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1:11am July 31, 2014

“Growing up, I didn’t read novels by women. It’s not that I didn’t want to. It’s almost like I didn’t think that I needed to or, I guess, I didn’t know that I needed to. I was perfectly happy in a world contained by men. I adopted the posture of the brooding male as my own. I was Salinger, I was Kerouac, I was any male protagonist in a novel that one of my boyfriends recommended. I didn’t know that there was a specific female sadness so I was content with relating to a generalized one. And in a way, reading these novels was less of a way to relate and more of a way to learn how to be the type of girl that these male novelists liked. One of my first ambitions wasn’t to be a writer – it was to be a writer’s muse.”

— Gabby Bess, in Dazed (via electric-cereal)
10:30pm July 30, 2014
feministframeworks:

the-uncensored-she:

takealookatyourlife:

“kill myself” was the most common answer when they contemplated the possibility of life as a girl

Yeah, tell me again how misogyny “isn’t real” and men and boys actually “love”, “like” and “respect the female sex”? This is how deep misogynistic propaganda runs in this world. Men and boys are so viscerally contemptuous of anything or anyone who/that is female or feminine, or perceived to be female or feminine, that they would rather commit suicide than to be associated with— or become a member of— the female sex. As Germaine Greer said, “women have no idea how much men hate them.”

they would rather die then be treated how they treat us

feministframeworks:

the-uncensored-she:

takealookatyourlife:

“kill myself” was the most common answer when they contemplated the possibility of life as a girl

Yeah, tell me again how misogyny “isn’t real” and men and boys actually “love”, “like” and “respect the female sex”? This is how deep misogynistic propaganda runs in this world. Men and boys are so viscerally contemptuous of anything or anyone who/that is female or feminine, or perceived to be female or feminine, that they would rather commit suicide than to be associated with— or become a member of— the female sex. As Germaine Greer said, “women have no idea how much men hate them.”

they would rather die then be treated how they treat us

10:29pm July 30, 2014

“At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?”

— Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings (via popmonk)
5:31pm July 30, 2014
dad-fashion:

clickbreatheclick:

womanistgamergirl:

whiteguysdoingitbythemselves:

Richard Dawkins, a white man, ranks which types of rape and pedophilia he believes are worse, telling those who disagree to “go away and learn how to think.”

I fucking hate Richard Dawkins. I hate him and anyone who tries to defend him.

See, this is what happens when you teach ppl that the right way to think and argue is purely about the form of their argument rather than the content. Add that to the arrogance and obliviousness that is borne out of growing up as a rich/middle class white man in this society and you get rotten sewage like this spewing from the mouth of someone who’s still considered (by other powerful white men) as one of the “great thinkers” of our time. Disgusting.

dad-fashion:

clickbreatheclick:

womanistgamergirl:

whiteguysdoingitbythemselves:

Richard Dawkins, a white man, ranks which types of rape and pedophilia he believes are worse, telling those who disagree to “go away and learn how to think.”

I fucking hate Richard Dawkins. I hate him and anyone who tries to defend him.

See, this is what happens when you teach ppl that the right way to think and argue is purely about the form of their argument rather than the content. Add that to the arrogance and obliviousness that is borne out of growing up as a rich/middle class white man in this society and you get rotten sewage like this spewing from the mouth of someone who’s still considered (by other powerful white men) as one of the “great thinkers” of our time. Disgusting.

5:28pm July 30, 2014

“Gaza was bombarded with 273 airstrikes yesterday (8th July). That’s an average of 11 an hour. Gaza is about 25 miles long and 4 miles wide, with a population of 1.7 million crammed into that tiny space. It is under Israeli occupation and Israeli siege. Hospitals estimate they will run out of resources to treat the wounded in about two days. Electricity is intermittent. Gaza has no army, air force or navy. Israel is the fourth largest military power in the world. Resistance to occupation is allowed under international law. Israel’s occupation, siege and collective punishment of Gaza is not.”

— Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK (via america-wakiewakie)
5:24pm July 30, 2014
ppaction:

Anyone who thinks you can just walk into a convenience store and get the affordable birth control you need clearly has no understanding about the reality of women’s lives — and no business making decisions about them. 
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ppaction:

Anyone who thinks you can just walk into a convenience store and get the affordable birth control you need clearly has no understanding about the reality of women’s lives — and no business making decisions about them.

Have you been hearing this line as much as we have? Share this.

5 fact checks you need to know about the Hobby Lobby decision and how it affects us.

4:03am July 30, 2014

 Not Sorry Feminism: Recommended Reading

smitethepatriarchy:

"My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3."

I blamed myself, my past. And I would have continued to blame myself had I not taken the boys to a birthday party for one of JJ’s classmates. At the party, the mothers congregated to talk about everyday parenting things, including preschool. As we talked, I admitted that JJ had been suspended three times. All of the mothers were shocked at the news. 

“JJ?” one mother asked. 

“My son threw something at a kid on purpose and the kid had to be rushed to the hospital,” another parent said. “All I got was a phone call.” 

One after another, white mothers confessed the trouble their children had gotten into. Some of the behavior was similar to JJ’s; some was much worse. 

Most startling: None of their children had been suspended.

4:27am July 29, 2014

vaelkyrie:

thebadpunqueen:

michaelaisradashell:

the expression “i cant say that with a straight face” comes from the fact that straight people have no sense of humour and cant tell jokes

um can you not?

are you straight because I’m sensing a lack of sense of humor
6:00pm July 26, 2014

Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).

The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.

Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor.

— My Beef with the “I Love Boobies” Bracelets (via star-trekkin)

I will never not reblog this. So important.  (via youmightbeamisogynist)
3:23pm July 26, 2014

bramblepatch:

am I the only one a little weirded out by how a couple of years ago everyone made fun of willow smith’s “I whip my hair back and forth” song and then as soon as she decided to cut her hair people decided that made her parents bad at parenting