In which a "male ally" of FEMEN explains to me I'm...
mansplained: I recently wrote an article critiquing the Ukrainian organization FEMEN for being too dictatorial in their position that nudity, de-facto, equals freedom. To quote a friend of mine, “If you want to get naked, boo, do it. Just do you, boo. Just do you.” I received numerous responses from men, and thought I’d share two of the gems — sent from self-described “male allies.” 1) “You’re...
Dear Merida Supporters,
irresistible-revolution: feministdisney: lipsredasroses: Merida is NOT a good role model because she is not “traditionally feminine.” She IS a good role model because she learns from her mistakes, is fiercely loyal to herself and family, will do anything to protect her mother (at the end of the movie), and is free spirited. She is NOT a good role model because she doesn’t like to wear fancy...
fortunatelight: davidlynching: fun fact: iraq, pakistan, afghanistan and saudi arabia have a higher percentage of women in the government than the us & the uk another fun fact: white people tend to get very angry when you point this out to them ah white feminists, can y’all take note?
If owning a gun and knowing how to use it worked, the military would be the...– A Short Post on Rape Prevention (via howtodresswell)
[TW: domestic violence] The other question everybody asks is, why doesn’t she...– “Why domestic violence victims don’t leave” - Leslie Morgan Steiner (via childofweakness) The question itself is part of a system of oppression. It’s not a real inquiry, it’s a reminder that abuse is a problem that the abused person should solve. If it were a sincere inquiry, we’d hear, just as...
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jazzylittledrops: So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and...
A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the...– An Open Letter to Caitlin Moran by Nyux (via redefiningbodyimage)
New research shows 0.6% of rape allegations are... →
thebadassperger: skyliting: rememberyes: boldmatter: jadelyn: likeadeadchinadoll: and for those interested, you can find the report HERE Just in case any dudebros are unclear on what this means: it means that your buddy who totally just had some bitch trying to ruin his life by accusing him of rape…almost certainly actually did rape her. Just keep that in mind. Yeah man,...
How Not To Say The Wrong Thing: The Ring Theory →
champagnesocialism: “People who are suffering from trauma don’t need advice. They need comfort and support. So say, “I’m sorry” or “This must really be hard for you” or “Can I bring you a pot roast?” Don’t say, “You should hear what happened to me” or “Here’s what I would do if I were you.” And don’t say, “This is really bringing me down.” If you want to scream or cry or complain, if you want...
feedback loops, playing with soundflower and quicktime
tommypom: editorial: Start your morning off right with a lil’ bit of Pom. Ladies and gents, the Tommy! If you need to smile, play the video. It’ll make your day that much better. TommyPom
gingerhaze: I really don’t understand the logic behind naming scents for candles and bath products, like This candle smells half like a moonlit walk and half like a wandering stream. What does a moonlit walk smell like? How is it different from a walk at 3 in the afternoon? And wandering stream?? Does this candle smell like rocks and water? Okay, I guess I get it. They name these scents to...
Life is tough for white people in America. A few hundred years of presumed...– -Gawker.com “The White Student Suing to Overthrow Affirmative Action Was too Dumb to Get into Her Chosen College” (via newbatteri) Oop. (via roropcoldchain) welp. (via native-detroiter) “It’s true that the university, for whatever reason, offered provisional admission to some students...
How Are You I'm Fine Thanks: I really don’t... →
gingerhaze: I really don’t understand the logic behind naming scents for candles and bath products, like This candle smells half like a moonlit walk and half like a wandering stream. What does a moonlit walk smell like? How is it different from a walk at 3 in the afternoon? And wandering stream?? Does…
Women in the News: I am not your wife, sister or... →
believermag: One of the most incisive responses to some of the rhetoric we’ve been hearing in the wake of the Steubenville rape verdict is this blog post over at The Belle Jar. It articulates a discomfort many of us have with the sentiment (invoked in many contexts), “Imagine if the…
An EEDAR study of games created between 2005 and 2010 found that while 90%...– Me, in Why it’s important to talk about Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, a short and not at all comprehensive primer for Post Arcade on the series, ladies in games and why it matters. (via sodisarmingdarling)