fatgirlinohio:

Mark Harris is the best about constantly pointing out gender (and minority) discrimination in the language of film/TV criticism.

Didn’t Streisand get the same flack for Yental?

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rivernymph:

samwinchesterhatesfire:

quads-for-the-gods:

bellecs:

winningthebattleloosingthewar:

On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

she deserves to be re-blogged. 

she’s so goddamned inspirational

this makes me want to cry

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shelbysbutt:

codyjohnston:

thetpr:

sizvideos:

Watch the video

I really like this

But then how will I keep my fear of women at bay?

ONE OF THE FIRST ~PRO GIRL~ ADS THAT DOESNT FEEL AWFUL AND PANDERING ???!!!!

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evangotlib:

apoplecticskeptic:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

Yes.

Yes x 2

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poupak:

lucillebruise:

JWilly tells no lies

#YesAllWomen 

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eisforedna:

On May 28th, my sister, Edna, turned 31.

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Her mental age is about three years old. She loves Winnie the Pooh, Beauty & the Beast, and Sesame Street. Even though the below picture is unconvincing.

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Edna and “Cookie.” I think she was trying to play it cool.

My name is Jeanie. I’m…

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evangotlib:

laughingsquid:

Actor LeVar Burton Reacts to ‘Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign Reaching $1 Million Goal in 11 Hours

This was amazing.  I watched this last night around midnight.  So proud to be a backer of this.