Women who are too sexual aren’t taken seriously, and women who aren’t sexual...– (via ceedling)
bookbat: I really believe that in a very direct, concrete way, I am brutally lonely because of capitalism.
I certainly believe in evolution. Who here among us, while watching the...– Shirley Schmidt (via illbeshooting4myownhand)
a poem by Hila Shachar →
I can’t believe someone posted one of my poems. I’m unworthy, but thank you. alphabetbones: The day begins in a pose of defence ducking and weaving, searching for a bench. It fills my bones with the itchiness of a guarded arm cupping the face in an angular embrace. The bench can be found with a hot butter knife to slice through the bones and unhinge the heaviness of angles.
‘Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants...– J.K. Rowling (via likejameslovedlily)
No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your...– President Barack Obama (via renseb) (via gotaproblemwithfeminists)
Cookies for Breakfast: So a Girl Walks into a... →
breakfastcookie: This is something that happened to a friend of mine in her own words. “So, on Friday night my friend and I were at her house and wanted to get out and do something for the evening. We brainstormed ideas and she brought up the idea of seeing a show at the Laugh Factory. I’d never been, I thought…
I am distrustful of anyone who says they prefer the label “humanist” to...– “Humanist” is not a substitute for “feminist.”
It took courage to let things fall apart so beautifully.– Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot (via nocternity)
Reasons to not vote for Tony Abbott
It scares me that this man may be our next Prime Minister. Please Australia, come to your senses, this man is everything that’s wrong in our culture. Here are a few horrific words straight from his mouth: “I think it would be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in a large number of areas simply because their aptitudes, abilities and...
"Misogyny" by Stephen Wright for Overland Journal
It’s news to me that the number of women in boardrooms is a marker of social equality and of justice. Likewise, if feminism in the West has outlived its usefulness, if we’ve reached mission accomplished, then I’m Mrs Beeton. I had always understood feminism as not just a way of reworking socioeconomic relations, but as a rewriting of understandings of power, relationship, identity, and knowledge...
~*coercively assigned fierce at birth~*: The... →
eastafrodite: The Holocaust was a state sanctioned, systematic capturing, enslavement, torturing and execution of Jewish, Romani, homosexual, disabled and communist individuals over the course of two years in which over 10 million lives were lost. American slavery was the lifetime commodification and…
Male Privilege is not being called bitter when you...
Shooting4MyOwnHand: aboutmaleprivilege:... →
aboutmaleprivilege: (Heterosexual) male privilege is talking about how bad it is to have a gay man incessantly hit on you when you aren’t interested, having it accepted as a common opinion, and still not understand how a woman can feel the same way when you do the same thing. Male…
I feel like this needs to be said. Again. "Women...
Shooting4MyOwnHand: we're upholding rape culture... →
reservoircat: shooting4myownhand: Lord have mercy, anyone who thinks that please unfollow me. I’ve seen some ridiculous ass things on tumblr but this shit is the worst. However the eating dairy and meat products means you are upholding rape culture is probably the most offensive shit…
The newest READ.LOOK.THINK. by Hila Shachar is... →
It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like other girls –...– “I’m not like the other girls”, Claudia Gray (via ceedling)
It’s about power and control. It’s about playing on old stereotypes and turning...– my article on Fifty Shades of Grey: Fifty Shades of Sexism by Hila Shachar.
Are your ads sexist? →
somethingchanged: A checklist for agencies by Hila, so shit like this no longer gets made.
Yes, I'm a Feminist. No, I'm not Perfect →
iamateenagefeminist: It seems like every time I get into a debate with a white dude, they have some expectation that I have to be a perfect feminist in order to be a feminist. If I’m not perfect, they automatically assume that I am hypocrite. This is so ridiculous and it pisses me off to…
My problem isn’t with the poor writing, it’s that it is completely...– comment on this article on 50 Shades of Grey People always say “don’t read the comments” and for good reason, but this comment is so on target I can’t even. Nicely done, random netizen! (via mswyrr)