ಠ_ಠ: crezias: Listen, I know tumblr only cares... →
crezias: Listen, I know tumblr only cares about American news, but this is really fucking tragic, and if this doesn’t get an coverage I will be incredibly angry. The conservative’s bedroom tax has actually led to a woman taking her own life. Let me repeat that for you; a peice of…
Woman: I'm smart
Patriarchy: Well you're probably ugly then
Woman: I'm creative
Patriarchy: You mean unattractive right?
Woman: I have all these incredible accomplishments
Patriarchy: Yeah but look how ugly you looked doing them
Woman: I have value
Patriarchy: Not if you're ugly lol
Woman: I'm conventionally-attractive & posted selfies on my blog
Patriarchy: I'm so sick of these empty-headed chicks only caring about their looks. Just because you are attractive and get attention from men doesn't mean you are special or deserve respect. Why don't you read a book or do something productive with your life you dumb slut
Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor. “A dragon is not a slave.” Of note here: the...– Game of Thrones language developer David J. Peterson, on Daenerys Targaryen subtly demonstrating her intelligence and power through linguistics. [x] (via itsinthetrees) this is really cool, since i was wondering just the other day how the creator of the languages came up with them. some very...
White Out: Media Heap Suspicion On Brown People In... →
verbalresistance: WASHINGTON — Hours after the Boston Marathon bombing, there was alreadyInternet chatter that a “Saudi national” was the suspect. Police raided the apartment of Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, a 22-year-old student from Saudi Arabia, as he was recovering from the blasts in a Boston hospital. Next, CNN’s John King raised the alarm about a more elusive “dark-skinned male” who the TV...
gaius-cassius-longinus: fun prank; tell women they’re only good for romance, sex, and having children. and then laugh at them for wanting romance, shame them for having sex, and act like they have to give up all facets of their personalities if they become mothers
Redefining body image
little-mourning-magpie: Redefining Body Image reblogged some garbage thing about how making your profile picture the red equals sign was totally a legit form of activism and don’t be so meaaaaaan, so I sent them a message saying that hrc was anti-trans so actually it’s pretty transphobic to fill the world with anti-trans logos. I got no response for a week and it seems like the offending post...
mehreenkasana: There needs to be a proper 101 course to teach people that not every single woman in the same political system that men work in, is a bastion of hope and empowerment for others. It is an indication of blind support for (neo)liberal feminism when we assume that if a woman has the same access to abusive power like her fellow men do, she has somehow ‘dismantled patriarchy.’ This is...
Demanding that no criticisms be voiced to counter that hagiography is to enable...– Margaret Thatcher and misapplied death etiquette. “The dictate that one ‘not speak ill of the dead’ is (at best) appropriate for private individuals, not influential public figures.” Concurred. (via mehreenkasana)
Lewis’s Law (coined by journalist Helen Lewis) holds that ‘the comments on any...– I genuinely feel that my existence is justified by this Wired piece. (via helenlewiswrites) I love this so much! Am now adopting “Lewis’s Law” into my writing and speech forever more! (via burnthispress) Oh fuck, that’s accurate (via omgfabulous) Shit and the article totally follows Lewis’s...
Campaign to Downvote Dan Savage on the TIME 100... →
byebyetom: alexandraerin: zeroambit: firegrowshigher: This biphobic, transphobic shit doesn’t need any more publicity. You can vote as many times as you want. Back me up here, please. i took a minute to go downvote him 6 or 7 times and the percent no vote actually increased by 1% so like, let’s move that 73-27 in the opposite direction because fuck dan savage Hey, maybe we could...
diversityinfilmtv: (In)visible Women is a groundbreaking new documentary about British, black, female role models in the UK.
10 lies we're told about welfare
guardiancomment: Comedian Rick Tomlinson writes: Welfare reform, my arse. Has Jim Royle parked his chair, feet up, telly on, in the corridors between the Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions? Employing him as adviser can be the only explanation for the utter rubbish that boils forth from this government on welfare. Who else could have dreamed up the bedroom tax, a policy so...
Until 9/11, Islam didn’t figure in the New Atheists’ attacks in a prominent way....– Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens: New Atheists flirt with Islamophobia Flirtation is an understatement. Dawkins, in a recent rant on Twitter, admitted that he had not ever read the Quran, but was sufficiently expert in the topic to denounce Islam as the main culprit of all the world’s evil: “Haven’t...
Miss Piggy On Beauty
fearfullymade-locs: thedameloves: homeisaheartbeat: What are your top beauty tips? Start out perfect and don’t change a thing. Always accentuate your best features by pointing at them. And conceal your flaws by sucker punching anyone who has the audacity to mention them. Never too old to learn from the Muppets. And this: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary...
Trans inclusion will be a legislative priority over my dead body.– Elizabeth Birch, Human Rights Campaign Executive Director, 1995-2004 figured now would be a good time to remind everybody exactly who these people are and exactly how much they value trans people (yes, I realize Birch is no longer with the organization, but this is not because they found her...
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)
gingerhaze: the thing about Brienne is, I’m certainly in favor of beauty ideals being expanded, but I’m getting a lot of people arguing that she’s not REALLY ugly (in the book) and it’s just like, that’s it, that’s exactly what I was talking about. It’s just that if you get a description of a woman in a book and it says she has a face “like boiled ham” that could “curdle milk” (approximate...