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High femme witch living in London. Subverting dominant paradigms and fucking up the kyriarchy. Living at the intersections of chronic illness & queerness. Always attempting to dissect privilege & reflect on identity. Find me reading books, cuddling cats & kissing babes.
When Ripa says “Everybody does it,” she proves her own point. In attempting to explain away Franco’s behaviour, she reminds us all that this situation (and worse, much worse) is all too common, that it happens around us, to our family and friends and to strangers on the subway all the time. And that that’s fine with us. Because James Franco is a “victim” of social media, here. Because when a teenage girl is drugged and raped, CNN bemoans the “ruined” “promising futures” of her rapists. Because when Daisy Coleman tried to speak out against her attacker, her entire family faced further harassment online and in their daily lives. Franco’s clumsy propositioning of a teenage fan is not the same thing as the Steubenville rapes or Woody Allen’s child molestation or David Letterman’s alleged longstanding affairs with female staff members, but all of it intersects to form a narrative telling young women that society doesn’t care about their side of things. That this is nothing, it happens to everybody, “dont tell.”
"On James Franco, Rape Culture, and This Video of Him Laughing With Kelly Ripa"
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femmelove is the cutest little kitten ever, she’s bringing me velvet pencil skirts!!!! true love <3
Asking women on Tumblr to post nude photos, whether they do it regularly or not, is rude and unwelcome in every context. Just because you are polite about it doesn’t make it less rude or somehow more acceptable. You are a disgusting person.
unless you’re paying me, you need to stop
Nina Simone by Alfred Wertheimer, December 1964.
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men who are artists love showing girls, who are so sad, so beautiful - girls crying in showers, girls with delicate bones curled into a fetal position. they want our eyeliner to run but never for our eyes to get puffy. they want our sadness but our anger isn’t pretty.
and they love us being girls - infantile, dependent on men. they love us when we’re broken so long as our pieces aren’t jagged.
So, you know how some Nicki Minaj fans don’t know why we hate her?
Also, she said misandry isn’t real
So, basically, fuck her.
ThIS THE FUNNEIST POST I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE
If slavery persists as an issue in the political life of black America, it is not because of an antiquarian obsession with bygone days or the burden of a too-long memory, but because black lives are still imperiled and devalued by a racial calculus and a political arithmetic that were entrenched centuries ago. This is the afterlife of slavery - skewed life chances, limited access to healthcare and education, premature death, incarceration, and impoverishment. I, too, am the afterlife of slavery.
Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, pp. 6
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One of the reasons why I don’t have a lot of close friends any more is I realised that I have accidentally been making friends with extroverts my entire life, thinking I was one and then I realised that I am 100% not and that I really don’t like going out or socialising a lot
it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.
Right? And can we just take a second to imagine and talk about the statistics for disabled girls and women who are living at the intersections of other disprivileges? Black disabled girls, who are often misdiagnosed? Queer disabled women? Poor or trans disabled women?
Disability is a disprivilege we do not talk about enough. Able bodied people are not talking about this enough.
Naomi Campbell at the GLAAD Awards, 2014.
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