Anonymous asked: I got in an argument with a friend the other day that women who hate on other women -- either through being hostile in the work environment, victim-blaming, knowingly/willingly being the "other woman" in a relationship, or engaging in any number of hurtful/harmful behaviors -- aren't true feminists. What are your thoughts?
Even feminists still often struggle with internalized misogyny; we weren’t raised in a different culture that never exposed us to those ideas, and identifying as a feminist doesn’t mean you’ve pressed a magical button that makes any misogynistic idea you’ve been exposed to go away. I do think that feminists need to work against those trends, of course, and I think it’s good to point out when a behavior is victim-blaming or slut-shaming or otherwise harmful, but I don’t think it’s fair to say “Oh, you’re a bad feminist”, or “you’re not a real feminist” because you haven’t had a chance to recognize that behavior for what it is. That’s why so much of feminism is about education and pointing out when things are harmful to women…but if we write people off any time they mess up, we’re probably not going to do well as a movement.
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Testify: An Art Project
This semester, in order to fulfill a final requirement at my university, I enrolled in a class on…
i don’t care if men feel comfortable enough to cry or to bake fucking cupcakes because feminism, i care that they stop hurting women.
that’s it. that’s my feminism. that’s all I am asking of men.
If nothing else, it would be a hell of a start.
Any of you who know me outside of Tumblr know that I’ve been working on a feminist art project for the last month ish…and I’m excited to announce that Restructured Solidarity WILL be posted to my blog in the next couple of days, I just haven’t figured out what format I want to put it in and how much of it I’m ready to include.
But basically it’s about feminism and bathroom graffiti so you all should check it out once it’s up.
Anonymous asked: You should do an analysis of Skylar White from Breaking Bad. I figure, with a show that many are heralding as the "best TV show ever" including an episode, that is the only item with a 10.0/10 on IMDb with 25,000+ votes, an analysis can actually highlight a lot of the complexities in a show that is so critically acclaimed. Not to mention the fact that it is easily the biggest cultural phenomenon right now. In light of Anna Gunn's Emmy and Op Ed, what would a feminist say about Skylar?
I know I got this ages ago, but since I don’t/didn’t watch Breaking Bad, I didn’t feel I was in a position to comment. I DID ask another feminist friend of mine if he’d be willing to write up a brief analysis because I think it’s a good question, but I think he got sucked into a project at work…sooooo if any of my readers have thoughts on this, shout ‘em out!
Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.
Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.
It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …
this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1
White people are still the ~standard so that’s not so revolutionary.
A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes
A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes
A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes
A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes
A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes
That’s some bullshit right there.
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AIDS: one of the few true global pandemics in living memory. The AIDS epidemic spans every continent, effects every demographic group, and kills somewhat indiscriminately…somewhat. I’ve written about HIV previouslyon this blog, as I’ve done…
Having experienced the body image criticism in Hollywood, what is your advice to young girls dealing with the same treatment from their peers, and a response to those who judge others based on appearances.
To All My Wonderful Readers,
I know that I have been slow to post on this blog in the past few weeks. It truly is that time of year again: finals. Papers are coming due, exams are drawing near, and everything suddenly seems chaotic for a few weeks…
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