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geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!


"Let us be clear: feminism is out to screw patriarchy. It’s not there to be wheedling and apologetic. It’s not there to teach women to cope with life as subordinates. It’s not there to promote a chirpy, can-do response to a cat-call, a hand on the arse, a tongue down the throat, an unwanted grope or a rape. And if you’re thinking “all this sounds a bit judgmental,” I do understand. I know words like “patriarchy” and “male dominance” make people feel uncomfortable (I’d call it “feminismphobia” if it wasn’t time we stopped pathologising dissent). I know some women have a deep-rooted fear of how feminism could change their sexual landscape. To support something which is ultimately for everyone – but not specifically for you – is difficult, but feminism is not about misusing words (empowerment, choice, freedom) to cover up the things we don’t want to see. We’re here to knock down the entire edifice, not repaint the walls."

”Sex Positive Feminism” Is Doing Patriarchy’s Work For It. (via amajorinbeingmixedup)

gettingtothechurchontime:

neutralrnilkmotel:

Women that oppose feminism because they feel they personally have all the rights and respect they need are so incredibly selfish and ignorant to the plight of women not only in their own country, but across the developing world.

This statement only retains its meaning if you read “women” to mean “first-world women” and that’s all you need to know about the relationship between white feminism and the global south.



neutralrnilkmotel:

Women that oppose feminism because they feel they personally have all the rights and respect they need are so incredibly selfish and ignorant to the plight of women not only in their own country, but across the developing world.




phils-mum-and-llama-placentas:

awkwardsituationist:

cambridge university students were asked on campus why they needed feminism. here are 60 answers. click the link for over 600 more.

THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT


"Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist."

Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer   (via lintrepid)

sadbisexual:

glitchbunny:

cumaddict72:

• a transphobic woman is not a feminist
• a racist woman is not a feminist
• a homophobic woman is not a feminist
• exclusionary feminism is not feminism

And don’t forget

  • A woman who forgets to include disabled women in posts like these is inherently ableist and is not a feminist. 

this is that ‘no true scotsman’ fallacy. if they apply the label of feminist to themselves, they ARE feminists, and the issue is we need to educate and work within the movement to ERADICATE those kinds of beliefs. you can’t dismiss a racist feminist - especially since a lot of them have a great amount of influence, both in historical american feminism and modern mainstream feminism - by saying they’re not ‘real feminists.’ you have to admit that feminism isn’t a perfect movement and work to eliminate the racism/transphobia/homophobia/ableism within the movement itself, rather than scapegoating ‘oh well they’re not REAL feminists.’ no, they are. and THATS the problem




composed-of-wires:

havendancehero:

bigbardafree:

this video is entitled “tumblr feminists” and i prepared myself to get angry before watching it but damn if it isn’t spot on

"What they are really saying is that they hate women. They hate women with opinions who are honest and angry."

I thought this was gonna be cissexist and then it wasnt


mormondad:

This dude goes hard

piscula:

men can take upskirt pictures of women and girls because women in public spaces have no legal expectation of privacy

women are treated as property that can be bought and sold and stolen as opposed to people

girls as young as kindergarten are called “sluts” for wearing a short skirt and forced to change clothes because boys and men might be distracted

men and boys literally can not seem to empathize with women (because i swear to god if melinda was a male character and everything else was the same the boys would not be asking that question)

men view women as literal objects

men build their own superiority into achievement tests that (in america) determine your future prospects

men believe that fat women don’t deserve to be loved simply because they are fat

women are villified for normal miscarriages and for aborting fetuses that were the result of rape (not to mention intentionally asserting bodily autonomy simply because you don’t want a fetus)

women can be raped on screen but can not masturbate on screen (even though men have masturbated on screen all the fucking time)

not wearing make up is one of the ways that psychologists determine if a woman is mentally healthy

Men have flat out stated that even if there is concrete evidence that a rape happened they would vote not guilty if on a jury.

Women need about 6 more years of education than men on average to make a comparable amount of money

Male Police officers have arrested women for resisting their advances with no initial punishment (until activists spoke up)

and this is just what i can think of recently.  There is so so so so so much more





Lydia. 22. Feminist. I like strong coffee, cute girls and bad television.





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