frida kahlo was a disabled politically active woman of color who deliberately fucked with gender roles and don’t you ever forget it
One time during my freshmen year of college I forgot to do a history paper that was worth 20% of my grade and the teacher didn’t accept late work, so I waited until the professor handed back the papers and angrily asked where mine was. The teacher felt so bad for losing it he let me re-do the entire paper and gave me an A-
You fucking champ
Do you ever get into an argument with someone and find yourself unable to speak for a moment because you’re just so blown away by how utterly wrong and ignorant the other person is being and you can’t understand how anyone could actually believe the things they are saying
Please watch this.
British journalist Jon Snow sums up the crisis in Gaza in three minutes.
He explains what he saw and the reality of the situation.
“What I will say is that what I have learned for myself is that I don’t have to be anybody else; and that myself is good enough; and that when I am being true to that self, then I can avail myself to extraordinary things…You have to allow for the impossible to be possible.”
WHY IS NOBODY TALKING ABOUT THIS
ok i’ll talk about it - this is a really great idea, not an original one, but it makes me feel good, bla bla bla, it’s probably wonderful for everyone who needs to hear this.
but sweet lord in heaven above, i am SO SICK of this angle of feminism coming down on women who choose to wear makeup. this ENTIRE VIDEO is about makeup and appearance. not a single woman was like “well, hey, i like makeup! it’s fun to play with and it makes me feel good about myself because it brings out my natural features!” and yes, i know, we’re told by men and the media and whoever that we look better with makeup, when we do our hair, etc. i know. it’s societal. it’s not ok.
but it’s also incredibly condescending to women like myself who LIKE wearing makeup. guess what? i’m pretty with it and i’m pretty without it and i really don’t give a fuck about your opinion. please STOP telling women that they shouldn’t wear makeup. tell them instead that the CHOICE IS THEIRS. tell women that they own their bodies, that they get to decide what makes them happy - whether it’s wearing makeup or shaving/not shaving or wearing crop tops or hijabs or bow ties, i don’t know, whatever it might be. if something is harmful to YOU and makes you feel like you’re giving in to societal pressures, then don’t wear/do it. but stop. telling. women. that they’re better with or without something on their bodies. encourage them to CHOOSE FOR THEMSELVES and make that choice based on what makes them HAPPY.
or, maybe it’s partly a metaphor that you don’t have to hide behind the mask society tells you to wear?