“"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.
White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always.”
— This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism” (via becauseiamawoman)
12:13 am • 30 January 2014 • 18,611 notes
Accepted into a PhD Program!!!!
Received an email tonight with an offer of admission from the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington!!!
12:45 am • 26 January 2014 • 1 note
“Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.”
— Shane Koyczan (via greatauthorquotes)
2:45 am • 23 January 2014 • 355 notes
Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2014
Inspired by the work of Dutch painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Elie Saab’s couture collection today was a floral fairytale.
Empire-line minidresses, chiffon-draped princess gowns with additional chiffon sashes at the neck, sheer bejewelled sheaths with skinny belted waists and huge bustle hipped wedding gowns, this was about dreamy fashion that transcends continents, age, trend or season.
"Women often ask me for dresses like the bridal one I showed today," Saab said after the show. "They want their dreams to come true and that’s what we try to do."
Dresses, get on my body
2:41 am • 23 January 2014 • 14,496 notes
“I didn’t want to hear that people lived happily ever after. I wanted to know that other people suffered, too.”
— Heather King, “Parched” (via lifeinpoetry)
9:32 am • 22 January 2014 • 1,618 notes
“[[trigger warning: rape]]
In response to the Steubenville, Ohio teen rape case, West Virginia U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld is launching a program to teach high school athletes not to post evidence of rape online.
It’s called “Project Future,” and his goal is to teach teens how to avoid getting in trouble with the law by using cell phones, cameras, and social media “responsibly.” Instead of teaching teens not to rape, the U.S. Attorney wants to teach them not to get caught.
This is rape culture at work: The very people who are in charge of enforcing our laws look at a cruel, brutal attack on a young girl and think, “If only the teens hadn’t posted photographic evidence online.”
"Project Future" (via firefoxed)
This is fucking disgusting.
(Source: alchemy, via stfueverything)
1:42 am • 20 January 2014 • 54,236 notes
And now we wait…
Meant to write this yesterday, but anyway…
Submitted my last applications to grad school yesterday!
8:58 am • 16 January 2014
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
— Audre Lorde (via jmeekzzz)
12:07 pm • 15 January 2014 • 4,182 notes
“A friendship that cannot survive the momentary discomfort of you standing up for your needs is not actually a friendship worth holding onto.”
— Jennifer Peepas (via internal-acceptance-movement)
10:47 pm • 14 January 2014 • 14,152 notes
“When men imagine a female uprising, they imagine a world in which women rule men as men have ruled women.”
I feel this is very important.
1:54 am • 10 January 2014 • 133,015 notes
“Women between fifteen and forty-four are more likely to be injured or die from male violence than from traffic accidents, cancer, malaria, and the effects of war combined.”
A difficult, important piece by Ariel Levy for The New Yorker.
Help do something about it here.
I swear to fuck if someone tries to come up in here and be like, “SOME men are violent towards women.” NO. SOME men aren’t violent towards women. Read the article, check your shit.
I really like this statistic and I wish I had an agency or study to attribute it to instead of the newspaper article
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2:21 pm • 9 January 2014 • 30,892 notes
Everyday Sociology Blog: Sociology and Discomfort
By Jonathan Wynn Over the last few weeks two professors’ job security has been shaken over students’ complaints after feeling uncomfortable by the content and presentation of course material. Both have made national headlines and raise serious questions about academic…
"I suppose I cannot stress this enough: Sociology was, is, and always should be an unsettling field of research. My friends and colleagues research some very discomforting topics, and many work to humanize the dehumanized, normalize drug use and ”deviant” sexuality, question the powerful, give voice to those without a platform, and challenge the everyday assumptions that we all have held at one time or another. Sharing research like this is often difficult, but education about uncomfortable issues is not “harassment.” “
4:11 am • 7 January 2014 • 37 notes
“Race is not a biological category that naturally produces health disparities because of genetic differences. Race is a political category that has staggering biological consequences because of the impact of social inequality on people’s health.”
— Dorothy E. Roberts, Fatal Intervention (via evolutia)
(Source: todoelajo, via stavingdarkness)
10:57 pm • 5 January 2014 • 13,633 notes