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blackfemalepresident:

black girls with eating disorders are so important & need to be protected

because it’s believed that we don’t think about things like that, we all apparently love our “inherently” thick bodies and thickness is something we all glorify and strive to achieve

we’re too “strong” to have any kind of illness, especially not an ED

EDs among black girls are so common and are easily dismissed as “white girl stuff” and thats so destructive and harmful

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  • AnonymousWhy are tattoos and other body mods seen as cool and rebellious, but getting breast implants makes you vapid, insecure and/or slutty? (the answer is misogyny)
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    There you go.

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start ignoring people who threaten your joy.
literally, ignore them.
say nothing.
don’t invite any parts of them into your space.

Alex Elle (via coyotegold)
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Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.

"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.

Laurie Penny, “This isn’t ‘feminism.’ It’s Islamophobia.” (via cuddlyklaine)
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At the end of the day, it isn’t where I come from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.

Warsan Shire (via thepeoplewillnotstaysilent)
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If you ask a Mexican child in the first grade ‘why the hell are you eating a taco’ he’s going to go home and ask for a peanut butter sandwich.

My professor on losing your identity as a kid (via lasfloresdemayo)

THIS is EVERYTHING THOUGH

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im so angry

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!!!!! Or to a black child “why is your hair like that?”

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