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Aug 20 2014
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dragonheartedrabbit:

Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Stand up, speak out. 

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Aug 17 2014
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natgeofound:

Girls watch artist painting picture of statue of Flemish artist in Bruges, Belgium, May 1955.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Girls watch artist painting picture of statue of Flemish artist in Bruges, Belgium, May 1955.
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic

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Aug 16 2014
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snowglakes:

im all about having more body posi media but not when the message is “boys like curvy girls” because who fucking cares what boys like

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters stop the few people trying to loot two stores. Friday night in Ferguson, about 1:15-1:35AM.

Boost!

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Aug 04 2014

ABUSE AS A FORM OF OPPRESSION

A home where a woman is abused is a small-scale model of much larger oppressive systems that work in remarkably similar ways. Many of the excuses an abusive man uses for verbally tearing his partner to shreds are the same ones that a power-mad boss uses for humiliating his or her employees. The abusive man’s ability to convince himself that his domination of you is for your own good is paralleled by the dictator who says, “People in this country are too primitive for democracy.” The divide-and-conquer strategies used by abusers are reminiscent of a corporate head who tries to break the labor union by giving certain groups of workers favored treatment. The making of an abuser is thus not necessarily restricted to the specific values his society teaches him about men’s relationships with women; without realizing it he may also apply attitudes and tactics from other forms of oppression that he has been exposed to as a boy or as a young adult and that he has learned to justify or even admire.

If you look at any oppressive organization or system, from a racist country club up to a military government, you will find most of the same behaviors and justifications by the powerful that I have described in this book. The tactics of control, the intimidation of victims who try to protest, the undermining of efforts at independence, the negative distortions about the victims in order to cast blame upon them, the careful cultivation of the public image of the oppressors—all are present, along with many other parallels. The people in power generally tell lies while simultaneously working hard to silence the voices of the people who are being dominated and to stop them from thinking, just as the abusive man strives to do. And the bottom line is the same: Oppressive systems stay in existence because the people in power enjoy the luxury of their position and become unwilling to give up the privileges they win through taking advantage of other people and keeping them down. In short, the abusive mentality is the mentality of oppression.

— Why does he do that - Lundy Bancroft (via scherbensalat)

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Jul 26 2014
pixography:

Magritte ~ “The Traveler”, 1937

pixography:

Magritte ~ “The Traveler, 1937

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I Am Woman, Hear My Thoughts and Decisions Be Regularly Criticized

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