peace is here if you want it


let me save you some time:

Israel is an apartheid state which practices ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people.

Feminism must be intersectional.

"Security" is an antiquated concept.

We are actively destroying our planet for senseless bits of paper.

If you preach your religion to me: I will kick you out of here. If you preach your atheism to me: I will kick out out of here even faster.

Patriarchy is a disease.

Ally is not a default setting -it takes a lot of work.

When I share a vegan recipe that's not an invitation for your justifications of eating meat.

I love messages but can't always guarantee you'll get an answer.

If you have a problem with any of these, just leave now. If you don't - where have you been all my life?

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The guy in front of me when I was getting ice cream tonight was wearing this.

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Breaking The Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call To Action

 (Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
 Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.


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But the wage gap varies significantly by race, according to an analysis from the research organization AAUW. While white women experienced that 78 percent figure, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women made 65 percent of what white men made in 2013, African-American women made 64 percent, American Indian and Alaska Native women made 59 percent, and Hispanic women made just 54 percent. Asian-American women are the only group doing better than white women, making 90 percent of white men’s earnings.

Woah, staggering.

  • Men's Rights Activists: THIS IS NOT FAIR. MEN HAVE PROBLEMS TOO.
  • Black Men: We're constantly demonized by mainstream media and are targets of police brutality.
  • Gay Men: We face discrimination and hatred and are denied marriage and job security.
  • Trans Men: We are outcasts and are denied medical care, our lives are constantly under threat and our gender is always under scrutiny and policed by others.
  • Men's Rights Activist: ....
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  • Men's Right Activist: Y-Yeah, but... a Feminist was mean to me...










"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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Women in tyrannical militaries should not be celebrated (from the U.S., Israel, Pakistan, and India as examples) when these forces have proven themselves to be genocidal. If women join in, it’s not ‘revolutionary’. Saira Batool, a Hazara woman in the Pakistani Air Force, is seen as a revolutionary simply because she’s a Hazara woman in the Pakistani military. Nevermind that the Air Force is currently bombing Pashtuns in FATA and has displaced over 1 million Pashtuns since June 15, 2014 (when Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched in FATA), because no one gives a damn about Pashtuns anyway. Nevermind anything the U.S., Pakistan, India, and Israel militaries have done to civilians because let’s celebrate “strong and empowered” women in those militaries! These soldiers know what kind of brutal forces they’re joining and they are worthless and lacking in humanity because of that.

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Repeat after me:

  • Being queer does not absolve me of racism or perpetuating white supremacy.
  • Being queer does not absolve me of racism or perpetuating white supremacy.

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  • White person: Fuck the system!
  • Everyone: That's it?
  • White person: I thought the insertion of that phrase automatically ended this conversation and relieved me of the responsibility to think critically.


For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

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