ravensrandoms:

drziggystardust:

skeptikhaleesi:

Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female.  People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state.  When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry.  This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.

Now imagine a lifetime of gender specific socialization- male anger is par for the course while the same emotion in a woman is personal weakness. Ha oh sorry don’t have to imagine THAT’S REALITY 

Yes.

ravensrandoms:

drziggystardust:

skeptikhaleesi:

Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female.  People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state.  When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry.  This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.

Now imagine a lifetime of gender specific socialization- male anger is par for the course while the same emotion in a woman is personal weakness. Ha oh sorry don’t have to imagine THAT’S REALITY 

Yes.

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“Whedon, then, delivers a speech on the term “feminist” without any reference to feminist history, without any apparent awareness of feminist theory, and without even any demonstrated knowledge of the most important objections or conflicts around the term “feminist,” the use of which he is purportedly discussing. Instead, from his position as celebrity and writer, and, one fears, from his position as white man, he takes it upon himself to simply define feminism himself so that he can discard it. The result is what Tania Modleski acidly referred to as “feminism without women”—equality as erasure.”

Noah Berlatsky in The Atlantic. (via niannah)

(Source: heather-in-the-mist, via paolaandfrancesca)

hawtistic:

muscleluvr2:

godstaff:

intrepidus-scolere:

serenity2132:

amordragon:

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.

So I take it she was given the Hedy Lamarr/Rosalind Franklin treatment? Fucking assholes. So you know what?
BADASSLADYSIGNALBOOSTGO!

I GOT SO MAD ONCE I FOUND OUT ABOUT ROSALIND FRANKLIN.

This shouldn’t be seen as “just” a sexist problem, though that’s it’s origin. This is a problem that affect us as a sentient species. Damn, we humans are so stupid.

wtf does that mean… not “just” a sexist problem what

UM WHY IS NOBODY MENTIONING THE CISSEXISM IN THE OP
TRANS LADIES CAN BE INNOVATORS TOO
Ever heard of Lynne Conway?

hawtistic:

muscleluvr2:

godstaff:

intrepidus-scolere:

serenity2132:

amordragon:

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.

So I take it she was given the Hedy Lamarr/Rosalind Franklin treatment? Fucking assholes. So you know what?

BADASSLADYSIGNALBOOSTGO!

I GOT SO MAD ONCE I FOUND OUT ABOUT ROSALIND FRANKLIN.

This shouldn’t be seen as “just” a sexist problem, though that’s it’s origin. This is a problem that affect us as a sentient species. Damn, we humans are so stupid.

wtf does that mean… not “just” a sexist problem what

UM WHY IS NOBODY MENTIONING THE CISSEXISM IN THE OP

TRANS LADIES CAN BE INNOVATORS TOO

Ever heard of Lynne Conway?

(via karlsparxxx)

lovelynobody00:

more to come

lovelynobody00:

more to come

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lilgrrrlcreep:

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throneroom-of-the-damned:

Body Positivity for the win.

9 out of 16 are WoC from 9 different nationalities - Spanish, Native American, Middle Eastern, Greek, Hawaiian, South African, Indian, African-American and Chinese.

Even the “white” people don’t all come from the same place - French, Irish, American, Scottish, German, and English.

I’m really sorry if I left out YOUR nationality or YOUR body type, but if I kept going to include every single possible woman in the world I’d never have time for sleep or school work.

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New Age Amazon: Selections from "Hugo Schywyzer Goes To Hogwarts"


newageamazon:

Intentional misspelling? Completely original character who just happens to resemble someone you maybe heard of? THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW!

"I’ve only pretended to be a wizard," Hugo announced, proudly. "But it’s because I’m mentally ill. Also, you all believed me, so who’s the real villain…

geekgirlvideo:

jaclynxhyde:

swirlofenjoyment:

fairwind:

invaderxan:

Take the nerd power back!

Rachel Edidin, editor of Dark Horse Comics staged a revolution to try and usurp the so-called “idiot nerd girl” meme. I find this delightful.

this is EXCELLENT.

Yo, NCF, Rachel Edidin is Prof. Edidn’s daughter and I’ve talked to her and she is really badass.

for all my nerd girl friends, love yas!!! <3 

<3

gossipseer:

"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent" more like “I have no idea how abuse works and my misguided attempts at empowering people are hurtful and bullshit".

(Source: queerrose, via nonononononononoonoononono)

1.
I say, ‘I am fat.’
He says ‘No, you are beautiful.’
I wonder why I cannot be both.
He kisses me
hard.

2.
My college theater professor once told me
that despite my talent,
I would never be cast as a romantic lead.
We do plays that involve singing animals
and children with the ability to fly,
but apparently no one
has enough willing suspension of disbelief
to go with anyone loving a fat girl.
I daydream regularly
about fucking my boyfriend vigorously on his front lawn.

3.
On the mornings I do not feel pretty,
while he is still asleep,
I sit on the floor and check the pockets of his skinny jeans for motive,
for a punchline,
for other girls’ phone numbers.

4.
When we hold hands in public,
I wonder if he notices the looks —
like he is handling a parade balloon on a crowded sidewalk;
if he notices that my hands are now made of rope.

5.
Dear Cosmo: Fuck you.
I will not take sex tips from you
on how to please a man you think I do not deserve.

6.
He tells me he loves me with the lights on.

7.
I can cup his hip bone in my hand,
feel his ribs without pressing very hard at all.
He does not believe me when I tell him he is beautiful.
Sometimes I fear the day he does will be the day he leaves.

8.
The cute hipster girl at the coffee shop
assumes we are just friends
and flirts over the counter.
I spend the next two weeks
mentally replacing myself with her
in all of our photographs.
When I admit this to him
we spend the evening taking new photos together.
He will not let me delete a single one of them.

9.
The phrase “Big girls need love too” can die in a fire.
Fucking me does not require an asterisk.
Loving me is not a fetish.
Finding me beautiful is not a novelty.
I am not a fucking novelty.

10.
I say, ‘I am fat.’
He says, ‘No. You are so much more’,
and kisses me
hard.


Rachel Wiley (via diplosomia)

(Source: sweetdeltablues, via karlsparxxx)