Posted 2 weeks ago

What is Maternal Feminism?

I swear, I’m SOOOOOO SICK of choosing not to have kids being seen as INHERENTLY more feminist and “subversive” (UGH, I HATE that word; just because something goes against the norm doesn’t mean it’s necessarily better! And besides, isn’t giving everything a hierarchical rank EXACTLY how the patriarchy functions?) and then women like ME who want kids but can’t THROUGH NO CHOICE OF OUR OWN are treated like we’re crazy and regressive or something… Reproductive choice goes BOTH WAYS and should include not just birth control and abortion but also fertility treatments, including research to make uterine/ovarian (and I guess testicular but I have NO desire to claim to speak for men) transplants medically viable, as well as transitional hormone therapy (which should be available AS SOON AS PUBERTY HITS and NOT require parental consent since they’re likely to be brainwashed bigots who will say no even though that’s TORTURING their teenage child!) genital reconstructive surgeries (I prefer this term to SRS) for those who want it/need it to function! Just remember, we all have different equilibria, and what’s “liberating” for one woman can be extremely painful and traumatic for another… I’d go so far as to say that any “feminism” that treats motherhood as negative and shameful is nothing more than patriarchy by another name (Eve and the apple, anyone?)

Posted 2 weeks ago
The third eye is the clit of the cuntface! :p
Me ^_^
Posted 8 months ago

revolutionary socialism in the 21st century: Socialists have to stand firm against sexism

revolutionarysocialism:

Amy Gilligan from Cambridge SWP argues against attempts to trivialise or brush aside sexual abuse allegations

The SWP has a long tradition of fighting for women’s liberation and attempting to grapple theoretically with the questions that this struggle throws up. Reports in Socialist Worker…

Posted 8 months ago

Why LEGO Minifigures Have Holes In Their Heads

wekandu:

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I’m not going to say this is one of life’s eternal questions…but it sorta is.

Why do LEGO minifigures have holes in their heads?

I always thought they were there to make it easier to attach hair and hat pieces. But according to LEGO, it’s for a far more practical and serious reason.

The holes are there in case little kids swallow the heads, so they can still breathe through their windpipe.

You learn something new every day.

Via Fast Company Design

Posted 9 months ago

faineemae:

This Gender-Swapped ‘Blurred Lines’ Video Is Freaking Awesome

  • TW: Partial Nudity, Explicit Lyrics, Sexual Content

Seattle boylesque troupe Mod Carousel created their own version of Robin Thicke’s controversial (and catchy) single “Blurred Lines”—they changed the lyrics, rerecorded the vocals, and restaged the video with all of the genders swapped. The result is pretty amazing. And I love their explanation of the philosophy behind the project:

It’s our opinion that most attempts to show female objectification in the media by swapping the genders serve more to ridicule the male body than to highlight the extent to which women get objectified and does everyone a disservice. We made this video specifically to show a spectrum of sexuality as well as present both women and men in a positive light, one where objectifying men is more than alright and where women can be strong and sexy without negative repercussions.

(Source: faineemae)

Posted 10 months ago
Posted 10 months ago
Womens’ supposed greater sex drive was an argument for their inferiority, but once the assumption became reversed, no one argued that mens’ lustfulness was a sign of a fundamental irrationality that should preclude them from business and politics. Rather than a handicap, a large sexual appetite was positive once it came to be seen as a characteristic of men. Women, being passionless, supposedly lacked the drive and ambition to succeed. Much like sex, the public realm of work was dirty and distasteful, hardly suitable to womens’ delicate sensibilities.

When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men

Really interesting article about how the perceptions of sex (especially sex drive) have basically reversed gender roles in the past few hundred years.

…and no matter what the outcome is, women still seem to end up at home.

(via tooyoungforthelivingdead)

Posted 10 months ago

Rabble: Kickstarter Donates $25,000 to RAINN, Says, "We Were Wrong"

stfusexists:

Remember this rape culture Kickstarter debacle? Today Kickstarter has issued a formal apology, started an internal review of their policies, and is donating $25,000 to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network). This is a prime example of an apology done right. From…

Posted 10 months ago
Posted 10 months ago