Me and StoryTimeWithMissVallene dressing up as the Aquabats and playing bingo. 

  • Question: Is men being called feminists like straight allies trying to be in the LGBT acronym? - Anonymous
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    Yes it’s like heterosexuals saying they are a part of LGBT when they are just supporting same-sex marriage. It’s just another indicator of self-entitled privilege, and oppressive groups wanting a reward for showing the slightest bit of empathy for the group they oppress. 

    A guy in my Women’s Studies teaching collective got pissed off when he read in an article that men cannot be feminists, only feminist allies, and I was looking at him like “why do you think your opinion matters on this subject when this movement isn’t fucking about you and YOU’RE the one in a position of power you brat”


    But wait isn’t feminism used to identify with the belief that women deserve to be treated the same as men, and people are equal regardless of gender?
    To me it’s different from LGBT and allies because all feminists support, but not all feminists claim to be women, which is what it’d be if allies said they were LGBT…

    It’s never in the oppressed group’s best interest to have their oppressors dictating the direction of their liberation, which is why LGBT/women don’t want straight people/men including themselves in our spaces. We’re frequently spoken over and have our experiences invalidated, all by self proclaimed male “feminists”, in addition to having our own words demonized until they’re spoken from a man. That’s far from helpful. Men calling themselves allies, and recognizing that’s all they can be, isn’t limiting in the slightest. You can quickly tell exactly why men can’t be feminists once you tell them they’re not allowed to take on the label. It’s an amazing way of exposing their entitlement tbh.

    Men don’t need the label to be helpful, and if that’s truly their goal, to help, they’ll see that. They don’t need to inject themselves into feminist spaces, they need to inject feminism into spaces they’ve already obtained.

    This is a really interesting take on feminism. I’ve identified as a feminist and have had my gender studies teachers and colleagues be okay with that. But this makes a lot of sense. I’ll try to describe myself as an ally from now on: I fully support feminism, but it is a women’s movement first and foremost so I need to take a supportive stance.

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Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask and cape.

Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask and cape.

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Super selfies

Selfies. Selfies everywhere

Oh no the first one is really cute

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Professors Love Answering Cold Emails from White Dudes, "Meh" on Everyone Else






Two more kickers: “There’s absolutely no benefit seen when women reach out to female faculty, nor do we see benefits from black students reaching out to black faculty or Hispanic students reaching out to Hispanic faculty,” and, “In business academia, we see a 25 percentage point gap in the response rate to Caucasian males vs. women and minorities.” Word, this sounds great, we’re doing great. [NPR]

But white male privilege doesn’t exist?

And then there’s this:

Milkman found there were very large disparities between academic departments and between schools. Faculty at private schools were significantly more likely to discriminate against women and minorities than faculty at public schools. And faculty in fields that were very lucrative were also more likely to discriminate. So there was very little discrimination in the humanities. There was more discrimination among faculty at the natural sciences. And there was a lot of discrimination among the faculty at business schools.

Uh-huh tell me again how science and money are ideologically neutral.


i will always reblog this because people always want to say “what gatekeepers?” “who is doing this racist stuff?” “why would you say that MOC and Women are discriminated against?” well lets think about it….. here is an excellent example. People reaching out on their own attempting to gain perspective/guidance/mentors because hey, bootstraps and shit, and they are largely ignored if they are not white males. Actual educators in the field who are molding and shaping the minds of the youth, who have invaluable information and expertise on the subject they teach, who are the gatekeepers to this information ONLY share it with white males. People would like to relegate racism to murder and brutality… but this is another type of violence. This is perpetuating a cycle of poverty by withholding the literal wealth of knowledge as well as withholding the benefits of a well built network. Do you know how invaluable having a mentor is for many MOC and WOC? a hell of a lot of us are first generation college students. I maneuvered the education system completely blind, stumbling into whatever. It took A LOT of getting things wrong to get it right. Can you imagine if I had a connection with a college professor to help guide you through the process? Give you insight on the field you are studying? How important that connection is? How important it is to know who they - as valued experts in their field - know? Now. When you exclude women and men of color from that experience, from that potentially life altering relationship then you are slanting the odds against us because of our gender/skin color. That is violence. You are limiting my prospective wealth. You are limiting my prospective growth. All in favor of white men.

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Feminist gamer Anita Sarkeesian’s fight against online threats just earned her a standing ovation 

"One of the most radical things you can do is to actually believe women when they talk about their experiences," feminist gamer Anita Sarkeesian told the XOXO Festival audience in Portland earlier this week.

Sarkeesian made her first public appearance since threats against the activist and her family drove her into hiding last month. The creator and face of a popular Web series, Feminist Frequency’s Tropes vs. Women, Sarkeesian tackles the use and abuse of women in video games. And all too often, she has found herself the victim of that same kind of abuse. 

Hating her became a viral meme

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People who say bi erasure doesn’t happen need to realize Freddie Mercury is known as the most famous homosexual man when he identified himself as bisexual. If that’s not bi erasure I don’t even know.

Also PoC erasure, most people don’t know he was 100% Indian

Specifically he was Parsi.
Also raised Zeroastrian.


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The All Black Justice League of Earth-23 featured in Multiversity. 

Talk about mindblowing.

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Huh. A twelve year old girl just saved Gotham.

Huh. A twelve year old girl just saved Gotham.

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I love my skin!


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… Is Harley even a villain anymore? Between this and the thing I saw a while back with her refusing to fight a superhero who was pregnant, it’s… I mean, she’s turning complicated.

Nah, I think Harley’s more of an antihero than a villain. Though one thing I find really interestingly inverted is that while a lot of male comic anti-heroes will be grim tortured types with soft spots for good girls (see: every issue of sin city, haha), she’s a bright and goofy scamp with a soft spot for a totally fucking evil bastard. I like it. 

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