“People sometimes say that we will know feminism has done its job when half the CEOs are women. That’s not feminism; to quote Catharine MacKinnon, it’s liberalism applied to women. Feminism will have won not when a few women get an equal piece of the oppression pie, served up in our sister’s sweat, but when all dominating hierarchies - including economic ones - are dismantled.”
— Lierre Keith (via iamelliebusch)
• 10 March 2014 • 4,239 notes • View comments
I’m so done with this planet
she saved two lives and all they care about is her nipple.
this is sexism, my friends.
This is just fucking ridiculous! I’m sure the last thing she gave a shit about was her nipple coming out while she was SAVING HER CHILD AND THEIR NANNY!
Gotta love he fact that the story is about the nip slip and not the rescue. The rescue is just an afterthought.
This is why I(we all) need feminism
• 10 March 2014 • 342,387 notes • View comments
"It just happened not a big deal" is my new go-to answer whenever someone comments on my hair bye
(Source: maaarine, via becauseiamawoman)
• 9 March 2014 • 37,659 notes • View comments
Is International Women’s Day… I hope my boyfriend buys me Tagalongs. Haha.
• 8 March 2014 • 1 note • View comments
“Most men never think about patriarchy—what it means, how it is created and sustained. Many men in our nation would not be able to spell the word or pronounce it correctly. The word “patriarchy” just is not a part of their normal everyday thought or speech. Men who have heard and know the word usually associate it with women’s liberation, with feminism, and therefore dismiss it as irrelevant to their own experiences. I have been standing at podiums talking about patriarchy for more than thirty years. It is a word I use daily, and men who hear me use it often ask me what I mean by it.
Nothing discounts the old antifeminist projection of men as all-powerful more than their basic ignorance of a major facet of the political system that shapes and informs male identity and sense of self from birth until death.
— bell hooks, “Understanding Patriachy” (via heteroglossia)
• 8 March 2014 • 5,268 notes • View comments
“Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power — not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.”
— bell hooks (via tirhase)
• 8 March 2014 • 10,887 notes • View comments