skycroeser: today i will pretend that finding the lens cap of the camera my ex-boyfriend gave me and clicking it into place is closure
when people tell feminists they sound bitter
thatfeministmoment: Centuries of unchecked oppression has a nasty habit of making a person “bitter.” -C
We are deeply troubled by your campaign’s recent advertisements and statements...– Catholic Nuns challenge Romney (via azspot) Dude, do not mess with the nuns. (via foulmouthedliberty)
videohall: Kitten goes ballistic on milk bottle
Ramble Rumble: Ever wonder why I'm on a feminist... →
extantecstasy: Because the media reacts like this when we’re less than perfect. Because our emotional range gets stunted and limited. Because so many aspects of our culture normalize rape on a subconscious level. Because Kansas and Arizona pass bills that allows the beliefs of a doctor or…
Anonymous asked: only because I like your views/opinions about things, especially the media.
The Craft of Writing and Our Community
This is one of the most important posts I’ve written on blogs, the blogging community and indie publications. It’s a topic that requires some attention, and I hope people read it. Here are a few excerpts: This post is written collaboratively by Jane Flanagan and Hila Shachar about something that is close to our hearts: Writing for independent magazines and blogs. The post developed...
leftover words: "Racism in Reverse": not actually... →
skycroeser: Article from today’s Voice, by David Bell: Perth city councillor Judy McEvoy has voted against a new anti-racism strategy, suggesting white people also need protection. She was commenting on the Australian Human Rights Commission’sacism. It stops with mecampaign which targets “racism…
Anonymous asked: what do you think of the website jezebel?
Katrina Lumsden's Review of Fifty Shades of Grey
Women who defend this book are, however unwittingly, participating in some of the most blatant misogyny I’ve ever witnessed, giving the impression that some women enjoy being debased, abused, and controlled (outside of a consensual dom/sub relationship). This is not a book about BDSM, this is a book about one sick, abusive man and his obsession with a young, naive invertebrate. It’s a...
Guys on Reddit are very typically coming from STEM fields - a lot of engineers,...– “Why is Reddit so Anti-Women?” Fascinating (and highly sensical) approach here, underscoring what gets lost when education (policy) is viewed as strictly the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields (the globally profitable/innovation-driven ones) at the expense of social/cultural...
The default isn't 'stupid'
I was reading an interview with Alan Hollinghurst in issue 199 of The Paris Review last night, and was struck by this question and answer: Interviewer: Was it then difficult to find an American publisher for your next book, The Line of Beauty? Hollinghurst: Yes, I was very cast down by that. … Publishing houses were only looking for books that were imitations of other successful books....
feminism for dudes (from a dude) →
Literally every single guy that comes to feminism goes through pretty much the same process (I did, and if you’re reading this and not immediately scoffing at the word privilege you probably have/are currently as well.) Because EVERY SINGLE GUY that is friendly to feminism (and even those who are not) goes through this, feminists get really fucking tired of it. The guys all ask the same...