To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to...– -e.e. cummings
My body is not your community service project, my body is not your soulless...– Asha Zappa (via sleepydumpling) This is my favorite quote. Its been posted before and I don’t care. (via feministslut)
If Medicaid stops paying its bills, all the hospitals that rely on Medicaid’s...– Beyond a default: Catastrophic calculations - The Washington Post (via firthofforth)
Privilege means you can walk away from the conversation whenever you like...– Garland Grey. (via sexismandthecity)
Marilyn Frye, The Politics of Reality: OPPRESSION →
This is a classic. One of the main things I took away from my very first women’s studies class was the idea of the “birdcage” as a representation for the ways in which different types of oppression compound each other. Although it may be a somewhat simplistic metaphor I think it does a important job of illustrating the complexity of overlapping oppression in a way that even...
Rowling wrote Hermione to eschew stereotypes. She doesn’t end up with the hero;...– Liz Feuerbach, The Women of The Harry Potter Universe (via writingadvice)
Did you know that when Alfonso Cuarón became director for Prisoner of Azkaban,...– http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Hahahaha. omg. :))))))
Unsolicited Advice for Bristol Palin: Call It Rape... →
Jaclyn Friedman is the best.
10 Treehouse Engineering Feats →
I always wanted one of these!
Tom's Shoes once again problematic
I have posted before about the problematic nature of Tom’s shoes in that “TOMS Shoes is a good marketing tool, but it’s not good aid… “It’s quintessential Whites in Shining Armor. It’s doing things ‘for’ people, not ‘with’ people.” but now there is news that the company has joined with the hate group ‘Focus on the Family’ and I’m pretty much convinced that this...
Our first assignment is a documentary. They’re like real movies but with...– Abed Nadir on Community (Episode 1.3)
Another reason Community is so good. →
Like many Community fans, I was disappointed to see so little of Abed in the most recent episode, and a bit perplexed when his absence was highlighted by Shirley commenting, “I barely saw you this week, Abed, what have you been up to?” Abed’s response: “Not much.” But look closer! For the first time in TV history (that I can remember, at least), a major character was part of a storyline that...
alistr: SEXIST COMMENT SPARKS TAMPON-THROWING PROTEST: Alasdair Thompson - the sexist EMA chief executive who sparked controversy when he said that women are ‘less productive because of their periods’ - has had his association’s headquarters become the target for tampon-throwing protesters.
Glowing in the Dark: Being Feminist at the Movies →
I’d rather talk about what happens when six feminists walk into a movie theater or any other space that would render us silent. We laugh. We pass popcorn. We call “bullshit” when appropriate. We notice similarities to relatives and point them out to our neighbors. We drink smuggled wine. We talk too loud. We fume. We remind ourselves and those listening that we are absent from/ offended ...
sugaryumyum: “When utensils were invented, the Catholic Church condemned them. And we’re supposed to get discouraged? Oh please, we’re being opposed by people who denounced the fork.” Robin Morgan Founder, Sisterhood is Global
Donald Trump needs to stay the eff out of politics
Donald Trump feels Republicans should reject a debt ceiling deal because the resulting default will sabotage President Obama’s reelection in 2012. Sure Trump…lets ruin our economy because of a personal vendetta (he’s still mad about the Lion King video)…The worst part is, regardless of what happens, he will never have to face the difficulties that funding cuts cause for so many....
I was thinking how amazing it was that the world contained so many lives. Out in...– Jeffrey Eugenides (via rosettes)
thingsandschemes: Come to think of it, Waldo was missing way longer than thirty-one days and his mom didn’t get in trouble.
So I wore my gay pride shirt to school today. →
sanityscraps: ryandasmac: lusciouslyric: And in chemistry class I was talking to my friend, Jack, about a gay pride festival I went to. My teacher, stupid nosy bitch, decides she wants to join in on the conversation. She asks me what I’m talking about so I turned around and her reaction was to make a noise of utter disgust. She asked me to go to the main office and get a different shirt....
Meryl Streep Rocks As Margaret Thatcher | The... →
Parks and Rec episode “The Flu” may be my most favorite episode from the 3rd season. Screencaps coming soon
The Norwegian terrorist who murdered more than ninety innocent civilians - many...– Ahmed Moor YES. And I especially agree with underlining the urgency to combat extremists, fundamentalists, chauvinists and others who hold this ‘hate infested worldview’. Luckily feminism prepares, encourages and supports those who are on the very front lines of this fight.
Hotel maid goes public with allegations against... →
“Because of him they call me a prostitute,” Diallo said, referring to published reports she had sex for money. “I want him to go to jail. I want him to know there are some places you cannot use your power, you cannot use your money.” This is such an important and complex case. The media coverage of this woman has been overall pretty despicable. But that is unfortunately...
”Republicans are no longer allowed to say that people are rich. You have...– Jon Stewart
Notice how “organized terrorist attack” becomes “lone crazy individual” and...– Eric Ward (via queerdesi) Every single time. (And that “crazy” isn’t just an offhand word, it’s always crucial to the rhetoric to make sure the violent white person(s) can be at least vaguely described as such, to establish mental instability as the source of their actions.) This is so...
I’m jumpin’ in my ride, I’m headin’ out tonight. I’m solo, I’m ridin’ solo, I’m...– Paul Revere (via historysaidwhat)
Russell Brand on Amy Winehouse's death →
This part was very moving. Now Amy Winehouse is dead, like many others whose unnecessary deaths have been retrospectively romanticised, at 27 years old. Whether this tragedy was preventable or not is now irrelevant. It is not preventable today. We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease. Not all addicts have Amy’s incredible talent. Or Kurt’s or Jimi’s or...
If you;re one of these women don’t worry: the (Supreme) Court says it’s still...– STEPHEN COLBERT, remarking on the Supreme Court’s ruling that women may not sue Wal-Mart for sexual discrimination as part of a class action, on The Colbert Report. Luckily SCOTUS stands up for those corporations, eh? (via inothernews) Can Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart just please take over...
7 Feminist Take-Aways From the Final Harry Potter... →
1. Patriarchy is evil. And it can be destroyed. 2. The personal is political. 3. The “Smurfette Principle” needs killing along with Voldemort. 4. The privilege/power matrix results in systematic oppression and relies on everyone participating. 5. There is evil within us all. 6. Diversify your allies. 7. Words matter. Read the article for more about each of these!