Mollywobbles;

whispered into the crack at the edge of the door.

Things the HR rep said that I found offensive:

I was going to write this two days ago, but forgot. For training at my job, (preschool teacher, all women staff) we had an HR rep (a male) from the company that handles our payroll and such come speak to us.

Things he said during his lecture that offended me:

1. During a “visualization” exercise where we were told to visualize “an individual going into a Tom Thumb and holding it up, and then the police arrive” he said most of us would visualize the thief as a man. Wearing a hoodie. I almost expected him to say African American. EXCUSE ME????? No. Just no.

2. He asked us if we pictured the police officers as male or female. Everyone, except me, said male. And he said this is usually the case because of HOW WE’RE WIRED. I was seething in my seat. I’m pretty sure steam came out of my ears. He then added “not that female police officers aren’t capable, because they are” as an afterthought. NOOOOOO OLD MAN.

3. Somehow he broached the topic of exercise. And made the assumption that all the women in the room did yoga or Pilates or “if you have weights you’re probably using 1lb.” It was then, before I knew what was happening, that a very loud “NOPE” escaped my lips. He looked at me and laughed LAUGHED and said “Oh, you don’t use any weights, huh?” And I only said “Try heavier. A lot heavier.” When in my mind I was screaming “FUCK YOU OLD MAN FOR YOUR ASSUMPTIONS IM ABOUT 90% SURE I COULD DEADLIFT YOUR FEEBLE OLD MAN BODY.”

End rant.

I want girls to just be able to feel like they can do whatever the fuck they want. You can be really smart and really fun, and not be afraid to be funny. Girls forget that they have so many facets.

—Este Haim, the glorious patron saint of unapologetic women everywhere (via dyellllas)

(Source: thatsthetrutru, via gaptoothhighway)

cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

(via rainbowrowell)

amazighprincex:

[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.

1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson

1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson

1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson

1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson

1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]

(via rainbowrowell)

This? Is why I think it’s vital that we fight for diverse literature in schools. When the book-banning folks come out, it’s so often to shut down a person belonging to a minority group speaking about experiences that make people uncomfortable. Of course we are uncomfortable. We are complicit. It takes discomfort to impel change.

Not all kids will get a real picture of the world at home; I certainly didn’t. Those kids may go on to be the next generation of oppressors, having been taught lies that cause them to see minorities as subhuman, unless they have outside influences to show them otherwise. It matters that they read books by African-Americans, by women, by LGBT authors. It matters that they gain empathy and experience others’ lives.

It matters that they become uncomfortable enough to change.

rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context

that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

(Source: bigfatphallusy, via mizchiefmanaged)