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May 15
“I still think it’s important for people to have a sharp, ongoing critique of marriage in patriarchal society — because once you marry within a society that remains patriarchal, no matter how alternative you want to be within your unit, there is still a culture outside you that will impose many, many values on you whether you want them to or not.” Bell Hooks (via evilfeminist)

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“My prayer for women of the twenty-first century: harden your hearts and learn to kill.” Andrea Dworkin (via columbiaofficial)

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commiekinkshamer:

if you can’t go outside without ogling and objectifying women in summer clothes, here are some alternatives

1. don’t go outside

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The divide isn’t between ‘sex negative’ and ‘sex positive’ feminists — it’s between liberal and radical feminism" by Meghan Murphy [X]

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black-culture:

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Teen Girl Ejected From Prom Because Horny Dads Can’t Stop Staring

A 17-year-old girl says she was kicked out of her homeschool prom because some lecherous dads complained that she was arousing “impure thoughts.”

In a guest post on her sister’s blog, a Richmond, Va., high school senior named Clare related how one of the women organizing the dance disapproved of her dress, even after checking it met the “fingertip length” dress code requirement. When she got into the ballroom, Clare, who is 5’9”, was amused to find herself surrounded by shorter girls in much shorter dresses.

On a balcony above the dance floor, a group of dads was, she said “ogling and talking amongst themselves,” which grossed out Clare and her friends a little bit.

After the kids had been “swaying with the music and talking and enjoying ourselves” for a while, the same chaperone who had complained about Clare’s dress pulled her aside to tell her that some of the dads felt her dancing was “too provocative” and liable to cause “impure thoughts.”

Clare protested that she hadn’t even been dancing, and was told once again that her regulation finger-length dress was too short. She was kicked out of the dance, and her friends decided to go with her.

The dance organizers said they would refund the group’s tickets, but only Clare got her money back, even after some of her friends’ parents called to ask about it.

In her post, Clare asks the Richmond Homeschool Prom to “refund my group as they verbally promised to do, and issue an apology for kicking me out of my senior prom because their husbands felt as though my body was something they had a right to control.”

"I’m not responsible for some perverted 45 year old dad lusting after me because I have a sparkly dress on and a big ass for a teenager," she concludes. "And if you think I am, then maybe you’re part of the problem."

The administrators of the prom’s Facebook group don’t seem to be swayed. They got so many negative comments about the incident that they gave up on deleting all of them and shut down the page instead.

http://gawker.com/teen-girl-ejected-from-prom-because-horny-dads-cant-sto-1575694507/+jayhathaway

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May 14
“…I look at [pornography, websites, shops, and services that serve men] to show that men’s practices of femininity are not about being [“womyn”] but about adopting the socially prescribed behaviors of a subordinate group in order to enjoy the sexual satisfaction of masochism. I argue here that transgenderism on the part of men needs to be understood as originating in socially constructed sexual fantasy rather then constituting a biological condition.” Sheila Jefferys (via bi-radfem-atheist)

the-uncensored-she:

thisisafemblog:

I feel like ya’ll need this. Radfem’s, please direct any corrections my way.(Or add them on the post.)
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This is sorely needed because too many people on tumblr are so fucking willfully ignorant and don’t know the difference between sex and gender. Honestly, what the fuck are they teaching you kids in your biology, health, anatomy and physiology courses? Even my AP Lit teacher, Latin teacher, sociology professor and psychology professor, and others, took the time to educate the class on the difference between sex— your chromosomes, anatomy and physiology— and gender— a set of bullshit, oppressive roles/expectations/stereotypes created by the Heteropatriarchy to enforce a homophobic/heterosexist, misogynistic male-supremacist hegemony. So what the fuck? You guys believe in creationism and “intelligent” design, too? /ugh!

the-uncensored-she:

thisisafemblog:

I feel like ya’ll need this. 
Radfem’s, please direct any corrections my way.
(Or add them on the post.)

*Click on the image to enlarge*

This is sorely needed because too many people on tumblr are so fucking willfully ignorant and don’t know the difference between sex and gender. Honestly, what the fuck are they teaching you kids in your biology, health, anatomy and physiology courses? Even my AP Lit teacher, Latin teacher, sociology professor and psychology professor, and others, took the time to educate the class on the difference between sex— your chromosomes, anatomy and physiology— and gender— a set of bullshit, oppressive roles/expectations/stereotypes created by the Heteropatriarchy to enforce a homophobic/heterosexist, misogynistic male-supremacist hegemony. So what the fuck? You guys believe in creationism and “intelligent” design, too? /ugh!

crookednose:

minimum wage doesn’t even TOUCH a living wage, racism and sexism are alive and well, children are killed in schools on a regular basis, those who make it to college end up with hundreds of thousands in debt, our basic rights are being stripped from us daily, and adults actually believe that SELFIES are the cause for this generation’s demise

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virginsacrificer:

"im not racist/sexist/homophobic but…"

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terufrying:

"gays will push their sexuality onto their children"

funny because that’s exactly what every straight person does.

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