She Yelled Shark in a Crowded Room

Is the descriptive prescriptive?

LGBTQuties: Beth Ditto | April 2010 | Beautiful People Issue Cover Girl | Photographed by Dan Monick #historymonth"I said to my teacher, ‘I can’t be a singer because I’m not pretty enough, and I’m fat.’ And she looked at me and said, ‘Tell that to Nell Carter, babe.’ That changed my life forever!"

LGBTQuties: Beth Ditto | April 2010 | Beautiful People Issue Cover Girl | Photographed by Dan Monick #historymonth

"I said to my teacher, ‘I can’t be a singer because I’m not pretty enough, and I’m fat.’ And she looked at me and said, ‘Tell that to Nell Carter, babe.’ That changed my life forever!"

(Source: papermagazine, via papermagazine)

tranqualizer:

if you believe that your work as a white anti-racist is to simply prove how unlike other white racists you are, you are totally wrong and need to re-evaluate some things

(via queerandpresentdanger)

Because women of colour experience racism in ways not always the same as those experienced by men of color and sexism in ways not always parallel to experiences of white women, antiracism and feminism are limited, even on their own terms… The failure of feminism to interrogate race means that the resistance strategies of feminism will often replicate and reinforce the subordination of people of colour, and the failure of antiracism to interrogate patriarchy means that antiracism will frequently reproduce the subordination of women

Kimberle Crenshaw in Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color (via pudica-girl)

(via feministbatwoman)