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Let me be clear: Unarmed college hopefuls don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids heading to work or trade school don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids floundering aimlessly through life don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids who have been in trouble—even those who have been nothing but trouble—don’t deserve to be shot.

The act of pinning the tragedy of a dead black teen to his potential future success, to his respectability, to his “good”-ness, is done with all the best intentions. But if you read between the lines, aren’t we really saying that had he not been on his way to college, there’d be less to mourn?

That’s dead wrong.

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Black Kids Don’t Have to Be College-Bound for Their Deaths to Be Tragic by Jasmine Banks (via gwest650)

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claudiaboleyn:

lifeofawannabehobbit:

OK. So Children’s Place were selling Guardians of the Galaxy t-shirts for boys… and left Gamora out of the ugly-ass t-shirt design because she’s a female character and this “shirt in particular is a boy’s shirt.”

THIS. THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS, PEOPLE.

(via: http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/2014/08/guardians-of-the-galaxy-t-shirt-leaves-off-gamora/)

We all know that’s bull because the girls’ shirts are always covered in male characters. Apparently having a female character on merchandise would accidentally give young girls and women the false impression that they matter too. And we can’t have that, now, can we? 

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the-fly-on-fire:

lesbianwarfare:

The quickest way to destroy a crush is to ask for their views on feminism.

its really painfully true

(via the-feminist-fangirl)

"I’ll marry a person who knows how I take my tea, coffee, and alcohol
And knows when to make which."

— (via imnotsaneandneitherareyou)

(Source: kbfoto, via britlay)

robbiexwhite:

bbcnewsus:

#BBCTrending: Pro-choice and anti-abortion ice bucket alternatives

Fuckin’ awesome! I’ll eat a taco and pay for a woman’s right to choose what she does with her OWN FUCKING BODY!

betype:

TheMotivatedType

wheelsupinthirty:

feminism is the belief that:

- women should get paid as much as men
- women should never be blamed for sexual assault
- women should be encouraged to pursue careers in STEM, in which they are a minority
- women should have control over their bodies and personal…

(Source: lanadelaware)