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Lesbians are often “defeminized” and “dehumanized” by the criminal justice system, and therefore subjected to considerable abuse by law enforcement agents. Women perceived to be lesbians—often based on gender nonconforming appearance or conduct—are regularly called “dyke,” “bulldagger,” and “wannabe man,” and subject to violence during interactions with law enforcement. For instance, an attorney in Chicago reports that one of her clients, whom she describes as very “butch,” is subjected to constant harassment by police, and is frequently “slammed up against a wall, patted down, and verbally assaulted.” One sixty-five-year-old African American lesbian who lives in senior public housing in San Francisco is so frequently beaten by police officers responding to complaints by homophobic neighbors that she now says, “If I need help, I call the fire department. If they show up, at least it’s not with guns drawn.” One advocate reports knowing an African American lesbian sex worker who is hit and “roughed up” by police officers so frequently that she is inured to the abuse.

Andrea J. Ritchie, Law Enforcement Violence Against Women of Color (via fuckyeahlgbtqblackpeople)

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weareblackroyalty

cleophatrajones:

babycakesbriauna:

weareblackroyalty:

Raven-Symoné flaunting her natural hair!

She discusses her natural hair journey and regimen here (old article).

Raven!

WERK

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romanticizedweakling

romanticizedweakling:

"i was born in the wrong century," the girl sighs as she imagines a future where women have full ownership of their own bodies

yaaaaas

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bringinglexiback

egyptianpearl:

bringinglexiback:

sorry but children younger than her in the middle east get blown up by drones purely because of their proximity to suspected terrorists, i don’t really care about a dutch teenager getting arrested for sending a “joke” threatening tweet to an airline while claiming to be a member of al qaeda because she thought her obvious positions of privilege would protect her from any and all consequences

THIS ^

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mistress-laufeyson

celestial-time-sorceress:

I heard some guy say that abortion was wrong, and I was just like, “It’s not your uterus.” 

and he was like, “What’s a uterus?” 

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ethiopienne

What I Learned From Tweeting With A Black Woman’s Avatar For #RaceSwapExp

frantzfandom:

reblogging this article just to tell people to read the comments

redsuspenders

keep-it-too-real:

eltigrechico:

redsuspenders:

The Last Samurai starring Tom Cruise

The Last of the Mohicans starring Daniel Day-Lewis

The Mexican starring Brad Pitt

Prince of Persia starring Jake Gyllenhaal

image

Dead OMG

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jay-escobar
jay-escobar:

Fellas did u know ?

jay-escobar:

Fellas did u know ?

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flash-thunder

flash-thunder:

Women make up 45% of the gaming community and 0% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest games of the year.

"Yes, but that’s still a minority! If more women played video games, there would be more reason to have female protagonists!"

Men make up 35% of the cinema audience and 84% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest movies of the year.

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jacquelinehoman

jacquelinehoman:

Without Apology, pg. 27-28, Jacqueline S. Homan, copyright 2013. All rights reserved

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bloodyoathmate

ffffjjjj:

I love Wayne Brady lmao

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bluemoonofkentucky

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kadjaj
As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized.

Bell Hooks, Feminism is for Everybody (via jessieestey)

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Gendered chips.
In case you couldn’t tell which one was the manly chip for men, they helpfully labeled the sizing as “man sized” (not 4 women’s but 4 men’s even tho both these packets are identical sizing shhh).
Men’s egos are so weak they can’t even eat delicious potato treats without their masculinity being reaffirmed.

Gendered chips.

In case you couldn’t tell which one was the manly chip for men, they helpfully labeled the sizing as “man sized” (not 4 women’s but 4 men’s even tho both these packets are identical sizing shhh).

Men’s egos are so weak they can’t even eat delicious potato treats without their masculinity being reaffirmed.