1. "When you’re a trans woman you are made to walk this very fine line, where if you act feminine you are accused of being a parody and if you act masculine, it is seen as a sign of your true male identity. And if you act sweet and demure, you’re accused of reinforcing patriarchal ideas of female passivity, but if you stand up for your own rights and make your voice heard, then you are dismissed as wielding male privilege and entitlement. We trans women are made to teeter on this tightrope, not because we are transsexuals, but because we are women. This is the same double bind that forces teenage girls to negotiate their way between virgin and whore, that forces female politicians and business women to be agressive without being seen as a bitch, and to be feminine enough not to emasculate their alpha male colleagues, without being so girly as to undermine their own authority."
    — Julia Serano, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, p 28-9 (via bisexual-books)

    (via pitch-perfect-feminist)


  2. As Crowe-Noah tells his family: “We have been chosen to save the innocent. The animals.” When the flood passes, there will be no men to “destroy the garden”.

    Boy, this Noah and his creator hate humans. Crowe’s Noah, unlike the Bible’s, will take not one fertile female on the ark. His own wife is past child-bearing, and the only other woman on board, his eldest son’s wife, is thought barren. Noah even refuses to help his second son’s healthy girlfriend join them.

    No breeders wanted.

    I’m more than a bit disturbed by the fact fertile men are allowed but not fertile women.  Because of course over population is entirely women’s fault.  

    This misanthropic ‘green’ god is as misogynistic as Yahweh, I think.  

    As Eve was blamed for the sin of (carnal) knowledge, so here another ‘Eve’ is blamed for the sin of fecundity.  

    Funny how whenever people take extremist/fundamentalist positions it’s almost always women who get blamed for human ‘sins’.


  3. "Witch hunts did not eliminate the lower-class woman healer, but they branded her forever as superstitious and possibly malevolent."
    — Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English, Witches, Midwives, & Nurses (via catalytic-chamber)

    (via sabelmouse)


  4. So often when talking to particularly women, but also at least one male friend, about their partner, or their ex, or a colleague, or even just a difficult neighbour, I hear the same sorts of stories. I think a lot of people could benefit from understanding the concept of gas lighting as it relates to gender &/or relationships.

  5. Perfect response is perfect.

    (Source: queencate, via sabelmouse)

  6. resized:



    "Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

    this is too thug not to reblog

    That’s not all they do - they’ve got more information on their website

    What else they do that is awesome:

    • Stop child marriages
    • Persuade families to educate girl-child
    • Train women in self-defense
    • Oppose corruption in administration
    • Create awareness about the evils of dowry
    • Register FIRs against sex-offenders and abusive husbands
    • Publicly shame molesters
    • Encourage women to become financially independent

    (via dayofthegirlus)


  7. "Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist."

  8. "Rather than fighting for every woman’s right to feel beautiful, I would like to see the return of a kind of feminism that tells women and girls everywhere that maybe it’s all right not to be pretty and perfectly well behaved. That maybe women who are plain, or large, or old, or differently abled, or who simply don’t give a damn what they look like because they’re too busy saving the world or rearranging their sock drawer, have as much right to take up space as anyone else.

    I think if we want to take care of the next generation of girls we should reassure them that power, strength and character are more important than beauty and always will be, and that even if they aren’t thin and pretty, they are still worthy of respect. That feeling is the birthright of men everywhere. It’s about time we claimed it for ourselves."

  9. "Just appearing as a woman online, it seems, can be enough to inspire abuse. In 2006, researchers from the University of Maryland set up a bunch of fake online accounts and then dispatched them into chat rooms. Accounts with feminine usernames incurred an average of 100 sexually explicit or threatening messages a day. Masculine names received 3.7."

    The Next Civil Rights Issue: Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet by Amanda Hess (via misandry-mermaid)


    (via panicandstartariot)

    (via kthefemme)

  10. slateshade:




    I started this project by being inspired by Jamie C. Moore's work. She photographed her daughter who dressed up as five amazing women who made their mark in history. And so, I decided to do the same and make it around women of the arts. 

    As much as we are surrounded by art in every aspect of our life, the arts I believe doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. From my personal experience at home, the idea of a career in the arts wasn’t a “real” job and was told it would get me nowhere…especially as a women. I wanted to help open up people’s minds and expand the term of what art is. Art isn’t just painting or photography but it can be everything from music to writing to performing. There are tons of unbelievable people in the arts but I chose these eight influential ladies who I feel can empower young girls everywhere.

    - Baljit Singh

    Women of the Arts.

    So cool, B. You did awesome!

    love this! she’s so cute!

    (via kthefemme)