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princess-neville:

girls being kept out of the sciences and pushed into the humanities; the humanities being valued less in our society than the sciences; and the humanities and sciences being looked at as stark opposites that couldn’t possibly be enjoyed for the same reasons are all problems that need to in some degree be tackled together 

FUN HISTORY FACT

it used to be that the arts and humanities (at least in western cultures) were GIRLY THINGS FOR GIRLS, but at one point they started being masculinized so like poets would say that apollo was inspiring them or whatever instead of, you know, the all-female muses

MEANWHILE AT THE SAME TIME

science was always considered a masculine art, but the “scientific muse” became a woman around the time the lit muse became a man

and then it reversed again after women started doing things like hosting scientific salons and shit

science and the humanities have always been gendered, what gender they are has changed over time

and it’s always been weighted in favor of what men are thought to be best at at the time

(via aquietrevolutionary)

theinbetweennightmare:

Please, sit down. Sit down!

Sexism in Hollywood:

On the set of the Hollywood blockbuster movie Die Hard, Rickman’s principles ground a day’s shooting to an expensive halt. Not through temper tantrum or artistic crisis, but because he refused point blank to throw Bonnie Bedelia to the floor. Cast as the archly sophisticated terrorist Hans Gruber against Bruce Wills’ gun-happy hero, the script called for Rickman to perpetuate a degree of violence on the actress that he considered to be both offensive and inappropriate.

”A big victory was won on that film set in terms of not conforming to the stereotype on the page,” Rickman explains. ”My character was very civilised in a strange sort of way and just wouldn’t have behaved like that. Nor would Bonnie’s character, a self-possessed career woman, have allowed him to. It was a stereotype—the woman as eternal victim—that they hadn’t even thought about. Basically, they wanted a reason for her shirt to burst open. We talked our way around it—her shirt still burst open, but at least she stayed upright.”

—Alan Rickman, interviewed by Lesley White, ‘’The Leading Man’’, British GQ Magazine, July 1992: 74 (x)

(via goldenfacedbastard)

stfuprolifers:

FUCK YES, MASSACHUSETTS.

rabbitglitter:

There is a difference between being a White Feminist and being a part of ~*White Feminism*~.

The former:

You’re a Feminist. You are White.

The latter:

Your Feminism is White-centric and ignores the specialized issues of Women of Color.

(via sogrump)

Men who are progressive, profeminist, or allies to women — we have to constantly check ourselves. We have to be open and listen to women and sometimes respond by taking a backseat and not encroaching on female space in ways that are kind of natural to us. It’s so integrated into who we are as men: to take center stage, to lead, to be out front, to not really understand the power dynamic that’s at play. I think it’s really important for all of us men who are progressive and who are working to eradicate sexism and all the other social ills out there to be a lot more cognizant of our presence in these circles and spaces.
Byron Hurt in an interview with Bitch Magazine being an actual ally (via misandry-mermaid)

(via misandry-mermaid)

josiephone:

Okay guys, I’m going to get serious for a minute. 
If you’re not in Ireland at the moment, you may not know about the situation regarding the laws on abortion. It is completely illegal, even in cases of rape, incest, fatal foetal abnormality, and other such things. 

Women have died in this country because inability to have an abortion put strain on their health. A woman who wasn’t even Irish begged for an abortion because her child was about to die in the womb. The complications arising from her case resulted in her contracting septicaemia, organ failure, and tragically dying. 
In 1992, the X Case took place, involving a 14-year-old girl, knowns only as x, who became pregnant after being raped. Instead of offering help to the girl, who because suicidal, they prevented her from travelling out of the country for an abortion.

Any Irish woman* who needs an abortion has to travel to the UK, which means if you don’t have the money, you’re out of luck. What does the Irish Government have to say about this?

Well, recently the UN confronted the Government about our abortion laws, pointing out that we were breaking Human Rights laws, and that the Government treated Irish women* like vessels.

Joan Burton, the Tánaiste, said that there will be no referendum on abortion in this Government’s lifetime. They’re literally saying that they don’t care enough to rectify Human Rights breaches.

I am NOT a vessel, and neither are you. Make your voice heard. Come to the March for Choice on the 27th of September in Dublin. 

Never give up, never stay quiet.

(via curiously-chamomile-queer)

shubbabang:

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consent is a hell of a thing aint it

(via becauseiamawoman)

unlucky-artist:

Maybe the best sarcastic conversation in tv history 

(via floatawhile)

socialnerdism:

This is possibly the best cosplay I have ever seen. EVER - Brie

(via vantwinblade)

laterinthecaveoflesbians:

watershiphobbits:

If you are a man who thinks it’s funny to make misogynist jokes purely to make your female friends uncomfortable/angry, then you are a misogynist.  It is not “just a joke.”  You literally are finding humor in the discomfort and dehumanization of women.  You are not helping, you are not making satire.  You are just being misogynist.

Yes, this includes you gay men.

(via parikala)

Female voters in the US have been called “soccer moms” and “security moms”. In 2004, single women were “Sex and the City voters”. Now – because apparently women can’t ever just be “citizens” or “voters”, or more likely because conservatives prefer to call us names instead of delving too deep into women’s issues – we are “Beyoncé voters”. Bow down, bitches.

Most single ladies would generally be thrilled with a comparison to Queen Bey in any way, shape or form, but the cutesy nicknames for politically-engaged women need to stop. Surely pundits and the political media culture can deal with the collective electoral power of the majority voting bloc in this country in some better way than symbolically calling us “sweetheart”, complete with head pat.
Jessica Valenti: Nick-naming women ‘Beyoncé voters’ is exactly why we don’t vote Republican (via gregferrell)

(via merrygoround-of-life)

guiltyhipster:

Girls get mocked for liking high heels and lipstick. Girls get mocked for liking sports. Girls get mocked for liking tea and books. Girls get mocked for liking comics books and video games. Girls get mocked for liking math and science. Girls get mocked for liking boys. Girls get mocked for liking girls. Girls get mocked for liking both. What the fuck are we supposed to like? Water? Air? Come on, tell me. I’m dying to know. 

(via teawithstrangers)

kendralynora:

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frankhowley:

Dudes in Distress - Men in Video Games

The Tropes vs Men in Video Games project examines the patterns most often associated with male characters in gaming from an analytical, men’s rights perspective.

~ATTENTION MALE GAMERS!~
Please watch and spread the first episode of my new educational web series so that we can rise above and stop misandry in the video game industry!!

…well that took an unexpected turn

It started out making really dumb assertions that were bascally role reversals of stupid things Anita has said and then it turned out to support Anita and I just…

Alright, then. I guess that kind of helps my point in that people have a really difficult time seeing that what Anita says is ridiculous.

He does not “support Anita” in this video, he merely shines a light on the ass-hole (usually) men of privilege who constantly harass her, sexually objectify her, send her death threats, etc. for making her videos.

I don’t give a fly fuck if Anita’s videos are 100% true, or all fucking made up, the point is, no matter what, she does not deserve the hate that she gets online. Anita, herself, isn’t even promoting hate. Her videos are critiques. (God, it’s like shaking the patriarchy is worse than mass murder, in the eyes of some people.)