THE HANDY GUIDE TO NOT RAPING PEOPLE IN SEVEN EASY STEPS 1. When you meet a...– Ben Pobjie: The Handy Guide to Not Raping People (via monkeytypist)(via newwavefeminism) change ‘girls’ to ‘people’ and you have a wonderful tipsheet.
Saw this in the airport
I feel like we had a conversation about ads and objectifying women. This one takes the cake…actually cake would taste better. I saw this in an airport in Paris.
lauren.middleton.artist: Because I Am A Queen... →
lmiddletonart: A playlist made in conjunction with the fabulous blog femonster to send positive messages about women’s bodies. I didn’t end up using every suggestion in my own final product because I wanted to keep it on the shorter side, but feel free to add your own or send in more ideas, we’d all love to…
Even the landscape around us is being feminised. Women have bars aimed at them,...– Michael Buerk OH GOD NOT DECENT LUNCHES! THE WOMEN ARE TAKING OVER WITH THEIR CARS AND DECENT LUNCHES, RUN FOR COVER! (via am-) THE FEMINISATION OF LUNCH. BEFORE THIS, MEN ATE DIRT AND WERE PROUD TO DO SO (via i-am-the-lighthouse) WHAT’S NEXT? BARBER SHOPS AIMED AT WOMEN? I MEAN COME ON LADIES....
Ciara - Like A Boy
“What if I had a thing on the side? made you cry? would the rules change up or would they still apply if I played you like a toy? sometimes I wish I could act like a boy.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HKH7Emy1SY
Body Politics Playlist
For those of you that don’t know, a friend of ours (lmiddletonart) is trying to put together a playlist of songs that send positive messages about women’s bodies and address political female body issues. So far we have: Blood in the Boardroom-Ani Difranco Map of Tasmania-Amanda Palmer Whip My Hair-Willow Smith Armpit Hair-Alix Olson Video-India.Arie Work That-Mary J. Blige ...
Re: Body Politics Playlist (again)
Present/Infant by Ani DiFranco could also fit.
Re: Body Politics Playlist
Another India.Arie song - I An Not My Hair; seems to be more specifically about African American body/hair issues but a great message for all women nonetheless. Also I like that there’s a guy singing too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_5jIt0f5Z4&feature=channel
Body Politics Playlist
Ok so I was thinking it would be cool to make a mix of awesome (hopefully danceable) songs that send a positive message about women’s bodies and address political female body issues. Here’s what I have so far: Blood In The Boardroom - Ani DiFranco Map Of Tasmania - Amanda Palmer Whip My Hair - Willow Smith What others can we add? (submitted by lmiddletonart) Here are some that...
Naomi Wolf vs. Jaclyn Friedman →
Naomi Wolf and Jaclyn Friedman discuss the allegations against Julian Assange. Naomi Wolf has been working with rape ‘victims’ for 23 years. She repeats that phrase several times. That scares me because I would hope that after 23 she would be calling these women ‘survivors’ not ‘victims’. It also sounds like she doesn’t consider coercion to be sexual...
Map of Tasmania - Amanda Palmer →
They don’t play the song on the radio They don’t show the tits on the video They don’t know that we are the media They don’t know that we start the mania Your Eyes don’t want to see what I’m making you Your ass is off its seat and I’m shaking you Walking down the street I’m the lady - ah - Showing off my map of Tasmania Soft and sweet and shaped...
There is a long tradition of the use of rape and sexual assault for political...– Katrin Axelsson. Read the full letter here. (via noideasbut)
Not getting messages
Hey everyone, If you’ve submitted something and we haven’t replied either through posting it or sending a message to your ask box (unless you were anonymous, I guess) it means that we never got it. A friend of ours (Amanda, if you are reading, this is you!) mentioned she submitted something a few days ago, but there haven’t been any messages in our box until today by someone...
Britney and I show a little tummy and it’s like, ‘Oh My God.’ But N’Sync or...– Christina Aguilera (via inherhipstheresrevolutions) My roommate and I were talking about this when we were watching “the sing-off.” A group of men were dancing suggestively and they joked about how the women in the audience were getting hot and bothered (its funny because women...
Women’s stories are too often dismissed. A male editor I once worked with tried...– I have been reading Mona Eltahawy’s blog for a few weeks and it’s probably one of the most important feminist blogs out there right now READ IT (via psychotropicpolitics)
"My liberation as a man is tied to your liberation... →
rage-infected: Best TED talk I’ve seen all year. Shakesville has an accessable transcript.
sarahgraham7: “My liberation as a man is tied to your liberation as a woman” - Tony Porter
Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention.– Ninon de Lenclos (via twentyall)
It’s not my fucking job not to be raped →
Men rape women because they feel entitled to our bodies. Not because of what we wear, or how much we drink, or whether or not we’ve “led them on.” Men all across America see scantily clad women everyday and don’t rape them. Men go on dates and pay for dinners and make out with ladies and don’t rape them when they decline sex. Men even have sex, naked sex, with full-on naked women and...
the patriarchy phrasebook →
humorlessfeminist: Patriarchy: ‘He loved women’ Translation: ‘He fucked a lot of women’ Patriarchy: ‘You’re a feminazi/ bitch/ dyke/ delusional woman/ whore/ desperate for a fuck’ Translation: ‘I am threatened by your argument and am scared of you and it’ Patriarchy: ‘Smile, love!’ Translation: ‘Why are you not deferential to my masculinity?’ Patriarchy: ‘I’m not being racist/ sexist/...
10 Things Men Can Do To Prevent Domestic and... →
mohandaskgandhi: am-: 1. Acknowledge and understand how male dominance and aspects of unhealthy manhood are at the foundation of domestic and sexual violence. 2. Examine and challenge our individual beliefs and the role that we play in supporting men who are abusive. 3. Recognize and stop colluding with other men by getting out of our socially defined roles, and take a stance to prevent...
vandalism for the sake of activism
The other day I was walking down the stairs in my dorm and looked at the bulletin board across from me. It read “Sexual Harassment is bad, mmmk?” I said to myself “this should be interesting.” I began reading and was surprised to find that it had decent information. Then I got to the section for ‘Prevention Tips’. It read: conduct yourself with self...
The Bill of Rights gave us the separation of...
timekiller-s: ianwoodiel: This isn’t a bad idea. Yes, please.
There Is A Voice Inside Of You That Whispers All Day Long, I Feel That This Is...– Shel Silverstein (via cognitivedissonance)
The freedom to be sexually provocative or promiscuous is not enough freedom… And...– Ariel Levy, Female Chauvinist Pigs (via circusfolk)
Reblog this if you live in MA. I need more people...
anellaluciax: I think I speak for MANY women when... →
inherhipstheresrevolutions: My body is MY body - it belongs to me. Therefore, only I get to judge what I wear and how I present myself. I am a human being before I am a woman - gender doesn’t define me or dictate how I should be treated. Being a woman doesn’t make me something bad or shameful or provocative - Stop blaming…