Friday 28th June 2013 @ 9:02 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

coelasquid:

nanibgal:

howardhill101:

amymexy:

mr-egbutt:

ascenti:

totallyfubar:

paragonpostcards:

helioscentrifuge:

Sorry not sorry.

The men of tumblr unite. Because this is more than fighting the patriarchy, this is fighting for the voice of the people.

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*Phone rings*

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THE FUCK DID YOU SAY THE PATRIARCHY WAS UP TO?

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I’M ON MY WAY.

*Banana Rings*

Who is this how did you get this numb—THE PATRIARCHY IS DOING WHTA

SAVE SOME PATRIARCH BLOOD FOR US

3:01PM SYDNEY TIME

Hello?

Patriarchy WHAT?!

AW HELL NO

I’M COMIN YOU MOTHERFUCKERS I DON’T EVEN CARE IF THEY DON’T LET ME ON A PLANE

Fucking bro strider come out!! Omg HAHAHAAH I love theses guys

Meanwhile In England……


“Jolly great bit of Tea”

-Phone Rings- 

“THE PATRIARCHY DOING WHAT!?!!?!?!”

“Those Bloody Wankers!!!!!!”

“It Looks Like Tea Time Is Going To Have To Wait”

“It’s A Jolly Good Thing I kept My Old Equipment….”

“All Right Old Chaps, Im On My Way!!!”

“TALLY-HO!!!!!”

I just reblogged this, but IT GOT BETTER.

I almost started crying at that last guy.


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Friday 28th June 2013 @ 9:01 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

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Friday 28th June 2013 @ 8:58 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

[TW: rape culture] “The louder they scream, the more we know we are getting something done.“

Governor Rick Perry on women protesting anti-choice legislation after shaming Senator Wendy Davis for being a teenage mother.

Pay close attention, everyone. Rick Perry is saying, right here, that the conservative anti-choice movement should be proud of the fact that they have forced women’s rights activists to scream in order to be heard by old, White men trying to take control of our bodies.

This is rape culture. How can we expect to live in a society where women are safe when a powerful elected official of one of the largest states in the country not only pushes legislation aimed at stripping away women’s rights over our own bodies but also publicly tells his supporters they should be celebrating how much this hurts women?

We live in a country where 1 in 4 women are sexual assault survivors. Political speeches should not need to come with trigger warnings and politicians should not be encouraging/protecting rapists by giving directives that we should ignore women’s screams and protests when it comes to control over our bodies.

(via kzhang)

^^^ a very eloquent way of saying something I’ve been trying to figure out how to say since I heard this disgusting quote.

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Friday 28th June 2013 @ 8:52 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself….It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example.

Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wendy Davis

You know what, Asshat? She totally did learn from her example. She learned by watching her mom struggle to raise a daughter by herself. Scrimping and saving and still finding time to spend with her child. And that child grew up and became a goddamn Texas State Senator. She grew up watching her mom struggle, wishing she had more support from the system, so she decided to become a part of the system and fight for women like that. She stands up in a room full of white male assholes who think they know what’s best for women and their bodies, and says “No. We have a choice.“ She was brave enough when she was 19 years old to make her own choice- the choice to keep her child. And now she fights for her daughter’s right to choose. So assholes like you won’t force her into something she’s not ready for- something that will effect the rest of her life. I think she learned from her own example just fine, you entitled piece of shit.

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Thursday 27th June 2013 @ 12:19 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

accio-rollerskates:

disastrouswoman:

This is how I eat snacks.

……. ^^^^^^


Wednesday 26th June 2013 @ 1:27 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

In a stunning turn of events early today, Republican leaders in the Texas Senate conceded early today that hotly contested abortion legislation was not approved as they had earlier claimed.

The bill, expected to be debated all over again in another special legislative session, would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and require that all procedures take place in a surgical center. The bill that was a top priority for Republican legislative leaders, and experts estimate it could lead to the closing of 37 of the state’s 42 abortion clinics.

In a chaotic scene that captivated national attention, a filibuster by Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, designed to derail the abortion bill was itself thwarted a couple hours short of her midnight goal late Tuesday.

