1. idontwannahurtno-more:

  2. http://probablywriting.tumblr.com/post/83302672719/flightcub-how-make-a-female-character-that-a»


    how make a female character that a fandom will like:

    • give her mostly masculine personality traits
    • make sure she never does anything bad, ever
    • especially nothing to ever upset the male characters
    • make sure she is sexy
    • but not too sexy
    • she must be a Strong Female
    • but…
  3. (Source: getbusyliving-, via voldymore)

  4. "Do we need weapons to fight wars? Or do we need wars to create markets for weapons?"
  5. hooks-and-chains:

    If you think “alternative” beauty means over 100 pictures in a row of white, skinny girls who happen to have chosen to dye their hair and get piercings and tattoos, then I think you are deeply embedded in the exact mind set you so proudly say you have have risen above.

    (via morecoffee)

  6. "By placing porn use within a cultural context, we can begin to see how powerful it really is. As boys grow up to be men, they are inundated with messages from the media, messages that both objectify women’s bodies and depict women as sex objects who exist for male pleasure. These images are part and parcel of the visual landscape and hence are unavoidable. They come at boys and men from video games, movies, television, ads, and men’s magazines, and they supply them with a narrative about women, men, and sexuality. What porn does is to take these cultural messages about women and present them in a succinct way that leaves little room for multiple interpretations. While there are some media images that can be read in a number of ways (called polysemic in media studies) by different people, gonzo porn, particularly—with its overt contempt for women and incessant story line of how women like to be humiliated and debased—delivers a clear message to men, who have already developed a somewhat pornographic gaze by virtue of being brought up in a society filled with sexist pop culture images."
    Gail Dines, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality (via fuckyeah-radicalfeminism)

    (Source: wretchedoftheearth, via morecoffee)

  7. "

    I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

    When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

    Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

    Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

    …My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

    So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.


    Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

    "What’s up with chicks and science?"

    "Are there genetic differences between men and women? Explain why more men are in science."

    (via we-are-star-stuff)

    (Source: magnius159, via creepingfeminism)

  8. raptorific:

    Swear to god, some guys are terrified that girls are faking common interests to impress them and act really hostile towards anyone they even SUSPECT of doing such a thing

    but then they turn around and fake a whole friendship in the hopes of getting sex out of girls, and get mad at them when it doesn’t work

    and they super do not see the irony in that

    (via creepingfeminism)

  9. lukasbloggedwhat:

    Literally me…

    (Source: hermione, via feminismitmakessense)

    • Me: (after demonstrating a piece of software I had written to be used for quality reporting by Medicare health plans): So that's how it works, any questions?
    • Medicare Official: Wow, it's great. Who is the programmer?
    • Me: I am.
    • Medicare Official: But who actually wrote the code?
    • Me: That would be me...the programmer.
    • Because apparently Black, women programmers don't actually WRITE CODE. 10 years ago, at headquarters in Washington, D.C. I felt irritated at having to explain that yes, I am a REAL programmer.


I am a feminist. That doesn't mean I don't shave my legs, don't put on mascara, or don't wear short skirts. It doesn't mean I am a lesbian, a prude, or am simply too unattractive to get a man. It doesn't mean I'm whiny or that I'm a bitch. It does not mean I hate men. It doesn't mean that I'm not a man. It also doesn't mean that I'm not these things either. The one thing it does mean is that I strive for equality between men and women.