William Eggleston, Untitled, (1972, printed 1980)

Anonymous said: What do you think of people who says feminism today is women who sell their body cause is their decision (an empowering decision) such as prostitutes, strippers, Miley Cyrus, Nikki minaj etc To me feminism is about fighting x the women who are still in slavery or/ and poverty in some countries


First off though…don’t even say Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj in the same sentence. Nicki Minaj is the most important performance artist who ever lived. I don’t consider Miley Cyrus to be in the same category as other female celebrities who use their bodies in their work. What Miley does is counterproductive, but like, duh.

We desperately need people with different life experiences talking about their life experiences, drawing awareness to their specific issues, so we can all collectively take in information from a variety of different sources and voices. And help support them as best as possible. And we need people who don’t have a lot of struggles to listen and correct their actions and try to correct the actions of the people around them. Everyone who is able to should be fighting the fight they have in front of them and supporting the people around them who are also fighting. 

But many women can’t make choices for themselves. They are not in a position to do that. Someone doesn’t let them make choices. And that can’t ever be forgotten.



Urgent - Please Spotlight:
I regret to tell you that Christina Fonthes - a dear friend and organiser of Rainbow Noir has been held against her will in The Congo - she was on a family holiday with her mother who has decided to have Christina ‘cured’ of her sexuality. 
Christina has managed to escape from her aunt’s house and is currently hiding out with a friend. She has access to internet and has been communicating with us via email. The next available flight is 2nd September - 5 days away! Chris needs help and protection from the British Embassy in Congo but her mother has reported her missing and therefore we need to get in contact with both the UK Home Office and UK embassy in Congo to let them know that she is in danger and that her mother is lying/the one endangering her life!!PLEASE SHARE THIS ON ALL YOUR NETWORKS. CALL, EMAIL, TWEET the British embassy on behalf of Christina - the more we call, the more attention it will bring to her case and hopefully they will act quicker in getting Christina to a safe place. HER MOTHER HAS HER PASSPORT AND TRAVELING DOCUMENTS!CHRISTINA’S LIFE IS IN DANGER. PLEASE DO AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. 
If you can help please contact @RainbowNoirMCR or @WritersofColour on twitter.

Please re-tumblr this. This is an actual friend of ours and we need your help to get her home safe.

Jenny Holzer: Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise - c.1984