why can’t i block straight people & all males?

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why can’t i block straight people & all males?


"The ultimate mark of man’s possession of women may well be the ethic of suppression by which he forbids women to hate him."

Jeffner Allen, “Remembering: A Time I Will Be My Own Beginning”  (collected in For Lesbians Only)

(Source: catalytic-chamber, via the-uncensored-she)


(via lesbianwarfare)


"Postmodern and queer theorists share with transgender theorists the idea that ‘gender’ is a moveable feast that can be moved into and out of, swapped and so forth. Gender, used in this sense, disappears the fixedness of sex, the biological basis that underlies the relegation of females to their sex caste. Female infants are identified by biology at birth and placed into a female sex caste which apportions them lifelong inferior status. The preference for biologically male children and the femicide of female infants, for instance, which has created a great inequality in the sex ratio in India and other countries, is based on sex and not ‘gender’. Female foetuses are aborted and female infants are killed because of sex, not ‘gender’ discrimination (Pande, 2006). Foetuses do not have ‘gender’ or ‘gender identity’, because the forces of a womanhating culture have not had a chance to affect the way they understand themselves. The inferior sex caste status of women is assigned with reference to their biology, and it is through their biology that their subordination is enforced and maintained through rape, impregnation, and forced childrearing."

Gender Hurts, Sheila Jeffreys (via plansfornigel)

(Source: evilfeminist, via adulthumanfemale)


Anonymous asked: Lmao at you getting called out for your racism and then quickly crying about lesbian erasure.

yes, anon, i am literally the person who wrote that scanned book excerpt from the 1980s & i cited myself in the third person as “Betty McLellan, Beyond Psychoppression: a feminist alternative therapy, pg. 70”. i am so glad you pointed out my pre-birth racism; i really need to check my privilege. 


queerfabulousmermaid:

mississippistreet:

- Betty McLellan, Beyond Psychoppression: a feminist alternative therapy, pg. 70

Okay but fuck racist radfem Mary Daly and fuck Betty McLellan because Audre Lorde definitely wrote “The Uses of Anger” circa 1981. And considering that Mary Daly didn’t fuck with Audre Lorde—not since 1979 when lorde wrote a letter critiquing her white supremacist views and behaviors—I am highly suspicious of this clear paraphrasing of Lorde’s argument which according to McLellan’s citation was written in 1984 after Lorde’s essay which was published as early as 1981. This is the 1981 publication of “the uses of anger” that I found. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40005441Here’s Audre Lorde’s 1979 essay “An Open Letter to Mary Daly” http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/lordeopenlettertomarydaly.htmlFuck the historical erasure of queer Black women’s words, ideas, and activism. Fuck that.

thank you for pointing this out.
audre lorde was a lesbian though- she used the words lesbian & dyke-  let’s not say “don’t erase queer black women’s words” when by doing so you are obfuscating and rewriting the very important lesbianism that informed her politics.

queerfabulousmermaid:

mississippistreet:

- Betty McLellan, Beyond Psychoppression: a feminist alternative therapy, pg. 70

Okay but fuck racist radfem Mary Daly and fuck Betty McLellan because Audre Lorde definitely wrote “The Uses of Anger” circa 1981. And considering that Mary Daly didn’t fuck with Audre Lorde—not since 1979 when lorde wrote a letter critiquing her white supremacist views and behaviors—I am highly suspicious of this clear paraphrasing of Lorde’s argument which according to McLellan’s citation was written in 1984 after Lorde’s essay which was published as early as 1981.
This is the 1981 publication of “the uses of anger” that I found. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40005441
Here’s Audre Lorde’s 1979 essay “An Open Letter to Mary Daly” http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/lordeopenlettertomarydaly.html
Fuck the historical erasure of queer Black women’s words, ideas, and activism. Fuck that.

thank you for pointing this out.

audre lorde was a lesbian though- she used the words lesbian & dyke-  let’s not say “don’t erase queer black women’s words” when by doing so you are obfuscating and rewriting the very important lesbianism that informed her politics.


medusasseveredhead:



erika moen sucks. “queer” women who bond with men about objectifying women are as heteronormative as straight ladies, ffs.

medusasseveredhead:

erika moen sucks. “queer” women who bond with men about objectifying women are as heteronormative as straight ladies, ffs.

(Source: lez-miserables, via womantic)


Pornography and Violence

coeur-de-porcelaine:

In a meta-analysis of 46 studies published from 1962 to 1995, comprising a total sample of  12,323 people, researchers concluded pornographic material puts one at increased risk of:

  • developing sexually deviant tendencies (31% increase in risk)
  • committing sexual offenses (22% increase in risk)
  • accepting rape myths (31% increase in risk)

In a meta-analysis of 24 studies conducted between 1980 and 1993, with a total of 4,268 participants, researchers positively correlated rape myth acceptance to exposure to nonviolent or violent pornography.

