I couldn’t not post this
I couldn’t not post this
Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.
What a beautiful badass woman.
King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.
MORE FEMALE KINGS.
Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.
The truth about friendzoning.
Barney was supposed to win. He was supposed to stop playing the game. They were meant to be the two who in sixty years still wanted to jump each other’s bones. He didn’t have to wait for it anymore because he had her. He didn’t need his brother to believe in marriage because he had her for that….
Don’t you dare tell me that this is what Robin wanted. Don’t you dare tell me she’s going to be happy with Ted. Don’t. You. Dare.
She’s had a childhood of being told she’s a disappointment, then her mother leaving her. The first guy she wanted to giver her BODY to, he told her he was gay the…
I love this so much
We are also one of three nations without paid maternity leave, and the only developed (“first world”) country without maternity leave.
We are the only Western country without universal healthcare.
It costs more to have a child in the US than in any other country.
In many countries you don’t have to pay for college, and if students do pay, it’s nowhere near the amounts that the US students pay.
I could continue, but I think I’ve made my point.
"The Rape Poem to End All Rape Poems."
One of the best pieces of group spoken word poetry I’ve ever seen. WATCH IT.
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