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QuestionIt seems like lots of radfems think it should be considered more feminist to perform masculinity or to be more masculine in whole? I understand that femininity was forced upon women, and that being feminine in and of itself is not feminist, but I don't think the correct way to reject it is to "act more like men". That's more reinforcing the idea that as women we need to be "on their playing field" rather than create a new one entirely without the hierarchy of gender. Do you have a take on this? Answer

askaradfem:

Masculinity is the norm, so everything we do that isn’t hyperfeminine will be considered unfeminine/masculine - since gender neutrality does not exist in patriarchy, one cannot perform it. It’s not about trying to be like men, it’s that masculinity is seen as the default, so everything that isn’t outright feminine automatically becomes masculine in the eyes of the beholder.

- Pi

"I’ll leave you with this tidbit. 73% of all female characters in the 100 highest grossing films of 2013 were Caucasian, 14% were African American, 5% were Latina, 3% were Asian, and another 3% were aliens or fantasy races. Yes. In 2013, American theater audiences were about as likely to see a woman of an animal species or completely made up race as they were to see an Asian woman."

paganmins:

A snapshot of Asia’s cultural and ethnic diversity.

West Asia: Assyians, Azeri, Mizrahi Jews, Armenians, Kurds, Druze, Bedouin, Circassians, Georgians, Turkmen

Central Asia: Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uyghur, Pashtun, Hazara, Tatar, Altai, Chuvash

North Asia: Selkup, Evenk, Chukchi, Yakut, Tuvan, Buryat, Yukaghir, Khanty, Nenet, Nganasan

East Asia: Han Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Manchu, Mongolian, Ainu, Zhuang, Hui, Hmong

Southeast Asia: Khmer, Vietnamese, Karen, Thai, Lao, Cebuano, Balinese, Javanese, Ilocano, Bamar

South Asia: Punjabi, Nepali, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Jarawa, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Assamese, Rajasthani

futuredoctorkanji:

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1992 No Doubt was such a great band. Their downfall (especially Gwen Stefani’s) has been truly depressing.

I saw the Smith post and decided to copy it. Reblog this post or message me if you are an alumna/current student of Agnes Scott College and a radfem. I hope I am not the only one. GO SCOTTIES! I am a 2013 alumna. Non-radfem scotties who are reading this calm down I know you are all super liberal.

womensliberationfront:

"To date, fewer than 20 cases of Ebola have been treated outside West Africa in the current outbreak. Meanwhile, in West Africa itself – mostly in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria – the death toll has risen to nearly 4,500. Girls and women in the region, tasked with the gendered social responsibility of caring for sick family members, are dying at a rate that eclipses their male counterparts.”

This is gender.

Learn more about WoLF at http://womensliberationfront.org/


sockseevil:

Haha you fucking americunts don’t know jack shit about our SUPERIOR BRITISH HISTORY like the battle of bonglecodwallopwanker moor where king charles the seventh ate a teabiscuitcrisp for the first time and declared it jolly good

These are the moments we British don’t forget.

My advice to fellow radicals: learn a foreign language, especially one that is spoken outside of Europe. You are missing out on SO MANY amazing books and people because you only speak English.

celestitespires:

[image: a picture of Venus Green with the words, “A Baltimore woman locked a police officer in her basement when he tried searching her home without a warrant. She sued and won a settlement.”]

misandry-mermaid:

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conceivethedream:

jessehimself:

 

Hero

What. Is. Her. Name.

Thanks to a follower for finding this: Her name is Venus Green.

From this article:

In July 2009, Green’s grandson, Tallie, was shot and wounded. Tallie said he was shot at a convenience store, but police insisted it happened inside Green’s house and that the shooter was either Tallie or Green.

"Police kept questioning him. They wouldn’t let the ambulance attendant treat him," Green said. "So, I got up and said, ‘Sir, would you please let the attendants treat him? He’s in pain,’" Green said.

