Never be afraid to wear all the bright colors you want. You do not have to stick to the purples, dark blues & blacks because they’re more “suitable” for your dark skin, and bright colors make your dark skin “stand out” too much.
Wear the all the neons, pinks, yellows, bright red, white and anything else you want because your dark skin is beautiful and should flaunt it all you want.
As a woman, and as someone whose main mode of transport is walking, bussing, or biking, I have experienced lots of street ‘feedback’. One incident that struck a chord despite its redundancy in my life was this:
I was walking after dark down a street I knew could be dangerous. I was feeling wary, and tried not to make eye contact with people I passed as I walked. Despite this, as I walked, a man sitting on his stoop smoking saw me coming, glanced at me interestedly, and asked how I was doing. As I mentioned before, I was feeling wary and wanted to get home as quickly as possible, so I ignored him. He insisted, now with a note of something I didn’t like in his voice.
‘How are you doing?’
The words hung there for a moment, and I quickly considered my options. My hands were full of groceries, so it would be hard for me to reach my pepper spray. Even if I could, I was definitely in a perilous situation. The touch of aggression in the man’s voice made me wonder if he would actually pursue me if I continued to wound his pride by ignoring him. My common sense warred with my principle, and as much as I didn’t want to give the man what he wanted because I was scared, I smiled fakely and replied that I was fine, how was he? over my shoulder.
It’s a common occurrence, but that particular instance made me think. What made the man think that I was required to answer his inquiry? Why did he get angry when I didn’t? I realized that the answer was simple; I was a woman. In his mind, I should have been grateful for his attention. And it’s a sign that we need feminism that often, a woman’s anger dismissible, but a man’s is dangerous.
BREAKING: Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Malala, now 17, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago in her home country of Pakistan after coming to prominence for her campaigning for education for girls.
She won for what the Nobel committee called her “heroic struggle” for girls’ right to an education.
She is the youngest ever winner of the prize. (x)
- me: what are taxes and how do I pay them?
- school system: worry not
- school system: mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell
pls give me a franchise where, when a good female character turns evil, she is not immediately dressed in a bondage-inspired outfit that is 2 strips of leather and a thong and instead dresses in sensible jeans and combat boots and a comfy jacket because hello, evil agenda here, there’s no time to be objectified, world domination is priority
a++ gif choice