“Race is not a biological category that naturally produces health disparities because of genetic differences. Race is a political category that has staggering biological consequences because of the impact of social inequality on people’s health.”—Dorothy E. Roberts, Fatal Intervention (via lamaracuya)
“Men celebrated our sexual liberation — our willingness to freely give and enjoy blow jobs and group sex, our willingness to experiment with anal penetration — but ultimately many males revolted when we stated that our bodies were territories that they could not occupy at will. Men who were ready for female sexual liberation if it meant free pussy, no strings attached, were rarely ready for feminist female sexual agency. This agency gave us the right to say yes to sex, but it also empowered us to say no.”—
bell hooks in Communion: The Female Search for Love
The “Sexual Revolution” was for- and created by men. As aforementioned it’s purpose was to delude women into thinking that by becoming readily available fuck-toys for males was “liberating”. A woman’s sexually “liberated” identity depended on how eager she was/is to fuck males and fulfill whatever fantasy the guy(s) might have. But should a woman ever get “uppity” and foolishly assume that sexual liberation is also about being able to say “no” to men’s sexual demands and fucked up, misogynistic sexual fantasies— or just “no” to sex for her own reasons— then she’ll be forced to face the ugly reality that the “Sexual Revolution” and male liberal/leftist support for “female sexual empowerment” had NOTHING to do with women asserting their sexual/bodily autonomy and defying the Heteropatriarchy, but everything to do with acquiescing the male sexual entitlement complex.
Reblogging again for morning crowd. & bc of its eternal relevance to my pet project, consent in the club, male entitlement, and the construction of self policing as boring and shuffling it off as the woman/dancer’s/my responsibility to police/indulge instead
I still think this quote is so important because liberal feminism often emphasizes the fact that women can have sex without equally emphasizing on the fact that women do NOT have to have sex. That in fact sex has nothing to do with who you are as a woman and as a human being.
But this message that sex is the means to liberation supports patriarchy in a similar way to how forbidding women to be sexual does. And it’s disappointing how mainstream liberal feminism participates in this mis-truth at the expense of girls and women.
women grow hair on their boobs and their butts and their legs and their arms and their stomachs and their face and really anywhere their genetics decides to have hair and it is perfectly normal what isnt normal is men who have never touched a razor trying to shame women for not looking like a hairless baby
I want lgbt book stores, lgbt coffee houses, and lgbt theaters to replace lgbt bars as centers of community, places to meet people, and lgbt rights of passage.
YES. i am so fucking TIRED of every lgbt event being at a bar or another 21+ venue, especially when alcoholism is a thing for so many, esp. lgbt youth, and community isolation is such a major factor in so many suicides.
you ever thought that maybe the reason girls say they’re fine when they’re not, or they’re not mad when they are, is because the second they show any semblance of emotion they’re written off as hysterical “bitches” that are probably on their period?
Seriously, if you villify women for not being direct enough, I hate you.
“It is an interesting sidelight that our language - created and codified by men - does not have one unflattering term to describe men who vent their anger at women. even such epithets as ‘bastard’ and ‘son of a bitch’ do not condemn the man but place the blame on a woman - his Mother!”—Harrier Lerner
queer cannot be applied to the entire LGBT community
queer is not a substitute word for “gay” or “lesbian”
queer is a SLUR that SOME people have reclaimed FOR THEMSELVES and when you apply it to everyone without their consent or use it as a blanket-term for every non-hetero person, you are being an asshole
you cannot force someone to reclaim a slur and you cannot call the entire community by a slur
and when you call it “the queer community” or refer to LGBT individuals as “queers”, you are excluding anyone who doesn’t want to be lumped in under a hate word they might not be comfortable with at all
My dog is in the hospital and will be put to sleep if my family can’t come up with the money for surgery. If you’re looking for a cause to donate to, this might be it. There’s a donate button on my page. If you can’t donate, please, just reblog. I don’t know what else to do.
He promotes rape as a means of punishment for people who are not yet vegan. He told a reporter that his wife and children should be raped because the man was wearing a leather jacket. He says that any woman who has ever worn fur should “endure a rape so vicious that it scars them forever.”
Leather and fur and other animal products are vile and no one should be wearing/consuming them ever. People should be informed about how unethical their products are and why continuing to support those things is disgusting and inexcusable. But that does not include telling someone they should be raped. Rape threats are absolutely not ever, under any circumstances, acceptable. Anyone who threatens rape or wishes rape upon anyone is absolute scum.
I understand the “by any means necessary” mentality. I understand and support that animal liberation (like any form of liberation) is not always resolved through peaceful tactics when you are faced with violence. But rape or threatening rape upon someone is never a part of that equation.
A white man spewing rape threats and committing acts of violence for no reason who tells people to “suck his dick” should not be a spokesperson for animal liberation/rights. All of his shitty behavior contributes to rape culture, and allowing him to get away with it is disgusting.
The animal rights movement is so much better than violent, rape-supporting pieces of shit like Gary Yourofsky.
“of course you don’t fight fire with fire, but you do fight it by suffocating it, drowning it, or stomping it out. you don’t stop fire by just standing there and asking it nicely “please don’t burn my neighborhood down””—(via tigerthevampirequeen)
“How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.
Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight.
If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things you can say instead:
“You look so healthy!” is a great one.
Or how about, “you’re looking so strong.”
“I can see how happy you are – you’re glowing.”
Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body.
Don’t comment on other women’s bodies either. Nope. Not a single comment, not a nice one or a mean one.
Teach her about kindness towards others, but also kindness towards yourself.
Don’t you dare talk about how much you hate your body in front of your daughter, or talk about your new diet. In fact, don’t go on a diet in front of your daughter. Buy healthy food. Cook healthy meals. But don’t say “I’m not eating carbs right now.” Your daughter should never think that carbs are evil, because shame over what you eat only leads to shame about yourself.
Encourage your daughter to run because it makes her feel less stressed. Encourage your daughter to climb mountains because there is nowhere better to explore your spirituality than the peak of the universe. Encourage your daughter to surf, or rock climb, or mountain bike because it scares her and that’s a good thing sometimes.
Help your daughter love soccer or rowing or hockey because sports make her a better leader and a more confident woman. Explain that no matter how old you get, you’ll never stop needing good teamwork. Never make her play a sport she isn’t absolutely in love with.
Prove to your daughter that women don’t need men to move their furniture.
Teach your daughter how to cook kale.
Teach your daughter how to bake chocolate cake made with six sticks of butter.
Pass on your own mom’s recipe for Christmas morning coffee cake. Pass on your love of being outside.
Maybe you and your daughter both have thick thighs or wide ribcages. It’s easy to hate these non-size zero body parts. Don’t. Tell your daughter that with her legs she can run a marathon if she wants to, and her ribcage is nothing but a carrying case for strong lungs. She can scream and she can sing and she can lift up the world, if she wants.
Remind your daughter that the best thing she can do with her body is to use it to mobilize her beautiful soul.”—
I think it’s really important that everyone recognize and acknowledge that women feeling physically aroused by shows of male aggression, dominance and violence isn’t evidence that they should have kinky sex, it’s evidence that women are socialized so intensely to be submissive and tolerate serious abuse that we actually trick ourselves into thinking that our arousal is organic.
And what’s worse? Men swoop in and take full advantage of our grooming to gleefully commit sexual violence against us.
Offensive things aren’t offensive merely because they hurt feelings - they’re offensive because they contribute to the societal harm of marginalized groups. The end goal isn’t to get everyone to love each other, it’s to destroy power imbalances.