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"So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."

- Jorge Luis Borges (via ohchsinad)

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"Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist."

- soultired (via marchingstars)

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Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.

"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.

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- Laurie Penny, “This isn’t ‘feminism.’ It’s Islamophobia.” (via octoberchan)

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#HowManyMore Rally | Facebook

africanareading:

"Come out to support local efforts in solidarity with Ferguson and demand justice for all Black lives taken as victims of anti-Black violence, state terror, and police impunity."

The event is a continuation of the past couple of events that were held in Providence in solidarity with Ferguson. We find it incredibly important to keep the conversation going and do our best to emphasize that Black and Brown death at the hands of the State are not isolated incidents. The pattern that we have seen overtime, a pattern that has been made clear to many who were not aware before with the recent events in Ferguson, highlight the fact that this country is built on the subjugation of particular bodies. 

This is not just Ferguson. This is not just Sanford. This is not just Detroit, Flatbush, Chicago, or Oakland. 

In order for us to continue to build community, to resist the State and find solutions, we must take a really honest look at our society and then ask ourselves “How Many More?” How many more Black lives need to be taken before we rise up together? How many more communities need to be destroyed? How many more rallies and marches do we need to have before we really see that these deaths are never isolated incidents; they are representative of a dangerous and destructive pattern that is sewn into the very fabric of our society.

How Many More?

Join us Thursday evening as we continue to demand justice for all victims of White Supremacist/Antiblack violence.

Step 325: Know how to find the right apartment

adulting:

From the ole inbox: A friend (or two) of mine and I wanna get our own place. Aside from cost (rent is TOO DAMN HIGH), what do we need to look out for or know?

An excellent question! Here we go:

Before you are ready to move: Make sure to keep an updated document of your current and past…

So helpful!! Thank you!

"Stop talking. Stop talking girl. Write what you have to say. Just like you used to when you wuz little and you got tired of people staring at you while you pushed words out of an unaccommodating mouth."

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Sonia Sanchez (via arianathepoet)

What an awesome woman. 

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"And I cried… for all the women who have ever stretched their bodies out anticipating civilization, and finding ruins."

- Sonia Sanchez (via spiritwalks)

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