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13 times school dress codes made young women ashamed of their bodies 

It’s back to school season in America, which unfortunately also means a return to infuriating and overzealous dress code enforcement in schools across the country. Case in point: Over the past few weeks around 200 Staten Island students have received detention for violating their school’s dress code. What do almost all of those students have in common? A full 90% were girls.

This is one fashion trend that needs to end immediately. Here are 13 prime examples of the ways young girls have been shamed and even sexualized by school dress codes.

8. Female students forced to prove their dresses fit properly

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2) 

Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace

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red flags

moopflop:

  • calling the legitimate anger of oppressed people “drama” or “hate”
  • referring to allocation of human rights as simply “politics”
  • referring to basic human empathy as “political correctness”
  • the childlike refusal to admit mistakes and throwing a literal tantrum
  • "it’s just my opinion"

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daniellemertina:

piccolowasablackman:

b1gsp1n:

piccolowasablackman:

ethiopienne:

that time the new york times started a profile of shonda rhimes by saying her autobiography should be called “how to get away with being an angry black woman.”

I hate the New York Times so much

So they mad at a strong Black woman for making shows about strong Black women. Really…?

no the writer is a white woman if you read the rest of the article is is incredibly racist. 

Literally, being strong and determined = being angry to whites when you’re a Black woman. And then even worse was when she said Viola Davis isn’t “classically beautiful.”

daniellemertina:

piccolowasablackman:

b1gsp1n:

piccolowasablackman:

ethiopienne:

that time the new york times started a profile of shonda rhimes by saying her autobiography should be called “how to get away with being an angry black woman.”

I hate the New York Times so much

So they mad at a strong Black woman for making shows about strong Black women. Really…?

no the writer is a white woman if you read the rest of the article is is incredibly racist. 

Literally, being strong and determined = being angry to whites when you’re a Black woman. And then even worse was when she said Viola Davis isn’t “classically beautiful.”

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The ability of Blackness to travel to and be performed by non-Black bodies is supposed to be a triumph of post-racial politics, a feat that proves once and for all that race is not biological. Race does not have any biological basis, but I maintain that there is no triumph and no celebration when we embrace a white girl who deliberately attempts to sound like a Black girl, in a culture where Black girls can’t get no love.

- Azalea’s post-racial mess: America’s oldest race tale, remixed

The side eye I give white women when they ask of my hair is real.

The side eye I give white women when they ask of my hair is real.