The Resident Xander-Shaped Friend

Until I find my purpose as a tumblr participant, all I'm going to say is this: when I was little, I wanted to grow up to be Batgirl.
Posts tagged "feminism"
Asker Anonymous Asks:
You can't be a feminist if you prioritize males over females. Trans women are biologically male.
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valerie1972:

no-more-ramen:

hush, anon. you’re wrong.

Trans women are not secret agents trying to subvert feminism by blending in the the local populace, they’re prodigals come home. They should be welcomed with coats of many colors and a fatted calf.

thecarefree-art:

procrastination = hijabi babe power

Also available on my Society6 !

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Dragons are henceforth a feminist icon. You’re no longer allowed to participate in the appreciation of dragons and dragons in culture unless you’re totally down for helping the equality movement. 

Anti-feminist blogs are mad about this post so everyone should reblog it.

I saved this image off Tumblr awhile ago and I never thought I’d find another use for it

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FUCK YES.

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kateordie:

I do not think that word means what you think it means.

if you don’t think wonder woman is feminist I’m not sure you know very much about wonder woman

(re: this for anyone confused)

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gradientlair:

The hashtag #WhiteFeministRants was started by @RaniaKhalek in response to The Nation piece on “toxic feminism”, a piece that purposely obscured structural power differences and racism within feminism as to why the responses (to various stunts by White feminists) from women of colour do not always have a “nice tone” and are thereby deemed “toxic.” I previously posted about that article and shared an important quote from another response piece to that article. The tweets I sent above were specific to Black women and experiences with mainstream feminism because that’s my experience as a Black woman, but of course Black women aren’t the only ones repeatedly marginalized in these daily hit pieces, within feminism and within society itself. But the role of anti-Blackness within such friction cannot be denied either. 

If we’re going to have an honest conversation about problems in feminism (which simply reflects White supremacist capitalist cisheteropatriarchy itself, “feminist” label or not) but cannot discuss why some womanists/Black feminists, women of colour who are feminists, trans women, sex workers, poor women, disabled women etc. respond to these hit pieces and structural exclusion and oppression because of White Feminism/mainstream feminism's proximity to the State and distance from the oppressed, then things like what I mentioned in the tweets above (which is not really hyperbole…at all) need to be included in claims of “toxicity.”

I do not randomly tweet White women. Other than a handful who are kind to me, I don’t talk to too many online about topics of any significance. I don’t have any White women friends offline because of the abuse I experienced at their hands in high school, college, grad school, a decade of corporate America and social groups/gatherings/in public. So I am not running around planning to be “toxic” to White women or White feminists specifically. I don’t troll them or anyone online. Sometimes I discuss their harmful work and I don’t always tweet them directly. I focus on my life and my work, but that work includes deconstructing racism and how this (among many other identity facets) differentiates how we experience gender. And racism amidst feminism does not get a pass nor am I doing so because I want some kinda “White approval” that they deny me. So this idea that I could ever talk about it “too much” or should ignore it and grin, smile and tap dance for White feminists is an idea that will not ever be valid to me.

Oh and by the way, when they’re saying things like what I mentioned in my tweets above—reinforcing White supremacist narratives and norms about Black women as feminists, mothers, writers etc.—that stuff hurts. I understand that Whites think that Black people—especially Black women—do not experience pain in the way Whites do or at all (as actual research has confirmed their thoughts), that is actually a White supremacist lie with centuries of history used to justify the dehumanization of Black people. These things hurt. And while their “feelings” get “hurt” by critiques that I make of their racist, White supremacist, anti-intersectional, purposely obscuring structural power type of pieces, planning and action, their lies about who I am as a Black woman threatens my life. There is no “both sides” that “goes both ways” when one “side” has White supremacy—which they do not use their feminism to deconstruct—supporting them. 

Related Essay List: 2013: A Year Of White Supremacy and Racism In Mainstream Feminism

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My lovely friends and I did a thing.

I love EVERY PART OF THIS, right down to the use of the Hello Kitty duct tape to hang them.  Hell fucking yes.

Hell yes!

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stupidstagram:

laverne cox is well on her way to becoming one of the most important, inspiring feminist icons of our time don’t even look at me if you think differently.

AMEN

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Detroit, Michigan: Women and supporters march against “men’s rights” conference at the Doubletree Hotel, June 7, 2014.

"Hotel refused 3,000 petitions with our demand until after a long standoff, with protesters refusing cops’ orders to leave."

Photos and report by Kris Hamel

This was quite possibly the most amazing experience I’ve ever had at a protest. It was just a great day all around.

Reblogging because I’m still super proud of this protest and being able to help organize it. It was a fantastic time and we were able to find so many amazing speakers, including myself, to talk about why feminism and men’s issues are not antitheses but instead should be understood through an intersectional politic.

The issue is that MRAs blame feminism and think feminists simply hate men and boys. To paraphrase one of our speakers, I hate that our society takes boys who are complex, thoughtful and well rounded people conforming them into men who are expected to perform a masculinity that is harmful and oppressive.

