bagelarms:

a lot of ppl seem confused on what cultural appropriation is so lemme break it down

IT IS NOT: enjoying food from another culture, enjoying music from another culture, learning about another culture, or learning another language

IT IS: using another culture as a costume, wearing religious articles as accessories when you are not a follower of that religion, using a race as a mascot, disrespecting religious or cultural practices. 

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Anonymous asked: But if trans women identify as women, why aren't we, as feminists, trying to liberate them?

rad-feminism:

The part where they turn our realities into identities is where the problems begin. I’ll try to make it simple.

  •  Analyzing how women (females) as a class are oppressed is important to know the steps to take to liberate them from the system that oppresses them.
  •  Men (males) are the oppressor class.
  • Gender is a harmful oppressive construct that causes the subordination women and doesn’t make men’s lives extremely amazing either, but they still have privilege over women.
  • Male privilege is not erased when a male is uncomfortable with his gender. 
  • Majority, if not all women are uncomfortable with their gender and the roles that come with it, specifically because we are at the bottom of the hierarchy. Experiences like sexual harassment on a daily basis, the imposition of femininity, the imposition of a docile, submissive, obedient (basically subservient) attitude are (usually) not experiences males have. 
  • These lived experiences and a wide variety of others are because of our biological realities. We did not choose them, and we cannot just opt out of our reality whenever we wish.
  •  Turning the word ‘woman’ into a ‘label’ that can be put on either of the sexes completely dismisses the lived experiences of every woman. Childbirth, mensuration, corrective rape*, these are our experiences. They are unique to women and the “feeling of oppression” cannot be felt by anyone. Especially not males who have had male privilege for most of their lives. 
  • Trans women see women (and their lives and experiences) only through the male gaze. It is a superficial view and they cannot ever understand the truth to being a woman. It is a lie to say they face the same reality women face.
  • Accepting them as women is detrimental to feminism.
  • Women who want to get away from men and have safe spaces are dismissed and ignored for their inclusion. Lesbians are dismissed for their inclusion.
  • That is because they carry the entitlement from being raised as males. They feel they are entitled to women’s spaces even if the discussions do not pertain to them at all.
  • Transsexualism is another way capitalism profits off of the patriarchal system. Feminine men or masculine women are urged to transition in order to ‘fit’ in a specific gender, paying thousands in the process.
  • Males will be liberated to some extent when gender is abolished, but feminism’s focus is women who suffer the most under the patriarchy, for the man’s benefit.

(*Corrective rape happens to both sexes.)

Young and Relevant: The John Green Story

I don’t understand why I’m not a real play-by-play announcer for real soccer games.

John (via wimblywomblys)

I would watch/listen to the hell out of this.

puppymother:

in grade 11 i was on the phone w this boy i wanted and i owed him a favour or something so i was like “it can be anything you want” and he was like “anything?” and im like ya thats what i fuckin said and he goes “can you explain to me how a fridge works? like how does it stay cold”

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albion-sails-on-course:

Baby Carl

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sp00kystorms:

"what intrinsically makes a penis and testes and XY chromosomes male? what intrinsically makes a vulva and vagina and XX chromosomes female?" what makes words mean anything? why be limited by things like definitions of words. assign whatever meaning you want to whatever words you want! cloud flower egg bed. see? that translates to "you are fucking stupid"

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specterofcommunism:

is now a bad time to talk about how sex trafficking exploded in eastern europe after the collapse of the USSR since a huge amount of women were instantly out of food/shelter/work or is that inconvenient for liberal feminism

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#feminism  

hermionejg:

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educational-gifs:

How pregnancy shifts and moves the mother’s internal organs to make room for the baby. Interactive Flash source here.

This shit cray

NOPE

The female body is so amazing!

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