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aboutmaleprivilege:

need a tone police graphic?

mod note:

you are a tasteful and extraordinary person and we love you. I am saving this amazing contribution to my bookmarks.

-firework-comic

11.23.12 ♥ 56

aboutmaleprivilege:

Oh my god I’m dying.

Is it bad that I laughed?

Because I did. Really hard.

11.22.12 ♥ 36
womenwhokickass:

Salote Tupou III: Why she kicks ass
She was the Queen of Tonga from 5 April 1918 to her death in 1965. Queen Salote was known for being a tall woman, standing at 6 ft 3 inches.
She ascended to power at the age of 18. While her politically convenient marriage to Viliami Tungi helped join feuding dynasties, it also inspired a loyal partnership, widespread allegiance and a great many love poems written by Queen Salote herself. Queen Salote alone was installed in the pre-eminent title of Tu‘i Kanokupolu. Queen Salote alone was addressed in the sacred language, although both she and Tungi were descended from the ancient line of sacred rulers. Tungi was addressed in the language appropriate for chiefs.
She used her traditional role of a universal elder sister and became expert in the genealogical connections of her people. Her knowledge of Tongan families extended to a personal interest to their problems. This was repaid with intense loyalty, which some have noted to be unparalleled anywhere else.
She was focused on public health and education, especially for girls, personally teaching young girls to read. Her legacy includes the largest all girls secondary school in Tonga.
She was a noted poet and orator. Many of her poetry was set to music and revolutionized Tongan dances like the tau’olunga and the lakalaka.
She assisted with mapping of Tongan archaeological sites
With her gift of organization Tonga made a significant contribution to the Allied WWII efforts in the form of a war plane named Queen Salote.
Her rule and influence kept Tonga as the lone Pacific Kingdom out of  colonial rule, instead Tonga joined the Commonwealth as a protected sovereign ally. She was the only other Queen in the Commonwealth. During Queen Elizabeth’s coronation Queen Salote’s jovial appearance in an open carriage despite the pouring rain resulted in great fanfare from London’s crowds, and publicity in the media for her and Tonga.
She embraced her large, by Western standards, frame despite cruel jabs from outsiders.
“One feels the heaviness of burdens, but I don’t really mind the burden. What I care about is to do things the right way, so that when the time comes for someone else to carry on the work, there are no problems of mine for them. Only those of their own making.”  Queen Salote Tupou III

womenwhokickass:

Salote Tupou III: Why she kicks ass

  • She was the Queen of Tonga from 5 April 1918 to her death in 1965. Queen Salote was known for being a tall woman, standing at 6 ft 3 inches.
  • She ascended to power at the age of 18. While her politically convenient marriage to Viliami Tungi helped join feuding dynasties, it also inspired a loyal partnership, widespread allegiance and a great many love poems written by Queen Salote herself. Queen Salote alone was installed in the pre-eminent title of Tu‘i Kanokupolu. Queen Salote alone was addressed in the sacred language, although both she and Tungi were descended from the ancient line of sacred rulers. Tungi was addressed in the language appropriate for chiefs.
  • She used her traditional role of a universal elder sister and became expert in the genealogical connections of her people. Her knowledge of Tongan families extended to a personal interest to their problems. This was repaid with intense loyalty, which some have noted to be unparalleled anywhere else.
  • She was focused on public health and education, especially for girls, personally teaching young girls to read. Her legacy includes the largest all girls secondary school in Tonga.
  • She was a noted poet and orator. Many of her poetry was set to music and revolutionized Tongan dances like the tau’olunga and the lakalaka.
  • She assisted with mapping of Tongan archaeological sites
  • With her gift of organization Tonga made a significant contribution to the Allied WWII efforts in the form of a war plane named Queen Salote.
  • Her rule and influence kept Tonga as the lone Pacific Kingdom out of  colonial rule, instead Tonga joined the Commonwealth as a protected sovereign ally. She was the only other Queen in the Commonwealth. During Queen Elizabeth’s coronation Queen Salote’s jovial appearance in an open carriage despite the pouring rain resulted in great fanfare from London’s crowds, and publicity in the media for her and Tonga.
  • She embraced her large, by Western standards, frame despite cruel jabs from outsiders.

“One feels the heaviness of burdens, but I don’t really mind the burden. What I care about is to do things the right way, so that when the time comes for someone else to carry on the work, there are no problems of mine for them. Only those of their own making.”  Queen Salote Tupou III

11.16.12 ♥ 356

womenwhokickass:

Michelle Alexander: Why She Kicks Ass

  • She is an African-American civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar concentrating on race in the United States criminal justice system, racial profiling, racism in the United States, and other issues especially related to systematic discrimination against black and brown communities in the U.S.
  • She is a Graduate of Stanford Law School and Vanderbilt University, who has worked as a litigator at private law firms, including Saperstein, Goldstein, Demchak & Baller, in Oakland, California, where she specialized in plaintiff-side class action lawsuits alleging race and gender discrimination.
  • She served as the Director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU of Northern California, where she coordinated the Project’s media advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition-building, and litigation; and spearheaded a national campaign against racial profiling by law enforcement called the “Driving While Black/Brown [DWB] Campaign”.
  • In recent years, she has taught at a number of universities, including Stanford Law School, where she was an associate professor of law and directed the Civil Rights Clinics.
  • She is also the Author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, arguing that systemic racial discrimination in the United States has resumed following the Civil Rights Movement’s gains.
11.16.12 ♥ 119

ihopebarackobama:

I hope Barack Obama actually knows the word for thank you in Dothraki.

