Our reimagined Nintendo princess stickers are on their way to backers of the Tropes vs Women in Video Games Kickstarter project who selected the sticker reward level.
“I think a lot about what makes a strong female character. You know, movies and TV shows, these things have influence, my own website. So I think the question of “What makes a strong female character?”, often goes misinterpreted. And instead we get these two-dimensional superwomen, who maybe have one quality that’s played up a lot. Like, you know, a Catwoman type, or she plays her sexuality up a lot and it’s seen as power. But they’re not strong characters who happen to be female, they’re completely flat and they’re basically cardboard characters.
The problem with this is that then people expect women to be that easy to understand, and women are mad at themselves for not being that simple. When in actuality, women are complicated. Women are multifaceted. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy. And women happen to be people!”
-Tavi Gevinson for TEDTalks [x]
I love this image so much.
I’ve seen some women who are offended by this and say it’s ridiculous that her cleavage is showing and things of that sort.
Personally, I think it’s great.
Why should we have an image of a women with her hair tied up and flexing her muscles like she’s a man? (not that that isn’t great too!) In a way it suggests that when our hair is down, our breasts are visible and we wear (GASP) lipstick, we’re somehow lesser than men? We can do it! We can be feminine and successful.
You see what I’m saying here, ladies?
You don’t have to lose your femininity. Being feminine is great. Being masculine is great. Strength is not limited to one way of being.
“It pains me to think that girls are being taught to hate other girls. Society has us pitted against each other and seems to want to keep us from being whole and healthy as individuals and as a group. We should be and need to be celebrated by each other so that we can stand united and fight against injustice toward our gender.” - Sarah McDonald, Why Women Should Hate the Patriarchy Instead of Each Other
hey what if someone invented a machine that allowed women to transfer their pregnancies to men and then the government passed a law that if a woman didn’t want to have a baby the biological father was required to carry it how fast do you think birth control would stop being an issue
BEST NIGHTBLOG POST EVER
“IT’S UNETHICAL TO FORCE PEOPLE TO CARRY A BABY!!!!” MEN SHOUT
“NO SHIT!!!!” WOMEN REPLY
Ewan McGregor on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson discussing why he’s always naked in films [x]
Please, Ewan, be as feminist as you like. No one is complaining.
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she wears short skirts i wear full body armour
she’s supergirl i’m batgirl and you’re about to regret all that crime you just did
One half of the humans are female, so one half of the scientists should be female.
- Bill Nye at the Storytelling of Science at ASU
Yes, exactly. We need more girls going into science! Now there aren’t many Nobel Prizes being given to women, mostly because society pushed them away from science decades ago. But now that can all be changed, if more girls go into science.
I love many things about this post, but I can’t stop laughing at ikenbot’s tag: #dawkins looking butthurt as usual
[tw: rape, sexual assault]
Good job south campus. If only these were all over the place at school #rape #sexualassault #help #911
Completely true. The hospital didn’t make me do anything that I wasn’t comfortable doing.
Rainn.org is a great way to get help after trama
GOD I love this movie