In a male-supremacist society, female power must logically appear illogical, mysterious, intimate, threatening. “Witch” stands for all those unnamable shadow acts of disappearance and withdrawal, self-cultivation, and self-medication that elude the social and sexual order

thisismyexit:

worthyourweightinfanfiction:

shannibal-cannibal:

inkyubus:

sandandglass:

President Barack Obama at the White House Correpondents’ Dinner. 

OBAMA HAS TOTALLY STOPPED GIVING A FUCK AND IT’S THE GREATEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN

this shit was brutal

If he wasn’t the President he would make a killer stand-up comedian

THE LAST ONE AND THE BOEHNER ONE I CAN’T

smithsonianlibraries:

The Smithsonian Libraries collections contain works in several North American languages including Navajo, Hausa, and Lakota. We’re close to finishing the digitization of our collection of the rare (and pretty fragile) 19th c.newspaper Anpao Kin (The daybreak), which is almost entirely in Lakota!These are just some of the collections that support research done in the Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices program, a collaborative initiative that seeks to revitalize and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity.
Image above from Edward Curtis’ North American Indians, is captioned “Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon – Qagyuhl” The Qagyuhl (Kwakiutl) are a people of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation in British Columbia. 

smithsonianlibraries:

The Smithsonian Libraries collections contain works in several North American languages including Navajo, Hausa, and Lakota. We’re close to finishing the digitization of our collection of the rare (and pretty fragile) 19th c.newspaper Anpao Kin (The daybreak), which is almost entirely in Lakota!
These are just some of the collections that support research done in the Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices program, a collaborative initiative that seeks to revitalize and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity.

Image above from Edward Curtis’ North American Indians, is captioned “Dancing to Restore an Eclipsed Moon – Qagyuhl” The Qagyuhl (Kwakiutl) are a people of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation in British Columbia. 

I’m selecting the names we’ll invite for the school’s poetry festival (did I ever mention that I’m directing my school’s poetry festival? biggest free festival in NY state. so that’s something), and I had a moment of panic, thinking ‘there are not enough men on the invite list’.

Nothing says poetry like internalized misogyny. 

Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.

Sylvia Plath

fuck every single time that last line gets quoted without the rest

(via sadjailbait)

(Source: raccoonwounds)

“I am a lesbian woman of Color whose children eat regularly because I work in a university. If their full bellies make me fail to recognize my commonality with a woman of Color whose children do not eat because she cannot find work, or who has no children because her insides are rotted from home abortions and sterilization; if I fail to recognize the lesbian who chooses not to have children, the woman who remains closeted because her homophobic community is her only life support, the woman who chooses silence instead of another death, the woman who is terrified lest my anger trigger the explosion of hers; if I fail to recognize them as other faces of myself, then I am contributing not only to each of their oppressions but also to my own, and the anger which stands between us then must be used for clarity and mutual empowerment, not for evasion by guilt or for further separation.

********I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. And I am not free as long as one person of Color remains chained. Nor is anyone of you.***********”

lizosaurus-rex:

iamxmrk:

Alfonso Ribeiro brings back the Carlton on Dancing With The Stars

say what you will but:

#1: The Carlton was a staple of the 90s.

#2: Mofo can dance.