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Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than have syntax. Or semicolons. I use a whole lot of half-assed semicolons; there was one of them just now; that was a semicolon after “semicolons,” and another one after “now.”

And another thing. Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than get old. And he did. He shot himself. A short sentence. Anything rather than a long sentence, a life sentence. Death sentences are short and very, very manly. Life sentences aren’t. They go on and on, all full of syntax and qualifying clauses and confusing references and getting old. And that brings up the real proof of what a mess I have made of being a man.

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Ursula K. Le Guin on being a man – the finest, sharpest thing I’ve read in ages 

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters occupy St. Louis University.

Early morning, Monday, October 13th

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aabita-giizhig:

I was at a Two-Spirit conference [Born This Way; Edmonton, AB; 2012] where I witnessed Jessica Danforth tell Chrystos that she would read this poem every time the social worker came to her foster home.

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kyssthis16:

notime4yourshit:

theladybadass:

The many wonderful expressions of Eartha Kitt (taken from 1986 interview). 

Which one is your favorite?

Get into the hair!

I’mma need to get into this hair!

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i will be loud and vulgar and angry and me. so change your ways or shut your racist mouths. use your liberal rationality to unlearn your contempt for me and my people, or shut your racist mouths.

i am not going to eat myself up inside anymore. i am not going to eat myself up inside anymore. i am not going to eat myself up inside anymore.

i am going to eat you.

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rosario morales, i am the reasonable one (1986)

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chimneyfish:


Girl With A Death Mask (She Plays Alone), 1938
Frida Kahlo

chimneyfish:

Girl With A Death Mask (She Plays Alone), 1938

Frida Kahlo

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la-lobalita:

naturallydope:

laurie-nunn:

The incredible Eartha Kitt.

goddess

Queen of goddesses

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The regular girl couldn’t make it, so I’m here.

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womenorgnow:

Woman of the Day: Maria Tallchief, was the first Native American to become prima ballerina. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for her time with the New York City Ballet, from its founding in 1947 through 1965

womenorgnow:

Woman of the Day: Maria Tallchief, was the first Native American to become prima ballerina. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for her time with the New York City Ballet, from its founding in 1947 through 1965

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Nicki Minaj speaking on why she hired Vlogger Beat Face Honey as her personal makeup artist

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gutgroan:

atroz-atroz:


“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” 


man i just wanna go on record and say that it super bothers me that people have painted friday kahlo as this sad, tragic figure who was never did shit anything but paint and cry. frida kahlo was a radical flaming communist activist who hated white people and was known for being fiercely nationalistic and full of hot joy. but instead we think of her as tiny and broken.
like, the way she dressed wasn’t typical of the time. she deliberately wore traditional mexican dress as a fuck-you to those she perceived as her political and social enemies. she had students that would come to her home to study politics and art under her. she demanded attention. we seriously do this to radicals all the time. MLK wasn’t a fucking pacifist. he didn’t get on stage and talk about love for hours on end. but for some reason, the only bit of any of his speeches that you can recall is, “i have a dream.” 
it’s not a coincidence that oppressors paint history in the way they do. it benefits them for us to believe that those we admire were soft and easy with the world. 

gutgroan:

atroz-atroz:

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” 

man i just wanna go on record and say that it super bothers me that people have painted friday kahlo as this sad, tragic figure who was never did shit anything but paint and cry. frida kahlo was a radical flaming communist activist who hated white people and was known for being fiercely nationalistic and full of hot joy. but instead we think of her as tiny and broken.

like, the way she dressed wasn’t typical of the time. she deliberately wore traditional mexican dress as a fuck-you to those she perceived as her political and social enemies. she had students that would come to her home to study politics and art under her. she demanded attention. we seriously do this to radicals all the time. MLK wasn’t a fucking pacifist. he didn’t get on stage and talk about love for hours on end. but for some reason, the only bit of any of his speeches that you can recall is, “i have a dream.” 

it’s not a coincidence that oppressors paint history in the way they do. it benefits them for us to believe that those we admire were soft and easy with the world. 

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soundlessshouts:

perfectionofmistakes:

Josephine Baker….Boss Shit

life goals.

soundlessshouts:

perfectionofmistakes:

Josephine Baker….Boss Shit

life goals.

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