"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’

I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.

When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.

When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”

When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.

I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.

Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

(Source: holandroden)

Obama Unveils Push for Young People to Do More Against Campus Assaults >>

rapeculturerealities:

 President Obama has tried to use the power of his office to combat sexual assaults on college campuses. On Friday, he got some help.

In a speech from the East Room, the president announced “It’s on Us,” a nationwide public service campaign aimed at urging young people to do more to prevent campus sexual assaults. Mr. Obama called for a “fundamental shift in our culture” in the way women are treated and in the response to victims of sexual assault.

homierectus:

drake be on another plane

(Source: whywelovedrake)

ddoublefeature:

Fangirl Forever - Beth Dunne

A photoset by me for Issue 3 of Cherry 

Model: Jasmine Dunne

rlyhigh:

alenachun:

Lil Sitka spruce for Allison’s first tattoo.

love this tattoo

rlyhigh:

alenachun:

Lil Sitka spruce for Allison’s first tattoo.

love this tattoo

mightyhealthyquest:

IT’S ALWAYS TEA TIME!

ruckawriter:

worldoflis:

girldwarf:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

YAAAAEEESSSSSSS

You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.

Damn.

Well said.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

ratak-monodosico:

Poppies taking over a field in Poland

ratak-monodosico:

Poppies taking over a field in Poland

(Source: perhendinancer)

unadoptable:

Full comic 4 rookie! Check it out!!!!!

unclefather:

ruinedchildhood:

I laugh every time I see this vine cause even the kids turnt

go spider


etsy

etsy

(Source: lllittlefox)


Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus (1993)

(Source: katefuckingwinslet)

“and i said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied, ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.’”

— nayyirah waheed (via noshoes-noworries)

(Source: nayyirahwaheed)

rookiemag:

The Importance of Music to Girls

Trying to “protect” your favorite bands from the love of teenage girls isn’t doing anyone any favors.
Words by Brodie, illustration by Ana.

rookiemag:

The Importance of Music to Girls

Trying to “protect” your favorite bands from the love of teenage girls isn’t doing anyone any favors.

Words by Brodie, illustration by Ana.