roseisreturning: mermaids don’t have thigh gaps but they can still lure men to their deaths
Women aren’t raised in a culture that tells them they’re entitled to attention...– Amanda Marcotte - It’s Really Time for the Harassment to End
Today we remember the Battle of Hogwarts
Tomorrow is May 2nd, the day the battle of Hogwarts 15 years ago. The day that Harry, Ron and Hermione snuck back into Hogwarts and destroyed the Horcruxes. The day that Harry finally defeated Voldemort. We remember everyone who fought in the war and all those who died. Fred Weasley, Nymphadora Tonks, Remus Lupin, Colin Creevey, Severus Snape and more. May we raise our wands to those who fought...
A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On Feminists...– Autostraddle (via notaprincessdestinedtobeawitch) Guys. You need to read this. (via abaldwin360)
littlespacecase: Men’s Issues Societal expectations of masculinity Societal expectations to provide for women No long term reversible male birth control Men who are raped are more likely to remain silent and be dismissed or outright laughed at Unfair treatment in child custody battles Alimony No support for male victims of domestic abuse Not men’s issues The friend zone Women not...
Steubenville, Rape Culture, and Male... →
greenstate: This post is part of a series celebrating Choice USA’s Bro-Choice Week of Action. In the aftermath of Steubenville, pundits and reporters have been discussing the different factors that drove the perpetrators to commit such a terrible crime. Some have suggested that it was a lack of parental involvement. Others have wondered if teen drinking is to blame. One factor that has not...
STRONG [FEMALE] CHARACTERS: Matilda, Matilda →
strong-female-characters: For the first several years of my life, I wanted to BE Matilda. In fact, I don’t think I fully understood that I wasn’t and would never be her. After watching the film, I was convinced that if I tried hard enough I would gain the power of telekinesis and be adopted by a beautiful teacher. Alas, this was unfortunately not the case. Matilda did, however, teach me some...
[Parents should] recommend some books with female leads that your son would...– Rebecca Angel (via msandrogynous)
A great many people in North America believe that Canada and the United States,...– Thomas King, The Inconvenient Indian (via cassket)
But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the...– Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (via beccap)
Why Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" Video Makes Me...
jazzylittledrops: So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked link and started...
Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their...– (via nmsuwsprof)
Attraction is not just about a feeling. It’s a heavily mediated experience and...– Samhita Mukhopadhyay (via wretchedoftheearth) CHUUURCH!!! (via blackfoxx)
So, if what I am writing about here doesn’t connect with you, because you have...– Dr. David J. Leonard, from the article, An Open Letter to White America, Particularly White Youth (read the full article if you have time!)
Somehow, we have popularized the notion that being offended by a joke is wrong,...– Lectures on Sociology Series, 2/24/13 (via shiracirca)
You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in...– John Berger Ways of Seeing (via spartanbitch) This is super fucking relevant. And why self portraits (selfies) are often such an act of self preservation and resistance. (via sexxxisbeautiful)
Map of right-wing terrorist attacks in the US... →
— July 2008: A gunman named Jim David Adkisson, agitated at how “liberals” are “destroying America,” walks into a Unitarian Church and opens fire, killing two churchgoers and wounding four others. — October 2008: Two neo-Nazis are arrested in Tennessee in a plot to murder dozens of African-Americans, culminating in the assassination of President Obama. — December 2008: A pair of “Patriot”...
25 Things To Do Before You Turn 25 1. Make peace with your parents. Whether...– (via enuier)
Perhaps we don’t like what we see: our hips, our loss of hair, our shoe size,...– Sufjan Stevens (via weaverofstars)
Instead of being a man, just be you. Be decent and be kind. Be surprised. Be mad...– Stop Telling Men To ‘Act Like A Man’ (via invaderxan)
This morning I read too many shitty, ignorant comments on informative, well-written articles. This is a recurring habit of mine, and one that is not healthy. Don’t worry, I remedied it by dancing around to Peaches and admiring my unshaven armpits. On another note, I’m learning to love them. Life is good.