Posts tagged ‘undoing feminism’

August 25th, 2013

What Better Way to Spend Fri the 13th?

Friday, September 13th @ 5:30 PM
Prisoner Letter Writing Group
"The communication between two humans concerning their hopes, ideas and their plights is what allows them to bond in resistance against a system that affects everyone in many different ways," says Colorado prisoner Rachel Galindo (in a letter published in Resistance Behind Bars). Join our Bluestockings-based group committed to communication and resistance by writing to prisoners. We’ll be focusing on folks who tend to receive less attention and mail, including LGBTQI-identified prisoners, women, and youth. Pens, paper, writing guidelines and encouragement will all be provided!

August 24th, 2013

barbreyryswells: East Pakistani women march with guns on the…



barbreyryswells:

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

(via)

August 24th, 2013

brownfemipower: the most discouraging and upsetting thing in wake of all this crap to me is how…

brownfemipower:

the most discouraging and upsetting thing in wake of all this crap to me is how many people have said “who are those people?” (that is: black amazon, brownfemipower, flavia) and what happened? 

i really hope people use the “opportunity” to interrogate why nobody seems to know about the history of women of color in the blogosphere, especially because so much of our history coincides with the history of white women. why do you know the history of white women, but don’t know the basic rudimentary relationship they had with their woman of color contemporaries? why don’t you know our history as it exists outside of the relationship with white supremacy? how often does this lack of knowledge/historical awareness happen throughout US feminism? from the beginning of the US in that damn senneca falls meeting?

sure, there’s been some minor roadblocks put in place, like many of us shutting our blogs down.

but…we’re all still *here*. and people like flavia and black amazon (and karnythia, so_treu, amaditalks, etc) haven’t stopped talking about hugo. you know who ALSO knows that we haven’t stopped talking? hugo. who wanted to “shut flavia the fuck up.” and who saw women of color as “being in the way.”

why was hugo so aware of our presence, but so many white feminists are just confused right now? (or “behind the curve”?)

August 24th, 2013

the real brownfemipower: Media accountability and feminist ethics

the real brownfemipower: Media accountability and feminist ethics:

redlightpolitics:

Last night’s incident with Helen Lewis only highlighted what I’ve been going on about for the past few weeks: certain corporate feminist mass media has become an unethical pursuit that lacks accountability towards the demographics they claim to represent. When Lewis calls…

August 17th, 2013

"One of these points of resistance is fashion, which is a feminist issue in contemporary Iran. Young…"

“One of these points of resistance is fashion, which is a feminist issue in contemporary Iran. Young women, in contrast to their mother’s generation—leftist radicals who abhorred bourgeois decadence—express their defiance toward the morality police by wearing makeup and streaking their hair in vibrant colors (the bit they can show from under their colorful scares). Before the eyes of clerics and police authorities on the streets, they claim the public arenas with elegant capes in creative designs that meet the minimum requirement of the morality police but are nowhere near the drab black veils that are recommended by them.”

- Janet Afary, Seeking a Feminist Politics for the Middle East After September 11th (via ayatollahofsass)
August 17th, 2013

"Under every chick there lurks a little Women’s Lib….



"Under every chick there lurks a little Women’s Lib. Secretly itching to get her hands on the last stronghold of male mystique, Canterbury belts. Like these virile twists and beefy leathers with potent studs and steely buckles. So be prepared. Don’t let her borrow your belt unless she’s willing to burn her bra."

August 17th, 2013

Anti-women’s lib art bar, 1 oz of gold.



Anti-women’s lib art bar, 1 oz of gold.

August 11th, 2013

an “apology” for  “support” of hugo which like most other…

an “apology” for  “support” of hugo which like most other “apologies” by this apologist is instead a self-aggrandizing victim narrative starring the apologist who was too busy taking down Taylor Swift to speak out at the time. “I tried to be kind, but not approving.”

August 11th, 2013

nuditea: manic pixie dream girls are Tha Bomb. power to them. half of my best friends are mpdgs….

nuditea:

manic pixie dream girls are Tha Bomb. power to them. half of my best friends are mpdgs. the only shitty thing about fictional mpdgs is the dudes who use them for their own boring dude gain. mpdg supremacy now

August 11th, 2013

foreverqueird: Because You’re Brown Honey Gurl | Janani…



foreverqueird:

Because You’re Brown Honey Gurl | Janani Balasubramanian - “Trans/national” (by DailyPrincetonian)

Janani talking about being a trans masculine person of color.  Fucking incredible.