Posts tagged ‘activism’

September 8th, 2013

brownfemipower: i am goddamn sick and fucking TIRED of all these white women running around saying…


i am goddamn sick and fucking TIRED of all these white women running around saying they were “duped” by hugo s. i’ve never SEEN so many precious snowflakes melting into puddles of duped tears. those same snowflakes that would chew the throat out of naomi wolff for defending julian assange. with their bare teeth. 

I don’t GIVE a fuck if you were duped, that’s not the goddamn point. the point is WHY were you duped? and don’t give me some bullshit horse and pony show about “i want to believe a redemption narrative” cuz that is what is called LIES.

*F*eminism as an entity does NOT believe chris brown. *F*eminism as an entity does NOT believe eminem. *F*eminism as an entity has ripped other women who HAVE believed/chosen to support/be critically interested in Eminem or Chris Brown to *shreds*.

*F*eminism does NOT want to believe a “redemption narrative” unless it is coming from a VERY specific person. 

if you’re not going to talk about THAT—you need to sit down and shut. up. 

September 7th, 2013

In which Aura Bogado uses her feminist archive of screenshots to…

In which Aura Bogado uses her feminist archive of screenshots to point out a white feminist’s inconsistencies—calling for Chris Brown to be killed (!) because of his actions, while urging Schwyzer’s forgiveness for similar actions.

Megan Murphy and other white feminists have called this discussion of their actions supporting Schwyzer and denigrating/ignoring WOC who were being abused by him “divisive” and “mean-spirited.” I’d like to tell them that if they don’t address their racist acts, they are “dividing feminism,” not HS, or WOC.

September 5th, 2013

(Updated & re-posted) Autistic Zine – Call For Submissions


(August 2013)

(Title TBD)

Hey there! This is a call for submissions for a not-yet-titled compilation zine about being autistic done by autistic people. The plan is for this to be online and on paper. Allistic/non-autistic folks are welcome and encouraged to read and share this zine when it’s finished, but are not welcome to submit to this.

Anyone autistic who wants to submit to this zine is welcome to do so! Anywhere on the spectrum, non-speaking or speaking to any degrees, self-diagnosed or formally diagnosed, feel any which way about you being autistic yourself*, and so on.

Autistic people whose perspectives may be under-represented due to being additionally marginalized by things such as exclusion of non-speaking people, other ableism, racism and white supremacy, classism, misogyny and transmisogyny, transphobia, binarism, homophobia / queerphobia, ageism, etc. are especially encouraged to participate in this zine if they are interested in doing so.

Autistic culture is diverse - let’s try to show that!

*Regarding “[you can] feel any which way about you being autistic yourself,” I mean that you can state however you feel about being autistic yourself, whether you feel positively, negatively or in between – but don’t impose your feelings or beliefs onto anyone else, nor onto autism as a whole! No curebie/anti-autistic stuff about other autistic people or autism as a whole. No pushing Autistic Pride on everyone. Please respect that autistic people don’t all feel the same way.




Sketches, drawings, paintings, collages, photographs, mixed media, and more!

Important: Please submit a scan, photocopy, or photograph of your work, if possible, especially if it’s being submitted to the paper version of the zine. I don’t want to lose or mess up any originals!

Artwork does not have to necessarily be related to or focused on autism or your experiences of being autistic if you don’t feel like doing that! The point is just that it’s art made by an autistic person submitted to a zine by autistic people.

An online version of the zine could also include video and audio submissions. Video submissions should be subtitled if they contain sound. Audio submissions should be transcribed.

Color or black & white art is fine. Color artwork in the paper zine will eventually be copied in black & white.

Please include a short image description for any visual art submissions. (Also helpful: keywords that could go in an image description.)

Please use trigger warnings in submissions when applicable.

Submissions for the paper zine should fit on 8.5” x 11” paper.



Journal entries, rants, poetry, short stories, articles, song lyrics, lists, etc.

Please try to use trigger warnings in submissions when applicable. Thank you.

Please send a copy (scan or photocopy) of your work if you only have the original, especially if it’s handwritten.

