I need feminism because “Who hired a stripper” shouldn’t be the first thing said to me when I walk into a welding job.
women in trades are treated like such fucking shit.
NO I’M STILL STUCK ON THIS WHY WOULD ANYONE SAY THIS TO A WOMAN HOLDING A BLOWTORCH
i can see my nieces doing this.
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Society demonizes sex workers because they demand more money than women should, for services men expect for free. —
that’s it.(via housewifeswag)
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Skin bleaching body dysmorphia ?
Now Terrell, you know white medicine and psychiatry would never make becoming lighter/whiter unhealthy and something to seek help for.
Where is the line between fiction and history for a people whose histories have been blown off the face of the earth by slavery, by genocide, by colonialism, by the horror regimes and the endless erasures and calumnies of modernity? What is history to those who live in the amnesiatic heart of that great trauma we now euphemistically call the New World? — Junot Diaz [x] (via mujeristaxicana)
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Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person... -
A must read.
Poverty ‘ages’ genes of young children, study shows -
The stress of growing up in a poor and unstable household affects children as young as 9 years old on a genetic level, shortening a portion of their chromosomes that scientists say is a key indicator of aging and illness, according to a study released Monday. The researchers say their findings are the first that document this type of genetic change among minority children, and make a strong case for the importance of early-childhood intervention in vulnerable communities.
Researchers examined the DNA of a small group of 9-year-old African-American boys who had experienced chronic stress as a result of growing up in families with poor socioeconomic status. They found that the boys’ telomeres were shorter than those of boys the same age and ethnicity who came from advantaged families.