Privileged kids go to counseling, poor kids go to jail.– Judge Mathis, speaking the truth (via thatprettyoddfeminist) facts on facts on facts (via charcoalcloud) THIS is why I do what I do (via evgeni-malkin)
What if gun control laws were like abortion laws? →
fuckyeahfeminists: What if gun rights were regulated like abortion rights? Here’s a list of just some of the hoops you’d have to jump through before you could own a gun: Only one store in the entire state would sell guns. (See: Mississippi, Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming for states with only one abortion provider.) You’d have to fill out an enormous personal background check...
Back around 1998 I was interviewing for jobs in publishing after I graduated...– Three Makeup Memories | Vampy Varnish (via rgr-pop)
People are uncomfortable with sexuality that is not made for male consumption.– Erykah Badu (via thenewwomensmovement)
Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence.– Toni Morrison (via fuckyeahfeministartandliterature)
friendlyangryfeminist: I don’t know but; so non-survivor allies should always support survivors while we cope and process our trauma. if we talk about killing our abusers, shut up and let us talk. if we joke about it, shut up and let us talk. if we don’t want to talk about it, shut up. survival is hard enough!! but the thing is! a pretty popular trend is that non-survivors really want to...
stfusexists: fungi: When a girl tells you if you were the last man on earth she wouldn’t have sex with you, whisper: “Who would stop me?”. It shuts her up fast. If a man ever says that to you, ladies, look him dead in the eyes and say, “I would.” If you have a blade, a personal tazer, or any other purchased or self fashioned weapon, now would be the time to lay it on the table. It shuts...
If you are against the Violence Against Women Act, what does that mean that you...– Rachel Maddow, my queen (via foulmouthedliberty)
thisiswhiteprivilege: White privilege is not having to deal with the cognitive dissonance that good people can be racist. It’s also not wondering when you’ll be able to confide your deepest worries and frustrations to most of your closest friends because of their passive racism and their subconscious denial of racism.
takealookatyourlife: teen—-idle: mermaidxvx: ~~ misandry ~~ so here’s the thing. i don’t actually hate all men, but if i keep unapologetically saying things like “i hate men”, it’s because i started my feminism being all gender-inclusive, almost even more focused on the men, all “but feminism helps men, too” and all “a feminist man is my ultimate hero” and i always believed/still believe...
Most Black women still do not receive the respect and treatment - mollycoddling...– Gloria Joseph and Jill Lewis, Common Differences: Conflicts in Black and White Feminist Perspectives (South End Press, 1981), p27 (via radtransfem) I will have to read this. (via ryuxe)
The Radical Notion that Women Are People:... →
feministdisney: friendlyangryfeminist: Myth: Women disproproportionally get custody of children. Fathers who want to raise their children are being discriminated against! The justice system hates fathers! Truth: 50% of men who seek custody get it. * What does this tell us?
katydidnot: let’s get real tho cis dudes who are freaked out by periods/period sex are the literal worst dudes
Weeding out Followers
femmefrustration: Racism against white people doesn’t exist Sexism against men doesn’t exist Oppression of cis people doesn’t exist Oppression of thin people doesn’t exist Oppression of able people doesn’t exist Oppression of straight people doesn’t exist Oppression of rich people doesn’t exist Specieism doesn’t exist The ‘War on Christianity’ doesn’t exist No white ppl, you can’t wear...
We don't raise boys to care about babies and...
eclecticspectrum: We raise them to be aggressive and violent, things that babies don’t need. This is why folks get so excited when they see “good fathers.” Men aren’t supposed to be caretakers, sweet, gentle, and loving. So seeing them behave this way, especially with the most precious people (children) folks get geeked up. Ain’t sign up for it.
trans-collisions: I Think I Might Be Transgender, Now What Do I Do? A Brochure by and for Transgender Youth Also available as PDF in: Amharic Chinese French Spanish Vietnamese
"I’ve never heard my male friends speak up about...
hellishhallelujah: from About Male Privilege that sums up my beef with MRA’s perfectly. if you want to create safe spaces for men who are victims of abuse, that’s perfectly fine. if you want to campaign for awareness of sexual/domestic violence against men, that’s fine, too. but stop talking over women to do it
lucidstrike: feminishblog: baddominicana: split-the-coast: When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind: Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar. Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar. Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar. Intersectionality matters. Re-posting because it’s always new to somebody. Truth bombs are full of truth. ...
pussyharvest: soulofacityy: i’ve noticed that a lot of people confuse “respects women” with “respects women they consider respectable”. and most of the time the latter isn’t Black women. But y’all gone learn this year, yes m’am.
Wal-Mart’s impact on wages and benefits was most clearly shown in 2002 when it...– The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter by Peter Singer and Jim Mason (via fancifulmusings)
se-smith: Time for your periodic reminder that gun violence is a social problem, not a crazy person problem.
How to be a fan of problematic things →
becauseiamawoman: feminishblog: fuckyeahethnicwomen: redladymoon: yinxiong: Also: So, Someone You Admire Has Done Something Disappointing So relevant for so many things right now. Both articles are great and all I can say is that I try. Thanks for posting fairy. Thought this deserves a reblog, in light of…half the things I post. Firstly, acknowledge that the thing you like is...
naazee: we post about misandry and hating men but let’s be real even in our wildest dreams we can never hate them as much as they hate us
(All-male) Iowa Supreme Court: Bosses can fire...
fuckyeahfeminists: jessicavalenti: Welcome to the patriarchy! A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an “irresistible attraction,” even if the employees have not...