I recently received an email from an anonymous fan sharing how she pulled a Hawkeye Initiative themed prank on her CEO to illustrate a problem with some artwork.
My personal compliments to her and her accomplice on a mission well done; they perfectly took they perfectly took the concept of The…
This is great. Must read.
Natasha Walter, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, pages 69-70, 2010. (via bitemebeautiful)
Bringing this back as people have started reblogging this again and EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS.
Janelle Monáe for those that haven’t been listening.
i dont want my words to be taken out of context
i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized
i dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction
i dont want to live in a world where…
It’s a goddamn kodak moment anytime I make it through a whole concert without being felt up by some random dude who never utters a word in my direction. Women are objects to be played with but not engaged as people.
When I worked in festival production full time, nobody could ever seem to comprehend that I could sign a contract or drive a box truck or fire someone without consulting with my (male) boss first. Women are supposed to be strong, but not in a position of authority.
At 28 I still have my cell phone carrier calling me up & telling me that I should “ask my parents” or “ask my husband” if I can come in and upgrade my phone or add a line. Nobody in my family is on my family plan. Women are supposed to pay our own bills, but are expected to defer to other people to make big decisions.
And the number of times I’ve been told how “lucky” I am for having the shapeless, underweight body of a 12 year old (no joke, I generally have to shop at stores intended for tweens or Korean girls) has to be in the millions by now. It makes me sick to my core. We’re not supposed to have any body fat, but maintain a big ol’ ass & titties.
Women are superheroes for putting up with the ridiculous expectations placed on them by the patriarchy. It’s about time that we stop accepting that “this is the way it is” and start refusing to be treated anything less than the boss bitches we are.
“Being a woman is not a means to humiliate and punish anyone”
After a policeman in the Iranian Kurdish town of Marivan paraded an accused criminal in traditional Kurdish women’s clothes in the streets in order to humiliate him, women marched in the city condemning the use of women’s attire as a kind of humiliation.
In support, an internet campaign of Kurdish and other Iranian men has sprung up showing men wearing Kurdish women’s clothes and messages and support. For example, this message says,”wearing Kurdish women’s clothes is not only not an insult, it is instead a great honor for us,” and goes on to describe how women stand side by side with men in every part of society and during wartime.
Support the campaign by liking the page!
زن بودن ابزار تحقیر و تنبیه هیچ کس نیست
(via Ajam Media Collective)
In response to Senator Portman changing his position on “gay marriage” because his son came out of the closet.
Everything you ever needed to know about women
omg the ovarian gang sign is CATCHING ON
SPREAD THE WORD
“Ovaries so big, we don’t need no fucking balls.”
“In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men…it was a custom at the time”
um…CAN I JOIN YOU???
PIZZA AND SPITE
This is a winning combination :D
Now I know EXACTLY how my summer is going to go.
I do this all the time. Reppin’ for my founding mothers.