1. allyhatingheterophobe:

    People who think I don’t already “pick my battles” greatly underestimate the number of potential battles in my path on a daily basis.

    siiiigh i’ve been picking everything like the smallest things, can i go for a walk to get my lunch? can i walk the distance to the midwives? the fact that i’m not sure i have the energy to see my medical care provider is frightening and annoying

    (Source: allyhatingcisphobe, via flammable-femme)

     

  2. bisexualfandom:

    clockworkcrow:

    bisexualfandom:

    i think people need to realize that ”passing privilege” is essentially just erasure, and is so harmful and toxic to the group who is marginalized in general, but it’s terribly dangerous for the person whose being read as the…

     
  3. planningbabyb:

    foxdiaries:

    My MIL posted this. 😒
    Why does it bother you so much that you need to taken an unsolicited picture of someone and put it on the internet?

    She could have a torn muscle or hell, have even had a long day and was exhausted.

    She could’ve been having shin splints

    Leg cramps

    Ect.

    Please don’t so things like this I don’t even want to be reblogging this photo a lot of the time people suffer invisible disabilities and its really rude to assume anything about them.


    Seriously my whole life whenever I used a wheel chair when I still had a foot but had a really hard time walking or standing people would say things and assume shit knowing nothing about me. Let people live. Have compassion. Please

     
  4. suekaneitor :

    LETTER TO DIEGO RIVERA Frida Kahlo:

    "Mexico, 1953

    My lord Don Diego:


    I am writing this from a hospital room and in the lobby of the theater. Try apres urarme but I am determined to finish this letter, I will not let anything halfway and less now that I know what they plan, they want to hurt my pride cutting off a leg … When they said they would amputate my leg did not affect me as everyone thought , NO, I was already an incomplete woman when I lost him, again, for the umpteenth time perhaps and still survived.
    I do not dread the pain and you know, it’s almost an inherent condition of my being, although I confess that I suffered, and suffered much, once, every time I put the horn … not only my sister but with so many other women … how they fell in your tangles? You think I pissed at Cristina but today I must confess it was not for her, it was you and me, first for me because I could never understand what looking for, what matters, what you get and how you got them I did not give you? What we did not do assholes Diego, I do everything humanly possible I gave and we know, however, how the fuck you do to conquer as many women if you’re so ugly motherfucker …
    Well the reason for this letter is not to reproach more than we have already criticized this and who knows how many more lives fucking, it’s just going to cut my leg (he finally got his way the condemned) … I told you I was incomplete as long ago but what a bitch that people need to know? And now you see, my fragmentation will be in sight of all, you … So before you go with the buzz I tell you “personally”, sorry I did not stop at your house to tell you straight but these instances and conditions and they have not let me leave the room or toilet. I do not intend to cause shame to you or anyone, I do not want you to feel guilty about anything, I am writing to tell you to release me, come on, you “amputated” from me, we be happy and I never look no. I never want to hear from you and you know me, if anything I want to have a taste before you die is not to see your ugly and bastard face bastard hanging around my garden.
    's it, I can now go quiet I Mochen alone.
    says goodbye vehement who loves you with madness,
    Your Frida. “

    (via missfashionfin)

     

  5. missfashionfin:

    we don’t do it to our American babies, we shouldn’t do it to these babies.

    If you need an image to sympathize over what we know are brutal murders or middle eastern children, but you didn’t need an image of the Newton children, you’re a racist.

    Respect the privacy of these families. They’re…

     
  6. my obsession with this show and this character are unreal

    (Source: sansalayned, via thefuuuucomics)

     
  7. me like every fucking day when i get home….

    (Source: realitytvgifs, via wannabemommymcbri)

     

  8. zmizet:

    I don’t like this weird competition between introverts and extroverts that tumblr has created.

    You like staying in and think your own company is the best company? Great.

    You like leaving the house and chatting with strangers whenever possible? Great.

    Neither one is a commentary on how great of a person you are. Neither one is THE ideal. And being one or the other doesn’t make you special. 

     
  9. realtakane:

    marshmallowknight:

    welp

    [Top image is a pie graph titled “What We Mean When We Say “Disabled”“, with the two equal majority sections being “can’t do the thing” and “need assistance or accommodations to do the thing” with about a 6th of the chart being “doing the thing will cause us pain or stress”.

    The bottom image is a pie graph titled “What Abled People Think We Mean By “Disabled”. It is monochrome and labelled “we’re lazy shits”.]

    (Source: transyoite, via flammable-femme)

     

  10. Anonymous said: How is your pregnancy and delivery effected by your amputation/prosthetic? How does your pregnancy effect your residual limb/prosthetic?

    http://februarypoet.tumblr.com/post/91955494283/i-cried-like-a-baby-this-morning-after

    i think the quote “like shoving a marshmallow through a pinhole” is pretty helpful in this explanation

     

  11. "If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also"
    — 
    Matt 5:39

    This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

    (via thefullnessofthefaith)

    MOther FuCKeR

    (via aintlifepeachy)

    THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

    (via the-world-is-a-corner)

    So Jesus is advocating a nonviolent psychological warfare tactic exploiting social norms re: dominance & perceived superiority.

    I like Jesus an awful lot. 

