My blog is like Gretchen Wiener's hair: it's full of secrets. Here I reveal my oft-hidden passion for social justice, makeup/fashion, porn, and all the fandoms. My name's Julie, and I'm a white bi woman trying to learn about oppression and how to be a better ally. Please don't call me a girl, I prefer to be called a woman; however, I prefer “sir,” not “ma’am” or “miss.” Most of my posts involve trigger warnings. I’ll do my best to keep up with those. If you see anything labeled incorrectly or not at all, please let me know. In the same vein, if I say something oppressive please call me out if you feel comfortable and/or willing. I fuck up and would appreciate it, though of course no one has to.
This gif will be the death of me. They’re English subtitles of the Chinese version.
I’m laughing so hard I’m crying I can’t choose the best one.
wait for the founders names oh my god its worth it
SUPER MAGIC WATER.
And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.
Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love (via hello-lolo)
To my ex-boyfriend: we are done.
Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker, is the only woman EVER to win a Best Director Oscar. Only 4 women have ever been nominated. Women made up only 6% of Directors for the top movies of 2013. There were NO female nominees for directing, cinematography, film editing, writing (original screenplay), or music (original score) during last year’s Academy Awards.
what. the. fuck.
Poverty isn’t a money problem for poor people; poverty (in the richest country in the world) is a problem with our distribution of resources. Poverty is the problem of inequality. Poverty is a problem because the rich hoard their resources. Poverty is a problem because corporations hoard cash while Americans remain unemployed. Poverty is a problem because of corporate welfare. Poverty is a problem because of unethical job creators. The problem isn’t because poor people are poor; the problem is because the rich never think they are rich enough.
For the first time in our history, African-American women have surpassed all groups in college entrance based upon race and gender. That’s right. African American women enroll in college (9.7%) more than Asian men (8.4%), white women (7.1%) - you name the group, either race or gender, African American women are number one.
Break the string of lies and end the misogynoir (racialized antiblack misogyny). Shine bright!
(h/t For Harriet)