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tedbunny:

Ruby Bridges

This photograph was taken outside William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was one of the first schools in the Deep South to be integrated after the Brown vs. the Board of Education decision had legally overturned the Jim Crow laws. The photo depicts the school’s only African-American student, Ruby Bridges, being escorted to class by US Marshals.
What the photograph doesn’t show is the large crowd that had gathered outside the school, shouting and throwing rocks at the young girl. Ruby admits that this was a terrifying experience, but one of the deputy marshals in the photograph, Charles Burks, remembers her as far braver than she does. “She showed a lot of courage,” he said. “She never cried. She didn’t whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier, and we’re all very, very proud of her.”
This story of triumph almost never happened. Ruby’s father was afraid of the violence his daughter might encounter at the all-white school and didn’t want her to attend, but her mother convinced him otherwise. White families pulled their children out of the school, and only one teacher, Barbra Henry, agreed to teach Ruby. The US Marshals were dispatched by President Eisenhower himself to ensure the girl’s safety. Ruby had to spend the whole day in the principal’s office and was only allowed to eat food from home, as one white mother hadthreatened to poison her. She later became an accomplished civil rights activist. (x)


This girl is too fucking boss for words. 

tedbunny:

Ruby Bridges

This photograph was taken outside William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was one of the first schools in the Deep South to be integrated after the Brown vs. the Board of Education decision had legally overturned the Jim Crow laws. The photo depicts the school’s only African-American student, Ruby Bridges, being escorted to class by US Marshals.

What the photograph doesn’t show is the large crowd that had gathered outside the school, shouting and throwing rocks at the young girl. Ruby admits that this was a terrifying experience, but one of the deputy marshals in the photograph, Charles Burks, remembers her as far braver than she does. “She showed a lot of courage,” he said. “She never cried. She didn’t whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier, and we’re all very, very proud of her.”

This story of triumph almost never happened. Ruby’s father was afraid of the violence his daughter might encounter at the all-white school and didn’t want her to attend, but her mother convinced him otherwise. White families pulled their children out of the school, and only one teacher, Barbra Henry, agreed to teach Ruby. The US Marshals were dispatched by President Eisenhower himself to ensure the girl’s safety. Ruby had to spend the whole day in the principal’s office and was only allowed to eat food from home, as one white mother hadthreatened to poison her. She later became an accomplished civil rights activist. (x)

This girl is too fucking boss for words. 

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Skinny Shaming Is Not The Same As Fat Discrimination. Period.

fatbodypolitics:

YES. Body shaming all around is not ok, but being told to eat a sandwich a few times in your life is not the same fucking thing. 

odinsblog:

therevtimes:

No. 169 - “Fedora Enlightenment” 

The guys gets some unwanted advice on the art of women while at the bookstore. This is certainly a No Fedora/Brony Flex Zone indeed.

HE HIT HIM WITH THE TARDIS!!!

YAAAAS

bookshop:

teiledesganzen:

ronstormer:

effinglioness:

ninjabrianhasanstd:

mortallyfoolish:

Elle Woods was hollering back before the movement. This is why i love this movie. It’s so progressive. Elle is a femme feminist who comes by it the hard way. She doesn’t change for the bookish people, the elitists, or for the feminists. She just does what she needs to do, and what she wants, even when at first it was chasing a boy. Then the movie drops the romance. IT DROPS THE ROMANCE. chick flicks don’t do that. Emmett asking her out is a footnote at the very end. And this whole time, she is classy, and lady like, and has pride in herself and her work. She’ll go to a costume party as a playboy bunny, but like hell will she sleep with her professor for an internship. Elle is my feminist role model

Same.

Elle Woods 4ever

I remember listening to my DAD defend Legally Blonde. An uncle was saying “Oh look, it’s that stupid movie again.” as he flipped through the channels. My dad responded with “Oh yeah, that movie where the blonde girl with great grades works really hard to get into pre-law, studies hard and proves herself to her peers and bosses while maintaining her integrity and not sleeping with her boss? What a terrible message to send girls.”

Also, I love this movie because Reese Witherspoon. 

And don’t forget that she has serious female friends and wins the case by way of her specialist knowledge of so-called “feminine things” that no one else takes seriously enough to even bother with.

The movie also passes the Bechdel test.

LET’S NOT FORGET that even though it starts with a situation where two girls are rivals for the same guy, they BOTH choose to ignore the social codes (and hollywood bylaws) that tell them they should be cat-fighting and trying to one-up each other, and instead they realize that they make good working partners and better friends and screw rivalry, AND ALSO HAVE EACH OTHER’S BACKS RE: WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT. And that it portrays sororities as places where women can learn to work together and respect each other and help each other out, which sets the stage for the way Elle treats everyone she meets for the rest of the movie. OH AND IT HAS A FAT SIDE CHARACTER WHO OVERCOMES EMOTIONAL ABUSE, IS NEVER FAT-SHAMED OR USED AS THE BRUNT OF A FAT JOKE, AND LANDS THE HOTTEST MAN IN THE ENTIRE FILM. 

