(via Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class in first collective carry)
Y E S
IT IS GETTING BETTER
When I first read about this woman’s plan I thought it was a strong idea but I was worried that it was a little bit much for one person, no matter how dedicated, to keep it up for too long, especially since she has, you know, college to commit to. I never thought about how, if other people helped her carry her burden, I never thought about how much it would look like pallbearers with a coffin. Which is simply one of the strongest visual symbols one can use to disturb people in the western world.
you rock it, young feminist protesters. Fuck yeah, I am so proud of you.
Yes, they’re awesome.
But I think there is another part about this I like, too. Notice the burden of that pain is being shared — made lighter by women committed to being here and helping. They can’t fix it, of course but mutual support makes the burden lighter.
No wonder the patriarchy wants us in competition with each other…
We shall overcome some day
Thanks for hiding with me.
"Some are born with busts, some are born with butts, but whatever makes you feel confident and like loving yourself more, be proud. I’m all for it. ”
"I’ve been overweight all my life. But I broke up with my boyfriend last year, and things weren’t going well, so it got worse and worse. I’d try to diet, but I’d eat something that I wasn’t supposed to. I’d try to go to the gym, but I’d leave early. I was trying to lose weight because I felt like I needed to be a different person. But time has passed now, and I think I’m approaching weight loss with a much more positive attitude. I know that I can be happy without losing weight. Sure, I wish I could wear prettier clothes. I wish I could take a photograph without my face looking like a football. But I know that I’m not my weight. And it’s hard to come to that conclusion. You really have to battle to separate your self-image from your weight. Because weight is always the first thing that somebody sees. Somebody will see you after a few years, and their first comment is about the weight you’ve put on. Maybe I’ve become a better person these last few years. Maybe I’ve been a great friend to someone. Maybe I’ve read a lot of books and become smarter. Maybe the reason I’ve put on weight is that I’ve got a great job that can be stressful and doesn’t leave me time to go to the gym."
(New Delhi, India)
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STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
decided to try out black hermione
and I think i’m in love
“Women’s Sports Are Getting Less Airtime”, by Evelyn Shoop at The Daily Beast (via babypsychonaut)
Louisa May Alcott, Rose in Bloom (via observando)
Unknown (via natashakills)
I need feminism because I’m still charged 5% tax on sanitary products because they’re classed as ‘non-essential’ by the government.
What the motherfuck.
Solve this by bleeding on everything they love.
*AGGRESSIVELY PROJECTILE BLEEDING AT POLITICIANS* ARE YOU FEELING IT NOW, MR. POLITICIAN?
Excuse me, how are they non-essential? Condoms are given for free. It’s not like I can decide to not have my fucking period.
How politicians think of this subject:
They are free because men are going to have sex whether it’s consensual or through bogus various degrees of what is classified as rape. Sexual education is horrendous and they don’t allow for abortions.
Sex = children. Sex out of wedlock = higher percentage of abandoned children or poor single mothers, who comprise most of the percentage of US citizens in poverty. So, the government will then have to pay for them in medical, schooling, food, and stipends.
Government doesn’t want to pay for their citizens, so CONDOMS = FREE.
Sanitary Products: “Ew. Don’t talk to me about your lady week. That’s disgusting.”
Periods don’t produce unwanted children. Therefore, sanitary products are unnecessary. And just in case you haven’t figured it out about the US Government, they really don’t give a fuck about its citizens.
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Judith, lives in Germany, 20-something. Queer. Feminist as fuck. Hufflepuff. Loves learning, pretty things, books, art, people, shows, music, and more.