I stopped calling myself a pacifist when I heard Gandhi told women they should not physically fight off their rapists.
I believe there is such a thing as a non violent fist. —
Andrea Gibson, Etiquette Leash (via live-lee)
This is the same guy who was racist towards black people and slept naked with little girls.
Gandhi really hated black people. He called the indigenous (black) South Africans “kaffir” (which is like using the n word) and said more than once that Africans were inferior to Indians, being more like animals.
(Source: brain-and-brawn, via feministepiphanies)
Some people forget that love is
tucking you in and kissing you
no matter how young or old you are
Nikki Giovanni, Love is
Fall in love with the process — (via streetetiquette)
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Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist. — Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer (via feministkitsch)
(Source: marchingstars, via chicken--scratch)
In the U.S., where ninety-six percent of the reported perpetrators of rape are white, eighty percent of the men in prison for rape are black. — Joseph Weinberg & Michael Biernbaum, Conversations of Consent: Sexual Intimacy without Sexual Assault (via cocknbull)
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“The process begins with the individual woman’s acceptance that American women, without exception, are socialized to be racist, classist and sexist, in varying degrees, and that labeling ourselves feminists does not change the fact that we must consciously work to rid ourselves of the legacy of negative socialization.”
― Bell Hooks, Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism — (via thebrowngrrlzproject)
(Source: shestorib, via thebrowngrrlzproject)
Cis is not a slur but certain cis people consider it a slur because it is a way to categorize them that does not automatically mean ‘Normal’ or ‘The way one should be’- They are offended that they are not being presented as the ideal. This is the reason. Even if it is subconscious, this is the reason.
(Source: ghostlyglitch, via forgetpolitics)
You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent. — Paulo Coelho (via creatingaquietmind)
(Source: emotional-algebra, via diokpara)
Everything changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than absorbing the frequencies around you, when you start imprinting your intent on the universe rather than receiving an imprint from existence. — Barbara Marciniak (via wethinkwedream)
(Source: ohmothernature, via bluesforlarita)