a woman in class today gave a presentation on labiaplasty and as she began, she gave a brief overview of female anatomy. she repeatedly referred to the entire genital area as the vagina. she seriously said “the clitoris is the most sensitive part of the vagina”.
THE VAGINA IS THE HOLE. THAT’S IT.
why does no one use the word vulva? i don’t understand.
11:59 pm • 17 April 2014 • 4 notes
“To all the girls whose thighs touch, with stretchmarks laid like gold across their backside, with bellies too full for any inadequate hands, thank Goddess for your abundance.”
— Kim Katrin Crosby (via becauseimafuckinglady)
(Source: ladyspeakstheblues, via curvyisthenewblack)
11:23 pm • 16 April 2014 • 22,443 notes
It feels good to get loose of societies ideology and just enjoy my being as it is in the moment.
11:20 pm • 16 April 2014 • 649 notes
LOL why the fuck do most wedding photographs charge $2000-$3000 what on earth no thank you
9:07 pm • 15 April 2014 • 2 notes
Stupidest thing ever is this infantilization of patriarchy like, “it’s boys who do those things; a ~~real man~~~ would never be that way” no listen to me, it is not little boys who crack jokes that make up patriarchy but actual grown-ass men engaging in actual physical, systematic, structural, emotional, verbal violence against women. Patriarchy is not puberty you grow out of but a backdrop wired into the fabric of our society.
8:15 pm • 15 April 2014 • 2,151 notes
Today felt especially long since I was up most of the night working on a presentation. Final papers are beginning to pile up.
Maybe it’s the weather, but I’m in a sad mood today.
7:32 pm • 15 April 2014
“I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women.”
Don McPherson, former NFL quarterback, feminist, educator (via beeewalsh)
he speaks the truth
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3:12 pm • 14 April 2014 • 118,509 notes
I intentionally surround myself with feminist, powerful women and a partner who actively attempts to unlearn sexism. I’m in a wonderful bubble of politically correct individuals who truly care about ending sexism/racism/homophobia, etc. So when I post a status on facebook that sparks a discussion, I’m overwhelmed by the realization that there are white men in my larger circle of acquaintances who have no understanding of privilege. Who openly make jokes about domestic violence, post creep shots of women, and consistently belittle my thoughts as a woman. I become so discouraged and frustrated.
And on a larger scale, it makes me afraid to have children. Because no matter how many values I instill in them that fight the norm, my son will eventually learn the heteronormative gendered script of violent/oppressive hyper-masculinity, and my daughter will face the sexism that silences her experiences and puts her at risk.
And it makes me really sad.
1:45 pm • 10 April 2014 • 5 notes
Lately I have a lot of thoughts and I don’t know how to articulate them.
11:39 pm • 9 April 2014