What’s so scary about smart girls?

The question was posed by a donor representative speaking at the Girl Summit 2014 this week in London. The speaker’s answer to his own question – that smart girls can change the world – matched the mood of the event, which was upbeat, energetic, and ambitious in its goals. 

Girl Summit Should Lead to Action

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

Forty years ago, a vast molten cavity known as the Darvaza crater – nicknamed the “door to hell” – opened up in the desert of north Turkmenistan, and has been burning ever since. Now, Canadian explorer George Kourounis has became the first to make the descent into the fiery pit to look for signs of life (x)

If you can’t like Captain America anymore because he’s black, there’s a word for that.

Dean Trippe (via t1mco)

impuretale:

note-a-bear:

cumaeansibyl:

it’s funny, people will generally allow you to have an opinion on goods and services that you consume

like I’ve never seen anyone respond to, say, a negative review of a sofa with “if you don’t like it then go build one yourself”

and yet if you express the desire for more/better representation in media someone always shows up to tell you to write something yourself

Welp

And then when you do write something yourself, it either gets whitewashed or people complain at there not being more of the status quo, claiming it’s oppression. 

I think Osterndorf is correct that MRA types will gleefully cite this case as justification for their overt misogyny. That’s depressing as hell. But it’s not Oberst’s fault.

—Tom Hawking, The Sad Strange Aftermath of the Conor Oberst Rape Accusations (via flavorpill)

Intersectionality gives us the framework to understand the multiplicity of lived experience. It gave me insight into why my womanhood felt so different from that of my white friends and allowed me to understand the implications of being the Other on a structural level. I was able to understand that maybe some of my experiences hadn’t been shaped wholly by my actions but by forces of hierarchy way outside of my control.

It’s Time for White Feminists to Stop Talking About Solidarity and Start Acting - Kesiena Boom

(Source: honeysloughs)

incompetentantagonist:

*shots fucking fired*

incompetentantagonist:

*shots fucking fired*

silensy:

2005-2014

Good lord, this is the most stark portrayal I’ve seen of this.

(Source: always-returning)