Posted 3 days ago
September 12 2014
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It’s up to us to take pop culture back and to express quality and dignity for both boys and girls.

 - Ashley Judd
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Posted 3 days ago
September 12 2014
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This dominant narrative surrounding the inevitability of female objectification and victimhood is so powerful that it not only defines our concepts of reality but it even sets the parameters for how we think about entirely fictional worlds, even those taking place in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. It’s so normalized that when these elements are critiqued, the knee-jerk response I hear most often is that if these stories did not include the exploitation of women, then the game worlds would feel too “unrealistic” or “not historically accurate”. What does it say about our culture when games routinely bend or break the laws of physics and no one bats an eye? When dragons, ogres and magic are inserted into historically influenced settings without objection. We are perfectly willing to suspend our disbelief when it comes to multiple lives, superpowers, health regeneration and the ability to carry dozens of weapons and items in a massive invisible backpack. But somehow the idea of a world without sexual violence and exploitation is deemed too strange and too bizarre to be believable.

 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 (via femfreq)
Posted 3 days ago
September 12 2014
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Dear White Feminists, You Cannot Afford to Ignore Women Of Color Any Longer

Posted 3 days ago
September 12 2014
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In reality, all communication that debilitates females also debilitates males, for if any system diminishes a part of the species, it diminishes all of it.

 - Bobbye D. Sorrels
Posted 3 days ago
September 12 2014
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Posted 2 weeks ago
September 01 2014
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Anonymous Asked
Okay, I see your posts about Lena Dunham, and I'm curious, do you just think every white person is racist and/or acts racist. If not who do you think is white and an actual feminist, because it seems you like to tear people down rather than bring them up.

Yes. I in fact do think all white people are racists. Thanks to society white people, no matter how much an ally, are conditioned to be racists. It’s something white people should constantly fight against and work in the other direction but it is always there. It may even be an unconscious thing. As long as there is an over arching systematic oppression of other races, there will always be the tiniest bit of racism in every white person’s heart.

And I don’t think one post about a white person being racist (with cited facts to back it up) means all we do is bring people down. We post a lot of white women on here.

And I don’t think racism and feminism are mutually exclusive. I think racists feminists should be called out on their shit though. Cause that’s not real feminism.

Posted 3 weeks ago
August 21 2014
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Do the Taco or Beer Challenge

You find yourself a fucking taco, or a fucking beer, or a fucking taco and a beer, then you eat the fucking taco or drink the fucking beer or eat and drink both the fucking taco and the beer, and then you donate some money to an abortion fund. You fucking film yourself doing this shit and then you send us the fucking video and we put it on the fucking internet.

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

 - Libby Anne (via newwavenova)
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Posted 1 month ago
August 10 2014
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Women Organized Now

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Posted 1 month ago
August 01 2014
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Hey, Idiots: Shutting Down Clinics Doesn't Make Abortion Go Away