Hey Hetero! is a public art project collaboration between artist Deborah Kelly and photographer Tina Fiveash. The project’s pieces have appeared in 30 illuminated public advertising spaces in Sydney streets, a CBD billboard, magazines, newspapers, bus ads, Avant Cards, galleries, and online. Hey Hetero! returns the gaze at heterosexuality: the priveleged sexuality which makes the LGBT movement both possible and necessary. In the form of simulated mainstream ‘advertisements’, the artwork invites heterosexuality into public discourse.
(Source: adayinthelesbianlife, via feministsociology)
i mean. its ok if personally you prefer girls who arent hairy. but like. think critically about why. like fucking take a step back and really assess why its so important to you that girls don’t grow hair in places they do and why it doesn’t matter on men. im serious. come back to me and tell me one good reason. give examples and show your work. its due on my desk monday morning
"I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am."
"Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know."
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.
Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.
Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).
Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.
Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
"Men often react to women’s words - speaking and writing - as if they were acts of violence; sometimes men react to women’s words with violence. So we lower our voices. Women whisper, Women apologize. Women shut up. Women trivialize what we know. Women shrink. Women pull back. Most women have experienced enough dominance from men - control, violence, insult, contempt - that no threat seems empty"
Saying that regulating mass abortion is “regulating a woman’s vagina” is like saying that banning rape is “regulating a man’s penis”.
It’s insane, and it misses the point. It’s not about your body parts. It’s about attacking the innocent victim.
Defend the voiceless. Be pro-life.
No, control over one’s own body is not a crime comparable to the violation and control of another person’s
body. A fetus is not a person.
"The female doesn’t want a rich man or a handsome man or even a poet, she wants a man who understands her eyes if she gets sad, and points to his chest and say: ‘Here is your home country.’"
Assuming the fetus pictured is a female, both of these people possess uteri. Does “no uterus, no opinion” still apply? Are you in favor of denying the smaller person her reproductive rights simply because she is temporarily dependent upon her own mother?
Women of every size and developmental ability deserve so much better than abortion. Will you fight for deadly discrimination, or equality?
Yes one of these bodies HAS to choose for the other because only one is capable of choosing. How do you propose to ensure a non-sentient fetus chooses for the woman? Bodies don’t choose, people do. A fetus is a non-sentient rudimentary human body, a woman is a person with the right to makes choices over her body.
There are so many women in the world who would give anything to have a baby—they would never dream of calling a child a “punishment”.
Where he said it: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nNbaig-D5pk
He’s not calling a baby a punishment, he is saying he doesn’t want to punish his daughter for a mistake she made with a baby she doesn’t want. Pro-lifers on the other hand frequently invoke pregnancy as a punishment for daring to have sex for pleasure.