At the core of the ingrained insecurity that so many women feel in regards to...– This body is mine to love, not yours to criticize | Fuck Yeah Skinny Chicks (via curvesahead) (via pigisapig) (via rockthe420oz)
The point of kyriarchy is not to just maintain oppressive systems that place us...– Lisa Harney, Questioning Transphobia | Empathy and Kyriarchy (via cuntofdoom) (via queercore)
That’s the premise of the drag queen RuPaul’s new show — “RuPaul’s Drag U.” It...– Ladies, gaga - The Boston Globe So this article is interesting—as it always is when people try to talk about gender-as-performance without having read Judith Butler. A show where cis women dress in drag? Exaggerated, blown-out “feminine” characteristics? Another cultural step closer to...
Tabula Rasa: DON'T MAKE ME GIVE UP MY PRIVILEGE:... →
What’s difficult about the issue of gender and sexual equality is that while issues of race and religion have been tested and prevalent in our nation since its founding, real strides to tackle gender inequality took place much later in American history. I think this cartoon is really…
Early Feminist Experiences
So for some reason I like sharing my early feminist experiences on tumblr. (Early meaning either early in my life, or early in learning about feminism) Here is another one. When I was a freshman in high school, I was not into feminism as much as I am today. Unlike many of the younger feminist tumblrs that are very aware and passionate, I might have identified as feminist, but I didn’t put...
thefeministbureauofisonomy: The new generation of... →
The new generation of youth NEEDS to be introduced to the idea that the society they live in may not be “modern” at all. There is still inequality of the sexes in our “civilized” and “first-world” nations and that would be easy to see and obvious if it weren’t for the veil that the patriarchy has pulled over their eyes. We need to reach others through communication, THE INTERNET, FILM, MUSIC,...
femblr asked: Thank you for credit, and thank you so much for the compliment! Keep up the good fight; your blog is awesome :)
Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression...– Andrea Dworkin
Feminism, based on critical thinking, does allow you to question patriarchal...– If anything makes women hate men, it’s not feminism: it’s patriarchy | The Hathor Legacy (via glamwow) The same critical thinking also makes you question sweeping generalizations about race, class, etc. Learning about feminism definitely opened me up to thinking about all sorts of...
Femblr - A feminist tumblr: Dear Everyman, →
When we complain about men raping, abusing, harassing, and refusing us our human rights, and you come back angrily with “But some men aren’t like that! How dare you imply that I might be like that.” Do you not think that the problem might come from the very fact that you are angry at us for complaining, rather than angry at your fellow boys and men for this enduring misogyny? Instead of being...
Accepting Different Body Types Doesn't Mean You... →
thescarletwoman: I really agree with this - i dislike it when people talk about how ‘real women’ have curves. Now, I’m about a size 8 and am very tall, and I think I would probably classify myself as curvy - certainly more curvy than skinny, at least. But I’ve never used that phrase, and I never will. Who is someone else to tell you what a ‘real woman’s body’ looks like? We are all real women,...
Accepting Different Body Types Doesn't Mean You... →
genderbitch: deweyxdecimate: Okay, I weigh like 100ish pounds, so I haven’t lived all perspectives on this, but from where I am, I agree with the title of the article. Not the rest of it, but just the title. I get really uncomfortable when people say I’m so tiny and “should eat a cheeseburger” (which actually bothers me more because I’m vegan than anything else). Middle school through high...
Real Women →
“Never let anyone tell you that you are not a real woman. NEVER. Not even another woman who seems wiser or more worldly or prouder or louder or prettier or sexier or stronger than you. No one can take your realness from you. No one except yourself. And don’t you dare.”
If male domination is natural, based on biological imperatives, why, asks...– Michael Kimmel
It is no surprise that dichotomous models are an ideological weapon and survive...– Cynthia Fuchs Epstein
The Whale Within: ‘But what do I know, I’m... →
One of the writers in my group is working on a pulp story and, as we hit him with suggestions, I fired: ‘How about making the girl into a hero and let the guy be saved?’ We talked about this for a minute before I found myself bound to add: ‘Oh guys, you should know this about me, whenever there’s a window for some feminist criticism – I’ll bring it.’ I’m a feminist, yeah? It’s one of two...
I'm not your honey!
ihatethismess: Don’t call me sweetie either you patronizing douchebag. All I want to do is live my life without constant disrespect!
