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    Women’s Work: Reimagining “Blue-Collar”

    26 images of tenacious, strong female loggers, welders, firefighters, miners and so forth challenging the idea of what we consider “women’s work.”

    (via grradical)

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    "Ironically, men who claim the identity of a woman, or vice versa, actually reinforce the rigidity of gender norms by suggesting that to cope with discomfort created by those norms one must switch categories; such an act does nothing to challenge patriarchy but instead bolsters one aspect of patriarchal ideology. Attempting to transcend the problem—the “genderqueer” position of defying the system by refusing to be categorized as man or woman—offers no coherent strategy for ending the violence and discrimination that patriarchy produces."

    Robert Jensen (via never-obey)

    (Source: plansfornigel, via the-uncensored-she)

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    "Why do men feel threatened by women?" I asked a male friend of mine. […] "I mean," I said, "men are bigger, most of the time, they can run faster, strangle better, and they have on the average a lot more money and power."

    "They’re afraid women will laugh at them," he said. "Undercut their world view."

    Then I asked some women students in a quickie poetry seminar I was giving, “Why do women feel threatened by men?”

    "They’re afraid of being killed," they said.

    "

    Margaret Atwood, Writing the Male Character (1982)

    Laugh at men every chance you get.

    (via draumstafir)

    (Source: sprightlymind, via themutantgene)

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    When you say you’re a feminist…I hope you really know what that means. It means standing up for women of color.

    Standing by black women who must deal with being referred to as welfare queens or ratchet.

    Being a feminist is standing beside immigrant women who deal with wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and being referred to as leaving anchor babies in America.

    It means standing beside Native American women who face domestic violence and rape at unprecedented rates.

    It means standing beside Muslim women who choose to live out their faith and face Islamaphobia, sexism and ignorance constantly.

    It means standing beside Asian women who have been misrepresented in the media to be thought of as only submissive and quiet.

    Please recognize that feminism impacts the lives of every single one of these groups…but we are all women

    "

    (via lifeisallaboutbeauty)

    (via genderheretic)

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    "If women are allegedly passive and fragile, then why are Black women treated as “mules” and assigned heavy cleaning chores? If good mothers are supposed to stay at home with their children, then why are U.S Black women on public assistance forced to find jobs and leave their children in day care? If women’s highest calling is to become mothers, then why are Black teen mothers pressured to use Norplant and Depo Provera? In the absence of a viable Black feminism that investigates how intersecting oppressions of race, gender, and class foster these contradictions, the angle of vision created by being deemed devalued workers and failed mothers could easily be turned inward, leading to internalized oppression. But the legacy of struggle among U.S Black women suggests that a collectively shared Black women’s oppositional knowledge has long existed. This collective wisdom in turn has spurred U.S Black women to generate a more specialized knowledge, namely, Black feminist thought as critical social theory."

    In Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment, published in 1990, Black feminist Patricia Hill Collins extends and updates the social contradictions raised by Sojourner Truth, while crediting collective struggles waged historically with establishing a “collective wisdom” among Black women: (x)

    (Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via bornpissed)

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    "To clarify the dilemma women have about sexual enthusiasm for men, it is helpful to contrast it with men’s situation. It is unlikely in the extreme that men will have experienced actual sexual violence from women or its threat. Men do not live in cultures where the degradation and brutalisation of men at the hands of women is the stuff of pornography, entertainment and advertising. Men do not live with the consciousness that they are being hunted by women who would take sexual delight in dismembering them simply on account of their gender. They do not live in a society in which their degradation through sex is the dominant theme of the culture. They do not have to approach women sexually in fear or with distressing images or associations with their own oppression. The images they are likely to carry with them are those of women degraded and brutalised by men. In fact they are likely to have practised sexual arousal with such images, extensively, through pornography and fantasy. It is not surprising, then, that sexologists have identified women’s ‘inhibition’ as the main sexual problem of this century. They have identified as healthy sexual feelings those which the male ruling class experiences and have chosen to avoid recognising the political reasons why women might feel differently."

    Sheila Jeffreys, Anticlimax (via aster-disaster)

    (Source: yoursocialconstructsareshowing, via genderheretic)

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    There exists a sub-section of men who literally cannot sit through a discussion of structural misogyny without receiving constant and emphatic reassurance that no one is accusing them personally of being a misogynist. This is a derail and an attempt to shut down debate. Because, to quote “Sometimes, it’s just a cigar”:

    “Suppose you disagree with women about whether rape is part of the structure of our society, used to reinforce patriarchy. Do you make that debate possible by standing on your wounded pride, and just insisting that the debate must start with a disclaimer that says you’re not a rapist? Forgive me, but that’s nothing more than narcissism.”

    The conviction that you have never participated or been complicit in structural misogyny is dubious to say the least, no matter what your gender. But even if you are resolute that you, personally, have managed to transcend the system you were born and raised in and now stand as a shining beacon of gender equity outside the mire of patriarchy? Good for you, but structural misogyny still exists and we still need to have a conversation about it. If you think you have nothing to learn, go play elsewhere on the internet.

    "

    elliot rodger and the logical conclusion

    Sometimes, it’s just a cigar

    (via iamacollectionofmiscellanyandtea)

    i know there are a million posts about why “not all men” is dumb but this is exceptionally well-explained.

    (via dailyfeminism)

    (via ibt-w)

    ^^^^^

    (via genderheretic)

    (Source: researchtobedone, via genderheretic)

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    "It’s no secret that much of the backlash… directed at radical feminism is with regard to its relationship and its stance toward transgenderism. … For the uninitiated, here’s what I think the core of the conflict is. Some people, myself included, believe that the experience of people with female biology is unique, that being born in a genetically female body comes with certain experiences that are not, can not, be shared that are not born female. For others to say that female bodied people and male trans people have different experiences of the world amounts to blasphemy and it’s punished accordingly. Today, even the use of the word “female” to describe ourselves and our experiences is often shouted down as transphobic, but without being able to address that reality, the reality of our lives becomes unspeakable, erased. And ask yourself: what system is served by erasing the realities of female experience? The answer, predictably, is male supremacy. We cannot fight what we cannot name."

    Rachel Ivy (x)

    (Source: words-have-meaning, via bornpissed)

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    The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism

    evilfeminist:


    Heath was interviewed for this piece. I was hoping for more but it was a little bit of a let down, at least it doesn’t misrepresent, but it doesn’t really help. I was hoping Women’s Liberation Front would be mentioned since Rad Fems Respond was run by us but it wasn’t.

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    "

    When you say you’re a feminist…I hope you really know what that means. It means standing up for women of color.

    Standing by black women who must deal with being referred to as welfare queens or ratchet.

    Being a feminist is standing beside immigrant women who deal with wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and being referred to as leaving anchor babies in America.

    It means standing beside Native American women who face domestic violence and rape at unprecedented rates.

    It means standing beside Muslim women who choose to live out their faith and face Islamaphobia, sexism and ignorance constantly.

    It means standing beside Asian women who have been misrepresented in the media to be thought of as only submissive and quiet.

    Please recognize that feminism impacts the lives of every single one of these groups…but we are all women

    "

    (via lifeisallaboutbeauty)

    (via genderheretic)

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