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onlyblackgirl:

sourcedumal:

jointheeggvolution:

wynesthesia:

ashleeta:

thelingerieaddict:

I cannot believe Curvy Kate’s audacity to outright steal the work of a high school student for some insipid marketing message.

Shame on you, Curvy Kate. Shame on you.

Via: The Curvy Kate Facebook Page

Original image via: Rosea Posey

SIGNAL BOOST RIP THEM A NEW ONE TUMBLR!

IT’S NOT EVEN A THING YOU SHOULD MARKET

NOT ONLY DID YOU STEAL THE GIRL’S WORK

YOU FUCKING HAD NO IDEA WHAT SHE WAS TRYING TO SAY

FUCK

FUCK YOU

goddamn

THEY COMPLETELY RUINED HER MESSAGE AND TURNED IT UPSIDE DOWN. WHAT THE FUCK. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK I’M SO FUCKING MAD

Wow, fuck you Curvy Kate

Glad i never supported them.

wow this is perfect to mention in my dissertation about how feminist critique is incorporated and emptied of its radical meaning by marketers, (2 days before it is due).

(via lipstick-feminists)

— 1 day ago with 161205 notes
A Cathartic Note on Rape Culture

(Trying to shake off the ickys and the silent rage).


The lack of empathy and compassion among many men disgusts me and cries of ‘not all men’ are frustrating and detract from the heart-wrenching issue which is the common stories of trauma from so, so many women.

Every year (4 years) that I have been on an anti-rape march in one town in New Zealand (where 1 in 4 women is a survivor) there is at least one different man who shows up to yell ‘we love rape!’, call women on the march ‘sluts’ or try and have a serious argument with the organisers over women’s reponsibility for rape (in front of multiple survivors of rape!). This year has been no different.

Although I am not a survivor myself, the accumulation of years of casual groping, rape threats and verbal abuse from men and boys has the effect of producing enough anxiety to have me triggered by the actions of these men. Imagine what it is like for a woman living every day with the trauma of rape and who has had to find immense courage to join a march to scream loudly for her rights.

Let me be clear: men abusing women at an anti-rape march is rape culture in action. It is the obvious intimidation these men feel from women’s energetic and furious calls for a world free of violence that indicates that they identify on some level with the men we are protesting against. Whether or not they are actually rapists, the compulsion they feel to abuse women or debate our right to safety is symptomatic of how far we have still to go.

Although we know that only a minority of men actively abuse and harass women, these men are extremely vocal, such that it feels like they are everywhere. The majority of men, however, are silent and it is this silence which encourages other men to believe that they are supported and valid in their contempt for women.

I think the reason why many men are silent in the face of their peer’s casual sexism is that they do not connect their friend’s sexist attitudes with women’s lived experiences of multiple violations by men. They are not mutually exclusive and anyone with a working knowledge of the sexual violence sector knows the role that attitudes play in encouraging sexual violence. Mainly through indirectly normalising and condoning violence against women.

Jokes and the attitudes they harbour are manifestations of a culture lacking empathy for survivors, this in turn feeds into the resistance to change that feminist activists encounter. This is acutely obvious on the internet, where men make denigrating and dismissive trolling replies to women sharing stories of abuse. Suggesting they do not have a clue or a care as to the workings of trauma and the prevalence of it.


I want to finish by saying that feminist anger is directly proportional to the denial and resistance from misogynist men, not to our hatred of all men.

The necessity of being an annoying, vocal radical feminist is to match the violent resistance we encounter by speaking out about women’s experiences.

— 1 week ago with 17 notes
#rape culture  #feminism 
orionsnightsky:

blue-author:

charity-knows-best:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

stfueverything:

pixiepienix:

look at this fragile delicate flower of a man look at how precarious his value and identity is wonder at the marvel that is masculinity

This makes me want to cry blood.
This is a prime example of patriarchy at work. He can’t handle holding a fucking purse for 2 fucking seconds before he has to bust out his “man bag” so he can feel validated by his male peers who are rooting him on for not wanting to be feminine. Is his ego and sense of masculinity so fragile he can’t possibly brush it with the slightest amount of femininity before he crashes and burns??

Not to mention the fact that a symbol of feminity is being equated to a literal piece of shit.

or maybe he just doesn’t want to hold a fucking purse? god fucking damn it.

You’re right. We shouldn’t for anything in the world ever think about why he wouldn’t want to hold a purse, why he would feel it’s reasonable to drop it like it’s radioactive and then treat it both like toxic waste and a shameful secret, or why an audience of men would applaud him for treating it in this way instead of just holding the thing his wife asked him to hold.
Masculinity is too fragile to withstand investigation. We must protect it at all costs.

My partner is always willing to not only hope my purse, but carry it around on his shoulder. A few guy friends make fun of him for it, but he’s comfortable enough with his masculinity to not care. Plus, he looks fabulous ;)

orionsnightsky:

blue-author:

charity-knows-best:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

stfueverything:

pixiepienix:

look at this fragile delicate flower of a man look at how precarious his value and identity is wonder at the marvel that is masculinity

This makes me want to cry blood.

This is a prime example of patriarchy at work. He can’t handle holding a fucking purse for 2 fucking seconds before he has to bust out his “man bag” so he can feel validated by his male peers who are rooting him on for not wanting to be feminine. Is his ego and sense of masculinity so fragile he can’t possibly brush it with the slightest amount of femininity before he crashes and burns??

