Fall 2013 Classes!
bytheseawithoutme: Feminism, Race, and Resistance Education in the City Theories of Society Gender, Law and Policy Feminism, Race, and Resistance was an awesome class!
in 20 days I have to pick a college. this is so...
copycatss: It’s between Marist, Smith, and Drew help mee Hey! I chose between Smith and Drew when I was applying! I’m a senior at Smith now so won’t be here for much longer, but would be happy to chat with you if it would be helpful!
RETURN THE GAYZE: a breakup letter to stanford... →
returnthegayze: you are eighteen — give or take a few shots of espresso and one night stands — and you are sandwiched in the backseat of the car with the six suitcases you somehow convinced your mother to let you pack for college — let’s call it, being upfront to your roommate that you are coming… amazing
Transwomen @ Smith: Thank you. →
calliowong: So. It’s been a while since I’ve written you all, folks. As far as I know, this will be the last update letter I will write you. I guess this is it, for now. There’s no chance I can go to Smith College, as the administration has returned my application without reading it not once—but two times…
In March 2009, Webb said on the Senate floor, “Let’s start with a premise that I...– Adding prison reform to the national to-do list - The Maddow Blog (via aboriginalpressnews)
One White man named Lincoln who supposedly fought the Civil War to solve the...– Malcolm X (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)
Slaves and dogs are named by their masters. Free men (and women) name...– Richard B. Moore, 1960s Harlem political activist
anotheralexandros: One of my House Council members is cooking Ethiopian food in the kitchen and it smells really fucking good. She promises she’ll make some for the first-years at a later date. Score! Oh my god. Metasebia, if you see this, you better invite me to this too!
For That Laid-Back Ignorance: Can some of you read... →
Thanks for thinking critically/thoughtfully. Sorry for all the haters. You got yourself a new follower! casual-isms: Nappyedges: Things I never said in my post about TOMS: Don’t buy TOMS If you buy TOMS you are a racist and you are ruining everything all Africans are rich and don’t want your help the TOMS company is evil Charities are evil Shoes are useless and unnecessary Stop helping...
This blog was deleted, but I typed this up and I...
songofablackbird: letsdiscussthis: When I say that I don’t want anyone with a penis in the women’s restroom, I’m not being transphobic, I’m stating my boundaries. But you’d never know whether or not they had a penis, as public bathrooms have one toilet per stall…. So I don’t… You shouldn’t be judging their bodies any more than they should be judging yours. I understand not...
letsdiscussthis: When I say that I don’t want anyone with a penis in the women’s restroom, I’m not being transphobic, I’m stating my boundaries. But you’d never know whether or not they had a penis, as public bathrooms have one toilet per stall…. So I don’t understand how this has anything to do with boundaries at all.
I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed...– Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from a Birmingham City Jail, 1963 (via carton-rouge) Boom. Indifferent, “colorblind,” privileged white liberals roasted. (via voicesofearth) bet you don’t use this one to try and shut poc up, huh (via direwitch)
Transwomen @ Smith: Update #3--in the same... →
calliowong: I don’t even know what keeps me sane at 4:14 in the morning now, just as I’ve finished my draft of an email to a Smith official. Maybe I’m not sane right now, or ever, really. Oh well. Time to sleep off the insanity— *and thanks, callmeboi. The hour of borrowed sleep was soooo handy at the very… Also—obviously, sending the email is up to you, but outing yourself to...
Make Smith Possible for Transwomen
calliowong: Hey, everyone: I’m Calliope, a rising senior-gal in a Connecticut high school who is (just now!) discovering Tumblr for the first time. And I have a rather serious personal problem to share with you all that does not involve GIFs, cats, or BBC shows. My problem is with my dream college that superspecial place of ironwilled and astonishing women I want to be a part of Smith College...
Heard about the Bombing in Damascus? Follow as...
virtuallyislamic: Syria crisis: Four members of Assad inner circle killed in Damascus - live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk I have been listening to Lina Sinjab (BBC) reporting from Damascus this afternoon - see her Twitter feed BBCLinaSinjab. Also check out BBC coverage here, which includes rolling live coverage. Also checking out Syria Live Blog - Al Jazeera Blogs (heavy traffic) and...
A Look at Sudan's Border-State Clashes →
By Mac Hamilton, STAND Education Coordinator As July 9, the first anniversary of South Sudan’s hard-fought independence approaches, there is cause for celebration, but also for somber reflection. Since independence, a number of issues have not yet been confronted by the Sudans, including the demarcation of the border, the status of each other’s citizens in the other’s country, and the sharing of...
University Women Spark #SudanRevolts →
By Mac Hamilton, STAND Education Coordinator “women do not make sandwiches women make revolutions women make dreams come true” -Fatma Emam, Nubian Egyptian This has certainly been the case since the beginning of the Sudan Revolts on June 16, when, in response to President Omar al Bashir’s austerity measures, female dormitory residents at the University of Khartoum began to protest. Since then,...
I’ve seen a ton on the facebooks about “thanking veterans for their service.” As...– An anti-capitalist veteran (via elitc)
You could call this my first job in the sex industry. It could also be seen as...– Vicky Funari, “Naked, Naughty, Nasty”, in Whores and Other Feminists (via me-decouvrir) And BOOM goes the truth bomb. (via fuckyeahsexpositivity)
already. This is why I can’t be home for long periods of time. I’m not usually one to get angry, but right now that’s what I am. How petty of me.
Racial Microaggressions In Everyday Life →
The Common Experience of Racial Microaggressions When a White couple (man and women) passes a Black man on the sidewalk, the woman automatically clutches her purse more tightly, while the White man checks for his wallet in the back pocket. (Hidden Message: Blacks are prone to crime and up to no good.) A third generation Asian American is complimented by a taxi cab driver for speaking such good...
Never love anybody who treats you like you’re ordinary.– Oscar Wilde (via selfinspiration)
Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages...– Elie Wiesel (via spiritd3sire)
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the...– Abraham Lincoln
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