Posts tagged women
Posts tagged women
I’m bringing this back because this morning it was announced that Malala Yousafzai has been officially nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
This is actually so legit.
It’s so stupid how people actually think that a woman’s period would make her completely irrational so that she cannot be in a position of power.
Seriously. Let’s put this shit to bed right now. Women do not lose their goddamn minds when they menstruate. We might be a little less patient and a little less willing to deal with your bullshit, but we don’t take leave of our senses.
An excellent, chilling, sickening piece by Rebecca Solnit on violence against women and its pervasiveness in our world.
“A woman is beaten every nine seconds in this country. Just to be clear: not nine minutes, but nine seconds. It’s the number-one cause of injury to American women; of the two million injured annually, more than half a million of those injuries require medical attention while about 145,000 require overnight hospitalizations, according to the Center for Disease Control, and you don’t want to know about the dentistry needed afterwards. Spouses are also the leading cause of death for pregnant women in the U.S.
“Women worldwide ages 15 through 44 are more likely to die or be maimed because of male violence than because of cancer, malaria, war and traffic accidents combined,” writes Nicholas D. Kristof, one of the few prominent figures to address the issue regularly.”
You don’t want to know about the dentistry needed afterwards.
Save Me Not Second Base
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and a lot of waffling over whether I should get involved with a debatable issue. But one of the things you learn in the School of Humanities is that rhetoric is open for critique.
Go on. Save the boobies. Save the tatas. Save second base. Raise money. Sell wristbands. Base entire campaigns around a secondary, sexualized sex characteristic used pars pro toto for womanhood. You’ll get away with it.
But first save the people they’re attached to.
So, the Save Second Base/Save the Boobies thing INFURIATES me on a really personal level.
Breast cancer runs in my family really, really prevalently. My mom basically intimated recently, “Yeah, well, it’s probably an inevitability for women in the family at this point.”
One of the women in my family, who is INCREDIBLY important to me and whom I love very dearly, was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the only option was a double mastectomy. So she did it. Only no one told her until after the surgery that because of her age and health factors, she wouldn’t ever be approved for reconstructive surgery.
Which was a pretty huge and traumatic blow to experience in the recovery room after massive surgery.
(And hugely irresponsible of the doctors involved, but that’s a whole other mess of feelings.)
And every time breast cancer awareness month rolls around, I just want to punch everything in sight, because this campaign that’s supposed to be about her, about women like her, keeps focusing on the thing that was taken away from her. Instead of celebrating her and how amazing and strong she is in the face of what she had to go through.
Fuck that fucking campaign, seriously.
amen. runs in my family, too. my mom’s words: ”it’s coming for me, I just don’t know when.” save my mom, don’t save her breasts. save her life.
how every woman in America should look at the Republican Party
A common question amongst my friends is, “How can any woman vote for Mitt Romney? How can women vote for Todd Akin or Tom Smith or any of these men who so clearly do not respect their bodily autonomy?” It’s snarky to quip, “Stockholm syndrome!” but the truth is that these women are out there, voting for men who admittedly want to actively oppress them. How does this work?
This is a thoughtful article from Amanda Marcotte at Raw Story that explains, basically, that these women view any kind of sex as degrading to women, and have the firm belief that any woman who chooses to have sex for any purpose other than conception is being manipulated by men. It’s clever, it’s seductive, and, like most ideologies, makes no sense at all. In a way, though, it does, and after I read this article I had a clearer idea of what “Stockholm syndrome” can look like.
- be thin
- give birth
- cook for you
- have long hair
- wear makeup
- have sex with you
- be feminine
- be graceful
- be fashionable
- wear pink
- love men
- be the media’s idea of perfection
- listen to your bullshit
JSYK, FYI, ICYMI.
Do not lie to me tumblr
I don’t know, I think it’s rather flattering.
jesus god can I please get more of these
Obviously the only way to wear a shirt.
Men of Tumblr…
The men of tumblr win
i could dig it.
Seem’s legit tbf
Boy, this look is fabulous but I can’t seem to get the bow just right.
At first I was mad because I thought I looked ugly
But I simply added a cute jacket and I became glamorous!
THAT LAST ONE WITH THE JACKET TOO, HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
Why are these guys doing this?
I mean, why even try, when the baddest bitch is right here?
I will never not reblog this
favuorite post on tumblr omfg
bless this post
“The notion that some stranger can get in the way of you keeping your cooter in working order because they’ve got some opinions is just bizarre.”
A nice, lighthearted video primer on why we still need feminism, and why people who say “Women have equal rights now, what is the problem?” need to get some schoolin’.
Though barred from combat, women in military service do have de facto roles in combat. Tammy Duckworth, former assistant secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs lost her legs in combat while piloting a Black Hawk helicopter. “When I’m asked if the country is ready for women in combat, I look down at where my legs used to be and think, ‘Where do you think this happened, a bar fight?’“