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As a society, we encourage girls and women to be emotionally accessible, and in touch with their feelings; we say that it’s an innately feminine trait. We say it, that is, until they have feelings that make us uncomfortable, at which point we recast them as melodramatic harpies, shrieking banshees, and basket cases
Tori Amos (via queerintersectional)

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vintageanchor:

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.”―Edith Wharton

vintageanchor:

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.”―Edith Wharton

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nprmusic:

“Suit & Tie” is the first new song in six years from Justin Timberlake, the actor and singer who is better than almost anyone at making celebrity a job without losing face. Ann Powers says it’s no accident that the song is an ode to the power of looking good in the spotlight.

Well…it’s ok.

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songsaboutmary:

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hadarlikestoblog:

BAD GIRLS DO IT WELL

The Gulabi gang is a group of women vigilantes active across North India. It is named after the pink saris worn by its members. The group was founded as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. Gulabis visit abusive husbands and beat them with bamboo sticks. In 2008, they stormed an electricity office and forced officials to restore the power they had cut to extract bribes. The Gulabis have also stopped child marriages and protested dowry and female illiteracy.

Will never not reblog Gulabi gang. 

yes maam

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myintrovertedmind:

Katanga’s “forgotten people

In the 1970s, several Japanese men (possibly more than a thousand) lived in the region of Katanga in DRC working at the mines.
These men were…well, just men. So, far away from home, a lot of those single men found themselves beautiful partners among the congolese women and mixed couples were formed. Obviously, women got pregnant and biracial babies were soon born.
However, even though they gave birth to healthy babies, most of the women saw their semi-japanese offspring ending up mysteriously dead. The women, and others, believe that Japanese doctors, with the consent of the miners, were responsible for killing these babies because the constitution of their country was against any blood mix. Not only they did not want to return to Japan with them but they did not want to leave any trail either.

Some of those Blasian children survived only cause given birth in the “bush” hidden from any japanese doctors by grandparents fearing for their lives.
These surviving children, now grown up have formed a organisation and are seeking closure. Apparently there are 50 children who survived but there are no details on the number of children that died.

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I remember this episode! LOL!

fuckyeahpatti:

A Different World. “Do You Take This Woman?”

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"Haidt does note, however, that when individuals are prevented from making snap judgments and presented with alternatives, they are somewhat more likely to re-evaluate their preconceived notions."
thesmithian:


Drawing on fascinating studies in cognitive, behavioral and evolutionary psychology, The Righteous Mind is splendidly written, sophisticated and stimulating. It may well  change how you think and talk about politics, religion and human nature.

more.

"Haidt does note, however, that when individuals are prevented from making snap judgments and presented with alternatives, they are somewhat more likely to re-evaluate their preconceived notions."

thesmithian:

Drawing on fascinating studies in cognitive, behavioral and evolutionary psychology, The Righteous Mind is splendidly written, sophisticated and stimulating. It may well change how you think and talk about politics, religion and human nature.

more.

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So adorable AND hilarious.

buzzfeed:

The internet is helping Len propose to his girlfriend. Perhaps you’ll pitch in?

[Help Me Convince Katie To Say “Yes”!]

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I’ve been reblogging these pics a lot. I’m probably homesick for a land I’ve never visited.

dynamicafrica:

A couple in Accra, Ghana, 1981

Ph: James Barnor

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