Women Who Kick Ass

womenwhokickass:

skeptikhaleesi:

It’s that time again! :-) I’m happy to announce my 2nd tumblr giveaway, featuring cool new prizes as well as some old faves. This time I’m organizing it through rafflecopter, so be sure to pay extra attention to the rules!

~Rules:~
1) This is a thank you present for my followers, so yes, you must be following me (don’t worry, if u can rough it through the patriarchy u will survive my selfies Be Strong My Sisters)
2) New followers are welcome and appreciated, but for the love of bell hooks do not follow only with the intention of unfollowing later. People put their time, money, and energy into giveaways, it’s dishonest and rude af to do that look at ur life look at ur choices
3) Likes do count, but I strongly suggest that you reblog too, at least once. (You must like or reblog this post at least once to enter! I’ll be checking.) SUPER IMPORTANT LIKE BEYONCE-LEVEL IMPORTANT: Be sure to record every entry on rafflecopter, that’s the only way it’s guaranteed to be seen, because that’s what I’ll be using to pick the winner since tumblr is notorious for eating notes on giveaway posts!
4) I will ship anywhere ‘cept Narnia and Nightvale u live in Siberia u live in Nebraska whatever that’s fine u’ll get ur shit *gently dabs your forehead with a damp towel*
5) There are loads of ways to get extra entries and most of them aren’t even that annoying, check it out on rafflecopter just do it u kno u want these goodies.
6) No reblogging to giveaway blogs it’s cheating and u know it *peeps at u over my rad shades*
7) Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on September 30th. Stuff will be sent out sometime in the few weeks after that calm down friend you’re waiting for some cutesy bracelets not the third season of Orange Is The New Black

~1st Prize:~
* Your choice of up to 5 feminist books (pictured). Yes folks a few of these are thrifted but none of them look like they were the property of the Half-Blood Prince don’t be a hater u capitalist pig
* Your choice of 3 buttons from my shop, hella awesome.
* Your choice of 3 bracelets - a full list isn’t available yet because I’m visiting family and I stupidly forgot to take pictures before I left, but samples are above. Examples include: Feminist, Riot Grrrl, Khaleesi, Queen, Mermaid, etc. More pics will be posted later don’t panic these bracelets are cute as hell
* Your choice of 5 (individual) stickers from my shop - not all of the designs are officially up for sale yet, but you can still choose those designs!
* One pack of 4 Superhero Buttons ft Supergirl and Wonder Woman
* Your choice of one “No Uterus, No Opinion”, Powerpuff Girls, or “I heart Men” button
* One Wonder Woman Keychain
* One custom mixed CD of “girl power” songs (playlist is a surprise!)

~2nd Prize:~
Your choice of the following -
* One book and 3 stickers
OR
* 3 stickers, 1 bracelet, 1 button
OR
* 2 buttons, 1 bracelet

~3rd prize:~
* A bracelet, button, or 3 stickers of your choice

Okay that should do it, stay tuned for additional info and possible additional prizes in the coming weeks!

Hey, I’m running a feminist giveaway on my personal, and I thought some of you might be interested!  You get two extra entries just for being a follower of WKA. <3

missworld:

neutresex:

Black History month with Ruth Ellis.

Ruth Ellis (1899 – 2000) dedicated countless years of service to her community, and particularly black LGBT youth. In 1937 Ruth moved to Detroit with her partner Babe, the two bought a house, which from 1946 to 1971 was known as the “Gay Spot.” Not only did their home serve as a safe space for Detroit’s LGBT community, but the couple also offered lodging and support to many black LGBT youth in need. In a time before the Gay Civil Rights Movement began Ruth was a beacon of light for many LGBT youth who found themselves in the dark. In 1999 The Ruth Ellis Center was founded in Detroit, MI, which continues to offer lodging and support to LGBT youth in need. She continued working with LGBT organizations until her death in 2000 at an age of 101.


LEARN.

missworld:

neutresex:

Black History month with Ruth Ellis.

Ruth Ellis (1899 – 2000) dedicated countless years of service to her community, and particularly black LGBT youth. In 1937 Ruth moved to Detroit with her partner Babe, the two bought a house, which from 1946 to 1971 was known as the “Gay Spot.” Not only did their home serve as a safe space for Detroit’s LGBT community, but the couple also offered lodging and support to many black LGBT youth in need. In a time before the Gay Civil Rights Movement began Ruth was a beacon of light for many LGBT youth who found themselves in the dark. In 1999 The Ruth Ellis Center was founded in Detroit, MI, which continues to offer lodging and support to LGBT youth in need. She continued working with LGBT organizations until her death in 2000 at an age of 101.

LEARN.

socialjusticekoolaid:

New Protest MVP Candidate! Get it girl! #staywoke #farfromover #thefutureisbright

thehalfwrittenbook:

let-them-eat-vag:

ashoutintothevoid:

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly

how is she on the fucking cover yet they wont expell the fucking rapist wtf

thehalfwrittenbook:

let-them-eat-vag:

ashoutintothevoid:

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly

how is she on the fucking cover yet they wont expell the fucking rapist wtf

girlswillsavethevorld:

punkrockcow:

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

WHY WASNT THIS NATIONAL NEWS?!

