You won’t allow me to go to school. I won’t become a doctor. Remember this:...– 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...
The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the...– David Bohm (via humanformat)
[They have] no sense, you see, of any adjustment because when the world adjusts...– Dr. Joy De Gruy (via humanformat)
People love to pull that “it’s just a word” bullshit, don’t they? usually white...– Yohanna (via humanformat)
The class which has the power to rob upon a large scale has also the power to...– Eugene Debs (via humanformat)
Some sociologists believe that working to improve human welfare is somehow...– Prof. Robert Brym, “Why I Teach Intro” (via rethinkcapitalism)
Recent studies on literacy reveal that black males are fast becoming one of the...– bell hooks, in her book “Teaching Critical Reading” (via bowfolk)
Well here we are again! CISPA and related bills:... →
humanformat: cultureofresistance: via @TyphonMind, Reddit SwampySoccerField: Please note that this is not complete. I just started on this prior to the blog announcement and will be updating this throughout the day. Well here we are again. We knew it was coming but most of did not suspect it would come so soon. It hasn’t even been five months since the worldwide PIPA & SOPA protests and...
Racism, sexism, heterosexism, and class exploitation as systems of oppression...– Patricia Hill Collins (via humanformat)
The reality is that fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in...– Lesley Kinzel (via curvesahead)
Here's an online library of over 400 free courses... →
grrrlstudies: mehreenkasana: Always good to explore and learn. gonna learn all the things
Don’t turn away. Keep looking at the bandaged place. That’s where the light...– Rumi (via cystallineambermoments)
The world’s “freest” country has the highest number in prison.– Arundhati Roy (via humanformat)
It is the height of privilege to think that everyone must listen to what you...– Say what you want, but no guarantees I’ll listen (via biyuti)
Our enemies are not flesh and blood, and our problems are not flesh and blood,...– Lauryn Hill (via humanformat)
Word of the Day:
thecsph: Gender Minority: Used to describe people whose gender expression and/or gender identity does not match traditional societal norms. From Fenway Health’s Glossary of Gender and Transgender Terms. For a full look, click here.
privilege lingo 101
brooding-daisies: ignorant. adj: having beliefs differing from those of an oppressive person, particularly one who is arguing a tired and illogical point dripping with privileged undertones. overreacting. v: making one with privilege feel uncomfortable by addressing the various privileges they inherently have and how they negatively affect oppressed individuals. violence. n: the subsequent...
think-progress: think-progress: Affordable: $1 TRILLION per year in tax cuts for the rich Unaffordable: $6 BILLION per year to help millions of students And more math-ish thinking: Affordable: 1 year of tax cuts for 3,340 multimillion dollar estates Unaffordable: 10 years’ worth of school lunch for 280,000 low-income kids
foryoursexualinformation: Dentals dams are not really known but a number of people. Just today, I taught someone over the age of 40 what a dental dam is. I figured I want to make sure that everyone knows what a dental dam is. D.Ds are used to protect mouths from either vaginas or anuses during cunnilingus (mouth in contact with a vagina) or anilingus (mouth in contact with anus). It is a...
People do not attempt to silence me. Instead, there seems to be this assumption...– Not female. disabled by Jen, People Aren’t Broken (via secretsofthedisabled)
fuck yeah sex education: Myth of the Day, 15 →
sexreeducated: Myth: Women can’t get pregnant if a man pulls out The “pull-out” method, also known as the rhythm method, is potentially the worst possible form of birth control, because it lulls people into a false sense of security. Men do not always know when ejaculatory fluid…
The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United...– Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less (via kileyrae)
snaku: NOBODY IS OBLIGATED TO EXPLAIN THEIR TRIGGERS TO YOU AND SOME FOLKS DON’T HAVE REASONS FOR WHY THEY’RE TRIGGERED BY CERTAIN THINGS AND THAT IS COMPLETELY OKAY! LEAVE IT ALONE AND BE RESPECTFUL