Artist Undone

redefiningbodyimage:

sparkamovement:

Girls’ toddler Cookie Monster costume vs. Boys’ toddler Cookie Monster costume. We’re not joking when we say gender expectations and sexualization start early.

SERIOUSLY!?

Fire.

motherjones:

markcoatney:

sarahchristine:

howto-kissdistinctly-american:

meow-sense:

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Prime Minister of Australia kicking ass and taking names (mostly Tony Abbott’s). [x]

hot damn. 

Honestly, Americans would watch the hell out of CSPAN if our Congress was an actual deliberative body…

The Telegraph has some excellent background on Julia Gillard’s epic righteous beatdown of the Conservative leader.

FUCK YES SHE DID :D

Pornography is the perfect propaganda piece for patriarchy. In nothing else is their hatred of us quite as clear.
Gail Dines (via femalestruggle)

I don’t give a rats ass about whether someone wants kids or doesn’t want kids. In fact I think the wonderful thing about feminism is it gives (or is supposed to give) women OPTIONS about how to live their life. 

The whole radfem negative attitude towards kids tho? And shitting all over motherhood as if it’s a hell spawned from satans hole? Meeeh. I was actually introduced to radical feminism/feminism via attachment parenters. Wrap your head around that one ;)

To each their own. I like my kid. I only want one. Being a Mum is awesome and I do it my own way :) 

 sardinysaurus said: its more common than u think. ive seen many women casually labeled ‘crazy/broken/nutcase/unfixable/ruined/spoiled’ b/c of having been heavily abused, a rape victim, not able to leave their abuser or other traumas. ‘not worth your time bro’


Oh I’ve seen that loads in terms of relationships… but to see it used in terms of dismissing feminism? Thats just fucking bizarre. “This person has personal experience in this area so therefore their opinion is rendered invalid!”

Wat? 

femalestruggle:

transstudent:

Great for LGBTQ student centers and safe spaces!

not sure how intersex folks would feel about this…?

Why is sex (intersex) being lumped in with gender identity? Usually people conflate sex and gender, but its new to me to see sex and gender identity conflated. 

femalestruggle:

transstudent:

Great for LGBTQ student centers and safe spaces!

not sure how intersex folks would feel about this…?

Why is sex (intersex) being lumped in with gender identity? Usually people conflate sex and gender, but its new to me to see sex and gender identity conflated. 

MRAs

womanontheedgeoftyne:

artistundone:

Just watched an MRA try to discredit Dworkin by listing her enforced prostitution and marital abuse as reasons why she was a “nutcase”. 

I’ve never seen someone try to discredit a feminist because they are abuse survivors.

This is my raging bile duct :( 

You’d better not read this then, unless you want your bile duct to explode.

A lesbian “feminist” using the same type of arguement against radical feminists.

Aaaaaand she lost me when she conflated mental illness with being overweight and “unkept”. 

*Rubs temples*  

MRAs

womanontheedgeoftyne:

artistundone:

Just watched an MRA try to discredit Dworkin by listing her enforced prostitution and marital abuse as reasons why she was a “nutcase”. 

I’ve never seen someone try to discredit a feminist because they are abuse survivors.

This is my raging bile duct :( 

You’d better not read this then, unless you want your bile duct to explode.

A lesbian “feminist” using the same type of arguement against radical feminists.

Huh… the first paragraph she seems to have radfems ineffective uselessness confused with pomo and fun fems. 

How drole.  

MRAs

Just watched an MRA try to discredit Dworkin by listing her enforced prostitution and marital abuse as reasons why she was a “nutcase”. 

I’ve never seen someone try to discredit a feminist because they are abuse survivors.

This is my raging bile duct :( 

offcamera:

ladymaxwell:

Look at his hands, look at her balance. She’s not daintily placing her foot in the air, she is off-kilter. The placement of his legs and the force he is exerting on her is pulling her off of her feet. Look at his hand on her waist. He’s forcing her hips into that position. Look at her head in the crook of his elbow, he has entire control over the position of her head. Look at the way they kiss, look at his closed fist. This wasn’t a gentle advance with an opportunity for dissent (or consent), this was a woman ripped off of her feet and molested. This is rape culture. 

