Full Stop, One of the Things All Might Consider...
A freedom fighter in the comments section of “A Dandy’s Guide to Girl Watching.” Pointed there by Marisa, who wrote, “A lot of opportunities for real movement work happening in this comments section.” I am going to say this “out loud,” if you don’t mind. Actually, I am going to say this “out loud” even if you *do* mind, as...
My life, which seems so simple and monotonous, is really a complicated affair of...– Jean Rhys, good morning, midnight (1939), p.40. (via modernistwomen) Add in a complicated relationship with my pharmacist and the lady at the gym who watches Fox News and this is me.
One of several amazing photos by Mary Ellen Mark from a story about the women’s movement in Life, 1969. The caption reads, “Members of NOW picket the headquarters of New York mayoralty candidates before recent election for not taking a stand on women’s rights. They urged female volunteers to stop licking stamps and boots.” The entire piece, “An Oppressed...
Perfection. From silk-rayon:
“As a queer, femme, sometimes female trans* person, as a disabled person, as a mentally ill person, as a poor person, I can state with utter certainty that feminism as a movement has done fucking nothing to help me. Has in fact harmed me directly and personally. I have seen how feminism treats women like me and non-white women and various women whose lives do not fit a very narrow...
Madonna and Sylvia Plath
I wonder if people made fun of Sylvia for developing a British accent while she was living in England. via awritersruminations, cahokia:
Fuck Equality, I Want Liberation
“Within patriarchy woman has no legitimate voice. Her voice is either constructed in complicity or resistance. If the choice is not radical then we speak only what the patriarchal culture would have us say. If we do not speak as liberators we collapse under the weight of this effort to speak within patriarchal confines or lose ourselves without dying.” — bell hooks, from...
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in...– Winston Churchill (via sarahgraham7, weekendswithgoodfriends)
My vagina is awesome
lipstick-feminists: luxuryproblem: ihatethismess: even though this week it’s acting like a jackass. the point is when is calling someone pussy never meant as a gendered insult? words have meanings ok? How did pussy become synonymous with weak anyway? I’d say something that pushes a giant fucking ass baby out of a tiny little hole is pretty strong. May I please have a hell yeah? ...
this ain't livin': But the Nice Officer Is Just... →
meloukhia: There’s a reason people don’t trust police. It’s not made up. It’s not ‘cultural’ and it’s not ‘taught.’ It is learned, through bitter experience. It is learned when the police respond to complaints from the neighbours about domestic violence and do nothing, over and over again. It is learned when you watch your parents repeatedly harassed because they look or dress the wrong...
Feminist World of Warcraft →
philogyny: Dictionary.com Word of the Day →
philogyny: love of or liking for women (opposite of misogyny.)
Jeanette Winterson Hurts So Good
“Your weak point is the open, vulnerable place where you can always be hurt. Love, in all its aspects, opens the self so fully.” —Jeanette Winterson (via ferrycrossing) (via fuckyeahlesbianliterature) I confess that I read Written on the Body during a period of such heartbreak that I am afraid to read it again, for fear opening the pages will cause some kind of chemical time travel in my...
You marvel at the economy and this choice of words. How many ways can you...– Toni Morrison (via libraryland) (via awritersruminations)
Silk-Rayon is Doing Important Work
silk-rayon: Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge You must see her (?) series on Led Zeppelin.
Prescience, a Word I love Because It Is Also...
unicornology: tarts: Le Tigre - Get off the Internet It feels so 80’s Or early 90’s To be political Where are my friends? (Get off the Internet!) I’ll meet you in the street (Get off the Internet!) Destroy the right wing (Get off the Internet!) I’ll meet you in the street (Get off the Internet!) Destroy the right wing (via somethingchanged, tulletulle, missworld, ahhhhsarah)
HOWZAT THAT I’VE NEVER SEEN THIS? superseventies: mariposima:thomaswylde: Howzat! Oh, Daryl… I love how the foam is erm…artfully arranged. Sherbert were actually quite underrated musically… I suppose thousands of screaming adolescent girls will have that effect on a band…
Their message clearly did not telegraph.– The kindest and yet most damning description of the Rodarte/Juarez collection I’ve read, in the midst of Threadbared’s excellent piece about the whole situation.
Embracing the Thorn
from fuckyeahliteraryquotes: “It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn.” —Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte I wish I could draw. I would draw a thorn being embraced for my next tattoo. After MARPLE, and Sputnik, and the starfish.
Believe me, when I stop singing I’m gonna have a garage sale like you’re not...– Silk & Rayon
I don’t understand LiveJournal at all. It’s such a nesty labyrinth...
A Q&A with the Creator of "I Write Like": "The... →
(via alexbalk) People have legitimately criticized this thing for not having writers other than white writers, and only three women on the list. But this is what really freaked me out—someone on feministe explained why these things get created: The entire purpose of this widget is to create a googlebomb that boosts a company’s Google ranking. Notice the “Mac journal software” link in ...