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saturdaymorning:

anflan:

redefinedrose:

tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

JFK will forever be one of the best presidents this nation ever had.

Yes he was so great. Not like he authorized expansion of the military effort in the 60s and lied about the circumstances of the massacre of Vietnamese civilians that people have the nerve to call a war.

^ good call out.

True. Except JFK wanted to pull out of Vietnam without “victory”:

"Late in life, Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense for JFK and LBJ, and a man reviled by the anti-war movement in the 1960s for his support of the war, said that he thought JFK would not have escalated the war as LBJ did in 1964. McNamara’s statements lent credence to the arguments of historians, John Newman (“JFK and Vietnam”) and Howard Jones (“Death of a Generation”) who found that JFK had been quietly laying the groundwork for withdrawal without battlefield victory for much of 1963.

That interpretation gained more support in 1998 when the Assassination Records Review Board released the records of the May 1963 SecDef conference in which a phased withdrawal from Vietnam was put on the books as a policy option, something that was not known at the time and remained a state secret for 35 years. When JFK’s national security advisers met in Honolulu on Nov. 20, 1963, their briefing books reiterated the plans for withdrawal without victory.” x x x

And look what happened after JFK was assassinated, when his VP took over: Lyndon Baines Johnson and Vietnam

^THIS is why they killed him. Because the war machine of America could not afford to pull out of Vietnam. They replaced JFK with someone who gave arms manufacturers everything they wanted, everything they would have been denied under JFK.

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twitch-the-tiny:

xxjustsomebloggerxx:

thegoddamazon:

wifelife:

Girls, when you’re feeling sad, just remember:

  • a vagina can go back to it’s original size after taking something 20x its size
  • a penis will end up looking like an empty potato sack that’s been run over quite a lot if it does

You can do this girl.

Be as resilient as your vagina.

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Shine bright like a ‘gina

 THIS IS THE MOST UPLIFTING POST

This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever read.

Tumblr can be so interesting sometimes…

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Nature Boy

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga - Nature Boy

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Anonymous:
what are the main differences between rad fem and lib fem?
Me:

shamelesslyunladylike:

The main difference is that liberal feminism tries to work within the system to get women to achieve positions of power in it. Radical feminism wants to take the system down and rebuild it from scratch. This is why it’s called “radical”, because it grasps at the roots of oppression and tries to solve the problem from there. This is why, for example, libfems celebrate women CEOs and politicians, while radfems are skeptical, since the existence of CEOs by itself is a problem. Not everyone can be a CEO, not everyone can be rich and “successful”, since the capitalist, white supremacist, male supremacist system we live in needs to have poor, dispossessed people or it won’t sustain itself. And the majority of the poor are women. It ends up being innefective, since it only works for a minority of women who are already quite privileged in other ways.

Another good example of this is the discussion about prostitution and porn. Liberal feminists base themselves on the individual choices of every woman (“I choose to go in porn because I want and it empowers me!”), it completely ignores the whole machinery behind it. It ignores how trafficking of women exists, it ignores how women are forced into prostitution by poverty, it ignores how the majority of women in prostitution/porn are victims of sexual abuse. In short, liberal feminism focuses a lot on individual, personal choice and agency, but it doesn’t consider how the range of choices available for a woman is affected by things that are out of her control, like race, class, sexual orientation, among others.

It also ignores how some “choices” are not choices at all. For example, a woman has the “choice” of wearing makeup or not, of shaving or not, and they go around trumpeting about their “winged eyeliner sharp enough to kill a man” and how it empowers them, while willfully ignoring the fact that not wearing makeup (or performing femininity in general) causes the woman to be discriminated against in professional settings, for example.

There’s a lot more to be said about it, and I will reccomend you a few videos that explain it better than I could. I like the lecture “Neo-Liberalism and the Defanging of Feminism" by Dr. Gail Dines, as it gives a good, newbie-friendly explanation on how liberal sex-positive feminism is innefective. Lierre Keith’s lecture on Radfems Respond 2014 also talks about the subject in an easy to understand way. You can also use this little chart for a quick comparison:

Finally, if you want to learn more about Radical Feminism, RadFem.org is a good place to start. You can download a lot of books there that will give you a good perspective on the subject. I hope that helps, Anon!

lacrimedibelladonna:

"This idea of ‘The Fame’ runs through and through. Basically, if you have nothing—no money, no fame—you can still feel beautiful and dirty rich. It’s about making choices, having references, self-discovery and being creative."
 “I wrote The Fame Monster about everything I didn’t write on The Fame. I wrote while watching muted fashion shows and I am compelled to say my music was scored for them.”
 “Born This Way is my absolute greatest work I’ve ever done and I’m so excited about it. The message, the melodies, the direction, the meaning, what it will mean to my fans and what it will mean in my own life.”
 “I’m fascinated with the decay of the blonde pop icon and how culture loves to build and give birth to fantasies and then destroy them and what that means. It’s something I want to explore on ARTPOP.”
 “Cheek To Cheek evokes the artistic visions of both Tony & Gaga with respect for the traditions of the jazz genre, but with a modern twist that makes the album quintessentially Tony & Gaga.”

drowsyfantasy:

If you rape someone, it doesn’t matter that you’re only 16.

If you rape someone, it doesn’t matter that you cry like a child in court.

If you rape someone, it doesn’t matter that you had a promising future.

if you rape someone, it doesn’t matter that your life is destroyed.

If you rape someone, it should haunt you for the rest of your life. 