I think we know why.

girlswillsavethevorld:

punkrockcow:

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

WHY WASNT THIS NATIONAL NEWS?!

I think we know why.

heyveronica:

"Columbia Univeristy senior Emma Sulkowicz plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size to every class, every day until the man she says raped her moves off campus. Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found "not responsible" in all three cases."

Beyond ‘No Means No’  by Jessica Valenti for The Guardian

draelogor:

fuckingconversations:

teamfreekickass:

spiffypop:

housetohalf:

mysnarkasm:

When I grow up I want to be Ming-Na Wen.

She’s the voice of Mulan, as if she wasn’t amazing enough.

Girl is 50 years old.

FIFTY. YEARS. OLD.

fun fact: When you break things with your hands like that you have t break your fingers on purpose before so that they heal stronger. So basically this woman is so badass she broke her hands just to do this. 

You asshat, you’re making it sound like she snaps her fingers in half. 

Martial artists like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee (and yes, fucking Ming-Na Wen, that beautiful badass) will build up their bone strength by repeatedly (and fairly gently) striking sand, gravel, wood and steel - this creates tons of microfractures in their bones (smaller than even a hairline fracture) so the bones will heal over again and make the bones stronger and denser with increased deposits of calcium. 

This has to be done over long-ass periods of time, so the bones have time to heal, and none of the fractures expand into actual breaks. 

Oh, and she’s doing precise-ass kicks in HIGH HEELS. 

with all the force of a great typhoon

securelyinsecure:

Happy Birthday, Jessica Williams!

Jessica joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2012 at the tender age of 22, making her the show’s youngest cast member ever as well as its first black female correspondent.

“It’s impossible to be perfect, and you won’t do a good job if you’re too focused on proving yourself to others. Instead, I try to envision myself succeeding in whatever I’m doing.”

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 with 1,209 notesVIAShare

skeptikhaleesi:

It’s that time again! :-) I’m happy to announce my 2nd tumblr giveaway, featuring cool new prizes as well as some old faves. This time I’m organizing it through rafflecopter, so be sure to pay extra attention to the rules!

~Rules:~
1) This is a thank you present for my followers, so yes, you must be following me (don’t worry, if u can rough it through the patriarchy u will survive my selfies Be Strong My Sisters)
2) New followers are welcome and appreciated, but for the love of bell hooks do not follow only with the intention of unfollowing later. People put their time, money, and energy into giveaways, it’s dishonest and rude af to do that look at ur life look at ur choices
3) Likes do count, but I strongly suggest that you reblog too, at least once. (You must like or reblog this post at least once to enter! I’ll be checking.) SUPER IMPORTANT LIKE BEYONCE-LEVEL IMPORTANT: Be sure to record every entry on rafflecopter, that’s the only way it’s guaranteed to be seen, because that’s what I’ll be using to pick the winner since tumblr is notorious for eating notes on giveaway posts!
4) I will ship anywhere ‘cept Narnia and Nightvale u live in Siberia u live in Nebraska whatever that’s fine u’ll get ur shit *gently dabs your forehead with a damp towel*
5) There are loads of ways to get extra entries and most of them aren’t even that annoying, check it out on rafflecopter just do it u kno u want these goodies.
6) No reblogging to giveaway blogs it’s cheating and u know it *peeps at u over my rad shades*
7) Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on September 30th. Stuff will be sent out sometime in the few weeks after that calm down friend you’re waiting for some cutesy bracelets not the third season of Orange Is The New Black

~1st Prize:~
* Your choice of up to 5 feminist books (pictured). Yes folks a few of these are thrifted but none of them look like they were the property of the Half-Blood Prince don’t be a hater u capitalist pig
* Your choice of 3 buttons from my shop, hella awesome.
* Your choice of 3 bracelets - a full list isn’t available yet because I’m visiting family and I stupidly forgot to take pictures before I left, but samples are above. Examples include: Feminist, Riot Grrrl, Khaleesi, Queen, Mermaid, etc. More pics will be posted later don’t panic these bracelets are cute as hell
* Your choice of 5 (individual) stickers from my shop - not all of the designs are officially up for sale yet, but you can still choose those designs!
* One pack of 4 Superhero Buttons ft Supergirl and Wonder Woman
* Your choice of one “No Uterus, No Opinion”, Powerpuff Girls, or “I heart Men” button
* One Wonder Woman Keychain
* One custom mixed CD of “girl power” songs (playlist is a surprise!)

~2nd Prize:~
Your choice of the following -
* One book and 3 stickers
OR
* 3 stickers, 1 bracelet, 1 button
OR
* 2 buttons, 1 bracelet

~3rd prize:~
* A bracelet, button, or 3 stickers of your choice

Okay that should do it, stay tuned for additional info and possible additional prizes in the coming weeks!

Hey, I’m running a feminist giveaway on my personal, and I thought some of you might be interested!  You get two extra entries just for being a follower of WKA. <3

angrywocunited:

tedx:

"The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather, better adults than you have been. Progress happens because new generations grow and develop and become better than the previous ones.”

