August 16, 2014

micdotcom:

Ferguson residents defend a store from looting 

August 13, 2014
rezondadawn:

Hey I’d like all my followers to check out this link an sign this petition.
If we can tweet an post about racism an police brutality then we sign an actually use our voices to usher in change an reform .
All my black brothers & sisters I urge you to share this !
It could be your brother , uncle , nephew , husband or friend .
https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-please-enact-new-federal-laws-to-protect-citizens-from-police-violence-and-misconduct

rezondadawn:

Hey I’d like all my followers to check out this link an sign this petition.

If we can tweet an post about racism an police brutality then we sign an actually use our voices to usher in change an reform .

All my black brothers & sisters I urge you to share this !

It could be your brother , uncle , nephew , husband or friend .

https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-please-enact-new-federal-laws-to-protect-citizens-from-police-violence-and-misconduct

(via fairytalefeminist)

August 13, 2014
"But, it’s just as important that young people, girls and boys and genderqueers alike, can have as many examples as possible of men and women who don’t conform to gender stereotypes. I like to think I’m doing my part for that by living as an aggressive, competitive, logical, and strong butch woman."

Why I’m Still A Butch Lesbian; Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart

August 13, 2014

snowglakes:

i want to follow more radfems, reblog this if you’re a radfem

(via catfem)

August 10, 2014

Anonymous said: How does radical feminism propose to abolish gender? Isn't removing the rigidity of it a step on that direction? Aren't people who identify as nb essentially doing that?

nextyearsgirl:

Being “nonbinary” still validates the existence of a binary. All it says is that the binary doesn’t apply to you, not that the binary isn’t real. Gender is a system of oppression that can only be abolished by a systematic recognition of how and why it exists and is reinforced and a rejection of the concept on a class basis, not through individualistic expressions of identity that ultimately leave the overarching system untouched.

August 9, 2014

bornpissed:

to-catch-a-raven:

bornpissed:

when people act like hitting/choking women during sex isn’t an indicator of misogyny

  • stop
  • it is
  • you need to rethink why violence against women gets you hard

but let’s be careful not to kink shame here

there is nothing wrong with CONSENSUAL hitting and choking during sex between two adults

lmao nah im gonna shame the hell outta your kinks if they’re sexualizing violence against women. i dont care if “she wanted it” or not

let’s be careful never to let those people off the hook.

(via hedonisticparadise)

August 9, 2014
"Some women claim that feminism is not for them because they are strong and/or refuse to “see themselves as victims” and so on. This is perplexing. In the real world, violence and injustice happen. Not all violence and injustice is based on sexism (or solely on sexism), obviously. People of color, queer people, people with disabilities, sex workers, and other groups of people are targeted by all types of violence and harassment at higher rates than others. There are statistics about this.

Some people experience violence but are able, for various reasons, to get past the experience without very much trauma or changes to their lives. Others are not. This does not make them superior to others. It usually just means they had support, resources, and probably a bit of luck.

For some women, their experience of being female is very much one of victimhood. They may have been physically, emotionally, and sexually abused by men, sometimes in childhood, sometimes repeatedly. This doesn’t mean that feminism is a way for them to somehow “choose” to be victims. For survivors of violence who turn to feminist activism as a result, the point is to prevent more violence against themselves and others, not to somehow “wallow” in their “victimhood” to gain some imagined social benefits.

In fact, society is usually not very kind to those who speak out about their experiences with violence—blaming them for what happened, accusing them of “ruining” their abusers’ lives, telling them to shut up and deal with it. It’s astoundingly myopic for these Women Against Feminism to believe that anyone derives any sort of personal benefit from talking about being a victim of violence. Rather, that act is usually one of incredible bravery and selflessness.

Many women who claim that feminism is for “victims” are able to so because they are lucky to not have experienced sexist violence. Pause for a moment and think about how egocentric it is to oppose an entire movement that seeks to help people who’ve been hurt by something simply because you have not yourself been hurt by that thing."

4 ignorant delusions people have about feminism (via brutereason)

(via applejackismyhomegirl)

July 28, 2014
How TERF works

Pay attention, if you’re not already neck-deep in the gender wars of online feminism. TERF is an acronym for “Trans Exclusive Radical Feminist” that its users claim is applied purely descriptively. Critics of the term point out that it is not used neutrally, but in all cases pejoratively: TERF is a curse word used solely against women, a version of “bitch” that liberals can feel OK saying. “TERFs” are charged with inciting and inflicting violence against transgender people, despite the fact that violence against transgender people, like all violence, is overwhelmingly committed by men and not by feminists of any stripe.

The definition of TERF is extraordinarily loose: what one is supposed to be excluding trans peoplefrom is never identified. To state that male and female bodies exist can be enough to win the TERF label; to state that the division of sex is the foundation of sexual oppression is more than sufficient. (If your observations of reality have led you to believe that sexual dimorphism in humans is both real and socially relevant, you may be confused to learn that acknowledging this is now deemed evidence of bigotry in some quarters.)  It is also a highly toxic definition to apply to someone, both because of the intimation of violence, and because there is a hefty taboo within the left at large against “excluding” anyone.

(Source: , via nextyearsgirl)

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Filed under: terf slurs 
July 28, 2014
"crazy lesbians who don’t shave any part of their body = not feminists"

Actual thing I found in the feminist tag today

You are throwing lesbians, women who don’t shave, and people with mental illnesses all into the same category and then throwing that collective group under the bus. 

Let me share something with you, if it weren’t for those “crazy lesbians” you would not have the rights you have today. Those “crazy lesbians” were at the forefront of women’s liberation from the very beginning. 

Honestly, you are not feminist if you say anything remotely close to the above statement. 

(Source: iamayoungfeminist)

July 22, 2014

dragonsupremacy:

Do you ever just feel overcome by utter astonishment & disbelief that people even demand proof that porn is harmful in the first place? Like here are thousands upon thousands of videos showing 25 men penetrating one woman in her vagina, anus, & mouth, calling her a dirty slut & a cum bucket, & ejaculating on her face & body while she grimaces or cries, but what do you mean this is misogynistic? Rape & abuse, haha what are you talking about, she loves it! Why don’t you PROVE these negative effects, huh?? But even when you do show them all the research, statistics, & testimonies in the world, they don’t care. It’s like people’s brains just fall out of their heads when it comes to porn.

(via nextyearsgirl)

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