-Ani Difranco (via gloryholeguillotine)
Feminism is not meant to be readily palatable and easily packaged for mass consumption.
how long must we wait for a lesbian disney princess
or what about a prince who throughout the entire movie you think he’s going to be the love interest but in the end it turns out he’s gay
or how about a lesbian princess
Or you know either one because it’s the same point
GOOD CHRIST NOPE PLEASE STOP DERAILING TALKS ABOUT THE LBTQ TO BRING IT BACK TO THE G
like I am fucking sick of “queer representation” in TV and movies meaning “middle class white gay men” so no
No it is absolutely fucking not the same thing
Not even slightly
Give me my Disney princess lesbian (AND ONE OF THEM CAN BE ACTUALLY BI PLEASE) or give me death
Give me queer ladies, or give me death.
It’s not the same thing, guys. Think about how many gay men are portrayed on tv versus gay women. Then think about how when the lesbians are discussed it’s made into a completely scandalous, sexual idea and not treated with the same respect.
Disney princesses mean a hell of a lot to girls. Watching Disney films when I was young helped shape my concept of strong, smart, and beautiful women. Paired with Sailor Moon and my mom, those would probably be the three biggest feminist influences early in life. And since the Disney princesses are marketed like crazy toward girls, we come to identify VERY early on with them.
LGBTQ girls are left out of this. And it isn’t fair.
So don’t derail the conversation and try to say that it’s the SAME goddamn thing between a lesbian princess or a gay prince. Because it sure as hell isn’t.
Just so we’re all clear, whenever someone says, “I’m not a feminist, I’m a humanist,” I hear “I don’t want to actually recognize the inherent power structures that are contributing to your oppression and I lack an actual understanding of what feminism actually is and all I really want to do is whine about ‘why don’t we all get along’” and I take it as active instructions to stay as far away from you as possible.
i love nicki minaj and janelle monae because their aesthetics are so far removed from one another but they both actively attempt to defy traditional standards of beauty in their own completely different ways
i think nicki goes “hyper-feminine” (see: Barbie) and challenges traditional standards of beauty by being LOUD in her femininity in both her demeanor and her appearance. yes she likes pink but not only does she like pink she FUCKING LOVES PINK. furthermore, i think she enjoys appropriating male symbols of power or traditionally masculine clothes and “feminizing” them by (flawlessly) incorporating them into her own outfits. or she makes her feminine outfits threatening by wearing spikes and sharp edges
janelle’s aesthetic is more focused around blurring the lines of traditional femininity and masculinity. janelle’s occasional forays into more traditional standards of beauty for women only make it more obvious that she is saying “I am the one who chooses how I look. Today I choose to look this way for myself and tomorrow I may choose to look differently.” she does things like wear a formal white button up, but with a ribbon neck tie. or strappy heels and an all-white suit with a gorgeous necklace. or a suit-inspired dress with a lot of cleavage. she doesn’t even give a shit about gendered clothing and just wears whatever the fuck she wants
i also love love love that they defy white-centric ideas of beauty. nicki has an alter-ego named barbie… what defies white-centric ideas of beauty more than a woman from trinidad calling herself barbie when mattel refuses to release a doll with brown skin called barbie and instead making her one of “barbie’s friends”?
and janelle is constantly constantly using natural black hair and i think she is constantly paying omage to african and african american culture in her aesthetic… i would be shocked if her cover for archandroid wasnt inspired by queen nefertiti
anyways i just love how these ladies dress themselves because i see it as a big middle finger to traditional ideas of how black women should look and i think that’s just great bye
Some examples of how “men’s rights activists” are threatening and intimidating feminists. There is absolutely no justification for this kind of behavior, and I urge all anti-feminist men (and anti-feminist others) to at the very least not stoop to the level of threatening atrocities or publishing someone’s personal information. I may not agree with your points of contention when it comes to the feminist movement, but that will never cause me to harm you or your family. AVFM and similar MRA groups need to be stopped, for the safety of society as a whole.
