1. courtneybeth:

teenageghoul:

Actually, I have more of everything. Lol. God, girls with no self esteem drive me nuts.

I hope people don’t think this is about having no self esteem.It’s about being dehumanised and being degraded because of being fat. This is from personal experience. Edit: It’s sort of a satirical way of demanding respect, I suppose.

    courtneybeth:

    teenageghoul:

    Actually, I have more of everything. Lol. God, girls with no self esteem drive me nuts.

    I hope people don’t think this is about having no self esteem.

    It’s about being dehumanised and being degraded because of being fat. This is from personal experience. 

    Edit: It’s sort of a satirical way of demanding respect, I suppose.

  2. fyeahfeministart:

    (Sorry I couldn’t find bigger photos, click them to make them bigger though)

    Rebecca Belmore, Vigil, 2002 (stills from a video of the performance)

    Mourning/remembrance/healing performance.

    This was a direct reference to the Pickton murders (murders of Indiginous women in Vancouver), which made it a public ritual with political end. The features of the performance were: scrubbing the streets, her arms covered with names of missing women, ripping a flower through her teeth, nailing her dress to a telephone pole and tearing out of it until she was left in her underwear (as recreation of dehumanization process and sexual violence inflicted upon them), and spoke the women’s names.

    Her performance brought the women alive again and simultaneously, addressed the invisibility of their absence (they were not given enough priority in the media and in police investigative efforts because of their low status in society as Indigenous women and as sex workers). 

  3. Hello Tumblr Feminist Community! (Please reblog)

    I have a proposition for you all!

    I am a Women’s Studies student at McGill university in my last semester. I’m taking a course called “Feminist Periodical Culture” (think feminist zines and magazines) this semester and I need your help!

    An option for our final project is to create our own zine so what I was thinking is to create a feminist tumblr zine. 

    I have loved the feminist tumblr community ever since I got tumblr and I think it would be interesting to go from digital to print media instead of the other way around. Submissions can be anything: text, drawings, original images, poetry, etc. Obviously everyone will be fully credited and I’ll send a copy of the zine to you for free in the mail. =)

    I’m not sure yet when I will stop accepting submissions, but it will be far away from now because the project isn’t due until the end of the semester.

    If you have any questions or submissions either message me on tumblr or e-mail them to tumblrfemzine@gmail.com

    THANK YOOOOU!

  4. "

    I am over rape.

    I am over rape culture, rape mentality, rape pages on Facebook.

    I am over the thousands of people who signed those pages with their real names without shame.

    I am over people demanding their right to rape pages, and calling it freedom of speech or justifying it as a joke.

    I am over people not understanding that rape is not a joke and I am over being told I don’t have a sense of humor, and women don’t have a sense of humor, when most women I know (and I know a lot) are really fucking funny. We just don’t think that uninvited penises up our anus, or our vagina is a laugh riot.

    I am over how long it seems to take anyone to ever respond to rape.

    I am over Facebook taking weeks to take down rape pages.

    I am over the hundreds of thousands of women in Congo still waiting for the rapes to end and the rapists to be held accountable.

    I am over the thousands of women in Bosnia, Burma, Pakistan, South Africa, Guatemala, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Afghanistan, Libya, you name a place, still waiting for justice.

    I am over rape happening in broad daylight.

    I am over the 207 clinics in Ecuador supported by the government that are capturing, raping, and torturing lesbians to make them straight.

    I am over one in three women in the U.S military (Happy Veterans Day!) getting raped by their so-called “comrades.”

    I am over the forces that deny women who have been raped the right to have an abortion.

    I am over the fact that after four women came forward with allegations that Herman Cain groped them and grabbed them and humiliated them, he is still running for the President of the United States.

    And I’m over CNBC debate host Maria Bartiromo getting booed when she asked him about it. She was booed, not Herman Cain.

    Which reminds me, I am so over the students at Penn State who protested the justice system instead of the alleged rapist pedophile of at least 8 boys, or his boss Joe Paterno, who did nothing to protect those children after knowing what was happening to them.

    I am over rape victims becoming re-raped when they go public.

    I am over starving Somalian women being raped at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, and I am over women getting raped at Occupy Wall Street and being quiet about it because they were protecting a movement which is fighting to end the pillaging and raping of the economy and the earth, as if the rape of their bodies was something separate.

    I am over women still being silent about rape, because they are made to believe it’s their fault or they did something to make it happen.

