East Pakistani women march with guns on the streets of Dhaka in a show of defiance against the West Pakistan military establishment (1971).
"One of these points of resistance is fashion, which is a feminist issue in contemporary Iran. Young…"
- Janet Afary, Seeking a Feminist Politics for the Middle East After September 11th (via ayatollahofsass)
- Amanda Levitt at Fat Body Politics (October 5th, 2012)
I support babies in government.
The punk band Rebel Riot: The band was founded in 2007 during the period when the military junta cracked down on the so-called “Saffron Revolution” launched by Buddhist monks. Thousands of demonstrators were arrested then, and soldiers were ordered to fire upon their own people. People in Burma are still deeply shocked by these events.
In Burma, punk is far more than just a superficial copy of its Western counterpart. Here, what is probably the most rebellious of all subcultures in the Southeast Asian country is going up against one of the world’s most authoritarian regimes. Punk gives young Burmese a chance to symbolically spit in the face of the hated government, which took power in 2010 in the wake of what was widely considered a fraudulent election. Although the government has shown initial signs of greater open-mindedness, which included the release of political prisoners in recent months, Burma is still far from a state that embraces the rule of law.
From the article Burma’s Punk Scene Fights Repression Underground.
I am modeling the black and dark grey size XS briefs.
Right out of the package they fit perfectly (per the sizing info on the website). I’m sure they will shrink in the dryer, but I couldn’t wait to use them!
I immediately put my packer (a 6” Limpy) inside the underwear as my packer, and jumped around my apartment. Nothing happened. It moved a little bit, but didn’t flop out of the leg holes or anything.
The entire time I wore the harness (even during sex) I packed. As a trans* man, this was astonishing for me. There wasn’t ANY dysphoria with this harness. Usually the process of putting on strappy instruction manual harnesses is so mechanical that all sexiness is taken out of the situation, and you’re forced to strip naked (which can be triggering for some people) in order to put it on.
I had the inkling that my partner and I would be having sex, so I slipped it on ahead of time, and before bedtime when moves were made I could immediately insert her favorite toy and get going! It was miraculous!
Throughout the sexual process, multiple positions were used, and there wasn’t any discomfort on either end for us. The base on the end of the toy is a little small, and I was worried it would slip, but it didn’t. I truthfully forgot that I wasn’t a biological male while having sex with my partner. How crazy is that.
I give this harness 100%! It was versatile in that I could pack and play with it, which as a trans* man is essential, and it was the most comfortable thing that I’ve ever worn underwear or harness wise. If you don’t already own one of the RodeoH harnesses, you’re missing out on the best sex of your life. Guaranteed.
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we live in amazing times!
If you’re a feminist who understands the (apparently not) radical concept that women can have penises and men can have vaginas (and that there are people with either or both of those who may very well identify as neither a man nor a woman), would you mind reblogging this? I could really use a little faith in humanity being restored right about now.
I love that big number!
This ends up creating a whole lot more existential urgency in a trans woman to live up to the cultural standards of womanhood. For us, the question driving our self-hatred and self-consciousness over stupid things like our body not meeting arbitrary-cultural-standard-of-beauty #2677 isn’t as relatively easily conquered as the desire to ‘fit in’ or be ‘good’. It’s instead driven by the pressing need to exist, to be embodied, to be seen by others and understood as who we are rather than who we aren’t.”
Natalie Reed, Is He Checking Me Out, Or Just Staring At The Freak?
Read the whole thing.
"We’re just not interested in questions about Women’s Liberation… You either think chauvinism’s shit…"
- Slits guitarist Viv Albertine, NME, June 1977