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  • Michele Roberts, the new head of the NBA Player’s Union (via emilyisobsessed)

    “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on”

    “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on”

    “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on”

    (via duhdoydorothy)

    BALL IS LIFE

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    (Source: mdz1971, via stfueverything)

  • "

    I bet you can tell I’m a woman,” she said, “and I suspect the rest of the world can, too.”

    She said she was all too aware that if she was selected, she would represent several hundred male athletes in the NBA; she would deal with league officials and agents who were nearly all men; she would negotiate with team owners who were almost all men; and she would stand before reporters who were predominantly men.

    She did not flinch. “My past,” she told the room, “is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.

    "
  • craftylindsey:

    lucifers-kittykat:

    This is Susan Robinson, one of the last people in the country who can preform late term abortions after the murder of Dr. George Tiller. This is from an awesome documentary called After Tiller, about the last 4 late-term abortion practitioners in the country. It’s a great watch and available on Netflix, would strongly recommend. 

    warrior woman

    (Source: throwherinthewater, via lipsredasroses)

  • wificrisis:

    gavinscreamingmichaelyelling:

    time-is-a-many-splendored-thing:

    douglasmurphy:

    rainbowcoffin:

    c-h-0-w:

    nightwife:

    Always reblog

    Woah

    well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happen
    sounds to me like he was asking for it

    Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know. 

    If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck

    I mean, not all woman decapitate people. I’m not like that.

    (Source: suzziepsyche, via stfueverything)

  • "When many people think of the Black Panther Party today, the image that comes to mind is male-centered and violent: a powerful man wearing the Panther’s signature black beret, with gun prominently in hand. This image has been seared into the collective conscious and appears on thousands of posters and t-shirts. It may be surprising, then, to learn that by the early 1970s the Black Panther Party was two-thirds female."
  • "We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty."
  • fuck-yeah-feminist:

    kermanguy:

    fuck-yeah-feminist:

    divasdishblog:

    "People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."

    Our Bodies, Ourselves.

    Female bodies must always be:

    • naturally beautiful (but hairless)
    • sexually available (but not slutty)
    • curvy (but not skinny, and certainly not fat)
    • fertile (but not menstrual)

    So… good luck?

    This is simple to logically smash. The same magnitude of expectations are put on men. Please, stop, you’re just making yourself look stupid.

    Are men socially expected to shave their legs or armpits? Does their sexual value depend on how they shave their pubic hair?

    Are men shamed for having too much sex? Or is a “male whore” simply called a “player” (if even given a title at all) and perceived as the ultimate male?

    Are the political achievements of powerful men (ex: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney) belittled by conversations about their bodies like their female counterparts (ex: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin)? Do interviewers ask male actors about their dieting techniques on the red carpet?

    Are men defined by their ability to produce offspring? Or are their successes independent from marriage and children? Are they asked about their family plans in job interviews?

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    Look, men certainly have their problems. There’s no denying that fact. Masculinity is a hugely limiting construction that crushes boys and men while encouraging the oppression of girls and women. And that’s why feminist analysis of masculinity is hugely important— see the work of Jackson Katz, Michael Messner, Tony Porter, and Michael Kimmel for more.

    But what’s important to note is that critiques of men are framed as failures of masculinity (aka bridges into femininity). Think of the insults: “pussy,” “fag,” “bitch”… They all equate failure with women.

    So yes— men are oppressed. But they also benefit from these structures, so please, give up on the idea that gender oppression is an equal battle.

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    (Source: black--lamb, via ttttiana)

  • "The timing in which people enter your life is very important."
  • fuck-yeah-feminist:

    revtomdildomolar:

    "Women are more likely to be attracted to personality and men are more likely to be attracted to physical appearance"

    woah maybe that’s because we teach women to see men as people and we teach men to see women as objects

    Boom.

  • cl-oy:

    So this is my school… this happened

    (via stfueverything)