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Beyoncé (via fuckyesbeyonce)
this is the thing i don’t understand about feminists getting up in arms about beyonce saying “bow down bitches”
she’s clearly defending herself against critics
to me, the slur bitch only has power in men’s hands - and it’s often used to police women’s anger and aggressiveness (“that bitch”)
ironically, racist white feminists are policing beyonce’s anger through their criticisms - i wonder if it might in part be due to the fact that some of the anger is likely directed toward them
the most backwards thing i’ve seen is people acting like beyonce is “creating competition” between women - when she is literally RESPONDING to this kind of catty infighting to defend herself and even criticizes this kind of vitriol with the Adichie quote
there’s a difference between creating animosity and responding to it
she is situating herself as an ambitious woman with status who doesn’t apologize for it and who won’t stand for being torn down
it’s sad that feminists are threatened by that - it shows how deep their internalized misogyny (and of course, racialized misogyny) runs
White feminists are more critical of WOC than they are of their own. :/
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Yeah, Gandhi was an unbelievably selfish individual. My biggest reason for losing respect for him, though, was that he criticized the Jews for defending themselves against the Holocaust — he insisted that they should have committed public mass suicide in order to “shame” the Germans instead of fighting back.
…. In order to shame the Germans? WTF? The Germans wouldn’t’ve been shamed - they’d’ve been thrilled to get their way so easily!
Gandhi’s exact words were: “But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs. As it is, they succumbed anyway in their millions.” He also wrote an open letter to the British people in 1940 telling them to surrender to the Axis even if it meant accepting genocide:
“I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions. Let them take possession of your beautiful island, with your many beautiful buildings. You will give all these but neither your souls, nor your minds. If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourself, man, woman and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them.”
he was also anti-black (lost all respect for him after reading how he treated sub-saharan africans).
read this. everyone needs to know gandhi’s “true colors”.
Ghandi was a pedophile, to boot.
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MY ENTIRE LIFE THANK YOU
I CANNOT FUCKING STAND THE WAY HE IS PORTRAYED
HE WAS AN ABUSER WHO HIT HIS WIFE AND HIS DAUGHTERS ALSO
He also refused his wife medication that would have saved her life [for religious reasons], but when he himself was in a similar position decided that it was okay to make an exception.
He was extremely misogynist, in fact he undermined any progress that might have been made in women’s rights in India. He was also racist against Black people in South Africa. He was deeply hypocritical in many ways.
"The difference between a prostitute and a woman using contraceptives is only this- the former sells her body to many men and the latter sells it one man." - Gandhi
Nooooo Gandhi, what happened.
Reblogging again cuz it’s so good
"The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather, better adults than you have been. Progress happens because new generations grow and develop and become better than the previous ones.”
From Adora Svitak’s talk “What adults can learn from kids.” In her talk, Adora makes a case for why adults shouldn’t underestimate kids. And they shouldn’t. Kids are doing amazing things. Let’s just take a second to think about how Adora organized her first TEDxYouth event when she was just 12.
This weekend, young people around the world are attending, organizing, speaking at, and watching TEDxYouthDay events — TEDx events dedicated to the ingenuity of kids worldwide. Every year we’re taken aback by the amazing things that come out of these events, and we think you should be, too. Find a TEDxYouthDay event near you to attend or watch live online here.