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Claudia Gaudelli: Women Boxers in Argentina
Artist Statement via lensculture:

This photoessay, “Women Boxers” was born from a desire to show women from an unusual perspective: fighting in the boxing ring. By highlighting a side of women that is commonly associated with masculinity—what many would even call a dark side—my hope is to broaden our perception of the limits of womanhood.

Each one of these female athletes has her own story but all of them shared something in common: humble origins and family environments in which the prevailing atmosphere was  need and poverty.

None of my subjects hailed from “conventional” families, or from nice homes with gardens,  or from airy apartments with balcony views. For these women, their past became their identity and situated them in a present where sacrifice, respect and love for boxing are the very air they breath. For these brave women, boxing is a form of art: the art of hitting and not being hit.

These athletes live a life of discipline and strict training. Every day when they get up, they are looking for a different future for themselves. They spend what free time they have on long commuter rides from poor, suburban neighborhoods, traveling for the chance to get in the ring.

They train every morning, sometimes evenings too, day after day. All of them are pouring their hearts out for the chance to fulfill a dream, a shot at the world championship.

This dream is what keeps them standing on their feet, this dream has kept them from falling, kept them waking up, training, struggling and fighting.

—Claudia Gaudelli

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foryoursexualinformation:

More sites for me to boycott. I just feel bad because a lot of people have benefited for this site. Does anyone know any good alternatives? 

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socialjusticekoolaid:

The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover 

My people getting it!

these people are the real heroes. not the military, not politicians, not the Hollywood actors. they risked their lives and livelihoods to challenge white supremacy and institutionalized racism.

Fast Food Workers Are Striking for All of Us

Fast Food Workers Are Striking for All of Us

McDonald's worker arrested in TImes Square
McDonald's worker arrested in TImes Square

Protesting McDonald’s worker arrested in Times Square

After the media blitz on Ferguson, and amid coverage of America’s response to ISIL, another topic has been getting attention. People are on strike, demanding a 15 dollar wage for fast food jobs and the right to unionize. This is a good effort, because fast food jobs seriously blow chunks. More to the point, minimum wage and fast food…

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blackmagicalgirlmisandry
Once you realize that The Exorcist is, essentially, the story of a 12-year-old who starts cussing, masturbating, and disobeying her mother—in other words, going through puberty—it becomes apparent to the feminist-minded viewer why two adult men are called in to slap her around for much of the third act. People are convinced that something spooky is going on with girls; that, once they reach a certain age, they lose their adorable innocence and start tapping into something powerful and forbidden. Little girls are sugar and spice, but women are just plain scary. And the moment a girl becomes a woman is the moment you fear her most. Which explains why the culture keeps telling this story.
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Let me get this straight:

mysharona1987:

Guys like Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown smoke pot, drink and listen to rap music: In death, they’re condemned as a vicious thugs who had it coming.

Joan Rivers was caught on camera advocating genocide and cheering on the deaths of innocent kids: In death, is called a feminist icon with a heart of gold and her vile remarks are completely swept under the rug.

OK. That’s fair.