And when I see queer theorists saying that the sex binary is inherently oppressive, I can’t help but think it’s because they can’t imagine a world where male and female could exist and not dominate each other. Radicals see the material reality of biological sex and reject a system that uses those facts to organize its oppression of females; queer theorists, on the other hand, can’t separate the two – the non-oppressive reality and the oppressive fiction constructed in relation to that reality – so their only option to avoid the resultant abuse is to deny the facts.

Queer theorists see the intimate connection between biological sex and oppression, and they react by dismantling the notion of biological sex; feminists see the intimate connection between biological sex and oppression, and they react by dismantling oppression. That’s the fundamental difference between liberals and radicals; one destroys truth to avoid confronting power, and one confronts power to avoid destroying truth.

anthotny:

White people will use one black/ person of color who says 

  • Cultural appropriation isn’t a thing
  • black face isn’t racist
  • the N-word is just a word
  • etc

and expect you to just accept it.

Use one white person out of millions as an example of racism and they won’t shut up about how “Not ALL white people…blah blah blah”.

Can problematic kinks or fetishes be used in a progressive way?
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fluvicoline:

um

do you have a land redistribution fetish

lesbipocalypse:

radical/2nd wave/lesbian feminism has literally turned around how I view women. it’s enabled so much love in my heart for other women, and opened my eyes to their struggles that I don’t share, instead of turning me against them. Liberal/mainstream feminism told me that all I had to worry about was my own empowerment, it never challenged me to think of others. And that’s something no one could take away from me

baby: d-d-d-d
dad: daddy?
baby: destroy capitalism
karl marx: nice
im gonna go to bed at ten tonight
someone who did not go to bed at ten and never will (via letsmakeloaf)
Being a Cool Girl can be liberating. There’s something splendidly freeing about announcing that you are not as other women are, and refusing to see yourself as victimised simply because you belong to the inferior class. It is, to use a despised word, empowering. But understanding how power works and using it to your own advantage is not the same thing as feminism. The Cool Girl Feminist appears to break boundaries as she breezes into the world of men, but her passport is a promise, written in lipstick and sealed with a handjob, that she won’t actually change anything.
at a horror movie
bf: are you scared?
me: in this economy who wouldn't be
eternalathlete:

MDUSA Women’s Team! (minus Racheal) 
1st Place Women’s Team! :)
(left to right) Morghan King, Ariel Stephens, Tayler Harris, Me Rebecca Gerdon, Jess Kinzler, Stevie Paracol

eternalathlete:

MDUSA Women’s Team! (minus Racheal) 

1st Place Women’s Team! :)

(left to right) Morghan King, Ariel Stephens, Tayler Harris, Me Rebecca Gerdon, Jess Kinzler, Stevie Paracol

caravaggista:

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Detail from The First Mourning (1888)

caravaggista:

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Detail from The First Mourning (1888)

windows-vriska:

the hunger games aren’t amazingly unique or flawless or anything but I think katniss as a character is very important and i think the media misunderstands

we aren’t in it for the cute boys. we’re in it for katniss. thousands of young girls were introduced to an introverted, angry girl born into poverty and watched her become the savior of the world and the media doesn’t seem to understand that she, as a character, is important to girls. not who she dates, but her

redressalert:

When femininity means being small, smooth-skinned, without body hair, unable to walk confidently or capably, high-voiced, with big eyes, usually dressed in colorful clothes, attracted to shiny and sparkly objects, silly, charming, illogical, giggly, pouty, emotional,…