    I am over violence against women not being a #1 international priority when one out of three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime — the destruction and muting and undermining of women is the destruction of life itself.

    No women, no future, duh.

    I am over this rape culture where the privileged with political and physical and economic might, take what and who they want, when they want it, as much as they want, any time they want it.

    I am over the endless resurrection of the careers of rapists and sexual exploiters — film directors, world leaders, corporate executives, movie stars, athletes — while the lives of the women they violated are permanently destroyed, often forcing them to live in social and emotional exile.

    I am over the passivity of good men. Where the hell are you?

    You live with us, make love with us, father us, befriend us, brother us, get nurtured and mothered and eternally supported by us, so why aren’t you standing with us? Why aren’t you driven to the point of madness and action by the rape and humiliation of us?

    I am over years and years of being over rape.

    And thinking about rape every day of my life since I was 5-years-old.

    And getting sick from rape, and depressed from rape, and enraged by rape.

    And reading my insanely crowded inbox of rape horror stories every hour of every single day.

    I am over being polite about rape. It’s been too long now, we have been too understanding.

    We need to OCCUPYRAPE in every school, park, radio, TV station, household, office, factory, refugee camp, military base, back room, night club, alleyway, courtroom, UN office. We need people to truly try and imagine — once and for all — what it feels like to have your body invaded, your mind splintered, your soul shattered. We need to let our rage and our compassion connect us so we can change the paradigm of global rape.

    There are approximately one billion women on the planet who have been violated.

    ONE BILLION WOMEN.

    The time is now. Prepare for the escalation.

    Today it begins, moving toward February 14, 2013, when one billion women will rise to end rape.

    Because we are over it.

    "

    Eve Ensler: Over It (via ksarnosky)

    Similar post, written before Ensler’s by Coco Papy: http://www.persephonemagazine.com/2011/07/thoughts-on-strauss-kahn-halliburton-and-our-ensuing-rape-culture/

  5. joyousfeminism:

socialismartnature:

“I can’t even show my face in this photo. I can and will be legally fired with no legal recourse. I am Transgender. I am the 99%”. 
In 38 states in America, it is completely legal to be fired simply because you are transgender.

So fucked-up.

    joyousfeminism:

    socialismartnature:

    “I can’t even show my face in this photo. I can and will be legally fired with no legal recourse. I am Transgender. I am the 99%”.

    In 38 states in America, it is completely legal to be fired simply because you are transgender.

    So fucked-up.

  6. chubbyhairyandangry:

nessfraserloves:

mrsmarkeverett:

I do not wear a red poppy for Remembrance Day. Although it is accompanied by the phrase ‘Never Forget’, we still start, join and experience wars all over the globe. We have forgotten. We have forgotten the horror, the inhumanity, the injustice. And we continue fighting and killing and destroying. To combat this, I wear the White Poppy of Peace for Remembrance Day.
I wear it in memory of everyone who has died during conflict, not just British soldiers, but soldiers and service persons from every country, and all civilians who have lost their lives.
I wear it as a symbol of my belief in and commitment to pacifism.
And I wear it as a symbol of my hope for peace and an end to all wars.
You can get your white poppy from the Peace Pledge Union.

I think I’ll be wearing one of these next year.I have an incredibly difficult time with the glamorization of war and soldiers. That said, I respect people because they are human, and I mourn their death as I would anyone else. Though I dislike the way I have gained my freedom as a Canadian, I am grateful for the freedom I have.

I would feel so much more comfortable wearing one of these instead of a red poppy. The poppies make me feel iffy but I always feel guilty if I’m not wearing one. 

^ All of this. 

    chubbyhairyandangry:

    nessfraserloves:

    mrsmarkeverett:

    I do not wear a red poppy for Remembrance Day. Although it is accompanied by the phrase ‘Never Forget’, we still start, join and experience wars all over the globe. We have forgotten. We have forgotten the horror, the inhumanity, the injustice. And we continue fighting and killing and destroying. To combat this, I wear the White Poppy of Peace for Remembrance Day.

    I wear it in memory of everyone who has died during conflict, not just British soldiers, but soldiers and service persons from every country, and all civilians who have lost their lives.

    I wear it as a symbol of my belief in and commitment to pacifism.

    And I wear it as a symbol of my hope for peace and an end to all wars.

    You can get your white poppy from the Peace Pledge Union.

    I think I’ll be wearing one of these next year.

    I have an incredibly difficult time with the glamorization of war and soldiers. That said, I respect people because they are human, and I mourn their death as I would anyone else. Though I dislike the way I have gained my freedom as a Canadian, I am grateful for the freedom I have.