Not to mention the fact that a symbol of feminity is being equated to a literal piece of shit.

or maybe he just doesn’t want to hold a fucking purse? god fucking damn it.

You’re right. We shouldn’t for anything in the world ever think about why he wouldn’t want to hold a purse, why he would feel it’s reasonable to drop it like it’s radioactive and then treat it both like toxic waste and a shameful secret, or why an audience of men would applaud him for treating it in this way instead of just holding the thing his wife asked him to hold.

Masculinity is too fragile to withstand investigation. We must protect it at all costs.

My partner is always willing to not only hope my purse, but carry it around on his shoulder. A few guy friends make fun of him for it, but he’s comfortable enough with his masculinity to not care. Plus, he looks fabulous ;)

— 2 weeks ago with 153326 notes
Why we need to get over worrying about 'man-hating' and leave the naysayers to stew in their own stupidity →

clementineford:

My friend Cecilia Winterfox wrote this as a comment response to an article I wrote about Emma Watson and #HeForShe and I thought it was so right-on that I wanted to give it a post all of its own.

She articulates so much of my irritation with this fixation on contradicting man-hating…

— 3 weeks ago with 156 notes
thehalfwrittenbook:

let-them-eat-vag:

ashoutintothevoid:

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly

how is she on the fucking cover yet they wont expell the fucking rapist wtf

thehalfwrittenbook:

let-them-eat-vag:

ashoutintothevoid:

Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow

DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly

how is she on the fucking cover yet they wont expell the fucking rapist wtf

(via womenwhokickass)

— 4 weeks ago with 232771 notes
"I design clothes because I don’t want women to look all innocent and naïve…I want woman to look stronger…I don’t like women to be taken advantage of…I don’t like men whistling at women in the street. I think they deserve more respect. I like men to keep their distance from women, I like men to be stunned by an entrance. I’ve seen a woman get nearly beaten to death by her husband. I know what misogyny is … I want people to be afraid of the women I dress."
Alexander McQueen   (via passionnedenoir)

(Source: mcqueenadillo, via coleytangerina)

— 1 month ago with 121504 notes

hazehgrace:

frostied:

maybe Jesus was gay the whole time and was actually saying “ah, men”

STOP I SHOULD NOT BE LAUGHING

(via orionsnightsky)

— 1 month ago with 251329 notes

atane:

2 white construction workers who were witnesses to Mike Brown’s murder have stepped forward to say that Mike Brown was murdered with his hands up. They fear losing their jobs.

(via stfufauxminists)

— 1 month ago with 71833 notes

rawdaddyclub:

cemeterydreamscapes:

Watch the trailer for M.I.A.’s controversial unreleased documentary before it’s pulled from the internet again. Reblog the shit out of this.

My fave girl ily

(via tazzyphinzel)

— 1 month ago with 60705 notes

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

(via coleytangerina)

— 1 month ago with 346566 notes
"Recognizing the ‘personal as political’ allowed women to identify, through consciousness raising groups and the exchange of personal experiences, that what they took to be their own personal failings, such as hating their plump stomachs. or feigning a headache when they wanted to avoid sexual intercourse without their male partner getting angry, were not just individual experiences. They were the common experiences of women, constructed out of the unequal power relations of the so-called ‘private’ world, and very political indeed"
S. Jeffreys (via socio-logic)

(Source: sociophilia, via socio-logic)

— 2 months ago with 81 notes
fullten:

coffeeandcockatiels:

buddhabrot:

angrywocunited:

So the wife of Ferguson police chief says community is “feral”. 
A wild cracker appears.

Fuck this bitch

I am so fucking ashamed and my mind is boiling from the ignorance, these people are so brain-washed by their own entitlement I can’t even fucking deal.

And this is fucking racism, and I don’t understand how white people can’t tell the difference. She is racist, she has these views and is married to the chief of police, an organization that can *clearly* get away with murdering black children because they deem us as animals. She has power and clout behind those words, and so do the millions of other racists that murder, attack, abuse, and hate black people. If a black person calls you a cracker or doesn’t trust you, there is no power there. There isn’t generations of brain washing and social norms that have been ingrained in our society, white people see a white person and they are another human, white people see a black person, and they see an animal, wild livestock that needs to be culled, and we have to fight for our humanity, to prove constantly we are human, and how the fuck can we prove our humanity to a group of humans that have devolved into monsters, and see that now as human simply because the skin is white, disassociating themselves from their horrible inexcusable actions. 

fullten:

coffeeandcockatiels:

buddhabrot:

angrywocunited:

So the wife of Ferguson police chief says community is “feral”. 

A wild cracker appears.

Fuck this bitch

I am so fucking ashamed and my mind is boiling from the ignorance, these people are so brain-washed by their own entitlement I can’t even fucking deal.

And this is fucking racism, and I don’t understand how white people can’t tell the difference. She is racist, she has these views and is married to the chief of police, an organization that can *clearly* get away with murdering black children because they deem us as animals. She has power and clout behind those words, and so do the millions of other racists that murder, attack, abuse, and hate black people. If a black person calls you a cracker or doesn’t trust you, there is no power there. There isn’t generations of brain washing and social norms that have been ingrained in our society, white people see a white person and they are another human, white people see a black person, and they see an animal, wild livestock that needs to be culled, and we have to fight for our humanity, to prove constantly we are human, and how the fuck can we prove our humanity to a group of humans that have devolved into monsters, and see that now as human simply because the skin is white, disassociating themselves from their horrible inexcusable actions. 

(via hellyeahfeminism)

— 2 months ago with 26951 notes