- when I was 8: *pretends to be sick to get out of school*
- me now: *pretends to be well to get out of being sick*
In 1815, white women owned about 24 percent of the slaves in St Lucia; 12 per cent of the slaves on properties of more than 50 slaves, and 48 per cent of the properties with less than 10 slaves. In Barbados in 1817, less than five of the holdings of 50 slaves or more were owned by white women, but they owned 40 percent of the properties with less than 10 slaves…
White women also owned more female slaves than male slaves. The extensive female ownership of slaves in the towns was matched by the unusually high proportion of females in the slave population; female slave owners owned more female slaves than male slave owners….
From these data the image that emerges of the white female slaveowner is that she was generally urban, in possession of less than ten slaves, the majority of whom were female. That female slaveowners generally owned female slaves, indicates the nature of enterprises, and hence labour regimes, managed and owned by white women. It is reasonable, then, to argue that any conceptualization of urban slavery, especially with reference to the experiences of enslaved black women, should proceed with an explicit articulation of white women are principal slaveowners."
— excerpt from Centering Woman: Gender Discourses in Caribbean Slave Society by Hilary McD Beckles (via daniellemertina)
Artist: Prince & the Revolution
Album: Purple Rain
Track: The Beautiful Ones
shoutout to all the pug enthusiasts that started following me after I posted the neighbour’s dog, I’ve seen some pretty nice pugs as a result of this, A+.
hey, so dear white people came out, only for some reason or another it’s not out in a lot of theaters. and it needs to be! so if it’s not in your theater or you suspect it’s not then please go here and demand it to be. it’s a very, very important movie and everyone in the world deserves the opportunity to watch it. thank you!!
when ur mum is a giant lesbophobe and then questions ur sexuality bc u took so long to come out… like we’re gonna need scooby and the gang to solve this mystery.