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activating for women's rights
voxamberlynn:

maleficus-juicy:

This image is one of the most powerful pro-choice images I’ve ever seen. When I saw it in the newspaper I immediately cut it out and hung it on my wall.

absolutely amazing.
support birth control and women’s rights.

voxamberlynn:

maleficus-juicy:

This image is one of the most powerful pro-choice images I’ve ever seen. When I saw it in the newspaper I immediately cut it out and hung it on my wall.

absolutely amazing.

support birth control and women’s rights.

(Source: lejeuduprochaintrain)

voxamberlynn:

maleficus-juicy:

This image is one of the most powerful pro-choice images I’ve ever seen. When I saw it in the newspaper I immediately cut it out and hung it on my wall.

absolutely amazing.
support birth control and women’s rights.

voxamberlynn:

maleficus-juicy:

This image is one of the most powerful pro-choice images I’ve ever seen. When I saw it in the newspaper I immediately cut it out and hung it on my wall.

absolutely amazing.

support birth control and women’s rights.

(Source: lejeuduprochaintrain)

freelgbtqpia:


The conflict between assimilationism and radicalism that has riven gay culture since Stonewall became highly visible in the 1990s with the emergence and challenge of queer theory and politics. The conflict predates Stonewall, however—indeed, Jonathan Dollimore describes it as “one of the most fundamental antagonisms within sexual dissidence over the past century.” By focusing on fiction by Edmund White, Andrew Holleran, David Leavitt, Michael Cunningham, Alan Hollinghurst, Dennis Cooper, Adam Mars-Jones and others, Brookes argues that gay fiction is torn between assimilative and radical impulses. He posits the existence of two distinct strands of gay fiction, but also aims to show the conflict as an internal one, a struggle in which opposing impulses are at work within individual texts. This book places post-Stonewall gay fiction in context by linking it to theoretical and historical developments since the late nineteenth century, and tracing the conflict back to the fiction of Wilde, Forster, Genet, Vidal, Burroughs and Isherwood. Other relevant topics discussed include gay fiction of the 1970s; gays and the family; sexual transgression; gay fiction and the AIDS epidemic.

[PDF]

freelgbtqpia:

The conflict between assimilationism and radicalism that has riven gay culture since Stonewall became highly visible in the 1990s with the emergence and challenge of queer theory and politics. The conflict predates Stonewall, however—indeed, Jonathan Dollimore describes it as “one of the most fundamental antagonisms within sexual dissidence over the past century.” By focusing on fiction by Edmund White, Andrew Holleran, David Leavitt, Michael Cunningham, Alan Hollinghurst, Dennis Cooper, Adam Mars-Jones and others, Brookes argues that gay fiction is torn between assimilative and radical impulses. He posits the existence of two distinct strands of gay fiction, but also aims to show the conflict as an internal one, a struggle in which opposing impulses are at work within individual texts. This book places post-Stonewall gay fiction in context by linking it to theoretical and historical developments since the late nineteenth century, and tracing the conflict back to the fiction of Wilde, Forster, Genet, Vidal, Burroughs and Isherwood. Other relevant topics discussed include gay fiction of the 1970s; gays and the family; sexual transgression; gay fiction and the AIDS epidemic.

[PDF]

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Today in history: July 20, 1934 - “Bloody Friday” during the historic 1934 Minneapolis truckers strike. 
On Bloody Friday, 67 striking truck drivers and their supporters were shot by Minneapolis police, acting on orders from the Citizens Alliance, an anti-labor employers’ group, which controlled city government. Two of them died.
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)
It is shameful that the rights to the definitive history of this strike, written by a leading organizer, are held hostage by the U.S. Socialist Workers Party (as it has done with writings of Malcolm X and others). If you can buy, borrow or preferably steal a copy of “Teamster Rebellion” by Farrell Dobbs, you should. - redguard

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Today in history: July 20, 1934 - “Bloody Friday” during the historic 1934 Minneapolis truckers strike.

