Musing


Radfem / Asexual
ADHD / MDD / CPS / PTSD

Questions?

dirtygrandma:

once upon a time, in Japan…. *white characters*

this takes place in Africa… *white characters*

our story starts in the Middle East… *white characters*

(via femmephrodite)

stewberts:

bold what applies to you

Appearance:

  • i have blonde hair and green blue eyes
  • i have red hair and hazel eyes
  • i’m very tall
  • my hair is really curly
  • i have brown hair and blue or green eyes (hazel is close enough)
  • i have freckles
  • i have black hair and brown eyes
  • i have dimples 
  • i wear contact lenses
  • i tan easily
  • i have small eyelashes
  • i paint my nails

Clothes / Accessory / Make-up:

  • i hate wearing flip-flops
  • i don’t have converse
  • i wear foundation every day
  • i have stretch marks / tattoos
  • i love wearing head bands
  • i hate wearing mascara
  • i have at least one pair of vans
  • i hate sweaters
  • i love wearing high heels 
  • i own brown eyeliner
  • i love skirts/dresses
  • i own at least 3 pairs of jeans
  • i often wear scarfs
  • i never wear necklaces

Family / Country:

  • i’m the oldest child
  • i have an older brother
  • i’m from South America
  • i know how to swear in more than two languages
  • one (or more) of my parents is from another country
  • i have a younger sister
  • i have siblings that live in Asia
  • i’m an orphan
  • i have family that live in Australia
  • i know two or more languages (kinda)

School / Job:

  • i’m in high school 
  • i love history
  • i have/had a teacher that is great in explaining and actually teaching
  • i got fired
  • i know what i want to do in future
  • i don’t do an extracurricular activity
  • i learn more than one language
  • i love math
  • i already have a job
  • my grades are almost never excellent/very good
  • i’m in college
  • i want to be a professional athlete / writer / artist

I have:

  • broken a bone
  • ridden a motorcycle
  • a best friend
  • a favorite song
  • sung in the shower
  • punched somebody
  • told somebody they are pretty
  • my own room
  • a star crush
  • pets
  • kissed a boy / a girl
  • online best friends
  • spent a whole night without sleeping
  • girlfriend / boyfriend

I’m afraid of:

  • insects / snakes
  • people disliking me
  • somebody yelling at me
  • somebody finding a secret about me
  • favorite character dying
  • stormy weather
  • death
  • having to talk in front of people
  • heights
  • pain
  • kissing somebody 
  • small rooms

I love:

  • sci-fi
  • sleeping until 12pm
  • fluffy blankets
  • animals
  • swimming / diving
  • watching movies
  • channing tatum
  • pizza
  • hot chocolate
  • running
  • baking / cooking
  • harry potter
  • cold showers
  • my hair 
  • my wardrobe

(Source: aryastakres, via thesorrowofastarael)

The witch craze took different forms at different times and places, but never lost its essential character: that of a ruling class campaign of terror directed against the female peasant population.

Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English, Witches, Midwives, & Nurses (via catalytic-chamber)

This little pamphlet is really, really good here is a pdf of it

(via delicately-interconnected)

(via shamelesslyunladylike)

mini-girlz:

Many of these female figurines were shaped so that they tapered into points so they could be stuck into the ground or into some other substance either for ornamental or supernatural purposes, e.g., household goddesses, fertility figures, and earth mothers . In fact, much of the art produced, be it finely crafted “laurel leafs” or other artistic masterpieces, served ritual, spiritual, and esthetic functions.
It is the evolution of the Cro-Magnon and their massive frontal lobes which ushered in a cognitive and creative big bang which gave birth to complex spiritual rituals and beliefs in shamans, goddesses, and the cosmos.
via > journalofcosmology.com

mini-girlz:

Many of these female figurines were shaped so that they tapered into points so they could be stuck into the ground or into some other substance either for ornamental or supernatural purposes, e.g., household goddesses, fertility figures, and earth mothers . In fact, much of the art produced, be it finely crafted “laurel leafs” or other artistic masterpieces, served ritual, spiritual, and esthetic functions.

It is the evolution of the Cro-Magnon and their massive frontal lobes which ushered in a cognitive and creative big bang which gave birth to complex spiritual rituals and beliefs in shamans, goddesses, and the cosmos.

via > journalofcosmology.com

(via sex-negative)

eros-and-hysteria:

The criticism that radical feminists collaborate with the bourgeois state is not a legitimate one. A cursory glance at their writings show that radical feminists clearly think the state and legal system are extensions of patriarchy and thus utilizing the legal system to improve the lives of women is not their long-term praxis. Radical feminists realize that reformism can only go so far under patriarchy - hence why they arradical feminists. It is dogmatic and ultraleft to shit on radfems for attempting reforms that will concretely change the conditions of women in a positive way.