You raped someone. 

You deserve every ounce of justice we can place upon you in court of law. 

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

honeysunk:

I spilled the beans on some Top Secret Bisexual Secrets last night on the twitter.

Sorry, guys. It was me. I told.

nothatsstupid:

leakedleakers:

I’ve watched too many women be threatened, humiliated and made to feel powerless by ex boyfriends or other scorned men who stole or refused to delete nudes that were sent in confidence during a relationship. I decided to start this project in response to those abusers and in an attempt to help and protect my sisters in a time where abuse of this kind seems to be at an all time high. Leakedleakers is a new and in-progress database of names, faces, handles, etc. of abusers who steal and publicize women’s nude photos sent to them in confidence in order to humiliate and threaten them. The intent is to give women who were wronged in this way an avenue to speak out anonymously and feel some closure, and to create a searchable database for other women to use to avoid these men. Please reblog and signal boost if you think this would be a useful and powerful tool for women. Thank you!

Let’s keep this going, thanks for all the support <3

swanjolras:

ohhcaptainrum:

swanjolras:

#[sharp inhale] #these are the times that try canon; seriously this is the point in time where i’m going to ignore agents of shield for THIS PRECISE REASON #the immediate decision to rebuild shield cheapens this turn so fucking much i dont CARE about what cap 2 does for your mediocre tv show #you cannot mistake this film for anything except what it is - a movie made in the 21st century when we’re moving#out of the immediate recent past; it couldn’t have been made at any other time other than now and to TEAR! AWAY! THAT MASK! #and show you that anyone and anything is capable of being /this/; that this rot can grow anywhere and that #we’re not as different as we like to think - is such a smart decision #it topples the status quo it is very decidedly moving forward and goddammit this show had to go and ruin it #man fuck it fuck it so hard fuck it to hell (ilvalentinos)

#mal flawless as per usual#shield was toxic because it was hydra but shield was ALSO toxic because it was shield#BECAUSE SHIELD AS AN ORGANIZATION WAS ROTTEN FROM DAY ONE#you cannot ‘rebuild shield from the ground up’ because shield and hydra WERE ALWAYS TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN#those helicarriers were not horrific BECAUSE hydra was in control of them#they were horrific because TO HAVE THAT KIND OF WEAPON IS INHERENTLY IMMORAL AND TYRANNICAL#because shield is not an organization of good men! it is an organization of perfect soldiers!#any organization like shield would have become rotten and corrupt and ultimately evil#whether! or! not! it! had! nazis!#the nazis were not the REASON that shield was evil#they were a DEMONSTRATION of JUST HOW EVIL SHIELD WAS CAPABLE OF BEING#this movie’s politics were the smartest politics#please marvel don’t take this away from me#america’s imaginary friends (via swanjolras)

#yeah. YEAH.#THE POINT IS THAT SURVEILLING AND SIGNIFYING ANY HUMAN LIFE AS IMMEDIATELY WORTHY OF DESTRUCTION WITHOUT THEM DOING ANYTHING WRONG#IS NOT! A GOOD FOUNDATION! FOR A GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION!#WE CANNOT PREDETERMINE HUMAN LIFE AS DISPOSABLE; WORTHY OF DESTRUCTION; PART OF A MASS OF OTHER THAT WILL DESTROY US#WE CANNOT CHARACTERIZE SOME HUMANS AS GRIEVABLE AND MOURNABLE AND OTHERS AS /NOT/#THE WHOLE POINT OF CAP 2 IS YOU CAN’T HAVE THE DRONES. BY HAVING THE DRONES; YOU HAVE EMBODIED THE IDEA THAT SOME HUMANS ARE MORE GRIEVABLE;#RECOGNIZABLE; WORTHY OF CARE#YOU CAN’T HAVE THE DRONES AND EXPECT THE ORGANIZATION TO STILL BE ‘GOOD’#YOU CAN’T HAVE THE DRONES! (bropunzeling)

wolfcublouis:

i can’t hear anyone say “do you think women are equal to men? congratulations you’re a feminist!” without gritting my teeth like god please stop reducing a political movement to one pithy, hugely oversimplifying little sentence

lesburrito:

hugtherobots:

I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.


Last week in my gender studies class this 40+ yr old man was supposed to do a presentation on gender &amp; technology… But instead he talked at us for 10 mins about how he hates technology and that it makes us not know who we are because we’re just absorbed in “”cyber space”“???? And I was like??? Mate I wouldn’t know who I am if it weren’t for the internet I found my best friend I found social movements I found support and inspiration that helped me be at peace with myself and love myself? And he was like “I’m sure you would have found a partner eventually without the internet” and so many ppl were trying to explain how difficult it can be for same sex couples etc and then at the end he was like “Btw I have a lot of gay friends just in case anyone thinks I am homophobic” omg I’m so glad I don’t have to listen to him evER AGAIN

womensliberationfront:

"In 2003 the Free Speech Coalition went to the Ashcroft Supreme Court and basically said that the 1997 Child Pornography Protection Act was too broad. What did that act say? That act said that A) Nobody under eighteen could be in porn and B) Nobody who looked under eighteen.The Free Speech Coalition, the lobbying body of the porn industry, said that that [protection act] limited the free speech of the pornographers and they should be allowed to have women who look under eighteen. The Ashcroft Supreme Court agreed…”

Dr. Gail Dines author of Pornland discusses how porn has hijacked our sexuality.

To watch the full presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z5iANEfQUU