Green said the officer said to her, “Oh, you did it, come on, let’s go inside. I’ll prove where that blood is. You did it.”

Police wanted to go the basement, where Tallie lived, but Green refused on the basis that the police did not have a warrant.

"I said, ‘No, you don’t have a warrant. You don’t go down in my house like that. He wasn’t shot in here.’" Green said the officer replied, "I’m going to find that gun. I’m going to prove that you did it."

A struggle ensued between a male officer and Green.

"He dragged me, threw me across the chair, put handcuffs on me and just started calling me the ‘b’ name. He ridiculed me," Green said.

An officer went into the basement and Green locked him inside.

"She locked the door, the basement door. She basically took matters into her own hands," Nilson said.

"This was my private home, and if I latched it, that was my prerogative because he had no search warrant to go in my basement. So, I had to right to latch it," Green said.

Green said she suffered a separated shoulder in the scuffle, and she sued the Police Department for assault and violations of her rights.

"I was once a block watcher, department head of a high school. (I’ve) been around education for over 50 years. (I’m a) law-abiding citizen, I’ve never been arrested, I paid my taxes, owned my home, my husband died 34 years ago. (I) raised my son and I have been brutally abused," Green said. "I feel like the Police Department needs to go back to school."

Whenever angry men try to make an “ugliest feminists” list I usually find that I have had hardcore crushed on at least half of the people on the list. Of course, angry men should not be making those lists in the first place. Someone on my facebook made one *eyeroll*. But yeah, in addition to being sexist and horrible straight men’s beauty standards make absolutely no sense to me. I love thicker ladies with the hipster librarian look. I also like androgynous women.

lifeunderthewaves:

Lucy out for a swim by georgeprobst One of my favorite ladies of Guadalupe, Lucy, an adult female great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), gracefully swimming by for a nice photo op.

Despite Lucy’s injured caudal fin (aka tail fin), she still manages to move around quite well and maintains a healthy weight. Lucy has had this injury for years and is a testament to the resilience of her species.

  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/100th
  4. Focal Length: 34mm

Ugh, I had problems at work today and I am just really upset about everything. I am especially upset about people who bitch about my lack of “success” and “confidence”. When people ask me why I can’t be “normal” I just want to scream. It has nothing to do with love or sex or fashion or any superficial bullshit. It has to do with the fact that I have seen how EVIL people can be. When you’re visibly LGBT, you’re forced to deal with a certain amount of this nastiness no matter what you do. I’m not super confident around people because I’ve had complete strangers do terrible things to me. It changes you when you know that people are capable of doing awful things and walk away like nothing happened.

librarysleeper:

chataignedemer:

Articles like this just make me sad. I went to women’s college and my college is starting to fall for this stuff too =/

I honestly have no problem with trans students. Many of my good friends during undergrad were transmen. But when they try and change our culture I get pissed. Not going to lie. Its like dude, respect the space you are in! If you want “co-ed” language, go to a co-ed college. Our sisterhood and traditions are special. If you want a co-ed world, go somewhere else. If you find our sisterhood and rituals triggering, DON’T COME TO THEM! Also, for fuck’s sake stop assuming every woman with short hair is a man. You impose your ideology on a space that used to not have it. Women’s colleges exist so women can be themselves. At women’s college, women can shave their heads, wear men’s clothes and do whatever the fuck they want and not be seen as “a man”.

Well, that was true until the jendah movement came along.

Seriously, respect our culture and traditions or go to a co-ed school!

oh my fucking god not everything is about you

Oh my god, women have 30 or so places (out of thousands) where they can get a college education in a female-only environment and they actually want to keep those places the way they are.

How dare they not conform to the co-ed world!

Should I be more careful on the internet? I just never really have any problems. I have gotten maybe 3 moderately hateful messages during my time on tumblr. I have never been called a terf and I have never gotten a death threat.

I am tumblr’s most boring radfem.