You meet a lot of people around the world and you look at it and think, “Oh, okay… Better put my back into that.” It’s not getting better. In many cases it’s getting worse. You know, there’s that great film out there 12 Years A Slave and you go, “Hm, well, it’s still here,” and slavery is on the rise. It’s on the rise! And you go, “How did that happen? How did we let that happen? How have we managed to drop the ball quite so spectacularly?” You know? And to pretend it’s not happening, it’s an unqualified disaster and failure. Failure of political will- it’s a failure. We have failed. We have failed this generation. I’m just interested in that now because I’m old enough to have seen and heard a lot. [x]

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ourtimeorg:

It would be funnier if it weren’t so sad.

smartgirlsattheparty:

Amen!

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explore-blog:

February 19, 1963: Betty Friedan publishes The Feminine Mystique, a turning point in the conversation on gender politics. Thank you for everything, Betty.

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valleyofthequeens:

221cbakerstreet:

lexillest:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Beautiful.

This is rad

we need a superhero like one of these ladies

maybe another hawkeye??

i didn’t even notice the prosthetics until i read the sign. 

smokeandsong:

wehadfacesthen:

A woman drinks tea, 1940, in the aftermath of a German bombing raid during the London Blitz

harrietvane:

#even if his was staged #a) you can’t stage the aftermath of the Luftwaffe #and b) there probably like 80% likely was someone there making teas within an hour of the all clear #just getting the teas in and handing them out to the residents and first responders #and no one would have asked #it would have been some woman or some group of women #doing their bit #in the way they were able

ohkaydear:

no but imagine the rawness of slytherin feminists

smartgirlsattheparty:

Renaissance woman Maya Angelou is an exceptionally inspirational woman. She is a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer, and director. 

ppaction:

Well played, Lauren Conrad.

#GirlsCan: Women Empowerment | COVERGIRL: Girls can’t? Yes, they can. Rap, be funny, be off-the-wall, rock, be strong, run the show, make the world a little more easy, breezy and beautiful. (x)

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