“rac·ism

noun

  1. the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.”

Notice how there is no specific race in the definition of racism? 

You know what that means?

Anyone can be racist! So shut the fuck up!

what im here for:
little girls being allowed to cut their hair short and wear comfortable clothes so they can roll around and play. little girls never being asked about their theoretical “boyfriends” and not having the idea of having a boyfriend thrust on them. little girls having crushes on their best friend whos a girl and being able to be open about it. little girls being allowed to be themselves and be comfortable and be little kids.

rawstory.com
Illinois GOP bill attacks single moms: No birth certificate or financial aid without the father
A bill sponsored by Republican state lawmakers in Illinois would deny birth certificates to the children of single mothers who do not name a father.

“The measure, which amends the state’s Vital Records Act, would prevent the child from receiving a birth certificate or financial assistance if the father was not identified.

The bill states:

“Provides that if the unmarried mother cannot or refuses to name the child’s father, either a father must be conclusively established by DNA evidence or, within 30 days after birth, another family member who will financially provide for the child must be named, in court, on the birth certificate. Provides that absent DNA evidence or a family member’s name, a birth certificate will not be issued and the mother will be ineligible for financial aid from the State for support of the child.”

Ed Yohnka of the Illinois American Civil Liberties Union told the Chicagoist that the bill was troubling even though it was not expected to pass the Democratic supermajority in the state House.”

Read the full piece here

Also: Illinois Bill Would Make Life Even More Difficult For Single Moms

REMEMBER: THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON WOMEN AND LGBTQIA+ WON’T STOP UNTIL WE STOP IT. U.S. READERS, REGISTER TO VOTE HERE

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Kerala based Indian fashion designer Sharmila Nair has dedicated her latest sari collection to the transgender community.

She invited transgender models Maya Menon and Gowri Savithri to model her collection titled “Mazhavil” which is Malayalam for “rainbow”. All the saris are organic and coloured with natural colour.

Check out her Facebook page Red Lotus and support these wonderful women helping us smash the binary!

Being told to be domineering is no where near as tragic as being limited and placed in a position predetermined to suffering and submission. That is the basic difference between how society attempts to manipulate men and women. Not being allowed to be vulnerable is not equivalent to not being allowed to be strong. Enforcing weakness onto women makes them easier to control and subjugate, while enforcing dominance in men enables them express power over other people. This system is intentional.

Can we stop shaming women for:

- Enjoying dressing modestly

- Wanting to get married to a man, be a housewife and cook/clean for her husband

- Wanting to have kids instead of pursuing a career

- Liking following traditional gender roles

- Following a religion you don’t like (you don’t have to agree with it, but don’t bully people who follow it)

- Not subscribing to feminism or liberal ideals

Feminists, not everyone wants to make the same lifestyle choices as you. Not everyone has the same political views as you. And this may surprise you, but many women who do the above things don’t believe they’re oppressed by the way that they live in the first world. Stop implying that they need your help just because you don’t like the way they live their lives, claiming that they are “outdated and sexist.” 

And declaring that these women are brainwashed since they don’t want to conform to feminist ideals or live the way you want them to is extremely immature. Women can think for themselves and make their own choices. You aren’t the boss of them and it’s not up to you to decide their lives for them. If you say otherwise, it only proves how much your movement hates them.

thinkprogress.org
The Right To Choose Survives! Texas Anti-Abortion Law Struck Down By Supreme Court
The Supreme Court struck down a Texas anti-abortion law on Monday that threatened to shut down the overwhelming majority of the state's abortion clinics.

BREAKING: The Supreme Court struck down a Texas anti-abortion law on Monday that threatened to shut down the overwhelming majority of the state’s abortion clinics.

Rest in Peace, Qandeel Baloch

“Women are not your property. They do not exist to serve your misogynistic bullsh*t. What they do does not concern you & shouldn’t upset you. They are not your “honour”. How they dress or behave is absolutely none of your business. You do not own them. You do not have the right to control them, police them or murder them. Oh, and newsflash: there is no honour in killing your sister.”   (ramblingofjamz.tumblr.com)

If you follow international news, you probably would have come across the murder of Qandeel Baloch in yesterday’s news. Who was Qandeel Baloch and why is it important to know about her?

Qandeel was a Pakistani model/celebrity who rose to fame on social media simply because she was comfortable with owning her sexuality, in other words non-conforming to the societal standards set for a Pakistani woman. Yesterday she was strangled to death by her own brother who according to news sources felt ashamed by her ‘antics’.

In South Asia, such killings are called ‘honour killings’ where the victim is murdered to protect the family/society’s honour, more than often by her own family members. What is ‘honour’ though? And whose honour? It is nothing but a socially constructed code to regulate and own women’s bodies that breeds toxic masculinity and strengthens the patriarchy. Art by: Raheem yar Khan