ourpresidents
ourpresidents:

Shirley Temple — Born on This Day 
In addition to the many roles Shirley Temple Black played during her film career she held two during the Ford administration: Ambassador to Ghana, 1974-1976, and Chief of Protocol, 1976-1977. 
Here she shakes hands with President Ford after being sworn in as the first female Chief of Protocol on July 20, 1976.
-from the Ford Library
Shirley Temple Black
April 23, 1928 - February 10, 2014
 

ourpresidents:

Shirley Temple — Born on This Day 

In addition to the many roles Shirley Temple Black played during her film career she held two during the Ford administration: Ambassador to Ghana, 1974-1976, and Chief of Protocol, 1976-1977.

Here she shakes hands with President Ford after being sworn in as the first female Chief of Protocol on July 20, 1976.

-from the Ford Library

Shirley Temple Black

April 23, 1928 - February 10, 2014

 

envangel

envangel:

awkwardsituationist:

by pairing skate lessons and boards with education initiatives, skateistan — a non profit organization that works with the support of local afghan communities — is using skateboarding as a tool of empowerment for more than four hundred afghan kids, many of whom live on the streets.  

more than 40 percent of skateistan’s students are female. though girls are banned from riding bikes in afghanistan, skateboarding is novel and remains permissible, and has now become the most popular sport for females in the country. 

(see also: skating in uganda)

this is my favorite thing

RAD

upworthy

womenrockscience:

Stunning images of graduates from the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University). The University was founded in 1850 and is one of the first institutions in the world to train women in medicine and offer them an M.D degree.

[Right click and open in new tab to view larger versions]


Thanks to Drexel University for maintaining the archives:http://archives.drexelmed.edu/

misssitzalot
Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another man more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest.

The Sociological Cinema

There was actually research that was done that found that women who used an “I have a boyfriend/husband” excuse to reject unwanted sexual attention and harassment by their bosses were more likely to be left alone than those who used any other excuse (including “I’m not interested”)

Because men respect another man’s property (and that’s how they see us) than a woman’s autonomy.

(via stanhowse)