“When I was in college, I had a blog called Salty Sea Hag, where I did political humor from the point of view of a sea witch living on the bottom of the ocean.“
CLAYTON, Mo. - St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar defended his department’s use of tear gas, smoke, batons, rifles and armored trucks in the days of civil unrest that followed the Michael Brown shooting, saying that the military equipment is sometimes necessary to patrol “very urban areas.”
"Very urban areas"? Ferguson is a fucking suburb, population 21,000.
Translation: “Military equipment is sometimes necessary to patrol very black areas.”
The racial coding (which is barely coded to begin with) is really obvious because you can see that they’re talking about a suburb, even if you’ve never been there. You go Google Street View around or even just look in the background of the pictures like that one in the preview of the link above and you’ll see open sky, open spaces, trees, sidewalks.
I’m not saying that the police should be rolling tanks through city centers, but there’s only one possible definition of “very urban” that could apply to Ferguson, Missouri and it’s got nothing to do with the terrain.
A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. 
Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]
A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. 
Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]
Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]
Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. 
Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. 
Source with more wonderful photos
If you knew Armenian history, you’d understand why Tatik there is holding a Kalashnikov. First the Turks invaded and slew everyone they could, enslaving women and selling them off as sex slaves. Then the Russians sent over communism. Then in 92’ after the USSR broke up, we went to war with Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh. She saw a lot of horror.
It’s so nice to see pictures of women being active participants in history.
want this moment burned on my eyelids
So many girls saw this. Bless.
All hail the queen.
Let this sink in. She declared herself a feminist in front of a bunch of white women who decided they werent feminists like katy perry and then her husband and child, the things feminists evidently don’t have, were cheering on and gave her an award
i can’t help but find it incredibly ironic and telling that the people everyone seems to be getting the most life out of beyoncé presumably giving the finger to with her strong declaration of feminism last night are other women. how about letting it sink in that she declared herself a feminist in front of a bunch of sexist and misogynistic men who make up our patriarchal music industry?