ANNIE ELAINEY

harikondabolu:

Hari Kondabolu analyzes a Matthew McConaughey interview about gay rights in The Advocate where he outs one of his college friends, talks about how popular he was in highschool and comes up with a program to help “the nerd, the gay kid, the fat girl and the kid with the hairlip.”

If you are in the Miami/Wynwood area (FL, USA) this weekend 9/19 and 9/20, we are having our first annual Ladyfest!

#LadyfestMiami is a DIY (do it yourself), volunteer organized, led, and run festival made by and for women —including women of color; women who identify as LGB, queer, trans*, and/or genderqueer; mothers and childfree women; women in the faith community; women who are immigrants; women of all ages and their allies. The objective is to build a sustainable community and celebrate diversity through critical dialogue, cultural performance, and artistic expression within the context of a women-centered space.

There will be art, live performances and workshops! Please register at www.ladyfestmiami.com

Just found you and your "Opening our closed minds", and girl you rock. Though, I completely disagree with calling people rapist cause you find them to make offense jokes that inflict an emotional response from a personal experience. I think to sum people up like that is completely wrong and dehumanizes them to their idea of humor. However, in a way I understand why it would be considered problematic. None the less I'd love to have a discussion some time and share ideas. Just ask me why :)

Sure!  Though I never once called a person who made a joke a “rapist”, I called rapists, rapists. (tw rape)

The part where I say “rapists do not know they are rapists”, refers to assaults I’ve experienced (and many have experienced similar), like someone putting their hands in my pants when I was sleeping, but they think it’s “hot and spontaneous”, or seeing a blind drunk person and deciding to “take the opportunity” when really they are taking advantage, or aggressively coercing someone who is hesitant, and thinking “she’s just shy and needs that push”. Nope. It’s rape. Perpetuating rape culture (including rape jokes that use victims as a punchline), is a big part of the reason why these guys thought what they did was okay. At this point I’m not sure which is scarier, people who KNOW they are rapists, or the ones who don’t.

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Have you registered for #LadyFestMiami yet? There are about 120 spots left. This Friday and Saturday 9/19 and 9/20, in #Wynwood #Miami, there will be live performances and workshops; celebrating women and getting to know our community! All types of #women and #allies! Go register and check out the schedule at www.ladyfestmiami.com

Have you registered for #LadyFestMiami yet? There are about 120 spots left. This Friday and Saturday 9/19 and 9/20, in #Wynwood #Miami, there will be live performances and workshops; celebrating women and getting to know our community! All types of #women and #allies! Go register and check out the schedule at www.ladyfestmiami.com

breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

annieelainey:

Opening Our Closed Minds: In conversation sometimes we can get stuck in our own ideas. I think it’s important to ask “Why [do you feel that way]?” before we bark, “No [that’s not so]!” One should be willing to listen to both sides, allow the conversation to continue, allow room for discussion, allow your eyes to be open to different perspectives, and make conclusions from there. Listen to the voices that are not often heard.

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axetemptation:

64% of people say the color red makes anything more tempting.
Notes:
In the U.S., red is most commonly associated with heat, passion, anger, sexuality, love, and joy.
Humans with red hair take up less than 2% of the population.

axetemptation:

64% of people say the color red makes anything more tempting.

Notes:

In the U.S., red is most commonly associated with heat, passion, anger, sexuality, love, and joy.

Humans with red hair take up less than 2% of the population.

Thank you for being such a fabulous, inspiring, and incredibly human being. You have changed so many lives for the better, my own included. Whenever you feel down about something, please remember this fact. You HAVE made such a difference in the body positive community. Thank you so much.
Anonymous

Eeee, wow! Thank you so much! I’m so glad for you and for anyone who is learning their self-worth and on a journey to body peace! We’re all in this fight together!! <3

I don’t give a shit what people think. I know what’s real. I don’t care if people don’t think feminism is important because I know it is.

lesleypowers:

Made this Le Tigre dress for the weekend!