“we all need to remember that visionary feminist goal which is not of a women running the world as is, but a women doing our part to change the world so that freedom and justice, the opportunity to have optimal well-being, can be equally shared by everyone – female and male.”
— bell hooks, ‘Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In’ (via feministquotes)
(Source: thefeministwire.com, via feministquotes)
6:06 pm • 8 November 2013 • 168 notes
“Indeed, it is only when I am trying to get non-Indian approval, recognition, or acknowledgment that my ‘weak sister’ emotional and intellectual ploys get the better of my tribal woman’s good sense. At such times I forget that I just moved the piano or just wrote a competent paper or just completed a financial transaction satisfactorily or have supported myself and my children for most of my adult life.
Nor is my contradictory behavior atypical. Most Indian women I know are in the same bicultural bind: we vacillate between being dependent and strong, self-reliant and powerless, strongly motivated and hopelessly insecure. We resolve the dilemma in various ways: some of us party all the time; some of us drink to excess; some of us travel and move around a lot; some of us land good jobs and then quit them; some of us engage in violent exchanges; some of us blow our brains out. We act in these destructive ways because we suffer from the societal conflicts caused by having to identify with two hopelessly opposed cultural definitions of women.”
— Paula Gunn-Allen, The Sacred Hoop
8:26 pm • 4 October 2013
“Intersectionality is an awkward word representing an important idea. While feminism is the belief that the rights of women are as inalienable as the rights of men, feminism, at its best, is so much more. No one assumes only one identity. We cannot consider the needs of women without also accounting for race, ethnicity, gender, citizenship, class, sexuality, ability and more. Such nuanced awareness, such intersectionality, is the marrow within the bones of feminism. Without it, feminism will fracture even further.”
(Source: thefeministme, via becauseiamawoman)
12:30 pm • 17 September 2013 • 1,436 notes
“…Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power — not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.”
— bell hooks (via missbostonsays)
12:30 pm • 16 September 2013 • 51,163 notes
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wow I actually respect him a shit tonne more for this, awesome!
This thought process you can see him going through is awesome. Really cool. :-)
12:31 pm • 15 September 2013 • 31,743 notes
Can we put these up in bars and bathrooms?? Protecting guys and girls
12:30 pm • 14 September 2013 • 39 notes
I made this infographic about the relationship between domestic violence and children for work. Although it’s Philadelphia-specific (the hotline, for instance, is not a national number), the information is valid regardless.
(Source: fuckyeahmelissafabello, via fuckyeahsexeducation)
12:30 pm • 13 September 2013 • 530 notes