When I first wanted to go to Africa, everybody laughed at me: We didn’t have any...– Jane Goodall → (via jenmyers)
On September 21, the crowds amassed around the world to protest the killing of...– Five Good Reasons for Death Penalty Abolition in the United States (via amnestymidwest)
Religious limits on women spur controversy in... →
“When crowds of male worshipers emerge from the synagogues onto the sidewalk, it would be improper for women to walk among them, people living nearby said. “It’s uncomfortable and undignified,” said one woman, who added that she voluntarily crossed the street to avoid such mingling.” No, I’m sorry. You’re internalized misogyny is undignified.
Women cannot be expected to struggle alone against the forces of discrimination...– Benazir Bhutto in a 1995 speech in Beijing at the World Conference of Women. This is a beautiful speech, go read all of it. (via thepoliticalnotebook)