In this world, she thought, you are either somebody’s wife or somebody’s whore -...– The World According to Garp by John Irving, my most favoritest book of all time. Seriously, if you’ve never read it, get on it. (via beccagrawl)
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!– Maya Angelou
If there’s one belief that drives social conservatism with regard to female...– Slate on the Conservatism of ‘The Switch.’ (via bricorama) (via kungfucarrie) (via clitorisaurusrex) (via pigisapig) (via ancoraximparo)
When we complain about men raping, abusing, harassing, and refusing us our human...– Unknown (via littlelightx) Edit: original post by femblr
Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short and wear shirts and boots ’cause...– Charlotte Gainsbourg (via sof-sufficient) (via shymisanthrope) (via erikawithac) (via tsupii) (via vegun) (via cooledskin)
fantastic resource for those interested in trying... →
wild child, full of grace: The "Inconvenience"... →
If you’re a pro-choicer who has had any experience with anti-choicers, then I’m sure you’ve heard something like this: “Rape/incest only makes up for 2% of abortions. The rest are done because the pregnancy is inconvenient.” Yeah. Right. There are quite a few things in life that I consider to be inconveniences. For example, having to take the stairs because the elevator is out of order is an...
Jane Doe #225: I can understand why someone... →
I see feminists who don’t think trans women are real women and use the wrong pronouns all the time. I see someone totally disregarding the feelings of pwd by constantly saying things like crazy . When they get called out on it all the other feminists hold their hand and try to convince they are good people but they ignore the feelings of pwd. The same argument over hijabs happen without any...
The mousy girl screams, "Violence! Violence!": I... →
I don’t mind if people don’t want to identify as feminists, because everyone has the right to call themselves what they want. What i do mind is when people tell me feminism isn’t necessary, that it’s ‘finished’ or ‘over’. Because ultimately what you are suggesting is that all the horrific things that happen to women, would happen with or without feminism. That they are inevitable. That rape...
-Some girls are irritating and shallow, and some girls are worth dating and...– Quixotess http://reconciliate.wordpress.com/2009/11/27/romance-and-sexuality-in-harry-potter/ (via wholesomeobsessive) I think this is very interesting, and something I never thought about before. It’s funny just because people will go on and on about how horrible Twilight is (and it...
aerogare: Misogyny is a terrible, terrible thing—I think we can all agree—but misandry is just as bad. I can’t speak for all feminists, or any besides myself, actually….but I would say that feminism doesn’t condone misandry. Just as bad? Well, technically, yes. I mean, they are basically two sides of the same coin. However, in a patriarchal society, I would argue that...
Can Feminism Liberate Men? - Ms. Magazine →
sarahgraham7: I suspect that the reason why the double-downers are so repulsed by feminism is because it represents an existential threat to the system by which they’ve always measured their own self-worth. After entire lives spent cultivating a self-image as a strong, independent individual with a career and political capital, they’re being told that these are not exclusively male properties....
little bitty eensy weensy travel sized ninja: Why... →
Sometimes I think deep thoughts while playing bejeweled blitz. This is not one of those times. In fact, this is a rather tortured metaphor. You have been warned. OKAY SO. Imagine you’re at work, and you break your hip or something; on the same day, the guy next to you (let’s call him Fred, I enjoy the name Fred) stubs his toe. Neither accident is the fault of the injured person. Now, Fred gets...
The products involved in douching have historically functioned to scare women...– Bitch (via skirtonfire) (via giftedboi) A good screed on why using the phrase “douchebag” isn’t offensive to women. (via stfuconservatives) (via feistyfeminist)
The Angry Hippie's Soapbox Express: Cackle of... →
Cackle of Rads! Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. Who shall come to tackle these fads? An uproarious crew, this cackle of rads! They stood against tides Bled and died in these fights. Savaged by a construct Robbing them of their rights. Beaten time and again, Chided and berated. Yet, they kept to their cause Their commitment unfaded. Vowing never to wither, Give in...
differentvoicecommunity: So, this article in the New York Times is pretty much a textbook case in how the rape culture, and its erroneous narratives about being able to identify a rapist based on his appearance or behavior or personal circumstances, serves to protect rapists. Shakesville
Three in Five Americans Say U.S. Has Long Way to... →
i-thaphithin: adailyriot: fuckyeahgenderstudies: (via femonster) 60%? NOT GOOD ENOUGH. But if that percentage were at a level more indicative of reality (say… 99%, give or take), it would actually be a sign of greater equity. So true, the people who don’t think there is a long way to go are the people who are upholding the inequality. If more people were aware of the need for...