These are women who have to fight to be included within the category ‘woman,’ in a way that is not dissimilar from the earlier struggles of black women and women of color who were assigned the gender female at birth.

Angela Davis on trans women, from this talk (via kinkykinkshamer)

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deathbeforediet:

Forever awake & staring at the ceiling & panicking about everything and nothing

wordsbyac:

"You’re not like other girls"

Yes actually I am. Girls are awesome, shut the fuck up.

(via fuckyeahwomenprotesting)

zaynisunreal:

its 2014 stop caring what boys want you to look like start paying more attention in school make some genuine friends and dont give a damn what anyone has to say about you

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thechanelmuse:

Meet Cory Nieves. He’s a dapper, 10-year old CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies who started his own booming cookie business in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.

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chicagno:

oh i think i will animals

chicagno:

oh i think i will animals

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zodiacbaby:

blackdenimjeans:

thebluelip-blondie:

Woooooooow. Truly a bitch move mtv. #ferguson

Oh

Omg ⁉️

zodiacbaby:

blackdenimjeans:

thebluelip-blondie:

Woooooooow. Truly a bitch move mtv. #ferguson

Oh

Omg ⁉️

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Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

Sociolinguistics!

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YoU GUYS it’s suddenly cold enough to break out the tights and bomber jackets

YoU GUYS it’s suddenly cold enough to break out the tights and bomber jackets

Just making enchiladas

Just making enchiladas

The act of living fat is itself an act of defiance, an eschewal of discursive modes of bodily being. Seemingly, the fat body exists as a deviant, perverse form of embodiment and, in order to be accorded personhood, is expected to engage in a continual process of transformation, of becoming and, indeed, UNbecoming. The process of transformation entails a constant disavowal of one’s own flesh. The fat body can only exist (however uncomfortably) as a body aware of its own necessary impermanence.

(Un/Be)Coming Out? Rethinking Fat Politics.” Samantha Murray. Social Semiotics. Aug2005, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p153-163.

 

I came across this amazing article while doing research for my final project for Feminist/Queer Lit & Theory

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