Her effort appeared initially to succeed anyway because Davis and her fellow Democrats were still able to gum up the works in the Texas Senate with parliamentary debate until the clock struck midnight. That’s when the 30-day special legislative session was supposed to end.

However, Republicans insist that they began a vote on the abortion bill just before midnight and it passed.

Democrats contend the vote was not final before midnight, and therefore should not be allowed to stand. They vowed a legal fight to overturn it.

Finally, around 3 a.m., senators emerged from a closed-door meeting to announce that Republican leaders agree the bill was not passed in accordance with Senate rules.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst explained briefly in a prepared statement that the bill will not be forwarded to the governor, who was prepared to sign it. “It’s been fun, but see you soon,” Dewhurst said.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “Abortion Bill Defeated After Texas Republicans Concede Vote Came Too Late.”

“It’s been fun,” says the male Republican lieutenant governor about he and his GOP buddies fucking around with critically important women’s health issues.

(via inothernews)


Wednesday 26th June 2013 @ 1:00 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

manicpixiedreamgorgon:

But now, think of all of those who have been watching and waiting. Those who still believed in democracy, in the system, in voting and all of that. Who now see right in front of them how corrupt the system is, how their voice and vote mean nothing, how easily their ‘rights’ are trivialized and thrown out.

Do not comfort them.

Tell them this is not the first.

Teach them history.

Keep them angry.


Wednesday 26th June 2013 @ 11:59 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

dealanexmachina:

Okay but can we talk for a moment about the layers of complexity regarding race that are unfolding in this scene right here?

You have:

  1. Two black women discussing very real issues of privilege and passing regarding dark and light skin tones in society.
  2. In which topics of identity and feelings of belonging and kinship are discussed and dissected explicitly, because one is the bi-racial child of the other, at one point actually pointing out how she didn’t feel like she didn’t belong to either group.
  3. Which is further complicated by the fact that Lena is a lesbian, so her comments about belonging (or rather not belonging) to the minority or majority take on another layer of unspoken but very present and implied exclusion/inclusion.
  4. All of which is sparked from Lena’s mom calling Lena out on the fact that throwing a kickass Quinceanera (without really fully understanding the ins and outs and nuances of the culture) is not the same as making sure Mariana is part of her Latina culture, and actually in fact very finely skirts the line of cultural appropriation if it’s all about you projecting your feelings of cultural isolation.

This is what happens when you make women, women of color, and lesbians the main characters of your show. We can have conversations like this on TV, and regardless on whose side of the discussion you fall on, the fact that we’re even SEEING this conversation is, in itself, revolutionary. It has been a long time since I have seen a scene like this tackle the topics of race so head on, and on a family show at that.

Major props to everyone involved in bringing this scene to life, because the writing and the acting make it so neither woman is fully in the wrong, and I am so happy to see this bring brought up, because scene like this spark dialogue about topics that are rarely addressed so openly in our own lives.


Wednesday 26th June 2013 @ 11:55 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

aquietrevolutionary:

*Potawatomi

**painting by Kirby Sattler

***Native American women suffer significantly higher rates of sexual violence

****wikipedia page

*****financial need based scholarships

******worst government aid

*******“You’re still warriors, man.”

********here

*********this video


Wednesday 26th June 2013 @ 11:42 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

andthenisay:

captainmarvel:

170,000 people tuned into the texas senate livestream and hollywood still thinks women can’t carry a superhero film

i think 170,000 people just watched a superhero film.


Saturday 22nd June 2013 @ 11:40 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

rheagars:

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NGL, best thing about New Trek is definitely the cast interviews.

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Thursday 20th June 2013 @ 11:45 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

anatsuno:

navalenigma:

shayvaalski:

friendlycloud:

agewa:

“We went to Kineshma, that’s in Ivanovo region, to visit his parents. I went as a heroine and I never expected someone to welcome me, a front-line girl, like that. We’ve gone through so much, we’ve saved lives, lifes of mothers, wives. And then… I heard accusations, I was bad-mouthed. Before that I’ve only ever been “dear sister”… We had tea and my husband’s mother took him aside and started crying: “Who did you marry? A front-line girl… You have two younger sisters. Who’s going to marry them now?” When I think back to that moment I feel tears welling up. Imagine: I had a record, I loved it a lot. There was a song, it said: you have the right to wear the best shoes. That was about a front-line girl. I had it playing, and [his?] elder sister came up and broke it apart, saying: you have no rights. They destroyed all my photos from the war… We, front-line girls, went through so much during the war… and then we had another war. Another terrible war. The men left us, they didn’t cover our backs. Not like at the front.” from С.Алексеевич “У войны не женское лицо”

