Studies in Feminism, Sexuality, and Gender

scarmke:

D O N E #feminism #kathleenhanna #hairypits #hair #armpit #spraypaint #woodpanel #wheatpaste #mke #art

scarmke:

D O N E #feminism #kathleenhanna #hairypits #hair #armpit #spraypaint #woodpanel #wheatpaste #mke #art

In general, the nature of violence against women is distinctly different from violence directed at men. In 2011, intimate partners, including spouses and dating partners, were the most common perpetrators in violent crime against women (Chart 1.2). They represented 45% of all those accused of victimizing women, followed by acquaintances or friends (27%), strangers (16%) and non-spousal family members (12%). This contrasts violent crimes against men, where intimate partners were among the least common perpetrators (12%) and where strangers and friends or acquaintances were the most common (39% and 40%, respectively).

Men in authority will always think that
criticism of their policies is dangerous.
They will always equate their policies
with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.

—Henry Steele Commager (via moralanarchism)

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Men’s rights activists don’t organize marches; they don’t build shelters or raise funds for abused men; they don’t organize prostate cancer-awareness events or campaign against prison rape. What they actually do, when they’re not simply carping in comments online, is target and harass women—from feminist writers and professors to activists—in an attempt to silence them.

White Hot Rage  (via ho-ho-my-lad)

GOD THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT 

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emlestrange:

mazesprinter:

copyright 2001, american girl library empowering girls by teaching them what consent is and how manipulation is never ok

American Girl was the best shit. I’ve seen people get grossed out by the illustrations in their puberty books, but lord, how else was I supposed to properly learn? American Girl gave zero fucks about conservative family feelings. They were like “girls need to know this shit and we’re going to market it in such a way that you buy it”

emlestrange:

mazesprinter:

copyright 2001, american girl library empowering girls by teaching them what consent is and how manipulation is never ok

American Girl was the best shit.
I’ve seen people get grossed out by the illustrations in their puberty books, but lord, how else was I supposed to properly learn? American Girl gave zero fucks about conservative family feelings. They were like “girls need to know this shit and we’re going to market it in such a way that you buy it”

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I almost lost it at the Disney Store today.

oxygenandcigarettes:

instamatical:

Why? I watched a father very firmly tell his little boy “No, you can’t have that Rapunzel dress.” The boy was near tears until his dad continued, “That one’s way too small. Let’s find your size.”

Eventually, the little boy decided against the dress and, with his dad’s blessing, picked out a tiara instead, because “it’s better for everyday.”

Parenting: this guy’s doing it right. 

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goldstarprivilege:

muchymozzarella:

afunnyfeminist:

ghastderp:

i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.

See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.

He knows men are like that

his father was like that to his mother

he has experienced the pain firsthand, of what it’s like when men are like that

and he never wants men to be like that again and he fights tooth and nail against the men who are still like that

And moreover, he acknowledges his privilege [as an older white male who is famous/well known] and uses it to speak up. He knows what he is, and he never has to say he’s not like those men he fights against—he never says it, his actions speak loud enough for everyone else to see it. 

Sir Patrick Stewart, everyone.

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fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

[image description: a graphic showing an illustration of a woman where you can see into her abdominal cavity, showing only the organs. The quotation beside it is “women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open!” - Emma Goldman 1869-1940]

fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

[image description: a graphic showing an illustration of a woman where you can see into her abdominal cavity, showing only the organs. The quotation beside it is “women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open!” - Emma Goldman 1869-1940]

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