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thedukeoflions:

How Can I Show Feminists That I Am Smarter Than Them? (NCITW)

I think this is the best response this guy has given yet. (Don’t worry, the title is regarding what he’s been asked.)


“In the 101 top-grossing family films…from 1990 to 2004, of the over 4,000 characters in these films, 75% overall were male, 83% of characters in crowds were male, 83% of narrators were male, and 72% of speaking were male. When the American Psychological Association commented on this research, they said, ‘This gross under-representation of women or girls in films with family-friendly content reflects a missed opportunity to present a broad spectrum of girls and women in roles that are non-sexualised.’”

Natasha Walter, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, pages 69-70, 2010. (via bitemebeautiful)

Bringing this back as people have started reblogging this again and EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS.

(via bitemebeautiful)




gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 


Oh fuck

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context

that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

Oh fuck



Here is the thing, okay? Coming into a feminist conversation with, “Have you considered that sometimes women acquire free drinks at bars?” is like walking into graduate school during Philosophy finals and saying, “Have you considered that the color blue that I see may not be the color blue that you see?”

Imagine you are the guy who just walked into that Philosophy class and laid that shit down. Imagine the class full of students who have worked very hard and committed themselves and sacrificed to be here, students who have spent several years of their lives learning about this subject. Imagine now their feelings when you go to the head of the classroom with a smirk on your face and demand the professor give you an A for effort. Imagine now that they think you are a douchebag asshole, because they do, and because you are. You are a douchebag asshole because you are obviously so self-centered, arrogant, and completely ignorant of the world around you, that you thought you could walk into a high-level course with no background and no work and say something profoundly simplistic and totally unrelated and also everybody should congratulate you for having done this thing, so brave, so provocative.
[….]
You are not asking us a real question. You are simply illustrating, for all to see, your own ignorance. You are saying, “I have not considered the implications of the question I have just asked. I have not taken the time nor effort nor commitment to sit down and ask myself this question. Instead, I have come into your philosophy classroom/office/feminist blog and shat out my question with a smirk, because I believe that my two seconds of thought are worth more than your long-term analysis, because I believe I am worth more.”


Fugivitus: A few things to consider when you find a feminist blog  (via yo-soy-milk)



The end of The Great Gatsby:

Go to town, they said.
It will be fun they said.


The Witch of North Woods: mommy-cuteella: sublime-sweatpants: Why doesn’t anyone discuss how...→

mommy-cuteella:

sublime-sweatpants:

Why doesn’t anyone discuss how society’s perceived ownership of the female body extends into parents who dictate everything their daughters do?

Not letting your daughters express themselves in how they dress, talk, wear their hair, or whether or…



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stfueverything:

poetessinthepit:

As a feminist, I shouldn’t have to prove that I don’t hate men. In patriarchal society, if men aren’t your main focus, then you’re a man hater. In a patriarchal society, being a man hater is worse than being a rapist.In a patriarchal society, we value…



"Yes" doesn’t always mean "yes" when you haven’t created a situation in which your partner feels comfortable saying "no."

discosherpa:

veeisagenderneutralname:

I feel like this should be obvious. But every time I see someone say “yes means yes; no means no” I cringe a little. Consent isn’t always that simple.

this is hella true among individuals and it can be extended as well to a society — i.e. patriarchy is not a “situation” in which yes and no are equally acceptable answers for women to give men.



think-progress:

Bet you haven’t thought about this before: How “slut-shaming” has been written into school dress codes across the country.


What pisses me off is the horrible fucking irony of the whole thing, that in stating these outfits are “distracting” and forcing inspections and shit, it objectifies and sexualizes these girls more than any outfit ever fucking could.

think-progress:

Bet you haven’t thought about this before: How “slut-shaming” has been written into school dress codes across the country.

What pisses me off is the horrible fucking irony of the whole thing, that in stating these outfits are “distracting” and forcing inspections and shit, it objectifies and sexualizes these girls more than any outfit ever fucking could.




said-red-molly:

kiascales:

Anti-Black

This is a video i created on anti-blackness.

Multiple times I have been forced to endure the constant voice of whiteness and racism that many black college students have to. I’ve been accused of having a black-only scholarship, called the “n-word” or ghetto. Then I was scolded if I reacted violently and told I was backing stereotypes.

So i decided what would it be like if white had to endure the hatred of blacks without any chance to defend themselves and looking at the things they caused.

heartbreaking. please watch and share




We all live busy lives, but let us not forget nor ignore the fact that some people are viewed as worth more than others. This is an injustice in itself but it presents many more hidden injustices within our daily lives which must be pinpointed and corrected. Gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ability, intelligence, religion, place of birth, education, etc. should not be determinants of our value as human beings. In order to prevent further oppression and move beyond that which already exists, we must be aware of the problems we face.

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