Blown Out of Proportion
Blown Out of Proportion Blown out of proportion My mind is a distortion My body no longer well portioned But stretched out like a rubber band lacking elasticity. The doctor says I am obese that’s why there is so much fluid on my feet My BMI is well over 35 and I am not even 35 What am I to do become another statistic? Society has become...
Women's Heart Disease
WOMEN’S HEART DISEASE By Cameron Shanks Worldwide, 8.6 million women die from heart disease each year, which makes no women immune to heart disease. All women face the threat of heart disease. However, becoming aware of symptoms and risks unique to women, as well as eating a heart-healthy diet and exercising, can help protect you. Older women are NOT the only ones at risk for heart disease....
TW: Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence posts from Women’s Studies classes are going up on E4SJ this week. We’ll have art, text , video, etc and donations are going to the Memphis YWCA.
Postpartum Depression Poem
Baby Blues By Chelsea Orland I didn’t ask for a child, I didn’t want to be a mom, I still felt weird and wild, Not calm enough to deal with a little girl, To have my world revolve around her. But then she came out, and I loved her, But my stomach is full of thunder, Because every time she cries I feel like glaring eyes are judging me. I feel so guilty, I’m tired and I don’t want to...
…I am not so concerned about myself. Everybody has to die sometime, and all I...– Assata Shakur (via daughterofzami) Fighting for a future for young Black people means fighting injustice, the government, culture and sometimes other black folk…#hardtruths
LatiNegra Sexologist: Women of Color Sexual Health... →
wocsexualhealthnetwork: wocsexualhealthnetwork: The Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN) working group and collective was established in 2009, when 18 women of Color came together to strategize ways to increase representation in the field and especially at AASECT (American… Signal Boost
Domestic Violence is Un-Healthy
(the links send you to help sites) The effects of violence on a victim’s health are severe. In addition to the immediate injuries from the assault, battered women may suffer from chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, psychosomatic symptoms, and eating problems. Although psychological abuse is often considered less severe than physical violence, health care providers and advocates...
In some ways it was easier for my generation. Racism was blatant and obvious....– Assata Shakur Taken from her book “Assata: In Her Own Words” (page 31)
The thing about patriarchy is that individual men, gay and straight, are often...– (via theymightbeyonce) I will reblog this every single time I see it. (via bigfatfeminist)
…[the] police system was arranged to deal with blacks alone, and tacitly assumed...– W.E.B. Du Bois | The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches (via likehercoffee)
My Life as a Feminista: brklynbreed: Please do not... →
brklynbreed: Please do not use the term ghetto to describe something that is cheap, makeshift, damaged, ugly, inappropriate, improvised, temporary, broken, vulgar, busted, unintelligent, loud, inferior or most importantly BLACK. If you’re mentioning the ghetto, you’re referring to FINALLY!!!!! All my feels abt folks using this term!
Of course, not all women of color are sexualized in the same way. For example,...– Samhita Mukhopadhyay sorry y’all but these quotes are so relevant and my queue has a lot of stuff in it so (via wretchedoftheearth)
Why Minimum Wage is a Women's Issue →
The reality of pay inequality.
Female friendships that work are relationships in which women help each other...– Louise Bernikow (via breathingandstuff) My women’s studies students and I have been discussing barriers to healthy relationships among men… Women’s inhumanity to Women
When women’s lives are not historically and locally situated, they are robbed of...– Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism, Chandra Tapalde Mohanty (via eastafrodite) Redefining Women as Women then dealing with their express conditions #feminismisnecessary
My Life as a Feminista: westboro baptist church... →
damnitgeorge: i live in connecticut, and westboro is planning to come to our state to picket these kids’ funerals because they believe god is punishing connecticut for legalizing gay marriage, and that’s why these kids died. it’s fucking sickening. please reblog this and click here to… I know my sociology students are going to so something about this!
LatiNegra Sexologist: CALL FOR PAPERS: THE JOURNAL... →
hiphopeducation: The Journal for Hip Hop Studies (JHHS) is committed to publishing critically engaged, culturally relevant, and astute analyses of Hip Hop. Submissions should emphasize Hip Hop’s relationship to race, ethnicity, nationalism, class, gender, sexuality, justice and equality,… Hip hop studies!!
Jovan Belcher: Do We Men Really Want to Talk About...
Jovan Belcher: Do We Men Really Want to Talk About This Though? December 5, 2012, 8:38 pm » Daniel Hodge Daniel Hodge As I read the incoming tweets and Facebook chatter, I realized this was going to be bad. A pro ball playerkilling his girlfriend and then taking his life; to add to the multifaceted problem, he goes to his place of work to commit suicide. I have to admit, I was not...
A Woman Without Refuge: Patriarchy in Black &...
radicalhearts: A few weeks ago, a video surfaced of rapper Lil’ Reese grabbing, punching and ultimately stomping a young woman while his male friends stood around and cheered him on. This was, of course, not the first time the abuse of a Black woman has been capture and publicized. Shortly after Chris Brown’s attack against Rihanna, pictures went viral of her sustained injuries. A bus driving...
Freestylers enter a “flow” state, which researchers described as a “complete...– Neuroscientists study freestyle rap to better understand how creativity works, with findings echoing the principles of this 1939 “technique for producing ideas” (via explore-blog)
A Daily Riot.: veganderthal: Just when I thought I... →
veganderthal: Just when I thought I was spending too much time on Tumblr and not getting enough research done adailyriot pulls through with a shit load of material. Thank you! I’ve made it rebloggable, educate yourselves this Thanksgiving. Media & Stereotypes: The Newspaper Indian:…
Anybody out there who has a passion for art but...
Every time Willow does something to her hair the Black blogosphere goes crazy. ...– “Raising Willow,” The Feminist Griote 11/23/12 (via racialicious) girl power, in the most literal way, when we empower girls we empower nations. when we parent from a place of respect and love, we model the reality that a new world is possible.
A Daily Riot.: veganderthal: Just when I thought I... →
veganderthal: Just when I thought I was spending too much time on Tumblr and not getting enough research done adailyriot pulls through with a shit load of material. Thank you! I’ve made it rebloggable, educate yourselves this Thanksgiving. Media & Stereotypes: The Newspaper Indian:… resources !! educate yourself!
A Daily Riot.: The Story of the Black Friday... →
ssitara: changewalmart: So, by now you’ve heard that Walmart workers are walking out on strike on Black Friday. Here’s a quick primer on why they’re striking. Let’s start with the basics. Walmart is the largest private employer in the world. They help set labor standards for…
Do American Indians Celebrate Thanksgiving? -... →
adailyriot: In thinking about my earliest memories of elementary school, I remember being asked to bring a brown paper sack to class so that it could be decorated and worn as part of the Indian costume used to celebrate Thanksgiving. I was also instructed to make a less-than-authentic headband with Indian designs and feathers to complete this outfit. Looking back, I now know this was wrong. ...
…In my book, Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars,...– ~ Sikivu Hutchinson, “Leaving Jesus: Women of Color Beyond Faith,” for The Feminist Wire http://thefeministwire.com/2012/11/leaving-jesus-women-of-color-beyond-faith/ (via afrolez) inquiry is essential.
penamerican: Marjane Satrapi in conversation...
A video on women and work from a global perspective and it’s political implications.