africa // toto
it’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
there’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
i bless the rains down in africa
gonna take some time to do the things we never have
I love the Little Couple, they’re so cool and they have such a good healthy relationship and they’re successful as individuals. All good things to be showing on tv!
Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014
Both by Dan Bagan
Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.
Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”
Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.
These are women are who I always wanted to be.
cat people: dogs are cool too
dog people: cats don’t feel love did you know a cat once MURDERED my MOTHER
Vintage Girl Scouts of America ‘Brownie’ pocket knife
Francis Alÿs, Nightwatch, 2004.
Surveillance cameras observe a fox exploring the Tudor and Georgian rooms of the National Portrait Gallery at night.