The clearest example is the repeated use of the word “tolerate.” Students would...– “Sociology of Deviancy” - Liazos (via yesalltheposts)
The reason racism is a feminist issue is easily explained by the inherent...– – Barbara Smith, 1979 (via friendlyangryfeminist)
I don’t understand why people don’t see the need to be critical of things around...– peace of mind: via homotronic (via veggielezzyfemmie)
Now, when people think “chivalry,” they think of men opening doors for women,...– Jessica Valenti, He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know (via angrywomenoftumblr) It’s also just the sheer fact that they’re doing those acts of general kindness because I’m a woman that pisses me the fuck off. It’s so, so patronising. Anyone who defines me...
Literature: The Revolution Starts at Home-...
fuckyeahradicalliterature: Note: Digital and Printed Read URL: http://www.mediafire.com/?qddsxqnxakysdga Excerpt:
if i can't comfortably say no . I can't say yes.
cuntofdoom: jaded16india: IF i can’t safely voice dissent . I can’t consent. I’m always coerced. THISTHISTHISTHISTHIS
Fuck Yeah, Gender Studies!: Got gender neutral... →
fuckyeahgenderstudies: Once again i am plugging my (ever-expanding) list of universities and colleges in North America (and beyond!) that offer gender-neutral housing. I’ve just expanded the list further—not only adding fourteen new schools (and a new state—hello, Indiana!) to the list, but also adding information,…
There are no ugly women, only ugly marketing...
perspicaciousdrivel: Whatever you’re trying to sell me, I ain’t buying into it.
[A]ll victim-blaming seems like rationalization to put space between yourself...– Irin Carmon, “A New, Chilling Account Of What Happened To Eleven-Year-Old Alleged Rape Victim”, Jezebel. (via aaabbbbbbiiieee)
Women are supposed to be very calm generally; but women feel just as men feel;...– Charlotte Bronte (via philosophicalpoetry)
Schools have classes called “women’s studies,” and “African-American literature”...– Cunt: A Declaration of Independence. (via ratsandcandy666)
WHO RUN THE WORLD?
separateisnotequal: Girls. Rich, white, able-bodied, heterosexual cismen.
To me the definition of true masculinity - and femininity, too - is being able...– Vincent D’Onofrio (via audreylynnejackson)
Since when is a woman responsible for a man’s self-control?– Vitafiction (via muacaiik) Well, according to our society….always. But yes, this is something I’ve wondered too.
Rape Culture Pro Tip
pantslessprogressive: If someone is not strongly and widely chastised for using “I’ll rape a pregnant bitch and call it a threesome” in song lyrics, then our society has a giant fucking problem.
Where Julie Bindel tells us all what sort of... →
moreapologies: From my blog: tenderhooligan.wordpress.com/ I’ve put about 100 things aside recently to blog about and none of them are timely or current any longer. I’m not going to blog about the UK riots because I really have to make a commentary on them in a journal article I’m writing and I haven’t thought them all the way through yet. I’m also not going to blog about what’s going on in...
Pointing out that men are privileged in no way denies that bad things happen to...– Barry Deutsch - The Male Privilege Checklist (via reelaroundthefountain | tigersmilk)
It is a fact that a woman born in South Africa has a greater chance of being...– Carolyn Dempster (via smilesinseattle) This makes me want to cry.
face the strange: hugginangryfeminist:... →
hugginangryfeminist: pantslessprogressive: zenlizzie: pantslessprogressive: I’m tired. I’m tired of getting my ass grabbed on the dance floor and being told I “should expect it, sweetheart.” I’m tired of getting my ass grabbed, doing nothing about it and feeling ashamed for… A person sharing her experience of unwanted groping and how it upsets her, and then someone responding...
Anti-femme culture (and feminists aren’t immune to this) thinks the effort put...– The Rotund by Marianne Kirby (via rufflesnotdiets)
While often different in practice, cissexism, transphobia, and homophobia are...– Julia Serano in Whipping Girl Quoted by Subashini @ The Blog of Disquiet | Whipping girl. The whole post is worth reading so click on through! (via feministlibrarian) This remains one of the best feminist books I have ever read (via psychotropicpolitics)
Having privilege isn’t something you can usually change, but that’s okay,...– Sindeloke, on Privilege (via rebel-grrrl) Preach! (via drmeltron)
Autostraddle — How I Learned to Talk (In Bed): Why... →
theskinofourteeth: So I’ve spent a lot of time going back-and-forth about the concept of “enthusiastic consent.” On the one hand, duh, yes, this should be the goal, this can change everything. Oh the other hand… There is always, always a line about consent needing to be verbal. And in a world where at least 70% of women (and that’s the lowest estimate) with developmental disabilities...
A lot of people seem to implicitly think that racism, misogyny, and homophobia...– A comment by Autumn Harvest on No Cookies For Me: Blatant Sexism *Isn’t* Benign, Thank You… (via cultureofresistance)
The purpose of feminism isn’t to make a particular type of woman. The idea that...– Caitlin Moran, How To Be A Woman (via petitefeministe)
I’m not going to mislead anybody. Politics is really hard. And it is harder for...– Hillary Clinton On Politics & The Double Standard For Women | The Frisky (via thefrisky)
What women don’t want: pink beer, pink cars, a new... →
jaundicedeye: Beer is brown. Apparently, this is a problem for me. It turns out that, as a woman, I require my beverages in a less threatening hue – like pink, which is the colour of a new “crisp rose beer” launching this fall in Britain. Animée is aimed at women, and also comes in white (clear filtered) and yellow (zesty lemon), because those are the colours of spring flowers, and ladies like...
Because girls aren't strong?
bedbugsbiting: In all of my childhood P.E. classes, modified push-ups were referred to as “girl” push-ups while regular push-ups were referred to as “boy” push-ups. I’m sure I’m not alone here because I went to several different schools, and I think that was the case at each one. That’s messed up. Do they still do that in schools?
Rape’s not something where you just go, “Well, get over it” or “Believe in love...– Tori Amos (via odofemi)
How media clearly reflects the sexism and the... →
larosson: I wanted my first-year film students to understand what happens to a story when actual human beings inhabit your characters, and the way they can inspire storytelling. And I wanted to teach them how to look at headshots and what you might be able to tell from a headshot. So for the past few years I’ve done a small experiment with them. Some troubling shit always occurs. It works like...
For Future Reference
stfuetiquetteblogs: White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack Able-Bodied Privilege Christian Privilege Daily Effects of Straight Priviliege Heterosexual Privilege The Male Privilege Checklist Non-Trans Privilege Checklist We Can’t Be Equal While…
Let me tell you some things. I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I...– STFU, Conservatives: When I say I’m pro-life… This is perfect. (via mis-anthrop-ologie) And I mean, I believe in stuff like this. (via freudianflips) Well, this made me tear up this morning. (via tastiejam)
What do you mean when you say you want strong... →
downlo: Great piece. Totally recommended: …[C]alls for strong female characters start to run into trouble with trans women, nonwhite women, and women of colour in pop culture. Because women in all three of these categories are automatically expected to be strong. It is, in fact, part of their characterisation. Trans women are frequently framed as secret men (ah!) and thus can be expected to...
Just the grrl you want: re: privilege →
theoceanandthesky: stfuconservatives: welcometothelauracone: Nobody said your individual experiences weren’t valid, or you never suffered, or you’ve had a perfect life. What other people are trying to say, and you aren’t really hearing properly, is that the way you have…