~Broken Goddess~

~ For those who cannot speak for themselves

My goal for this site is polymorphous. It is a place for me to provide links to activism, share information about animals and nature, news and women, and a place to meet others with the same interests. I hope it brings something new to you.
~ Please check out my blog, "brokengoddess ~ A Chicago Girl Moves to the Wide Open Spaces and Other True Tales" at brokengoddess.wordpress.com

nedahoyin:

toneyspeaksloud:

Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.

While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.

The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.)  While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself.  Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self.  And THAT is a huge problem.  Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening.  She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.

And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it.  It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.

#reblog again

I see the point of this totally, but was Minaj posing like this to make that point? Is the label on it because it’s a CD with explicit lyrics content?

That being said, that same label s/b on the cover of Sports Illustrated, too.

I have to say, however, I HATE seeing ANY women posing like this, wearing  these almost outfits, whether by their own choice/empowerment or not. Saying it’s empowering themselves is no different than saying “but they get college scholarships” being judged like meat in Miss America contests.

When will ALL women realize that the way to TRUE EMPOWERMENT is to STOP accepting sexist roles in movies, TV commercials, STOP modeling for SI and Victoria’s Secret, STOP posing for Playboy type publications and DEMAND RESPECT. And when they choose to do so, the rest of us must continue to fight it - boycott the product, spread the word, email the company to let THEM know it’s unacceptable.

If some women act like sex kittens, for whatever reason, ALL women will continue to be seen that way, and we’ll NEVER be taken seriously.

(Source: , via sorayachemaly)

Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

rhamphotheca:

Dawn of the Anteaters…

Growing encounters with humans dangerous for the humans? How about the anteaters? Besides, these guys went looking for the animals specifically to get in their faces and kill them.

saturdaychores:

Saturday Chores #7, Saturday, July 19, 2014
When we arrived, the “Babies Are Murdered Here” people put away all their signs, stopped yelling at the people going into the clinic, and prayed for “Grayson’s wife.” Victory. 

saturdaychores:

Saturday Chores #7, Saturday, July 19, 2014

When we arrived, the “Babies Are Murdered Here” people put away all their signs, stopped yelling at the people going into the clinic, and prayed for “Grayson’s wife.” Victory. 

(via sorayachemaly)

saturdaychores:

Saturday Chores #6, July 5, 2014
This sign was all Grayson’s idea. I couldn’t stop laughing.

saturdaychores:

Saturday Chores #6, July 5, 2014

This sign was all Grayson’s idea. I couldn’t stop laughing.

(via sorayachemaly)

Florida Woman Gets 60 Years While Stand-Your-Ground Zimmerman Walks Free (VIDEO)

RACISM AND MISOGYNY AND RACISM AND MISOGYNY AND RACISM AND MISOGYNY AND …

Proof of the GOP War on Women

a friendly reminder:

REMEMBER THE WAR ON WOMEN

REMEMBER THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

REMEMBER THE GUTTING OF FOODSTAMPS

REMEMBER THE FIGHT AGAINST MARRIAGE EQUALITY, RACIAL EQUALITY, GENDER EQUALITY

VOTE THEM OUT 2014

Pass It On

It’s Been 90 Years: Time to Pass the ERA!

Why are people so threatened by this?
http://msmagazine.com/blog/2014/07/24/its-been-90-years-time-to-pass-the-era/

montereybayaquarium:

Girls rock science! In June, a group of bright middle school girls, mostly from Watsonville and Salinas, spent an afternoon untying themselves from a human knot and learning secret handshakes as part of a team building exercise. Later, the girls created their own blogs to document their experiences during a week-long summer camp.

The girls are participants in the Aquarium’s Young Women in Science program, which seeks to inspire interest in science and conservation among young women by introducing them to the marine life in and around Monterey Bay. The camp is presented in both English and Spanish, creating an inclusive setting for the girls to learn how they can help save the world’s oceans. 

The program is part of a long-term effort by the Aquarium to help young women aspire to careers in the sciences and math, and fight the notion that there’s no place for them in those fields. As part of this girl power groove, participants also get to meet women currently working in the sciences.

Learn more about our Young Women in Science program