The smile is the child/woman equivalent of the shuffle; it indicates acquiescence of the victim to his own oppression. In my own case, I had to train myself out of that phony smile, which is like a nervous tic on every teenage girl. … My ‘dream’ action for the women’s liberation movement: a smile boycott, at which declaration all women would instantly abandon their “pleasing” smiles, henceforth only smiling when something pleased them. Shulamith Firestone (via loveyourrebellion)

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Women routinely experience sexual assault in ways that have no immediate parallels for men (Chowdhury et al., 1994). Women are disproportionately sexually victimized (as in the case of rape) and sexually exploited (sexually abused for other’s sexual gratification or for financial gain, as in the case of prostitution and pornography). This is further evidence of women’s lower power and status, for if women and men were equal, women would not be sexually subjugated, and, if they were, there would be severe consequences. — from the brilliant Women’s Studies text by Shawn Meghan Burn, Women Across Cultures: A Global Perspective ed. 2005, Ch. 2 - Women’s Low Status and Power: Sexual Violence and Exploitation. (via femalestruggle)

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hedonisticparadise:

You like your boobs?

TRANSPHOBIA

You like your vagina, after being told to hate your own body all your life?

TRANSPHOBIA

You like your female body and refer to yourself as a woman?

TRANSPHOBIA

You aren’t ashamed of your periods?

TRANSPHOBIA

You don’t act like the perfect, submissive handmaiden to M2Ts?

TRANSPHOBIA

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ann-tagonist:

gaynotqueer:

em-pulse:

How do you say cis?

sis as in sister?

siz as in scissor?

how do pronounce what

Who gives a shit?

LOL

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we don’t need more education

bugbrennan:

we get it trans. we get it.

we just don’t agree.

twaaahnbulance:

Watch out cis scum!

1) Gay sex does not require genital symmetry.

Most people in the community realize that not all women have the same sex organs, but it seems that a lot of people have a harder time making the leap to realize that you can have super gay sex with someone who has different junk than you. If you think otherwise, you are probably alienating people in your community, not to mention potentially missing out on some hot queer sex!

A homophobic trans straightsplaining to us dumb gays. (via gaynotqueer)

The words and phrases they choose to use here just make me twitch. The continual reversion to slang, and offensive slang at that, in order to avoid saying actual words and phrases that mean anything, since any meaningful language would make this argument ridiculous. Thus we get “super gay sex”, “hot queer sex”, “different junk than you”. Ugh. Just ugh.

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erasing the reason gay people get ridiculed (sex with/loving someone of the same sex) is ridiculous

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oh gosh. i’ve been away from tumbler for quite a while. i’ve just been SUPER busy the past month and stuff so i haven’t really had time to blog. have no fear, haley is here.

sapphocles:

The theory of evolution (Tumblr version)

sapphocles:

The theory of evolution (Tumblr version)

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bugbrennan:

this is rape culture

bugbrennan:

this is rape culture