1. undeadseanbean:

    frenchbrioche:

    If you’re a muslim feminist please contact me as soon as possible. I am making a feminist short movie based in a muslim society and I don’t want to fall into white feminism “”“by accident”“”.

    signal boost for my sister who needs information for her 3D movie that is going to be seen and reviewed by people from Dreamworks, Ubisoft, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures… Thank you!!

     
  2. chessieness:

    definitelydope:

    the-lunatic-luna:

    Stop whatever you’re doing and WATCH THIS.

    "I asked 5 questions in genetics class today and all of them started with the word ‘sorry’"

    WATCH THIS AND THEN WATCH IT AGAIN

    so good

    (Source: un-sadie)

     
  3. friendlyangryfeminist:

    Why are the same people who harass me for not talking about how men are raped too making fun of me when I talk about prison rape - which hurts men in large numbers? 

    I mean, I know the answer is because these people don’t care about male survivors but rather just care about sticking it to feminists. 

     
  4. mamamantis:

    if you don’t fight racism as hard as you fight sexism, yr not fighting for yr sisters of color

    if you don’t fight cissexism and transmisogyny as hard as you fight sexism, yr not fighting for yr trans* sisters

    if you don’t fight ableism as hard as you fight sexism, yr not fighting for yr sisters w disabilities

    if you don’t fight classism as hard as you fight sexism, yr not fighting for yr financially disadvantaged sisters

    if yr not fighting for all yr sisters i don’t trust you and i don’t trust yr feminism and i’m not gonna trust you until i see you start to look like you give a damn about anyone other than able-bodied, financially stable, cis white women

     
  5. 10:47 5th Jul 2013

    Notes: 32708

    Reblogged from nachoing

    Tags: feminism

    lovebeyondmeasure:

Quick, messy graphic to explain a concept that seems obvious to me:
We shouldn’t be helping women because they’re related to someone else. We shouldn’t be helping women because someone else cares about them. We should be helping women because they are people. 
We should be helping women for their own sake.
Why is that a hard concept for people to grasp?

    lovebeyondmeasure:

    Quick, messy graphic to explain a concept that seems obvious to me:

    We shouldn’t be helping women because they’re related to someone else. We shouldn’t be helping women because someone else cares about them. We should be helping women because they are people. 

    We should be helping women for their own sake.

    Why is that a hard concept for people to grasp?

     
  6. magebird:

    fuckyeahequiusaradia:

    imagineequius:

    Imagine Equius as a hardcore feminist

    Imagine Equius beating the shit out of misogynists.

    D —> What did you fiddly flipping say about this young lady
    D —> How dare you reduce her to an object for your perverse se%ual fantasies
    D —> You obviously do not have the STRENGTH of character to deserve the attention of anyone, let alone random women who have shown zero interest in your e%plicit invitations

     
  7. 17:47 31st May 2013

    Notes: 14144

    Reblogged from electrictechnique

    Tags: social issuesfeminism

    You can totally be a feminist who has insecurities. Feminism isn’t about pretending we all feel like Wonder Woman, it’s about being honest when we don’t, and having the conversation on why that is.
    — Tavi Gevinson (via virginite)
     
  8. 17:45

    Notes: 890

    Reblogged from stargayte

    Tags: feminismmisogynysocial issuesfandom

    candyumbrella:

    While I do appreciate the intent behind posts that say, “There are valid and invalid reasons to hate Female Character A and if you’re stating the invalid ones then you’re a misogynistic asshole. Dislike her for valid reasons, please”…

    I think they miss a HUGE part of the point when it comes to misogynistic hate of female characters.

    The question IS NOT, “Are you hating on this female character for valid reasons?”

    The question IS, “Would you hate on a WHITE MALE character to the same degree, and in the same way, for the same reasons?”

    There’s a difference, you know? And it’s a pretty damn important one. In fact I think focusing overmuch on hating female characters for “valid” vs. “invalid” reasons can lull you into a false sense of security that you’re Doing Great And Not Being Gross because hey! Your reasons for hating this girl are Totally Valid! While you could be indulging in all sorts of double standards for her vs. many of the guys in the same canon, and not even know it.

    And I get that this might not be obvious because for the longest time, I didn’t understand this either, I used to be one of those people thinking, “But I have rational reasons for disliking this female character! It’s nonsense to say you can’t hate a character just because she’s a woman, etc.”

    It took me a while to see that the important thing is to compare how you judge male vs. female characters (all the female characters. It’s so easy to slip into the trap of judging some of the women differently from the rest.) Which you criticize first as soon as you’re unhappy with something that’s happened in canon. How much time/space you spend ranting about one compared to the other. To what extent you hold one accountable for the writing compared to the other. How quick you are to forgive one compared to the other. Whether you give one the benefit of the doubt more than the other.

    And also, the nature and quality of the hate that you feel, in your gut. Is it the same for male vs. female characters? Or is the negativity towards the women more violent, vicious, unyielding, a screaming, “I HATE HER SO FUCKING MUCH. I don’t even want to like her anymore,” while the negativity towards the men is calmer, more objective?

    The answers to these questions can often be uncomfortable—but they’re worth asking. I think I’m better for having asked them of myself. And you know…I’m not even saying that we have to overcome all this internalized misogyny RIGHT NOW and COMPLETELY otherwise we are the WORST—a lifetime’s indoctrination by everything around us is hella hard to even recognize and admit to in ourselves, let alone conquer—but I think it’s worth at least trying to be aware that these tendencies probably exist in us, more than we’re often willing to acknowledge?

     
  9. image: Download

    fuckyeahfeminists:

rhrealitycheck:

Did you know that pregnant women have been fired for using the bathroom to vomit, needing to carry a water bottle on the job, or asking to sit on a stool instead of standing in place all day? While employers have to make allowances like these for other types of temporary disabilities, a number of bad court decisions have encouraged them to feel they can get away with firing or mistreating pregnant workers with impunity.
It’s disgraceful and unacceptable that at a time when unnecessary budget cuts are decimating food, medical, and educational supports for low-income families, pregnant women continue to be pushed out of their jobs just as they take on all the expenses of having a new baby.
Read more about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Actand take action by contacting your congressperson.

This is unacceptable. Pregnant workers need more protection. With a child coming up they need employment more than ever. Please contact your rep.

    fuckyeahfeminists:

    rhrealitycheck:

    Did you know that pregnant women have been fired for using the bathroom to vomit, needing to carry a water bottle on the job, or asking to sit on a stool instead of standing in place all day? While employers have to make allowances like these for other types of temporary disabilities, a number of bad court decisions have encouraged them to feel they can get away with firing or mistreating pregnant workers with impunity.

    It’s disgraceful and unacceptable that at a time when unnecessary budget cuts are decimating food, medical, and educational supports for low-income families, pregnant women continue to be pushed out of their jobs just as they take on all the expenses of having a new baby.

    Read more about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    and take action by contacting your congressperson.

    This is unacceptable. Pregnant workers need more protection. With a child coming up they need employment more than ever. Please contact your rep.

    (Source: action.rhrealitycheck.org)

     
  10. 3 percent of the decision-making in media comes from women. That means 97 percent of how women are portrayed is decided on by men.
    — 

    Independent Lens, PBS
    “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” (via ihopeyoucontinue4ever)

    It also means that 97 percent of how men are portrayed in media are decided on by men. Something to remind MRAs and their ilk of when they complain about the stereotype of men as inept slobs, bad fathers, etc in media and advertising.

    Men have the power. So when we men are shat on by the powers that be you don’t get to try and blame women for that.

    (via karethdreams)