Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we...– (via younghoneyblood)
gay-nations: I remember on my 4th grade field trip my class was standing on a hill and my teacher said “lets roll out” and I was like oh ok so I stared rolling down the hill and I had to hold my teachers hand for the rest of the day
piercethesleepingcarlile: chxshire: i’m that friend that has to walk behind the others when the sidewalk doesn’t fit a group of three I think about this post a lot
bemusedlybespectacled: if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin ḱerberos means “spotted” that’s right hades, lord of the dead,...
commiekinkshamer: i have no problem with pointing out that anyone of any gender can be an abuser, rapist, pedophile etc because that’s absolutely true. but the problem with always emphasizing “yes but it happens to everyone, not just women (or people of colour, or trans* people, etc)!” is that it depoliticizes the issue. violence is not an accident, it is reflective of social power relations...
It’s okay to say “no” if you change your mind. We allow you to change majors and...– When It’s Ok To Say “No” (via id0l—ofr0ses)
3 percent of the decision-making in media comes from women. That means 97...– Independent Lens, PBS “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” (via ihopeyoucontinue4ever) It also means that 97 percent of how men are portrayed in media are decided on by men. Something to remind MRAs and their ilk of when they complain about the stereotype of men as inept...
I asked all of the gay male students in the room to raise their hand if in the...– Gay Men’s Sexism and Women’s Bodies by Yolo Akili (via plightofthepretty)
queer as in...: Teach Men Not to Rape →
riotrite: I think it’s extraordinary that some folks hear the phrase “teach men (and boys) not to rape” and think of it as somehow naive or simplistic. I mean, we don’t want our boys to grow into rapists, right? Why is it a joke that we would take every opportunity to teach boys (and girls too, obviously)…
A catcall is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The purity...– “Female ‘Purity’ is Bullshit”, by Lindy West (at jezebel.com) I FUCKING LOVE LINDY WEST. SHE’S FROM SEATTLE AND SHE’S DA BEST. (via abbigshmail)
scootyshabooty: I just sit here sometimes like wow sexism is still a thing the fact that sexism was ever a thing it just it’s beyond me a woman pushes you out of her fucking BODY and you grow up to be like ‘ahahaha women r stupid and weak’ i don’t get how that happens
commiekinkshamer: Teen girls get shit on when they try to attract male attention (in a society that bases their worth on their appeal to men) They get shit on when they shun the male gaze, or in any way have an interest, passion, voice, purpose beyond performing for men Shit on for having high self esteem, mocked for having low self esteem. There is really no winning. And on top of that,...
anniephantom: labirdgeoiseed: this is my favorite goofy pun ever, I have told it at least five times I don’t care, fuck you okay ready as you all know, saint patrick walked barefoot as an act of contrition, which made his feet rugged and blistered. he ate an ascetic’s diet, which made him weak and additionally gave him bad breath. all of this made him a super-calloused fragile mystic...
the-bite-of-frost: frequentlytimelow: kittykatastrophic: marina-del-cyrus: Whenever I get period cramps I have never seen something so accurate in all my life… do periods really hurt? In 5th grade sex ed, we learned that it didn’t hurt. Did that teacher get fired?
Woman: I'm smart
Patriarchy: Well you're probably ugly then
Woman: I'm creative
Patriarchy: You mean unattractive right?
Woman: I have all these incredible accomplishments
Patriarchy: Yeah but look how ugly you looked doing them
Woman: I have value
Patriarchy: Not if you're ugly lol
Woman: I'm conventionally-attractive posted selfies on my blog
Patriarchy: I'm so sick of these empty-headed chicks only caring about their looks. Just because you are attractive and get attention from men doesn't mean you are special or deserve respect. Why don't you read a book or do something productive with your life you dumb slut