"So, I ask to the women who are still not sure about rape culture, patriarchy, or male supremacy, if you see the problem behind a culture in which “no” is punishable, but where failure to say “no” makes any violation of your personhood your own fault. When you sit back for a moment and think to yourself that surely you can say no to men, and that I am blowing things way out of proportion, then at least do this test within your own life: Start saying No more often when No is what you really want to say. Establish firm boundaries with men and do not let up. See if the male you are saying no to immediately stops and respects your boundary, or if his automatic response, reflexive—as though he’s been learning how to do this since he was a boy, as though he sees no other response more logical than this—is to attempt to do what you have just asked him not to do to you. Notice how you feel when telling a man “no” as well. Do you feel butterflies in your stomach? Do you feel guilty (denying him his right of access to you)? Do you feel mean? Do you feel unsure at all as to whether or not you have the right to tell him no? It is very easy to feel that men are not so bad when you are still making sure to give them what they want."
This sign is in my doctors office above the scale and I really love it. It actually made me feel a lot better after reading it
Has bey ever said why she named her Blue Ivy? It's such a pretty name, I was curious about its meaning to bey. Blue blue is seriously so precious 💙
Blue: it’s believed that she’s named after Jay’s Blueprint albums but Beyoncé has posted poems/articles about the color blue in which they describe how the color relates to the meaning of life and it’s importance in the world. You can see that here: http://assets.gcstatic.com/u/apps/asset_manager/uploaded/2012/24/beyonce-tumblr-photos-1339752741.jpg
Ivy: for IV, or the Roman numeral 4. The number 4 has great meaning in their lives, i.e. Bey, Jay, and Tina were all born on the 4th of a month and Bey & Jay got married 4/4/08.
“‘Fat is a powerful little word, full of baggage and judgement. This undaunted production delves into real-life experiences and stories to challenge aesthetic norms and reclaim a performative space for people with large bodies.”
Force Majeure presents NOTHING TO LOSE: http://forcemajeure.com.au/our-work/current-projects/nothing-to-lose/
Holy crap this is beautiful!