Yesterday was everything.

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10 Simple Words Every Girl Should Learn

These behaviors, the interrupting and the over-talking, also happen as the result of difference in status, but gender rules.

  • It’s not hard to fathom why so many men tend to assume they are great and that what they have to say is more legitimate. It starts in childhood and never ends. Parents interrupt girls twice as often and hold them to stricter politeness norms. Teachers engage boys, who correctly see disruptive speech as a marker of dominant masculinity, more often and more dynamically than girls.
  • For example, male doctors invariably interrupt patients when they speak, especially female patients but patients rarely interrupt doctors in return. Unless the doctor is a woman. When that is the case, she interrupts far less and is herself interrupted more.
  • This is also true of senior managers in the workplace. Male bosses are not frequently talked over or stopped by those working for them, especially if they are women; however, female bosses are routinely interrupted by their male subordinates.
  • As adults, women’s speech is granted less authority. We aren’t thought of as able critics or as funny.
  • Men speak moremore often, and longer than women in mixed groups (classroomsboardroomslegislative bodiesexpert media commentary and, for obvious reasons religious institutions.)
  • Indeed, in male-dominated problem solving groups including boards, committees, and legislatures, men speak 75% more than women, with negative effects on decisions reached. That’s why, as researchers summed up, “Having a seat at the table is not the same as having a voice.”
  • Even in movies and television, male actors engage in more disruptive speech and garner twice as much speaking and screen time as their female peers.
  • Listserve topics introduced by men have a much higher rate of response.
  • On Twitter, people retweet men two times as often as women.

The best part though is that we are socialized to think women talk more. Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are hogging the floor when men are actually dominating. Linguists have concluded that much of what is popularly understood about women and men being from different planets, verbally, confuses “women’s language” with “powerless language.”

This preference for what men have to say, supported by men and women both, is a variant on “mansplaining.” The word came out of an article by writer Rebecca Solnit, who explained that the tendency some men have to grant their own speech greater import than a perfectly competent woman’s is not a universal male trait, but the “intersection between overconfidence and cluelessness where some portion of that gender gets stuck.” Solnit’s tipping point experience really did take the cake. She was talking to a man at a cocktail party when he asked her what she did. She replied that she wrote books, and she described her most recent one, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West.The man interrupted her soon after she said the word Muybridge and asked, “And have you heard about the very important Muybridge book that came out this year?” He then waxed on, based on his reading of a review of the book, not even the book itself, until finally a friend said, “That’s her book.” He ignored that friend (also a woman) and she had to say it more than three times before “he went ashen” and walked away. If you are not a woman, ask any woman you know what this is like, because it is not fun and happens to all of us.

Last week as I sat in a cafe, a man in his 60s stopped to ask me what I was writing. I told him, a book about gender and media and he said, “I went to a conference where someone talked about that a few years ago. I read a paper about it a few years ago. Did you know that car manufacturers use slightly denigrating images of women to sell cars? I’d be happy to help you.” After I suggested, smiling cheerily, that the images were beyond denigrating and definitively injurious to women’s dignity, free speech, and parity in culture he drifted off

In the wake of Larry Summers’ “women can’t do math” controversy several years ago, scientist Ben Barres wrote publicly about his experiences, first as a woman and later in life, as a male. As a female student at MIT, Barbara Barres was told by a professor after solving a particularly difficult math problem, “Your boyfriend must have solved it for you.” When several years after, as Ben Barres, he gave a well-received scientific speech, he overhead a member of the audience say, “His work is much better than his sister’s.”  Most notably, he concluded that one of the major benefits of being male was that he could now “even complete a whole sentence without being interrupted by a man.”

 Really, practice those ten words

“Stop interrupting me.” 

“I just said that.”

“No explanation needed.”

 

 

HAVING A SEAT AT THE TABLE IS NOT THE SAME TO HAVING A VOICE

I’m sorry but you fucking pissed me off at “Men assume they are so great”

Ok I’m not gonna say that there isn’t some big headed guys in the world, especially in business type environments.

But when you blanket judge an entire gender based on the actions of a few dickwads when I can name list upon list of men that suffer from low self esteem and confidence then I’m gonna be pissed off!

I hate myself for fuck sake! Every single little detail about myself I would gladly change! Hell I bet others would be happier!

You didn’t click in the link for “men assume they are so great.” It isn’t a blanket statement, it’s a measurable confidence gap.

Can we talk about the fact this dude admitted to reading only part of this before giving his opinion, exactly like the post stated.

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mybootysofat:

"this incident is making good men uncomfortable in the feminist movement"

literally I do not fucking care. I don’t fucking care. not a single fucking fuck. there is not a single fuck in my entire fucking body that I could gift to u, not on hanukkah or Easter or even fucking st. Paddy’s day. oh wait a second I think- nope. i actually got a restraining order last year that says a fuck about men’s feelings cannot be within 1000 feet from me. not a single fuck.

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