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I’m having a day.



oyuvou:

also as a guy even if ur behaviour is not misogynistic ur silence is. if ur guy friends are treating women badly saying misogynistic things n being general shits and u say nothing n don’t call them out of it then u are JUST as bad. I’ve met a few guys i wouldn’t call misogynistic but they associate w men who are disgusting n don’t call them out n so to me they are just as bad. if u are not making ur spaces feminist n safe 4 women then u are anti-women.



galadrielles:

Christine Baranski attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

galadrielles:

Christine Baranski attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.



“Are you well? Are you in the sun? Oh, and Orlando. I forgot about him. You absolutely terrified me by your remarks. ‘Do I exist or have you made me up?’ I always foresaw that, when you had killed Orlando off. Well, I’ll tell you one thing: if you like, - no, love, - me one trifle less now that Orlando is dead, you shall never set eyes on me again, except by chance at one of Sybil [Colefax’s] parties. I won’t be fictitious. I won’t be loved solely in an astral body, or in Virginia’s world. So write quickly and say I’m still real. I feel terribly real just now, - like cockles and mussels, all alive-oh.” — Vita Sackville-West, in a letter to Virginia Woolf (who had recently finished writing her gender-bending novel Orlando), dated 3 March 1928



  • me at parties: and so thats why mandatory minimum sentencing for nonviolent crimes is unconstitutional and needs to be struck down


nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…

nortonism:

The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…



🎶This town is our town. It is so glamorous. Bet you’d live here if you could. And be one of us.🎶

🎶This town is our town. It is so glamorous. Bet you’d live here if you could. And be one of us.🎶



"You looked it up."



Some Handy Examples of How Non-Sex Working Feminists Can Aid in Critiquing the Sex Industry 

  • Your women's studies prof: Class, do you think pornography enables male entitlement?
  • You: Well, according to this essay I read by someone who does porn, it doesn't make a lot of sense to just critique it as a piece of media + not a site + product of highly stigmatized labor. So, yes, it does, but that may largely be beside the point of where and how male violence occurs in relation to pornography.
  • That lady at your local NOW chapter: It is WRONG for men to purchase sex, therefore we must make it illegal.
  • You: I agree that capitalist conditions create coercive and abusive situations for those in the sex industry, but carceral solutions don't address that underlying issue.
  • Your younger sister: *points at a Maxim magazine cover* Isn't it wrong that there are all these sexualized pictures of women everywhere?
  • You: It's wrong that the male gaze is all-pervasive and our idea of the ideal woman is profoundly racist, sizeist, ableist, and cissexist. It's also wrong that these images exist within the context of a violent patriarchal culture, but the images themselves are not wrong.
  • Some rando in your ask box: How do we end the abuse of people in the sex industries?
  • You: Let me link you to this blog by sex workers advocating for workers' rights.
  • Your boyfriend: Why is there so much bad sex in porn?
  • You: Let me show you this essay on porn by a sex worker.
  • Your girlfriend: Stripping is exploitative.
  • You: Let me show you this academic article written by a stripper.
  • Your aunt: Dominatrices probably think they're empowered but really--
  • You: Here's a thing written by a sex worker.
  • Your grandpa: Prostitution--
  • You: Here's a thing written by a sex worker.
  • Your cat: 
  • You: Good point, let me read you this issue of Prose & Lore out loud.
  • You: *signal boosts our words + shows up at rallies + emails legislators + gives orgs like Abeni + Sex Workers Project all your damn money*