Posted 4 days ago
September 14 2014
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Happy Birthday Margaret Sanger. An early activist for birth control and the founder of Planned Parenthood.

Happy Birthday Margaret Sanger. An early activist for birth control and the founder of Planned Parenthood.

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Posted 5 days ago
September 13 2014
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You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.

 - Shirley Chisholm
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Posted 5 days ago
September 13 2014
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Woman of the Day: Shirley Chisholm, she was the first black woman elected to congress, the first major party black candidate and first woman to run for the President of the United States as a Democrat.  She only hired women for her office and half of them were black.  We are in awe of her and the way she paved the way for all women, especially women of color.

Woman of the Day: Shirley Chisholm, she was the first black woman elected to congress, the first major party black candidate and first woman to run for the President of the United States as a Democrat.  She only hired women for her office and half of them were black.  We are in awe of her and the way she paved the way for all women, especially women of color.

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Posted 6 days ago
September 12 2014
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I don’t need anyone to hold me, I can hold my own.

 - Ani DIfranco
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Posted 6 days ago
September 12 2014
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I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell out, and play false.

 - Mother Jones
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Posted 6 days ago
September 12 2014
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Woman of the Day: Ashley Judd, she is famous for her many movies. But more recently she has been an important ally and activist in the fight for human rights. She campaigns for AIDs education and rights for woman all over the world.

Woman of the Day: Ashley Judd, she is famous for her many movies. But more recently she has been an important ally and activist in the fight for human rights. She campaigns for AIDs education and rights for woman all over the world.

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Posted 6 days ago
September 12 2014
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This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable.

 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via femfreq)
Posted 2 weeks ago
September 01 2014
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I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.

 - Queen Latifah
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Posted 2 weeks ago
September 01 2014
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Woman of the Day: Queen Latifah, she is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer and talk show hostess. She is considered on of hip hops pioneer feminists.

Woman of the Day: Queen Latifah, she is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer and talk show hostess. She is considered on of hip hops pioneer feminists.

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Posted 2 weeks ago
August 30 2014
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A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.

 - Madonna
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