gender non-conformist, woman of colour living in a post-colonial third world;
>will smash patriarchy for liberation
{second-wave feminism, gender-critical feminism, post-colonial theory, post-colonial, liberation, and critical psychology, sikolohiyang pilipino, good art, good literature, and cats}



'Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science'

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imagine Tonks and Lupin in bed, and he’s the little spoon and he turns round to kiss her only to find she’s metamorphasized her face into Snape’s and he screams and she laughs so hard she falls out the bed

(Source: johnlorck)

i think much of the disagreements most people have with radical feminism and radical feminists stem from variations of understanding of terms.

the term, “woman,” and “man,” specifically, is regarded by the mainstream gender activists on tumblr to mean labels for identities, specifically one’s “gender identity,” whereas radical feminism sees them as nothing but biological markers to mean someone who is an “adult female human,” and an “adult male human,” respectively. to wrap one’s head around this, think of how a sexually mature male chicken is called a “rooster,” and a sexually mature female chicken, a “hen.” both terms don’t refer to social roles, exactly (i’m not sure what a male chicken’s “social role” would be), but to reproductive roles and sexual maturation. to reiterate, they don’t hold socially constructed meanings, nor are they seen as “identities” (which are socially constructed in nature); they are simply biological markers.

and i suppose this uncovers a large problem for us: that the culture of gender is so entrenched in society that we associate simple biological markers with certain social roles and representations.


I just had a beautiful weekend.


Gaston Ugalde, Flying Colors X, 2012

Throw caution to the wind and delve into our auction for Massachusetts College of Art and Design, you’ll be glad you did. 




i’m cis insofar as I’m not trans, but don’t you dare label me as “someone who is comfortable with/identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth” because I’m anything but comfortable with this

Is it even possible? The expectations for female gender are just bunch of double-binds, how could anyone possibly be comfortable with expectations that contradict each other???



What will I do? What will I do? What are you talking about?! You are Elastigirl! My god. Pull yourself together! “What will you do?” Is this a question? You will show him you remember that he is Mr. Incredible, and you will remind him who you are. Well, you know where he is. Go, confront the problem. Fight! Win! And call me when you get back, darling. I enjoy our visits.