"I am obsessed with becoming a woman comfortable in her skin."
June 18, 2007 - Death of Comrade Vilma Espín, communist revolutionary and leader of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC).
“This June 18, Cuba recalls the death of a remarkable woman who spoke softly, with a quiet and sweet tone, while she struggled hard and stood with the firmness of marble: Vilma Espín.” - Juventud Rebelde
Not listening when people tell you that you can’t or shouldn’t do things is so fucking metal.
Do not doubt these kids unless you want to be homeless.
“you’ll scare guys off with that feminist crap”
oh i’m sorry
the kind of guy who has problems with me demanding that i be treated as his equal is totally the kind of guy i want to be in a relationship with
"In a way, Kanye’s entire discography is leading to this (probable) point—his first two records were about reaching the top, Graduation was about loving life there, 808’s and Heartbreak was how the top can fuck up your personal life, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was about growing restless at the top, and Watch the Throne found him and Jay-Z negotiating the idea of why there weren’t more black men at the top. And now, it seems, Kanye’s taking stock of the world as he sees it from upon high, and deciding that he doesn’t like what’s flashing in front of his Fendi frames. The fact that the biggest black entertainer in the country even made those two records and debuted them on the beyond-white bread Saturday Night Live is huge. This isn’t Das Racist razzing a few privileged white kids at Music Hall of Williamsburg. This is Kanye West going into a million white people’s living rooms and saying, “Look at the terrible things your people have done to my people and are still doing to my people. We are not going to take it. I’m so pissed right now I wouldn’t even be here if I didn’t have something incredibly urgent to say. Fuck you.” That’s a powerful act, something that you can put up there with things that Bob Marley or Tupac did. I know that’s outlandish, but one day we’ll be holding Kanye West up next to those guys, so we might as well start now."
Drew Millard, The Revolutionary Politics of Kanye West (via 1rongiant)
Hold on there Drewski. I’m excited too, but c’mon…c’mon. Everything online and in other media is opinion. Actual investigative facts and journalism have been flung out along with our privacy. I really love what Kanye has done also, but 2pac was shooting police officers and uniting the crips and bloods, and Bob Marley brought 2 fueding political parties and an impoverished country together. I disagree that this is equivalent. Momentarily impactful, but it’s gotta be followed by substantive acts of civil disobedience that sacrafice his comfortable socioeconomic status. He doesn’t need to give up his wealth, but if you’re really trying to be defiant you can’t keep using the masters tools as audre lorde would remind us. Ultimately I hope I am proved wrong though, because that would be fuckin’ awesome.