And people have the nerve to ask why women get into relationships with abusive men
This is why, people. This is why. Stop being complicit in it.
and that is what is so fucking scary we are told to like it… (via freshmouthgoddess)
I am hurt and I am angry, but I will never become as terrible as you.
HEY FELLOW WHITE PEOPLE HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL THINGS YOU MIGHT NEED TO KNOW:
- The concept of intersectionality was invented by a black woman, Kimberle Crenshaw. It was elaborated on by other black women, such as Patricia Hill Collins and bell hooks. It was derived from…
More than anything, the response to these latest images of Michelle Obama speaks volumes about the expectations placed on black women in the public eye and how a black women’s default emotional state is perceived as angry. The black woman is ever at the ready to aggressively defend her territory. She is making her disapproval known. She never gets to simply be.
Maybe the first lady is irritated with her husband or someone else, maybe she’s indifferent, maybe she’s thinking about the long plane ride home, maybe, just maybe, she’s recalling Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy. We will never know.
Meanwhile, the Internet is speculating about Michelle Obama’s mind-set, her motivations and the state of her marriage because if a married black man, always on the prowl even if he is the commander in chief, is seen smiling next to an attractive white woman, well, that’s curtains for the marriage. The white she-devil strikes again! The first lady can’t win. Last month, Michelle Obama was a “feminist nightmare.” Today she is angry and on the verge of losing her marriage. We can only imagine what tomorrow will bring.
And of course, there is another image that simply isn’t being shared with the same frequency or enthusiasm—one of Michelle Obama sitting with her husband and the Danish prime minister laughing and smiling openly. We are selective in what we choose to see. This image is being ignored because it doesn’t fit the narrative we want. There is also an image, shared by Goldie Taylor, of Laura Bush looking unamused while her husband speaks to a beautiful woman in the row behind them. Is she disapproving? Is she worried about her marriage? Is she “having none of it”? Or is she just sitting?
Though in most cases, the selfie allows us to turn the camera on ourselves, President Obama’s selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was a mirror, reflecting the biases people may not even realize they hold.
The media’s Michelle Obama problem: What a selfie says about our biases
The overanalysis of the first lady’s expression speaks volumes about America’s expectations of black women
So this is what trust looks like.
Funny, my first thought was “So this is what the patriarchy looks like.”
girl scouts are letting in trans* girls and letting girls replace God with whatever they want in the pledge, also they use cookie income to support abortion and LGBT agendas
boy scouts are just now allowing gays in, officially in january, but gay leaders are still banned and they’re talking about segregation on camping trips, with gays and straights in different tents. also they still ban atheists,
girl scouts: 10000 boy scouts: 0
i dont exist so you can find me attractive and acceptable
this speaks to me on a personal level.
this speaks to me on a subatomic level
This is in my Economics textbook
This is fucked up
if you couldn’t SEE how fucked up this is, let me put this into even more perspective for you.
a male with no high school education still makes more than a female with 9th-12th grade education (no diploma).
a male who is a high school graduate still makes more than a female with an associate’s degree.
a male with a bachelor’s degree only makes about ~$2000 less than a female with a fucking doctorate’s degree.
tell me again why feminism isn’t important.
I am personally offended to the highest degree
in my grand old age, i can give this one piece of advice to young women and girls everywhere - value your female friendships above all else. i’m so serious. they are fucking invaluable and the best things in life.