Why do girls always feel like they have to apologize for giving an opinion or...– Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (via greeekgoddess) I’ve noticed this in class too, and admittedly, in myself. I’ll preface something with “Well, I’m not really sure but…” and then give an awesome observation or completely accurate answer to a question. Not good.
Sexism in 2011 is a different, more subtle beast, which shows itself in...– Guardian UK Article “Why Sexism is no Laughing Matter” (via bigassfemme)
The woman who wears glasses constitutes one of the most intense visual clichés...– Mary Ann Doane: “Film and the Masquerade: Theorizing the Female Spectator” (via mappingthemoon) MmmmHM. (via anarchafemikazibomb) Holy crap I never even noticed this! (via genderbitch)
Love Your Body Poster Contest →
yourweaponisguilt: To all college-bound womyn in need of a scholarship! The Love Your Body Poster Contest is open to female students. To enter, you must create a poster that may be used as part of a national campaign to counteract the media’s use of narrow, unrealistic, negative images of women and/or challenge advertisers that profit from women’s dissatisfaction with their bodies. Posters...
Fuck yeah, feminists!: Liberation. This Could Be... →
fuckyeahfeminists: I just can’t take it anymore. For two years I have tried to mold myself into this ideal image of greatness. I have succumbed to the world of striving for perfection in every single aspect of my being. I identified who I was based on what I did. For two fucking years of my life, I lived in…
There is this idea of “the slut” which is a mind numbing, blindly fucking...– The Myth of Being A Slut (via paper-sparrows)
You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and...– Ryan Gosling, actor and feminist, in a letter protesting the NC-17 rating of Blue Valentine. The rating was based on one consensual sex scene. (via snowstorminjuly) I was SO fuckin ANGRY when I read the drama about the movie, and how all of the above happened. Gosling was absolutely fantastic in...
pflagmom: bobster855: A TV program about transgender kids. More here: http://bobster855.tumblr.com/post/7990929018/chris-is-a-16yo-ftm-transgender-taking I wonder why they decided to use the birth pronouns rather than the correct ones? Maybe they thought the viewers wouldn’t understand what was going on. But every time the media show an accepting family it is a good day for trans* kids!
Real women wear high heels and skirts. Or not. Real women are feminine and...– Hanne Blank (via prettywidows)
Yes, many people, probably most people, say that disliking your body is a normal...– Sarah Maria (via curvesahead)
We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process...– Howard Zinn (via glynnthomas) Always loving Howard Zinn. Always. (via yesmeansyes)
Female toplessness is legal in a lot of places in the US (although not where I...– The Pervocracy: My boobs want to be free. (via sexisnottheenemy) Once discussed this with a guy who argued that men get aroused more easily, so to keep them controlled women needed to cover up, to which my friend replied, “So if I took off my top right now, what, you wouldn’t be able to...
Midnight Wonderer: Hating Feminism Gets It... →
mechalink: So someone on Twitter linked an invited speech to a 2007 APA conference in a positive manner. One quick read later, and I was a combination of sad, annoyed, and confused. I was annoyed for obvious reasons, at least obvious if you know me. The article starts with the provocative premise that…
I had a boyfriend no so long ago who, whenever we got into an argument, would...– from Jessica Valenti’s He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know. I wish I had read this a couple years back because this was my life. (via slightly-delusional)
nonsequiteuse: Still Punishing Women for Daring to... →
nonsequiteuse: Dear Abby: Why do men’s pants come in sizes by waist and length and women’s don’t? I’m tall, and I’d like to find a pair of slacks that fit me off the rack instead of having to rip out seams. MITZI in Bainbridge Island, Wash. Dear Mitzi: Good question. I discussed it with fashion…
girl, put your records on.: The other side of... →
rusesmindleak: mandiland: Why does a woman see misogyny when a man calls her a cunt, but a woman doesn’t see any problem with calling a man a dick? I’m certainly not implying that all feminists do it, but I’ve followed (and unfollowed) enough feminist tumblrs to realize that some are quick to call out a man for being… I saw this post and it made me think about my own views on feminism. I...
a colorful mind.: A note to SJ Bloggers: →
taviarenae: Making people aware of their privilege and attacking someone for making a privileged statement are two different things. The former involves tactfully telling someone that they said something offensive to a specific category of people, and then explaining why the comment was insulting. Why? The…
I do not have a prescription for successful relationships, and I don’t think...– Dean Spade’s For Lovers and Fighters (via restoried)
Resurrecting Hypatia: Changing what the hegemony... →
fsufeminist: While I do appreciate what body positivity aims to do, I also question it from time to time. Many people believe that if we simply throw some more “real” women into advertising, this will help girls feel better about themselves. But then doesn’t this just create a whole new standard for girls to…
Lawmaker: Kids’ TV Needs Fewer "Pink And... →
Citing a 2007 study that found two thirds of lead characters on British children’s TV were male, Swinson said that broadcasters are hurting girl’s self-esteem by showing female characters mainly in supporting roles and focusing on their looks When my cousin was younger, he loved Pippi Longstocking. I remember once my mom making a comment of how strange that was, that of all...
The cause of men’s very real unhappiness isn’t a biased family court system, or...– - Hugo Schwyzer, How Men’s Rights Activists Get Feminism Wrong (via ladylikepunk) I’ve heard this termed as the “prison of privilege” in which men suffer under patriarchy just as much, merely in different ways, as women. (via feminismfreedomfighters) YES! Listen up people who think feminists...
That awkward moment when you realize that even...
What does virginity mean to a queer person, who may never have vaginal...– Virginity: Ditch It (via merde-sur-tout)
I will never take feminism seriously.
feministdykeslut: You know I was going to say that I can never take misogyny seriously, but I don’t have the privilege to do that because misogyny is everywhere. It’s part of my life. My day to day activities. So while you have the option to not take feminism seriously, I don’t have the option to not take your misogyny seriously.
The original proposal for a day for mothers occured in 1858. Mothers’ (plural)...– Chapter 3: Gender, Marriage, and Work of Part II: Sociological Dimensions of Family Life in Sociology of Families by David Newman of DePauw University (via oftheshipisland)
I think violence against women in America has become ordinary — it’s been made...– Eve Ensler (via acalltothefront)
Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been....– Eve Ensler (via tks2cents)
Red Moon - →
When filmmaker Diana Fabianova reached puberty, she found herself irremediably trapped in menstrual etiquette. She carefully hid the evidence from her father and brother first, and later on, from most of the other men in her life. And no matter how bad she felt, she pretended she was fine. The taboo far exceeded the scope of her family: it was all around her. Periods were a “girl...