“Everything these girls know about feminism comes from Tumblr (in a positive, but limited way.)”
I wish I had tumblr-feminism when I was a teenager
I wish I had tumblr-feminism when I was a teenager
"I have to say to myself think about how quickly things have changed for women since I was a little girl – it’s like we went from using a rock to smash some shit to being on the moon. And I want to tell younger women that.
Tell them that our momentum is huge. Keep it going. Don’t stop here and fight about why you’re calling yourself a feminist or not. Don’t get into these bitchy little fights about who does what, where. Because the women who marched and fought so we could vote, they didn’t do it so we could sit around bickering about what we called ourselves. Move. Forward. Move forward. Decide you’re equal. Don’t take anything less. And don’t stop.””
a feminist coming of age through the medium of zine.
We welcome submissions for our first issue of Wannabe, the theme is becoming, and we ask for entries related to feminism.
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- have a boyfriend
- have a girlfriend
- be single
- don’t shave
- enjoy movies that don’t pass the Bechdel Test
- hate movies
- wear skirts
- wear pants
- wear a bra
- don’t wear a bra
- get married
- like superheros
- hate superheros
Anything you want, you independent being, you!
To reinforce my last post!
i’ve been on a lil diet since the beginning of the summer. i’m not the kind of person who talks about calories or losing weight all the time or with a lot of people, but in the few instances in which it has come up people have been HORRIFIED.
i’m sort of tied up philosophically about this…
(Click the link above to read the rest of Jamie’s post.)
I think one of the coolest parts of feminism is when you know you’re right about something, letting the world know it, and not giving a shit if they think you’re wrong… BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU’RE RIGHT. As hard as it is to come to terms with the fact that you can’t change someone’s opinion (to the right one), at least you can walk away, time and again, knowing that you shared your (right) opinion with the world. (Yes, I know this is insanely self-indulgent, but EQUALITY IS THE WAY, PEOPLE.)
For example, supporting gay marriage as a feminist (and hello, a human being) is something I pride myself on. I frown upon those who think the union of two men or two women is a sacrilegious act that will cause our society to crumble from top to bottom, but I also feel sorry for them. The angst these people feel day in and day out is something that weighs so heavily upon them. For those of us who encourage others to do what they please when it comes to relationships and marriage… we don’t have that angst. That soul-crushing, pray until there are holes in the knees of your pants kind of angst that burrows deep into the hearts of people who fight against gay marriage. Even though we can’t change the minds of some of those people, it’s important to keep speaking up, because equality is what’s right, and eventually, things will change. You walk away from interactions with people like that feeling good about spreading the truth, even if they couldn’t hear you.
When it comes to weight (yes, this is a complicated issue because women’s bodies are so heavily scrutinized in today’s society), it really matters what YOU, as an individual, think. Sure, there is a ton of bullshit that affects the way women think about their bodies, and peeling the lies away from the truths can often lead to tangled mess of mixed-up philosophies, circus mirror distortions, and all-consuming doubt about one’s body. But Jamie, girl, as long as you’re confident in your view of yourself… as long as your self-image is not distorted and you KNOW in the deepest corners of your brain and your heart that you are doing this for YOU and for no one else, you can do whatever you want with your body. Whatever you want is right. Whatever you do is right and there is no feminist or otherwise who can tell you what to do… you walk away from any conversation knowing that you are doing this for you, and for you, it is right.
my sister shot by me for american apparel
To be honest, as much as I love-love-love both Tavi and Petra, I am so confused as to why Petra’s photography often objectifies women and why they both align themselves with a company that is spearheaded by a man who sexually harasses his employees.
Hooray for all the support!
"Come on, guys! It’s better to be skinny than to be fat!" And with that, I am officially OVER Natalia Vodianova. How STUPID can you be.
It’s bad enough that she’s condoning the message high fashion models send by being thinner than 99.9% of the population, but the fact that she believes that models eat well and exercise to look the way they do is completely dumbfounding. Don’t make a blanket statement for all models in the industry. Maybe you’re lucky, Natalia, maybe you can run a marathon once a year without training, but don’t you dare make a statement that young girls will hear that tells them they should look like supermodels.
Name: Gloria Steinem
Why she rocks: She is an American feminist, and was the leader of the women’s liberation movement in the 1960’s and 70’s. She was a columnist for New York magazine and cofounded Ms. magazine. She worked alongside Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan to co-found the Women’s Media Center, an organization that works to amplify the voices of women in the media through advocacy, media and leadership training, and the creation of original content. She is very involved in politics, often campaigning for candidates and reforms.
Quote: ”A movement is only composed of people moving. To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means”
Because of this woman… women have stronger voices in the media.
One of the most influential and important people of our lifetime.
That women are joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance is salient. Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it. This abnormal obsession with women’s faces and bodies has become so normal that we (I include myself at times—I absolutely fall for it still) have internalized patriarchy almost seamlessly. We are unable at times to identify ourselves as our own denigrating abusers, or as abusing other girls and women.
I’m sure most of y’all have read this already, but if not… gogogo. something I really needed to hear today.