(Source: jasonnywithnochance)

Political lesbianism is women making a conscious choice to focus all of their energy, in life, in relationships (platonic and romantic) towards women.
Queercomrade  (via shitrichcollegekidssay)

This is fucking offensive. Anyone who uses this around me is getting their ass kicked. 
dat makeup

dat makeup

black-american-queen:

quotesbymel:

slagarthefox:

gradstudentnetwork:

I know some people like to fly this flag. Most often I hear the argument that “Its about heritage NOT hate.” Well, what heritage are you displaying? I suppose you could argue the “heritage” as this image of the southern belles, southern gentlemen, a world stepped in traditions and grandeur. A time when the south stood tall - a Camelot long gone as the result of the Civil War — but then I want you to ask, on whose backs was that fantasy built? 
This flag represents southern belles, gentlemen, plantations and a glorious southern cities, all of which profited from slave labor. This flag represents an idea and a system where only certain people had rights and privileges. It was a time when many of you reading this could have owned me. You could have raped me and been within your rights as an owner. You could rip me away from my mother and sold me, and been within your rights. You could have beat me until my back was raw, and been within your rights. You could have pulled my children out of my hands and sold them, and been within your rights. You could have killed me. And then your biggest upset would be your loss of property and revenue. That is how much I would have been worth in this “Old South”. There would be no protests. I would have just been another dead n*gger. 
 It still boggles me that people defend this flag and fly it as “heritage”, and to me it displays an ignorance and blinded privilege towards a dark history. When I see this flag being flown, I do not see “Southern Pride”, I see an auction block, lynch mobs and a noose. As a black person, I wonder if I am really in a safe place.

Symbols can mean different things to different people, should we call the cross racist because the KKK burned them on people’s front lawns? 
Should I mention that the US Flag is just as guilty because several of the founding fathers owned slaves?

I’m from the south, as is most of my family. Most of the people I know who have confederate flags are blatantly racist and unashamed of it. Even up here in Washington state, if I see someone with a confederate flag, it often is apparent that they’re a) a wannabe “country” girl or boy, or b) a racist. I have yet to be wrong about it. I’m sure there are people to whom the flag is a symbol of heritage, however many people use it as a symbol of intolerance. The American flag is the sign of a country. The cross is a religious and historic symbol. The confederacy was a bunch of people who didn’t eve consider themselves a part of this country, and tried to secede from us. Is that really a positive symbol?

The confederacy was a bunch of people who didn’t even consider themselves a part of this country, and tried to secede from us. Is that really a positive symbol?
—These are the same people by the way, that the next minute will screech, “GOD BLESS AMERICA”. This flag isn’t about “rebellion”, rebellious from what? A country you want to keep all the gays and illegals out of? The country you blast “God Bless the USA” in your truck?
PFft. People who fly this flag are screaming its about rebellion from a country that they don’t want certain people to be part of.

black-american-queen:

quotesbymel:

slagarthefox:

gradstudentnetwork:

I know some people like to fly this flag. Most often I hear the argument that “Its about heritage NOT hate.” Well, what heritage are you displaying? I suppose you could argue the “heritage” as this image of the southern belles, southern gentlemen, a world stepped in traditions and grandeur. A time when the south stood tall - a Camelot long gone as the result of the Civil War — but then I want you to ask, on whose backs was that fantasy built?

This flag represents southern belles, gentlemen, plantations and a glorious southern cities, all of which profited from slave labor. This flag represents an idea and a system where only certain people had rights and privileges. It was a time when many of you reading this could have owned me. You could have raped me and been within your rights as an owner. You could rip me away from my mother and sold me, and been within your rights. You could have beat me until my back was raw, and been within your rights. You could have pulled my children out of my hands and sold them, and been within your rights. You could have killed me. And then your biggest upset would be your loss of property and revenue. That is how much I would have been worth in this “Old South”. There would be no protests. I would have just been another dead n*gger.

It still boggles me that people defend this flag and fly it as “heritage”, and to me it displays an ignorance and blinded privilege towards a dark history. When I see this flag being flown, I do not see “Southern Pride”, I see an auction block, lynch mobs and a noose. As a black person, I wonder if I am really in a safe place.

Symbols can mean different things to different people, should we call the cross racist because the KKK burned them on people’s front lawns? 

Should I mention that the US Flag is just as guilty because several of the founding fathers owned slaves?

I’m from the south, as is most of my family. Most of the people I know who have confederate flags are blatantly racist and unashamed of it. Even up here in Washington state, if I see someone with a confederate flag, it often is apparent that they’re a) a wannabe “country” girl or boy, or b) a racist. I have yet to be wrong about it. I’m sure there are people to whom the flag is a symbol of heritage, however many people use it as a symbol of intolerance. The American flag is the sign of a country. The cross is a religious and historic symbol. The confederacy was a bunch of people who didn’t eve consider themselves a part of this country, and tried to secede from us. Is that really a positive symbol?

The confederacy was a bunch of people who didn’t even consider themselves a part of this country, and tried to secede from us. Is that really a positive symbol?

—These are the same people by the way, that the next minute will screech, “GOD BLESS AMERICA”. This flag isn’t about “rebellion”, rebellious from what? A country you want to keep all the gays and illegals out of? The country you blast “God Bless the USA” in your truck?

PFft. People who fly this flag are screaming its about rebellion from a country that they don’t want certain people to be part of.

(Source: theadventuresofsupergirl)

hungary-hippos:

marfmellow:

posted about this guy before

unfortunately he’s still online and looking for women of color to exotify/fetishize. 

please reblog so other women of color in Colorado are spared. 

"You figured I called you exotic because of your race… When it was actually because of your hair, eyes, color and size."

HA.

slayboybunny:

ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world