Posts tagged feminism

Posted 1 week ago
bankuei:

youbestnotmiss:

fieldbears:

britneyjustin:


britsanity:






Witnesses say they asked Britney why she shaved her head and her response was, “I’m tired of plugging things into it. I’m tired of people touching me.”



i can never not reblog this



T-Pain: “That was the most beautiful thing in the world. Do you know why she was shaving her head? Because it was so important to other people. She is like, “Listen. Don’t touch my hair anymore. Stop touching my hair.” People were like, “We’ve got to make your hair before you go outside. You can’t leave.” She went … “Now I don’t have hair. What you going to do?”


The older I get the more her breakdown seems less ‘unbalanced’ and more ‘completely understandable’

I still can’t get over how normal it seemed to me as a teenager that everybody was debating her virginity, publicly and incessantly. At the time it never really registered as being disgustingly invasive, and now I’m shocked she didn’t throw down earlier. Not a moment of privacy since she was sixteen, completely unable to keep her space to herself or control who had a piece of her.
- oh god, did I just inadvertently insert a song lyric into this?
Anyway :/ I’m glad she seems to have more control now.

NOPE - she’s been under Conservatorship - she’s had her adult rights, including over her money, taken away and left in the care of her father AND her agent.
She’s being used for her money and has no actual rights until conservatorship is lifted.

bankuei:

youbestnotmiss:

fieldbears:

britneyjustin:

britsanity:

Witnesses say they asked Britney why she shaved her head and her response was, “I’m tired of plugging things into it. I’m tired of people touching me.”

i can never not reblog this

T-Pain: “That was the most beautiful thing in the world. Do you know why she was shaving her head? Because it was so important to other people. She is like, “Listen. Don’t touch my hair anymore. Stop touching my hair.” People were like, “We’ve got to make your hair before you go outside. You can’t leave.” She went … “Now I don’t have hair. What you going to do?”

The older I get the more her breakdown seems less ‘unbalanced’ and more ‘completely understandable’

I still can’t get over how normal it seemed to me as a teenager that everybody was debating her virginity, publicly and incessantly. At the time it never really registered as being disgustingly invasive, and now I’m shocked she didn’t throw down earlier. Not a moment of privacy since she was sixteen, completely unable to keep her space to herself or control who had a piece of her.

- oh god, did I just inadvertently insert a song lyric into this?

Anyway :/ I’m glad she seems to have more control now.

NOPE - she’s been under Conservatorship - she’s had her adult rights, including over her money, taken away and left in the care of her father AND her agent.

She’s being used for her money and has no actual rights until conservatorship is lifted.

Posted 1 month ago

So Dude You Think She Friend Zoned You?

thepeacockangel:

Are you sure you aren’t actually in any of the following zones?

  • The enemy zone
  • The Twilight Zone
  • The Romulan Neutral Zone
  • THE ZONE!!!!!! (as yelled by a personal trainer)
  • The ritual sacrifice zone
  • The patsy for my big heist zone
  • The Sky Zone indoor trampoline center
  • The “generally to be avoided” zone
  • The Fun Zone play maze and laser tag venue
  • The end zone
  • The “actually my brother but must never know because of our father’s dark secret” zone
  • Any of the earth’s many temperate zones
  • The Danger Zone as performed by Kenny Loggins

Think carefully now.  Are you really sure?  

Posted 2 months ago
Poverty too, like feminism, is often framed as an identity problem. As though the poor had not been created by injustice but are a lost tribe who just happen to exist, and can be rescued in the short term by a system of grievance redressal (administered by NGOs on an individual, person-to-person basis), and whose long-term resurrection will come from Good Governance — under the regime of Global Corporate Capitalism, it goes without saying.
Arundhati Roy, Capitalism: A Ghost Story (via sociolab)

(Source: locusimperium)

Posted 2 months ago

You may think it’s unfair that we have to counteract and adjust ourselves for the ill behavior of other men. You know what? You’re right. It is unfair. Is that the fault of women? Or is it the fault of the men who act abysmally and make the rest of us look bad? If issues of fairness bother you, get mad at the men who make you and your actions appear questionable.

Because when it comes to assessing a man, whatever one man is capable of, a woman must presume you are capable of. Unfortunately, that means all men must be judged by our worst example. If you think that sort of stereotyping is bullshit, how do you treat a snake you come across in the wild?

…You treat it like a snake, right? Well, that’s not stereotyping, that’s acknowledging an animal for what it’s capable of doing and the harm it can inflict. Simple rules of the jungle, man. Since you are a man, women must treat you as such.

The completely reasonable and understandable fear of men is your responsibility. You didn’t create it. But you also didn’t build the freeways either. Some of the things you inherit from society are cool and some of them are rape culture.

A Gentlemen’s Guide To Rape Culture

This whole article should be required reading for every man, complete with actual tips on what men can do to combat rape culture. 

(via theashleyclements)

Posted 2 months ago

pagalini:

preach it, my feminist dragon princesses

Posted 2 months ago

bakrua:

the-unpopular-opinions:

I think I must be living on a different planet than feminists. I’m a woman who likes to take walks alone at night in a city populated by over 10 million people, and I have never once been assaulted, catcalled or harassed. Hell, I haven’t ever even been nervous. I’m not saying that it doesn’t happen - what I’m saying is that I don’t understand how feminists are making it out that women have to go through life terrified of the next attack from their male oppressors.

'I won the lottery, I don't see why other people aren't winning the lottery??? so many people complain that the lottery is unfair but I mean I won the lottery so everyone should just shut up…'

Posted 2 months ago

I Really Would Like To See A Return To A Single Wage Earner Economy

thepeacockangel:

I would like whether the wage earner is a man, a woman, or otherwise to be completely irrelevant, but I really believe that a starting wage for one working adult should comfortably support a family.

