I am a Teenage Feminist: Why You Cannot Be an... →
iamateenagefeminist: I have said over and over again that one cannot be an anti-choice feminist. That it is impossible to hold the belief that the genders should be equal and that people should not be able to have choice on whether or not they want to continue a pregnancy. However, I am STILL getting messages and…
Anonymous asked: hey I wanted to ask what your views where on blogs like lawsofmodernman and maleminded here on tumblr? are they misogynistic or harmless?
freewheelinsupertramp asked: I am currently enrolled in a women's & gender studies class. I felt so excited that I knew about so many issues (i.e.: the anti slut shaming movement) that other students weren't aware of. This blog has educated me so much on feminist values and I'm so grateful for it. I'm glad I can pass these values and information onto others. Thanks for always being so informative!!!
ASHLEY/AMBER is a short film about an antiwar activist who becomes internet famous after being outed as the one-time star of a porn video. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011 and is now available online under a CC-BY-NC license. Shot in luscious 16mm, ASHLEY/AMBER probes at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and fame: how women are portrayed on the screen, in the media, and...
TW: RAPE JOKE/DISCUSSION
This is just a personal experience I had. I attend a Community College in New York State, I am a criminal justice major. I am sitting in my Understanding Juvenile Offenders class and there is a current member of the Sheriff’s department in my class, my professor is an attorney and a former District Attorney. She was discussing a case in which a Juvenile (13) raped a passed out 19 year old...
Feminist history is complicated.
feministhistorian: One thing I’ve noticed over the past year is how feminist history is either seen as good or bad. There is no discussion on how the feminist movement actually was. Feminist history is not all good or all bad. No one person is all good or all bad. They are complicated and able to hold contradictory views. It has been over simplified to “1st and 2nd wave feminist were bad and...
If we want to teach our daughters to be good people lets teach them to be good...– Jessica Valenti. (via feministhistorian)
Patriarchy is rooted in a hatred of women
feministhistorian: [TW: rape culture] You don’t have to step foot into a college women’s studies class to see that people use insults like “you throw like a girl,” “you are acting like a girl,” etc. You don’t have to follow social justice blogs to see a father yelling at his son for being interested in “girly things” or “girl toys.” You don’t have to take a class on women and politics to see...
[I]t is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a...– Violet Rose, in Three Steps to Better Sex (via muffdiver) This reminds me of the post going around which contrasted the pathologizing of public breastfeeding with the gratuitous, objectifying images of women’s breasts that can be found in advertising. The legal and social message is that our...
[TW: cissexism] Teen Girl Calls For Nationwide... →
feministhistorian: This video makes me sick to my stomach. The girl in the video is misgendering transgirl by calling them boys. She is spouting off bullshit saying transgirls are not real girls and boys. She is also saying it is dangerous to have transgirls in the movement because they will “hurt girls.”
aboyscoutandabrownie asked: A less reverent note on "Bridesmaids" - I also thought it was great that a lot of the gross potty humor that shows up in man-man buddy comedies showed up in this movie too. Women also poop and enjoy poop jokes.
[…] research findings about sex differences have been distorted and exploited by...– The Trouble with Sex Differences (2011) by Lise Eliot […] popular portrayals of sex differences in the brain are riddled with claims that are highly extrapolated, misinterpreted, or just made up but are nonetheless used to justify the differential treatment of boys and girls in school or men and...