quoteMar 05, 2014 11:11 am
"There’s a paradox in thinking that you’re better than other girls, when your whole reason for feeling that way is because you think your gender is so inherently inferior that you want to dis-identify with being a girl altogether."
More Than Words: Tomboys R Us
THIS whenever some girl brags about being “one of the boys” or says something like “I’m not like other girls, I LOVE [stereotypically masculine thing].”
quoteFeb 26, 2014 3:12 pm
When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating.
It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
I mean, it’s just true.
“Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
That’s it. That’s it right there.
photosetJan 14, 2014 1:43 pm
Tamera Mowry Responds to Critics of Her Interracial Marriage ( x )
YOOOOOOO that second insult though. SHIT
See, comments like this against interracial relationships are anti-Black bc calling this woman “the white man’s whore” implies her entire identity is sexual, frames a Black woman in terms of whiteness & denies her agency of choice.
Saying she’s giving it to him for free implies that there will always be a price on a Black woman’s body as if she’s a vehicle whose value can depreciate.
This is ignorance. Nothing for it.
This whole exchange between her and Tia just destroyed me because it’s like neither one of them could “get it right” because they’re biracial themselves. It’s just… All of this is awful.
audioSep 10, 2013 11:42 am
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textJul 25, 2013 11:38 am
i look at misogyny and misandry this way,
although about half are women
is considered a community of boys
girls within the community are heavily criticised on their appearance and intelligence and actual validness of being a gamer
although about half of the users are men
is considered a community of girls (often “fangirls”)
boys within the community are heavily praised, several posts celebrating “the men of tumblr”
*scooters away and leaves you to connect the dots*
quoteJul 15, 2013 9:50 pm
"What the hell does a woman’s body possess that makes it a woman’s body? What does it NEED to have to be female. Did you immediately think of breasts, ovaries, vaginas? Gross. Think about that for more than two minutes and you’ll see why it’s gross. Still don’t get it? Well then go down to the nearest breast cancer walk and tell every single woman with a double mastectomy she’s not a woman. When you’re done with that, go down to your local hospital, ask the nurse where the OR is, and wait outside until you can find a woman fresh out of her hysterectomy surgery, and tell her the news. Yeah, that sounds evil, doesn’t it? Well it’s basically what you’re doing when you’re policing trans women’s bodies. You’re telling all women what they have to have on/in their bodies to be a woman. Which, obviously, is totally gross."
quoteJul 06, 2013 3:55 pm
Men want what they want.
So much of our culture caters to giving men what they want. A high school student invites model Kate Upton to attend his prom, and he’s congratulated for his audacity. A male fan at a Beyoncé concert reaches up to the stage to slap her ass because her ass is there, her ass is magnificent, and he wants to feel it. The science fiction fandom community is once again having a heated discussion, across the Internet, about the ongoing problem of sexual harassment at conventions — countless women are telling all manner of stories about how, without their consent, they are groped, ogled, lured into hotel rooms under false pretenses, physically lifted off the ground, and more.
But men want what they want. We should all lighten up.
It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The problem is not that one of these things is happening, it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.
These are just songs. They are just jokes. They are just movies. It’s just a hug. They’re just breasts. Smile, you’re beautiful. Can’t a man pay you a compliment? In truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness — one where women exist to satisfy the whims of men, one where a woman’s worth is consistently diminished or entirely ignored."
photoJul 03, 2013 3:55 pm