I am, I am, I am

I am, I am, I am

I'm erica.
just an average girl making the most of her average life in this stunningly beautiful world.

feeling pretty fucking betrayed and hurt by the people that are closest to me so there’s that

huge side-eye to most amateur porn blogs because like at least 80% of those pics were obtained illegally or without consent

When I was young, I expected people to give me more than they could — continuous friendship, permanent emotion.
Now I have learned to expect less of them than they give — a silent companionship. And their emotions, their friendship, and noble gestures keep their full miraculous value in my eyes; wholly the fruit of grace.
- Albert Camus, Notebooks (via trnsprntgrl)
A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the women who look like her and can buy the same things she can.

A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others.

A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others.

An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it.
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An Open Letter to Caitlin Moran by Nyux

(via black—lamb)

I agree with the message of this post, but it is SUPER important not to just say she’s “not a feminist” and move on. Like it or not, she is a part of our movement. She is a part of feminism. She is mislead and hurting the cause, but we cannot just write her off as “not a feminist” without addressing how our movement influenced her mindset and can be changed with education. Just saying she’s “not a feminist” excludes us of responsibility for fucked up thinking and it shouldn’t. We need to take responsibility that she’s a part of feminism and educate people like her on these issues.

whyamisinging:

positivelygrumpy:

i can’t tell you how much i love that criminal minds is on netflix now

GASPPPPPPPP

Yesss I just watched this one

fafra:

by Faber Franco 
fafra:

by Faber Franco 

Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider

  1. Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
  2. Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
  3. Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
  4. Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
  5. Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
  6. Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
  7. Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
  8. Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
  9. Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
  10. Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

As absolutely flawless jlaw looks in her nudes, I am unfollowing anyone who posts or reblogs them. Anyone who doesn’t respect the privacy of women isn’t worth following tbh

chadwys:

Assorted work by Chad Wys (web/tumblr/fb)

  • Opus 2 (Arrangement In Skintones), digital chromogenic print, 2012
  • Castrophia, paint on laser print, 2012
  • The Girl With Stars In Her Eyes, paint on found ceramic bust, 2014
  • Garage Sale Painting Of Peasants With Color Bars, paint on found painting and frame, 2011
  • Portrait Of A Woman With Deletions, paint on found print, 2010
  • Nocturne 109, digital chromogenic print, 2011
  • Thrift Store Landscape With A Color Test, paint on found canvas and frame, 2009
  • A Grecian Bust With Color Tests, paint on found stone sculpture, 2013
  • Brutalized Gainsborough 2, paint on laser print, 2009
  • Hymn 32, digital chromogenic print, 2013

slayboybunny:

ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world

ameliaxpond:

Just because these women made the decision to take photographs of themselves like this, doesn’t mean it should be taken as an invitation to share them or leak them.

And no one should shame them in anyway whatsoever, shame the disrespectful little shit who has no respect for privacy. 

boundunbound:

popculturedd:

yo psa even if you dislike jennifer lawrence spreading her nudes that were released without her consent and she obviously doesn’t want everyone to see is like…. really shitty

i’m especially looking at “feminists” on my dash who think if someone’s done something problematic it gives you free reign to basically do shitty, frankly anti-feminist things 

Second paragraph is really important.

In the United States and other capitalist countries, rape laws as a rule were framed originally for the protection of men of the upper classes, whose daughters and wives might be assaulted. What happens to working-class women has usually been of little concern to the courts; as a result, remarkably few white men have been prosecuted for the sexual violence they have inflicted on these women. While the rapists have seldom been brought to justice, the rape charge has been indiscriminately aimed at Black men, the guilty and innocent alike. Thus, of the 455 men executed on the basis of rape convictions, 405 of them were Black.
- Rape, Racism, and the Myth of the Black Rapist by Angela Y. Davis (via ethiopienne)