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What you will find here are mostly pictures of women doing all kinds of things. The goal is to show the reality of women's lives.

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auntada:

The barbed-wire enclosed camp for migratory workers at the Cannon Canning Company of Bridgeville, Delaware
July 1940
Jack Delano, photographer

auntada:

The barbed-wire enclosed camp for migratory workers at the Cannon Canning Company of Bridgeville, Delaware

July 1940

Jack Delano, photographer

07:00 am, reblogged from Hey to Your Mama N'em by thruflowheater9 notes

Men often react to women’s words - speaking and writing - as if they were acts of violence; sometimes men react to women’s words with violence. So we lower our voices. Women whisper, Women apologize. Women shut up. Women trivialize what we know. Women shrink. Women pull back. Most women have experienced enough dominance from men - control, violence, insult, contempt - that no threat seems empty
Andrea Dworkin - Intercourse (via echo-chamber)

07:00 am, reblogged from Zhenotdel by thruflowheater7,180 notes

It [prostitution] is justified by tradition as in the frequently uttered nostrum that it is the ‘oldest profession’. Slavery is old too but seldom justified by its longevity. The feminist historian Gerda Lerner writes most usefully about the way in which brothel prostitution in the ancient Middle East originated in the enslavement of captives in warfare, as a way of tidily dealing with surplus women slaves (Lerner,1987).
Sheila Jeffreys, the Industrial Vagina: The Political Economy of the Global Sex Trade, Introduction, p. 11 (via femalestruggle)

07:00 am, reblogged from lolliguncula by thruflowheater62 notes

medusasseveredhead:

“1950s Tomboys Rockabilly Girls”

medusasseveredhead:

“1950s Tomboys Rockabilly Girls”



Jordan. Near Amman. 1969. Palestinian woman and children in refugee camp of Baka.

Jordan. Near Amman. 1969. Palestinian woman and children in refugee camp of Baka.

07:00 am, reblogged from Zhenotdel by thruflowheater165 notes

Hating feminine performativity isn’t internalized misogyny. Misogyny is the hatred of females and femaleness. Femininity is a gender construct – it’s a collection of characteristics and traits that our society attaches certain stigmas too, specifically gendered stigmas that associates said attributes with being inherently for one sex. Hating the fact that patriarchy has always affiliated the least valued gendered characteristics with the least valued sex doesn’t mean that I hate actual females. By saying that hating femininity (a gender construct, a state of gender performativity) is the same as hating females (actual individuals, people of a particular sex) is to continue the patriarchal arrangement that those two things are synonymous with each other and interchangeable. That feminine equals female and female equals feminine.

(via angrywomanistcritic)

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Abortion is a false debate: the problem is male insemination. I am all for getting to the root of things: the sexual act. Abortion, parity…those are lesser evils.
Michèle Causse (via gaynotqueer)

07:00 am, reblogged from kill your enemies by thruflowheater9 notes

cabinetofnaturalcuriosities:


William Gedney, Three girls in kitchen, Kentucky, 1964

cabinetofnaturalcuriosities:

William Gedney, Three girls in kitchen, Kentucky, 1964

07:00 am, reblogged from Zhenotdel by thruflowheater351 notes



auntada:

African Americans sitting outside wooden house, between 1870 and 1890 in Florida

auntada:

African Americans sitting outside wooden house, between 1870 and 1890 in Florida




paleotrees:

fromonesurvivortoanother:

cruelyouth:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

msalexismarie:

humansofnewyork:

