October 19, 2014

alliekitaguchi:

interrobangphan:

allthingshyper:

parenyzia:

okaybutihitanightfury:

touchyourblood:

A brief description using some familiar characters about how no one is ever, ever “asking for it”.

SO GOOD

THANK YOU

*REBLOGS SO HARD I THINK I BROKE SOMETHING*

I’ve reblogged this before and lost followers for it. So fuck you, I’m reblogging it again. 

Alice is seven. If you need to be told that she isn’t asking for it, seek psychological help immediately.”

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October 19, 2014

driscolldriscollrockandroll:

hooray for the ladies

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who are using their fame

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to get shit done

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(not intended to be a complete list)

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October 19, 2014

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

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October 19, 2014

michaelpalin:

Reason 3284739567346762306 why I love Julie Andrews.

 

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October 19, 2014

vulvita:

thewomanfromitaly:

girlpower4everok:

selfloathing—narcissist:

And in 5 years some generic white model will repeat this verbatim and will be praised as a pioneer for advocating Trans models

OH MY GOD DID NAOMI ACTUALLY SAY THIS

Yep! www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpjgpg5As-8

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October 19, 2014
reasons you need to watch project runway

grahm-lestradee:

This dress is made entirely out of FUCKING CANDY 

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this one is glowing????

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This dress has powdered dye sewn into the seams so it changes color in the rain!!!!!!!!

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Tim Gunn is great and sweet and funny and outspoken on the lack of clothing options for plus size girls and ridiculous beauty standards

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and of course…… this guy

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October 19, 2014
mamalaz:

The most logical argument I’ve ever seen a hero use.

mamalaz:

The most logical argument I’ve ever seen a hero use.

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October 19, 2014

#captain sassy

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October 19, 2014
VARIETY NAMES RIDLEY PEARSON AS VARIETY CHAMPION FOR KIDS

ridleypearson:

2014 Champion for Kids

Each year Variety honors a national celebrity from the entertainment industry who has worked on behalf of children with special needs in education, recreation, or therapy. This year’s Variety Champion for Kids is St. Louis’ own [strong style=”font-family: Tahoma, Arial,…

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October 19, 2014

lieutenantswans:

Night, Killian.

Good night.

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