feministdykeslut: When people tell me to be less of a ‘militant feminist’ I assume they mean to be less aware of the crap I have to deal with as a woman. Because to be aware of all the fucked up things in the world women go through and to not be militant, I think is detrimental to a feminist movement that is working towards ending oppression against women. Controversial? Not at all.
When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it...– Nicki Minaj (BlackBook Magazine)
Yes, many people, probably most people, say that disliking your body is a normal...– Sarah Maria (via curvesahead)
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) God DAMN I love Ryan Gosling (via m1708p)
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antiqua and Barbuda,...
tangowithchance: This is a list of countries where Homosexuality is still illegal. I feel sick.
Eight Ways Men and Boys Are Helping to End... →
oduwomenscenter: A big thanks to all the men and boys out there standing up and fighting for what is right. Together, we can work to end gender-based violence. What are you doing to help stop gender-based violence?
Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and...– Leo Tolstoy (via usgroovykids)
Female soldiers more likely to be raped by their... →
motherjones: This and other intriguing, outrage-makey facts about women in the military, in an infographic from Good.
Fuck yeah, feminists!: She's Not a Time-Bomb: Are... →
fuckyeahfeminists: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yashar-hedayat/respecting-women_b_881000.html?ref=tw Please click the link above to read more. This past weekend, as I was leaving the shopping mall near my apartment, I overheard a man tell his son and daughter that they needed to rush home for dinner…
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding...– - Sandi Toksvig (via anarchofeminist) (via cuntlovin, learninglog) (via thenewwomensmovement)
*Trigger warning* Rape Culture is... →
diggingforroots: …constantly citing that 1 in 6 women are raped without ever specifying 1 in 3 Native/First Nations women are raped, and 80+% of the time by non-Native (almost exclusively white) men - and the cases are almost never even investigated. The rates of rape of women crossing the…
‘Cause the thing is, you and the guys you hang out with may not really mean...– My brilliant friend Kate Harding: http://kateharding.net/2007/04/14/on-being-a-no-name-blogger-using-her-real-name/ (via sanitywatchers) The emphasis is mine. Sometimes I feel like I cannot shout this loud enough. (via aintitgrand)
How amazing would it have been if black women ran with Civil Rights and...– Carlin Ross. Black women DID join the feminist movement but they were marginalized by the white women in the movement who wanted to specifically address their issues. They did not want to address the racism within the movement and when they were confronted by it, they ignored it. Suffragists, Alice...
*Trigger warning for Female Genital Mutilation and misogyny* Dear Muslima ...– Richard Dawkins left this comment at Pharyngula. And yes, it’s been confirmed as him by the blog owner (who also happens to be a well known and well respected figure in his own right; you know, just anticipating the potential naysayers here). Found via this post at Shakesville, discussing misogyny...
Still, I Rise →
freyadesmarais: You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. Did you want to...
This is an interesting piece on SlutWalk, Rape... →
unsparky: freyadesmarais: I get annoyed when people (usually in feminist and pro-feminist circles) call women a ‘minority’. We’re not a minority. We’re >50% of the population. We’re marginalised. There’s a big fuckin’ difference. This is an excellent point; it’s important to be aware of the meanings and implications of the language we use, especially in social justice related discourse.
Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women...– Pat Robertson (via atomicsocialist) (via stfuhypocrisy) (via feministslut) (via erikawithac)
How to deal with being called out →
jaded16india: youarenotyou: Don’t tone police. It is NOT your right to dictate how someone should react to their oppression. Don’t demand a detailed explanation. You’re basically asking the person to justify their call out. It’s exhausting, many resources are available, and…
Mansplaining isn’t just the act of explaining while male, of course; many men...– Karen Healy http://karenhealey.livejournal.com/781085.html (via phospho) (via kittencoaster)