drdavidmrmack:

Also… my first TV crush. Probably first crush ever. I was lucky to meet her in person at conventions.

coffeetan:

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star-spangledpanties:

I just want to say that this is why minority representation in the media matters. Mae Jemison was inspired to become an astronaut after watching Nichelle Nichols as Uhura on Star Trek. 

Media is NEVER “just” media.

She also appeared in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that LeVar Burton directed, and Nichelle Nichols visited her on set. :)

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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Because everybody deserves a reminder that they are legitimate. 

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If you are a white woman and you want to call yourself a feminist, you must acknowledge that your whiteness affords you a privilege that shields you from a lot. You must also acknowledge that you are afforded privileges that some men in this country do not have. Racism and sexism are tightly intertwined. You cannot fight one while ignoring the other.

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This may not have the best language, but the thought behind it is important.

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alloutorg:

Tumblr, we need you! A rogue Arizona State representative, John Kavanagh, wants to pass a bill that would thow trans people in jail for using public restrooms. Anyone could be asked for I.D. to “prove” their gender, and if there’s a discrepancy they could face a fine or jailtime.
When asked why the bill targeted trans people, Kavanagh explained that it’s because he thinks “they’re weird.” Outrageous.
We can stop this bill by taking action at www.allout.org/arizona and spreading the word far and wide. Will you help?

Arizona has the worst laws. Help ‘em out.  High-res

alloutorg:

Tumblr, we need you! A rogue Arizona State representative, John Kavanagh, wants to pass a bill that would thow trans people in jail for using public restrooms. Anyone could be asked for I.D. to “prove” their gender, and if there’s a discrepancy they could face a fine or jailtime.

When asked why the bill targeted trans people, Kavanagh explained that it’s because he thinks “they’re weird.” Outrageous.

We can stop this bill by taking action at www.allout.org/arizona and spreading the word far and wide. Will you help?

Arizona has the worst laws. Help ‘em out. 

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princess-passion-flower:

seafoamtides:

kateoplis:

Mexico City: Sex workers gather to commemorate their colleagues who were violently murdered, two days before the Day of the Dead festival.

this is why you don’t fuck around with day of the dead, because it has a deeper meaning than “pretty sugar skulls”. those are offerings to the dead, a symbol of each and every person we choose to honor in the afterlife; not some quirky costume to put on and appropriate. those skulls mean something, the pan de muertos and altars mean something. so go fuck yourself if you think that they’re just for decoration while you shit on my ancestors for you stupid pasty ass bland halloween party.

And lets also remember sex workers who are not protected and their fight as feminism glosses over them and shame them

There’s a lot going on with this post, but remember that respect and support of sex workers and cultural traditions is so important, and not something to be casually joked about (especially given Halloween on the horizon).   High-res

princess-passion-flower:

seafoamtides:

kateoplis:

Mexico CitySex workers gather to commemorate their colleagues who were violently murdered, two days before the Day of the Dead festival.

this is why you don’t fuck around with day of the dead, because it has a deeper meaning than “pretty sugar skulls”. those are offerings to the dead, a symbol of each and every person we choose to honor in the afterlife; not some quirky costume to put on and appropriate. those skulls mean something, the pan de muertos and altars mean something. so go fuck yourself if you think that they’re just for decoration while you shit on my ancestors for you stupid pasty ass bland halloween party.

And lets also remember sex workers who are not protected and their fight as feminism glosses over them and shame them

There’s a lot going on with this post, but remember that respect and support of sex workers and cultural traditions is so important, and not something to be casually joked about (especially given Halloween on the horizon).  

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I found out I was pregnant last week. My family will disown me if they find out, and I'm scared the father might leave. I'm only 18, I don't work, and I have school. I have clinical depression and being pregnant is making me feel suicidal. Any advice? I'm open to anything.

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oh-snap-pro-choice:

If you live in the U.S., go ahead and call Backline. They’ll talk with you about your options and give you all the information and support you deserve. You know your limits and situation best, and I wish you well. Let me know if there’s anything else I can do. <3 -Kendra

Backline is an excellent resource for anyone to call who’s looking for information about pregnancies, abortions, and anything that goes along with that. They’ve got a toll-free talk line you can call Monday-Thursday from 5pm to 10pm, and Friday-Sunday 10am to 3pm. 

plannedparenthoodla:

Healthy relationships don’t depend on people having pre-determined roles that tell them how to act.
If partners communicate and act in ways that are equal, loving, and respectful, they will likely figure out healthy ways to make relationship decisions.
We may have learned that there are certain roles people have to play based on their gender. For example, in a different-sex couple, a boy might be expected to pay for dates and make the first move.
BUT WAIT…what about making decisions together?!
Sometimes gender expectations can cause us to act in ways that we don’t like and aren’t necessarily equal. 
We may believe in or feel the pressure to act in a certain way so strongly that we think this is the ONLY way relationships can work.
In reality, relationships come in all shapes and sizes. There are relationships between people of the same-sex, different-sexes, same and different-gender identities, and same and different gender expressions. There are relationships between people that don’t follow stereotypical gender roles.
Healthy relationships are built on equality, love, and respect. And working towards these goals can be done by people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. 

plannedparenthoodla:

Healthy relationships don’t depend on people having pre-determined roles that tell them how to act.

If partners communicate and act in ways that are equal, loving, and respectful, they will likely figure out healthy ways to make relationship decisions.

We may have learned that there are certain roles people have to play based on their gender. For example, in a different-sex couple, a boy might be expected to pay for dates and make the first move.

BUT WAIT…what about making decisions together?!

Sometimes gender expectations can cause us to act in ways that we don’t like and aren’t necessarily equal.

We may believe in or feel the pressure to act in a certain way so strongly that we think this is the ONLY way relationships can work.

In reality, relationships come in all shapes and sizes. There are relationships between people of the same-sex, different-sexes, same and different-gender identities, and same and different gender expressions. There are relationships between people that don’t follow stereotypical gender roles.

Healthy relationships are built on equality, love, and respect. And working towards these goals can be done by people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.