brute-reason:

(via Is Not My Name Tee / Stop Telling Women to Smile)
I want this I want this I want this I want this

brute-reason:

(via Is Not My Name Tee / Stop Telling Women to Smile)

I want this I want this I want this I want this

whoneedsfeminism:

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I need feminism because my best (male) friend told me I don’t have a boyfriend because I am “too independent.” My self sufficiency and confidence should NOT be a turnoff.

she-works:


EN, Washington, D.C.
We want to hear from women: What’s your note to self – a piece of advice that’s helped you at work? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

she-works:

EN, Washington, D.C.

We want to hear from women: What’s your note to self – a piece of advice that’s helped you at work? Share your advice at http://she-works.tumblr.com

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One of my pet peeves is when people ask how feminism is “at fault” for hookup culture. It’s absolutely not the fault of feminism. I am a feminist! I am intensely liberal, and have struggled myself. The fact that I’m pushing back on a culture that most people see as a culture of sexual liberation makes me nervous as a liberal feminist. I have to remind myself that when I talk to students, I see something that makes my feminist sensibilities cringe. It’s not empowerment and freedom—it’s coercion and conformity and despair. That’s not what feminism is about.
What people don’t understand is when we say “Teach men not to rape,” we’re not talking about telling them not to jump out of the bushes in a ski mask and grab the nearest female. We’re talking about the way we teach boys that masculinity is measured by power over others, and that they aren’t men unless they “get some.” We’re talking about teaching men (and women) that it’s not okay to laugh at jokes about rape and abuse. We’re talking about telling men that a lack of “No” doesn’t mean “Yes,” that if a woman is too drunk to consent they shouldn’t touch her, that dating someone - or even being married to someone - does not mean automatic consent. We’re talking about teaching boys to pay attention to the girl they’re with, and if she looks uncomfortable to stop and ask if she’s okay, because sometimes girls don’t know how to say stop in a situation like that. We’re talking about how women have the right to change their mind. Even if she’s been saying yes all night, if she says no, that’s it. It’s over. That’s what we mean when we say “Teach men not to rape.”

jessicavalenti:

daisyrosario:

Ryan Gosling on the MPAA’s decision to give Blue Valentine an NC-17 rating over its inclusion of an oral sex scene. (x)

Ladies, this was the interview that preceded you all knowing how hot Ryan Gosling is. He started talking about this topic and within a few months, ady bloggers were singing his praises. 

Feminism really is hot. 

Always reblog.

This really is reason No. 1 why I appreciate this man.

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Can’t you take a joke? Yes, I can take a joke. I can take a bunch! A thousand, 10,000, maybe even more! But after 30 or so years, this stuff doesn’t feel like joking. It’s dehumanizing and humiliating, and as if every single one of those jokes is an ostensibly gentler way of saying, “I don’t think you belong here.” All those little instances add up, grain of sand by grain of sand until I’m stranded in a desert of every “tits or GTFO” joke I’ve ever tried to ignore.
fuckyeahfeminists:

stand up for your rights

fuckyeahfeminists:

stand up for your rights

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