31 7 / 2014

31 7 / 2014

ithelpstodream:

Game of Thrones
Brienne of Tarth

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30 7 / 2014

thedreadpiratejames:

everythingisexactlythesame:

will be added to my life hacks list

umm, I hope this is useful to some of my followers

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30 7 / 2014

the-hairy-heterophobe:

i may not look it on the outside but i’m veggie-queer :) i eat steak every night and i still call myself a vegan :) how dare u call me a carnivore :) words mean nothing :) i am an asshole who needs to feel special :) navel gazing is more important than reality :) ~identities~ :) 

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30 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: Are women whose preferred pronouns are "they/them/their" participating in their own female erasure?

genderheretic:

I’ve actually seen gender abolitionists ask the same question, and it’s a very good one, because if we want to abolish gender, wouldn’t pronouns be gender neutral (such as “they/them/their”)? but even if we do abolish gender, the reality of sex will still remain, so sex-based pronouns would still exist. There just wouldn’t be anything gender-related to the pronouns he or she, they would just relate to basic biological markers that don’t have anything to do with associated sex-based oppression (such as the gender hierarchy), so they won’t denote inferiority or superiority in any sense and just be a part of biological reality. However, I personally think that in order to maintain female solidarity/political and sociological reasons, it is ideal to refer to yourself as ‘she’…those with gender-neutral preferred pronouns are usually those that have bought into trans or queer theory which do erase female reality and make our sex-based oppression into something ambiguous. So I personally do think that you are participating in female erasure and colluding with all that bullshit.
In conclusion, I think we need to refer to people with sex-based pronouns in order to denote things clearly in political and sociological conversations/activism. And personal preference doesn’t really matter when we’re doing class-based analyses (especially in the realm of the sex class), since it’s not about individuals or individual preferences.

29 7 / 2014

gaypocalypse:

seeing lesbians defend bi women and bi women defend lesbians on this website makes my heart happy

(via radfemale)

29 7 / 2014

preteenager:

Roseanne 1996 // S8: EP 15 //Dan and his buddies talk about race and sexual orientation

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29 7 / 2014

"

He is taking a course on Marxist ideology.
He says, “The only real solution is to smash the system and start again.”
His thumb is caressing the most bourgeois copy of the communist manifesto that I have ever seen,
He bought it at Barnes and Noble for twenty-nine U.S. American dollars and ninety-nine cents,
Its hard cover shows a dark man with a scarved face
Waving a gigantic red flag against a fictional smoky background.
The matte finish is fucking gorgeous.
He wants to be congratulated for paying Harvard sixty thousand dollars
To teach him that the system is unfair.
He pulls his iPhone from his imported Marino wool jacket, and leaves.

What people can’t possibly tell from the footage on TV
Is that the water cannon feels like getting whipped with a burning switch.
Where I come from, they fill it with sewer water and hope that they get you in the face with your mouth open
So that the hepatitis will keep you in bed for the next protest.
What you can’t tell from Harvard square,
Is that when the tear gas bursts from nowhere to everywhere all at once,
It scrapes your insides like barbed wire, sawing at your lungs.
Tear gas is such a benign term for it,
If you have never breathed it in you would think it was a nostalgic experience.
What you can’t learn at Barnes and Noble,
Is that when they rush you, survival is to run,
I am never as fast as when the police are chasing me.
I know what happens to women in the holding cells down there and yet…
We still do it.

I inherited my communist manifesto,
It has no cover—
Because my mother ripped it off when she hid it in the dust jacket of “Don Quixote”
The day before the soldiers destroyed her apartment,
Looking for subversive propaganda.
She burned the cover, could not bring herself to burn the pages,
Hoped to God the soldiers couldn’t read,
They never found it.
So she was not killed for it, but her body bore the scars of the torture chamber,
For wanting her children to have a better life than she did,
Don’t talk to me about revolution.

I know what the price of smashing the system really is, my people already tried that.
The price of uprise is paid in blood,
And not Harvard blood.
The blood that ran through the streets of Santiago,
The blood thrown alive from Argentine helicopters into the Atlantic.

It is easy to say “revolution” from the comfort of a New England library.

It is easy to offer flesh to the cause,
When it is not yours to give.

"

Catalina Ferro, “Manifesto” (via dialecticsof)

I feel like people do need to remember that there is a very real, very painful, very human element to the word “revolution”.

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29 7 / 2014

"My mistrust [of men] is not, as one might expect, primarily a result of the violent acts done on my body, nor the vicious humiliations done to my dignity. It is, instead, born of the multitude of mundane betrayals that mark my every relationship with a man—the casual rape joke, the use of a female slur, the careless demonization of the feminine in everyday conversation, the accusations of overreaction, the eye rolling and exasperated sighs in response to polite requests to please not use misogynist epithets in my presence."

(via nadiaaboulhosn)

#i have a hard time dating men because i have a hard time believing men respect me

(via underwaternow)

Pretty much. 

(via fuckingrapeculture)

Source on that quote is Melissa McEwan, since no one bothered to credit her for it.

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29 7 / 2014

29 7 / 2014

yourpersonalcheerleader:

studentsforaffirmativeaction:

Because white women are the primary beneficiaries of affirmative action, but no one calls that “special treatment”. #RaceMatters

You go girl. Exactly!

yourpersonalcheerleader:

studentsforaffirmativeaction:

Because white women are the primary beneficiaries of affirmative action, but no one calls that “special treatment”. #RaceMatters

You go girl. Exactly!

(via reverseracism)

29 7 / 2014

lushpuppy:

Shout out to all of the young girls whose first sexual experience was taken away from them. It’s supposed to be comfortable, and liberated. To all those who had that taken from them, you can take back your sexuality. Don’t let scum take that back from you. You are beautiful, wonderful, and fucking powerful. 

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29 7 / 2014

letyourselfbeworthy:

poetic:

I can admire a female body without being sexually attracted to it. A man can admire a male body without being sexually attracted to it. When will people get this?

there. this. thank you.

(via the-uncensored-she)

29 7 / 2014

policymic:

The 8 biggest lies Men’s Rights Activists spread about women

Unfortunately, despite their activist moniker, MRAs do not generally use their networks to create meaningful change. Instead, they often parrot the same talking points on the bottom of articles about women’s issues to prove that men are, in actuality, the more oppressed gender. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes their rhetoric as “dedicated to savaging feminists in particular and women, very typically American women, in general.”

These are just a handful of the most pernicious myths put forth by MRAs to convince the world that (white, cis, heterosexual) guys are the ones who really have it bad.

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29 7 / 2014

"The end goal of feminist revolution must be, unlike that of the first feminist movement, not just the elimination of male privilege but of the sex distinction itself: genital difference between human beings would no longer matter culturally."

Shulamith Firestone (via femmeforeverybody)

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