• 23rd April
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  • 22nd April
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vivianvivisection:

straight boys think girls can’t take compliments, and that’s ridiculous cause i’ve seen so many girls compliment each other, i’ve seen conversations & friendships blossom from girls complimenting each other in line, on the street, at school waiting for the bus, pretty much anywhere.

the problem is straight boys think sexual harassment & assault are compliments.

(via rightocaito)

  • 22nd April
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When you’re a trans woman you are made to walk this very fine line, where if you act feminine you are accused of being a parody and if you act masculine, it is seen as a sign of your true male identity. And if you act sweet and demure, you’re accused of reinforcing patriarchal ideas of female passivity, but if you stand up for your own rights and make your voice heard, then you are dismissed as wielding male privilege and entitlement. We trans women are made to teeter on this tightrope, not because we are transsexuals, but because we are women. This is the same double bind that forces teenage girls to negotiate their way between virgin and whore, that forces female politicians and business women to be aggressive without being seen as a bitch, and to be feminine enough not to emasculate their alpha male colleagues, without being so girly as to undermine their own authority.
Julia Serano, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, p 28-9 (via bisexual-books)

(via queeringfeministreality)

  • 21st April
    2014
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wonderous-world:

Remember Champ, the happiest dog in the world? His owner, Candice Sedighan, just shared with us a new series of photos she’s taken of the adorable dog and his new found friends. Recently, Candice ran into a man who was holding chicks in a box. “He asked me if I think any factories would want them, but I offered to take them instead so I could find them a safer home. I bought all the necessary supplies to keep them comfortable and healthy for a few days, and will be donating them to a local college’s teaching farm.” See more photos of Champ and his adventures via Instagram.

(Source: wonderous-world, via mangocupcakes)

  • 21st April
    2014
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smith-q-and-a:

just a few of the signs we made today for our rally on april 24 starting at 8:30AM! thanks to everyone who came out. 

these are fantastic!  i’m so excited to see femmepowered and open gates MHC create a similar campaign at mount holyoke.  i know both colleges are worried (to varying degrees) about reactions from alumnae, but this alumna supports you—and trans women’s inclusion—100%.

  • 21st April
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the-lady-blue:

thisisfuckingscotland:

New pins from femmepowered! A good day at #mountholyoke

I want these. All of them. I will pay you the moneys.

you’re in luck!  they were made by an organization at my alma mater.  contact femmepowered to purchase one (or all of them).  also check out open gates MHC for more info about supporting trans women’s inclusion at women’s colleges.  from what i’ve heard, buttons are 50 cents each.  not sure how many are still available, so get on this if you want some.

the-lady-blue:

thisisfuckingscotland:

New pins from femmepowered! A good day at #mountholyoke

I want these. All of them. I will pay you the moneys.

you’re in luck!  they were made by an organization at my alma mater.  contact femmepowered to purchase one (or all of them).  also check out open gates MHC for more info about supporting trans women’s inclusion at women’s colleges.  from what i’ve heard, buttons are 50 cents each.  not sure how many are still available, so get on this if you want some.

  • 18th April
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  • 17th April
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sheep-boy:

"guess we cant have different opinions on tumblr"

nah son. an opinion is like “orange juice is nasty” or “fall out boy is overrated”

"your gender identity is ridiculous and you dont deserve to have it respected" is straight up bullshit and you should be called out on it

(via ethiopienne)

  • 17th April
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  • 17th April
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mhc-asc:

In 1964 the Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association published this pamphlet “Do You Think You Want A Job?” and attached it to that winter’s issue of the Alumnae Quarterly magazine. It was only 50 years ago that “your husband and his job demand first consideration.” 

"finally, don’t be discouraged by all this good advice!"

of course not!  what sort of career-oriented lady would find this pamphlet the least bit discouraging?