“Greek myths mention several Islands of Women, where Amazons lived without men, only consorting with neighboring colonies of males at certain seasons when they wanted to conceive their children. Taurus, Lemnos, and Lesbos were said to be such all-female societies. The Greeks apparently feared them. They said the women of Taurus sacrificed to their Goddess all men who landed on their shores; and the women of Lemnos had risen up against their husband and murdered all of them at once. The Greek writers seemed to have not doubt that women could destroy whole populations of adult males, and there was no effective defense against them.”
The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara G. Walker (p. 26)

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viyahshaadinikkah:

Photography: Silver Lights Photography

“You won’t allow me to go to school.
I won’t become a doctor.
Remember this:
One day you will be sick.”

Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl 

This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).

Here’s the link

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dreadqueer:

Literally all she did was point out misognyistic tropes in a video games, and this is the aftermath. Men continually prove feminism correct and necessary.

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ill-ary:

'Meet the Generation of Incredible Native American Women Fighting to Preserve Their Culture' via Marie Claire

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imakemermaidsnut:

Don’t ever think that your brown skin is anything less than perfect, amazing, wonderful, benevolent, a blessing, marvelous, outstanding, heavenly, and majestic. Seriously.

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“If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.”
— Uzo Aduba’s mother proving that the idea of not being able to pronounce a POC’s name because it’s “too hard” or “too complicated” is complete bullshit and actually just laziness. (via cosmicspread)

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nerrrdstark:

delicately-interconnected:

imkirby:

Laverne Cox should play Wonder Woman

Or a woman should play Wonder Woman

  1. Laverne Cox IS a woman.
  2. Your blog claims to be about feminism but you obviously don’t understand feminism. Feminism is not about supporting females like you say on your blog. It’s about supporting women.
  3. You’re trash.

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