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chenyanqing:

gradschoolswag:

smartgirlsattheparty:

Amy P. was recently on The Approval Matrix, and was asked about the difficulties the “modern man” face. 

Her response was perfect.

(gif via amypoehler, article via micdotcom)

Amy!

I love her unapologetic feminism.

(Source: amypoehler)

ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”


While this might help some people, it’s only a band aid for the larger societal problems that contribute to rape and rape culture.

ethiopienne:

on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”

While this might help some people, it’s only a band aid for the larger societal problems that contribute to rape and rape culture.

plannedparenthood:


TRUTH. Love this graphic from the Transcending Gender Project.

plannedparenthood:

TRUTH. Love this graphic from the Transcending Gender Project.

wofexx-on-fire:

pixienightmaregoddess:

thinksquad:

A man who police say tried to defend a group of women from catcallers landed in the hospital after he was brutally assaulted in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square early Saturday morning.
Police say the 39-year-old man who was visiting from Texas was walking along 18th and Walnut Streets around 2:45 a.m. when he observed several men inside a Black Nissan pull up next to a group of women.

The men inside the Nissan began taunting and catcalling the women, according to investigators, prompting the victim to get involved.

"The male victim took offense to something that the guys were saying to the girls and said ‘hey, watch what you’re saying,’" said Philadelphia Police Captain George Fuchs.

Police say one of the men inside the Nissan then got out of the car and punched the victim once in the head. The man was knocked unconscious after he fell and struck his head on the concrete
The suspect then ran back into the Nissan which fled west on Walnut. The victim was taken to Hahnemann Hospital where he is currently in stable condition.

"This is a tragic, tragic story," Captain Fuchs said. "Here’s a guy trying to stick up for these girls and he gets victimized."

Police say the suspect’s Nissan had Delaware tags. They are currently looking through surveillance video to see if they can find the license plate number. They are also speaking to a witness at Central Detectives.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-international/Man-Punched-Knocked-Unconscious-During-Rittenhouse-Square-Attack-270588441.html

And people wonder why women don’t “just say something” when faced with street harassment. This is terrible.

he got ONE punch for saying ONE SENTENCE to defend the girls, and he wasnt even involved. Imagine if the girls had rejected the men in the car and talked back to them. 

(Source: sandandglass)

I really hate the phrase, “Well, that’s attractive” or “That’s unladylike” and variations on it

I usually only ever hear it said when anyone who isn’t a cis dude (although, in full disclosure, I don’t personally know any transwomen, but I imagine there are plenty of misogynists who feel the need to comment on their femininity, especially when it comes to being “feminine enough” whatever that means, but I digress & anyone assigned female at birth has heard these phrases since childhood) makes some kind of bodily noise, whether it be coughing up phlegm, blowing one’s noise, or coughing up the food that accidentally got stuck in the back of your throat.  You know, the normal human noises you make when you’re sick or potentially choking on your dinner.  Or, when you burp or fart or whatever.

NEWS FLASH: I AM NOT TRYING TO BE ATTRACTIVE AT THAT MOMENT IN TIME.

(Actually, most moments, I am not actively trying to be attractive.  When I put too much conscious thought into being attractive, I usually find the results less than stellar, but again, that’s a whole other issue.)

But, 100% of the time when I am sick or have allergies or have gotten food lodged into my throat or nasal passages, I am not trying to impress anyone, especially in an “attract a mate” kind of way.  I’m trying to expel the offending mucus or phlegm or food particle from my body.  When I burp or fart, it’s because I have gas (SHOCKER!).  Because that’s what human bodies do.  That’s how nature (or God) designed us. 

Dudebros, take note: we aren’t here to provide 24/7 boner inducing behavior and looks.  We aren’t here to be some kind of perfect animal who doesn’t get sick, choke on food, burp, fart, snort, or make any sot of potentially offensive noise whatsoever.  We’re human beings.  We make gross noises, too.

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ktobermanns:

jackpowerx:

geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!

So, basically, this is a symbolic representation of internalized misogyny:


Comic is by K.C. Green, midnitesurprise

ktobermanns:

jackpowerx:

geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!

So, basically, this is a symbolic representation of internalized misogyny:

Comic is by K.C. Green, midnitesurprise

(Source: theconcealedweapon)

Avoiding rape is not much like avoiding mugging; people need to desist with this comparison. My vagina is not a purse, it is not my job to be careful when I walk about that you don’t realise I have my vagina with me. It is a part of my body, I have a right to exist with my body parts. Other reasons why rape is not like mugging – you don’t generally find that 3 out of 4 people mugged are mugged by someone they know/like/love/trust.

- Read more: Part 3 – All the way – gray rape and third base (via endingvictimisationandblame)

"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.

White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always.

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This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”

Please, everybody: read this article!

(via theyoungblackfeminist)

A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On

Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of any gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.

Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.

If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?

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Excerpt from If I Admit That Hating Men is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning it Into a Self-fulfilling Prophecy?, by Lindy West  (via lilac-time)

fucking THANK YOU

(via you-idiot-kid)

this is a BIG thing that men don’t get about feminism and patriarchy. 

(via middleschooltrackstar)

I’ve reblogged this before but it bears repeating

(via manicscribble)

Everyone. Please read this. Please just stop what you’re doing, and please read this. This is so critical, so important. Please read. 

(via theyoungblackfeminist)

(Source: angerr)