flying backbone and the cadettes

Apr 02

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Dec 22

monicalewinsky1996:

why do women like jennifer lawrence and lady gaga try and reach so far to try and identify with fat people

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sorry

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nope

you are probably never going to know what its like to look like this

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and you know what thats FINE

but quit acting like your someone i can look up to or relate to because your body is idealized 

when they talk about “being fat” i dont feel spoken for i feel invisible.

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Dec 19

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Dec 12

mailorderwife:

I can’t believe I haven’t told this story but when cheetah girls came out on Disney channel my dad was obsessed with it and called himself Cheetah Dad for like 2 weeks

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Dec 03

fandomsandfeminism:

gamakami:

jadzbionic:

fandomsandfeminism:

gamakami:

Let’s see feminists push for female inclusion to the draft.

1. “Women and Children first” was not and is not a widely practiced poicy
2. Most feminists, myself included, want to completely abolish the draft and selected service. 

The idea of “women and children first” wasn’t invented by women - it was invented by men 

Just another part of the patriarchy, I suppose? How dare those men try to stop us from drowning

First of all, it was never even a thing. Women and Children First was not ever a widely used practice for evacuating ships. 
In fact, let’s look at some actual facts: While the phrase first appeared in the 1860 novel Harrington: A Story of True Love, by William Douglas O’Connor. [source]
 As a code of conduct, “women and children first” has no basis in maritime law, and according to University of Greenwich disaster evacuation expert Professor Ed Galea, in modern-day evacuations people will usually “help the most vulnerable to leave the scene first. It’s not necessarily women, but is likely to be the injured, elderly and young children.”
 Furthermore, the results of a 2012 Uppsala University study suggest that the application of “women and children first” may have, in practice, been the exception rather than the rule.
And here, read up on the differences between hostile and benevolent sexism.
And really. Is this the best yall have? Your best example of sexism against men is a myth about women getting preferential seating in maritime disasters? 

fandomsandfeminism:

gamakami:

jadzbionic:

fandomsandfeminism:

gamakami:

Let’s see feminists push for female inclusion to the draft.

1. “Women and Children first” was not and is not a widely practiced poicy

2. Most feminists, myself included, want to completely abolish the draft and selected service. 

The idea of “women and children first” wasn’t invented by women - it was invented by men 

Just another part of the patriarchy, I suppose? How dare those men try to stop us from drowning

First of all, it was never even a thing. Women and Children First was not ever a widely used practice for evacuating ships. 

In fact, let’s look at some actual facts: While the phrase first appeared in the 1860 novel Harrington: A Story of True Love, by William Douglas O’Connor. [source]

 As a code of conduct, “women and children first” has no basis in maritime law, and according to University of Greenwich disaster evacuation expert Professor Ed Galea, in modern-day evacuations people will usually “help the most vulnerable to leave the scene first. It’s not necessarily women, but is likely to be the injured, elderly and young children.”

 Furthermore, the results of a 2012 Uppsala University study suggest that the application of “women and children first” may have, in practice, been the exception rather than the rule.

And here, read up on the differences between hostile and benevolent sexism.

And really. Is this the best yall have? Your best example of sexism against men is a myth about women getting preferential seating in maritime disasters? 

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lacigreen:

rneowrails:

hatefucking:

ofthebrokenheartedangel:

Awesome protests erupted in my school today. Our student council planned a “fun” game for valentines day. They handed out paper hearts to every girl at the beginning of the day. Only the girls. If a girl speaks to a guy through the duration of the day, she has to give him her heart. Guys get five raffle tickets for every heart they collect. Girls cannot collect hearts, they only have one to give away, and guys do not have to give away anything. A gay male asked for a heart to give away to participate and was told no.
Some girls have taken this as an invitation to say things such as, quoted from twitter, “keeping the whores from talking today haha.” And boasting about “keeping their heart and not being a whore.” This has turned into an excuse to shame each other for talking to guys. And for what? A valentines game?
Rather than writing their names on the hearts and giving them away, many girls have written notes of protest on the paper hearts and are wearing them proudly as they associate with whoever they please and refuse to give the heart away.
Proud of some of the people in my school today.

males are rewarded for collecting female “hearts” and are encouraged to collect as many as they possibly can, but females are only allowed to have one heart to give away, and when they give it away they’re not allowed to play anymore
the correlation of “hearts” to how virginity/sex is treated in society is kind of eerie and definitely sexist

This is a really big deal! My elementary had us do this for Valentine’s Day one year. Girls were given a prize if they kept theirs, boys were given a prize if they got one. The boys would harass us - verbally, getting into our personal space, or pulling our hair - until we told them to stop and then they would get to take the heart. A lot of us were pretty mad about it at the time, and now that I see the implications of it, I’m even angrier.

ALL THIS COMMENTARY AND ALSO SOMEONE GIVE THESE KIDS A METAL

lacigreen:

rneowrails:

hatefucking:

ofthebrokenheartedangel:

Awesome protests erupted in my school today. Our student council planned a “fun” game for valentines day. They handed out paper hearts to every girl at the beginning of the day. Only the girls. If a girl speaks to a guy through the duration of the day, she has to give him her heart. Guys get five raffle tickets for every heart they collect. Girls cannot collect hearts, they only have one to give away, and guys do not have to give away anything. A gay male asked for a heart to give away to participate and was told no.

Some girls have taken this as an invitation to say things such as, quoted from twitter, “keeping the whores from talking today haha.” And boasting about “keeping their heart and not being a whore.” This has turned into an excuse to shame each other for talking to guys. And for what? A valentines game?

Rather than writing their names on the hearts and giving them away, many girls have written notes of protest on the paper hearts and are wearing them proudly as they associate with whoever they please and refuse to give the heart away.

Proud of some of the people in my school today.

males are rewarded for collecting female “hearts” and are encouraged to collect as many as they possibly can, but females are only allowed to have one heart to give away, and when they give it away they’re not allowed to play anymore

the correlation of “hearts” to how virginity/sex is treated in society is kind of eerie and definitely sexist

This is a really big deal! My elementary had us do this for Valentine’s Day one year. Girls were given a prize if they kept theirs, boys were given a prize if they got one. The boys would harass us - verbally, getting into our personal space, or pulling our hair - until we told them to stop and then they would get to take the heart. A lot of us were pretty mad about it at the time, and now that I see the implications of it, I’m even angrier.

ALL THIS COMMENTARY AND ALSO SOMEONE GIVE THESE KIDS A METAL

(Source: the-l-o-o-k-i-n-g-glass)

Oct 08

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