Posted 5 hours ago

audreyheckburn:

Here’s a masterpost of all the movies, writings, speeches, and shows featuring the loveliest lady around: Laverne Cox. Please feel free to tell me if any of the links are bad(unfound movies/shows: Carla, Grand Street, and I Want to Work for Diddy).

film
Musical Chairs(2011) // The Exhibitionists(2012) // 36 Saints(2013)

television
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit(Closet) // Law & Order(Sweetie) // Bored to Death(Stockholm Syndrome) // TRANSform Me(NicoleChristinaCarissaMarleceLindseyTiffanyJackiePhaea)

orange is the new black
season 1(I Wasn’t ReadyTit Punch, Lesbian Request DeniedBlood Donut, The Chickening, WAC PackFucksgivingBora Bora BoraCan’t Fix Crazy) // season 2(Looks Blue, Tastes Red, Hugs Can Be DeceivingA Whole Other Hole, You Always Have a PizzaComic SansAppropriately Sized Pots, Little Mustachioed ShitTake a Break from Your ValuesIt Was the ChangeWe Have Manners. We’re Polite.)

writing
The Bullies Don’t Draw a Distinction // Lorena Escalera: A Life that Mattered // Trans Womanhood on Trial: Transmisogyny in the Assault Trial of Former FDNY Firefighter Taylor Murphy // Black, LGBT, American: Laverne Cox // Gender Anti-Anxiety Medicine // Transgender Freedom Riders: The Fight for Transgender Equality in New York State // Everybody’s Trans: Gender Oppression Hurts All of Us // Cece McDonald: Survivor and Leader // Hung up on Our Bullies // The Right to Dream: Jenna Talackova’s Miss Universal Slight

speaking
Laverne Cox at Creating Change 2014 // Hampshire College 2014 Commencement // Bullying and Being a Trans Woman of Color // Laverne Cox at Trans 100 // My Journey to Womanhood

Posted 6 hours ago

vengeanceandrevenge:

fuckyeah-nerdery:

That last gif, though.

Julia Gillard is actually my favourite ever.

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Posted 7 hours ago

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

Libby Anne (via newwavenova)

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Posted 7 hours ago

"BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN?!" - Is Feminism Sexist? by marinashutup

Posted 18 hours ago
miss-love:

fuckingrapeculture:

[Four panel comic by cardboard-crack.com showing two characters.
Woman: Even though the Magic community has made progess in recent years, there are still problem swith sexism and stores that aren’t friendly to women.
But as players we can make a big difference by letting people know what’s not okay, and calling out questionable behavior.
Man: Jeez! Can’t I just have fun playing a game without having to deal with these social issues?!
Woman: That’s the same thing I’m asking for.]
thehotgirlproject:

theartofmtg:

femtg:

SPOT ON

I hope cardboard crack never ends.

NAILED IT



Yep

miss-love:

fuckingrapeculture:

[Four panel comic by cardboard-crack.com showing two characters.

Woman: Even though the Magic community has made progess in recent years, there are still problem swith sexism and stores that aren’t friendly to women.

But as players we can make a big difference by letting people know what’s not okay, and calling out questionable behavior.

Man: Jeez! Can’t I just have fun playing a game without having to deal with these social issues?!

Woman: That’s the same thing I’m asking for.]

thehotgirlproject:

theartofmtg:

femtg:

SPOT ON

I hope cardboard crack never ends.

NAILED IT

Yep

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Posted 1 day ago
  1. TERF: we are here to abolish the genders
  2. Feminist: oh, so we won't use gendered pronouns anymore?
  3. TERF: no keep those
  4. Feminist: gendered clothing?
  5. TERF: no thats ok
  6. Feminist: segregated bathrooms?
  7. TERF: no those are important
  8. Feminist: so we're going to do something about the gender binary, yeah? We're going to attack the idea that gender is intrinsically linked to one's anatomy, and we're going to boost the visibility of trans and intersex people, who face the most violent consequences of the sex and gender binaries - yes?
  9. TERF: no
  10. Feminist: then what are you going to do, exactly? What is your plan? How are you going to accomplish this?
  11. TERF: abolish gender
  12. Feminist: How?
  13. TERF: abolish it
Posted 1 day ago
Sexism is when people laugh at rape jokes and cringe at female anatomy.
Posted 2 days ago

"It’s sad to see a man of generally good character in the dock for such a serious offence.

"I do not regard you as a classic rapist. I do not think you are a general danger to strangers. You are not the type who goes searching for a woman to rape.

"This was a case where you just lost control of normal restraint."

"It was almost out of the blue that two girls turned up late at night, very, very drunk, at your home.

"The victim was the worst for drink out of the two of them. She was completely out of it. I accept that evidence.

"She was a pretty girl who you fancied. You simply could not resist. You had sex with her."

Judge Michael Mettyear, to convicted rapist Lee Setford during sentencing, for which he received 5 years in jail for raping an unconscious woman in his home.

Imagine the same type of apologetic statements being told by a judge to someone convicted of robbing people on the street…

"It was almost out of the blue that a wealthy couple turned up late at night, with expensive phones and full wallets, outside your home."
"I do not regard you as a classic robber.  I do not think you are a general danger to strangers. You are not the type who goes searching for a person to rob."
"She was a wealthy woman whose handbag you wanted. You simply could not resist. You had to rob her."

Rape culture is the fact that no other crime is treated with such dismissiveness compared to the seriousness of the act. 

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Posted 2 days ago

aber-flyingtiger:

rupeerose:

teafortrouble:

megg33k:

I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.

This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.

Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.

My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.

I’d never even considered this but I support it

Posted 2 days ago

A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On

Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of any gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.

Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.

If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?

Excerpt from If I Admit That Hating Men is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning it Into a Self-fulfilling Prophecy?, by Lindy West  (via lilac-time)

fucking THANK YOU

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this is a BIG thing that men don’t get about feminism and patriarchy. 

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I’ve reblogged this before but it bears repeating

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