11.12.12 ♥ 61

whoneedsfeminism:

I need Feminism because men are still buying little girls for sex. WomanStats Project womanstats.org

11.10.12 ♥ 172
11.07.12 ♥ 185

queersecrets:

[a picture of the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer holding hands during the song “Where Do We Go From Here” with white text reading “My dream job doesn’t hire queers. My mental health makes relationships impossible. I feel like my life is a time bomb. No matter what happens, it’ll end badly. Where do I go from here?”]

This may be inappropriate, but I mentally sang that first line. 

11.06.12 ♥ 63
womenwhokickass:

Doreen Lawrence: Why she kicks ass
Activist, Writer, Mother
Mother of Stephen Lawrence; a black teenager who was murdered in London (UK) at the age of 18 in a brutal racial attack in 1993
Doreen cited the institutional racism of the Metropolitan Police in light of the treatment of her son’s case. She brought to light the unprofessionalism and incompetence shown by the police that were intrinsically linked to racist presumptions in relation to Stephen.
In 1999, after years of campaigning, and garnering the support of many in the community, the media and politics, a wide-ranging judicial inquiry into the circumstances of Stephen’s death was established, rousing great interest in the Metropolitan Police’s attitude towards PoC. 
She helped overturn double jeopardy law in the UK, allowing Stephen’s case to go to trial again and leading to the subsequent imprisonment of two of Stephen’s five attackers; David Norris and Gary Dobson.
Doreen Lawrence continues to campaign for justice for her son as well as for other victims of racist crime. She has worked to secure further reforms of the police service.
She also founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, a charity of a multifarious nature and great community value that started out as means to help underpriveleged aspiring architects, as Stephen dreamt of becoming one himself. 
She is a member of both the board and the council of a human rights organisation called Liberty, and is also  a patron of hate crime charity Stop Hate UK.
Though Lawrence has recieved much praise and success for her charitable work and campaigning, she often stresses that she would give it all up to have her son back.

womenwhokickass:

Doreen Lawrence: Why she kicks ass

  • Activist, Writer, Mother
  • Mother of Stephen Lawrence; a black teenager who was murdered in London (UK) at the age of 18 in a brutal racial attack in 1993
  • Doreen cited the institutional racism of the Metropolitan Police in light of the treatment of her son’s case. She brought to light the unprofessionalism and incompetence shown by the police that were intrinsically linked to racist presumptions in relation to Stephen.
  • In 1999, after years of campaigning, and garnering the support of many in the community, the media and politics, a wide-ranging judicial inquiry into the circumstances of Stephen’s death was established, rousing great interest in the Metropolitan Police’s attitude towards PoC. 
  • She helped overturn double jeopardy law in the UK, allowing Stephen’s case to go to trial again and leading to the subsequent imprisonment of two of Stephen’s five attackers; David Norris and Gary Dobson.
  • Doreen Lawrence continues to campaign for justice for her son as well as for other victims of racist crime. She has worked to secure further reforms of the police service.
  • She also founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, a charity of a multifarious nature and great community value that started out as means to help underpriveleged aspiring architects, as Stephen dreamt of becoming one himself. 
  • She is a member of both the board and the council of a human rights organisation called Liberty, and is also  a patron of hate crime charity Stop Hate UK.
  • Though Lawrence has recieved much praise and success for her charitable work and campaigning, she often stresses that she would give it all up to have her son back.
11.06.12 ♥ 225

fuckyeahftms:

For all those who have been bullied and have suffered, even died because of it, today is your day.

10.19.12 is #SpiritDay.

Be who you were always meant to be. It definitely gets better.

(supertransmannick.tumblr.com)

10.19.12 ♥ 259

aboutmaleprivilege:

Male privilege is my dad dismissing ALL the tv shows my sister, mom, and I watch as “stupid” because they are not shows that he likes and women can’t possibly have good taste in tv shows.

Male privilege is my dad then changing the channel while the rest of us were watching said “stupid shows,” without asking.

Ugh! My dad does the same thing. He always watches: 1) Fox News, 2) Football, or 3) Drag races (not the RuPaul ones, either). When he does it, I want to chop his fucking hands off so he can’t use the remote control. Fucking son of a bitch…

10.18.12 ♥ 106
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10.03.12 ♥ 23
stfusexists:

Remember how Margaret Atwood said that a man’s worst fear was being laughed at by a woman? And a woman’s worst fear was being killed by a man?
Yeah, this is exactly what she was talking about.
Prospective employers, friends, and future girlfriends: this is how Matthew Davitt thinks. Matthew Davitt thinks that joking about raping women he doesn’t know is really, really funny. (And Nathan Alexander Sugerman, J.D. Sharp, and Alfred De Santos agree.)

Lovely how many other guys liked this status.

stfusexists:

Remember how Margaret Atwood said that a man’s worst fear was being laughed at by a woman? And a woman’s worst fear was being killed by a man?

Yeah, this is exactly what she was talking about.

Prospective employers, friends, and future girlfriends: this is how Matthew Davitt thinks. Matthew Davitt thinks that joking about raping women he doesn’t know is really, really funny. (And Nathan Alexander Sugerman, J.D. Sharp, and Alfred De Santos agree.)

Lovely how many other guys liked this status.

09.21.12 ♥ 1463