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cornerstorepress:

fuckyeahfeminists:

sammystokes:

auntada:

“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service. Despite her age, she never missed a day of work in the ten years she carried the mail and earned the nickname “Stagecoach” for her reliability. Fields loved the job, despite the many dangers and difficulties such as wolves and thieves (she was an excellent marksman, defending her route with a revolver and a rifle).
The people of Cascade so loved and respected Fields, that each year on her birthday they closed the schools to celebrate the occasion. They even built her a new house when she lost her home in a fire in 1912.

fuck yeah this woman.

Don’t you wish you could have known her in person? I want to see her in action with her guns and I love her dog here keeping her company.

We still need a movie tho.

cornerstorepress:

fuckyeahfeminists:

sammystokes:

auntada:

“Stagecoach” Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was born a slave in Tennessee and following the Civil War, she moved to the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana. In 1895, when she was around 60 years old, Fields became the second woman and first African American carrier for the US Postal Service. Despite her age, she never missed a day of work in the ten years she carried the mail and earned the nickname “Stagecoach” for her reliability. Fields loved the job, despite the many dangers and difficulties such as wolves and thieves (she was an excellent marksman, defending her route with a revolver and a rifle).

The people of Cascade so loved and respected Fields, that each year on her birthday they closed the schools to celebrate the occasion. They even built her a new house when she lost her home in a fire in 1912.

fuck yeah this woman.

Don’t you wish you could have known her in person? I want to see her in action with her guns and I love her dog here keeping her company.

We still need a movie tho.

thetigerbeat:

British woman Harnaam Kaur started growing facial hair at 16 as a side effect of polycystic ovary syndrome. She tried waxing, shaving and bleaching before being baptised a Sikh, which forbids the cutting of body hair. Photograph: Brock Elbank/Barcroft Media

thetigerbeat:

British woman Harnaam Kaur started growing facial hair at 16 as a side effect of polycystic ovary syndrome. She tried waxing, shaving and bleaching before being baptised a Sikh, which forbids the cutting of body hair. Photograph: Brock Elbank/Barcroft Media

hndwrttn:

thebicker:

micdotcom:

Fans are taking ‘Where’s Gamora?’ into their own hands

As many frustrated fans have pointed out online, much of the official Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise leaves out Gamora, one of the movie’s five titular Guardians, played by Zoe Saldana. Though Gamora has an equal amount of screen time as her male colleagues, and Saldana is second-billed after Chris Pratt, Gamora is mysteriously absent in some egregious ways.

Unfortunately, this is nothing new

This missing-Gamora bullshit makes me SO. MAD. “It’s a boy’s shirt so it can’t have a girl on it” ah yes, boys cannot wear something with a ladybody on it, that would turn them gay or something.

Hey, I wonder what the girls’ shirt for Guardians of the Galaxy looks like? OH WAIT HAHA THERE ISN’T ONE. In fact, a number of their licenses — Lego, Captain America, Star Wars, Ninjago, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, X-Men — only appear on boys’ clothing.

I do not envy the challenge for parents who want their kids to have gender-neutral clothing.

So the logic is guns and knives are okie dokie on boys apparel but a woman is a no go? Ain’t that some shit.

This infuriates me. As a kid I had to get boys’ shirts because there was no girls’ clothing with Star Wars shit on it. The exclusion is real.

mtvstyle:

want this moment burned on my eyelids

mtvstyle:

want this moment burned on my eyelids

"Do you consider yourself a feminist?"
“I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.”

- Taylor Swift 2012

"As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means."

- Taylor Swift 2014

boyhands:

i identify with fight club a lot because i also like to express my nonconformity through traditional masculine violence and misogyny. it really goes against what society wants me to do. no wait

lexlifts:

when some douchebag cries “oh why did you put me in the friend zone” all i hear is that my friendship isnt important or worthwhile and that you basically consider women to be nothing of use or value to you unless you can stick your dick in them

thornsandwillows:

If you take a young man and woman and they both tell a stranger that they work in the same restaurant, it’s very likely that they will assume that the woman is the waitress, and the young man a cook.

But I thought a woman’s place was in the kitchen? Not when she’s being paid for it. I can’t believe it took me this long to realize the implication of this. A woman’s place is one of servitude.

The thing about patriarchy is that individual men, gay and straight, are often really wonderful people who you love deeply, but they have internalized some really poisonous shit. So every once in a while they say or do something that really shakes you because you’re no longer totally certain they see you as a human being, and you feel totally disempowered to explain that to them.
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