On Bloody Friday, 67 striking truck drivers and their supporters were shot by Minneapolis police, acting on orders from the Citizens Alliance, an anti-labor employers’ group, which controlled city government. Two of them died.

Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)

It is shameful that the rights to the definitive history of this strike, written by a leading organizer, are held hostage by the U.S. Socialist Workers Party (as it has done with writings of Malcolm X and others). If you can buy, borrow or preferably steal a copy of “Teamster Rebellion” by Farrell Dobbs, you should. - redguard

magic-fantasy-life:

scorpio-tales:

electricrain:

columnnotes:

sktagg23:

I am SICK and TIRED of people objecting to seeing women using their breasts for what they are actually for. BREASTFEEDING IS NOT VULGAR OR OBSCENE.

I support breastfeeding all the way, even if it is in public.

And the award winning one:

THIS. THIS. THIS/

OMG THIS

kimchicuddles:

As you wander through the wild forests of life, identifying dangers can be tricky business. Do what you think is best, and don’t worry how many mushrooms you offend. #NotAllMushrooms!

kimchicuddles:

As you wander through the wild forests of life, identifying dangers can be tricky business. Do what you think is best, and don’t worry how many mushrooms you offend. #NotAllMushrooms!

juliaccarpenter:

washingtonpost:

This is what “pushy” and “bossy” really mean (cartoons by the inimitable Ann Telnaes)

My favorite Ann Telnaes cartoon so far this year.

juliaccarpenter:

washingtonpost:

This is what “pushy” and “bossy” really mean (cartoons by the inimitable Ann Telnaes)

My favorite Ann Telnaes cartoon so far this year.

mentally-illectric:

things i needed to hear in health class:

  • puberty might make you squishier and its ok
  • vaginas have a smell and it’s a ok
  • all kinds of people with all kinds of bodies have gr8 sex
  • genitals do not all look the same and variety is rad
  • people have stretch marks sometimes
  • people have pimples on their butts sometimes
  • people have cellulite sometimes
  • gender =/= sex
  • sex =/= scary danger FEAR
  • bodies aren’t scary or gross or sacred 
  • everything is ok

(Source: help-us-heal)

White person: uhm if you don't EDUCATE ME how will I know?
PoC: okay...
White person: *sommat racist*
PoC: that's racist.
White person: WHAT? NO IT'S NOT. HOW IS THAT RACIST? YOU'RE RACIST FOR MAKING THIS ABOUT RACE.
PoC: but... I'm telling it affects me as-
White person: YOU'RE BULLYING ME
PoC: listen, here's a link to an artic-
White person: I GUESS I'M JUST IGNORANT WHITE TRASH, HUH? I BET YOU'RE NOT EVEN REALLY A PERSON OF COLOR. YOU THINK YOU'RE SO MUCH BETTER THAN ME, YOU ELITIST
PoC: Are you fucking kidding me?!
White person: IF YOU DON'T EDUCATE ME IN A NICE TONE AND IN A NICE WAY THAT CODDLES ME HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME TO LISTEN TO YOU???? UGH. YOU'RE SO ANGRY. DON'T YOU KNOW I'M ON YOUR SIDE??!?!?!
PoC: *reminds self that beating the shit out of this person will end in jail time*
white het dudes: it's just a joke. you guys have no sense of humor
oppressed person: *tells a joke about privileged people*
white het dudes: I AM SUDDENLY INCAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING IRONY OR SATIRE AND YOU ARE THE NEXT HITLER

black-theatre-nerd:

medievalpoc:

beggars-opera:

I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.

Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)

And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.

Oh, and by the way…

Tudor:

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Elizabethan:

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Stuart:

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Georgian:

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Regency:

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Victorian:

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Edwardian:

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Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.

Learned some of this in costuming class. So for those theater bugs who are interested in costuming.

nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts