Posts tagged feminism
Posts tagged feminism
Christopher: A woman?
Kirk: A crewman.
OH LOOK AT THAT THE 1960S
AND SHE’S IN COMMAND GOLD FUCKERS.
She’s not in Medical blue, a caretaking, feminine role.
Those in Gold were either OFFICERS, NAVIGATORS, PILOTS, TACTICAL OFFICERS, or WEAPONS SPECIALISTS.
FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more.
This is terrorism.
Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg (via thisisendless)
I’m just frozen. Absences of women in history don’t “just happen,” they are made.
^could not cosign that thought harder as an historian
reblogged this before, would reblog again
A few months ago, I went to a big family gathering at my grandparents’s house and ran into a cousin of mine. She seemed much older than the last time I had seen her (oh, the passage of time), so I asked her what age she was. She replied, “Oh, I’m fifteen.” And my immediate…
LET ME JUST-
Feminism isn’t just about stopping the abuse of women by men, it’s about stopping the abuse we do to ourselves and others by genuinely beginning to believe we deserve to be treated as less than human.
When I was nine years old, Star Trek came on. I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, “Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there’s a black lady on television and she ain’t no maid!”
I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.
— Whoopi Goldberg
I’ve been watching Xena lately, and idly wondering about the kind of internet firestorm that would result today if a television show cast a black actress as Helen of Troy.
It’s that time of year again.
I keep seeing claims that people are shaming women for wearing sexy costumes for Halloween. The people making these claims seem to be missing the point, so I made a graphic for them.
Sorry my handwriting is so shitty.
There’s nothing necessarily wrong with dressing in a sexy costume. The problem here though is that the “sexy costumes” are the MAJORITY of women’s Halloween costumes. There’s a ridiculous range of costumes for men from silly to scary (men even have some sexy costumes, too!) but there’s ladies out there who want to look silly or scary on Halloween too! So you costume companies can still continue to make slinky and skimpy dress up outfits, but we would appreciate it if there could be more options to what costumes we can pick out and wear you know?
I wouldn’t even be so angry with those kind of “dress version of a cartoon character” costumes if they weren’t so needlessly sexy. Like, I think a cute, cookie monster themed dress is a good idea.