Progressive Feminist

young feminist, female, freshman at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
This is my personal blog and a space in which i explore all things intersectional feminism, us politics and world affairs.
marhaba-maroc-algerie-tunisie:

The Hassan II Mosque or Grande Mosquée Hassan II (مسجد الحسن الثاني) is a mosque in Casablanca (Morocco) - it’s the largest mosque in Morocco and Africa and the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 m - 60 stories high topped by a laser, whose light is directed towards Mecca. The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic, the sea bed being visible through the glass floor of the building’s hall. The walls are of hand-crafted marble and the roof is retractable. A maximum of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer: 25,000 inside the hall and another 80,000 on the outside grounds.

marhaba-maroc-algerie-tunisie:

The Hassan II Mosque or Grande Mosquée Hassan II (مسجد الحسن الثاني) is a mosque in Casablanca (Morocco) - it’s the largest mosque in Morocco and Africa and the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 m - 60 stories high topped by a laser, whose light is directed towards Mecca. The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic, the sea bed being visible through the glass floor of the building’s hall. The walls are of hand-crafted marble and the roof is retractable. A maximum of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer: 25,000 inside the hall and another 80,000 on the outside grounds.

(via beautiesofafrique)

lgbtqblogs:

Ashland High School, located in southern Oregon, has done away with its decades-long homecoming traditions in favor of making the experience more inclusive of transgender and gender-nonconforming students, reports the Associated Press.

Instead of crowning a “queen,” “king,” “princess,” and “prince,” the school’s student body will now vote on a “Grizzly Court” of three seniors elected for their outstanding accomplishments.

The choice to make homecoming gender-neutral is presently an uncommon one, and has left the school’s student government open to backlash and more media attention than anticipated.

Student body co-president Brielle Preskenis spoke to the Mail Tribune about not realizing how groundbreaking the change would be until she sat down to write the dialogue for an informational video, entitled “The Start of Something New,” that appears on the school’s website (and can be viewed below).

"I was sincerely like, ‘Whoa, this is actually happening,’" she recalled in the Tribune. “This is a big deal.”

"It used to be that anyone who was gender neutral or transgender was kind of left in this limbo … and they couldn’t identify," she continued. "So now it’s open to everyone. Our ultimate goal is more inclusion, but it’s also to change the discussion from being about gender to also being about making a positive impact on Ashland High School."

So far, Preskenis reports that the Ashland student body has been overwhelmingly supportive of the Grizzly Court, and the most pushback she and co-president Jackson Richmond have received has been via social media.

But, as Richmond explains in the video below, despite anticipating “controversy or strife,” the decision came down to living in a world that “is constantly changing and improving.”

"One of the things that we’ve been in the deliberations was trying to figure out if this decision was going to hurt anyone," Perkenis further explained to the Tribune. “Who would be the injured party if we made the change? And we really couldn’t come up with anyone.”

nolongervictimsconfessionsmst:

lacigreen:

lacigreen:

new vid babes!  SHE ASKED FOR IT.

here are the many reasons why "what was she wearing?" or "you shouldn’t have taken nude pics!" are dumb things to say.

sooooo facebook removed my post of this video because it’s “inappropriate” and “violates the terms of service”.  HOW?  CUZ THERE ARE LITERALLY FACEBOOK PAGES DEVOTED TO SHAMING RAPE VICTIMS AND NEONAZI SUPPORT GROUPS AND PEOPLE ABUSING ANIMALS AND YET IT’s TALKING ABOUT VICTIM BLAMING THAT’S “INAPPROPRIATE”?  

i just can’t.  i’m pretty sure this was a targeted attack.  thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of me and my youtube channel.  you are so important to me.

I will share this so many times it’s not even funny because this is the problem with rape culture regardless if it’s military or civilian!   Never blame the victims for being assaulted!  

the-goddamazon:

trustymachete:

the-goddamazon:

tashabilities:

the-goddamazon:

sourcedumal:

pixiepienix:

mahou-mofo:

"Please stop selling shirts carelessly" wtf are they supposed to interview the people buying them like what does this dude want

you KNOW if he saw a dude wearing it he would not have said anything, he’d assume the guy knew the music, because this is not about music snobbery it’s about men thinking women are fucking idiots, and behaviour like this REINFORCES that belief because this guy will harass and belittle women, finding them to be “wrong” but he will leave men alone ASSUMING that they are “right” thereby providing himself with skewed inaccurate evidence to prove that women are idiots, completing the vicious cycle of misogyny that so many men perpetuate daily but are COMPLETELY FUCKING BLIND TO

She should have kicked him in the fucking nuts

I’ve actually had dudes come at me sideways on some “Let’s see who knows more about this subject” bullshit but they NEVER do that dick measuring shit with other men.