From Adora Svitak’s talkWhat adults can learn from kids.” In her talk, Adora makes a case for why adults shouldn’t underestimate kids. And they shouldn’t. Kids are doing amazing things. Let’s just take a second to think about how Adora organized her first TEDxYouth event when she was just 12.

This weekend, young people around the world are attending, organizing, speaking at, and watching TEDxYouthDay events — TEDx events dedicated to the ingenuity of kids worldwide. Every year we’re taken aback by the amazing things that come out of these events, and we think you should be, too. Find a TEDxYouthDay event near you to attend or watch live online here.

this is so effing important and i’m super impressed after read her transcript

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 with 34 notesShare

Hey folks, Mod M (or mygayshoes) here.

Due to to the fact I’m swamped with university work, other aspects of actual adult life and inter-blog conflicts, I’m afraid I’m going to have to step down as a mod here. I simply don’t have time to research and write like I could back in high school.

The last four or so years have been utterly fantastic and I’ve been thrilled to see this blog go from only a handful of people, to a blog with over 10,000 followers, and I’m even more grateful to everyone who has helped me out over the years.

I hope everyone has a fantastic and brilliant day.

Be safe.

-Mod M/Mygayshoes

sonofbaldwin:

missworded:

Kym Worthy, the prosecutor who just brought charges against Theodore P. Wafer for shooting Renisha McBride, has a long history of being a total badass:
Prosecutor leads effort to test long-abandoned rape kits, brings justice to victims

Kym Worthy, the prosecutor, the BLACK WOMAN, who ensured that Renisha McBride’s murderer was brought to justice, who was PIVOTAL in ensuring that it didn’t become another George Zimmerman debacle, has a history of being an incredible advocate for actual justice, rather than the facsimile justice (injustice) America usually doles out to marginalized groups.

sonofbaldwin:

missworded:

Kym Worthy, the prosecutor who just brought charges against Theodore P. Wafer for shooting Renisha McBride, has a long history of being a total badass:

Prosecutor leads effort to test long-abandoned rape kits, brings justice to victims

Kym Worthy, the prosecutor, the BLACK WOMAN, who ensured that Renisha McBride’s murderer was brought to justice, who was PIVOTAL in ensuring that it didn’t become another George Zimmerman debacle, has a history of being an incredible advocate for actual justice, rather than the facsimile justice (injustice) America usually doles out to marginalized groups.

prairiefunk:

Barbara McClintock by chid0&#160;:
Barbara McClintock, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983 for her discovery of transposable genetic elements. The remarkable thing about her discovery is among other things the fact that she did so as early as the 1940’s. Way before anyone had an idea about molecular structure of DNA. Genetics was an obscure and unfashionable field at that time. Noone really believed her. Until all those famous others like Morgan, Watson, Crick, Pauling etc. made their discoveries - and her work was reestablished.But there is another reason why I chose her, one that is even more important for me. Howard Green, a colleague, wrote this about her after she died in 1992:"Barbara McClintock was a woman who rejected a woman’s life for herself. She began to do it as a small child and never deviated. Her childhood was not a happy one, and perhaps this provided the force, the moral tension that was so strong in her and so necessary for the life she lived. And we must not forget that at the foundation of every creative life there lies a sense of personal inadequacy that energizes the struggle. This sense was strong in Barbara."

prairiefunk:

Barbara McClintock by chid0 :

Barbara McClintock, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983 for her discovery of transposable genetic elements. The remarkable thing about her discovery is among other things the fact that she did so as early as the 1940’s. Way before anyone had an idea about molecular structure of DNA. Genetics was an obscure and unfashionable field at that time. Noone really believed her. Until all those famous others like Morgan, Watson, Crick, Pauling etc. made their discoveries - and her work was reestablished.

But there is another reason why I chose her, one that is even more important for me. Howard Green, a colleague, wrote this about her after she died in 1992:

"Barbara McClintock was a woman who rejected a woman’s life for herself. She began to do it as a small child and never deviated. Her childhood was not a happy one, and perhaps this provided the force, the moral tension that was so strong in her and so necessary for the life she lived. And we must not forget that at the foundation of every creative life there lies a sense of personal inadequacy that energizes the struggle. This sense was strong in Barbara."

onlyfitgirls:

Ha’a Keaulana runs across the ocean floor with a 50 pound boulder. They do this as training to survive the massive surf waves of winter. She learned her amazing skills from her dad, legendary waterman #briankeaulana and her Grandpa, #Buffalo. I was very humbled to learn from the Hawaiians who have salt water running through their veins. Mahalo Nui Loa. Please stay tuned for our upcoming story on the Hawaiian surfing culture. 
Shared of @natgeo  

onlyfitgirls:

Ha’a Keaulana runs across the ocean floor with a 50 pound boulder. They do this as training to survive the massive surf waves of winter. She learned her amazing skills from her dad, legendary waterman #briankeaulana and her Grandpa, #Buffalo. I was very humbled to learn from the Hawaiians who have salt water running through their veins. Mahalo Nui Loa. Please stay tuned for our upcoming story on the Hawaiian surfing culture. 

Shared of @natgeo  

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