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  • "Women of today are still being called upon to stretch across the gap of male ignorance and to educate men as to our existence and our needs. This is an old and primary tool of all oppressors to keep the oppressed occupied with the master’s concerns. Now we hear that it is the task of women of Color to educate white women — in the face of tremendous resistance — as to our existence, our differences, our relative roles in our joint survival. This is a diversion of energies and a tragic repetition of racist patriarchal thought.” -Audre Lorde, from The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House
  • "Women of today are still being called upon to stretch across the gap of male ignorance and to educate men as to our existence and our needs. This is an old and primary tool of all oppressors to keep the oppressed occupied with the master’s concerns. Now we hear that it is the task of women of Color to educate white women — in the face of tremendous resistance — as to our existence, our differences, our relative roles in our joint survival. This is a diversion of energies and a tragic repetition of racist patriarchal thought.” -Audre Lorde, from The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House

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  • deafmuslimpunx:

    androphilia:

    Muslim Women Against FEMEN

    yes yes YEEEESSSSSS!!! and here’s another Muslim woman: FEMEN, YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME.

    (via badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista)

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  • Full Frontal Feminsim Chapter 3 Links

    Chapter 3 Pop Culture Gone Wild

    Couldn’t find #5 or #8.

    1 Pamela Paul. Pornified: How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (New York: Henry Holt, 2005).

    2 Ariel Levy. Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture (New York: Free Press, 2006).

    3 Jennifer Baumgarderner. "Feminism Is a Failure, and Other Myths," AlterNet, November 17, 2005.

    4 Whitney Joiner. “Live girl-on-girl action!” Salon.com, June 20, 2006.

    5 From a Feministing interview with Rachel Kramer Bussel.

    6 R. Scott Moxley. “Slammer Time,” OC Weekly, October 7, 2005.

    7 Erin Woods. “Sex and intoxication among women more common on spring break, according to AMA press release, March 8, 2006.

    8 Audio interview with Janice Crouse, senior fellow with the Beverly LaHaye Institute, Converned Women for America. Found online at: www.cwfa.org/articles

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  • Fuck yeah girl, do it!

    whoneedsfeminism:

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    I need feminism because I want to be a director, not an actress.

    (via goingforpicture)

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  • "Black lesbian relationships pose little threat to “self-defined” Black men and women secure in their sexualities. But loving relationships among Black women do pose a tremendous threat to systems of intersecting oppressions. How dare these women love one another in a context that deems Black women as a collectivity so unlovable and devalued?"
    Patricia Hill Collins (Black Feminist Thought: Black Women’s Love Relationships, 182)

    (Source: daughterofzami, via elixherfix)

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  • This is true of all oppression [not just the original context in which Audre Lorde first discussed it].
  • This is true of all oppression [not just the original context in which Audre Lorde first discussed it].

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  • "This is what it is with Black feminists. We still love (brothers), we are not trying to throw y’all out. Don’t nobody love the Black man more than the Black woman. So its like we have been buying your (music) forever. Women are the number one topic in Hip Hop period and it’s usually to say ‘f*ck you, ya’ll ain’t shit’. And yet we still buy your music, we still support this. In our real lives we still love Black men. So usually when you talk about black feminists, you’re talking about women who want to see some growth and some change…[those of us who are heterosexuals] are going to bed with you, we are going to raise children with you, we are going to show up when you get killed by the police. We are going to do all that shit, we just want you to have our backs once in a while. And if you cannot have our backs can you have a baby’s back? Can you have a little seventh grader’s back? We are creating these patterns and we can stop them. That’s the bottom line."

    dream hampton


    Excerpt from a piece following Too $hort’s egregious XXL video a few months ago.

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  • Raging through design. Love it.
  • Raging through design. Love it.

    (Source: turnonred, via feministriots)

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  • I want to be friends with the author of this. I annoy the shit out of my sister-a junior in high school who blares Beyonce no less than 5 times a week-because I dissect Beyonce songs in this sort of fashion.
nineteenpercent:

@chescaleigh showed me this. 
Love this. (FYI: Cater 2 U was my jam Freshman year of undergrad).
Remember that one time I made a video about a Beyonce song?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p72UqyVPj54
  • I want to be friends with the author of this. I annoy the shit out of my sister-a junior in high school who blares Beyonce no less than 5 times a week-because I dissect Beyonce songs in this sort of fashion.

    nineteenpercent:

    @chescaleigh showed me this. 

    Love this. (FYI: Cater 2 U was my jam Freshman year of undergrad).

