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"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

Smart cookie.

"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’

I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.

When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.

When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”

When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.

I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.

Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

Smart cookie.

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""Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."

I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”

I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.

My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me."

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry | Polygon (via brutereason)

That is terrible and heart breaking on so many levels

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Oh god, reading this upset my stomach. 

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-teesa-:

9.9.14

It’s this idea of “Hey, dudes are dudes.”

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juliedillon:

bisexualpiratequeen:

"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

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"We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it."

ARGH.

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buzzfeed:

The 31 Realest Tumblr Posts About Being A Women

*stands up*

*salutes*

*applauds forever*

The biggest reason why I love Tumblr = the users.

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boogiemouse:

from the documentary “It’s A Girl”

JESUS CHRIST.

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halftheskymovement:

The two Indian girls who were gang-raped and murdered earlier this week lived in Uttar Pradesh, which state Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi has said is “one of the worst places to be a woman.” With 200 million inhabitants, Uttar Pradesh is India’s most populous state, and its poorest –– more than 60 million people live on less than $1.25 a day.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, an average of five women were raped every day in Uttar Pradesh in 2009.
Learn more at the Washington Post.

halftheskymovement:

The two Indian girls who were gang-raped and murdered earlier this week lived in Uttar Pradesh, which state Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi has said is “one of the worst places to be a woman.” With 200 million inhabitants, Uttar Pradesh is India’s most populous state, and its poorest –– more than 60 million people live on less than $1.25 a day.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, an average of five women were raped every day in Uttar Pradesh in 2009.

Learn more at the Washington Post.

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