Among perpetrators of sex crimes, adolescent exposure to pornography is a significant  predictor of elevated violence and victim humiliation.

In a study of 30 college fraternity members on a small liberal arts campus, the displayed  images of women (in posters, screensavers, calendars, pin-ups, and advertisements) were analyzed for their frequency and degrading nature. There was a significant association between  the average degradation ratings of the images and the student’s rape-supportive attitude scale  (RSA).

In a study of 187 female university students, researchers concluded early exposure to  pornography was related to subsequent “rape fantasies” and attitudes supportive of sexual  violence against women. Researchers believe pornography consumed at a young age  contributes to women being socialized to accept sexual aggression as a sexual/romantic event.

In 2004 data was collected from interviews with 271 women participating in a battered  women’s program. Pornography use by their partner significantly increased the odds of women  being sexually abused by their abusers. When their abuser used both alcohol and pornography, the odds of sexual abuse increase by a factor of 3.2.

Japanese males were divided into three groups and each exposed to different types of home  video pornography: a positive rape film (where the female expressed pleasure), a negative rape film (where the female expressed pain), or a consenting sex film. Those who viewed the positive  rape film were significantly more likely to state that women could enjoy rape and higher percentages of rape cases are invented by victims

source 


mississippistreet:

wow if you’re going to introduce me via email to a friend because we are both lesbians, don’t fucking use “they” and “them” to describe me. since when were lesbians not women? fucking “inclusive” language and social justice assholes who assume i want anything to do with their basic-ass queer identity politicking, ugh

having had time to think about this more, it’s really dehumanizing, actually. the biggest crime in the social justice world is “misgendering” but the appall they all feign doesn’t apply when it’s “misgendering” female women. this person had been exposed to me referring to myself with female pronouns and if she had truly cared, she would have asked. it was just “inclusivity” as performance- performed for an audience to benefit the reputation of the person using the language, not the target of said language.

not to mention that historically lesbians have been considered “sexual inverts” and we constantly have people comparing us to men and denying our womanhood. we often have stories about being called an “it” or “not a real girl” growing up, so what does it matter if you start to default us to “they/them”? i mean, nbd, right?


wow if you’re going to introduce me via email to a friend because we are both lesbians, don’t fucking use “they” and “them” to describe me. since when were lesbians not women? fucking “inclusive” language and social justice assholes who assume i want anything to do with their basic-ass queer identity politicking, ugh


fastcompany:

Floating Sheep’s map charting hate tweets, which allows you to search on several flavors of hate, is a creative use of data and mapping to raise awareness.

"floating sheep" is just the name of the blog run by Dr. Monica Stephens with her peers at humboldt state university. she is also the researcher behind this map. it is not some identity-less blog, it is a specific woman’s work.
and if you missed her FAQ- note that hate speech against women was not included on the hate map because it was so prolific that the cost of paying students to code (read and record) each tweet from the sample with the word “bitch” alone was roughly $55,000.

fastcompany:

Floating Sheep’s map charting hate tweets, which allows you to search on several flavors of hate, is a creative use of data and mapping to raise awareness.

"floating sheep" is just the name of the blog run by Dr. Monica Stephens with her peers at humboldt state university. she is also the researcher behind this map. it is not some identity-less blog, it is a specific woman’s work.

and if you missed her FAQ- note that hate speech against women was not included on the hate map because it was so prolific that the cost of paying students to code (read and record) each tweet from the sample with the word “bitch” alone was roughly $55,000.


so true. people will do basically anything to avoid confronting the idea that a woman can love other women, without any other identity qualifiers to negate her womanhood/homosexuality.

so true. people will do basically anything to avoid confronting the idea that a woman can love other women, without any other identity qualifiers to negate her womanhood/homosexuality.


Anonymous asked: i don't see how calling her queer and not lesbian is misogyny. I'm a female (Who is also gay) and I hate being called lesbian. Not all gay women have to go by "lesbian"

whether or not you identify as lesbian has nothing to do with the fact that ellen page said she was gay, not queer.

it’s worth questioning why you don’t feel comfortable calling yourself a lesbian when you say you are a gay female, as that is literally the only thing lesbian means. “queer” does not mean that & even as a member of the lgbtq+ community, you do not get to use a slur against another member who has not “reclaimed” it for herself.


Anonymous asked: what's wrong with calling her queer?

queer is not an umbrella term for “everyone who isn’t straight”. ellen page did not come out as queer, she came out as gay. this has a very specific denotation of female homosexuality, aka lesbianism. “queer” does not carry this denotation and obfuscates the reality that she is not only outing herself as a lesbian, but as someone who is sexually unavailable to men. this has consequences in a patriarchal society.


basically every lgbtq+ person on my facebook.com feed celebrating ellen page’s coming out keep calling her “queer” and refuse to say the word lesbian. it makes me want to stab my own eyes out.

and that is how i know they are all misogynists.