As a society, we encourage girls and women to be emotionally accessible, and in...– Tori Amos (via dr-clear-heels) So accurate. (via devawning)
What men mean when they talk about their “crazy” ex-girlfriend is often that she...– Lady, You Really Aren’t “Crazy” (via sparkamovement) ouch (via botchbot) this is exactly how i feel and have never had the words to say. (via revathereafter)
Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a...– Joss Whedon (via antisocial-socialist)
There is a dangerous myth going around this country that sexism doesn’t exist...– Margaret Cho, “Bitchfest” (via heroes-or-victims)
I need feminism because
nerdulernerdance: My thoughts, emotions and opinions are relevent, no matter what time of the month it is.
But it is, of course, the little things which make the big stuff of...– Shakesville: Ah, Hillary Clinton: How We Still Love to Demean You (via jerseyjezebel)
Very early on in writing the series, I remember a female journalist saying to me...– J.K. Rowling, The Women of Harry Potter (via yerawizardharry)
What does virginity mean to a queer person, who may never have vaginal...– Virginity: Ditch It (via deviantfemme) YES. (via ftmfeminist)
maozedung: ‘i’m a men’s rights activist’ that’s like being a member of a charity that donates money to billionaires
Many believe that the U.S. is at the pinnacle of social and political evolution....– Defining Women’s Oppression: The Burka vs. the Bikini (via sociolab)
After nineteen years working tirelessly at Goodyear tire factory, Ledbetter...– The Feministing Five: Lilly Ledbetter (via mydaywithd)
The absence of language to provide a name for those who are not trans meant that...– Drew Deveaux | Jan 2012 | No More Apologies Keynote Address | Toronto, ON, Canada I think this is so true for my own work, and so important when talking about the the experience of trans people as targets of oppression. I am shocked that “trans theorists” are still pumping out work that doesn’t...
Slut” is how we vilify a woman for exercising her right to say “yes”....– via avid (via sexpositive)
Women are expected to be nice and sweet, to make other people feel comfortable....– Unknown (via grrl-meat) i want to print this out and give this to my mother. (via theoceanandthesky) I want to show this to everyone who has ever said any of those things to me. (via themindislimitless)
A study done at the University of Central Florida found that on average, women’s...– Turns Out Being Born a Woman Is a Major Financial Mistake (via sociolab)
The very thought, possibility of a strong, fearless woman scares a petty, greedy...– Mom. (via mehreenkasana) cool mom = cool mom (via fromonesurvivortoanother)
Men get to feel hornier because they’re socially supported in this. The whole of...– Amanda Marcotte, Misogyny isn’t caused by male horniness, on David Wong’s article 5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women (via ellielamothe) i read that article three times before i understood just what about it bothered me so much. the first paragraph i was like YEAH FUCK MISOGYNY, SOCIETY...
Who is the Black Zooey Deschanel? →
homoarigato: Some women want to believe that their predilection for rompers and kittens and baby voices reflects their individual personalities and not some trend toward retro, non-threatening femaleness. But no one chooses their choices in a vacuum and certainly it means something that so many women seem to be finding this super-girlish, childish part of their personalities at the same time,...
reminders & reverberations: Feminist Mixtape... →
profeministbro: Since it’s Friday, I thought I’d post up some of my favorite feminist / pro-feminist songs. Being a DJ as well as an anti-violence educator, I think we need to use all forms of media to address and dismantle systems of oppression. Track list: Beastie Boys - Song For The…
Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat... →
ohtodayisawindingroad: We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the other male passenger made a pass at him. The lightbulb went off. “Oh,” I said. “I get it. See,...
In loving memory of the black girls who died... →
usesforroots: Please spread this. To not talk about gendered experiences of race is to erase the most subjugated voices.
As usual, Republicans think women are unintelligent creatures who need to be...– Stephen D. Foster, http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/03/22/arizona-republican-wants-to-force-women-to-witness-an-abortion-before-having-one/ (via savetheteaboy)
I don’t care how much sex anyone has, how often they do it, or who they do it...– Charlie Glickman (If You Don’t Respect Sluts, You Don’t Respect Women)
Women and men do not receive an equal education because outside of the classroom...– Adrienne Rich, feminist writer who recently passed away. It is from a chapter called, “Taking Women Students Seriously” from her book called, On Lies, Secrets and Silence. (via theselam)
People of color, women, and gays — who now have greater access to the centers of...– Excerpt from Teju Cole’s essay “The White Savior Industrial Complex”. (via jalwhite)
Anyone interested in helping with a new project...
stfurapeculture: hiphopcheerleader is creating a tumblr for women of color who are sexual violence survivors. This blog will be a safe space for WOC to share your stories and get resources and support, and just generally provide a shared community. hiphopcheerleader is looking for people who would be interesting in discussing ideas, contributing to the blog, and/or possibly acting as co-admin....