Jada Pinkett-Smith is aware of the critics that frown up their noses at the way she raises her daughter, Willow. Willow cuts, dyes and styles her hair as she pleases, a fact that bothers many who feel girls shouldn’t have that much control over their appearance at such a young age.
Jada decided to address the criticism in a Facebook post:
“A letter to a friend…This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”
I’m pretty sure I’ve reblogged this before but seriously this is something we should be teaching all our children. Their bodies are theirs, not ours as parents. As soon as you tell someone their body doesn’t belong to theirs you take away so much from them.
Lux ATL (via stripperina)
No I fucking LOVE this.
get rich or cry tryin
i need to stop seeing this shit come up on my dashboard. stop mimicking “black men” when you invoke predatory sexuality. recognize it and stop doing it. recognize the part youre playing in perpetuating the deadly myth of the black male rapist.
and read this: "Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist" from Angela Davis’s Women Race and Class
reblogging rn bc a week ago this shit was happening non-stop in a room full of radical qpoc, but only one of which is black. i was confused and horrified. seriously. why is it that we suddenly dip into aave when we pretend to be creepy??
Because buzzed fratboys are apparently trustworthy to them.
sometimes I feel useless but then I remember I breathe out carbon dioxide for plants
Just decided to color an old sketch, I’m not totally convinced of the final result but whatever ahah
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"she’s being a bitch i bet she’s on her period"
Catherynne Valente, "The Girl Without Hands: Writing, Carpal Tunnel, and Silence" at Rules for Anchorites (via theblastofatrumpet)
Oh baby, this is beautiful.
My answer: taylormoss7
What do you think about circumcision? I'm very unhappy it happened to me, I've lost most of my sexual pleasure and sex is mostly numb. I think it should be illegal to do to infants. what do you think about that?
I am against non-consensual body modification/mutilation. If I had a child born with a penis, I would definitely never cut it, and I would implore my friends and family to do the same. I think it’s horrific that we consider it a religious freedom to cause permanent harm to a person incapable of consent. I think in an ideal world, it would be illegal, but I don’t think that could ever be achieved and I don’t think it’s my place as a cis woman to head up activism that effects people with penises exclusively.
There are some (rare) cases where a circumcision is medically necessary. My mother wasn’t going to circumcise my baby brother, but there was a medical reason that made it necessary. (Which, if you pardon my squeamishness, I’d rather not go into too much detail about because it’s my baby brother’s penis.)
I think that it is VERY unethical to perform any elective cosmetic surgery on anyone’s genitals without their consent, including the surgical “correction” of an intersex infant’s genitals. I think this is much different than, say, facial elective surgeries like repairing orofacial clefts.
asthmatics are actually people with the souls of mermaids, who never adapted to breathing air 100% of the time
destroy the idea that clothing has gender
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