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Posts tagged feminism

Jun 8 '14

#yesallwomen, because we still have to “explain ourselves” when violence is directed towards us, as if its our fault for damaging the male ego and then being in the way of their flailing fists

May 28 '14

frighteningfeminist:

supreme-shieldmaiden:

theroguefeminist:

huffpostworld:

This ‘personal space’ dress could solve all your public transportation woes.

CREDIT THE INVENTOR: SHE IS AN ARTIST NAMED KATHLEEN MCDERMOTT WHO IS FINISHING HER MFA IN HONG KONG

Also she is developing this technology literally to help women assert their space in public AND MAKE A STATEMENT about how women are treated in patriarchal societies! She is developing other clothes too! You can support her project here: http://www.kthartic.com/index.php?/class/about-urban-armor/

More info:

The dress is the second in a series of projects called Urban Armor, which aim to help women own their space in public arenas that often attempt to deny this right. As McDermott explains in the project statement: “The series arose partly out of my concern over the persistence of ideologies asserted at women in public space through advertising, architecture and socially normative behavior. I began to look for ways women could take more ownership over their personal space in public.”

Basically this woman is a badass feminist artist. Please support her work and spread the word

Oh, this would make life so much better.

i want that dress in every color.

May 26 '14

copdoccubus:

survivorsupport:

Elliot Rodger was mentally ill. He had multiple doctors and therapists. He had been on medications. He had a personality disorder of some sort and depression. Police showed up at his house to check on his welfare this year because they got a call that said he was suicidal. Rodger, however, talked himself out of getting hospitalized.

He was also a sexist misogynist mens right activist, who happened to have a lot of money. He wrote a 141 page manifesto of his life, and in much of this written document he discussed his hatred of women. He thought that women should be put in concentration camps and starved. To say the least, Rodger had very disturbed and distorted thoughts. This is a result of the rape culture that we live in. 

He can both be mentally ill and be a sexist murderer. 

Having a mental illness does not make him any less guilty of this horrific crime. It’s not excusing him of the crime. He was fully conscious of what he was doing. He had it all planned out. He wanted to blame women for his shortcomings. He wrote a fucking manifesto that was well over 100 pages. He wanted to kill. 

REBLOG THIS AS “TEXT”. IT AUTOMATICALLY REBLOGS AS A LINK AND ONLY SHOWS THE BEGINNING THAT LOOKS LIKE IT’S EXCUSING HIS BEHAVIOR, COMPLETELY TAKING AWAY THE ORIGINAL MESSAGE!

May 25 '14
princeowl:

cool message from godzilla, destroyer of male entitlement 

princeowl:

cool message from godzilla, destroyer of male entitlement 

Feb 28 '14

cuteosphere:

it always disappointed me that Monster Girls are an anime porn thing rather than something used to explore the way society and the media dehumanises women, but oh well

shout out to all my fellow monsters

The most heartbreaking thing is about every single girl knows or can relate to this feeling at one point in their lives and it the most unfair of all things.

Feb 9 '14
"

A 14 year-old boy was recently raped at knife-point by a 20 year-old woman. When the story broke, it was primarily men who claimed he should have enjoyed it. It was feminists who validated his pain and spoke in support of him.

This is why we need feminism.

"

(via charlesneedsfeminism)

"but men get raped too-"

AND LOOK HOW YOU HANDLED THAT

(via booooost)

Jan 11 '14

doriansennui:

thelittleliestold:

Ad from India which shows men how creepy they are when looking at women. 

fucking spot on

I like how the ladies in the ad are all wearing different kinds of clothing too from fully covered up to not.

SPOT ON. Thank you whoever made this ad.

Jan 6 '14
"My theory is that people in this day and age want to dismiss things. So they want to be able to dismiss you.They say, ‘You don’t belong, you don’t deserve this because here’s why, and let me find an intellectual argument for why you wearing pink or cuff sleeves or a bow makes you not worthy of your accomplishments. Everything you’ve done doesn’t matter because you wore the wrong thing or you speak in a way that’s feminine or you identify yourself as feminine.’ And I just think that’s bullshit. And smart people are doing it, and that’s surprising to me. I’ll give them being smart, but they’re being very shortsighted."
Zooey Deschanel interviewed by  Marie Claire  magazine
Mar 9 '13
Feb 23 '13

rachelecateyes:

“If you are a woman. If you are a Person of Colour. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you’re a person of size, if you’re a person of intelligence, if you’re a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world. And it’s gonna be really hard to find messages of self-love, and support anywhere, especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you’re worthless. You know when you look in the mirror, and you think, ‘Ugh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know that’s not your authentic self, but that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard-earned money and spend it on some turnaround cream that doesn’t turnaround shit.

When you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for. You will hesitate to ask for a raise. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote. You will hesitate to dream. 

For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution. And our revolution is long-overdue.”

Inspirational Women I Love —> Margaret Cho

Holy shit, I love this.