GIRLS: if ur at a party and a guy hands you his phone to put ur number into, text REDCROSS to 90999 and he’ll donate $10 to hurricane relief
(Source: really-dont-follow-me, via christinefriar)
"Sociologists use the term “androcentrism” to refer to a new kind of sexism, one that replaces the favoring of men over women with the favoring of masculinity over femininity. According to the rules of androcentrism, men and women alike are rewarded, but only insofar as they are masculine (e.g., they play sports, drink whiskey, and are lawyers or surgeons w00t!). Meanwhile, men are punished for doing femininity and women… well, women are required to do femininity and simultaneously punished for it."
Androcentrism: It’s Okay to Be a Boy, but Being a Girl… » Sociological Images (via gtfothinspo)
MORE ON HOW THE PATRIARCHY IS BAD FOR MEN TOO, Y’ALL.-hh
(Source: keelansean, via thenewwomensmovement)
"Too many young girls don’t know how to act when someone’s being inappropriate with them. They giggle or they try to brush it off. Don’t do that. Tell them to go fuck themselves - be a bitch. If someone’s being disrespectful to you, be disrespectful right back. Show them the same amount of respect that they show you."
Wise words from my mom (via blogdesushi)
UGH THANK YOU.
(Source: magicrobotgeography, via thenewwomensmovement)
"We need to empower men to touch. We need to fix our sexually repressed/obsessed American culture and put an end to distorted and hateful parts of our culture that allow homophobic people to police all men everywhere down to the very tips of our fingertips. Men must be free to reach out and touch each other without fear of being labeled as somehow less of a man."
"My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am."
om shanti. hh
(Source: 7thcircleofpeace, via adriennexbitch)
"It is an interesting sidelight that our language - created and codified by men - does not have one unflattering term to describe men who vent their anger at women. even such epithets as ‘bastard’ and ‘son of a bitch’ do not condemn the man but place the blame on a woman - his Mother!"
Harrier Lerner (via dracofidus)
"I think that we need to change the culture, not blame the people that are playing the only game that exists."
Gloria Steinem on the conversation surrounding Miley Cyrus
Those Sinead O’Connor letters were slut shamey and awful and Gloria always makes my brain feel safer
The only thing I agree with wholeheartedly on this whole brouhaha. Thank you Gloria Steinem. Amen.