1. africaisdonesuffering:

    Women in Africa and the Diaspora: “Why Brown Girls Need Brown Dolls”

    There have long been debates regarding Disney’s lack of diversity and further, the lack of diversity in dolls for children of color. While reading an article on this subject matter, I came across a comment that made me raise a brow.  A reader commented: “The color of these characters is not a big deal. Kids watching won’t see any difference if no difference is highlighted. They will grow up thinking anyone can fit into these roles.”

    I’ve seen the sentiment expressed in this comment numerous times in an effort to brush off a call for diversity as “overreacting.” There’s this prevalent myth that kids do not see color. That they grow up colorblind not understanding race relations, but personal experience and social research has proven otherwise.

    Let me start with experience:

    During thanksgiving break, my 6 year old sister convinced me to play dolls with her. While brushing her doll’s hair, my sister said “Her hair is not like mine. She has white people’s hair.” Caught off guard by her statement, I asked “What do you mean white people hair Kelly?” At first she hesitated to respond but after a few minutes, she replied “Her hair is straight, not like mine.”  My 4 year old brother quickly followed “Yeah, and she’s not brown like you either.”

    My sister’s comment proved that even at this young age, she noticed the differences in her doll baby and in herself. She noticed that her doll’s hair is straighter, that it has a small sharp nose, a skinny body. She noticed that her doll is white and that she is brown. Most importantly, she noticed that those characteristics listed all belonged to white women.

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  2. as soon as this ridiculous dissertation is handed in i am going to work my way through my amazon book wishlist, and i’m going to re-watch every episode of buffy. because i will finally have time.

     
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  4. Model shows “the velvety blue shadow, combined with shimmering gold glitter” make-up by Diane Kendal at Thakoon F/W 2013 backstage

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  5. → favourite am tour posters

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  8. Disney Princesses + Magical Dress Transformations

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  9. Anonymous asked: why are you a feminist???

    scorsece:

    because people are still asking that question

    because women are payed less than men in approximately 99% of professions

    because chris brown can still have a career after assaulting rihanna but miley cyrus takes her clothes off and there’s a huge scandal

    because of this:

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    because currently it is estimated ten million more girls are out of education than boys (x)

    because we’re expected to be mature but hairless like a child, in control but not bossy, sexy but not slutty and definitely not a prude, intelligent but not opinionated, independent but reliant on men, natural but look like the girl in the magazine etc etc

    because being called a girl, a pussy or a bitch is an insult

    because when i told my mum i refused to get anything less than a’s in my exams she told me it wasn’t ladylike to be so cocky

    because my brother and 90% of my male friends think girls who wear revealing clothing are asking for rape

    because every person who identifies as female should be allowed to choose if they want to get married, have kids, have a career, go to uni etc etc without expectations

    because tampons and sanitary pads are stupidly expensive

    because some people reading this will have flinched at the fact i just said ‘tampon’

    because there are men out there whose job it is to make young girls feel like absolute shit about themselves just so they can sell the next best beauty product

    because female masturbation isn’t considered normal whilst men can talk about their own penises for hours on end

    beCAUSE OF ARTICLES LIKE THIS

    because feminists are still seen as crazy lesbians who dont shave and some still feel like they have to defend themselves by claiming theyre not any of those things when in fact if i want to be a passionate lady who likes other ladies and cant be bothered to shave my legs every twenty minutes then thats my choice and if i want to be someone who wears make up and shaves and goes out partying then thats my choice and if i want to be a combination of the two or anything in between then thats. my. choice.

    because i believe anyone who identifies as female is fucking badass and deserves the same rights as every privileged stuck up old white man sitting around and making laws about our bodies

    because how can you not be

     

  10. superficialryne:

    "I love American Horror Story!"

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    "Kyle and Zoe’s relationship was so beautiful, by far the best part of this season!"

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  11. thenorthwontforget:

    ithelpstodream:

    Game of Thrones
    Brienne of Tarth

    yes

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  12. "Leave the birds alone!"

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  15. Game of Daddy Issues

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