LOOK HOW GOOD THE LATEST ISSUE OF TEEN VOGUE IS

ADS FEATURING SAME-SEX COUPLES

TALKING ABOUT THE STIGMA SURROUNDING FEMALE SEXUALITY

ACTUAL BODY POSITIVITY

DISCUSSING SEXUAL FLUIDITY

SEX ED THAT’S NOT JUST ABOUT STRAIGHT COUPLES

TALKING ABOUT CONSENT

TEACHING ABOUT DEBATE AND HOW TO STAND UP AGAINST HATE SPEECH

TROYE SIVAN AND HARI NEF TALKING ABOUT THE SOCIETAL PRESSURES OF COMING OUT

GIRL GROUPS THAT TACKLES RACE AND BEING QUEER

AN ARTICLE ABOUT MEN WEARING MAKEUP


thank god for teen vogue, these are the things teens really need to be learning about.

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Mike Ilitch, who founded Little Caesars and who owned the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, died on Friday at the age of 87.

Ilitch took over on paying Parks’ rent in 1994 when he heard that there were some concerns over her welfare and safety when she became the victim of assault and robbery. He continued to pay her rent up until she died in 2005.

“It’s important that people know what Mr. Mike Ilitch did for Ms. Rosa Parks because it’s symbolic of what he has always done for the people of our city,” ~ U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Damon Keith said in 2014.

Paul Ryan has TURNED OFF HIS PHONE AND FAX so as to no longer hear the overwhelming protests of repealing the ACA, Obamacare.
So here is a new tactic:
Since Paul Ryan has blocked his office phones and fax numbers, and is turning away people who show up to deliver petitions, time to change tactics.
Please mail postcards to his HOME address saying NO to defunding Planned Parenthood, NO to repealing the ACA, and NO to privatizing Medicare!
PAUL RYAN
700 ST. LAWRENCE AVE.
JANESVILLE, WI 53545
Please reblog this info. Let’s see what 67 million cards in the driveway looks like!

I don’t care who you are, if you complain about the amount of attention Black Lives Matter and Black issues get you are antiblack. “But Native Americans!” “But Asians!” Shut up. Tearing down Black people does not help any other community. Yes it can be frustrating when issues you care about don’t get enough focus, but I promise it’s not Black people’s activism that’s getting in your way. Do your own work and don’t act entitled to what gains Black activists have achieved. You’re not as progressive or nice as you think you are if you’re willing to use Black people as a scapegoat.

Thesis: the narrow focus on public performance over substantive action in certain activist circles has less to do with cynical schemes to game the system for progressive brownie points, and more to do with the fact that many folks basically think social activism is a form of ritual magic. Popular histories give us images of Great Men making speeches and leading marches and circulating petitions, and completely erase all the ground-level infrastructure that made all that stuff work; the end result is that a lot of folks seem honestly to believe that bringing about social change is a matter of performing the appropriate symbolic actions and waiting for reality to reconfigure itself accordingly.

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Barnes and Noble is selling books on their website/in their stores such as “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality” and “Stop Autism Now! A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Reversing Autism Spectrum Disorders” and I am pissed. Not only are these books scientifically inaccurate, but using “parenting guides” as a way to masquerade around behind the scenes with hate and bigotry is absolutely disgusting. Children of parents who read these books and employ their methodology will be at risk for a host of mental illnesses, not to mention drug use and suicidal tendencies. I will (sadly, bc I love books a lot) be boycotting Barnes and Noble until these books are pulled from their inventories, and would appriciate it if y'all would share/do the same. This hatred needs to be stopped.

…And when it comes to activism and relations within a marginalized group, it’s important to note that it’s never appropriate to throw people who fit stereotypes under the bus (because this is usually in order to clean up their appearance as a whole to cater to the oppressor).

People who fit stereotypes are just living, breathing, and being. They never asked for their identity and characteristics (that may or may not be a source of pride for said group) to be weaponized by the oppressor and used to dehumanize their entire group.

Usually an attempt to distance yourself from those who fit your group’s stereotypes is rooted in you wanting approval from the oppressor. That’s not activism.