thisisthinprivilege: Thin privilege is a local rock radio station being able to regularly air offensive bites such as: “Girls: Why is it that the heavier they are, the easier they are to pick up?” before giving the name of the radio station. The station is 105.5 The Vulcan in Birmingham, Alabama, by the way. Don’t listen to New Zealand’s “The Rock”. You’ll want...
eloquent as fuck: coalitiongirl: here’s to the... →
coalitiongirl: here’s to the ladies who get pushed aside, who aren’t wielding swords and words and even femininity like weapons of war, who are rarely the protagonists and even more rarely the antagonists and even more rarely noticed at all. here’s to the girls that fandom prefers to ignore,…
I don’t want to be a feminist anymore. Like a five-year-old, I want to close my...– I don’t want to be a feminist anymore. (via gingerrqueer) Read the rest of this article - it’s perfect. (via provoice)
Adventures of a Girl Janitor: Stephen Colbert [TW... →
girljanitor: schakall: yourfaveisproblematic: on pink slime “Yes, LFTB because our beef now has so many hormones it’s a member of the transgendered community.” (“So I just want to get out in front of this and say that I, Stephen Colbert, apologize to any of my transgender bovine viewers that may have been offended.”) “That’s why, fellas, always look for the adams apple! That’s a pro tip....
Amazon.com: Daughters of Icarus eBook: Josie... →
pinknarc: As part of our 3rd Year Anniversary celebration, we are offering the Kindle version of our latest feminist speculative fiction anthology, Daughters of Icarus, for FREE, now through March 21st. Please check it out! And (especially if you enjoy it) please consider leaving us a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Doot dee doo, no self interest whatsoever ;)
mssswitch: xtremecaffeine: miketooch: dirkstriderschoicebooty: raigeki55: scooterthebug: It’s kind of funny when you realize that this guy and this guy were voiced by this guy who played this guy and this guy Also this guy and this guy and these guys Ron Perlman is pretty much the greatest And yet… His voice, his voice never changes. Oh I didn’t...
xoJane: Don't Gender Me, Bro: Writing Under a... →
Writing under a name that can be interpreted in any number of ways has provided a fascinating education in how people construct gender on the basis of very few social cues, and how they’re willing to overlook cues in order to maintain their idea of a writer’s gender. It’s also illustrated how important it seems to be to many people to know what someone’s gender is, to force someone into a tight...
Southern Poverty Law Center: Groundbreaking SPLC... →
When M.C. was just 16 months old and in the care of the South Carolina Department of Social Services, doctors and department officials decided the child should undergo sex assignment surgery to make M.C. a girl. There was no medical reason to perform this surgery, which robbed M.C. not only of his healthy genital tissue but also of the opportunity to decide what should happen to his own body....
Men who get mad at feminists for making it out to...
Oh god, here it comes, I can feel it. The “Annual Here Comes My Birthday And My Friends Have Abandoned Me Again” Melt Down. ETA: I think it might be better this year though. I have an inkling that a new friend has tuned into my loneliness and is planning something sweet.
Escher Girls: Clothes I'm forced to wear in the... →
repair-her-armor: [Please take note that the commentary is just for fun. Bunch of sarcasm. Don’t take it too seriously. I am getting tired of these outfits, though.] 1. The classic Bikini Armor. If you’re lucky you might get an actual shoulder-pad! If the designers even bother… Haha omg this is like looking at every single one of my female Guild Wars toons.
Rematriation.: The Racist Myth of MSG and 'Chinese... →
riotrite: apihtawikosisan: zuky: This is the story of a racist myth that began with a light-hearted letter to the New England Journal of Medicine in 1968 and subsequently exploded in North American culture — in direct opposition to every shred of scientific evidence — becoming so prevalent that credulous eaters buy into it to the point of experiencing its effects on a purely psychosomatic...
hawkawaii: WITH THE FUCKING MUSIC AND PEPPER WATCHING IM SO MAD *fans self* Whirr click
Though Freud’s diagnosis and Victorian treatment might seem like oddities from...– McConnell and Judd: What It Means When We Talk About Gender and Mental Health (via croatoanreturns)
Why The Mandarin needed to be portrayed as he was...
fuckitfireeverything: or, why the MCU didn’t ruin your favorite supervillain. below the cut: Iron Man 3 spoilers, discussion of cultural appropriation, narrative arc, and analysis of how ridiculously, wonderfully meta the advertising scheme of IM3 was. There’s been a lot of complaint in the Iron Man 3 tag about the way the Mandarin was portrayed in Iron Man 3. And by complaint I don’t mean...
Free Tee Friday!
threadless: Since you’re all pumped up from your midnight screening of Iron Man 3, we wanted to dedicate this Free Tee Friday to Mr. Tony Stark himself! Reblog this post by 10AM on May 13th for a chance to win any one of our Iron Man tees in your size! Which tee is your favorite? Nyum. Had my eye on the Water and Metal one (bottom).
“Don’t you know that slavery was outlawed?” “No,” the guard said, “you’re...– Assata (via michellehuxtable) Holy shit that adds a whole other layer to my understanding of the world o.O
Is “Historical Accuracy” a Good Defense of... →
kateelliottsff: Are you aware that human history is full of examples of sexist, patriarchal societies where women were discriminated against? I’m sure you are, as a reader of The Mary Sue. I’m pretty sure you are as a person alive in the 21st Century, too. Yet so many of the historically inspired fantasy worlds we love are remarkably intent on reminding us of this. When I raise this issue with...
rufflebutts: shoutout to all the other ex-gifted & talented/honor student/straight a/senior editor/star student/99th percentile/once-creative burn-outs who have, since high school, realized they are truly miniscule fish in a giant, endless ocean, criticized themselves to the point of creative paralysis, and participated in so much self-sabotage they no longer see the point of doing anything...
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
Oh Exceptional Women. You’re so cute when you’re all confused by benevolent sexism, believing this is all to be a meritocracy. That’s ok, we’ll do all the yelling and hard yards for you since you don’t think anger is pretty. We have your back even though you don’t think it’s needed.
Oh god. Memory purge. I just recalled something I’d deeply buried from my polytech days. I was so hung up on NOT living the student lifestyle (I was going to be clean! And on time! And eat well! And work at the same time! Why yes, I was also riding high on being the “Exceptional Female” too, can’t you tell?) that for a mini-doco project I did this terrible piece/slam poem...
Courtney writes: Because of the Times →
makingfists: It’s like this… You’re fourteen and you’re reading Larry Niven’s “The Protector” because it’s your father’s favorite book and you like your father and you think he has good taste and the creature on the cover of the book looks interesting and you want to know what it’s about. And in it the female character does something better than the male character - because she’s been doing it...