Typed or handwritten. Must fit on 8.5” x 11” paper. Submissions that are 1 to 4 pages, single-spaced, in size 12 – 14 non-cursive font are preferable.

Please keep in mind that when I accept longer submissions (and/or multiple submissions from the same person), that leaves less space for other contributors to be published!


Submissions (written or otherwise) that support racism or white supremacy, ableism, classism, fatphobia, sizism, misogyny or transmisogyny, transphobia, homo/queerphobia, binarism, or other forms of oppression in any way will not be accepted. Such submissions will either be returned to you or deleted (if sent via email) or thrown away.


Deadline (approx.): January 15, 2014

Send submissions to Jordan: feralismyheart(AT)gmail(DOT)com

For submitting via “snail mail”, email Jordan and ask for a mailing address.


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August 31st, 2013

orderofnight: “A woman hitting a skinhead with her handbag,…


A woman hitting a skinhead with her handbag, Sweden, 1985. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor.”

August 29th, 2013

heavenrants: sparkamovement: "He was going to stab me, so I…



"He was going to stab me, so I had to push it." - Civil Rights activist Gloria Richardson. Watch her whole interview about women activists at the March on Washington here


August 29th, 2013

opheliadoris: hahaha this is the best passive-aggressive index…


hahaha this is the best passive-aggressive index for a book ever

August 29th, 2013

A day when one of your stories gets picked up by the Equal…

A day when one of your stories gets picked up by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and another one gets you a thank you from Ms. Beverly Johnson is a pretty good day.

August 25th, 2013

Dear Feminist Leaders: I don’t care that you were "fooled"


The issue is that people—and by people, I mean feminists and their dudely allies—refused to listen to other women who were speaking loudly and clearly about why Hugo was a problem.  WHY giving him a platform and a fucking megaphone was a problem. WHY being enthusiastic about him leading Slutwalk was a problem.

The issue isn’t that you were fooled.  The issue is that you all didn’t fucking listen, you didn’t give a shit, you couldn’t be arsed to take the concerns of women of color into consideration, and you couldn’t be bothered to give the words of women of color any credibility. The issue is that a lot of you big name feminists and dudely allies berated and shamed the women who came forward by preaching about forgiveness and redemption and coopting concepts women of color had pioneered.  That you shrugged it off and lectured HS’s critics on the important shit.  That you talked about how he had chaaanged even though women of color were telling you his behavior towards them showed he hasn’t. 

The issue is that you all—big name feminists and dudely dude allies—engaged in the same damn silencing techniques and belittling bullshit abuse enablers do.

HS is not an evil genius. He is not Hannibal Fucking Lechter. The fact is, if people came forward claiming to be shocked, shocked by Assange, or Polanski, or DSK, or any other lefty d00d we’ve known is a sexist, racist asshat, you’d rightly call them out on their bullshit.  You’d ask them why they didn’t take the words of women into account.  You’d ask them why they automatically deride those women who spoke up.  You’d ask them why the words of women weren’t worth believing.

Well, I’m going to ask you: WHY AREN’T THE WORDS OF WOMEN BELIEVING?

Oh! Women of color. That’s why.

Exactly how confident am I supposed to feel about a movement that claims to speak for and fight for all women when the leaders act like dudely dudes to a huge swath of them?

August 25th, 2013

"I know black women in Tennessee who have worked all their lives, from the time they were twelve…"

“I know black women in Tennessee who have worked all their lives, from the time they were twelve years old to the day they died. These women don’t listen to the women’s liberation rhetoric because they know that it’s nothing but a bunch of white women who had certain life-styles and who want to change those life-styles. They say things like they don’t want men opening doors for them anymore, and they don’t want men lighting their cigarettes for them anymore. Big deal. Black women have been opening doors for themselves and lighting their own cigarettes for a couple centuries in this country. Black women don’t quibble about things that are not important.”

- Wilma Rudolph (via blackheartedlove)
August 24th, 2013

barbreyryswells: East Pakistani women march with guns on the…


East Pakistani women march with guns on the streets of Dhaka in a show of defiance against the West Pakistan military establishment (1971).