people always say that “hate breeds more hate” but they only ever say it to minorities with justifiable anger towards their oppressors and never to the actual oppressors
Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.
This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.
I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.
I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.
As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am."
excerpt from “FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!" @ One Black Girl. Many Words. (via fajazo)
Comments on the trailer of the new Annie movie staring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx.
Would you just look at how racism isn’t a thing in today’s society.
White people being progressive as usual. No racism to see here.
I want heads ….. I want their fucking heads …. fuck these monsters
"It would keep the character more innocent"
HOOHOHOHOHOAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH I AM BREATHING FIRE HOW FUCKING DARE THESE SWINES EVEN THINK OF COMING FOR LITTLE BLACK GIRLS
Lol at the racist dumb ass going “Annie is a white name” when that was my mother’s nickname for me for years…..
"it would be relatable to more people" yeah more white people maybe
Apparently only white people are relatable. Black people are just too alien and strange.
Whtes have humanity when we don’t
"I’m not TRYING to be racist it just like comes so naturally I can’t help it!"
scrape your knee; it is only skin
makes the sound of violins
when you cut my hair, and leave the birds the trimmings
I am the happiest woman among all women
you have to reblog the song you’re tattoo is from, right?
whats your tattoo? i was thinking about getting the cosmia moth or something, idk, something from the album art
Friendly reminder that anti-cheating is pro-slut shaming (◕‿◕✿)
Friendly reminder that using sex to hurt other women is anti-feminist and fucking disgusting.
what the fuck?
like ok its misogynistic when you dont hold men who cheat accountable but place all the blame on the woman he cheated w/, making her out to be a whore who must have tempted him, etc
but other than that , like
BUT OMG RACISM DOESN’T EXIST!
That is seriously disturbing.
That’s not even like, a minor difference. Jesus.
And yet people don’t wanna hear it when I say black bodies are LITERALLY devalued.
White babies cost more than twice as much… you’ve gotta be fucking kidding me
like i love you harrison and u are very sexy but like blah blah blah GLADIATORS i get it , damn
characters on scandal who could get it, in order of most to least urgent:
- adnan salif
- that’s it
- that’s the list
Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You (via autobibliography)