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Lesson One: Proper Citation
Men get quoted using surnames
Marx, Foucault, Habermas
But my professor keeps referring to my favorite theorists as
Iris, Emma, Rosa
or, because pronouns are hard, they ask me trick questions like
“Is it Judith or Jack now?”
knowing full well the answer is Halberstam.
My female professors get cited as Ann and Vicky
in articles written by their colleagues because
We’re all friends here, right?

Lesson Two: Decorum
At my first college debate tournament the men talked over every speech I gave
“She needs her partner to do the work for her because she’s an idiot”
while the judge sat there pretending not to hear
until I yelled “Fuck you” in the middle of my last speech.
The judge docked me speaker points because
using swear words is very unladylike.
He used my prep time to tell me so.

Lesson Three: Panel Etiquette
My adviser gave a talk on the politics of eating together at a conference
and spent her entire Q&A fielding thinly veiled jabs and questions like
“What if you don’t have a table” while the audience talked over her.
“If you don’t have a table, you take a table,” she spoke into the mic.
And I wondered if I could expect to be called honey and sweetie and young lady
at panels and if I cut off the speakers midway through and say
Imma let you finish but don’t EVER call me anything but my name again
would they use my speech time to chastise me for swearing?

Lesson Four: Constructing Arguments
When you’re the only feminist in the department, wear a skirt that’s too short and a pin in your lapel that says “Keep Warm, Burn the Rich”.
When the straight men tell you they don’t understand queer theory, tell them queer theory doesn’t understand them.
When they insult your work, insult their arguments. Is that ~political~ enough?
Don’t wait your turn. You don’t have to be polite.
Take the fucking table because you have earned your fucking seat.

this school wasn’t meant for me to learn in // Rhiannon Love

15/30 is a day late SORRY I was drinking a milkshake and watching Fargo on FX.

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EBOLA JOKES ARE NOT FUNNY

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Emergency surgery for beloved pet

ofpousseys:

"you’re so full of yourself" no i had a lot of insecurites and a low self esteem which i worked extremely hard to overcome and now i realize that im awesome and i dont care if you think otherwise

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zorobro:

roriu-senpai:

apinchofsanity:

alliwantistomarchdrumcorps:

videohall:

Cat is very happy to see his owner after being 3 days alone.

"i demand to be loved"

He comes down like an angry parent after their child comes in from being out late,”What TIME DO YOU CALL THIS HUMAN??”.

those meows are like “oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh, its you its you its you!!!!, LOVE ME!”

ohhmygodd

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"The truth is a job doesn’t necessarily mean an adequate income. There are some ten million jobs that now pay less than the minimum wage, and if you’re a woman, you’ve got the best chance of getting one. Why would a 45-year-old woman work all day in a laundry ironing shirts at 90-some cents an hour? Because she knows there’s some place lower she could be. She could be on welfare. Society needs women on welfare as “examples” to let every woman, factory workers and housewife workers alike, know what will happen if she lets up, if she’s laid off, if she tries to go it alone without a man. So these ladies stay on their feet or on their knees all their lives instead of asking why they’re only getting 90-some cents an hour, instead of daring to fight and complain.
— Johnnie Tillmon, explaining the politics of welfare-shaming and low-wage work (via mangoestho)

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marcnutt:

hey, so dear white people came out, only for some reason or another it’s not out in a lot of theaters. and it needs to be! so if it’s not in your theater or you suspect it’s not then please go here and demand it to be. it’s a very, very important movie and everyone in the world deserves the opportunity to watch it. thank you!!

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h0odrich:

this looks like a man just got switched into a cats body and he’s having some self realization of the situation and he’s buggin

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theautumnhunter:

bibliophilicwitch:

ravyncattwitchery:

bibliophilicwitch:

girls, if a crusty, creepy dude can plop a couple porn magazines down for purchase without the slightest embarrassment, then there is no reason for you to feel embarrassed about purchasing feminine products

Preach. I seriously just quit caring

Same, but there are still young girls (or individuals with vaginas) that haven’t had to purchase these items often before and still feel embarrassed at a basic bodily function.

My favorite thing is going to the store and finding the most dude-bro cashier and check out with pads. Just pads. Just to see the reaction.

spookyprincesspeach:

whenever ppl complain about haruhi and tamaki not kissing at the end of the ouran anime i just wanna gently push their face into the pages of the manga and whisper “fucking read it’

(via xwynn)

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

silent3:

throwingshadepodcast:

What year is this

x / x

There’s a reason I hated that sappy, watery, pathetic book. Now I know what it is.

well thank god  black kids  are spared this racist ignorant bad writer’s presence and bankrupt philosophy.

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henrrywinter:

inksplattersandearlyhours:

I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.

We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.

But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.

And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.

Because while we recognised and empathised with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.

Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.

But don’t push us off with an ‘all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.

Also. Since when was ‘don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?

       (x)

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officialunitedstates:

do kids honestly get peer pressured into doing drugs because i havent ever even seen a marijuana in my 19 years of life

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disasterhasstruck:

horsefetish:

i dont like getting yelled at i literally stand there and burst into tears

and they’re like WHY ARE YOU CRYING?!!?! It’s because you’re fucking yelling at me you shithead

(Source: 10000bc, via xwynn)

roachpatrol:

Historian and Feminist Scholar Gerda Lerner

When women were campaigning for the right to vote, they’d go on hunger strikes.

And what the police would do would be to grab them up, tie them to a chair, and ram a feeding tube down their throat. The clamps and tubes they used tore up the womens’ mouths. Sometimes the tube would go into the woman’s lungs. Then the woman might die of pneumonia. After women dying in jail became distasteful, they’d let the ill women go for a short period to recuperate in the community, then come and arrest them again.

Also suffragette protestors were beaten. Viciously. By the police. There’s all these pictures of smiling suffragettes having parades— they were risking their lives, some of them died. The police would come and beat them and sexually assault them. There aren’t many pictures of that, the newspapers wouldn’t run them, or the local government wouldn’t let them. 

They also chained themselves to shit, they set buildings on fire and smashed in windows, they followed politicians around shouting abuse, this one british woman threw herself under king george’s horse to be a martyr—they were violent. They were met with violence and they replied with violence. And a lot of them died. 

Then black women had to fight the same fucking fight all over again. 

That’s what  I think about when men say they gave us the right to vote. 

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