"The previous model for social change has been revolution, everyone has sat around for a really long time and said, “when the revolution comes dadadadada…” It ends up being a very disempowering model because revolution isn’t coming. The message that it really sends is that unless total social transformation comes, you can’t act. But you can do one act of resistance every day. Everyday step out of your role, do something you wouldn’t normally do to try and have an effect."
— Sarah Schulman (via odofemi)
"19% of prime time television characters are non-human while only 17% are women"
A Profile of Americans’ Media Use and Political Socialization Effects: television and the Internet’s relationship to social connectedness in the USA ― Daniel German & Caitlin Lally
There are more “non-humans” on TV than women. Talk about unequal gender representation in the media.
"Women are told it is unfeminine and gross to have muscles and to cultivate strength, which in turn leads them to actively avoid doing things that will build muscles and strength, which then makes them even less capable of doing things that require strength, which the critics then use as proof of women’s inherent physical frailty. And so the cycle continues…"
Women’s difficulty with pull-ups is about more than biology | Fit and Feminist (via rememo)
<3 (via drunkelizabeth)
I mentioned this feeling to someone the other day and they told me they had no idea how to respond to me. This is a real thing and I’m so glad to see this (and mad that I fall victim to the same dumb stuff).