I had a stay at home dad and a working mom and it was awesome, and my dad was seriously awesome at stay at home parenting (honestly the best) and I think that as automation makes fewer and fewer jobs necessary this will be the way of the future.

The labor of homemaker’s is super valuable.

Posted 3 months ago

A post for men about creepy men

realsocialskills:

I wrote a post a while back about how some people are very good at getting away with doing intentionally creepy things by passing themselves off as just ~awkward~.

Recently, I noticed a particular pattern that plays out. While creeps can be any gender, there’s a gendered pattern by which creepy men get other men to help them be creepy:

  • A guy runs over the boundaries of women constantly
  • He makes them very uncomfortable and creeped out
  • But he doesn’t do that to guys, and
  • He doesn’t talk to guys about it in an unambiguous way, and
  • When he does it in front of guys, he finds a way to make it look deniable
  • And then some women complain to a man, maybe even a man in charge who is supposed to be responsible for preventing abuse in a space
  • and he has no idea what they are talking about, since he’s never the target or witness
  • And he’s had a lot of pleasant interactions with that guy
  • So he sympathizes with him, and thinks he must mean well but be have trouble with social skills
  • And then takes no action to get him to stop or to protect women
  • And so the group stays a place that is safe for predatory men, but not for the women they target

For example:

  • Mary, Jill, and Susan: Jim, Bob’s been making all of us really uncomfortable. He’s been sitting way too close, making innuendo after everything we say, and making excuses to touch us.
  • Bill: Wow, I’m surprised to hear that. Bob’s a nice guy, but he’s a little awkward. I’m sure he doesn’t mean anything by it. I’m not comfortable accusing him of something so serious from my position of authority.

What went wrong here?

  • Bill assumed that, if Bob was actually doing something wrong, he would have noticed.
  • Bill didn’t think he needed to listen to the women who were telling him about Bob’s creepy actions. He didn’t take seriously the possibility that they were right. 
  • Bill assumed that women who were uncomfortable with Bob must be at fault; that they must be judging him too harshly or not understanding his awkwardness
  • Bill told women that he didn’t think that several women complaining about a guy was sufficient reason to think something was wrong
  • Bill assumed that innocently awkward men should not be confronted about inadvertantly creepy things they do, but rather women should shut up and let them be creepy

A rule of thumb for men:

  • If several women come to you saying that a man is being creepy towards them, assume that they are seeing something you aren’t
  • Listen to them about what they tell you
  • If you like the guy and have no idea what they’re talking about, that means that what he is doing is *not* innocent awkwardness.
  • If it was innocent awkwardness, he wouldn’t know how to hide it from other men
  • Men who are actually just awkward and bad at understanding boundaries also make *other men* uncomfortable
  • If a man is only making women uncomfortable but not men, that probably means he’s doing it on purpose
  • Take that possibility seriously, and listen to what women tell you about men

tl;dr If you are a man, other men in your circle who are nice to you are creepy towards women. Don’t assume that if something was wrong that you would have noticed; creepy men are good at finding the lines of what other men will tolerate. Listen to women. They know better than you do whether a man is being creepy and threatening towards women; if they think something is wrong, listen and find out why. Don’t tolerate give predatory dudes who are nice to you cover to keep hurting women.

(Source: realsocialskills)

Posted 3 months ago

bryndonovan:

thecatsmeow90:

My lovely friends and I did a thing.

I am so proud of you girls.

Posted 3 months ago

kiriamaya:

flushwithcash:

stupidstagram:

laverne cox is well on her way to becoming one of the most important, inspiring feminist icons of our time don’t even look at me if you think differently.

AMEN

(Source: natnovna)

Posted 3 months ago

trapghoul:

effective feminism is realizing that every struggle is not your own and that you can’t always relate

Posted 3 months ago

marshmallowfluffwoman:

Normalize fat women’s bodies. Normalize public breastfeeding. Normalize home births and midwives and reproductive autonomy. Normalize body hair on women.
Reject the notion that women are to be regulated and controlled and pressured to conform to societal standards.

Posted 3 months ago

smalldisgruntledcorgi:

honestly if you dont think like, the tumblr feminist scene, with all the occasionalyl cheesy kawaii-aesthetic misandry art, hasn’t had an impact on anyone at all like

you dont remember what the average teen girl in a fandom was like before this. you don’t remember how we used to make hate-sites about female characters who “got in the way”, games where you could beat them up, how much we hate our gender and bragged about not being like other girls, used to completely reject everything girly. a lot of us just wanted to be one of the guys. there was a lot of internalised misogyny there

now you get these 15 year old girls loving other girls and loving themselves fiercely, even at the total cost of male approval and just. god. if like 14-year-old me could see this shit now. 

and like if you dont think teen girls learning to love themselves and their body and each other isnt important than i do not know what to say to you

(Source: cephalodogs)

Posted 3 months ago

smartgirlsattheparty:

yungsunshine:

#YesAllWomen

ICYMI: This hashtag is in response to the common statement that “Not All Men ________ (fill-in-the-blank) when conversations about misogyny happen.

Posted 3 months ago

tyrantrummed:

also, I’ve noticed that a lot of men who claim to be feminists tend to be super condescending towards women who (for whatever reason) don’t consider themselves feminists

I had that happen to me a few times when I was a teenager

grown ass men would belittle me and make me feel like shit and say shit like “DON’T YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS?!”

if your idea of being a feminist is attacking women who have been conditioned in a patriarchal society to hold viewpoints contrary to their own safety and self-interest then you need to take a few steps back and shut the fuck up

(Source: hackxed)