    Remember that one time I made a video about a Beyonce song?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p72UqyVPj54

    (Source: , via nineteenpercent-deactivated2014)

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  • Personal Update + [3ww]

    It is with some trepidation that I’m beginning to delve into researching for Third Wave What. 3WW will be my first feature-length documentary (or anything) about feminism. Feminism today, its roots, the schisms, first wavers, second wavers, and the products of these waves: male, female, and trans*. 3WW will include what those products think today and how they’re keeping feminist discourse and activism alive or why they’re wholly abstaining from it. I don’t want to just scratch the surface or present drawn-out narratives about the feminism of yesteryear. I want to pay homage to it, by letting those in the know contribute to the body of knowledge to be gleaned through this film for future generations and for us. And I want my generation to talk about their feminism (or lack thereof) in the now, so that we know how to better connect with the future generations fighting for equality between the sexes.

    Right now I’m in the intel-collecting phase. Making sure I’m orienting myself with the powerful feminism and intersectionality blogs and vlogs of today and the personalities behind them. This also includes getting acquainted with their work, compiling notes, and it also means looking in books (those dusty things) for some gems that I won’t find on the webz. 

    I’m thinking a bit to the future on how to do this logistically. Multiple flights? Rent a van during one of my two-three week breaks from school, fill it up with my gear and my 1AD and hit the road?

    I still have an audio project, and two news packages to shoot/do, so I should hop on those. Doubt I’ll be filming at 2:34 am, so maybe just get more planning for that done.

    Peace 

    (Source: thirdwavewhat)

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  • Full Frontal Feminism Chapter 2 Links

    Feminists Do It Better (and Other Sex Tips)

    Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

    2 Representative Henry Waxman. "The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Education Programs," U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, December 2004.

    3 Gail Schontzler. "Abstinence speaker pushed religion in school, dad charges," The Daily Chronicle, May 11, 2005.

    4 One program teaches that women need “financial support while men need “admiration”. Pg ii "The Content of Federally Funded Abstinence-Only Education Programs,". Representative Henry Waxman.

    "In Their Own Words: What Abstinence-Only-Until Marriage Programs Say," Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, August 2005.

    8 “Your body is a wrapped lollipop. When you have sex with a man, he unwraps your lollipop and sucks on it.It may feel great at the time, but, unfortunately, when he’s done with you, all you have left for your next partner is a poorly wrapped, saliva-fouled sucker.” Quoted in Camille Hahn. "Virgin Territory," Ms. magazine, fall 2004.

    9 “Jessica Simpspn’s Virgin Vow,” Female First, December 30, 2004.

    10 Reginald Finger. “Association of Virginity at Age 18 with Educational, Economic, Social, and Health Outcomes in Middle Adulthood,” Adolescent & Family Health,  April 2004. The actual article is not available for free, so the link is to a government page, with an overview on the results, research methods, etc.

    11 Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect (HB 580).

    12 Jodi Wilgoren. "In Nebraska, Rape Charge Follows Legal Marriage, in Kansas, to 14-Year-Old," The New York Times, August 20, 2005.

    13 Jonathan Amos. "Ancient phallus unearthed in cave," BBC News, July 25, 2005.

    14 Masturbation “is a part of human sexuality, and it’s a part of something that perhaps should be taught — perhaps even as part of our sex ed. Curriculum.” From a December 1994 speech at  aUnited Nations-sponsored conference on AIDS. Found online at: www.rotten.com/library/sex/masturbation.

    15 "Texas mom faces trial for selling sex toys," Reuters, February 11, 2004.

    16 Michael Lemonicka. "Teen Twist on Sex," Time magazine, September 19, 2005.

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  • "Let’s stop acting like women who choose to be feminine are somehow colluders, betraying the movement, bamboozled into thinking that they want to be feminine. Let’s stop denying women their own autonomy by telling them that their expressions of femininity are bad and wrong. Antifemininity is misogynist. What you are saying when you engage in this type of rhetoric is that you think things traditionally associated with women are wrong. Which is misogynist. By telling feminine women that they don’t belong in the feminist movement, you are reinforcing the idea that to be feminine and a woman is wrong, that women who want to be taken seriously need to be more masculine, because most people view gender presentation in binary ways. This rewards the ‘one of the boys’ type rhetoric I encounter all over the place from self-avowed feminists who seem to think that bashing on women is a good way to prove how serious they are when it comes to caring about women and bringing men into the feminist movement."
    Get Your Anti-Femininity Out Of My Feminism, S.E. Smit, Lemonayde’s Picnic. (via wallofbooks)

    (via safercampus)

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  • Full Frontal Feminism Chapter 1 Links

    You’re a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear.

    A couple numbers weren’t links or were links to pages that couldn’t be found, but the majority of the footnotes are linked to below:

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