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faineemae:

Muslim women who choose to wear the Hijab but are also Athletes of the fiercest kind.

tumblr has changed my opinion on headscarves, and made me realize it’s BULLSHIT that france has banned them. because if a woman is choosing to wear one as a religious choice, that’s not oppression. oppression is a ot of other small things, the headscarf is visible but also you can be badass w. one, like these ladies

angrynaps:

marcharig:

salllllllliethesalad:

best. tip jar. ever.

best tip jar ever

BEST TIP JAR EVER

angrynaps:

marcharig:

salllllllliethesalad:

best. tip jar. ever.

best tip jar ever

BEST TIP JAR EVER

Why are gay people forbidden a legal wedding, but vegetarians are allowed to marry, procreate, ride the bus and use our water fountains?

Nick Offerman (via going-to-scranton)

HA

Here’s the thing about being 20 years old. It’s actually the universal age of passion. It’s the age at which nature and form come together and your individual passion achieves its final shape and expression. When, later in life, when you’re older, you feel furious, it’s the fury of a 20-year-old. When you fall in love, it’s the love of a 20-year-old. It’s articulate, it’s visceral, it’s platonic. It’s the pure form of the emotion. When you observe the hypocrisies and injustices of the world, and feel shocked and betrayed by them, you’re actually being 20 again. And yet, you’re just shy of being able to drink. How perfectly completed, and thwarted, at the same time.
Lorrie Moore (via alealealea)
So, when men do femininity they feel ridiculous and when women do masculinity they feel awesome. This is what gender inequality looks like.
thesavagesalad:

kitschy-kat:

beardsbeerandliterarybadassery:

disgustinghuman:

sex-positive-bitches:

Kristen Stewart: smiling is not an obligation, professional or otherwise

 ”She stands out on the red carpet because she does not smile broadly or pose; she usually looks slightly uncomfortable. Of her red-carpet experience,Stewart said:People say that I’m miserable all the time. It’s not that I’m miserable, it’s just that somebody’s yelling at me…I literally, sometimes, have to keep myself from crying…It’s a physical reaction to the energy that’s thrown at you.”
“Stewart is often a target of a specific kind of body policing: the “smile, baby” requirement. When she appears on the red carpet and does not assure us with her teeth that she is simply thrilled to be reduced to a presence, a dress, a posture, she is often the target of harassment for her expression. There is an expectation of women in general and famous woman in particular to always assure the onlooker that they are happy to be looked upon through smiling, and Stewart rejects this.”
Women are expected to be nice and sweet, to make other people feel comfortable. A woman who says ‘hey, I think there’s a problem here’ is being ‘negative.’ A woman who doesn’t smile while she’s being harassed is ‘humourless.’ A woman who prefers to stay focused on tasks is a ‘cold bitch.’ Significant gendering is involved here; women have an obligation to look and act a certain way and when they don’t, they need to be hassled until they do.


ye girl, I feel your painwouldn’t believe how many random people tell me to fucking smile 

Right? I’d have a panic attack up there.

I see the criticism of Lana Del Rey as an extension of this, people getting angry that she looks awkward when she performs and characterising her as this stone-cold distant weirdo when there are videos of her laughing in interviews and smiling with fans. I’ve seen lots of indie boy bands where the singer drawls into the mic, standing motionless and staring at the floor but apparently that’s just being cool. When she does it she’s a bad performer.

ILY KIT
ALL OF THAT
ALL
OF 
THAT

thesavagesalad:

kitschy-kat:

beardsbeerandliterarybadassery:

disgustinghuman:

sex-positive-bitches:

Kristen Stewart: smiling is not an obligation, professional or otherwise

 ”She stands out on the red carpet because she does not smile broadly or pose; she usually looks slightly uncomfortable. Of her red-carpet experience,Stewart said:
People say that I’m miserable all the time. It’s not that I’m miserable, it’s just that somebody’s yelling at me…I literally, sometimes, have to keep myself from crying…It’s a physical reaction to the energy that’s thrown at you.”

Stewart is often a target of a specific kind of body policing: the “smile, baby” requirement. When she appears on the red carpet and does not assure us with her teeth that she is simply thrilled to be reduced to a presence, a dress, a posture, she is often the target of harassment for her expression. There is an expectation of women in general and famous woman in particular to always assure the onlooker that they are happy to be looked upon through smiling, and Stewart rejects this.”

Women are expected to be nice and sweet, to make other people feel comfortable. A woman who says ‘hey, I think there’s a problem here’ is being ‘negative.’ A woman who doesn’t smile while she’s being harassed is ‘humourless.’ A woman who prefers to stay focused on tasks is a ‘cold bitch.’ Significant gendering is involved here; women have an obligation to look and act a certain way and when they don’t, they need to be hassled until they do.

ye girl, I feel your pain
wouldn’t believe how many random people tell me to fucking smile 

Right? I’d have a panic attack up there.

I see the criticism of Lana Del Rey as an extension of this, people getting angry that she looks awkward when she performs and characterising her as this stone-cold distant weirdo when there are videos of her laughing in interviews and smiling with fans. I’ve seen lots of indie boy bands where the singer drawls into the mic, standing motionless and staring at the floor but apparently that’s just being cool. When she does it she’s a bad performer.

ILY KIT

ALL OF THAT

ALL

OF 

THAT

angrynaps:

lyssamae:

Again! Again!

feministhistorian:

lati-negros:

sociolab:

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Books to read for leisure or if you’re trying to figure what you should study/major in

I wish this came up on my dash before I rushed off to buy Rachel Maddows book. Not that I don’t love supporting her but I could have used that money to get books I would use in grad school..

just ‘cause it’s summer doesn’t mean you can’t learn!!

angrynaps:

covermebad:

Artist: Marina and the Diamonds

Covered Artist: Justin Bieber

Song: Boyfriend

oh no i accidentally love this

felldowntherabbithole:

You won’t recognize this version of ‘Mama Mia’ thanks to Jasmine Kennedy’s incredible voice. Love YM&C for finds like this.  

http://youmeandcharlie.com/yo-dj/jasmine-kennedy/

Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are *always* male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.

And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.

distractedbyshinyobjects

re: feministing - for women, heart attacks look different

Things I did not know, but should.

(via elfgrove)

relevant bc: my mom— no chest pain, just fatigue