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We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

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No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

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fallontonight:

Aubrey Plaza shouts out to all of the haters.

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grrrls-fighting-back:

"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"

Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.

Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.

He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.

If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!

We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!

BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.

Signal boost

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NYC: STWTS at Made in NY Media Center, August 7th

stoptellingwomentosmile:

NYC: Thursday, August 7th, will be the opening reception for an exhibition of STWTS work at Made in NY Media Center in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. 

Photographs of Fazlalizadeh’s wheat paste illustrations installed around the world will be on display at the Media Center, along with an original chalk illustration. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the series and respond to the work via social media using #STWTSmile. The feed from the hashtag will be displayed during the show. 

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teaandtreadmills:

god bless tom hiddleston

Yes!  I have to remind myself of this everyday…and with his smiling face, I even believe it!

Love and Bless!

Monday Motivation brought to you by my boo. ; )

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sancophaleague:

We have to be the biggest promoters of our own stories.  Can’t  depend on CNN to promote inspiring black stories. Just wanted to share this story.

“Graduating from university is normally an occasion for a family get-together.
And this was certainly a big celebration for the Ogunsanya quadruplets who were handed their well-deserved degrees from the same university on the same day.

The 23-year-old quads, identical sisters and the oldest by four minutes, Toks and Temi Ogunsanya, and identical brothers, Tobi and Tolu, graduated from Warwick University with Master Degrees.



And there was not a jot of sibling rivalry as all four have landed jobs in the City already.

Toks graduated with anMEng in manufacturing and engineering and Temi, Tobi and Tolu all gained an MSC in management from Warwick Business School.

‘The fact we all chose to study at the University of Warwick was a natural decision,’ says Tobi, who thinks a bit of sibling rivalry is essential for success.

‘We are a close-knit family and were all attracted by the strength of the courses on offer.

‘We all gravitated to similar courses because we’ve always been interested in business and management and our father is a successful businessman in Nigeria.’



The quads, originally from Lagos, Nigeria, have been living in the UK since the age of seven when they began boarding schools. Since leaving university they have all landed top city jobs.

Toks is due to start working for RBS in London later this year, Temi, who interned at Santander over the summer, has been offered a permanent position with the bank, and Tolu is due to start working for one of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms in the City.

‘Our parents are four times as proud of us,’ added Tobi, who is mulling over two offers from two major City firms.

‘They’ve supported us financially and have encouraged us all the way - without their help we wouldn’t be here today.’ “

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  • Question: I find it really fucking gross that you would choose some shemale like Angielina Jolie to be your mascot. She's a heroin addicted freak and I lost all respect for you. - Anonymous
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    **Angelina Jolie. Anyway, take a seat anon let me tell you about this beautiful goddess who is in fact 100% female.

    Angelina is known for her “dark past.” There has been rumors about her addiction and struggles but she recently came out that she was PROUD to leave that life behind her and to live a sober life with her husband-to-be and beautiful children.

    We were introduced to Angelina as a crazy chick who kissed her brother but we fail to realize that she broke barriers for female actresses that get thrown in the same type of roles. She’s played a diverse group of characters especially strong females who take no shit from anyone.

    Aside for her amazing acting career, Angelina Jolie is a humanitarian who has done so much around the world. And this isn’t just writing a check out to a charity. She goes out to third world countries risking her life to help those less unfortunate. 

    And she doesn’t just hop on a plane, stays there for a few days and leaves. She goes to their tribes, lives in their homes, experiences the terrible living conditions.  She listens to their stories and talks to them, she puts smiles on the face of struggling women and underprivileged children. 

    Since 2001, Jolie has been on field missions around the world and met with refugees and internally displaced persons in more than 20 countries, including Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Cambodia, Pakistan, Thailand, Ecuador, Kosovo, Kenya, Namibia, Sri Lanka, North Caucasus, Jordan, Egypt, New Delhi, Costa Rica, Chad, Syria, and Iraq, to name a few, and most recently visited earthquake victims in Haiti on her latest trip to help survivors of conflict and natural disaster." - SOURCE.

    Her and Brad Pitt have their own foundation which you can read all about in the link above. They also donate millions of dollars to other human-relief charities as well as organizations that protect natural resources and conserve wildlife. 

    "In 2001 Jolie was recognized and named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva, to help educate the public not only about the plight of refugees, but also about the perseverance and courage they show in overcoming all odds to rebuild their lives.” 

    Other things Queen Jolie has done:

    She also said this:

    Did I mention she’s quitting acting after Cleopatra to be a full time humanitarian?

    So, yeah Angelina might have had her dark past but it’s obvious that she’s overcome that part in her life. She turned her life around and is one of the most beautiful and most inspiring women of all time. She’s an inspiration to me and I doubt you’ll ever be have the woman she is. 

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wineandcaffeine:

dutchster:

when people in front of me walk slow

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I reblog this every single time - so funny!

I do this every single day, especially when I’m in Penn Station!

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huffingtonpostwomen:

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