thinhline:

From March 7 – April 7, I documented everything blatantly sexist anyone has said to me. None of these comments were provoked, none of them were replies to something I said, none of them were at all out of the ordinary and the vast majority of them (an original count of 77 images) have been taken out so that this post isn’t as long as it probably should be. This is a 10-picture indication of what it’s like to be a woman who endorses game culture, every single month.

Where are the female heroes? 

explore-blog:

An animated look at what literature’s most famous hero archetypes teach us.

“knowledge is not transmitted through semen.”

Meena Kandasamy : How to Silence Women Writers.

And for the information of idiots who always assume that my political opinion is influenced by a man, knowledge is not transmitted through semen.

I’ve always been suspicious of this culture of ‘supporting’ women by tailoring their professional lives to allow them to be mothers & wives.

Call me paranoid but I find it sinister to promote the idea that women can & must do it all (i.e. be rocket scientists at NASA & Mother India all in one).

It puts an unrealistic amount of pressure on women, propping us up to be failures no matter how hard we try.

Carl & Marissa: Some Thought Experiments

An excellent post by  on what exactly it means to work from home, and its greater implications. 

browngirlintherain:

“She say, All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my brothers. I had to fight my cousins and my uncles. A girl child ain’t safe in a family of men. But I never thought I’d have to fight in my own house. She let out her breath. I loves Harpo, she say. God knows I do. But I’ll kill him dead before I let him beat me.”

“The Lord don’t like ugly, she say.
And he ain’t stuck on pretty.”

If a young woman in middle school or high school hangs up a poster of Barack Obama in her room, this is seen as acceptable. It’s fine for women to admire men and want to be like them.

If a young man (the same age) hangs up a poster of Hillary Clinton in his room, this is seen as odd (maybe even troubling, is he gay? Oh no!).

Society tells us young men can’t think of women as role models, unless they’re a family member, whereas young women can admire and seek to emulate anyone, regardless of gender.

If you’re a young man, and if you have a poster on your wall with a woman, she had better be half-naked in a bikini, even if the Ronald Reagan or Gen. Patton poster next to it obviously features the man fully-clothed.

Young men are not to taught to think of women as role models. They are taught to think of them as either family members or sexual objects. There is no other category presented.

— Why we are ashamed of our women. Excellent observations. 

(via mentalexotica)

Times have changed, as has the discrimination. We always find ways to belittle others. Yesterday, it was the skinny ones, today, the chubby; who knows who we will look down on tomorrow?

Times have changed, as has the discrimination. We always find ways to belittle others. Yesterday, it was the skinny ones, today, the chubby; who knows who we will look down on tomorrow?

blinky-sprite:


Oxford University students on why we need feminism

I am so proud of each one of them. I need feminism like I need the sky. To be able to hope that some day everyone will feel just as free as I do when I look up and am consumed by the possibilities it holds.
blinky-sprite:


Oxford University students on why we need feminism

I am so proud of each one of them. I need feminism like I need the sky. To be able to hope that some day everyone will feel just as free as I do when I look up and am consumed by the possibilities it holds.
blinky-sprite:


Oxford University students on why we need feminism

I am so proud of each one of them. I need feminism like I need the sky. To be able to hope that some day everyone will feel just as free as I do when I look up and am consumed by the possibilities it holds.
blinky-sprite:


Oxford University students on why we need feminism

I am so proud of each one of them. I need feminism like I need the sky. To be able to hope that some day everyone will feel just as free as I do when I look up and am consumed by the possibilities it holds.
blinky-sprite:


Oxford University students on why we need feminism

I am so proud of each one of them. I need feminism like I need the sky. To be able to hope that some day everyone will feel just as free as I do when I look up and am consumed by the possibilities it holds.
blinky-sprite:


Oxford University students on why we need feminism

I am so proud of each one of them. I need feminism like I need the sky. To be able to hope that some day everyone will feel just as free as I do when I look up and am consumed by the possibilities it holds.
blinky-sprite:


Oxford University students on why we need feminism

I am so proud of each one of them. I need feminism like I need the sky. To be able to hope that some day everyone will feel just as free as I do when I look up and am consumed by the possibilities it holds.
blinky-sprite:


Oxford University students on why we need feminism

I am so proud of each one of them. I need feminism like I need the sky. To be able to hope that some day everyone will feel just as free as I do when I look up and am consumed by the possibilities it holds.
blinky-sprite:


Oxford University students on why we need feminism

I am so proud of each one of them. I need feminism like I need the sky. To be able to hope that some day everyone will feel just as free as I do when I look up and am consumed by the possibilities it holds.
blinky-sprite:


Oxford University students on why we need feminism

I am so proud of each one of them. I need feminism like I need the sky. To be able to hope that some day everyone will feel just as free as I do when I look up and am consumed by the possibilities it holds.

blinky-sprite:

Oxford University students on why we need feminism

I am so proud of each one of them. I need feminism like I need the sky. To be able to hope that some day everyone will feel just as free as I do when I look up and am consumed by the possibilities it holds.

Socially sanctioned corrective measures of sexual nature. Another gem from Crocodile In Water.