Trophies for Women

I am shedding light on ethnic women doing great things in their community and in the world! Still, I post or reblog feminist issues as well. 

youngblackandvegan:

i’m a confident woman who loves her God and herself

and that’s why he loves me

inertialicious:

lissymac37:

huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.

This is CRITICAL

(Source: youtube.com, via humansofcolor)

glitterlion:

afro-dominicano:

reminder that ya boy bill gates (along with his bill and melinda gates foundation) invest in the very private prisons that create a demand for more black/brown bodies

ps. Melinda Gates/the foundation has an obsession with figuring out how to control the reproductive decisions of African women, particularly in Ethiopia and Nigeria.

(via blackfeminism)

phoenix-ace:

I love how there are people who are like “Screw beauty standards!  Screw the male gaze!” until its time to talk about people of color.  Then its, “Some people just don’t find PoC to be attractive!  Its just a preference, the same as liking blonds over brunettes!”  

(via blackfeminism)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Sept. 12, 1992: Dr. Mae Jemison Becomes First African American Woman in Space

On this day in 1992, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel through space. She served as Mission Specialist aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47.

WTCI’s Alison Lebovitz discusses the legacy of the first woman of color to travel beyond the stratosphere on “The A List with Alison Lebovitz.” Watch the interview here.

Photos: NASA

(via yourpersonalcheerleader)

shedskinbelight:

dear non black women, understand that your questioning a black man’s preference for black women is inherently antiblack and laced with misogynoir. no one asks white men why they prefer white women, or asian men why they prefer asian women. stop feeling entitled to black men’s bodies and affections.

(via taro-patch)

thoughtsofablackgirl:

By Women For Women: SheTaxis —SheRides 

is a new  company that has found a way to make women feel safer catching a cab while helping  women join a male dominated industry.  Starting September 16 (my bday btw) women will be able to use a cab service specifically designed for us! She rides will take request through an app which will ask Potential riders if there’s a woman in their party. If not, they’ll be automatically redirected to other car services!  ”SheTaxi will employ a 100 percent female staff of drivers, which should go a long way to bolstering the amount of women car service drivers in New York. According to city data, women account for 5 percent of car service drivers, and they only make up about 1 percent of yellow cab drivers.” The company was founded by Stella Mateo, the wife of  New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers founder Fernando Mateo. Stella plans to expand to other cities but for now She Rides is just in New York, Westchester County and Long Island.

What do you guys think of this cab service?

-Pierre?