• Western Patriarchy: A woman wearing revealing clothing is just asking to be raped. If she hadn't worn that short skirt out in public, she wouldn't have been assaulted. It's her fault for dressing like a slut and then trusting men not to treat her like one.
  • Western Patriarchy: Women who wear religious head coverings and hide their skin in public are so oppressed! It's not like she's going to get raped just because a man sees her ankles or neck! Why don't those women just learn to trust men?

Cannabis and Cartoon Network with my boyfriend. This was the chilliest birthday ever and I really needed it. Got some groovy tones playing lightly and some drinks poured. I’m happy to see the age 20. And I’m praying that I’ll prosper in the years to come. Thank you to all of my followers for your daily inspiration. Each of you have shaped me in some way. You’re appreciated!

jacobsoboroff:

High five, USA! We spent $12 billion more on locking people up in 2010 than we did to feed the hungry. 
Infographic and data via HuffPost.

jacobsoboroff:

High five, USA! We spent $12 billion more on locking people up in 2010 than we did to feed the hungry. 

Infographic and data via HuffPost.

(via younggiftedafricanqueen)

ikaythegod:

“Prisons are big business in the United States, and the building, running, and supplying of prisons has become the fastest growing industry in the country. Factories are being moved into the prisons and prisoners are being forced to work for slave wages. This super-exploitation of human beings has meant the institutionalization of a new form of slavery. Those who cannot find work on the streets are forced to work in prison.

Not only are the prisons used as instruments of economic exploitation, they also serve as instruments of political repression. There are more than 100 political prisoners in the United States. They are African Americans, Puerto Ricans, Chicanos, Native Americans, Asians, and progressive white people who oppose the policies of the United States government. Many of those targeted by theCOINTELPRO program have been in prison since the early 1970s.
Although the situation in the prisons is an indication of human rights violations inside the United States, there are other, more deadly indicators.

There are currently 3,365 people now on death row, and more than 50 percent of those awaiting death are people of color. Black people make up only 13 percent of the population, but we make up 41.01 percent of persons who have received the death penalty. The number of state assassinations has increased drastically. In 1997 alone, 71 people were executed.

A special rapporteur appointed by the United Nations organization found serious human rights violations in the United States, especially those related to the death penalty. According to his findings, people who were mentally ill were sentenced to death, people with severe mental and learning disabilities, as well as minors under 18. Serious racial bias was found on the part of judges and prosecutors. Specifically mentioned in the report was the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the only political prisoner on death row, who was sentenced to death because of his political beliefs and because of his work as a journalist, exposing police brutality in the city of Philadelphia.”

— Assata Shakur

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cancerchild:


peechington-marie:

lastnightsmusings:

kingerock288:

Is this real, I really hope this is?

it is

It is real! Her name is Alexis Goggins and she’s from Detroit!

Look at this little bitty baby hero!!

cancerchild:

peechington-marie:

lastnightsmusings:

kingerock288:

Is this real, I really hope this is?

it is

It is real! Her name is Alexis Goggins and she’s from Detroit!

Look at this little bitty baby hero!!

(Source: thelastblackman, via takingbackshannon)

"Rape jokes are not jokes. Woman-hating jokes are not jokes. These guys are telling you what they think. When you laugh along to get their approval, you give them yours."

— Thomas Millar, Meet the Predators. (via mehreenkasana)

(via takingbackshannon)

My nose ring.

My nose ring.

Tags: weed jewelry

(via drzemkaa)

"We teach girls shame; close your legs, cover yourself, we make them feel as though by being born female they’re already guilty of something."

Chimamamda Ngozi Adiche at TEDxEuston (via fuckinq)

This is why I have a HUGE problem with how adult women force womanhood onto young girls at such a young age, yelling at them for ‘being fast’ instead of getting on the MEN who prey on young girls.

I’m not here for it.

Not at all.

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(Source: messyandscattered, via takingbackshannon)

halfburiedbow:

me from now on


Man eataaaaa

halfburiedbow:

me from now on

Man eataaaaa

(via takingbackshannon)


"…I am the “all for" Beyonce. Now kiss both of our Knowles asses if you don’t like it!"

"…I am the “all for" Beyonce. Now kiss both of our Knowles asses if you don’t like it!"

(Source: thequeenbey, via mochafleur)

cyberteeth:

[TW: rape, victim blaming]

How Slut Shaming Becomes Victim Blaming

Articles about the Eleven year old girl here:

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