egberts: teachers who call on students who obviously don’t know the answer are the biggest dicks in the world because they’re flat out humiliating the kid in front of all their peers
As long as some men use physical force to subjugate females, all men need not....– Marilyn French (via ladygrendel)
Why is there very little utility to women’s clothing? Why don’t we get pockets...– Kara, “The Feminist and the Handbag” (via athenasaurus) Oh lord, don’t get me started on this. This is a little thing that highlights a big equality problem between men and women. We need the same supplies as men to do the same job. When I stocked shelves it was impossible to find pants that would...
I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by...– Stanley Kubrick (via slavetotheblackdrug)
I’m going to make a store called “Build-a-Bra” where girls can go and make bras...– my 12 year old “niece” Lila on her business idea. I love that little girl. (via marrymejasonsegel) Best idea. (via shakethecobwebs) I wanna go (via godricsgirl) LACE AND DIAMONDS WILL COST A LITTLE EXTRA! (via mojoflower) I need this in my life right now. (via firewordsparkler)
Princeton University psychologist Susan Fiske took brain scans of heterosexual...– The Equality Illusion (via lesilencieux)
The sexualization of women is only appealing if it’s nonconsensual. Otherwise...– Lindy West, “Female ‘Purity’ Is Bullshit” (via goldenphoenixgirl)
There are only two types of men who are upset that they need permission before...– name-em-shame-em (via thisgingersnapsback)
A student blows up at a teacher, drops the F-bomb. The usual approach at Lincoln...– Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85% (via mchotdog) what a radical idea yo (via matthewdgold) Bam. Kids “misbehave” for actual, real, valid reasons. And have feelings. (via amydentata) For fuck’s sake, it takes the people in...
chekhov: In health class we were given sheets of paper and told to write a message we would want someone of the opposite sex to know She read some examples The girls were like: “Hey can you please not treat me like shit” The boys were like: “Spray tans look ugly I hate when girls wear too much makeup and don’t lead me on.”
lishra: women live in a world in which we share tips on how to determine whether we’re being spied on with a two-way mirror because men love to violate boundaries
The wounded child inside many females is a girl who was taught from early...– bell hooks, all about love: new visions (via ellesugars)
To be considered feminine, a woman has to pry a man from his friends and cleave...– Judith Lorber, Paradoxes of Gender (via lesilencieux)
Objectification is focusing on a person’s usefulness to you with total disregard...– Pervocracy (via polyverse)
The moment when a feeling enters the body is political.– Adrienne Rich as recorded by a young Alison Bechdel and quoted in Bechdel’s Are You My Mother? (2012)
facebooksexism: Friendly reminder that if your definition of humor includes jokes that hurt and/or oppress other people, you’re probably not funny, actually.
A re-evaluation of “choice” and being empowered through choice is significant because of how it can be used to excuse abusive behavior. An abuser can psychologically abuse/train and groom targets into believing that they are “choosing” to be in a commitment where they are treated disrespectfully. Abusers can and often do groom their victims, not just to be compliant and submissive, but also...
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, who aren’t celebrated like their equally excellent peers but sit on the sidelines, who can also be...
Women read comics. Anyone at all engaged in social media knows this. Women read...– Brett White, Comic Book Resources (via wandrinparakeet) and yet men remain the most marketed demographic for just about everything. (via ohhoechno) I’m pretty sure the only men who spend more time thinking about DC than women on Tumblr are the men who actually work there. (via touchofgrey37) ...
selfdoubtandsyphilis: dankestrnemes: do animals think in english or in the sounds they make this is what yahoo paid $1.1 billion for
Pro Choice Truth: nerdymouse: How is it that... →
nerdymouse: How is it that pro-lifers don’t realize that by denying someone the right to an abortion can risk the lives of other viable human beings? Do they not realize that pregnancy can lead to health complications, one of which is… DEATH? Do they not realize that a woman in an abusive…
Remember at times like this: when mainstream media...
thepoliticalfreakshow: Brief political aside, now back to tornado coverage.
ianthe: being unhealthy isnt a reason to treat people as less than human why do I even have to say this “carol I noticed u have a cold also ur worthless and a blight on humanity”
thatisalargebaby: teenage girls are fucking mocked for liking things that are marketed towards them and for them then when theyre sick of being shit on for that and try to like things not specifically “for them” they get shit on for “pretending” and they cant win at all its a lose lose situation being a teenage girl