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Traister is currently working on a book about unmarried women, set to publish in 2015. She spoke to Morning Edition about how the growing population of single ladies is impacting American culture.

nprbooks:

Traister is currently working on a book about unmarried women, set to publish in 2015. She spoke to Morning Edition about how the growing population of single ladies is impacting American culture.

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"Jack the Ripper didn’t kill sex workers: he killed women, some of whom sold sex sometimes. Jack killed flower sellers. Jack killed charwomen. He killed mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives. The case files that Ripper historians scrutinise for clues about his identity contain extraordinary details about these women’s ordinary and fascinating lives.

From these files, I learned about their friends, their lovers and their children; their love of drink, their quick tempers, and their favourite songs. I have seen pictures of their dead faces, and read coroners’ reports about the weight of their lungs, livers and hearts. These women are infinitely more interesting to me than the identity of their killer. Finding out about their poverty, their work and their experiences of injustice and inequality is far more important than their killer’s DNA. They are the real story of the Whitechapel murders. It is time for popular history to think more about them, and less about Jack."

The Guardian (via dr-erland)

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Brain teasers for egalitarians/equalists.

stfufauxminists:

alexandraerin:

Say I’m 32 years old and you’re 22 years old.

In how many years will we be the same age?

Silly question, right? If you define aging as a process that stops at death, the only way we’ll ever be the same age is if I die first. If you don’t, then we’ll…

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ihaveheadphones:

blueklectic:

marciantobay:

This needs more notes.


get out

ihaveheadphones:

blueklectic:

marciantobay:

This needs more notes.

get out

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"We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes, but I can see that they are — and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence."

Emma Watson (via washingtonpost)

TBH: the underlying message here annoys me.

(via hithertokt)

Black Girl Dangerous wrote a pretty good article criticizing the message.

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I hope you guys are doing well

I’ve been crappy about staying on here regularly but I want you know I care about and love you all.

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The Tragic, Misunderstood History of Liberia—and Why America Must Help It Defeat Ebola

This is a great article on the relationship of Liberia and the US, which really fails to be taught well in most curricula.

inanorderlyfashion:

blackqueerbravado:

mewtwoofficial:

yappanese:

I love this

lil fairy queen’s wings got tired so she took the subway

hope this child knew yall took they pic tho
hope they parents let it be posted tho

Fear not blackqueerbravado. The child in this picture is my niece. She knew I was taking her picture and her mother, my sister, let me post it. The person you reblogged it from or the person they reblogged it from removed the caption I originally put on it, which was:
The Queen as a Fairy Princess, Halloween NYC 2013
photographed by ©Channon Simmons

inanorderlyfashion:

blackqueerbravado:

mewtwoofficial:

yappanese:

I love this

lil fairy queen’s wings got tired so she took the subway

hope this child knew yall took they pic tho

hope they parents let it be posted tho

Fear not blackqueerbravado. The child in this picture is my niece. She knew I was taking her picture and her mother, my sister, let me post it. The person you reblogged it from or the person they reblogged it from removed the caption I originally put on it, which was:

The Queen as a Fairy Princess, Halloween NYC 2013

photographed by ©Channon Simmons

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