I’ve had it done to me at cons regarding comics, D&D, the Forgotten Realms books, characters, Star Wars, Star Trek, and especially video games (while I was working at GameStop no less), and it never fucking ends.

If you are a girl existing in a space that has been largely been believed to be “for boys only”, your credibility and validity will ALWAYS be under fire from ALL SIDES.

This shit has got to stop because not only is it irritating it reinforces the “fake gamer/rocker/cosplay girl” stereotype.

I get it with my job.

Mofos checkin my resume and asking if I know certain people and been to certain confabs. 

Men want to protect spaces they see as ‘theirs’.

They’ll bring in a dude who doesn’t know anything, but unless they wanna fuck her, a woman who’s aspiring can hang it up.

I remember when it came time to get promoted to Senior Game Advisor they picked the guy who literally had ZERO EXPERTISE AND TENURE and left me to flounder when I literally had knowledge of all the game systems, troubleshooting and repair, and games and their platform availability.

Like…I was more qualified to help the customers but because I had rebuffed my MARRIED manager’s advances (he’d always make comments about how nice my shape was or whatever), he started treating me like shit. And it was only me and one other girl working there.

And he started cutting my hours after that too.

I quit later on and found out he got fired for sexual harassment soon after.

I get this all the time. The worst is when I’ve just helped a guy find a game, completed the purchase, and he turns to my male co-worker and asks if they’ve played it. Like they couldn’t have asked me. Like I just work in this game store for the money and have no knowledge of what I’m selling. 

What’s funny is when my male co-workers say “No, actually I’ve never played that game. However, my female co-worker has played every game in the series, read the books, and is counting down the days ‘til the next game comes out”. The guy ends up trying to backpedal, but he’s already shown himself to be an asshole, so there’s no saving him.

OMG this happened to me when I was working the midnight release for Assassin’s Creed II. This douche that smelled like cheeto dust and desperation had preordered his and was collecting his shit and he asked the dude next to me if he’d played AC or whatever.

And like…the guy next to me looked flustered because we’d talked before and he actually doesn’t like AC or any real sandbox games. His speciality was sports games and FPS.

So he directs the dude to me and I was like “Well, since I’m working right now and can’t pick up my copy until after my shift, and the game just released, I can’t tell you much about this installment but I can tell you about the first one and the mini game on the PSP that came out as a prequel to this one.”

The same thing happened when I worked the midnight release for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as well. All the dudes kept asking me if I played like…these weird “feminine” games and when I told them I played COD and gave a few of them my gamer tag to look me up when my shift was over so we could play they looked like the assholes they were.

And then I warned them not to get too involved in the multiplayer as the system resets scores at 2 AM to give everyone in the world a fair playing field. Then I went after those same dudes that night on XBL and knifed the shit out of them.

Fuck these elitist, sexist, misogynistic ass fuckboys yo.

(Source: shutitkyle, via feministbecky)

decolonize-all-the-things:

meditatinintoxicated-fuckinfaded:

weloveblackgirls:

onlyblackgirl:

unoppressedactivities:

blackpeopleproblems:

curvygirlkey:

k1mkardashian:

theuppitynegras:

brashblacknonbeliever:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

youngblackandvegan:

baconflavoredpipedreams:

hylianears:

aiming for that 2016 black vote early

oh boy…

too early to call child protective services or….?

already fucked up by naming him kieran.

Just to add another layer of WTF, the name Kieran/Keiran means “black" or "little dark one" in Gaelic. The kid’s name is basically Black Romney.





😭

22nd? how will this little boy grow up? is this the same romney? i just… i have questions.

W H I T E  P E O P L E


…..
wtf


Why

No.

STAHP. WHITE. PEOPLE. 2014 - FOREVER

dying

decolonize-all-the-things:

meditatinintoxicated-fuckinfaded:

weloveblackgirls:

onlyblackgirl:

unoppressedactivities:

blackpeopleproblems:

curvygirlkey:

k1mkardashian:

theuppitynegras:

brashblacknonbeliever:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

youngblackandvegan:

baconflavoredpipedreams:

hylianears:

aiming for that 2016 black vote early

oh boy…

too early to call child protective services or….?

already fucked up by naming him kieran.

Just to add another layer of WTF, the name Kieran/Keiran means “black" or "little dark one" in Gaelic. The kid’s name is basically Black Romney.

😭

22nd? how will this little boy grow up? is this the same romney? i just… i have questions.

W H I T E  P E O P L E

…..

wtf

Why

No.

STAHP. WHITE. PEOPLE. 2014 - FOREVER

dying