feministdisney: What is “Disney feminism”? It’s using positive messages in Disney to turn the lens inward and examine what could be better. It’s embracing and understanding intersectionality. If a Disney movie does not treat a marginalized group well, I will not ignore it or try to make excuses for it. It’s time to be vocal about what needs to change. Feminism means nobody gets left behind...
No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own body.– Margaret Sanger (via shareyourabortionstory)
Rabble: Paula's Story →
mssswitch: shareyourabortionstory: At the age of 22 I found out I had become pregnant. I was in college at the time and was sustaining a very low budget lifestyle. Immediately I knew I wanted an abortion. I was in a long term relationship and had the full backing and support of my…
Here is the thing, okay? Coming into a feminist conversation with, “Have you...– Fugivitus: A few things to consider when you find a feminist blog (via absolutely-spiffing)
Disney Princess Makeover Sparks Outrage: Merida... →
ravenimage: So is turns out that Merida, the rebellious redhead star of Disney’s Pixar film “Brave,” is true princess material after all, and Disney is coronating her as its 11th official princess on Saturday at Walt Disney World to prove it. But wait, there’s a catch. “My little girl has unruly curls, wants to climb trees, run with wind, and challenge stereotypes everyday AND she is only 4...
A ban on niqabs in France or mini-skirts in Uganda, or warped legislation on...– Sara Yasin, Palestinian-American blogger, on the distracting clash that is the hijab debate in the NYTimes (via alymeetsturkey)
Hello, my name is [Nita], and I am Southern Cheyenne. I may not be so eloquent—I...– Deborah Parker, Vice Chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes, was the keynote speaker at this week’s Sexual Assault Summit, hosted by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center; as a part of her speech, she played this video of a press conference she gave in support of VAWA (I really recommend...
Feminist Resources →
farahjoon: Audre Lorde’s The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House Audre Lorde’s Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power Aurora Levins Morales’s Radical Pleasure: Sex and the End of Victimhood bell hooks’ Cultural Criticism & Transformation Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses Combahee River Collective Statement ...
Pray For Boston and the USA
Words cannot describe of the fear, pain, and anger that I went thru watching the Boston bombings unfold. My heart grieves for the two families that lost their love ones including an eight-year old child. I pray for justice to be served for the families that are forever scarred from the scene of such horror. I pray for peace in my country so please Americans lets put aside our differences and our...
OUTLOUD Multimedia: Slut Walk Miami →
outloudmultimedia: Women have been fighting for equality for decades. It is apparently okay for a rapist to blame the victim, using excuses such as how much the victim had to drink, or the fact that they were dressed provocatively at the time of the act. Consequently, instead of focusing on the prevention of…
of love presently and past: When You Believe →
theloverstraces: This is the Biblical poem Shirat Hayam שירת הים “Song of the Sea” from Exodus 15. They sing parts of verses 1,11,13: אָשִׁירָה לַה’ כִּי-גָאֹה גָּאָה מִי כָמֹכָה בָּאֵלִם ה’ מִי כָּמֹכָה נֶאְדָּר בַּקֹּדֶשׁ נָחִיתָ בְחַסְדְּךָ עַם-זוּ גָּאָלְתָּ A-shi-ra la-do-nai ki ga-oh ga-ah (I will sing…
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.– Edmund Burke
Whereas you, Galileo, son of the late Vincenzio Galilei, Florentine, aged...– When Catholic Astronomer Galileo Galilei was accused of heresy and defended his theory against the Catholic Church that the Earth revolve around the Sun, heliocentricism. Eventually, the Church realized he is right. Source...