theroguefeminist:

you know there’s something wrong with our society when they put a rape victim on a cover and have the words SEXUAL REVOLUTION in giant letters over her image and “movement against sexual assault” in tiny letters in the corner

frankieztein:

gender conforming women are so on edge with GNC women that they literally make up stuff. 

They are too afraid to name the real problem, men, so they just go after the women they think are “imitating” men, and then blame them for being as misogynistic and oppressive.

if anyone imitates the way men treat GNC women, it is gender conforming women.

nextyearsgirl:

pixiepienix:

rooms-alone:

something i’m still really unhappy about with celebrities championing feminism is the tone policing nature they take on. paraphrasing Emma Watson: “feminism is too often thought to be synonymous with man-hating”

women have the right to hate their abusers

Yes, it seems very… palatable. :/

Well she’s doing it for an organization called “He for She” which is apparently a “solidarity movement for gender equality” so it seems like the entire purpose of this is the same boring “make feminism as non-threatening as possible for men” bullshit.

zombietango:

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

petemaximoff:

just so you know what is going on in my country right now:

  • votes came in for independence 45% yes 55% no
  • media very “”no”” centred and bias
  • unionists are now attacking yes voters
  • a seventeen year old girl has been stabbed
  • they are burning our saltire giving nazi salutes
  • our first minister resigns

please signal boost this 

What do gender & power have in common? They are not the properties of individuals — possessions that one has or doesn’t have — but rather, the properties of social life. An isolated human being cannot have power. An isolated human being cannot have a gender.
— Sociologist Michael Kimmel, The Gendered Society {2011} (via antineutral)
Race is an important factor in emotional labor. People of color spend much of their life engaged in emotional labor because racist attitudes and discrimination make it continually necessary to manage one’s feelings.
— Sociology in Our Times, The Essentials (9th Edition) by Diana Kendall

Page 113 (via theracismrepellent)

The most destructive tool of the culture of classism is deficit theory. In education, we often talk about the deficit perspective—defining students by their weaknesses rather than their strengths. Deficit theory takes this attitude a step further, suggesting that poor people are poor because of their own moral and intellectual deficiencies (Collins, 1988). Deficit theorists use two strategies for propagating this world view: (1) drawing on well-established stereotypes, and (2) ignoring systemic conditions, such as inequitable access to high-quality schooling, that support the cycle of poverty.

The implications of deficit theory reach far beyond individual bias. If we convince ourselves that poverty results not from gross inequities (in which we might be complicit) but from poor people’s own deficiencies, we are much less likely to support authentic antipoverty policy and programs. Further, if we believe, however wrongly, that poor people don’t value education, then we dodge any responsibility to redress the gross education inequities with which they contend. This application of deficit theory establishes the idea of what Gans (1995) calls the undeserving poor—a segment of our society that simply does not deserve a fair shake.

glamourgirlsandwhiskey:

collections that are raw as fuck ➝ elie saab f/w 2014-15

stunning