arabellesicardi:

The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, 

The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, 

The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, 

anonlipsss:

Moscow


Jenny Holzer, Living Series

Jenny Holzer, Living Series

After she came up to me and said, “I’ve been with my partner for 20 years… We would never get married because he’s on social security income, and because my daughter is disabled I have secondary income from the state to support my daughter. If I got married, both my benefits and his benefits would be reduced because we would become a double income family.”

She was explaining that marriage doesn’t work for poor people, and that it doesn’t work for disabled people. Having really simple examples like hers are important.

What if the LGBTQ movement fought for prison abolition rather than same-sex marriage? (via disabilityhistory)

this is important. for a lot of low income folks on government benefits, marriage is against their financial self-interest. trying to put a dollar amount of the symbolic value of marriage is hard.

(via abbyjean)

Women have always been healers. They were the unlicensed doctors and anatomists of Western history. They were abortionists, nurses, and counselors. They were pharmacists, cultivating healing herbs and exchanging secrets of their uses. They were midwives, travelling from home to home and village to village. For centuries women were doctors without degrees, barred from books and lectures, learning from each other, and passing on experience from neighbor to neighbor and mother to daughter. They were called “wise women” by the people, witches or charlatans by the authorities. Medicine is part of our heritage as women, our history, our birthright.
Witches Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers - Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English (via mudras)
lelaid:

Anais Pouliot for Prada, Resort 2011

lelaid:

Anais Pouliot for Prada, Resort 2011

Hint to men everywhere: You can’t reclaim the word ‘slut’ because you’re the ones who’ve used the word to objectify women and justify countless attacks of violence and rape that you have committed. Don’t let that shit pass your lips. 

the bisexual agenda

the bisexual agenda

PRIME example of why men reclaiming the word ‘slut’ is the grossest shit ever. Men only want to use the term to meet their own ends/justify their own objectification of women.  

livers:

DON’T KNOW YOU & DON’T OWE YOU
a smile
my time
my attention

livers:

DON’T KNOW YOU & DON’T OWE YOU

  • a smile
  • my time
  • my attention
#Water4Utopia

black-australia:

magicspe11s:

Ethan Kath//Imagine Festival//Aug 2014 (1/4)

magicspe11s:

Ethan Kath//Imagine Festival//Aug 2014 (1/4)

The rage of the oppressed is never the same as the rage of the privileged.
bell hooks (via beanrot)
chloridecleansing:

selfies: a series 

lookin at these makes me miss my long hair 

chloridecleansing:

selfies: a series 

lookin at these makes me miss my long hair 

In the United States, access to tampons and pads for low-income women is a real problem, too: food stamps don’t cover feminine hygiene products, so some women resort to selling their food stamps in order to pay for “luxuries” like tampons. Women in prison often don’t have access to sanitary products at all, and the high cost of a product that half the population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply, well, bullshit.

- The case for free tampons (via stuffmomnevertoldyou)

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody suggest that toilet paper or paper towels in public bathrooms shouldn’t be free.  We’d consider it outrageous if that very basic necessity were to be missing, or provided only for purchase.

And yet.

(via animatedamerican)