thefeministme

thefeministme:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles. 

You can watch the 1:00 video with Beyonce, Jane Lynch, Condeleeza Rice, and Jennifer Garner here, or visit the Ban Bossy website

afabulousgenderqueer

policymic:

McGill photo project shows feminism isn’t straight, white and female

A new photo campaign initiated by the McGill Law Feminists at McGill University puts a face to the reality of the movement’s diversity in the 21st century, moving away from the old stereotype of the straight, white, cisgendered feminist. It is this diversity that embodies the spirit of a progressive feminism — one which is defined by the celebration of difference — and demonstrates the movement’s latest incarnation.

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feministrhymeswithwitch

anarchy-kittens:

i’m reading time’s “me me me generation” article and literally 

"they are fame obsessed: three times as many middle school girls want to grow up to be a personal assistant to a famous person as want to be a senator" 

and literally who’s fucking fault is that

are you going to blame 10-14 year old girls for consuming the media that you force upon them 

maycontainfeminists

neoliberalismkills:

being neutral isn’t being neutral

if you have the privilege of being neutral and you do it and stay silent, it only benefits the oppressors

your neutrality is literally never going to help those who are being crushed by an oppressive system

so don’t feel like you’re a good person for “not picking a side” because that oppressive system loves your passivity

womenorgnow

"Whites who kill blacks in Stand Your Ground states are far more likely to be found justified in their killings. In non-Stand Your Ground states, whites are 250 percent more likely to be found justified in killing a black person than a white person who kills another white person; in Stand Your Ground states, that number jumps to 354 percent."
— Is There Racial Bias in “Stand Your Ground” Laws? | Frontline (Photo Credit: the Other 98%)

"Whites who kill blacks in Stand Your Ground states are far more likely to be found justified in their killings. In non-Stand Your Ground states, whites are 250 percent more likely to be found justified in killing a black person than a white person who kills another white person; in Stand Your Ground states, that number jumps to 354 percent."

— Is There Racial Bias in “Stand Your Ground” Laws? | Frontline (Photo Credit: the Other 98%)

the-femme-feminist

jagkcitybitch:

unitedlarry:

when did homosexuality become wrong i mean in ancient rome they just had giant orgies and nobody thought twice about it

yeah okay we talked about this in english and guys would have tons of gay sex bc they thought like guy on guy was the manliest thing you could do, like 1 dick? yeah thats cool but have you ever had sex with twO DICKS THATS MY SHIT MAN SO MASCULINE