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"What characterizes women’s work over time is not the tasks they perform but the marginality of their work in relation to that of men."

— Historian Judith M. Bennett  (via lipsredasroses)

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"If no woman in your life has ever talked to you about how she lives her life with an undercurrent of fear of men, consider the possibility that it may be because she sees you as one of those men she cannot really trust."

—Chris Clarke, How Not To Be An Asshole: A Guide For Men (2011 version)

Goddamn this post is still one of my all-time faves.

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americachavez:

discussing the sexism in media is not equivalent to hating it. if I hated everything that was sexist, I’d literally never be able to watch tv or a movie or read comics or leave my house, basically.

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radfemale:

radfemale:

the amount of death/rape threats, harassment & stalking feminists experience is testament to how desperate men are to maintain their supremacy, and how hated women really are.

from this I received harassment for how paranoid I am about receiving harassment lmao

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"Fashion is one of the very few forms of expression in which women have more freedom than men. And I don’t think it’s an accident that it’s typically seen as shallow, trivial, and vain. It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial. What’s more, there’s an interestingly sexist assumption that often gets made about female fashion — namely, that it’s primarily intended to get male attention and male approval."

Fashion is a Feminist Issue: Greta Christina  (via bossapplesaucesmelly)

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"Statements like “I’m a woman and this doesn’t bother me,” or “Stop being so angry and people will listen to you,” or “You should really focus on equality instead of trying to make women seem better than men,” do not add to a conversation. These are not challenges that invite further discussion about the topic at hand, but rather challenges as to whether feminism as a viewpoint is valid (and also gross misunderstandings of exactly what a feminist viewpoint is). If you don’t think a feminist viewpoint is valid, well that’s a different argument and one that I’m not at all willing to have with you – especially if you don’t know anything at all about the history or current state of feminism."

Rules of Engagement – A Primer for Discussing Sexism in WoW | Tree Heals Go Woosh (via valkyrierisen)

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thechronicleofshe:

they only let us narrate yogurt commercials. 

thechronicleofshe:

they only let us narrate yogurt commercials. 

(Source: kerfuffle42, via racebending)

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  • Female Comic: Being a woman is kind of a nightmare sometimes!
  • The General Public: *crickets*
  • Louis CK: Being a woman is kind of a nightmare sometimes!
  • The General Public: *standing ovation* *balloons drop from ceiling* *Louis CK elected President of Comedy* Hahaha that is SO TRUE! I'm so glad this guy gets it! Have you heard his bit about how it's ok to say faggot?
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kelsium:

You can tell a girl she’s smart her whole life, encourage her in school, buy her a chemistry set, send her to math camp, help her apply for college scholarships in STEM fields, and she’s still eventually going to walk into a classroom, a lab, or a job interview and have some man dismiss her existence, deny her funding, pass her over for a promotion, or take credit for her work. How about you work on getting those assholes out of power and quit telling me not to call girls pretty.

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