you do not need to go to college or spend a single fucking dime on “workshops” to be a feminist. working class women are in fact capable of being feminists and even *gasp* creating theories of their own that highlight how classism intersects with misogyny. do not let affluent fluff feminists selling you their porn, educational “”workshops”“, or books on “how 2 b a sexxxxxy feminist” let you think any different. hint hint: making a profit and turning the women’s movement into a money making enterprise is their #1 priority. 

bottom line: working class women deserve better from the feminist movement. 

Kajsa Ekis Ekman speaks about the politics of surrogacy at The Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney (30 - 31 August, 2014)

Many whites say they would be happy to live in an integrated community, but define ideally integrated as around 10% black and 90% white.

Ferguson’s experience offers lessons in integration (x)

This lines up with studies done on housing segregation a while back. The “racial tipping point” was about 8%. In other words once the perception of the neighborhood was that more than 8% of it was non-white, people (and by that I mean white people) started moving. 

While housing segregation has been institutionally enforced (de jure) it’s very commonly individually practiced (de facto). 

(via invisiblelad)

I’ve been saying this for a very long time and now the studies are bearing it out:

When most white people say “diversity,” what they actually mean is “tokenism.” They actually mean “as long as whites remain dominant and aren’t outnumbered by those Others, then YAY for ‘diversity’ and all the props I get for supporting it!”

Meanwhile, side-eye.

(via sonofbaldwin)

For every one female killer, about nine men are murderers. For every one woman who kills another unrelated women, about 30 men kill an unrelated man. The gender imbalance in the killing of same-sex acquaintances or strangers is one of the most extreme behavioral differences known between the sexes.
— David Rowe, Biology and Crime (via approachingsignificance)
I would much rather be the ‘obnoxious feminist girl’ than be complicit in my own dehumanization.
— Kathleen Hanna (via camewiththeframe)



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~ Practical Etiquette, by A. Flanagan, 1899


~ Practical Etiquette, by A. Flanagan, 1899