Two twenty-something feminists fighting patriarchy one blogpost at a time

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Jenny Lewis Combines Gender-Bending and Female Stereotypes in 'One of the Guys'

I basically cannot stop listening to this song. The above quite sums up my feelings quite nicely. It also doesn’t hurt that the video is full of some fantastic women showing that women are in fact funny and complex people.

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The abuse of disabled children is generally not looked on as ‘abuse’ but as ‘desperate parents.’

This includes the social workers who could revoke custody rights, the judges who give light sentences and the prosecutors who don’t push as hard as they can.

The abuse and even murder of disabled children is government-sanctioned.

At least in my state, judges are the ones who revoke custody rights; social workers can only recommend it. But, everything else is on point.

(via punwitch)

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It’s why we launched in Dollar Tree recently. My dad needs to be able to buy this mayo and not even think about whether it is healthy or affordable. Food should be healthier and more affordable for regular people or it won’t even mean anything.
Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick • Discussing why his company chose to introduce its plant-based mayonnaise Just Mayo—which relies on food science to match its egg-based equivalent as closely as possible—to Dollar Tree, a store that sells most of its items for just $1 each. Tetrick’s approach here, inspired by his dad’s own choice to shop at Dollar Tree, is unlike most veggie food companies; he says that’s important, because his goal is ultimately to bring his vegan food substitutes to the mass market. (via titotito)

(Source: shortformblog, via betterknownas)

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men get into something not aimed at their gender:
get special titles like "brony." recognition by creators. heralded for defying gender appeal. get documentary.
women get into something not aimed at their gender:
not real fans. probably secret friend zone warriors deadset on erasing men from the human race. get insulting demeaning memes and sexual harassment.

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monsterinthegirlmask asked: Honestly, it seems like, patriarchy, as always, pretends any form of "our work" as lazy. The rich woman taking care of her kids isn't noble, she's lazy, she could work, but no, she's a leech while her husband works, right? And how dare those other lazy women shown below be working when they have a kid, why didn't they insist the dad stay around? They shouldn't be mothers! Oh, wait, they only have one kid because they aborted the other two when they were jobless? MURDER! This is why I ignore men.

Trust yourself. That’s all you can do.

Moms work really hard whether they are stay-at-home mom’s or working mothers. There’s nothing lazy about mothering!

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romanceplanet asked: I know some youngish kids (tweens, I guess) who have been taught (subliminally or not, I don't know) that if someone is pretty on the outside, they must be ugly on the inside... I don't want to rip em a new one-- they're just parroting what they hear-- but how would you show them that generalizations like that are harmful?

I think my best advice is to start a conversation with them about these generalizations. Approach it with curiosity. Where did they get these ideas?Do they know know anyone who is pretty and a good person (or vice versa)? What do they think of as beautiful? I think starting the idea of “what’s on the outside has nothing to do with what’s on the inside” is probably what you’re trying to get across. Or “beauty is different to different people.”

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Women in clubs: Sometimes we DO just want to dance.

Holla at me if you’ve been there: It’s 2am and you’re dancing with your friends in a club. You’ve been drinking, having a good time together. Someone “checks you out from across the dancefloor.”. He approaches, dances his way up behind you and, suddenly, out of the blue, YOU CAN FEEL HIS PENIS GRINDING UP AGAINST YOUR BUTTCHEEKS.


I’m a young woman from just outside London, UK. I’ve been to many clubs in my time, and every time, this scenario has presented itself.


I’d love it if you could do an article on club culture and how it objectifies women. You might also mention how women (including myself, I won’t lie) feel the need to dress so revealingly (short dress, high heels) in order to fit in. In some cases I’ve witnessed a doorman turn away a woman because she wasn’t dressed “correctly”. And why are high heels necessary when we all know we’ll be on our feet dancing all night?


These are just things that cross my mind and I’d love to see a discussion on it.
Many thanks

Eleanore M

I don’t have a lot of personal experience, but I think this is really important to post. Its definitely a topic that we can explore.


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diaries-of-an-asian-girl asked: I've been on your blog, going through several pages and I've got to say it's truly eye opening! Thanks