1st September, 2014

Fun fact : relationships are hard

1st September, 2014

“"Anaconda" shifts the common narrative of a man conquering female bodies to Minaj’s own stories of sexcapades without apologies. Towards the end, the only man in the video appears: Drake, seated in the middle of an empty room with roaming spotlights and Minaj treating him to a lap dance. In the final seconds, he reaches to touch Minaj’s ass after she had been flaunting it in his face, and she immediately swats his hand and struts away. Her body belongs to her, and she can twerk it and work it however she pleases, and she doesn’t owe anything to anyone.”

Nicki Minaj’s Unapologetic Sexuality is Not a Crisis | Bitch Media (via whitleygilbert)

(Source: brutereason)

(via "they ask me what i do and who i do it for")

31st August, 2014

Some Handy Examples of How Non-Sex Working Feminists Can Aid in Critiquing the Sex Industry

  • Your women's studies prof:
    Class, do you think pornography enables male entitlement?
  • You:
    Well, according to this essay I read by someone who does porn, it doesn't make a lot of sense to just critique it as a piece of media + not a site + product of highly stigmatized labor. So, yes, it does, but that may largely be beside the point of where and how male violence occurs in relation to pornography.
  • That lady at your local NOW chapter:
    It is WRONG for men to purchase sex, therefore we must make it illegal.
  • You:
    I agree that capitalist conditions create coercive and abusive situations for those in the sex industry, but carceral solutions don't address that underlying issue.
  • Your younger sister:
    *points at a Maxim magazine cover* Isn't it wrong that there are all these sexualized pictures of women everywhere?
  • You:
    It's wrong that the male gaze is all-pervasive and our idea of the ideal woman is profoundly racist, sizeist, ableist, and cissexist. It's also wrong that these images exist within the context of a violent patriarchal culture, but the images themselves are not wrong.
  • Some rando in your ask box:
    How do we end the abuse of people in the sex industries?
  • You:
    Let me link you to this blog by sex workers advocating for workers' rights.
  • Your boyfriend:
    Why is there so much bad sex in porn?
  • You:
    Let me show you this essay on porn by a sex worker.
  • Your girlfriend:
    Stripping is exploitative.
  • You:
    Let me show you this academic article written by a stripper.
  • Your aunt:
    Dominatrices probably think they're empowered but really--
  • You:
    Here's a thing written by a sex worker.
  • Your grandpa:
    Prostitution--
  • You:
    Here's a thing written by a sex worker.
  • Your cat:
  • You:
    Good point, let me read you this issue of Prose & Lore out loud.
  • You:
    *signal boosts our words + shows up at rallies + emails legislators + gives orgs like Abeni + Sex Workers Project all your damn money*

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30th August, 2014

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30th August, 2014

dynastylnoire:

nedahoyin:

weedporndaily:

Treat To Myself 💋👑💚  by cannibisqueen http://ift.tt/1rGw3Rv

Why dis white woman got the Jamaican flag on her nails..?

you know why

Still fucked up what she’s doing but those are not the colors of the Jamaican flag. The Jamaican colors are black gold and green. The colors in this photo are of the Ethiopian flag. This is a common misconception because Rastafarians use the colors of the Ethiopian flag and people usually think rasta culture = jamaican culture.

dynastylnoire:

nedahoyin:

weedporndaily:

Treat To Myself 💋👑💚  by cannibisqueen http://ift.tt/1rGw3Rv

Why dis white woman got the Jamaican flag on her nails..?

you know why

Still fucked up what she’s doing but those are not the colors of the Jamaican flag. The Jamaican colors are black gold and green. The colors in this photo are of the Ethiopian flag. This is a common misconception because Rastafarians use the colors of the Ethiopian flag and people usually think rasta culture = jamaican culture.

(via Evolution Of A Queen)

29th August, 2014

owning-my-truth:

transnormativity:

LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.

This is the petition literally:

"Petitioning President Barack Obama:  Please Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence and Misconduct"

Signal boost the shit out of this.

(via Ratchet Intellectual)

29th August, 2014

“There’s all these songs about loving a girl who doesn’t know she’s beautiful. But what about loving a girl that does? How come liking myself makes me less appealing?”

— My 12 year old cousin is actually pretty deep (via imjust-a-girl)

(via Zora Neale Hustlin')