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1st September 2014

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"But you don’t look African"

beautiesofafrique:

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But there isn’t a singular look for African women and girls

Imazighen women

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Edo women

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Yoruba women

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Ashanti women

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Somali bantu women

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Oromo women

cute Oromo girl, Oromia, Africa  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Vrt_dYgzM=FLvTQ87zWdawI6q3j5lJWwdQ=215

Africa | 'Borana beauty'.  The Oromo people consist of four main groups, the Borana is one of them.  Southern Ethiopia | ©  Johan Gerrits.

Africa | Two Oromo Girls, photographed on a road in Dessie, Ethiopia | © MAMA ETIOPIA :: MAMMA ETHIOPIA, via Flickr

Tigray-Tigrinya women

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Toubou women

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Xhosa women

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Khoisan women

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And many more….

Tagged: AfricaAfrican womenInternationalDiversityAfrica Is Not A Country

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1st September 2014

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The Leak Isn’t A Scandal, It’s An Outrage

The Leak Isn’t A Scandal, It’s An Outrage

It’s one of the big stories of the day: this weekend, a hacker released nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, along with several other female celebrities, onto the internet.  While the celebrities themselves have fired back, stating that the images were doctored or false, or decrying the fact that someone dug them up and posted them, the reality is that some of this is just damage control.  It’s…

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Tagged: American WomenCurrent EventsFemale SexualityMediaPop CultureRape CultureRhetoricSexual ViolenceSexualization

31st August 2014

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mulders:

remember wendy davis

Tagged: GOTVWendy DavisTexasRepublicansPoliticsDemocratsWomen in Power

29th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Radical Notions with 31,666 notes

These are forms of male aggression that only women see. But even when men are afforded a front seat to harassment, they don’t always have the correct vantage point for recognizing the subtlety of its operation. Four years before the murders, I was sitting in a bar in Washington, D.C. with a male friend. Another young woman was alone at the bar when an older man scooted next to her. He was aggressive, wasted, and sitting too close, but she smiled curtly at his ramblings and laughed softly at his jokes as she patiently downed her drink. ‘Why is she humoring him?’ my friend asked me. ‘You would never do that.’ I was too embarrassed to say: ‘Because he looks scary’ and ‘I do it all the time.’

Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize.

Why it’s so hard for men to see misogyny (via ethiopienne)

BOOOM.  Read this if you are a dude, please.

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Yesssssss.

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Its hard for men to understand why women dont get loud & angry because they havent spent their entire lives being reprimanded whenever they take up too much space. (via pluralfloral)

It’s hard for men to understand why women don’t get loud and angry when they don’t have to worry that anyone they stand up to could retaliate and hurt them. 

Tagged: MisogynyFeminismInclusivitySelf-Defense

Source: ethiopienne

25th August 2014

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micdotcom:

This is Patricia Yurena, the now first openly gay national beauty queen

Tagged: PageantsFemininityLGBTQ

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24th August 2014

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On Writing Women

Literature, media, and the presentation of female characters has been a running theme on this blog for a while now…but it’s only recently, as I’ve come to think about how I write female characters myself, that I realize I haven’t talked at all about the actual creationof these characters, only the need for them.  I’m not going to pretend to you that I am a writing expert, but I wanted to talk…

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Tagged: follow-upsGender RolesIntersectionalityLiteratureMediaModern FeminismPop CultureRepresentation

24th August 2014

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stopwhitewashing:

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popculturebrain:

Leading Men Age, Leading Women Don’t | Vulture

There are more charts if you click through.

I’m so glad this info graphic is going around, because so many people don’t realize how ageism and misogyny play hand in hand and how the sexualization of young girls play into this.

Santoine: This is an important graph I felt you all should see and understand

Tagged: SexualizationMediaPop CultureFilm

Source: popculturebrain

23rd August 2014

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Repro Health Fact of the Day

Approximately 650 women die annually in the United States due to pregnancy complications, or complications during childbirth.

Source: CDC

Tagged: Fact of the DayReproductive HealthMaternal HealthPregnancyAmerican Women

20th August 2014

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I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU'RE DOING STOP AND READ THIS →

lookintothemind:

Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it leads you to…

This app has the potential to help people safely access the resources they need. Worth sharing.

Tagged: ResourcesIntimate Partner ViolenceDomestic ViolenceSelf-HelpApps

Source: lookintothemind

20th August 2014

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tytnetwork:

The model featured in one of Burger King’s infamously suggestive ads for the BK Super Seven Incher has said the company used her image without her permission. In a statement, the woman said that she was publicly humiliated and calls for people to boycott. 

Tagged: MediaCorporate AmericaCurrent Events

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