I don’t even have to tell you why this is important or why you should support the Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow; you know why. So go do it!
This just reached the 1 million dollar goal! So happy I donated 5 bucks, even though I am kinda broke like usual.
(There is no equality, only liberation.)
Gender is a system of domination and subordination, not what clothes you put on in the morning. Gender is a cage that women are coercively forced into from the moment we take our first breath. Stretching out the hierarchy with female at the bottom and male at the top to include fairy genders and bunselves won’t keep little girls from walking with their eyes down until some one tells them it’s okay to look up.
I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -
Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.
Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.
If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.
And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.
Reblogging hard for that last comment.
I WANTED TO SAY THIS BUT THEN SOMEONE ELSE DID and I’m damn proud.
At least two dozen girls at Wasatch High School — no boys, obviously — had sleeves added, necklines raised or tattoos covered, ostensibly for modesty reasons, via Photoshop. While the whole modesty argument is debatable in itself, many of the studentsat the Heber City, Utah, school seemed most irritated because the school seemed to apply its post-production dress code arbitrarily; in one case, two girls were wearing the same top, and only one photo was altered.
we live in a world where men pretend to be ‘daddys’ and women pretend to be ‘little girls’ and they have sex with each other without being criticized, just let that sink in
Reminds me of one time in a college class I brought up the question of whether women were socially compelled into shaving by men because it made them look more like girls rather than women Needless to say, no one talked to me after that.
Most men will agree that beauty standards exist to make women look younger. No one seems to want to answer the question: “How young?”
Fairy has been used as hate speech against gay men to hurt them. Does that mean fa*ry is a slur and Tinkerbell is a problematic caricature of gay men? No, it means don’t call gay men fairies because they are gay.
Monkey has been used as hate speech against black people to hurt them. Does that mean m*nkey is a slur and Curious George is a problematic caricature of black people? No, it means don’t call black people monkeys because they are black.
Crazy has been used as hate speech against the mentally ill to hurt them. Does that mean cr*zy is a slur and Cr*zy Eddie from the car commercials is a problematic caricature of the mentally ill? No, it means don’t call the mentally ill crazy because they are mentally ill.
Stupid has been used as hate speech against people with learning disabilities to hurt them. Does that mean st*pid is a slur and Two St*pid Dogs is a problematic caricature of people with learning disabilities? No, it means don’t call people with learning disabilities stupid because they have a learning disability!
All you’re doing by insisting that crazy and stupid are slurs is perpetuating the idea that mentally ill people ARE crazy and people with learning disabilities ARE stupid. Stop. I am not crazy or stupid and I don’t need you defending me by telling everyone I am but it’s impolite to say it out loud.
Robert Jensen — ‘Patriarchal Sex’ (via in-the-midst-of-winter)
Do not forget our sisters outside of our western world.
I’ve been noticing a lot lately that many of my RadFem sisters, or even general feminists, don’t really look outside of our Western borders, and here is your reminder to stop confining your views to just where you are.
While no, you may not experience what our sisters in Uganda, Thailand, China, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, etc. may experience, you need to learn. It is not hard. All you need to do is reach out and ask and listen.
Our sisters experience far more and varying misogynistic adversity on a day to day basis which I doubt we could even imagine living here in the West, and we need to acknowledge that in our day to day lives. We need to remember that. We cannot forget about our sisters outside of the West, because they need liberation, too.