A robust ego is able to welcome new perspectives, learn, adapt and change. The fact that LGBTQ people are humans deserving of equal rights does not threaten their identity.
A fragile ego, however, crumbles when confronted with anything that opposes its worldviews.
Maturity is curiosity; wanting to learn for the sake of growth, looking to understand experiences that are not our own, finding answers and becoming a better person.
Being willing to shatter the pillars of one's own worldviews to accept humanity in its plurality is a symbol of strength and wisdom.
LGBTQ people will keep on living and striving - the world will follow, and the fragile egos will either adapt or be left behind in the dust of our strides towards a brighter future.
It's the survival of the fittest. The homophobes won't make it.
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Hateful comments will be deleted :)
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“Stranger Fruit,” Jon Henry Photography,
Jon Henry’s Stranger Fruit series, named after the well-know song originally by Billie Holiay, was created in response to the murders of Black men across the US by police.
In Stranger Fruit, Henry photographs American mothers with their sons in a pieta-like arrangement, reenacting the pain for loss that is too common for Black families in the United States.
The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture.
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just another reminder that in this country, if you have a uterus you are seen as nothing more then an incubator.
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video credits: @officalwehustle on tiktok
Housing Crisis PT. 1
Please watch this video. It’s deeply devastating to see so many people unable to afford a home. A PLACE TO LIVE! I cannot imagine how lonesome, terrifying, and utterly dehumanizing it would be for someone if they had no place to go.
We have the resources, yet choose to not “give handouts to people who don’t work for them.” Well, newsflash: not everyone can afford to live, regardless of how hard they work and how much effort they put into find job opportunities.
It will always be immoral to condone homelessness and starvation when there is the ability to prevent it. Keep this in mind when millions are at risk of losing their jobs, homes, lives.
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I wonder what kind of girl I would be if the patriarchy didn’t exist. If gender roles and stereotypes didn’t stain my entire being. If I didn’t suffer at the hands of misogyny that molded the clay that was me. I wonder what I would do, what I would say, what I would like, what I would crave, what I would be. The likelihood of us being anything close to similar seems slim considering how many things could be different. I just wonder what type of woman I would be if I hadn’t been told from the day I was born how and who I should become. Would I still enjoy wearing makeup if I hadn’t been conditioned to feel better about myself with it on? Would my favorite color still be orange if pink hadn’t been forced on me and I didn’t care to make a point of rejecting it? Would I stand up for myself more if I hadn’t been taught to cater to the comfort of others before prioritizing my own? Would my natural instinct still be to feel wary of those around me if abuse and harassment and assault were not normalized in our society? Would I still want long hair if I hadn't been brainwashed into believing that my beauty is rooted in being feminine, and that my value is rooted in being beautiful? Would I be the same? How much, or how little, would that impossible girl resemble me as I am now? And are my interests and passions genuine—truly mine—or can they all be linked to some expectation to accommodate, some predetermined role to serve, some juxtaposing desire to please a system I don’t even like. Do I actually love video games as much as I think I do, or do I only like them because I think it makes me appear cooler to men? Do I actually want to get married as much as I think I do, or do I only want to because historically that was where the female fit in? Do I actually find solace in journaling as much as I think I do, or do I only find solace in it because it is the only time I can share my traumatic experiences without being called a crazy attention seeker? There is so much I wonder about, which parts of me are real and which have been tinkered with. Which is just pure me, and which is because of something else. A factor of the patriarch. Of course I’ll never know, but that truth does not keep me from being curious about the girl who does not suffer from the wrath of an internalized male gaze and the burden of internalized misogyny. I bet she is lovely—free of the shackles—and I hope she feels at peace.
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Suffragettes wave out the windows of their cells in Holloway Prison.
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👏🏻Hijab is patriarchal. 👏🏻
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Happy National Coming Out Day! 🏳️🌈
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[Image description: Black text on a pink background. Letters and words have been removed to change the original message. Resulting text reads, "Women who are sexy support gays, communists, and equal rights. Can I get an amen?!?"]
Women who are sexy Support gays, communists, and equal rights
CAN I GET AN AMEN?!?
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A dinosaur, but not a fossil.
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religion has no place in the abortion debate.
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Sometimes I really can’t believe that we have people that actually support the murder of unborn children and call it
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