because they would have ‘normal’ hair after??? All hair is normal hair?? ?
Racism is never ever ever okay.
They’re racists against whites for not letting us have dreads. When their shit colored smelly hair is in dreads then it’s fine I guess but we can’t?
"SHIT COLORED SMELLY HAIR"
This is what I love about open racists.
At least you know who the enemy is.
This is why I’m beginning to say “no” to white folks with dreads…
””blackies are just mad”
"beautiful normal people hair when you’re done”
"their shit colored smelly hair”
When people ask why many Black people are vehemently opposed to white people wanting to be a part of the natural hair movement, remember these statements. Remember that this is not just about hair, but about the stigma and hatred we face for embracing it. It’s about a willful lack of understanding or respect.
"Growing up, I didn’t read novels by women. It’s not that I didn’t want to. It’s almost like I didn’t think that I needed to or, I guess, I didn’t know that I needed to. I was perfectly happy in a world contained by men. I adopted the posture of the brooding male as my own. I was Salinger, I was Kerouac, I was any male protagonist in a novel that one of my boyfriends recommended. I didn’t know that there was a specific female sadness so I was content with relating to a generalized one. And in a way, reading these novels was less of a way to relate and more of a way to learn how to be the type of girl that these male novelists liked. One of my first ambitions wasn’t to be a writer – it was to be a writer’s muse."
— Gabby Bess, in Dazed (via electric-cereal)
"Does giving up a baby for adoption erase all the extra personal expenses shelled out over the course of a pregnancy? Does it magically restore any pay or chance at advancement that you might have lost? Does the act of adoption fully return your body to its pre-pregnancy, uninjured state, such that you don’t need time off work to recover afterward? Does it decrease the cost of taking care of pregnancy-induced diabetes or other pregnancy-related conditions that don’t heal up right away? I don’t think so."
Reproductive Choice Is About More Than Getting ‘Fat’—It’s About Bodily and Economic Autonomy (via brutereason)
….yeah… All this.
My pregnancy with my son was totally uneventful but my pregnancy with my daughter was months of nausea, joint pain, back pain, rib pain, zero appetite which meant every meal was a forced meal, $85,000 worth of medical expenses associated with an early labor and a hospital stay, time off from work (obviously), a traumatic delivery that literally could have killed me, and complications with the epidural which resulted in migraines that kept me bedridden for weeks. Pregnancy can also permanently change your eyesight, your body shape (which then requires a whole new wardrobe), your skin and your hair.
Let’s see… what else… oh! The REALLY awesome stuff you can get from pregnancy: chronic constipation, incontinence, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, stretched abdominal muscles which then make hernias more likely, vaginal tearing, and postpartum depression! Woo hoo!
So FUCK YES I’m pro-choice. Making laws that force a woman to go through a pregnancy against her will doesn’t just make you an asshole, it makes you evil. ~JJ
"Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible."
— Things I’ll teach my children (via infl4ted)