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Mar 13



Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles. 

You can watch the 1:00 video with Beyonce, Jane Lynch, Condeleeza Rice, and Jennifer Garner here, or visit the Ban Bossy website

Don’t read the fucking YouTube comments, they’re devoid of all intelligence

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“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” Unknown (via shaeliveswell)

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Jan 12
“If whiteness is imagined as dominance, and woman is imagined as subordination, then “white woman” becomes something of a contradiction. As Young notes, “For white men, white women are both self and other: they have a floating status. They can reinforce a sense of self through common racial identity or threaten and disturb that sense through their sexual Otherness”. White supremacists have to place white women on a pedestal (iconize them as racially, morally, and sexually pure), since whiteness and civilization are synonymous and “civilization” is constructed as the rejection of base animalism.” Julia O’Connell Davidson and Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor, “Fantasy Islands: Exploring the Demand for Sex Tourism” (via wretchedoftheearth)

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Game of Thrones
Brienne of Tarth

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“Prostitution emerges from the subordination of women. If that were not so then there would be men along the roadsides and women buying them. But men cannot ‘choose’ prostitution. Women do not have a sexuality of dominance and have not been reared to see men as objects for their use. Prostitution is about men’s rights and privileges from male domination to treat women as objects for sexual use. If there was equality then women would not be able to ‘choose’ prostitution because it would not exist.” Sheila Jeffreys on the origin of prostitution (via fuckyeah-radicalfeminism)

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“What should I do about the wild and the tame? The wild heart that wants to be free, and the tame heart that wants to come home. I want to be held. I don’t want you to come too close. I want you to scoop me up and bring me home at nights. I don’t want to tell you where I am. I want to keep a place among the rocks where no one can find me. I want to be with you.” Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit (via colporteur)

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the best kind of friendships are fierce lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world.

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“Girls learn to love and have sexual feelings in a position of low status, and the eroticization of powerlessness is a normal part of the construction of femininity.” Sheila Jeffreys, Unpacking Queer Politics (via hereticswords)

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“[TW: rape culture]
And when we frame all women as being someone’s wife, mother or daughter, what are we teaching young girls?

We are teaching them that in order to have the law on their side, they need to be loved by men. That they need to make themselves attractive and appealing to men in order to be worthy of protection. That their lives and their bodily integrity are valueless except for how they relate to the men they know.

The truth is that I am someone’s wife. I am also someone’s mother. I am someone’s daughter, and someone’s sister. But those are not the things that define me, or make me valuable in this world. Those are not the reasons that I should be able to live a life free from rape, sexual assault or any kind of violent crime.

I have value because I am a person. Full stop. End of argument. This isn’t even a discussion that we should be having.

So please, let’s start teaching that fact to the young women in our lives. Teach them that you love, honour and value them because of who they are. Teach them that they should expect to be treated with integrity because it’s a basic human right. Teach them that they do not deserve to be raped because no one ever, ever, ever deserves to be raped.

Above all, teach them that they are people, too.”

I Am Not Your Wife, Sister, or Daughter. I Am a Person

This post is soooo good at articulating why it’s so harmful to have to relate women to men through their relationships with men

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