In the Soviet Union, women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists. The word “front-line girl” (frontovichka) became a terrible insult, synonimous to “whore”. Hundreds of thousands of girls who went to war to protect their homeland with their very lives, who came back injured or disabled, with medals for valor, had to hide it to protect themselves from public scorn. 

This has always happened in history: Women do something important. Then they get shamed for it (so nobody will talk about it) and it gets erased from history.

And then certain men will say: “Women suck, they’ve never done anything important.”

Look into history and learn that women have played a far greater role then douches (present and past) wanted you to know.

Hey Will (and Jack) I got you something.

So this is important. Let me tell you a story.

All the time I spend debating about women in combat, I’ve picked up on a trend that disturbs me. Supporting or attacking, people are quick to draw on biology, psychology, law, but very rarely – almost never – do I hear about the history of women in combat, and the evidence their service lends to this debate.

Hundreds of thousands of women faced combat in WW2, and on both sides, and on all fronts, and it is a history that has been almost completely erased from contemporary awareness. I have been given arguments about how women can not psychologically handle combat. And about how women in mixed-gender combat units will automatically disrupt group cohesion – the brotherhood, if you will. Both of these assertions are erasure.

Women have not lived in a protective bubble untouched by combat for all of history. Women have been killed, wounded, and captured in combat, and tortured after. We are not living a world where these are hypothetical situations women have yet to prove they can handle. Unfortunately, they have, they can, in the future, they probably will, again and again. Soviet women served as partisans, snipers, tank drivers, fighter pilots, bombers. And more.

Both British and American women served in mixed-gender AA units. I could drag you through several examples of British women performing exemplarilyy despite being wounded, or seeing their comrades die. The Luftwaffe did not discriminate. Between the British and the Americans, it was determined that mixed gender units actually performed much better than all male units, because of teamwork. Because women are better and certain tasks, men are better at certain tasks, and at other tasks they are comparably efficient, and in a team, hopefully, in combat, you let the best do what they are best at. For the most part, they were proud to serve together. 

German propaganda never commented on the British AA units, but they thoroughly smeared the Soviet fighting woman – flitenweiber. People often argue with me that women are a threat to group cohesion because men naturally give women preferential treatment. Which certainly explains why men are more likely to survive shipwrecks. And history shows us that Germans soldiers had no chivalrous compunction when it came to shooting captured Soviet women who were armed.

We’re fed a history of war that almost exclusively features white male figures, most of whom fit into this destructive constructed myth of the soldier that is somehow both chivalrous and charmingly womanizing and who’s sense of brotherhood is unshakably dependent on the band being all man. There is no history of woman at war, none. I hear a lot about how women have no upper body strength, I hear nothing about the Front-Line Female Comrade.

THE WORD FRONTOVICHKA BECAME A TERRIBLE INSULT – are you fucking kidding me? Fuck, that made me cry. At first when I started reading I thought I was reading alernate history fiction. I’m ashamed to be ignorant about this, and full of rage and much worse bitter shame that this history is constantly repressed, suppressed, hidden. WHAT THE FUCK. D: D: D:

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Thursday 20th June 2013 @ 11:39 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

kitkah:

 

Welcome to “scenes from Disney films that made Cerys aware at a very young age that she was attracted to women*”

Next: the centaurs from Fantasia.

* And mermaids and centaurs, apparently.

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Wednesday 19th June 2013 @ 9:27 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

mydaguerreotypeboyfriend:

Brighton Swimming Club, 1863 (via The Retronaut)

Check out those….stovepipes!

One of my photographer friends is currently part of the Brighton Swimming Club. They are nuts. They were in the local newspaper a few years ago for swimming in the sea in speedos(!!) while it snowed. Crazy people.

