sup im amanda im a 17 year old radical feminist i like pokemon and pop punk lol

“If more women make porn that is “female-friendly” (whatever that means), it won’t destroy the porn industry or make that industry one that isn’t a primarily sexist one that promotes the abuse and degradation of women. If we regulate the sex industry, it won’t change the fact that prostitution exists on a foundation of colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy and is an industry that exists to benefit men and reinforce women’s roles as subordinate.”

The divide isn’t between ‘sex negative’ and ‘sex positive’ feminists — it’s between liberal and radical feminism

Jul 30 +81

lesradicalfeminisms:

lesbolution:

defend butch women

defend butch women

eggwitch:

stop glorifying white supremacist colonialist shitty capitalist countries like canada and britain and australia just because theyre not as obviously evil as america

burntumbre:

"dfab privilege"

you all sound like MRAs

back up and think about your word choices a lil bit before you dive back into the oppression olypmics

Jul 28 +80

Whether we dye our hair, pluck, shave or laser it away; whether we stop at a line of kohl or a dusting of bronzer, we all negotiate the ideals that confront us from every newsstand, website, and cinema screen. The promotional tactics change to keep us from looking too closely at the inherent ugliness of how it works and to help us feel we will never match up. While our own notions of beauty change, they are still being dictated to us via a carousel of the latest talent who, first and foremost, are abundant in social capital; a social capital borne in no small part from the products they promote, which in turn helps their success. It’s dizzying.

That’s the nature of capitalism and there’s nothing evolutionary about it. It favours the fickle revolution of trend that sees your favourite mascara discontinued abruptly and replaced by a more expensive and innovative “Lash xxxtreme”, because the natural look that we worked so hard to achieve for a while is suddenly superseded by the “falsies” effect that started with a wand and progressed to the hard stuff: countless spiderish fake eyelashes and millions of tiny tubes of glue. And yet we find the time and money to keep it going because anything less and we feel naked, or as though we are letting ourselves go.

Belinda Webb: Emma Watson’s Makeup Tweet Highlights The Commodification Of Beauty

Jul 28 +78

So, hypothetically… if I could take a bunch of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and read books at Barnes and Noble all day… and then be able to display my knowledge and understanding of the subject on an equal, if not higher, level than a college student… then, hypothetically… why is everyone paying for college again?


(Answer: Because a college degree isn’t about education, it’s a class marker. If we cared about everyone being educated, we would accredit free online courses and allow people to achieve intellectual growth and success without going into debt. But that’s not what college is for. I mean, yeah in college you can travel and learn from amazing professors and start your own anything and have access to facilities and resources and money, yeah, college is all that. And I’m not discrediting anyone who loves college but… college, at the end of the day is a business. College is just one more big way to perpetuate the system. But I say f**k the system, man.) #FreeEducationForAll #LearnRadically

Vanessa Newman (Washington, DC) - haikuology.tumblr.com

(via theblackcollegian)

Jul 28 +6936

cellulitisplayerhater:

everyone wants to be kweer but nobody actually wants to be the “partnered in a relationship that’s perceived as gay and treated at such” part

Jul 28 +265
Jul 28 +9606

blastortoise:

"good luck in the real world" says the 16 year old white middle class boy still living with his parents and never paid a bill in his life

Jul 28 +11807

pardonmewhileipanic:

hellyesimthatgirl:

fandomsandfeminism:

yoshi-bomb:

#feminist #feminism #women

I’m always amused when women, especially white, cis, straight women, take on this “well, I don’t see how Feminism benefits ME, so fuck it!” mentality. 

Because, like, ok, perhaps you have enough privileges that the impact of systematic gender inequality is pretty mitigated for you. Sure. 

But, like, do you not give a shit about your sisters? About your sisters of color, and LGBTQIAP+ sisters, and disabled sisters? About your sisters who ARE targets of violence, who are suffering? 

Because lists like this only betray 2 things, a) That the person who wrote it does not understand the sociological concepts and theories that lay the foundation for much of feminist theory and b) that they don’t give a shit about anyone less fortunate than themselves in regards to marginalization and oppression. 

OP is on some ignorant shit.

how to completely misunderstand and misrepresent feminism, while showing arrogance, ignorance, and complete disdain for those who are suffering: a photo post by someone with no concept of oppression

Also, if you think the patriarchy doesn’t affect you, and that you aren’t a target for violence, be it general or sexual, you might want to sit down, because I have some seriously bad news for you

Jul 28 +8870