hell's fire, mother nature
and may the darkness be merciful

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, “You can have ambition But not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man.” Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of Joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors- not for jobs or for accomplishments which I think can be a good thing- but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings In the way that boys are. Feminist: a person who believes in the social political, and economic equality of the sexes.

3 days ago with 21,329 notes — via embrace-is-love, © taylorswifs


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[W]e live in a sexually liberal society, not a liberated one. A truly liberated society is one where sex is value-neutral and not having sex is just as acceptable as having a lot of it.

The fact that asexuals are considered weird, sick, abnormal, mentally ill, repressed, etc is a bold indicator that we are not living in a sexually liberated society but in a liberalized one.

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3 days ago with 20,320 notes — via effaced-ace, © cakewithcaroline


biscuity-boyle:

social justice stuff you see on tumblr is nothing new; these ideas and terminology have been around in activist circles for years. You’re only just finding out about them now because they’ve been brought into the mainstream of a website most of you frequent.

1 week ago with 6,518 notes — via feminismandpugsarelife, © biscuity-boyle


nikolaecuza:

danosaurs-and-philions:

im a bad person who thinks bad thoughts like ‘ew what is that girl wearing’ and then remember that im supposed to be positive about all things and then think ‘no she can wear what she wants, fuck what other people say damn girl u look fabulous’ and im just a teeny bit hypocritical tbh

I was always taught by my mother, That the first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are.

1 week ago with 500,889 notes — via samecoin, © danosaurs-and-philions


"My mistrust [of men] is not, as one might expect, primarily a result of the violent acts done on my body, nor the vicious humiliations done to my dignity. It is, instead, born of the multitude of mundane betrayals that mark my every relationship with a man—the casual rape joke, the use of a female slur, the careless demonization of the feminine in everyday conversation, the accusations of overreaction, the eye rolling and exasperated sighs in response to polite requests to please not use misogynist epithets in my presence."
2 weeks ago with 59,657 notes — via feminismandpugsarelife, © shakesville.com


lierdumoa:

iwatchforsasha:

Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them

That second to last panel is chilling.

4 weeks ago with 126,340 notes — via fandomsandfeminism, © iwatchforsasha


The difference between period pains and getting kicked in the balls is that one is a compulsory monthly event and the other one is probably because you were being a dick.

1 month ago with 221,443 notes — via sorayachemaly, © simplefoetus


zayrn:

there’s literally no point in teaching girls to be body positive if you only use men’s opinions for validation like “boys like girls with curves” nah get that the fuck out of here

1 month ago with 218,477 notes — via embrace-is-love, © zayrn


howpeculeah:

Just gonna put this here because in any discussion about rape this seems to be frequently overlooked and it is sort of fundamental.

howpeculeah:

Just gonna put this here because in any discussion about rape this seems to be frequently overlooked and it is sort of fundamental.

1 month ago with 97,904 notes — via justjasper, © howpeculeah


mixtercasual:

I wonder how many more people would identify as asexual and aromantic if not every single children’s story was solved by the power of love.

1 month ago with 1,145 notes — via effaced-ace, © mixtercasual