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1st August 2014

Chat reblogged from folie à deux with 40,584 notes

  • Glamour UK: What do you get riled up about in a feminist context?
  • Gillian Anderson: A lot. I have feminist bones and when I hear things or see people react to women in certain ways I have very little tolerance.
  • Glamour UK: But don't you feel sorry for modern men? Not knowing whether they should help us with our bags and open doors for us or whether we'll see it as an affront?
  • Gillian Anderson: No. I don't feel sorry for men.

Tagged: Gillian AndersonMediaInterviewsFeminism

30th July 2014

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10 Words Every Girl Should Learn →

Some interesting remarks from Soraya Chemaly about the confidence gap, politeness norms, and the need for women’s voices to be heard.

Tagged: Soraya ChemalyConfidence GapGirlsFemininityMedia

28th July 2014

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Strong Female Characters—Jane Bingum, Drop Dead Diva

Gifs from around Tumblr, PM for credit

Tagged: strong female charactersjane bingumbrooke elliotdrop dead diva

28th July 2014

Link reblogged from Truth with 52 notes

Americans hate Congress. They will totally teach it a lesson by not voting. →

Please vote this November. A new Congress means a chance at a new legislative agenda actually moving forward.

Tagged: VOTEvoteV-O-T-EElectionsMidtermsNovemberMidterms 2014Politics

Source: democratsinthesouth

28th July 2014

Quote reblogged from Rights For All with 800 notes

A new paper on sexting among adolescents … called ‘Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t … If You’re a Girl’… [finds] that both girls and boys send and receive naked or semi-naked pictures of themselves with some regularity, but only the girls are socially punished for it. ‘Boys in our study described girls who did send sexts as ‘sluts’ or ‘insecure,’ whereas they characterized girls who did not send sexts as ‘prude’ or ‘stuck up,” University of Michigan researchers Julia Lippman and Scott Campbell write in the Journal of Children and Media. ‘This indicates that sexting is a lose–lose proposition for girls; regardless of whether or not they sext, their behavior is evaluated in harsh—and often sexist—terms.

Tagged: AdolescenceSexual BehaviorSexismTeenage GirlsMedia

Source: amajorinbeingmixedup

28th July 2014

Photo reblogged from How "Pro-Life" of You with 906 notes

oh-snap-pro-choice:

justprochoicethings:

Seriously. You want to be coddled from birth to grave? Talk about feminist entitlement.

How dare someone want their own fucking insurance which they PAY for to cover medication that is essential to most people’s lives? Do you know how many people rely on birth control for its effects on periods, or how it treats ovarian cysts? No obviously not so shut up with your ignorant shit

Birth control costs hundreds of dollars a year; an IUD costs about the same as a month’s salary working at minimum wage. 34% of American women voters report having not been able to afford contraception consistently over the course of their lives, and unintended pregnancies cost the government millions of dollars in social services costs that ultimately get passed on to the taxpayer.  Maybe if employees were paid sufficiently, we could have a conversation about employees paying for them themselves, but since the minimum wage already isn’t a living wage, let’s bypass that and talk about how contraception is healthcare and health insurance should cover it. I don’t see anyone suing over the fact that the health insurance they provide covers Viagra. 

oh-snap-pro-choice:

justprochoicethings:

Seriously. You want to be coddled from birth to grave? Talk about feminist entitlement.

How dare someone want their own fucking insurance which they PAY for to cover medication that is essential to most people’s lives? Do you know how many people rely on birth control for its effects on periods, or how it treats ovarian cysts? No obviously not so shut up with your ignorant shit

Birth control costs hundreds of dollars a year; an IUD costs about the same as a month’s salary working at minimum wage. 34% of American women voters report having not been able to afford contraception consistently over the course of their lives, and unintended pregnancies cost the government millions of dollars in social services costs that ultimately get passed on to the taxpayer.  Maybe if employees were paid sufficiently, we could have a conversation about employees paying for them themselves, but since the minimum wage already isn’t a living wage, lets bypass that and talk about how contraception is healthcare and health insurance should cover it. I don’t see anyone suing over the fact that the health insurance they provide covers Viagra. 

Tagged: HealthcareContraceptionReproductive HealthReproductive JusticeMinimum WageFeminism

Source: justprochoicethings

27th July 2014

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The Word “Feminazi” Has Got To Go

The Word “Feminazi” Has Got To Go

Folks, it is 2014 and I can’t believe I have to say this but…the word “feminazi” has got to go.

I know that someone somewhere will undoubtedly say that there are more important things to worry about, who cares about this word, or that I am overreacting.  And maybe I am, but truth be told, I don’t think so.  There are two major problems I have with this word: the first is that it perpetuates…

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Tagged: LanguageMediaModern Feminism

27th July 2014

Quote reblogged from How "Pro-Life" of You with 105,482 notes

True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.

And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”

My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.

Tagged: FeminismEqualityPerceptions

Source: seaofbadstories

26th July 2014

Post reblogged from Hell Yeah Feminism with 239,858 notes

factota:

"i don’t support feminism because i don’t hate men"

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Tagged: FeminismMisconceptionsMisconceptions about feminism

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26th July 2014

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Repro Health Fact of the Day

Approximately 800 women die every day due to pregnancy complications or complications during childbirth.

Source: WHO

Tagged: Fact of the DayReproductive HealthPregnancyInternationalMaternal Health