(via daybeams)

lost 6 followers for critiquing choice feminism

I ain’t even sad

perseidbadger:

the best kind of friendships are fierce lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world.

(via aislingetmaya)

immasharpcookie:

youaremynewdream:

melliemusing:

mjwatson:

If you claim to be a feminist and you shame girls for wanting to do traditional things like take their husband’s last name or be a house wife then you are doing it all completely wrong.

Feminism isn’t an elite group who defeats gender norms, it’s a group who accepts ALL women’s choices.

no. It really isn’t. Feminism isn’t about personal choice, especially when those choices that do NOT align with the patriarchal values in our society are demonized and result in women being villified and treated like pariahs in society. You doing EXACTLY what men want you to do is YOUR choice, but it is not a FEMINIST choice. Feminism is a political movement not a “hey, everyone do what they want~~~!” party.

If you’re finding feminism easy because you don’t have to change anything about the way that you think or act, if you aren’t questioning WHY you’re subscribing to gender roles that have been forced upon women for centuries (and some not EVEN for a century, like shaving!!) you are not participating in feminist politics, you’re participating in individualism that says ‘i can do whatever i want and not question it or be questioned for it because it’s my choice!!!~~’ 

It is not feminist to ascribe to a system based on the OWNERSHIP of women. 

Stop spreading misinformation about feminism, stop claiming to be feminist when all you’re doing is protecting your choices and not protecting the women who refuse to subscribe to patriarchal norms, or women who have no choice because they live in societies where women are in an even worse position than us.

Feminism is NOT about YOU. Feminism is about women as a COLLECTIVE.

Yes. Feminism is about women as a collective.  Yes you are correct about how the physical act about choosing to do these things is not feminist. 

However you are missing the point. 

Who are you to shame someone for their choice?  Who are you to say something that a woman choses to do with her life is wrong.

Quoting one of my friends here: 

"Just because it’s something created and enforced by the patriarchy doesn’t mean it’s automatically wrong for you to choose those things if you want to, as long as you’re aware of the system that put those things in place in the first place"

You are allowed to chose to take your husband’s name and be a housewife, as long as you understand that it’s okay for others to chose otherwise.  It’s important to educate yourself and learn why doing so is based on a system of oppression, however it is still a woman’s decision to do what she wants.

Feminism is about ending oppression and being equal yet you feel the need to shame others and say that they aren’t feminists because of personal choices??

I’m sorry but that is where I draw the line.  Start empowering women and stop shaming them for what they fucking choose to do. 

I think you’re allowed to make ‘un-feminist’ choices while remaining feminist. I remember reading an article about a woman who married a man and knew this was something that aligned with what was expected of her, but she wanted to do it. And she recognized this PARTICULAR choice was not feminist, and encouraged others not to view it as such. The whole article was about seperating the political from the personal, and not to claim the personal was feminist just because you, a feminist, were choosing to do it/were experiencing it. And that’s how I see it.

I love my boyfriend. I do want to marry him (though we will be hyphenating our last names). I do recognize the shitty past of marriage. I will not claim this to be feminist just because I am choosing it. But I shouldn’t not be considered a feminist for making that choice. Especially if I recognize it is not feminist and make the distinction that is not part of my feminist politics.

Yes immasharpcookie.

Women who make non-feminist choices and claim that they are feminist are harmful to the movement. This is political, not individual. You can make whatever choices you want, but when you make choices that uphold the societal standard, it is not feminist, and yes, it is 1000000% open to feminist critique. I did not intend to sound like I was saying ‘if you do this, you are not a feminist’, I meant more to say ‘if you claim this is a feminist action, or you say that you are above feminist critique because it’s your choice, you are not a feminist’. Thank you for clarifying that point for me, immasharpcookie.

I wear makeup. I don’t want to, because it frustrates me politically, but I am also extremely afraid of how I will be treated if I don’t, or the comments people will make, or how differently I will be treated. But I’m not going to say that me wearing make-up is feminist, and I am not going to get angry at feminists who say that wearing make-up isn’t a feminist choice, because it isn’t feminist! Defending non-feminist choices on the basis of individualism weakens the movement, because it creates more and more people who think ‘oh, I’m a feminist because I believe in equality! I can still shave and wear makeup and change my last name and watch porn and participate in kink, the only difference is that I call myself a feminist!’ which is not okay. 

I am not shaming your choices. I am critiquing them, because we NEED to critique them. We need to look at them in context of our society, and our history, and we need to challenge them. 

Defending your non-feminist choices as feminist is what keeps you from being a feminist, not the making of those choices. Saying that no one can say mum about your non-feminist choices in the context of feminism as a political movement is not feminist. 

Always. Be. Critical