[tw: street harassment of Black women]
This one is very serious, guys:
I came upon these two on the sidewalk. They were having a conversation. “Excuse me,” I said, addressing the girl: “I’m sorry to interrupt, but is there anyway I can take your photo?”
“Why would you want my photo?” she asked.“Because you look beautiful,” I said. And she did. She was Sudanese. There is a very distinct beauty among people from the Sudan, and she was filled up with it. Suddenly the man cut in: “I was just telling her she was beautiful,” he said. 
Naively, I assumed I had just walked up on one stranger giving a compliment to another. I wanted to capture the moment. “Let me take your photograph together,” I said. The man seemed reluctant, he started smiling nervously and inching away. But the girl called him back. 
“Come take a picture with me,” she said. Encouraged by her attention, he returned. She put her arm around him, and I took the photo.
As I examined the photos on my camera, the man started whispering to the girl. She answered him in a loud voice: “I told you! I’m not that kind of girl.” She seemed agitated now. Finally sensing that I had misread the situation, I stepped between them. The man began hurrying down the sidewalk.
When the man left, the girl’s demeanor changed completely. She seemed shaken. Her eyes were tearing up. “He just offered me five hundred dollars to go out with him,” she said. “And then when I said ‘no,’ he offered me one thousand. Why does this always happen to me?”
“It happens a lot?” I asked.
“All the time,” she said. “I’m sorry I’m getting emotional. I just can’t go out of my house without this kind of thing happening. I have a son. I’m a mother. I would never degrade myself like that. I just don’t understand why this keeps happening.”
“Do you mind if I tell this story?” I asked.“Please,” she said. “Tell it.”
Let’s hope this man, and all men, realize the emotional damage they are inflicting on the women they try to buy. In the meantime, feel free to SHARE.*
*With this man being an Orthodox Jew, I hope that all long-time followers of HONY would by now have realized the high respect I hold for the Orthodox Jewish community as a whole.

After reading some of the discussion about this photo on the HONY fb page I cannot express how absolutely disgusted and frustrated I am by the public reaction. The public outcry was so much that Brandon (the man behind HONY) took the photo down and followed it up with some positive photos of Jewish men and their opinions of the post. One photo caption chanted on about virtue and suppositions, blah, blah, blahbitty fucking blah.
To put it shortly, an overwhelming majority of the reactions are in defense of this man and harshly criticized Brandon for posting this story. Many people both inside and outside of the Jewish community have rallied behind this man, claiming that we don’t know the whole story, that this woman could be lying, that it was wrong of Brandon to expose this man.
To that I have this to say: SHUT THE FUCK UP! So one of yours got caught out there on some slimey shit? Get over it! Everyone’s so busy being worried about this man’s privacy and how this photo will affect him and his family, but very few people stopped to consider the feelings of this woman. Very few stopped to support her and think about the trials she faces, the trauma she must suffer.
When it comes to Black women’s suffering, people seldom give a fuck. Where are all the follow up pictures of Black women sharing their mantras? hmmmm?
HONY had the opportunity to take a stance, to allow this woman the platform to tell her story, and although that is what I believe he set out to do initially, by deleting the post on FB (thank God for Tumblr) Brandon effectively worked to silence her voice… yet again. Something Black woman have had to suffer with for far too long: people constantly attempting to silence our voices and our stories. I will reblog this every time I see it!

THANK YOU JESUS CHRIST FOR MAKING THIS POST BECAUSE YES

Just reblogging because this story needs to be heard.  Because it really happened.  HONY saw it happen, even though they were convinced that they didn’t by somebody just wanting to cover up what the fucking creep did.

reblogging because i am pissed off that this was taken down

I am so glad you folks saved this! Oh, perfect commentary, thank you.

paleotrees:

fromonesurvivortoanother:

cruelyouth:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

msalexismarie:

humansofnewyork:

[tw: street harassment of Black women]

This one is very serious, guys:

I came upon these two on the sidewalk. They were having a conversation. “Excuse me,” I said, addressing the girl: “I’m sorry to interrupt, but is there anyway I can take your photo?”

“Why would you want my photo?” she asked.
“Because you look beautiful,” I said. And she did. She was Sudanese. There is a very distinct beauty among people from the Sudan, and she was filled up with it. Suddenly the man cut in: 
“I was just telling her she was beautiful,” he said. 

Naively, I assumed I had just walked up on one stranger giving a compliment to another. I wanted to capture the moment. “Let me take your photograph together,” I said. The man seemed reluctant, he started smiling nervously and inching away. But the girl called him back. 

“Come take a picture with me,” she said. Encouraged by her attention, he returned. She put her arm around him, and I took the photo.

As I examined the photos on my camera, the man started whispering to the girl. She answered him in a loud voice: “I told you! I’m not that kind of girl.” She seemed agitated now. Finally sensing that I had misread the situation, I stepped between them. The man began hurrying down the sidewalk.

