…We can tell our children that school is important until we’re blue in the face,...– Why I’m raising my son to be a nerd - CNN.com (via lavvocato) (via silverqueen) i tried really hard to explain this to my co-workers the other day. instead i ended up making them mad when is said that the pay gap between people like teachers and social workers, etc., and athletes. next i...
Why Sexist Language Matters (via Alternet) →
femonster: ‘In 1986 Douglas Hofstadter, a philosopher, wrote a parody of sexist language by making an analogy with race. His article (“A Person Paper on Purity in Language”) creates an imaginary world in which generics are based on race rather than gender. In that world, people would use “freshwhite,” “chairwhite” and yes, “you whiteys.” People of color would hear “all whites are created equal”...
If you;re one of these women don’t worry: the (Supreme) Court says it’s still...– STEPHEN COLBERT, remarking on the Supreme Court’s ruling that women may not sue Wal-Mart for sexual discrimination as part of a class action, on The Colbert Report. Luckily SCOTUS stands up for those corporations, eh? (via inothernews)
The APA review determined that legal abortion of an unwanted pregnancy “does not...– Abortion and Mental Health: Myths and Realities (via stfuconservatives)
You know, it’s sort of an ironic question. It points to the whole problem. If...– Jason Segel, after being asked the question, “You mentioned Paul Feig, and Bad Teacher is coming out six weeks after Bridesmaids kinda flipped the script on female-fronted comedies. Do you think there’s any pressure on the film to perform at the box office?” (via ONTD) knew i loved him and i have...
defeateedddd replied to your post: Finally ordered a diva cup let me know how it is! I’m sorta interested in using it too! yes! i will of course let EVERYONE know! i’ve been really dying to try a cup since i was 16 and started reading feminist blogs and magazines. they were always advertised but i was always either too nervous or too poor to try it. lately it was too poor, but now that i...
Finally ordered a diva cup
I am really curious about it.
I won’t stop talking. I am a girl you have no control over. There is not a gag...– -Kathleen Hanna (via lipstick-feminists)
Police officer ejaculates on woman, and is found... →
pluralisms: stfuconservatives: downlo: nemene: fistwavingfeminism: No one disputes that an on-duty Irvine police officer got an erection and ejaculated on a motorist during an early-morning traffic stop in Laguna Beach. The female driver reported it, DNA testing confirmed it and officer David Alex Park finally admitted it. When the case went to trial, however, defense attorney Al Stokke...
Mansplaining isn’t just the act of explaining while male, of course; many men...– Karen Healy http://karenhealey.livejournal.com/781085.html (via phospho) (via kittencoaster) ugh one of the other interns at work is so guilty of being a mansplainer, though he’s also guilty of being a pretty racist fucker.
deadheroes: theyellowkey: Hello, and welcome to my town. Red is loud and creepy and rude and I don’t wanna live in Allston because he roams there honestly, he’s actually pretty harmless. he screams at people on the street, but i think he’s an alcoholic and possibly also mentally ill. he picks up trash all around allston and i’ve seen him be really helpful to a lot of...
How many times do I have to explain it to dudes?
the-madame-hatter: Feminism isn’t teaching women to view all men as potential rapists. A society steeped in rape culture has already accomplished that quite well. From an early age I remember being taught to be wary of boys and men. I was taught not to leave myself alone with a strange man, not to talk to strange men, not to go anywhere with strange men, not to accept any food or drinks from...
Listen up, dweebs.
the-madame-hatter: gold-notebook: thecranium: If you refer to women as “females” you are not a good guy. You are an asshole just like the guys your Manic Pixie Dreamgirls date. You are just ugly. This is pretty necessary. “Females” is really dehumanizing and when men use it repeatedly it’s an instant red flag. It makes us sound like fucking animals. It makes it sound like you see women...
piddlebucket: What happens when a tree branch falls onto a powerline? Answer: Dramatic Annihilation Only 17 seconds long - stick to the end. aaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaa
NYC/BROOKLYN: abandoned kitten help!
joyriders: so walking home tonight we heard a really loud meowing and it turned out to be a super tiny kitten. it’s maybe around 4-6 weeks old…it has teeth. it came to us when i called it but when it did we could see that both of its eyes were crusted shut. i didn’t see a mom anywhere and i figured that if one was around it wouldn’t be in such bad shape. we brought it home and i washed it up...