apinchofbelladona:

oh for fucks sake

(Source: drunkonstephen, via egyptianprincess)

thank you! :) i mean, i could write it anonymously but the only way of sending a letter that would get to enough people would be via email and i feel like it would be kinda shady to set up an email address just to send it? idk i mean that would be a solution to that problem but i also feel that i shouldn’t be afraid of speaking out against something i know is wrong and i mean i also have an Islamic duty of speaking out as well. i guess i’m just really nervous. but thanks for the support :) i really appreciate it ❤

thank you! :) i mean, i could write it anonymously but the only way of sending a letter that would get to enough people would be via email and i feel like it would be kinda shady to set up an email address just to send it? idk i mean that would be a solution to that problem but i also feel that i shouldn’t be afraid of speaking out against something i know is wrong and i mean i also have an Islamic duty of speaking out as well. i guess i’m just really nervous. but thanks for the support :) i really appreciate it ❤

"We live in a world where some women are being paid to be naked whilst others are being fined to be covered. This sums up the generation."

(via blubiblum)

also, where some women are being forced to be naked, or forced to be covered.

(Source: blvcknvy, via thistoo--shallpass)

"But fighting to give women and girls a fighting chance isn’t a nice thing to-do. It isn’t some luxury that we get to when we have time on our hands to spend doing that . This is a core imperative for every human being and every society. If we do not complete a campaign for women’s rights and opportunities the world we want to live in the country we all love and cherish will not be what it should be."

Read Hillary Clinton’s keynote speech from the 2013 Women in the World Summit.  (via cheatsheet)

(Source: sandandglass, via hellogiggles)

deancasotp:

pigeonloki:

The Invisible War 

  • Since 2006, more than 95,000 service members have been sexually assaulted in the U.S. military
  • More than 86% of service members do not report their assault
  • Less than five percent of all sexual assaults are put forward for prosecution, and less than a third of those cases result in imprisonment

I hate that I can attest to accuracy of this post. I never reported my assailants. I had a friend who did. She got looked down upon, name called, moved to a crappy shift and generally treated like trash from a good number of people in our command, including some superiors. The male who molested her got a “talking” to, a slap on his wrist and then essentially promoted. And that was on shore. I can’t even begin to tell you what happened while we were on the ship. It’s just unbelievably horrifying. 

(Source: bispoopybucks, via feminist-space)

meriamfunland:

destroyed-by-the-feels:

droptopping:

OBAMA’S FACE.
DID ROMNEY EVEN THINK FOR ONE SECOND
I MEAN
OBAMA
IS THE CHILD OF A SINGLE MUM
I MEAN
WAT

Romney you shithead

Romney, you do realize this man was the president for 4 years right?
And that he beat you.
So he’s gonna be the president for 8 years.

meriamfunland:

destroyed-by-the-feels:

droptopping:

OBAMA’S FACE.

DID ROMNEY EVEN THINK FOR ONE SECOND

I MEAN

OBAMA

IS THE CHILD OF A SINGLE MUM

I MEAN

WAT

Romney you shithead

Romney, you do realize this man was the president for 4 years right?

And that he beat you.

So he’s gonna be the president for 8 years.

(Source: liberalsarecool, via whyisthetardissoblue)

philolzophy:

blueandbluer:

gaypocalypse:

Diane Sawyer: So, have you thought, how many women is enough? How many women [on the Supreme Court] would be enough?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Nine, nine. [Applause.]
Sawyer: Oh! Oh. [Laughs.]
Ginsburg: Well, there’ve been nine men there for a long long time, right? So why not nine women?

(x)

RUTH FOR ALL THINGS

Bristling while reading through this and thinking about 9 women on the supreme court made me realize I am sexist.

ugh.

introtofeminism:

i didnt mean to become an angry feminist it just sort of happened because i looked out my window and woke the fuck up y’know

(Source: , via beneathunknownbones)

well yea, maybe changing your profile picture doesn’t really do much to support the cause, but YOU don’t know what else that person they’re doing. maybe they’re writing a letter to their legislators, or marching in protests, or maybe they participate in their local ally group. all you see is what they post on facebook, so why don’t you just stop judging, cause last time i checked, posting about how annoyed you are that all anyone is doing is changing their profile picture doesn’t really accomplish anything EITHER.

imagination-vs-knowledge:

merrily-rolling:

otempuraomores:

mklutz:

goddessofcheese:

blackamazon:

facebooksexism:

breewriteswords:

pleatedjeans:

The mayor of Mississauga, Canada is a badass. via

Hazel McCallion, everbody.

92 years old,

34 years in office,

$0 in debt

$700 million in reserve

Eight prime ministers

One truck.

But women aren’t strong leaders… OH WAIT.

Now I’m sure somebody’s gonna tell me something but

  • supports a Palestinian state
  • supports Aids CHarities
  • told her city well if we cant get money y’all need to pay taxes and maintains a 76 approval rating
  • nick named Hurricane Hazel
  • and is so boss lady that she don’t run she’ tells  folks to give that money to charity

I thought 

no one can be that awesome, no one

oops she is

Once my brother and I were driving to sushi and I was behind a car with the license plate MAYOR. “That’s weird,” I said and he freaked out. “SLOW DOWN. THAT’S HAZEL. SHE’S DANGEROUS,” he yelled. We pulled over so she could drive on ahead of us.  The next year the city took away her license and got her a driver.  

this is the best addition to this story i can imagine

I love the last tag on this story. HAZEL FOR POPE.

Im so happy that tumblr loves Hazel as much as we do :)

(via thatfunnygirllauren)

Tehmina Durrani | The Woman Behind The Revolution [x]

Tehmina Durrani is a Pakistani author and activist. For 13 years, she was married to Ghulam Mustafa Khar, the former Governor of Punjab and one of the most powerful men in the country during the 70s and 80s. She chronicled her marriage in the 1991 book, My Feudal Lord, where she describes the abuse, torture, rape and humiliation she suffered at the hands of Khar. 

She faced criticism not only for speaking out against Khar, but also for staying in the marriage for 13 years and having children with him. Reviews of the book to this day disparage her for not leaving sooner or seeking help or doing more to protect her children, despite Khar commanding tremendous power and influence. On page 156, she writes: “What could the police do? They would admonish Mustafa, but sooner or later I would be alone with him, in a worse predicament than before. My silence was not to protect Mustafa; it was to protect myself.”

In 1997, Ghulam Mustafa Khar’s son, Bilal, married a woman named Fakhra Yunus. She too suffered physical abuse at the hands of her husband and escaped after three years to return to her mother’s home. However, in April 2000, Bilal Khar tracked her down and threw acid in her face while she slept. After being released from the hospital, she returned to Bilal and reached out to Tehmina Durrani for help. Tehmina intervened and took Fakhra into her own house despite facing death threats from the Khar family.

Tehmina Durrani is now the author of several books and an activist for Pakistani women and rights of the poor. Her efforts to help Fakhra were detailed in a 2001 Time Magazine article entitled “The Evil That Men Do” which also contained this iconic graphic photograph of the two of them. Fakhra Yunus committed suicide on March 17, 2012 at the age of 33. Bilal Khar was acquitted of all charges.

(Source: oh-whiskers, via ninja-suffragette)

greatwhiteprivilege:

yea whether you wear makeup or not isn’t an issue of gender conformity or whether you align yourself with feminism or not

it’s a matter of personal choice so go ahead and wear makeup if that’s how you’re comfortable and if anyone gives you shit about it you can tell them to fuck off because your appearance is your business and not theirs

true that playa