HAPPENING NOW (9.24.14): The situation in Ferguson is escalating quickly. Protests continue, following this morning’s burning of a Mike Brown memorial, and another frustrating Ferguson City Council meeting.Looks like the same “antagonize over de-escalate” tactics are back online. Prayers to all those out in the street of Ferguson right now fighting for their right to exist. #staywoke #farfromover (PT I, PT II, PT III)
Bringing back the dogs, choppers, charging the crowd, attempting to bottleneck protesters into an area, AND live shots possible fired into the crowd… what the ever-living fuck is Ferguson PD trying to do?! We’re a month and a half into this saga, and they still don’t know how to de-escalate a situation. Pray y’all. That might be all we got right now.
oh my god
Ok and how is this even remotely close to protecting people?
im SO SICK of hearing about how feminism “helps men” i don’t care why do they need to be reassured that they will benefit from it before they can support us fighting for basic human rights and liberation
"My political obligations? I am a Black woman … in world that defines human as white and male for starters. Everything I do including survival is political.”
- Audre Lorde
my seeds have sprouted and now i have a little friend
"As I was watching [Beyoncé’s visual album] I felt very conflicted, I felt her message felt very conflicted in the sense that on the one hand she is putting herself in a category of a feminist, but then the camera, it felt very male, such a male voyeuristic experience of her.”
we don’t tell the mountains or the trees or the rivers to be any different than what they are. We don’t like them more if they’re longer, or wider, or smaller, or deeper. We love them because they just are what they are. Why can’t we say the same to our bodies? Why is my existence questioned solely based on the size of my body? Why am I not perfect just the way I am? We must all ask ourselves why and understand that it’s not us that isn’t perfect but solely these ideas of ‘perfection’ that aren’t. We are all beautiful creations and I hope you can remember that the next time you look in the mirror.