Particularly in areas around erotica and sexual violence, people want to deny...– - bell hooks, Cultural Criticism and Transformation, Part One [from 05.41] (via derica)(via femasculine) (via crustyriotgrrl) (via gonnaruinyrshoes)
Pls, someone renew my faith in...
tiaramerchgirl: definatalie: overdosebabyblue: Perusing magazines before my lecture this afternoon elucidated a sad truth: I feel marginalised by Australian women’s magazines. Even the self-proclaimed alternative ones like Frankie and Yen are just Cosmo, New Woman, Cleo etc packaged up in op-shop clothes, docs, tousled hair and panda-eyes eyeliner with the tag ‘indie’ lazily slapped across....
THINGS I MISS.: Why I dislike Cunt by Inga Muscio →
clawsbeatskin: So, I didn’t write this. This was a formspring response to a question that ladybambino.tumblr.com got when they said that they disliked this book. There wasn’t a reblog option for this post, but I don’t want to take credit for writing this. I wanted to re post this though because this book seems to get a lot of praise. I read this book over the summer and was very dissapointed...
New Study Finds Women and Girls Underrepresented... →
fuckyeahangryfatgrrrls: i-am-the-lighthouse: padaviya: The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has recently issued a report of the results of studies conducted about gender in media. The results can be viewed here (PDF). Among them: Study 1: G-rated movies from 1990-Jan. 2005: Fewer than one out of three (28%) of the speaking characters (both real and animated) are female. More...
White culture rejects the agency of Asian women. →
ihatethismess: sluthaditcoming: smart-tart: so-treu:ilykadamen: When a Muslim woman chooses to not wear a hijab, most white women applaud her decision and recognize her agency. However, if a Muslim woman chooses to wear a hijab or niqab, most white women deny her agency and ability to make a choice, insisting that she must be “brainwashed”. For most non-Muslim white women, all Muslim...
Femininity is a gender expression. It is not an index of competence; liking...– The politics of the pocket « This Wicked Day (via clingtomymouth)
And it takes unreasonable expectations, the seeds of progress. Thus, every...– Shakesville: More (via clingtomymouth)
kimclit: ovarycat: The Danish slang term for menstruating is “there are Communists in the funhouse.” Never, ever, ever referring to it as anything else again. …FUCK. YES.