Who is this strange red dog looking in the window???
Born on this day…July 16, 1862
Ida B. Wells: Journalist, Newspaper Editor, Anti-Lynching Activist
Ida B. Wells was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks.
Quotes from Ida B. Wells:
“The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.”
“I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no intelligence or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way…so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things that concerned our people.”
“The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.”
“The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect himself against the white man or become his rival.”
“The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.”
“The white man’s victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder.”
“If it were possible, I would gather the race in my arms and fly away with them.”
A manatee swam up to the dock while they were cleaning the fish. I’m so used to seeing them in brown and muddy water so it was kinda weird and exciting to see them so clearly here.
DIY Lauren O. Venell Inspired Sticker Art Tutorial from Honestly WTF. This is a really fun tutorial to make sticker mandalas.Top Photo: Lauren O. Venell’s Duck Mandala here. Bottom Photo: DIY by Honestly WTF.
“CORGI DOWN! I REPEAT, CORGI DOWN!!
this just in: sweden is shocked over approx. 20°C and everyone is complaining about how hot it is
We’re northeners for crying out loud! You don’t sweat north of the wall! You get frostbite!
also, it’s 30 here. with almost the same temperature inside my tiny appartement. We’re certainly better equipped for -30 celsius..
u can tell shes half pissed off half turned on
|Me:||I'll sleep early tonight and get a good 8 hours|
|Me:||*watches entire season of tv show*|
|Me:||*reads every book i own*|
|Me:||*goes on quest to find the holy grail*|
The problem that needs to be fixed is not kick all the girls out of YA, it’s teach boys that stories featuring female protagonists or written by female authors also apply to them. Boys fall in love. Boys want to be important. Boys have hopes and fears and dreams and ambitions. What boys also have is a sexist society in which they are belittled for “liking girl stuff.” Male is neutral, female is specific.
I heard someone mention that Sarah Rees Brennan’s THE DEMON’S LEXICON would be great for boys, but they’d never read it with that cover. Friends, then the problem is NOT with the book. It’s with the society that’s raising that boy. It’s with the community who inculcated that boy with the idea that he can’t read a book with an attractive guy on the cover.
Here’s how we solve the OMG SO MANY GIRLS IN YA problem: quit treating women like secondary appendages. Quit treating women’s art like it’s a niche, novelty creation only for girls. Quit teaching boys to fear the feminine, quit insisting that it’s a hardship for men to have to relate to anything that doesn’t specifically cater to them.
Because if I can watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and want to grow up to be an archaeologist, there’s no reason at all that a boy shouldn’t be able to read THE DEMON’S LEXICON with its cover on. My friends, sexism doesn’t just hurt women, and our young men’s abysmal rate of attraction to literacy is the proof of it.
If you want to fix the male literary crisis, here’s your solution:
Become a feminist.
heard some non-savory comments from my family about my dear ball python so i was inspired to make some little psa’s about snakes!!! they are our scaly friends do not harm noodles
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