theladybadass:

Pam Grier in 1975 film, Sheba, Baby

theladybadass:

Pam Grier in 1975 film, Sheba, Baby

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"In a survey of scientists engaged in field research, the majority — 64 percent — said they had personally experienced sexual harassment while at a field site, and 22 percent reported being the victim of sexual assault.

Most of the people reporting harassment or assault were women, and the vast majority were still students or postdocs.

And for female victims, the perpetrator was more likely to be a superior, not a peer. “This is happening to them when they are trainees, when they are most vulnerable within the academic hierarchy,” says evolutionary biologist Katie Hinde, an author on the study published Wednesday in PLOS ONE. Hinde and her colleagues say this could be a factor in the large number of women who enter scientific fields but don’t continue”

We as women are trained to see ourselves as cheap imitations of fashion photographs, rather than seeing fashion photographs as cheap imitations of women.
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth (via spoookywinchesters)

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64,000
That’s how many black women are currently missing in America — but the media doesn’t seem to care (via micdotcom)

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gaivota:

RESPECT.
our bodies. our decisions. our families. our communities.

gaivota:

RESPECT.

our bodies. our decisions. our families. our communities.

ungovernablesf:

La Raza Magazine, 1975.

ungovernablesf:

La Raza Magazine, 1975.

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

"Blood in the veins, milk in the breasts, love in the heart — for love of a just cause"

black-culture:

-@thesoulasylum: Black women are not a gay mans accessory to wear.

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Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future.
Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider (1984)

thepeoplesrecord:

Remember that consciousness is power. Consciousness is education and knowledge. Consciousness is becoming aware. It is the perfect vehicle for students. Consciousness-raising is pertinent for power, and be sure that power will not be abusively used, but used for building trust and goodwill domestically and internationally. Tomorrow’s world is yours to build.” - Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese-American activist (May 19, 1921 - June 1, 2014)