Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The idea of the humourless feminist is an incredibly potent and effective silencer. It is used to isolate and alienate young girls; to ridicule and dismiss older women, to force women in the workplace to ‘join in the joke’ and, in the media, to castigate protest to the point of obliteration. Laura Bates, Everyday Sexism

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Sunday, July 13, 2014
I conceptualise feminism as more concerned with equity, rather than equality. Note the distinction in that equality can be taken to mean equal access to resources/time/support/etc.
Equity is about changing the terrain altogether, rather than making the existing landscape more “comfortable”, therein accepting ‘their rules’. You can trace this line of thought back to Freire and Hooks.
Freire said something along the lines of teaching the oppressed to cope better with the conditions of their oppression, rather than changing the rules and “dismantling the master’s house” (Audre Lorde), only reifies oppression. And I think it was (the wonderful) Eva Cox who said that feminists preoccupied with “equality” lack ambition.
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Sunday, July 6, 2014
Yes, poor little old you. There we were, discussing rape, violence against women, systemic oppression and other manifestations of sexism, and you had to jump in to remind us that “not all men” do these things. Why don’t you really say what you want to say? “I HAVE NEVER RAPED/HIT/ASSAULTED A WOMAN!” Right? Isn’t this what you really want to say? Yes, make a discussion that is about the plight of MILLIONS of women about poor little old you. I mean, millions of women are being assaulted and oppressed, but you’ve never done it, so why are we making you uncomfortable with these discussions? Brenda Wambui breaking down the ridiculous “Not all men” phrase over at Medium. Top-notch work. 

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Saturday, May 31, 2014 Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Yay for mail that isn’t bills!

Yay for mail that isn’t bills!

Monday, May 26, 2014
If you asked your girlfriend, “Do you want a Hawaiian vacation for your birthday?” and she didn’t say anything, would you buy plane tickets? If you asked someone at the grocery store, “I only have one item, do you mind if I check out ahead of you?” and they stared determinedly into space, would you cut in front of them? Why is it that “you didn’t say no” applies only to sex? Real Love: Consent—No is Less Important than Yes 
Snacks and a good read for a long drive

Snacks and a good read for a long drive

speckledwings:

WOMEN ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE PREFERENCES

WOMEN HAVE A CHOICE IN WHO TO DATE/SLEEP WITH/ETC

WOMEN DON’T HAVE TO LIKE YOU

WOMEN SHOULD NOT HAVE TO FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE TO JUSTIFY THEIR PREFERENCES

WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID TO REJECT SOMEONE FOR WHATEVER REASON

BEING “NICE” DOES NOT MEAN A PERSON IS ATTRACTED TO YOU OR OWES YOU ANYTHING

SERIOUSLY

I

AM

SCARED

AND

IT’S

NOT

FAIR

p0kemina:

I guess we’ll never know why he did it.

"Start envisioning a world where WOMEN FEAR YOU."

He was probably lonely.

"If you could release a virus that would kill every single man on Earth, except for yourself because you would have the antidote, would you do it? You will be the only man left, with all the females. You would be able to have your pick of any beautiful woman you want, as well as having dealt vengeance on the men who took them from you. Imagine how satisfying that would be."

He didn’t hate women, he was mentally ill.

"Girls, all I’ve ever wanted was to love you and to be loved by you. I’ve wanted sex. I’ve wanted love, affection, adoration. You think I’m unworthy of it. That’s a crime that can never be forgiven. If I can’t have you girls, I will destroy you.

Male entitlement to sex is a myth.

"I’ve been forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires, all because girls have never been attracted to me… Girls gave their affection and sex and love to other men, never to me."

It has nothing to do with misogyny.

I will slaughter every single spoiled, stuck-up, blonde slut I see inside of there. All of those girls that I’ve desired so much. They would have all rejected me and looked down upon me as an inferior man if I ever made a sexual advance towards them.

I guess we’ll never know why he did it.

"I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you. You will finally see that I am in truth the superior one, the true alpha male."

I guess we’ll never know why he did it.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

patrickat:

White privilege is posting a manifesto on Youtube and carrying out a mass shooting that causes more deaths than the Boston Marathon bombing and the media doesn’t label you a terrorist.