It’s fascinating how many people this commentary has pissed off. As a culture we really are unable to tell the difference between love and violence.

What has been seen cannot be unseen o_O

offcamera:

ladymaxwell:

Look at his hands, look at her balance. She’s not daintily placing her foot in the air, she is off-kilter. The placement of his legs and the force he is exerting on her is pulling her off of her feet. Look at his hand on her waist. He’s forcing her hips into that position. Look at her head in the crook of his elbow, he has entire control over the position of her head. Look at the way they kiss, look at his closed fist. This wasn’t a gentle advance with an opportunity for dissent (or consent), this was a woman ripped off of her feet and molested. This is rape culture. 

It’s fascinating how many people this commentary has pissed off. As a culture we really are unable to tell the difference between love and violence.

What has been seen cannot be unseen o_O

paleotrees:

shameandcupcakes:

There’s something about Lana del Rey’s face that makes me dislike her completely. I can’t put my finger on it. Maybe it’s because she always looks kind of dead. Or like a mannequinn. I can’t listen to her music either. Ugh.

Special attention, offcamera

Its that insipid tortured spoiled privileged my life is so hard attitude that did me in. And yanno, that her life/music revolves around men. Bad boys in particular. 

Ugh.

And I liked her voice til the lyrics sunk in -_- 

offcamera:

it’s a clever trick that they use the same word for dudes who beat up males in feminine dress - transphobic - as they do for feminists who think gender needs to be done away with

malheureuxmarxist:

this blog is a safe space for everyone who thinks that rapists and pimps should just be killed

[…T]hat’s exactly what I mean. I do mean FALLING IN LOVE with a woman. This is what a lesbian is. It doesn’t have to turn into the sexual (althought that is always a possibility), but falling deeply in love with women is what makes lesbians a very special group. It is what sets us apart from heterosexual women, and it is a huge break on some level from compulsory heterosexuality, which is the huge advertising and propaganda machine going 24-7.

Any woman who wakes up to this moment of falling in love with a woman, or any woman who falls in love and then makes love to a woman is entering something quite beautiful. We know women touching women in any way is a terrible patriarchal taboo, and it why there is such a huge attempt to promote all kinds of ideologies to interfer with this love. Gay Inc. “born that way” argument is but one of many ways to try to get women not to awaken to profound lesbian falling in love with women love.

I believe this happens all the time, but if you have a completely brain washed population, and an economic system that rewards het marriage and het sex, the idea of awakened women falling in love with each other is revolutionary.

We know how the sheer numbers of lesbians has expanded with second wave feminism, increased job oppoortunities for women, and greater access to housing without needs men to cosign. We know what’s changed because of lesbian feminist activism, with over 40 years of publications and critique of heterosexuality itself.

Therefore, we know the born this way argument is just not true for large numbers of women. And we put the idea out there that ofen the taboo prevents women feeling authentically. We might mistake this great falling in love for something else.

We can also celebrate the many women who fell in love with women early enough, so that they never had to deal with men sexually to begin with.

Whever women are in life, we need to know that lesbian erasure is what patriarchy wants. It’s why Gay male Inc. voices are so common in the media, but lesbian journeys so rarely depicted, even in movies and T.V. Gay Inc doesn’t threaten patriarchy, but knowing exactly what lesbian love feels like does.

SheilaG, commenting on When I Grow Up, I Want To Be A Lesbian (via thentheysaidburnher)

“The Gay Inc. “born that way” argument is but one of many ways to try to get women not to awaken to profound lesbian falling in love with women love.”

I’ve never thought about it that way, but that’s a great critique of BTW. 

(via vialisa)

feminist-space:

Rachel Maddow shares a clip from an Al Jazeera documentary featuring an Ohio State Legislator who is advocating extreme anti-abortion legislation.

Can Misandry become a real thing now?