End the Shame. End the Isolation. End Fistula.
Thursday is the first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.
Performer Natalie Imbruglia is joining our UNFPA colleagues to raise awareness about this devastating, but preventable, childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor. Watch the video here: http://j.mp/192b18A
Follow Campaign to End Fistula on Facebook for updates all year long.
A Seattle Times review of a recent Madonna tour stop praises the artist for “rocking us as a feminist icon” and applauds the singer for her brazen sexuality: “stripping down to a bra, then pulling her pants down below a thong and baring her cheeks to the Key [Arena].” Even the Guardian’s Freeman, in an ode to Like a Prayer, the writer’s favorite album, speaks longingly about Madonna’s midriff-baring ’80s fashion and the video to the title track, which “featured a woman named Madonna apparently giving a blow job to a black Jesus.”
Through a career that has included crotch-grabbing, nudity, BDSM, Marilyn Monroe fetishizing, and a 1992 book devoted to sex, Madonna has been viewed as a feminist provocateur, pushing the boundaries of acceptable femininity. But Beyoncé’s use of her body is criticized as thoughtless and without value beyond male titillation, providing a modern example of the age-old racist juxtaposition of animalistic black sexuality vs. controlled, intentional, and civilized white sexuality. — All Hail the Queen? | Bitch Media (via npr)
So I think the opposite. Beyonce seems powerful to me and Madonna seems to do things just to get a reaction. Fascinating.
yet another unrealistic expectation for women
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Stagecoach Mary: groundbreaking badass gunslinger.
When Stagecoach Mary wasn’t cracking rabid wolves in the fucking face with the stock of her ten-gauge or single-handedly building schoolhouses for poor Native American girls, you could find her in the saloons of Cascade drinking men under the table like the chick from Raiders of the Lost Ark and chomping on homemade cigars so potent that hardly any gunslinger in town had the stomach to handle them. You’d think maybe some folks would have tried to fuck with her, considering that she was, you know, a black woman in a society that at the time wasn’t particularly well-known for its attitudes towards racial and gender equality, but Stagecoach Mary wasn’t the sort of badass chick that was going to let people tell her what the fuck she was going to do or how she was going to do it. At a time when non-prostitute women weren’t allowed to drink at saloons, she received special permission from the Mayor to be served at any bar in the city any time she wanted, for life. Any time some asshole messed with her, she fucked him up. Like, one time a guy called her a rude name outside a saloon, so she looked at him for a second, said nothing, then grabbed a big fucking rock out of the street and clubbed him in the skull with it repeatedly until other cowboys finally restrained her. This chick gained such a reputation for being the shit out of uppity gunslingers that didn’t show her the proper respect that the Great Falls Examiner newspaper once cited this hard-drinking, quick-tempered asskicker as having “broken more noses than any other person in Montana,” and nobody ever debated the claim.
People, this woman was so incredible that the fact that she had a pet eagle rolling around the Old West with her wasn’t even the coolest thing about her.
Someone write a graphic novel about this lady already.
A woman, identified as Cub Scout troop leader Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, confronts one of two suspects who moments before viciously beheaded a British soldier on a street in London in what government officials called a “terror-related” incident. The attackers had claimed responsibility for the murder, saying on camera “The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye a tooth for tooth.” Loyau-Kennett, who wasn’t hurt, is also captured on video telling one of the men “Right now it is only you versus many people. You are going to lose. What would you like to do?” Both suspects were later
killedshot and wounded by police. (Photo: @sibiillamlaw / Twitter via The New York Daily News)
God damn it.
A tough woman handling a dangerous situation with grace.
Dene singer/songwriter Leela Gilday
photo by Dave Brosha
“I’ll wake up in the morning and think, ‘Ugh, I feel terrible,’ and suddenly realize, ‘Ah, that’s why. I’m holding on to so much hate.’ I’m having a situation right now with a friend where I’m feeling pretty angry. But revenge is corrosive and it doesn’t make me feel good.”
Why aren’t people in the fashion industry like this NOW
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bastardette:commanderspook | psychotic-art
David Jagger (1891 - 1958)
Aisle 13 (2008)
Yes, it’s real. We shot this at 5:16am, just shortly after the store opened. After about 20 frames we even hung around for a cup of coffee, nobody seemed to notice anything unusual.
I have always loved this shot. I’m sorry I never got a chance to work with Billy Monday during my east coast tours.
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Ming Xi by Andrew Yee
for Vogue China, 2012