think-progress:

JCPenney is featuring a same-sex couple in its Fathers’ Day ad, following One Million Moms’ failed boycott of the store for bringing on Ellen DeGeneres. 

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paperpie:

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martinekenblog:

Martine Johanna is a Dutch contemporary artist

Being feminine is being desired and hated at the same time. A feminine body or mind is expected to be open and receiving to everything from others’ emotional baggage to sexual fantasies of total strangers. At the same time, receptivity (not that this defines femininity by any means) is considered weak and inferior. The result of this is often violence. Femininity is to be present for other’s needs and then destroyed for its perceived weaknesses.

Being feminine and of color is especially dangerous. Not just because we are a walking target for racist, stereotyped sexual fantasies but because so often we are blamed for being that. I am Latina so I shouldn’t press my luck by acting and dressing too “spicy” too provocative. I can’t be a femme as I want to be because then I am acting out my own stereotype and perpetuating it further and drawing in potential violence. I cannot act, speak, dress or think feminine on my own accord or because I am being myself. Being a woman of color means that whatever I do, I do on account of being Latina. If I am femme, it’s because that’s how I was raised to be in that culture.

Womanist Musings: Processes of Feminization: Becoming Myself (via biyuti)

On. Point.

(via quelola)

The victim who is able to articulate the situation of the victim has ceased to be a victim: he or she has become a threat.

James Baldwin (via funkyfest

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this is why people of color,or any marginalized group of people,raising consciousness scares the shit out of the privileged. 

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