"Sexually abused women tend to know with real clarity that sexual abuse has everything to do with being women. It is mainly academics and perpetrators, along with the law, who deny it."

Women’s Lives Men’s Laws, C.A.Mackinnon (via theaccidentalradical)

(via manhatinglesbian)


swiftlygay:

it’s so bizarre that gay marriage is heteronormative but bi/pan people in straight relationships is apparently the definition of queer

(via dragonsupremacy)


ninjasexfarty:

Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

(via dykesupremacy)


amazonfeminist:

‘Remembering: A Time I Will Be My Own Beginning,’ Jeffner Allen. 1982. 
(via lesbianseparatist)

amazonfeminist:

‘Remembering: A Time I Will Be My Own Beginning,’ Jeffner Allen. 1982. 

(via lesbianseparatist)



Tim Wise, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

on cultural relativism & “it was a different era back then, people didn’t know what they were doing was wrong”

Tim Wise, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

on cultural relativism & “it was a different era back then, people didn’t know what they were doing was wrong”



Tim Wise, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

Tim Wise, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son


On Boycotting Michigan Womyn's Music Festival

sydscorcher:

As the yearly debate about the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival heats up, I have been having a lot of thoughts around boycotts, artists pulling out from the line-up, or artists who have stated they will not play again until the intention of the festival is changed from a…



Tim Wise, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

important facts to remember when discussing race, ownership, & reparations. whites were rewarded with stolen land for fighting in the revolutionary war, whereas the vast majority of black men who served in the war were not even granted freedom from slavery. 

Tim Wise, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

important facts to remember when discussing race, ownership, & reparations. whites were rewarded with stolen land for fighting in the revolutionary war, whereas the vast majority of black men who served in the war were not even granted freedom from slavery. 


radicallyfeminist:

because they can’t! :)

radicallyfeminist:

because they can’t! :)

(Source: radfemchuck, via radfemale)


pixienightmaregoddess:

Look, I fixed it.

(via shamelesslyunladylike)


bi women and “monosexual partners”: the search for a citation

gaypocalypse:

so the other day i made a post about the following widely circulated sentence:

Bisexual women in relationships with monosexual partners have an increased rate of domestic violence compared to women in other demographic categories.

i took issue with the way it made no…


Study debunks notion that men and women are psychologically distinct

meloromantics:

oddpicturesoddpeople:

sinidentidades:

The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has dealt a devastating blow to the notion that men and women are fundamentally different when it comes to how they think and act.

“Although gender differences on average are not under dispute, the idea of consistently and inflexibly gender-typed individuals is,” Bobbi J. Carothers of Washington University in St. Louis and Harry T. Reis of the University of Rochester explained in their study. “That is, there are not two distinct genders, but instead there are linear gradations of variables associated with sex, such as masculinity or intimacy, all of which are continuous.”

Analyzing 122 different characteristics from 13,301 individuals in 13 studies, the researchers concluded that differences between men and women were best seen as dimensional rather than categorical. In other words, the differences between men and women should be viewed as a matter of degree rather than a sign of consistent differences between two distinct groups.

You mean human beings, like everything else, living and mineral, in nature exist on a series of both parallel and intersecting spectrums, and there is no such thing as a definitive binary or black/white divide?

MRAs, RadFems, and EvoPsych people everyone will be horrified to find this out.

radfems would not be horrified because this is what we’ve been telling people for forever

radical feminism seeks to abolish gender, as in the set of social conditions and structures that position female children as less than and raise them to be submissive and ornamental

abolishing this social construct means acknowledging that there is no fundamental difference between men and women psychologically [and very few noticeable physical differences: sex characteristics are obvious, but without the structure of gender telling women that they shouldn’t become muscular because men would no longer find them attractive, or that men who don’t have muscle tone in certain places are weak] and that differences that arise are a result of upbringing and social conditioning. 

this is, quite basically, what being gender-critical means. this news is scientific support of radical feminist theory, and the fact that someone thinks radical feminists would be “horrified” at this news means that liberal feminists’ straw-feminist smear campaign and silencing tactics against radicalism have been very successful.

(via plansfornigel)


"Anyone who suggests that a class of females should exist to absorb male sexual aggression is, by definition, expressing a misogynistic view."

Rachel Moran, Why Jim the Johns Article Made My Skin Crawl (via irathientlover)

(Source: borg-collective, via ibt-w)


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femslashgoggles:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

rosalarian:

itswalky:

Shortpacked!: Frajer

In which David Willis invents something even better than the Bechdel Test.

LESLIE IS ACTUALLY ME
I NEED EITHER CANON LESBIANISM OR ENOUGH FEMSLASH FUEL THAT I CAN TOTALLY CREATE HEADCANON LESBIANISM

David Willis didn’t invent anything new. The Bechdel Test is suppossed to show whether a lesbian could enjoy a piece of entertainment or not. Straight feminists just hijacked it. Don’t give credit to a man for something lesbians have come up with and is a tool most of us use to navigate through mainstream tv/movies.

femslashgoggles:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

rosalarian:

itswalky:

Shortpacked!: Frajer

In which David Willis invents something even better than the Bechdel Test.

LESLIE IS ACTUALLY ME

I NEED EITHER CANON LESBIANISM OR ENOUGH FEMSLASH FUEL THAT I CAN TOTALLY CREATE HEADCANON LESBIANISM

David Willis didn’t invent anything new. The Bechdel Test is suppossed to show whether a lesbian could enjoy a piece of entertainment or not. Straight feminists just hijacked it. Don’t give credit to a man for something lesbians have come up with and is a tool most of us use to navigate through mainstream tv/movies.

(via monosexuals)