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    "In the rare cases where actual psychological differences exist, they cannot be attributed to innate neurology alone. Everything in the brain is a combination of nature and nurture. Culture comes into play, which affects behavior, which then affects the brain. From birth (and even in the womb), a baby is labeled as a girl or boy and treated a certain way as a result. For example, a 2005 study of 386 birth announcements in Canadian newspapers showed that parents tend to say they’re “proud” when it’s a boy and “happy” when it’s a girl. Anne Fausto-Sterling, a biologist at Brown University, has shown that mothers talk to infant girls more than infant boys. This could partly explain why girls tend to have better language skills later on. “Some differences end up fairly entrenched in adult human beings,” Fausto-Sterling says. “But that doesn’t mean that you were born that way or that you were born destined to be that way.”"

    Stop Looking For ‘Hardwired’ Differences In Male And Female Brains | Popular Science (via brutereason)

    (via w00fwomon)

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    "Women play a critical role in producing food...Our philosophy is to build on the strengths of women."

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    deepgreenresistance:

Since porn portrays women as nothing more than sex objects that need to be dominated, it’s not surprising that porn users often start seeing real women that way as well.
We will never dismantle misogyny as long as objectification and domination is eroticized. We will also never stop racism. Nor will we mount an effective resistance to fascism, since fascism’s root is ultimately the eroticization of domination and subordination.
Deep Green Resistance is fighting to protect what’s left of a living earth and healthy human communities. We are a radical feminist organization and we stand in solidarity with those working to stop the sex exploitation industry (pornography, adult entertainment, pornstitution, etc) that trafficks and abuses women and others for the benefit of men. We support the criminalization of those who trade in and profit from the degradation of human beings - and we support full-range social services for those wishing to leave the sex exploitation industry.
For more facts about the impact of pornography on human development and social health, and why we need to dismantle sex exploitation: http://ift.tt/1y80FQ2
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    deepgreenresistance:

    Since porn portrays women as nothing more than sex objects that need to be dominated, it’s not surprising that porn users often start seeing real women that way as well.

    We will never dismantle misogyny as long as objectification and domination is eroticized. We will also never stop racism. Nor will we mount an effective resistance to fascism, since fascism’s root is ultimately the eroticization of domination and subordination.

    Deep Green Resistance is fighting to protect what’s left of a living earth and healthy human communities. We are a radical feminist organization and we stand in solidarity with those working to stop the sex exploitation industry (pornography, adult entertainment, pornstitution, etc) that trafficks and abuses women and others for the benefit of men. We support the criminalization of those who trade in and profit from the degradation of human beings - and we support full-range social services for those wishing to leave the sex exploitation industry.

    For more facts about the impact of pornography on human development and social health, and why we need to dismantle sex exploitation: http://ift.tt/1y80FQ2

    http://ift.tt/15Dit6r http://ift.tt/1y80FQ5

    (via w00fwomon)

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    "Transgender is someone who acts outside of the gender norm."

    Do you realize how stupid you sound? This is why people don’t take trans people seriously, this is why the idea of an umbrella does nothing but shoot u in the foot, this is why everyone, and I mean everyone, feels entitled to our spaces and our language. Because now Hillary Clinton is transgender by that definition. Every non-straight person is transgender by that definition. Every man who shaves his legs is transgender by that definition.

    Do genderspecial people seriously realize how much they are fucking over everyone (including themselves) by this super-inclusive, means-absolutely-nothing, redefinitions? You say you hate gender roles and they don’t matter and then base your entire “identity” on them. lol. ok.

    (via explosives-b)

    (via genderheretic)

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    I am Ryland - the story of a male-identifying little girl who didn’t transition

    ashypinky:

    YES yes yes 1000x YES!!!

    (via snowflakeespecial)

  6. exgynocraticgrrl:

    [Gifset text reads:

    "There’s a very good sentence written by a black woman named Kay Lindsey in which she said, ‘Where the white woman is the sexual object, black women are sexual laborers.’