    I would feel so much more comfortable wearing one of these instead of a red poppy. The poppies make me feel iffy but I always feel guilty if I’m not wearing one. 

    ^ All of this. 

  7. nonplussedbyreligion:

This quote is more appropriate than ever now.  ~ Kim

    nonplussedbyreligion:

    This quote is more appropriate than ever now.  ~ Kim

  8. fyeahfeministart:

    Marina Abramovic, Rhythm 10, 1973

    In this piece, Abramovic once again explores the dynamics of pain, violence and self-destruction. In the first performance of this piece in 1973, she recorded the “rhythmic melody” of the sounds made as she plunged a knife rapidly between the fingers of her outstretched hand, changing knives each time she stabbed her hand- rather than the surface on which her hand rested- until she had used ten knives.

    Playing the tape back, she repeated the performance using the recording as a “score” to duplicate the same actions and injuries as the same moments. At once a feat of extraordinary concentration and a scene of repetitous self-mutilation, Rhythm 10 amplifies the way in which women sometimes engage in self-sabotage.

    From foot-binding to obsessive dieting, diverse cultural energy has been dedicated to deforming women’s bodies, often with women’s own masochistic consent.

  9. shoomlah:

If I were to write a children’s book about derailing on the internet it would totally have whales in it

^ DO IT.

    shoomlah:

    If I were to write a children’s book about derailing on the internet it would totally have whales in it

    ^ DO IT.

  10. humorlessfeminists:

ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET ATWOOD.

1) THIS IS HILARIOUS (as are many things from this blog)
2) This is ironic because as of this moment, I am skipping my class on Margaret Atwood.

    humorlessfeminists:

    ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET ATWOOD.

    1) THIS IS HILARIOUS (as are many things from this blog)

    2) This is ironic because as of this moment, I am skipping my class on Margaret Atwood.

  11. feministwatch:

During the in depth interview with Rookie, Whedon was asked whether his penchant for young female characters had anything to do with him going to an all-boys school to which he told them, his obsession came long before that. “I have never really known why I need to write about really strong adolescent girls. I do know that I have issues about helplessness, and that seeing [girls] portrayed as helpless, for all the years of my youth, got very old,” he said. “I am much more interested in some of the older comedies, particularly the black-and-white comedies of the ’30s, when most of the movie stars were female and they actually had things to do and a lot to say before they were sort of sidelined in the mainstream, in movies. And I was raised by a super strong, very interesting woman. And I was also very tiny and helpless. Those are the things that I know about. But I still don’t know why my avatar’s a girl. But she always has been, and I’ve just given myself up to it.”
http://www.themarysue.com/joss-whedon-wonder-woman/
Read the interview here
http://rookiemag.com/2011/11/yay-geometry-an-interview-with-joss-whedon/

    feministwatch:

    During the in depth interview with Rookie, Whedon was asked whether his penchant for young female characters had anything to do with him going to an all-boys school to which he told them, his obsession came long before that. “I have never really known why I need to write about really strong adolescent girls. I do know that I have issues about helplessness, and that seeing [girls] portrayed as helpless, for all the years of my youth, got very old,” he said. “I am much more interested in some of the older comedies, particularly the black-and-white comedies of the ’30s, when most of the movie stars were female and they actually had things to do and a lot to say before they were sort of sidelined in the mainstream, in movies. And I was raised by a super strong, very interesting woman. And I was also very tiny and helpless. Those are the things that I know about. But I still don’t know why my avatar’s a girl. But she always has been, and I’ve just given myself up to it.”

    http://www.themarysue.com/joss-whedon-wonder-woman/

    Read the interview here

    http://rookiemag.com/2011/11/yay-geometry-an-interview-with-joss-whedon/

  12. Powerful image. American imperialism/expansionism. Or worshipping at the altar of a white, mass-produced,  only one type of beauty. But that’s just what I see. (P.S. - It’s apparently Cat Power)

    Powerful image. American imperialism/expansionism. Or worshipping at the altar of a white, mass-produced,  only one type of beauty. But that’s just what I see. (P.S. - It’s apparently Cat Power)

  13. tranley:

    A young girl is secretly being watched through her webcam by an obsessed hacker.

    “Webcam” is based on actual events and was shot entirely on a computer’s webcam. The filmmakers hope that it will make people think more about the technology that we use every day and the effects that it can have on all of us.

    Very creepy.

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