From “A Good Men’s Rights Movement is Hard to Find” by Jaclyn Friedman
You do realize that by stereotyping anti-feminist men as ‘cis gendered scum who wear fedoras and have neckbeards’ you are just as bad as the patriarchy you are fighting?
Because mean words are exactly the same as oppressive, marginalizing behavior that reenforces the societal scaffoldings of inequality. Right. Thanks for that infodump.
why is it that everyone can be an asshole towards me and that’s perfectly fine but the minute i have had enough and act like an asshole its all of a sudden not okay
I’m not really psyched for the Xbox One, but this is one of the best commercials I’ve seen in a while.
I actually LOVE feminist. They are annoying, rude & to outspoken for their own good which is great for me! Because it makes traditional women like myself way more attractive to the average man. Keep up the horrible work ladies!!
I’m really not interested in attracting “average men” actually.
I’m interested in surrounding myself with extraordinary people, especially as potential partners. I wouldn’t consider my boyfriend “average.”
So, you can have the “average men,” and I’ll keep on, ya know, working to dismantle the societal scaffoldings of gender inequality. :)
I’ve begun silently fighting back against jerks on the subway who sit as spread out as possible. Basically I match your stance.
This guy was sitting on the train with his knees splayed and his hands on the seat to either side of him. So I slowly backed up into the seat next to him forcing him to either move his hand or have me sit on it. Then I spread my knees equally wide and stuck my elbows out just as far.
It’s amazing how uncomfortable this makes men.
Eventually he closed his knees more (so I closed mine.) The ladies across from me noticed this silent warfare and were slightly confused. When he finally got off the train and I sat like a “lady” they realized what I did and grinned at me.
Yep. This is my new thing to do on the subway.
ur a little rebel i like u
You know why most guys sit like that?
It’s a body language signal known as a “crotch display” and it’s used to show dominance/confidence.
This is why guys get uncomfortable when women do this, and also why women are told to sit “like a lady” - basically, without the crotch display. When women do it, they’re telling all the dudes that they’re either stronger or on equal standing with them.
So I say right on, ladies! Go for it.
but why call it feminism when we could call it "I don't actually want to challenge my assumptions about gender inequality and sexism so you have to call it something that doesn't make me uncomfortable" ism?
Everyone who thought women weren’t “fit for combat” is being proved wrong. Rosie the Riveter was right: We can do it. (Could someone photoshop her wearing a Marine’s uniform and giving the finger? That would feel really appropriate right now.)
actually i don’t need to make men comfortable in feminist spaces when they make me uncomfortable in every other space, but thanks anyway
smfh @ peaches
dont know who this heaux is but she sucks
Anyone ever think that maybe JUST MAYBE those black women CHOSE to dance in that video..if they didnt like it, they can walk away. stop blaming white people, when clearly black people do have a fucking choice.
Oh wow, they had a choice?? Andddd that excuses Lily Allen’s racism how? You’re going to find some Black person to take any role. You’re going to find some Black person to support plenty of racist things that white people do, but that doesn’t make them okay or less racist. Black people take roles that amount only to racist representation all the time, Black people were in minstrel shows for fuck’s sake. And it’s not even like anything those women were doing is wrong or bad, it’s Lily Allen’s use of Black dancers in contrast to her lily white purity (and the other dancers as well)
and let’s talk about these “choices”
those black women had to put food on the table somehow
pay bills somehow
afford things somehow
you don’t always like your job
you don’t always enjoy it
and suddenly white feminists like yourself are loosing the ability to look at the big picture
do you say white women in sexist or demeaning roles “chose” to be there, so those roles aren’t sexist or damaging?
but you’ll do it to black women and our bodies
somehow when it’s our bodies, the “choice” between eating and paying bills and being in a racist, demeaning depiction of yourself becomes not “i need to do this thing so that i can eat”
it becomes “it’s not racist because they ‘chose’ to be there”
god this is what i fucking hate about feminism is that automatically y’all are so used to stepping on the backs of black women to gain your fucking “liberation” that you’ll use any excuse to keep doing it
oh NO not peaches too :/