    White womanhood has been the prevailing standard of femininity in this country [the United States of America]. If you were beautiful you had pale skin,…you had light skin, preferably light hair, you were gentle, you were retiring, you were sweet, you were chaste.

    Because of our historical position as black women, most of us were slaves which means we worked as hard as any man on the plantations, then we moved into factories. Most of us were not pure because on plantations we were bought to be breeders and whores. We were not qualified for the prevailing standards of femininity, white femininity, so we were passed down.

    If you are a woman who does not fit women’s standards, you’re a piece of crap. So we [black women] got none of the benefits of being a woman. They’re double-edged benefits but they are benefits: money from wealthy men, so-on and so-forth. We [black women] got all of the liabilities. As I said before, we are on the lowest rung, even in a profession like prostitution because we are valueless as black women.

    So we [black women] were brought up outside the pale of femininity but we weren’t considered worth turning into useful men; because ‘What is a Black Woman?’ She’s a woman and she is also black. We weren’t as good as black men and we were useless, we weren’t good enough to be imitating white women. So we had nothing.

    [Black women] were total outsiders. Which is why economically we are on the absolute bottom and psychologically, if you will, of the barrel.”]

    Margo Jefferson on Some American Feminists (1980)

    (via radpghfem)

  7. bheidh:

    a reality check that’s a blow to the solar plexis

    SEE ALSO: why i’m crumbling under the weight of prolonged loneliness for fear of letting anyone in again & repeating this

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    (via toastytoastie)

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    How Outing Online Harassers on Social Media Protects Women

    proofrawk:

    "Naming and shaming Internet creeps is the latest development in a centuries-long tradition among women of using gossip as a form of solidarity and even a political weapon. It’s still true today – I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard a woman say about a man, ‘He’s a little bit creepy,’ or, even worse, ‘I wouldn’t want to be alone in a room with him.’ To the uninitiated, it might sound like lazy character assassination, but phrases like that serve as keywords for women meaning stay away."

    jessieflux wrote an amazing article about women using gossip and “calling-out” to expose online predators and creeps. She asked me to contribute my story, and I was really grateful for an outlet to talk about my experience.

    If you’re coping with harassment and you’re scared you have no options, read her article! And I want people who are coping with harassment to know that there are ways to fight back, and that there are people who will defend them if they decide to make the situation public. I’ve been amazed by the support I’ve received. If you ever need to, and you feel safe doing it, know that you’ll have a lot of support and a lot of sympathy if you out that fucker.

    EXPOSE THE CREEPS 2014

  9. Tweets concerning UCSB shooting, misogyny, and masculinity by Imran Siddiquee, Director of Communications for The Representation Project, the organization behind Miss Represenation and the soon-to-be-released documentary The Mask You Live In

    (via lesbipocalypse)

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    "It is the belief of many men that their sexism is manifested only in relation to women—that is, that if they refrain from blatantly chauvinistic behavior in the presence of women, then they are not implicated in crimes against women. That is not so. It is in male bonding that men most often jeopardize the lives of women. It is among men that men do the most to contribute to crimes against women. For instance, it is the habit and custom of men to discuss with each other their sexual intimacies with particular women in vivid and graphic terms. This kind of bonding sets up a particular woman as the rightful and inevitable sexual conquest of a man’s male friends and leads to innumerable cases of rape. Women are raped often by the male friends of their male friends. Men should understand that they jeopardize women’s lives by participating in the rituals of privileged boyhood. Rape is also effectively sanctioned by men who harass women on the streets and in other public places; who describe or refer to women in objectifying, demeaning ways; who act aggressively or contemptuously toward women; who tell or laugh at misogynistic jokes; who write stories or make movies where women are raped and love it; who consume or endorse pornography; who insult specific women or women as a group; who impede or ridicule women in our struggle for dignity. Men who do or who endorse these behaviors are the enemies of women and are implicated in the crime of rape. Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence
    against us."

    Our Blood, by Andrea Dworkin

    (via exgynocraticgrrl)

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