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"As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media."
bell hooks (via america-wakiewakie)

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— 2 weeks ago with 1796 notes
#feminism 
"Stop telling girls they can be anything they want when they grow up. I think it’s a mistake. Not because they can’t, but because it would never have occurred to them that they couldn’t."
Sarah Silverman (via thiaschuessler)
— 5 months ago with 214 notes
#preach it sarah silverman  #feminism 

levicastiel:

If you attack girls for liking stereotypical feminine things you’re doing this feminist thing all wrong

(Source: quickslivir, via jord0)

— 11 months ago with 116631 notes
#amen  #feminism 
bombaycake:

rraaaarrl:

"I do not hate men, Sub-mariner. I merely know I’m as good as they are.”

FEMINISM: a definition

bombaycake:

rraaaarrl:

"I do not hate men, Sub-mariner. I merely know I’m as good as they are.”

FEMINISM: a definition

(Source: rraaaarrl, via thingssheloves)

— 1 year ago with 219582 notes
#feminism 

ravenskyexxx:

fuckyeahphonesexoperators:

zarrahangel:

I am a sex worker

PREACH

REBLOG IS YOU ARE A SEX WORKER, KNOW A SEX WORKER, OR SUPPORT SEX WORKER’S RIGHTS AND DECRIMINALIZATION OF PROSTITUTION. Sex work is also not just prostitution. Sex work includes phone sex operators, webcam models, nude print models, erotic writers, fetish clips store owners, and more.

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— 1 year ago with 11341 notes
#sex work  #feminism 
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Like Ida B. Wells-Barnett, my experience as a Black woman in the academy has been that my choice to be committed to supporting my Black husband and raising Black children has been interpreted as a “divided duty,” more than 100 years after Wells-Barnett blazed the trail. I entered the tenure-track 15 years ago when I was five months pregnant. I have taken three parental leaves, which were all met with resentment. This is not unusual, but what I am confident of is that if I had chosen to stay home, I would have faced as much hostility, if not more. America is comfortable with Black women raising white children (TheHelp, To Kill A Mockingbird, Clara’s Heart, I’ll Fly Away…need I go on?), but the minute we try to take care of our own, we’re reduced to “letting down the team,” which is what white feminist Linda Hirshman is claiming about Lady “O.” I’m confused. Just because I have five letters behind my name (Ph.D. and JD) and a substantive career does not mean I am, ever have been, or ever will be on their team.

Why? Because I am raising a daughter the same age as Quvenzhané Wallis, and it’s not the same as raising Dakota Fanning. After receiving an Oscar nomination for her role in Beastsof the Southern Wild, Wallis, the youngest Best Actress nominee ever,landed the leading role in Sony Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment’s upcoming Annie. Despite this, as many people know, The Onion degraded her childhood by calling her a “cunt.” This is where there is a divide between white Moms and “Mocha Moms.” Leslie Morgan Steiner is not raising Quvenzhané, but we are

Although Mrs. Obama did not stay at home until being married to the President, she knows that she is not entirely different from the Black women who stay at home for other reasons. She is also trying to protect her daughter from being “satired.” When Malia was only 11, she was ridiculed for wearing natural hair and a t-shirt promoting Peace. Lady “O” knows that Malia is Quvenzhané, which is why she invited the Mocha Moms to the White House. It’s an ethos Black feminists have understood all along; we need to support each other, value each other, and not degrade a sister whether she goes into the workforce or not. That’s what being on the same team is all about.

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Duchess Harris, “Your Feminism Ain’t Like Ours Because We Are Raising Quvenzhané,” The Feminist Wire 4/23/13 (via racialicious)
— 1 year ago with 226 notes
#black feminism  #duchess harris  #feminism  #quote 
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Abortion seems to be the only medical procedure that people want to deny you based on how you got in that situation.

Drove drunk, got in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem.

Messing around with a gun, accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course.

Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep.

Climb a tree, fall out and break your leg? We’ll fix that right up.

Have sex and get pregnant when you don’t want to be? YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS SITUATION AND YOU DESERVE NO MEDICAL HELP OR COMPASSION! THIS IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU WILL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!

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— 1 year ago with 221579 notes
#abortion  #regulation  #worry about your own uterus  #feminism  #pro choice 
makingsenseofthenonsense:

I have said it before, and I will say it again, the abortion providers who I’ve met, spoken to, and worked with, are some of the most compassionate, kind and courageous people I have ever met in my life.
From: http://www.4000yearsforchoice.com/

makingsenseofthenonsense:

I have said it before, and I will say it again, the abortion providers who I’ve met, spoken to, and worked with, are some of the most compassionate, kind and courageous people I have ever met in my life.

From: http://www.4000yearsforchoice.com/

(via jessicavalenti)

— 1 year ago with 714 notes
#abortion  #pro choice  #feminism  #everyday heroes