When the man left, the girl’s demeanor changed completely. She seemed shaken. Her eyes were tearing up. “He just offered me five hundred dollars to go out with him,” she said. “And then when I said ‘no,’ he offered me one thousand. Why does this always happen to me?”

“It happens a lot?” I asked.

“All the time,” she said. “I’m sorry I’m getting emotional. I just can’t go out of my house without this kind of thing happening. I have a son. I’m a mother. I would never degrade myself like that. I just don’t understand why this keeps happening.”

“Do you mind if I tell this story?” I asked.
“Please,” she said. “Tell it.”

Let’s hope this man, and all men, realize the emotional damage they are inflicting on the women they try to buy. In the meantime, feel free to SHARE.*

*With this man being an Orthodox Jew, I hope that all long-time followers of HONY would by now have realized the high respect I hold for the Orthodox Jewish community as a whole.

After reading some of the discussion about this photo on the HONY fb page I cannot express how absolutely disgusted and frustrated I am by the public reaction. The public outcry was so much that Brandon (the man behind HONY) took the photo down and followed it up with some positive photos of Jewish men and their opinions of the post. One photo caption chanted on about virtue and suppositions, blah, blah, blahbitty fucking blah.

To put it shortly, an overwhelming majority of the reactions are in defense of this man and harshly criticized Brandon for posting this story. Many people both inside and outside of the Jewish community have rallied behind this man, claiming that we don’t know the whole story, that this woman could be lying, that it was wrong of Brandon to expose this man.

To that I have this to say: SHUT THE FUCK UP! So one of yours got caught out there on some slimey shit? Get over it! Everyone’s so busy being worried about this man’s privacy and how this photo will affect him and his family, but very few people stopped to consider the feelings of this woman. Very few stopped to support her and think about the trials she faces, the trauma she must suffer.

When it comes to Black women’s suffering, people seldom give a fuck. Where are all the follow up pictures of Black women sharing their mantras? hmmmm?

HONY had the opportunity to take a stance, to allow this woman the platform to tell her story, and although that is what I believe he set out to do initially, by deleting the post on FB (thank God for Tumblr) Brandon effectively worked to silence her voice… yet again. Something Black woman have had to suffer with for far too long: people constantly attempting to silence our voices and our stories. I will reblog this every time I see it!

THANK YOU JESUS CHRIST FOR MAKING THIS POST BECAUSE YES

Just reblogging because this story needs to be heard.  Because it really happened.  HONY saw it happen, even though they were convinced that they didn’t by somebody just wanting to cover up what the fucking creep did.

reblogging because i am pissed off that this was taken down

I am so glad you folks saved this! Oh, perfect commentary, thank you.

(Source: humansofnewyork)

07:00 am, reblogged from paleotrees by thruflowheater11,028 notes

womanidentifiedwoman:

Hahahaha. Oh, Pat. Pat, Patty, Pat. If you only knew. Wait a minute, “kill their children”?

womanidentifiedwoman:

Hahahaha. Oh, Pat.

Pat, Patty, Pat. If you only knew.

Wait a minute, “kill their children”?


(Source: latinamerican-worldfeminist)

07:00 am, reblogged from paleotrees by thruflowheater38 notes

07:00 am, reblogged from Anarchist Soup by thruflowheater10 notes



fyeah-history:

A Chinese girl from one of the Japanese Army’s ‘comfort battalions’ awaits interrogation at a camp in Rangoon - 8 August 1945. The term “comfort women” was a euphemism used to describe women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II. 

fyeah-history:

A Chinese girl from one of the Japanese Army’s ‘comfort battalions’ awaits interrogation at a camp in Rangoon - 8 August 1945. The term “comfort women” was a euphemism used to describe women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II. 

07:00 am, reblogged from Zhenotdel by thruflowheater256 notes

octagon-surgeon:

it’s absurd that she’s considered a serial killer.

octagon-surgeon:

it’s absurd that she’s considered a serial killer.

(Source: tedbunny)




fotojournalismus:

Anya, a Chechen rebel, was injured during the war, Grozny. March 1997.
[Credit : Stanley Greene]

fotojournalismus:

Anya, a Chechen rebel, was injured during the war, Grozny. March 1997.

[Credit : Stanley Greene]

06:49 am, reblogged from Zhenotdel by thruflowheater157 notes