Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please
HEY IMPORTANT THING. I just got this email:
BIG NEWS: President Obama just announced that he is taking major action against sexual assault by creating a presidential task force to fight rape on college campuses.1
Having the President on our side is huge at a moment when sexual assault on college campuses has reached an epidemic level. Right now, 1 in 5 women will be assaulted or raped during college.2
For over a year now, the UltraViolet community—that’s you!—has been taking action together to tackle rape culture and stand up for survivors. Together with our allies, we’ve helped bring the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses into the spotlight and called on the Administration to address it.
That’s why the White House wants to know what solutions YOU want to see. As an advocate who has spoken out for survivors before, your input is valuable. This is a major opportunity to be heard by the President and White House.
Can you take 3 minutes to fill out a short, easy survey about what you think the Presidential Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault should do? We’ll deliver your response to the White House next week.
Presidential commissions have a mixed record—some have faded into historical footnotes, while others have changed the course of our country’s history. For example, President Reagan’s HIV/AIDS task force led to increased funding for drug trials and an end to federal discrimination against those who are HIV-positive.3
We know that searches for solutions to sexual assault and rape can end up victim-blaming instead of holding attackers accountable. It’s why we’re bombarded by media figures that blame alcohol, twerking, and teenage naivete for rape instead of the rapists.4 And just last year, campus after campus—from Yale to USC—was called out for mishandling rape cases.5
When colleges don’t take rape accusations seriously, it discourages survivors from reporting. Only 12% of survivors report the assault, and it’s more often the survivors rather than their attackers who drop out of school.6
A federal task force will create uniform guidelines that colleges should follow to stop sexual assault and punish rapists. Data and research is helpful, but input from citizens who care and know about the problem is critical to finding the right solutions.
Last year, Ultraviolet members spoke out and demanded the Department of Education start holding campuses accountable for failing to uphold Title IX—the federal law that bans sexual discrimination in education, including sexual assault. From Steubenville, Ohio, and Maryville, Missouri, to Yale University, you’ve spoken out time and again to demand justice for survivors who have been swept aside by school authorities, law enforcement, and their communities. Now the President himself is demanding more be done, and he wants to hear from you.
Thanks for speaking out.
—Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Malinda, Adam, and Gabriela, the UltraViolet team
This is super big!
Share any stories, even from friends or even if you haven’t actually been assaulted. Like I was actually stalked by and sent very vulgar and graphic messages from a male classmate more than twice my age when I was in college, and the school did nothing to protect me other than tell the man to stop talking to me, and it was the third time he’d done that to female classmates. I literally had to have someone chaperone me to and from my car because I was so scared of this guy.
HOLY SHIT, SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENING IN AMERICA!?
SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS.
Please do this. It’s super quick.
(fixed the link, because it was one that was signed in under someone else’s name)
Important enough that I want reblog on here.
I don’t care about your penis. Please stop.
I do care about your boobs. Please continue.
That confusing moment of liking a gif set because you think you’re seeing a queer lady and then it’s actually a member of One Direction and then you simultaneously feel kinda embarrassed and uncomfortable and rude. (I’m not tagging this with One Direction because I don’t want hate)
Dance apocalyptic | listen
50 upbeat songs that won’t hurt your feminist ears, all by female artists.
Little Mix - Salute | Icona Pop - I Love It | 2NE1 - I’m The Best | Janelle Monáe - Dance Apocalyptic | Ke$ha - Warrior | Marina and the Diamonds - Primadonna Girl | Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend | Elizabeth Gillies + Victoria Justice - Take A Hint | Tove Styrke - White Light Moment | Nicki Minaj - I’m The Best | Fifth Harmony - Me And My Girls | I Blame Coco - In Spirit Golden | Loreen - Euphoria | Selena Gomez - Who Says | Ke$ha - C’mon | M.I.A. - Bad Girls | Beyoncé - Run The World (Girls) | Miss A - I Don’t Need A Man | Daisy Dares You - Rosie | Girl’s Day - Female President | Bridgit Mendler - Postcard | Rita Ora - Shine Ya | Marina and the Diamonds - Sex Yeah | P!nk - U + Ur Hand | Sophie Ellis-Bextor - If I Can’t Dance | Christina Aguilera - You Body | Charli XCX - Take My Hand | 2NE1 - Can’t Nobody | Little Jackie - The World Should Revolve Around Me | The Veronicas - Untouched | Natalia Kills - Problem | Little Mix - Wings | Demi Lovato - Something That We’re Not | Tegan and Sara - Closer | Krewella - Enjoy The Ride | Icona Pop - Girlfriend | Girls’ Generation - Galaxy Supernova | Janelle Monáe - Tightrope | Marina and the Diamonds - Bubblegum Bitch | Nicki Minaj - Wave Ya Hand | Ke$ha - Animal | Stella Mwangi - Haba Haba | Robyn - Hang With Me | Sky Ferreira - Lost In My Bedroom | Natalia Kills - Television | P!nk - So What | M.I.A. - Paper Planes | Lily Allen - Fuck You | Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen | Fifth Harmony - Miss Movin’ On
Himalayan marmots come for their regular feed by a caring lady
I definitely could use an adorable sleepy bunny on my blog tonight.
Just invest in some masking tape or post it notes or something.
You get the same ‘Aha! A stranger will see this and be inspired!’ possibility, and it will take a cleaning person approximately .005 seconds to peel it off when it’s their job to do so.
Also, maybe someone who…
this only defers and changes the question rather than substantively challenging it.
like. okay. what you say is correct of the ao3 census.
with over 80% responding as ‘female’
we can see that the majority of the ao3 fandom is a women who is either bisexual or straight.
this is where your umbrella fails
since, r u trying to suggest that bisexual women have a more authoritative voice on the sexuality and relationships of gay men than straight women? how is that even remotely coherent.
for this criticism to even be remotely relevant, we’d need to see significantly more femslash
because these experiences and identities aren’t, whatever you may think about the umbrella, actually interchangeable.
all it means is that everything i said is true, but of bi or het cis women.
fuck your umbrella
acting like bisexual and/or otherwise queer cis women
somehow are incapable of writing stories that reinforce heteronormativity is… well. silly.
esp. when so many do write heteronormative narratives.
i might be more swayed by such an argument if femslash were more prevalent than it is.
more important commentary.
throwback: Lupita Nyong’o’s name on a prop in our theatre scene shop - after shows the cast will sign a prop and hang it in the scene shop forever. Found by Div III student Anna Nilles. Apparently she was lying on the floor trying to de-stress and BAM! There’s the name.
Wait where in the shop is this? It looks familiar but I can’t place it!