blackmagicalgirlmisandry:

okay wow, so I’m still getting messages from non black women on sources from why I wrote that this symbol

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is for black women only. what a surprise non-black women continue to distrust black women’s contribution to feminism and our knowledge of our own community. Black women know our own history and if you can’t trust that then you don’t trust us.

this is a picture of a member of the Third World Women’s Alliance, an alliance that goes back from the 1968 Black Women’s Caucus. 

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her sign reads we represent black & third world womens, the most exploited & oppressed in the human race. third world women’s alliance her sign also features the symbol for black feminism.

this group used two primary symbols to represent black women’s pride and solidarity for other WOC, the first was a power fist inside the symbol for womanhood. And another with a fist clenching a gun inside the symbol for womanhood pictured here :

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and guess who was a founding member of the Third World Women’s Alliance? A Black women named Frances M Beal also known as Frances Beale. 

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The Third World Women’s Alliance isn’t the only black feminist group to use this symbol but it is one of the most documented. 

themuslimavenger:

Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good.
Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us.

themuslimavenger:

Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit,
is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin.
When made into paper and stored for years,
it breaks down and smells good.

Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute,
subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us.