Michelle. Lover of writing, reading, feminism, history, law, art, make-up.
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  • "A woman is asked why she only does films about women. But men are never asked why they only do films about men."

    Margaretha Von Tratta (via nuttersandcutters)

    On demande aux femmes pourquoi elles ne font que des films à propos des femmes. Mais on ne demande pas aux hommes pourquoi ils ne font que des films sur les hommes.

    (via jeunefeministe)

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  • closetsare4clothes:




    The Sexy Lie, Caroline Heldman at TEDxYouth@SanDiego

    Every single word of this.

    The body monitoring though.

    jesus h christ hallelujah preach 

    My brilliant professor- Caroline Heldman- love her! 

    (Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via newwavefeminism)

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  • babythc:

    thank u ryden

    (Source: rydenarmani, via fuckyeahfeminists)

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  • bogleech:


    "A Sticky Situation" (1960) by Carl Barks

    I like how advertising is literally still exactly as sexist as they’re joking about in this comic from 54 years ago.

    (via lipsredasroses)

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  • amurrrka:

    While most statistics that are thrown around in regards to the gender wage gap don’t consider occupation, industry, and education, there is still a large percentage of the wage gap that goes unexplained once this is considered. By and large, women are paid less on the sole fact that they are women.

    And for the men who complain, “BUT TEH MENZ HAEV TO PAY FOR DINNERZ” (no, actually, you don’t), let’s pretend that it was law that all men had to pay for their dates.

    The unexplained wage gap that has a disparity of 10 cents per dollar is equal to $4,465 per year, or $156,275 over the course of a 35-year career.

    Let me put that in other terms for you. With that extra money from the wage gap you can do the following:

    -Pay for 700 steak dinners ($35/each)
    -Pay for 1,000 IMAX theatre ticket ($16/each)
    -Pay for 85 tickets to a broadway show ($85/each)
    -Fly 3 times from NYC to Paris and spend a week each time at a 4-star hotel ($6,000/trip)
    -Buy a 14K White gold diamond ring ($7,500)

    And still have $48,000 to spend on whatever else you want.

    So next time you complain about having to pay for a woman’s dinner (that you’re not obligated to pay) when the Wage Gap is discussed, sit yo ass down.

    (via fuckyeahfeminists)

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  • "Sometimes you’ve got to be able to listen to yourself and be okay with no one else understanding."
    Christopher Barzak (via purplebuddhaproject)

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    We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

    This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

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  • "

    YouTube comments aren’t “just the Internet.” They’re not the product of a group of otherwise nice guys who suddenly become evil when they wear a veil of anonymity. YouTube comments are actually a nightmarish glimpse into the sexist attitudes that define the fabric of our own existence in the “real world,” a world that, like YouTube, is owned and dominated by men. The most terrifying gift that the Internet has given us is that it’s shown us how men honestly perceive the world: as a place where women exist exclusively for their sexual pleasure.

    In the wake of VidCon, and as more and more women start speaking up about the harassment they face online, it’s time to start realizing that our narrative of progress is deeply flawed. Things aren’t getting better for women on the Internet; they’re deteriorating and ignoring the problem amounts to being complicit in it.

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