This is where you'll find all of the fun internet things that don't fit on my advice blog. Enjoy!
Remind me again why we need feminism? Oh, yeah.
So I decided to test this out on google.co.uk, and but this stopped me in my tracks before I could finish typing ‘shouldn’t’.
I also decided to try it with men. Unsurprisingly the results boiled down to ‘men shouldn’t do things associated with women’…or drink soy milk apparently.
Soy milk is actually associated with women too! Soy beans increase estrogen levels.
Here’s an incredibly cissexist (not to mention regular sexist) article that sensationally explains how soy products will give (one) man female health related problems. I’d like to know how soy ACTUALLY effects men’s health, but perhaps from a more profession/less biased source.
The fear tactics are astounding!
Oh, wow. I just thought this male fear of soy milk was random. There you go guys. These results are universally horrible.
I should carry this around with me for when people ask me why I’m getting a Minor in Women’s Studies, or why I’m a Feminist.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s posters about street harassment have gotten plenty of attention recently. From the New York Times to Fast Co, Fazlalizadeh’s posters have raised raised eyebrows because they’re so simple and to the point. They feature a simple aesthetic, usually a hand-drawn face of a black woman with notes that ring true for most women who’ve been harassed on the street. Captions have messages like, “My name is not baby”, and “Stop telling women to smile.”
Fast Co.’s Zak Stone caught up with Fazlalizadeh recently and the artist revealed the strategy she’s used to place the ads.
“I’ve put them in places where I’ve personally been harassed, and where I know street harassment is prevalent—which, honestly is everywhere,” she told Stone. “So, I’ve placed them on mailboxes in downtown business areas, on abandoned buildings in residential areas, on spare walls in tourist areas. Anywhere I can.”
See more of Fazlalizadeh’s work at her Tumblr, “Stop Telling Women to Smile.”
100% about this
“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.”
~ Jeremy Knowles
Generally speaking, if a woman does something in history, we basically just go “DUH!” and then ignore them until they die and then take their contributions and treat them as givens for the rest of time.
I get that the intentions of this are good, but please stop misquoting the Dove study… That is a) not the correct number, and b) not the phrasing used by in the study. It is absolutely true that women mostly compare themselves as less physically attractive and that that is terrible, but we’re not helping anything by misquoting and exaggerating the statistics.
You can read it here. It’s upsetting that so many women think badly of themselves. Let’s use real statistics and help all of them feel better about themselves.
The Violence Against Women Act #VAWA was reauthorized in the Senate by a 78-22 vote on Tuesday.
If your Senator is on here, it’s time to make a change.
“You fight like a girl.”
i can’t hear you
over the sound
of me crushing my enemies
so here you go
I got you some more WOC
Epic post got epic-er.
Be sure to “full view” each page because (at least on my computer) the black in some of the pages is just GONE. Anyway, my design final. A comic attempting to address society’s failure of telling young boys (and girls too sometimes) that abuse/violence/bullying is NOT an appropriate way to show affection…
Dad: Why do you think they do that?
Girl: Because the companies who make these try to trick the girls into buying the pink stuff instead of stuff boys want to buy. [x]
that awkward moment when a child understands the harm of forcing gender roles better than most grown male politicians.