A feminism comic I did for my uni’s newspaper. I wish I had a bit more time to work on it, but I’m pleased with how it came out considering the tight deadline!
ATTN: everyone who asks about “what feminism is” or “why is feminism important”
please can this spread like wildfire?
"EVERYBODY KNOWS I’M A MUTHAFUCKIN MONSTERRR"
fucking unbelievable. I am blown away.
THIS IS AMAZING.
Yup. Pretty much.
|—||Harrier Lerner (via dracofidus)|
|—||Lore Sjöberg, Alt Text: Taking Another Look at the Myth of the ‘Nice Guy’ (via thatsgoldjerry)|
How exactly is the anti-choice movement pursuing a coordinated strategy to block access to abortion? This great ACLU comic details the ways —> http://nar.al/1jz.
oh, this is great
it’s long but please read it anyway, this matters
And this is why I’m happy to live in Canada, where I got an abortion easily when I needed to.
And this is why I fear conservatives so much, and just hope that Harper will NOT be reelected.
oh boy i super love it when a lady says “because i’m a lady i have an ever-present fear of being raped” and some dudebro has to pull out a chart to say that men are also raped sometimes because THAT IS TOTALLY EXACTLY WHAT IS BEING TALKED ABOUT RIGHT NOW, I’M…
When I asked male interview subjects what they would like to do in bed, “ejaculation on a woman’s face” was most often at the top of their lists. But when I asked them what the attraction of this act was and whether it meant anything, their initial response was puzzlement. They had never given it much thought. With time for reflection, however, most came up with answers very similar to those of the pornographers I interviewed: it is about controlling women, doing something disgusting to them. It’s like spitting or urinating on them.
Thus something unsettling about gender relationships mediated by pornography is revealed: on-screen male domination is sugar-coated — portrayed as causing women ecstasy — which in turn arouses further desire on the part of the male viewers: the desire to experience the pleasure derived from control and aggression. And deep down, these viewers understand it. “The second you have an orgasm and that passion sinks out of your body, and you’re still watching the movie, you start to really see what’s going on,” one male college student said. “This is not sexy. This is not sex. This is not how I want to experience sex.”
|—||Chyng Sun, co-director of The Price of Pleasure (via frankengrrl)|
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.
Also the study where they had women and men talking in a discussion and when women spoke around 30% of the time, men perceived them as dominating the discussion. They didn’t consider it “equal” until something like 5-10% of women talking. (via dumbthingswhitepplsay)
Voila. A beautiful example of why fighting for equality becomes a gross exaggeration in the eyes of the oppressors. (via curiouslycool)