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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.

can we get rid of the idea that ‘strong women’ in media can’t fall in love or be straight

my wife just pointed out that Rick O’Connell from The Mummy and Eliot Spencer from Leverage would be the ultimate mom friends together and now I want a movie of this, the two of them long-sufferingly trying to prevent their family/friends with no self-preservation instincts from getting themselves killed

“The birds are leaving, leaves are flying that way aaaand that means we should follow. Here flies a kiss– Hey! I want my kiss!”

FINALLY. I always opened this old old sketchbook of mine with this three years old sketch and I was always sad I don’t have time or will or whatever another stupid reason why I can’t finish it. And thus I sat my butt, changed the sketch and finished the thing! Yes! <3

So much feminist and antiracist work is the work of trying to convince others that sexism and racism have not ended; that sexism and racism are fundamental to the injustices of late capitalism; that they matter. Just to talk about sexism and racism here and now is to refuse displacement; it is to refuse to wrap your speech around postfeminism or postrace, which would require you to use the past tense (back then) or an elsewhere (over there).
—  Sara Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life (6)
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Nina Simone (1933-2003) is one of the most recognizable voices in jazz – a famous and prestigious singer, songwriter, and pianist, earning the nickname “High Priestess of Soul”. She was also active in the civil rights movement in the United States.

Despite a well-received audition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, she was ultimately rejected, an incident which she blamed on racial prejudice. She gained popularity by singing and playing piano in bars, and was soon recording both studio and live albums. She routinely included messages in support of civil rights in her performances.

Call For Art

Hi everyone I’m putting together a political digital exhibition entitled Feminists Against Hate. 

Requirements: 

  • Submit a high quality digital scan/photograph of your art piece.
  • There must be a political theme.
  • You’re piece doesn’t have to be exclusive to this exhibition, you can use something you’ve been working on for a class or project.
  • You must include your name, the artwork’s title, and the year it was created.
  • Also include a 100-300 word statement about your artwork

 Email your work to nikkilane227@gmail.com

Your last day to submit your work is Feb 28th. 

Check out the full details here. 

From a very young age, well before I was even born, I was taught to be oppressed by men and boys and I was taught to sacrifice myself for their peace. I was taught to not eat the last piece of cake because they were hungry even after gulping down the whole cake. I was taught to give up on my dreams just to fulfill theirs and I was taught to be quiet, to not utter a word against them, for it could bruise their fragile egos and I was taught to mumble when I should’ve been shouting, I was taught to bow down when I should’ve been rising. I was taught to let it go and walk away because they were stronger than me or at least they were to be considered stronger.
Well not anymore. I refuse to burn myself to keep them warm, I refuse to give up pieces of me like I am just a piece of meat. I refuse to bend my knee when I don’t deserve to do so. I refuse to apologize for their mistakes and I refuse to give them credit when they don’t deserve it.
—  I am not saying that all men will degrade you, but oppress the ones who try to oppress you // JustScribbledWords