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Dec 04

Katy Perry: I'm Not a Feminist

Oct 18

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parisian-catacombs:

nlmsbb:

prettieandsick:

I think the concept of virginity was created by men who thought their penises were so important it changes who a woman is.

realist shit I have ever read.

(Source: when-i-was-a-young-wart-hog, via queerandpresentdanger)

(via genderqueer)

Once Upon a White Student Union -

a-great—perhaps:

uncensoredsupplement:

Check it out. Tell me what you think!

My amazing boyfriend’s amazing snarky post taking down the whole “white student union” debacle at Towson University, which he attends. Everyone ought to read this, it’s the perfect type of anger-inspired humor.

Only at Towson

(Source: criticalqueer)

Oct 16

New Study Shows It's A Lot Harder For Men To Cry Than Women

[video]

feministdisney:

“Think before you Pink.”
I was hoping this image would come up on my dash and I could reblog it from someone with more expertise, but I haven’t seen it outside of facebook yet.
Some things to keep in mind:
Make awareness about the individual and their struggles with cancer, NOT about “boobies” and “saving breasts.”   Many breast cancer survivors DO lose their breasts and positing awareness as a movement to “save their breasts” diminishes our need to focus on supporting the people.   Whether or not they chose/need to undergo a mastectomy is not really your business or concern.
“Saying that we should work to cure this disease because it threatens breasts is really upsetting. For starters, it suggests that women are worth saving because they’re attached to breasts, rather than the other way around. But worse, it tells any woman who’s had a life-saving mastectomy that she’s given up the thing that made people care about her survival. What a punch in the stomach.”  -Randal Munroe, of XKCD
Think twice about supporting companies that seem more concerned about using Breast Cancer Awareness and its ever-increasing popularity to sell their product, rather than concerned about actually supporting and assisting those struggling/those who will battle with breast cancer/with finding a cure
For alternative organizations to support, Kate Madonna Hindes recommends Breast Cancer Action. “They are INCREDIBLE and do work that focuses ALL on prevention.”
For further info:
The Trouble with Pink (Kate Madonna Hindes)
5 Ways to Move Beyond Pinkwashing to Really Fight for a Cure on Huffpost
Unraveling the Ribbon on Bitch Magazine

feministdisney:

“Think before you Pink.”

I was hoping this image would come up on my dash and I could reblog it from someone with more expertise, but I haven’t seen it outside of facebook yet.

Some things to keep in mind:

“Saying that we should work to cure this disease because it threatens breasts is really upsetting. For starters, it suggests that women are worth saving because they’re attached to breasts, rather than the other way around. But worse, it tells any woman who’s had a life-saving mastectomy that she’s given up the thing that made people care about her survival. What a punch in the stomach.”  -Randal Munroe, of XKCD
For further info:
The Trouble with Pink (Kate Madonna Hindes)
5 Ways to Move Beyond Pinkwashing to Really Fight for a Cure on Huffpost
Unraveling the Ribbon on Bitch Magazine

(via criticalqueer)

Oct 02

Trans What? -

harmreduction:

If someone says “I am a woman,” or “I am a man,” or “I am ____,” please take that person seriously. Our cultural framework tends to tell us that their bodies may contradict their statements — that there’s no way you could be a guy with XX chromosomes, or a genderless person with an obvious beard. But the trans person is the one who’s right, and the simplistic framework is the model that’s wrong. Gender is not dependent on physical appearances, or on the word of doctors, friends, family. The individuals are the ones who get to assert their own identity.

- TransWhat? is a site dedicated to supporting people in being better allies to trans people.

The lighter-skinned you are, the more sympathy you receive. The darker you are, the less sympathy you receive. Plain and simple.

queerqueenofcolor:

However, let’s take care to mind that the “sympathy” light-skinned PoC receive is still racism. It’s the same sort of paternalistic jive that upwardly mobile light-skinned East Asians get for being “Model Minorities”. Benevolent racism needs to be talked about more. 

(Source: spicyobsession, via crunkfeministcollective)