    (via mumblingsage)

    (via vanitycats)

     

  12. parkpeturs:

    1. more superheroes with disabilities
    2. more superheroes with visible physical and prominent mental disabilities which affect their day-to-day lives and their superheroing in negative, significant ways
    3. more superheroes proud of who they are and fine with their disability
    4. more superheroes with entire arcs about accepting and learning to work with their disabilities
    5. no more magical recovery from disabilities

    (via flammable-femme)

     
  13. gimptips:

    lolshtus:

    Most Depressing Toy Ever

    depressing??

    for a lot of children, i’m sure this toy supports self-image and self-esteem. TELL ME WHY THAT’S DEPRESSING

    these kinds of toys are really important! girls needa see their barbies living life like they are.

    still waiting on a disabled super hero toy, dare devils good but lets have MORE

    (via feministcaptainmorgan)

     
  14. virgin:

    Just a few pieces from the amazing Carol Rossetti.

    (via gtfothinspo)

     
  15. theskaldspeaks:

    sourcedumal:

    christel-thoughts:

    fyahblaze:

    blackfeminism:

    ourtimeorg:

    If you don’t know who Johnnie Tillmon was, look her up.

    Welfare is a Women’s Issue (1972) by Johnnie Tillmon

    I’m a woman. I’m a black woman. I’m a poor woman. I’m a fat woman. I’m a middle-aged woman. And I’m on welfare.

    In this country, if you’re any one of those things you count less as a human being. If you’re all those things, you don’t count at all. Except as a statistic.

    I am 45 years old. I have raised six children. There are millions of statistics like me. Some on welfare. Some not. And some, really poor, who don’t even know they’re entitled to welfare. Not all of them are black. Not at all. In fact, the majority-about two-thirds-of all the poor families in the country are white.

    Welfare’s like a traffic accident. It can happen to anybody, but especially it happens to women.

    And that’s why welfare is a women’s issue. For a lot of middle-class women in this country, Women’s Liberation is a matter of concern. For women on welfare it’s a matter of survival.

    Survival. That’s why we had to go on welfare. And that’s why we can’t get off welfare now. Not us women. Not until we do something about liberating poor women in this country.

    Because up until now we’ve been raised to expect to work, all our lives, for nothing. Because we are the worst educated, the least-skilled, and the lowest-paid people there are. Because we have to be almost totally responsible for our children. Because we are regarded by everybody as dependents. That’s why we are on welfare. And that’s why we stay on it.

    Welfare is the most prejudiced institution in this country, even more than marriage, which it tries to imitate. Let me explain that a little.

    Ninety-nine percent of welfare families are headed by women. There is no man around. In half the states there can’t be men around because A.F.D.C. (Aid to Families With Dependent Children) says if there is an “able-bodied” man around, then you can’t be on welfare. If the kids are going to eat, and the man can’t get a job, then he’s got to go.

    Welfare is like a super-sexist marriage. You trade in a man for the man. But you can’t divorce him if he treats you bad. He can divorce you, of course, cut you off anytime he wants. But in that case, he keeps the kids, not you.The man runs everything. In ordinary marriage, sex is supposed to be for your husband. On A.F.D.C., you’re not supposed to have any sex at all. You give up control of your own body. It’s a condition of aid. You may even have to agree to get your tubes tied so you can never have more children just to avoid being cut off welfare.

    The man, the welfare system, controls your money. He tells you what to buy, what not to buy, where to buy it, and how much things cost. If things-rent, for instance-really cost more than he says they do, it’s just too bad for you. He’s always right.

    That’s why Governor [Ronald] Reagan can get away with slandering welfare recipients, calling them “lazy parasites,” “pigs at the trough,” and such. We’ve been trained to believe that the only reason people are on welfare is because there’s something wrong with their character. If people have “motivation,” if people only want to work, they can, and they will be able to support themselves and their kids in decency.

    The truth is a job doesn’t necessarily mean an adequate income. There are some ten million jobs that now pay less than the minimum wage, and if you’re a woman, you’ve got the best chance of getting one. Why would a 45-year-old woman work all day in a laundry ironing shirts at 90-some cents an hour? Because she knows there’s some place lower she could be. She could be on welfare. Society needs women on welfare as “examples” to let every woman, factory workers and housewife workers alike, know what will happen if she lets up, if she’s laid off, if she tries to go it alone without a man. So these ladies stay on their feet or on their knees all their lives instead of asking why they’re only getting 90-some cents an hour, instead of daring to fight and complain.

    Maybe we poor welfare women will really liberate women in this country. We’ve already started on our own welfare plan. Along with other welfare recipients, we have organized so we can have some voice. Our group is called the National Welfare Rights Organization (N.W.R.O.). We put together our own welfare plan, called Guaranteed Adequate Income (G.A.I.), which would eliminate sexism from welfare. There would be no “categories”-men, women, children, single, married, kids, no kids-just poor people who need aid. You’d get paid according to need and family size only and that would be upped as the cost of living goes up.

    As far as I’m concerned, the ladies of N.W.R.O. are the front-line troops of women’s freedom. Both because we have so few illusions and because our issues are so important to all women-the right to a living wage for women’s work, the right to life itself.

    still relevant today

    source

    Black feminism fighting for justice!

    Holy shit. 

    If you scrolled past to here, scroll back up and read that. 

    (via rapstarwife)