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lecteurdepaumes:

God bless

kelsium:

You can tell a girl she’s smart her whole life, encourage her in school, buy her a chemistry set, send her to math camp, help her apply for college scholarships in STEM fields, and she’s still eventually going to walk into a classroom, a lab, or a job interview and have some man dismiss her existence, deny her funding, pass her over for a promotion, or take credit for her work. How about you work on getting those assholes out of power and quit telling me not to call girls pretty.

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wheresagnes:

aztec-princesss:

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

*runs to target- i need to get my babydoll one for her 1st bday

ohmygosh and the one from Ethiopia has natural hair which you can’t get from the American Girl “just like you” dolls!

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afro-dominicano:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke

in this week’s episode of shit black folks would get murdered or jailed with no trial for

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1975: I had an abortion. 
2012: I’ve raised six children.
MOM FOR CHOICE

1975: I had an abortion. 

2012: I’ve raised six children.

MOM FOR CHOICE

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artofkimbo:

In reference to THIS

artofkimbo:

In reference to THIS

marauders4evr:

So there are a lot of reasons why Bob’s Burgers is such a great show but today, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite parts of the show: Tina.

Or more specifically: How the family treats Tina.

I stand by a statement that I once made: Tina Belcher is everything that Meg Griffin could have been in Family Guy hadn’t screwed up.

Tina is an awkward thirteen-year-old girl and the oldest of the Belcher siblings. The show doesn’t hold back at showing some of her awkward moments. She frequently fantasizes about boys but she never knows how to act around them, she writes erotic fan/friend-fiction, she’s socially awkward, she easily panics, she often says the wrong things, etc.

And yes, members of the family have occasionally pointed out how awkward she is. But here come the best part. They don’t care! They still love Tina! She is rarely the butt of a joke and the Belchers would nevetell her to shut up or otherwise abuse her unlike some other shows on FOX.And the family is always going out of their way to do things for her because that’s what a family does. Especially Bob. Bob is such a great father and the way he’ll do anything for his kids (especially Tina) proves it. ‘Fighting’ the teacher of a Capoeira class because he refuses to give Tina her yellow cord. Driving a cab at night to make extra money to throw her a birthday party. Getting his legs waxed alongside her so that she’s not afraid. Going to the equivalent of a Brony convention to get her favorite toy back. Etc. Linda treats Tina just like the rest of the kids and fully embraces Tina’s ‘weirdness’. Even when Gene and Louise tease Tina, it’s made clear that they still love her and that teasing each other is just what siblings do. Most of the series shows the three of them doing things together and the episodes always equally involve all three siblings and using them to their full potential. All three are hilarious, all three have their moments, and all three shine. And when Tina is upset, Gene and Louise are always there to try and save the day. Whether it’s getting her to her favorite concert, getting back at a bully, letting her have her time to shine at a Bat Mitzvah, etc. 

Also, her weight is nevementioned. I don’t think anyone’s weight is mentioned in Bob’s Burgers, other than a scene where Bob cheers Teddy up.

Anyway, the point of this post is to show how amazing a show can be when they have an awkward character who still has great moments, has a family who loves her, and is actually funny, instead of making her the butt of the jokes by having her constantly be abused by her family and the writers of the show, DO YOU SEE?

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edgebug:

natti-karlo:

recovery-in-pink:

fitnesstreats:

Stand Like This for 2 Minutes Per Day
from http://jamesclear.com/body-language-how-to-be-confident

No, for real, though—this is a thing.  Not sure about the science behind it, but it makes me feel fancy and powerful regardless.  I highly recommend it.

There actually is legit science behind this. In fact, here’s an entire TED Talk about the science behind it, and the confidence-related chemicals that your brain produces JUST BY YOU STANDING LIKE THIS.

(via notanotherpsychologystudent)

roaring-softly:

Malala Yousafzai, the coolest gal around by Tyler Feder

roaring-softly:

Malala Yousafzai, the coolest gal around by Tyler Feder

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askasexworker:

toomuchperfume:

I’m so thoroughly exasperated with these tumblr anti-sexwork people going ‘you privileged cis-white-indoor escorts think you’re so empowered, blehhh blehhhh blurhhh something something.’ I have never, ever heard an escort refer to her work as empowering. Not saying it’s never happened, but I don’t consider my work empowering, and I’ve never heard another escort call her work empowering.

Do these antis realize we consider our work to be just work, with good points and bad points? Are they asking the shop girl at Forever 21 if she feels empowered by her work? Does she not get to complain about a bad day because somewhere in downtown Los Angeles, an immigrant woman is chained to a serger making cheap panties for 90 cents an hour? Like any other industry, we can understand that our work is both positive and negative in turn. We’re not empowered, but many of us are also not damaged by our work. Your Forever 21 shop girl is not denying the misery of the sweatshop worker by taking that job; she’s just getting by and getting on with her life.

This is the stupid thing about the ‘empowerment’ debate. Sex work is not specifically empowering, WORK is empowering, and sex work is work.

A woman (or any person) with their own independent source of income is empowered to support herself in a capitalist society. That’s it, the sex part of sex work doesn’t come into it.

Like everyone intelligent has been saying, you do not need to be emotionally or spiritually ‘empowered’ by your job for it to be a valid job. Everybody hopes and wishes for a fulfilling and rewarding career, but work that falls short of that is still work and anything it does for you other than provide income is irrelevant to it’s worth as work.

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the-fandoms-are-cool:

guns-n-cardigans:

ill-be-fine-love:

gayreyna:

things girls dont like about boys

  • "ew stop talking about tampons tmi"
  • *draws penis on literally everything*
  • "whoa chill out it’s just a joke"
  • "yeah it’s 8 inches"
  • "she looks like such a bitch"
  • "lmao im such a lesbian"
  • "if you like girls why dont you dress like one"
  • "Yeah childbirth hurts but have you ever been kicked in the balls"

"period cramps cant be that bad”

"Jesus. Are you on your period?

Gaaaaaay.”

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"And now Klaus is apparently running off to go and save Sunny. In the books of course it is Violet, but I know that Hollywood prefers its female actresses to do very little."

- Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events audio commentary (via literatureloveaffair)

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