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March 3rd, 2012

riotpurl: lesbianseparatist: Sojourner: The Women’s Forum,…



riotpurl:

lesbianseparatist:

Sojourner: The Women’s Forum, april 1993.

awwww yeah lesbian potlucks

1-800-I-Sinead really makes the 1993 provenance believable.

March 3rd, 2012

Ingrid just came over and brought me cheese and bread and had a glass of wine (I only had a sip,…

Ingrid just came over and brought me cheese and bread and had a glass of wine (I only had a sip, because surgery) and for 20 minutes it was like our carefree youth before kids and illnesses and real jobs and things both wonderful and terrible took up all of our time. After she left I remembered one of my favorite weekends at the beach house* which consisted of Ingrid and Liz, Esther and Kate, and me and my boyfriend at the time. Ingrid was all “Are you sure he is ok spending the weekend with 100% lesbians?” and I was like “Ingrid, he has been to lesbian plays with me. He had dinner with Murray Hill. He knows all of my friends are lesbians.” But she insisted I check so I asked him and he was deeply offended. “I have so much more in common with lesbians than you do!” he said. “We have the same goals in life.” Then when we got there Liz spent 20 minutes telling me what to do if we got sperm on the sheets and I was all GOD SHUT UP.  It turned out he was good at tennis and Ingrid whispered “We have him down as a potential sperm donor now.”

Really life was pretty great then. Now too.

*Of course the weekend I met kara was pretty stellar also.

March 3rd, 2012

"Creep shaming is probably one of the most insidious and anti-equality things you can do. The ability…"

“Creep shaming is probably one of the most insidious and anti-equality things you can do. The ability to label men as “creepy” is just one privilege that women enjoy, and a constant source of fear of ostracizing that all men must fear in our society.”

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AntiBigots, Reddit

ALL MEN

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 “Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them.” -Margaret Atwood

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Reblogging for the Atwood quote, which is showing its truthiness right here.

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so, women have privilege because we call men creepy. ok. that makes sense…in backwards land.

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creep shaming. bahaha. baha. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA.

here’s teh thing, cis dudebros.

stop raping us in disproportionate numbers and stop assuming we’re your sexual property. also, stop cat-calling.

and we’ll magically stop ‘creep shaming’ you.

it’s funny how i don’t creep shame guys from my church as they are comfortable with the mode of physical contact i am and they treat me like (gosh) a human being, not a vagina. ( i realize thatn ot all churchdudes are like this, i’m just citing mine).

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“Creep-shaming”

WTF

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Creep shaming

Creep shaming

CREEP SHAMING

lolol

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I am ashamed that I have not checked my creep-shaming privilege until now.

(A certain cyber-privacy crusader creep used to demand that my friends let him into our private online bulletin boards and mailing lists so he could “defend himself” because he was sure we were all talking about him. He saw no irony in this. We weren’t talking about him, except to share info on how to block his messages.)

March 3rd, 2012

"How do we keep from making fear/paranoia/anxiety the key affects of vulnerability? How do we…"

“How do we keep from making fear/paranoia/anxiety the key affects of vulnerability? How do we mobilize other affects?”

- audience question at the Barnard College Scholar & Feminist Conf 2012 - Vulnerability: The Human & the Humanities
March 3rd, 2012

veggielezzyfemmie: Just the Guerilla Girls, taking pictures of…



veggielezzyfemmie:

Just the Guerilla Girls, taking pictures of themselves with their cutout selves. NBD. 

Hhaha !

March 3rd, 2012

Will Self and the Dingle-Dangle Women

that 88-pound rearview mirror dingle-dangle of a girl“—Will Self on Olga Korbut, Spy magazine, June, 1997 

a rearview-mirror dingle-dangle of a woman“—Will Self on Doris Lessing, The Independent, April 4, 1999

no more than a no more than a rearview-mirror dingle-dangle of a woman“—Will Self describing a character in his “live novella,” The Independent, March 3, 2012

a rearview-mirror dingle-dangle of a woman“—Will Self on Azealia Banks, The New York Times, March 4, 2012

March 3rd, 2012

emilysyrja: mikkipedia: sl33pcr33p: ameliated: girlsgetbusyzi…



emilysyrja:

mikkipedia:

sl33pcr33p:

ameliated:

girlsgetbusyzine:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Solanas

Gah. Please don’t let her become a huge popular thing again. I’m all for women’s rights, but the SCUM manifesto is half the reason a lot of people I know don’t take feminism seriously. There is a HUGE difference between equal rights and Female Domination, and anyone who would fight for equal rights will encounter barriers put up by this woman and her psychobabble ramblings. She was insane - she argued men were genetically inferior and “unfit for even stud service,” for nazi-style elimination of the male gender, and for an end to capitalism. She shot Warhol and killed his free-hearted creativity (and with him, stopped the pop art movement), said transgendered women were men with pussy envy and should be treated as such, and that we should overthrow the government and install “automation into every system.”

