The Gendered Body

don’t touch it unless you’re going to fuck it

"Naheed Islam (1998), in her seminal study about South Asian women who love other women, finds that her respondents reject the term lesbian. South Asian-American women who sought lesbian organizations and communities, primarily defined by white lesbians, felt they were marginalized and exoticized because of their differences. Islam’s respondents unanimously and consistently describe that women in saris and shalwar kameezes (loose pants with a long fitted shirt) would never be seen as lesbians in America. The women additionally discuss growing up with breasts, hips, and long hair, and otherwise embodying an aesthetic value system utterly different from white androgyny. Most women felt that their bodies were reinterpreted by white lesbians as manifestations of being femme."

- Rokasana Badruddoja, “Queer Spaces, Places, and Gender: The Tropologies of Rupa and Ronica” in the National Women’s Studies Association Journal (Summer 2008)

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rodneykong:

shoutout to me for still not having my driver’s license

(Source: bobbyhoying, via billnihilist)

Reblog if you’re a girl who likes girls.

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Ksyn & Dnay in Grown Woman (Alternate Version)

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lucidfoxx:

yahoneydip:

This fucking woman

my future

(via unicorn-ice)

themickeymouseclub:

i’m such an old woman don’t ever let me stay out past my bedtime the exhaustion isn’t worth it

(via everythingiswell)

cant wait to see my shuggy tomorrow 

💖 Kakashi 💖

dylanthescientist:

princetanaka:

just a small town girl. Living in a racist, insensitive, sexist, homophobic world,

(cant take the midnight train ‘cause im fuckin scared)

(Source: princetanaka, via femmanisting)

piscula:

blackfeminism:

How can rape by giving a drug or intoxicant to a person that renders them unable to give consent have a minimum sentence of 0-15 years but possession of drugs without being used for rape has a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years to life?

its almost like we have legalized the systematic oppression of women and people of color

(via femmanisting)

"broken english"

- when my mother struggles to spell a word in english
I want to break the entire language
into little pieces
so the edges of these letters
will stop cutting her


— aysha via Diaspora Defiance
(via decolonizehistory)

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