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Glamour UK: What do you get riled up about in a feminist context?
Gillian Anderson: A lot. I have feminist bones and when I hear things or see people react to women in certain ways I have very little tolerance.
Glamour UK: But don't you feel sorry for modern men? Not knowing whether they should help us with our bags and open doors for us or whether we'll see it as an affront?
Gillian Anderson: No. I don't feel sorry for men.
07.08.14 39858
Zoom rosalarian:

Gonna keep a tally of messages I get from a) white feminists completely proving my point and b) people who think this comic proves feminism is worthless because I criticized one part of it. (Even despite me writing these words underneath the comic.) Then I’ll add them all up, see which column has more, and then drink myself to sleep either way.
Haha… this is why we can’t have nice things.

rosalarian:

Gonna keep a tally of messages I get from a) white feminists completely proving my point and b) people who think this comic proves feminism is worthless because I criticized one part of it. (Even despite me writing these words underneath the comic.) Then I’ll add them all up, see which column has more, and then drink myself to sleep either way.

Haha… this is why we can’t have nice things.

07.08.14 33192
Zoom rebeccacohenart:

So sick of people who pretend their problem is with the word “feminism” rather than the concept of gender equality.

rebeccacohenart:

So sick of people who pretend their problem is with the word “feminism” rather than the concept of gender equality.

07.07.14 87996
Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.

— G.D Anderson  (via izzyinvisible)

06.25.14 86840
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youre-bey0nd-beautiful:

angrymuslimah:

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

this is too thug not to reblog

That’s not all they do - they’ve got more information on their website. 
What else they do that is awesome:
Stop child marriages
Persuade families to educate girl-child
Train women in self-defense
Oppose corruption in administration
Create awareness about the evils of dowry
Register FIRs against sex-offenders and abusive husbands
Publicly shame molesters
Encourage women to become financially independent
Yesssssssss. Female empowerment is a wonderful thing. 

resized:

youre-bey0nd-beautiful:

angrymuslimah:

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

this is too thug not to reblog

That’s not all they do - they’ve got more information on their website

What else they do that is awesome:

  • Stop child marriages
  • Persuade families to educate girl-child
  • Train women in self-defense
  • Oppose corruption in administration
  • Create awareness about the evils of dowry
  • Register FIRs against sex-offenders and abusive husbands
  • Publicly shame molesters
  • Encourage women to become financially independent

Yesssssssss. Female empowerment is a wonderful thing. 

06.17.14 409682

doctorscienceknowsfandom:

professorfangirl:

biscuitsarenice:

We Can’t Get Out Of The Bedroom Now.

Shirley Maclaine on Parkinson in 1975

There’s progress for you.

I hadn’t thought about it being due to the collapse of the Code, it’s a good point I’ll have to mull over. I’ve been thinking that the change was due to the collapse of the Studio System, which was I suspect more money-driven and less (male) ego-driven. That is, there were more movies with roles for women because the men making decisions were actually focused on profits more than personal power.

06.01.14 82081
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We were, as women, oppressed [in The Pride’s1950s]. We still to an extent – spiritually and emotionally – are. We’re still trying to understand why it’s ok for men to be promiscuous but for women to be promiscuous we’re called whores and sluts. Or we’re still trying to understand why so many women will dress in a certain way and wear makeup for other men, rather than for ourselves or for other women. We’re still, I think, asking a question about should we get married – is our role in life to be a wife and a mother – can we do all of those things now? At a time when we’re doing well in business that puts pressure on us to also be perfect mothers and perfect housewives. So we’re still trying to find our identity and how that’s evolving and how that’s growing.
We were, as women, oppressed [in The Pride’s1950s]. We still to an extent – spiritually and emotionally – are. We’re still trying to understand why it’s ok for men to be promiscuous but for women to be promiscuous we’re called whores and sluts. Or we’re still trying to understand why so many women will dress in a certain way and wear makeup for other men, rather than for ourselves or for other women. We’re still, I think, asking a question about should we get married – is our role in life to be a wife and a mother – can we do all of those things now? At a time when we’re doing well in business that puts pressure on us to also be perfect mothers and perfect housewives. So we’re still trying to find our identity and how that’s evolving and how that’s growing.
03.22.14 234
#StopBlackGirls2013 demeans, degrades and devalues black women (with images, tweets) · SherriWrites

racismschool:

eshusplayground:

sobeyondrepair:

theblacksmithsdaughter:

this is a thing that happened. I actually cried, then I cried more. Someone wrote about it much more eloquently than I could. YT feminists had nothing to say ofc. Here is another article, its got some great comments.

This one is my fave and perhaps the most astute.

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I probably would not have even pulled myself together to make this post if hadn’t gone looking for something to read to make myself feel better and found this quote from Baha’u’llah:

O SON OF MAN! Write all that We have revealed unto thee with the ink of light upon the tablet of thy spirit. Should this not be in thy power, then make thine ink of the essence of thy heart. If this thou canst not do, then write with that crimson ink that hath been shed in My path. Sweeter indeed is this to Me than all else, that its light may endure for ever.”

So write the truth that I know. This is a terrible sad thing that happened, it is both racist and misogynist, and anyone who knows of this and tries to deny the existence of racism, or tries to say that black women don’t need “black girls rock” or The Abbie Mills Defense Brigade, or any of the other spaces that we create for ourselves is a racist fool whom for whom I have neither mercy nor kindness.

Open season on black women is over.

so few notes. if the trending topic had been #stopthelesbians tumblr would be all over this shit. stop talking a good game about intersectionality in your feminism if you can’t even be bothered to reblog.

Sometimes shit is so fucked up that you need a whole new category of trigger warnings for this shit.

All above bold mine.

10.31.13 10185
Zoom missfeministfangirl:

dragonsigma:

slavicinferno:


“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”
-Patrick Stewart


No but there’s this one interview where he says basically “People won’t listen to you or take you seriously unless you’re an old white man, and since I’m an old white man I’m going to use that to help the people who need it”This guy is amazing.

Patrick Stewart: using his old white man powers for good<3

missfeministfangirl:

dragonsigma:

slavicinferno:

“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”

-Patrick Stewart

No but there’s this one interview where he says basically “People won’t listen to you or take you seriously unless you’re an old white man, and since I’m an old white man I’m going to use that to help the people who need it”
This guy is amazing.

Patrick Stewart: using his old white man powers for good<3

10.27.13 210442