Posted 1 month ago

I don't care anymore what you think of my body

clevermanka:

I had a realization a few days ago about bodies, body image, and how much I still care about how people perceive me. After a particularly frustrating encounter with a run-of-the-mill creep who thought I should be flattered by his attraction to me and his query about my ethnic heritage, I was…

Posted 1 month ago

I truly believe that this was needed.  I was beaten up by a Riverside County Sheriff (Rialto is in Riverside County) because he mistook me for another woman who “always caused trouble when I came to your place on Grant Ave.”  I’ve never lived in Riverside County nor on a Grant Ave. I was handcuffed and dragged by said cuffs across a parking lot, then dragged into the back of the squad car by my hair.. all because I kept asking “why am I in handcuffs? Am I under arrest? Why am I being arrested?”  This was over 20 years ago.  How many other women have been beaten by this asshole?

mckitterick:

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kittencuffs:

indexedbabe:

the-treble:

impuretale:

"…Rialto’s randomised controlled study has seized attention because it offers scientific – and encouraging – findings: after cameras were introduced in February 2012, public complaints against officers plunged 88% compared with the previous 12 months. Officers’ use of force fell by 60%.”

— California Police Use of Body Cameras Cuts Violence and Complaints | The Guardian

This should be a federal law.

DID SOMEONE SAY FEDERAL LAW?!?!

SIGN HERE!

Yessssssssssss.

Signal Boost.

This post has 26k notes, but there’s less than 8k signatures on the petition and it ends in eight days, y’all. Get signing.

Well I do enjoy SIGNING things. Anybody else up for some fun?

Conscience is that little voice that reminds you that someone may be watching….

In case you missed the plea above, sign the petition HERE to make this nationwide! I just did, and it’s still way short of the required signatures. GO NOW.

(Source: america-wakiewakie)

Posted 1 month ago

rosalarian:

Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.

Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.

Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.

Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.

Posted 1 month ago

dancehistory:

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Shirley Temple.

Posted 1 month ago
siamesemeg:

It doesn’t get much better than Shirley Temple dancing with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Magic.

siamesemeg:

It doesn’t get much better than Shirley Temple dancing with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Magic.