1. "I don’t really think about her that much. I mean, obviously I’m a fan of her early work which both satirized and celebrated the youth culture’s obsession with sex, but I do wonder as a third-wave feminist if it’s even possible for women to reclaim their sexuality in this deeply entrenched patriarchal society, or if claiming to do so is just a lie we tell ourselves so we can more comfortably cater to the male gaze."

    - Diane Nguyen
    (BoJack Horseman Season 1, Episode 3)

    hoping someone does a gif set with this quote
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  2. Margarita Noriega of Fusion: 'Women In Tech' Is A Framing Device With Limited Value

    Women in tech are often relegated to talking about “being a woman in tech.” What needs to change so women can instead be highlighted for their contributions?

    The popularity of the debate about “women in tech” has always been a funny (confusing) thing to me. I don’t think the core issue around gender and employment has ever been limited to women just in the IT industry. I think women are the “issue” everywhere, all the time. We live in a world which thinks women are a problem. What needs to change for women is for society to stop thinking of women as a problem, and to start treating people with different kinds of physical makeups as equal members of the human race. There are other kinds of people who have trouble breaking into tech, too, who are not women. Why not address the real issue of the fear of the “other”?

    I will raise a slightly academic point that I believe needs to be raised more often: Women in tech aren’t an issue if you understand technology in a broad sense. Women are nurses, women are bioengineers, women manage all sorts of machines in a lot of capacities and industries which require a high level of technical skill. Women in tech is a framing device that has limited value. This is not to say that women are common in executive roles or even in any role in startups, but women are considered a problem with or without coding or executive skills. We live in a world where being born a woman is a dangerous proposition.

  3. My past is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on.
    Michele Roberts, the NBA’s new union leader
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  4. McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Classic Movies Changed to Not Be Sexist.

    Saving Private Ryan

    A group of women who now run the governments of all major countries work out a diplomatic agreement and avoid the anguish inherent in a world war.

    Reblogged from: feministfilmclub
  5. Looks like next up for Feminist Film Club will be Ava DuVernay’s 2010 directorial debut, I Will Follow. Netflix has it on DVD.

    Feminist Film Club is taekwonjew and me watching as many films as we can from this list. Film #1 was Alien, which I hadn’t seen until last week. Creepy stuff!

  6. Think of how much more time and energy we would have to focus on other things that matter if we weren’t so busy surviving.
    Rebecca Solnit, “The Longest War,” Men Explain Things to Me.
  7. confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

Bella doesn’t understand anything when that food bowl is empty…

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth

GPOYC (gratuitous pic of your cat)


    Bella doesn’t understand anything when that food bowl is empty…


    Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth

    GPOYC (gratuitous pic of your cat)

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  8. stabigailadams:


    I’ve been impatiently waiting for this song & video since I heard about Maddie & Tae. Perfection.

    Hoping they will guest star on Nashville next season. I’d just like to see less dude country and more lady country on that show.

    Just gonna listen to this for the rest of the afternoon.

  9. Women so often have been denied respect, true respect. We need to extend this to each other. The conditioning which teaches us to see each other as competitors for men’s attention also tells us that relationships between women are not as worthwhile as those between women and men. The ability to respect another human being for what she is offering is the foundation for a friendship. It is not to be taken lightly.

    Another bit from the interview of Maya Angelou in The Feminine Face of God.

    (The Maya Angelou bits are the best part of this book, which otherwise comes off very dated in its discussion.)

  10. Natalie Dormer on Women and Body Image in Hollywood during SDCC 2014 (x)


    Reblogged from: floriffic

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