Stephanie Dabney and Mel Tomlinson in “Manifestations” Courtesy of Dance Theatre of Harlem Archives
|—||Stephen W. Littlejohn and Karen A. Foss, Theories of Human Communication, 9th ed. (via disabledbyculture)|
[TW: Rape, Sexual Violence]
“we are here to tell her that women have every right to be adventurous. We will be adventurous. We will be reckless. We will be rash. We will do nothing for our safety. Don’t you dare tell us how to dress, when to go out at night, in the day, or how to walk or how many escorts we need! I am saying this because I feel that the word ‘safety’ with regard to women has been used far too much — all us women know what this ‘safety’ refers to, we have heard our parents use it, we have heard our communities, our principals, our wardens use it. Women know what ‘safety’ refers to. It means – You behave yourself. You get back into the house. You don’t dress in a particular way. Do not live by your freedom, and this means that you are safe. A whole range of patriarchal laws and institutions tell us what to do in the guise of keeping us ‘safe’. We reject this entire notion. We don’t want it.”
Kavita Krishnan, secretary, All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA),
Following the bestial sexual attack on a 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi, the capital, along with other cities across the country, has seen numerous protests demanding justice not just for the survivor, but better laws and stringent action against sexual offenders per se. When on Wednesday 19 December students and protesters marched towards the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s house, the police tried to ward them off with water cannons.
I’m also just really fascinated constantly by the idea, and this is in conversation, you know, I’m not challenging the way our government works in this area, but in conversation it’s fascinating to me…
Kerry Washington being great on Real Time with Bill Maher! She spoke TRUTH on Affirmative Action!
I love the first look on her face. It’s like the thought, “This niggaaaaah” went through her head, but she’s so classy that she only lets it out as a smile. Then she schools folks.
TELL EM KERRY!
When your fridge is still empty
This girl is hilarious.
totally just did this….
I’m just like
“So can I”