Made this because there was some discussion of Shanaynay from Martin representing brown women in the 1990s as “masculine”, unattractive and a joke in media and I beg to differ. Some of these women may be overlooked in your mind, but they were acknowledged for their beauty, sex appeal, wholesomeness, girl-next-door characters.
There’s a reason you’re more likely to find imagery from Martin’s Shanaynay character in pop culture than any of these pics. Folks choose to ignore black beauty & femininity.
Robbing black women of femininity since forever
(Source: strawberry-bounce, via fem-mew-nist)
"This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have."
In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.
(Source: futilitycloset.com, via milklegs)