Her: We finish each other’s s-
Me: -ocial justice rants.

(Source: xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyesx)

afloweroutofstone:

I, for one, can’t wait for the destruction of traditional family values

fauxcyborg:

there is so little emphasis on helping victims and survivors forgive ourselves for something that was never our fault to begin with, compared to the dogmatic chanting that we must learn to forgive our abusers at any expense.

(Source: spookycyborg)

jcoleknowsbest:

latinosexuality:

jcoleknowsbest:

invisibleblackunicorn:

mimicryisnotmastery:

blackbabesupremacy:

What happened in Puerto Rico

I wanna know what happened in Puerto Rico

It’s too late for me to remember where I put the receipts for this, but IIRC more experiments + forced hysterectomies on women.

^^^ yeap… 

keep in mind Tuskegee happened at a HBCU and lasted 40 years (originally only planned to last 3 months) and the US knew of a ‘cure” penicillin. 

In Puerto Rico: oral birth control pills trials (with not full disclosure given to participants and some deaths during trials) more at PBS “The Puerto Rican Pill Trials" this also happened in Haiti

My testimonio re: not celebrating the pill here. (tw: white folks don’t like my pov just see comments and this article was posted on other sites where white folks didn’t dig it either).

forced sterilization of PR women (we still have the highest rates of sterilization, read more about the 3 generations of sterilization (non-consensual and consensual) in her book, Matters of Choice, Iris Rodriguez who does qualitative work interviewing women in families, she also coined the phrase “agency within constraints” in her texts about this topic. this has happened with various women of color and women with disabilities throughout US history and currently. 

reblogging for info

(Source: coutois)

totallyamelia:

imightgetcynical:

totallyamelia:

Yeaaaahhh…

Marriage equality is cool and all, but uh…

Trickle down equality, yo!

totallyamelia:

imightgetcynical:

totallyamelia:

Yeaaaahhh…

Marriage equality is cool and all, but uh…

Trickle down equality, yo!

illbegotdamn:

darvinasafo:

Jim Crow 2.0

nothing’s changed. it’s just evolved.

devil stay pulling tricks.

qozxe:

if i stay in bed i’ll be warm

if i get in the shower i’ll also be warm

but the distance between the bed and the shower

no

that is not warm

You are not the heaviness
sitting inside of you.
You are not the battlefield
where the bodies fall,
and you are not the sound of cannons
breaking the sky open.
You are what happens after the war.

The surviving.

The healing.

The rebuilding.

—Y.Z, for the bad nights (via the-healing-nest)

(Source: rustyvoices)