Knowing Coves: The Racist Myth of MSG and 'Chinese... →
zuky: This is the story of a racist myth that began with a light-hearted letter to the New England Journal of Medicine in 1968 and subsequently exploded in North American culture — in direct opposition to every shred of scientific evidence — becoming so prevalent that credulous eaters buy into it to… This is really interesting (and depressing.) Its amazing how much racism just passes...
What is wrong with Doctor Who? →
crumplesnacks: adequateomens: kilodalton: ohputitdowngrantaire: dancingcabinet: I thought it was time to give some thought to what the Doctor-assistant relationship is, what function the assistant has on the show, how Doctor Who distributes personal qualities by gender, and why I now hate this lovely show that I used to love. Damn, this rings true and it breaks my (1) heart. ...
Life Returned: An Open Letter to Eve Ensler →
chiefelk: Dear Eve Ensler, I want to start off by saying thank you. I appreciate the time you took to reach out to me, because I know you’re incredibly busy. I know there are much more important people in this world than myself, so I appreciate you engaging in dialogue with me and my colleague Kelleigh… This is beautifully written and so necessary… thank you.
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thefrenemy: Read More This is both depressingly true and beautifully written.
In fact, in recent years I have become more and more didactic about pubic hair -...– Caitlin Moran - How to Be a Woman (via agentlemanbastard)
Okay, no. Just NO.
stfusexists: angrybrownbaby: rayvenloaf: angrybrownbaby: White women CAN NOT be womanists. You all have feminism, radical feminism, etc.—all your own movements where WOC are not included. Womanism was created by WOC FOR WOC ONLY. Quit sticking your asses fucking everywhere and stick to your own shit. And any WOC that needs to “allow” white women to call themselves womanists need to...
Babbling Bubbles: womanrebel replied to your post:... →
babblingbubbles: womanrebel replied to your post: The Empty Child oh god I can’t. OMG Trav and I just watched that one the other night! He keeps playing the video of the kid talking when its dark & I’m not paying attention… its pure EVIL. That episode was almost too scary for me to watch…… Exactly. I feel the same way… though the voices still creep me out, even after having...
Chauvinist Sushi: Relationship Check Up →
onlinecounsellingcollege: Signs of a Healthy Relationship A healthy relationship means that both members of the couple are… 1. Communicating with each other: Talking about problems without screaming and shouting; listening to each other, and respecting their viewpoint; being…
Feminists in the Pioneer Valley?
Hi tumblr! I just relocated - from NJ to Western Massachusetts - leaving my awesome network of feminist friends about three hours away. I’ve been finding a lot of info about social justice groups and clubs for students, but I am not one anymore (at least until I get into a Master’s program.) Anyone know where the feminists hang out around here? Any Western MA tumblers looking for a new...
This... is White Privilege: Ten differences... →
veryethnic: 1. White terrorists are called “gunmen.” What does that even mean? A person with a gun? Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US? Other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.” 2. White terrorists are “troubled loners.” Other terrorists are always suspected of being…
White people collection agency.: I'm about to lose... →
peanuuutmilk: bankuei: darkjez: angrywomenoftumblr: thinkspeakstress: knowledgeequalsblackpower: Ima White woman or man and I’ve been passed over for jobs/colleges because of affirmative action….. BULL-FUCKING-SHIT!!!!! You lame excuse for a human… Perfect response, all of it.
Some REAL white privilege.
mixedbyziggy: In America, you can be white and commit heinous crimes—lighting up a movie theater, or Sikh temple; mass shootings at a workplace—and you will more than likely be considered mentally ill. Media outlets will work diligently to elaborate your story; your upbringing, childhood traumas. You will always be sympathized and looked at as a person who wasn’t helped in time.
Not being racist is not some default starting position. You don’t simply get to...– PostBourgie (via sugaryumyum, meow-sense) (via fatbodypolitics)
Shannon Hale: WHY BOYS DON'T READ 'GIRL' BOOKS →
shannonhale: When I do book signings, most of my line is made up of young girls with their mothers, teen girls alone, and mother friend groups. But there’s usually at least one boy with a stack of my books. This boy is anywhere from 8-19, he’s carrying a worn stack of the Books of Bayern, and he’s excited and unashamed to be a fan of those books. As I talk to him, 95% of the time I learn this...
Literary Glutton: A List of Practical Ways to... →
litglutton: Today, tumblr has exploded in opposition to Victoria Foyt’s novel “Revealing Eden,” the first book in her Save the Pearls series. This outpouring of intellectual criticism is great! Follow the “Save the Pearls” tag and you’ll found a huge collection of people who have written up poignant and…
Hillary Clinton on what designers she wears:
Interviewer: Okay. Which designers do you prefer?
Hillary Clinton: What designers of clothes?
Hillary Clinton: Would you ever ask a man that question?
Interviewer: Probably not. Probably not.
If they really feel it’s necessary to throw me in jail for talking about what...– Savannah Dietrich, 17, facing jail time for refusing to protect the anonymity of those who sexually assaulted her. You know what, “justice system”? You’re long past due for a new name. Read (via deantrippe) ^I’ve been using “criminal legal system” (via alisonofagun)
Megan Andelloux is answering your questions about... →
Louis CK & ALMOST Understanding Rape Culture →
Comedy & What is Off Limits
When debating rape jokes it can be very tempting to jump to the ultimatum: jokes about rape are NEVER funny. Period. Jokes about rape are SOMETIMES funny. (I say this as a crisis counselor and a survivor of sexual assault.) What makes a joke about rape funny is the same thing that makes any sort of joke about a difficult topic funny: the direction of the joke. If the joke is making fun of...
Fucking Brilliant Response to the Tosh 'Debate' →
Louis C.K. is talking about the Daniel Tosh...
batheandhunt: It’s making me angry. Classic misogyny: “Women feel like their feelings should be everyone’s feelings” “Feminists can’t take a joke” “I actually learned a lot from this incident. This one female blogger wrote about how women feel unsafe even going out by themselves at night because they’re afraid. I had never considered that before, and now I understand that and that’s a part...