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lion-hearted girl: So about the so-called lack of boy stuff in YA

Sunday 16th June 2013 @ 8:56 pm : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

lion-hearted girl: So about the so-called lack of boy stuff in YA


Saturday 15th June 2013 @ 11:52 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

animalstalkinginallcaps:

WHAT AM I DOING IN HERE, TENNISON? QUITE SIMPLE, REALLY. I OWN THIS DRAWER, LIKE I OWN THIS COMPANY, AND I WILL OCCUPY WHATEVER PORTION OF THE COMPANY I FEEL LIKE, WHENEVER I FEEL LIKE, AND UNLESS YOU CAN FIND ‘EXPLAINING MY ACTIONS TO SLACKJAWED, BUNGLING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES’ SOMEWHERE ON MY C.V. I SUGGEST YOU SIT DOWN AT THAT DESK I GRACIOUSLY ALLOW YOU TO HAVE AND STOP WASTING MY TIME WITH YOUR BABBLE. IF I WANTED TO BE DISAPPOINTED BY YOUR SEMI-COHERENT RAMBLING I’D CALL A SALES MEETING.

NOW WHERE ARE THOSE REPORTS I ASKED FOR? 

STOP LOOKING AROUND, YOU TIT. I’M SITTING ON THEM. HOW DID YOU GET THIS JOB? AM I YOUR FATHER? DO YOU HAVE BLACKMAIL PHOTOS OF ME? CAN YOU EVEN READ, TENNISON?

I’M GOING TO GO DOWN TO 14 AND SLEEP IN THE 11”X17” PAPER TRAY IN THE COPY ROOM. I’LL BE BACK AT 3 AND I EXPECT YOU’LL HAVE THE SECOND QUARTER PROJECTIONS COMPLETED AND FAXED OVER TO MARTY.

[preorder the book]


Saturday 15th June 2013 @ 11:48 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

firstbook:

The lack of diversity in kids’ books is a real problem for many kids in need. To become strong readers, they need to see themselves in books and stories.

Today, at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting,  First Book proposed a solution.

READ MORE: http://blog.firstbook.org/2013/06/13/lack-of-diversity-in-kids-books-and-how-to-fix-it/


Saturday 15th June 2013 @ 11:47 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

exgynocraticgrrl:

Killing Us Softly 4, with Ed. D Jean Kilbourne


Saturday 15th June 2013 @ 11:43 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

fuckitfireeverything:

#wow remember when the doctor wasnt written as a sexist fuck


Saturday 15th June 2013 @ 11:43 am : Tumblr : 0 Comments :

I want to stress this again: In many, many parts of the country right now, if you want to go to see a movie in the theater and see a current movie about a woman — any story about any woman that isn’t a documentary or a cartoon — you can’t. You cannot. There are not any. You cannot take yourself to one, take your friend to one, take your daughter to one.

There are not any.

By far your best shot, numbers-wise, at finding one that’s at least even-handedly featuring a man and a woman is Before Midnight (on 891 screens) so I hope you like it. Because it’s pretty much that or a solid, impenetrable wall of movies about dudes.

Dudes in capes, dudes in cars, dudes in space, dudes drinking, dudes smoking, dudes doing magic tricks, dudes being funny, dudes being dramatic, dudes flying through the air, dudes blowing up, dudes getting killed, dudes saving and kissing women and children, and dudes glowering at each other.

Somebody asked me this morning what “the women” are going to do about this. I don’t know. I honestly am at the point where I have no idea what to do about it. Stop going to the movies? Boycott everything?

They put up Bridesmaids, we went. They put up Pitch Perfect, we went. They put up The Devil Wears Prada, which was in two-thousand-meryl-streeping-oh-six, and we went (and by “we,” I do not just mean women; I mean we, the humans), and all of it has led right here, right to this place. Right to the land of zippedy-doo-dah. You can apparently make an endless collection of high-priced action flops and everybody says “win some, lose some” and nobody decides that They Are Poison, but it feels like every “surprise success” about women is an anomaly and every failure is an abject lesson about how we really ought to just leave it all to The Rock.

At The Movies, The Women Are Gone : Monkey See : NPR

The whole article is fantastic, as is pretty much everything Linda Holmes writes.

(via kdhart)