People who use a lack of education to justify subjecting poor people to poverty are fucking revolting. They’ve invented a system wherein poor people cannot obtain a quality education because they are poor and then they use that lack of education to justify their continued poverty. It’s self-sustaining, vile, oppressive, and a fundamental tenet of modern American conservativism.

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My lawyer gives the same speech to everyone who wants to do business with me now. ‘Nicki is not one of those artists who allow her representatives to make decisions for her.’ I’m on conference calls all day with lawyers, accountants, and executives—people of power—and they treat me with respect. Because I command respect. I’m not cocky, but I deserve to know what’s going on. It’s my brand and my life. That’s my advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want—and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about.

Nicki Minaj, Elle, April 2013 (via bleep0bleep)

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  • Glamour UK: What do you get riled up about in a feminist context?
  • Gillian Anderson: A lot. I have feminist bones and when I hear things or see people react to women in certain ways I have very little tolerance.
  • Glamour UK: But don't you feel sorry for modern men? Not knowing whether they should help us with our bags and open doors for us or whether we'll see it as an affront?
  • Gillian Anderson: No. I don't feel sorry for men.


White women are the only group of women that will take “basic bitch” as a compliment, and write nonsensical articles like the one above. (x)

I’m laughing so hard right now, this is embarrassing. 


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Long Beach, California 

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I Was Trying To Be Funny But It Came Out as Really Mean: A 5-part documentary starring me.

I Was Trying To Be Loving And Supportive But I Probably Overstepped My Boundaries And Came Off as Creepy: a feature-length film with two sequels and a TV series adaption.

I Was Trying To Tell You I Relate To Your Difficult Situation But It Probably Sounded Like I Was Making It All About Me: a novel saga with several side book adaptions and a movie.

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Its really strange to think someone as powerful as nicki is vulnerable abt anything and seein her share that side of herself bein excited someone said a line that she dint need to worry about it is so cute

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People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.


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shielasaid asked: (1/2) I was scrolling through my dash and saw the following post and it made me REALLY annoyed. The problem is I can’t quantify why I feel this way. While her opinion on body acceptance sounds legit, there is just a part of me that feels like "wtf, shut up you have no idea." Am I wrong? Is this because I'm a fat girl still struggling with loving my own body? Ughhh, I feel like I sound petty and bitter, I'm sorry.


Anyway I just wanted to ask your opinion because when I read your social commentary it makes me wish I could analyze and express my thoughts as well as you do.


The post in question

Ok, well first does no one listen to this song because she says: 

I’m bringing booty back
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that
No I’m just playing. I know you think you’re fat
But I’m here to tell ya
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

So like, everyone needs to stop bitching about this being a skinny-shaming song. Like, I don’t get how people are stanning for skinny girls by attacking this song that…stans for skinny girls? What is that about? 

Also, I agree with you about that post, it’s pretty much bullshit.

This is the thing: I don’t often reblog images of hot, ‘classically beautiful’ skinny girls or models. I reblog actresses I like and admire, but I look at my tumblr as a media space and I feel like, this is a space where I want to promote diversity and alternative (visual) narratives and representation. It’s just a little space I have, but I believe I am responsible for it and I don’t want to use it to promote the same body standards that we are bombarded with from mainstream media. 

Promoting body diversity means promoting a new narrative, promoting positive representation that barely exists anywhere around us. There is enough representation for skinny girls. I get that skinny girls suffer facets of skinny obsession too (since it creates impossible standards for anyone to live up to and tells a misogynistic, sexually objectifying narrative about their bodies that they don’t get to control), but it’s not the same as the way fat girls experience a lack of narrative, a lack of positive, real representation. And the way that lack of positive and realistic representation powers dehumanization, disgust, bigotry, rape culture.

Fat girls get to have their own narrative. It does not have to include skinny girls. It does not have to promote ~all body types, which is some egalitarian nonsense. How can anyone argue that skinny girls need more promotion and more representation?? How can you argue that body diversity movements need to make room in their small, rare spaces for MORE skinny representation and approval? 

I also just will never understand how skinny girls can’t see that supporting and celebrating fat girl empowerment and uplift is beneficial to ALL girls anyway? Like, how can you not see that supporting positive representation for unrepresented women breaks shitty, unrealistic beauty standards that, in many ways, skinny girls are complaining about when they write posts like that? How is it so hard for skinny girls to not see that?

(I feel like in a large part, skinny girls who complain about not being represented in fat-positive spaces don’t WANT unrealistic beauty standards to be broken because they benefit from them. It is a privilege they benefit from. I remember someone writing a post about how ANGRY skinny girls would get at her for not accepting that she was ugly or unwanted as a fat girl, at her not TRYING to get skinny, at her loving her body. She wasn’t following through with social expectations and her body-positive personal narrative conflicted with their own unspoken monopoly of that privilege. They were really ANGRY about that. Anyway…?? That’s all I have to say I guess.)



white girls are out of control these days 

This is atrocious.

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when your teacher asks u why ur late to class


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get rich or die trying to graduate from college

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