Ladies - she is the reason when you use the word feminism that many men think “feminazi.” Feminism, women’s rights - fuck it, equality was set back YEARS by this woman’s insanity. She is not a hero. She is not a laudable anarchist who fought the good fight. She is the devil as much as any homophobic church, any racist radio host, and any teenage bully. She destroys our communities and slows the fight for civil rights, not with picket signs and genderphobic/homophobic laws but like a parasite - from within.

L O L missing the point.jpg

“We were all whip-smart, quirky, and intense, but none of us wanted to call ourselves feminist….. That changed for me the day that Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner showed up on the third floor of Barnard Hall to give a talk on their new book Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future. Amy was plucky and compact, smart without an ounce of pretension, a no-nonsense beauty. Jennifer was her opposite — long and sinewy, bright blond, and yes, wearing fishnet stockings. They were besties, taking over the world with totally fresh feminist analysis. This wasn’t the swishy-skirt feminism that my mom had manifested at her once-a-month women’s groups. This was contemporary, witty, brash, even a little sexy. This was who I wanted to be.” —Courtney Martin, “Those Beliefs Look Good on You

All of this crap makes me sick.

All I gotta say is this is a kickass sweater from radbreath, which I bought for rgr-pop, and which she wears to class pretty much any time she knows she’s going to get into an argument about shit like “equality” or “women’s rights” or “setting back” feminism, and which we are really fucking proud of.

To be extra-triple clear: sweatshirt: rad; radbreath: rad; girlsgetbusyzine: rad; “L O L missing the point.jpg”: rad; rgr-pop: rad; Valerie Solanas: rad. The rest of that crap is what makes me sick.

March 3rd, 2012

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March 3rd, 2012

sl33pcr33p: ameliated: girlsgetbusyzine: http://en.wikipedia.o…



sl33pcr33p:

ameliated:

girlsgetbusyzine:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Solanas

Gah. Please don’t let her become a huge popular thing again. I’m all for women’s rights, but the SCUM manifesto is half the reason a lot of people I know don’t take feminism seriously. There is a HUGE difference between equal rights and Female Domination, and anyone who would fight for equal rights will encounter barriers put up by this woman and her psychobabble ramblings. She was insane - she argued men were genetically inferior and “unfit for even stud service,” for nazi-style elimination of the male gender, and for an end to capitalism. She shot Warhol and killed his free-hearted creativity (and with him, stopped the pop art movement), said transgendered women were men with pussy envy and should be treated as such, and that we should overthrow the government and install “automation into every system.”

Ladies - she is the reason when you use the word feminism that many men think “feminazi.” Feminism, women’s rights - fuck it, equality was set back YEARS by this woman’s insanity. She is not a hero. She is not a laudable anarchist who fought the good fight. She is the devil as much as any homophobic church, any racist radio host, and any teenage bully. She destroys our communities and slows the fight for civil rights, not with picket signs and genderphobic/homophobic laws but like a parasite - from within.

L O L missing the point.jpg

“We were all whip-smart, quirky, and intense, but none of us wanted to call ourselves feminist….. That changed for me the day that Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner showed up on the third floor of Barnard Hall to give a talk on their new book Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future. Amy was plucky and compact, smart without an ounce of pretension, a no-nonsense beauty. Jennifer was her opposite — long and sinewy, bright blond, and yes, wearing fishnet stockings. They were besties, taking over the world with totally fresh feminist analysis. This wasn’t the swishy-skirt feminism that my mom had manifested at her once-a-month women’s groups. This was contemporary, witty, brash, even a little sexy. This was who I wanted to be.” —Courtney Martin, “Those Beliefs Look Good on You

All of this crap makes me sick.

March 3rd, 2012

"Tom Junod’s Lana Del Rey piece for Esquire was just vile, sexist shit that didn’t belong on a…"

“Tom Junod’s Lana Del Rey piece for Esquire was just vile, sexist shit that didn’t belong on a followed-by-zero-people Tumblr, let alone in an Ellie-winning magazine. That whole tangent about pop stars’ “porn names” was gross, and even more idiotic when you realized that the names he was citing were all given to the artists in question at birth. I feel like he engaged in some Limbaugh-level slander there! I don’t understand why it got a pass. Is it because the women in question sometimes wear revealing outfits while peddling their wares (to outlets like, surprise, Esquire)? Or because they’re “pop” and sexualized and not “real” like Feist?”

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The Daily Swarm - A Rational Conversation Between Two Adults: Maura Johnston of The Village Voice On Music-Writing Qualifications…

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