I’m decorating my apartment and I am trying to find a couple of colorful posters for the plain white walls.
I thought it would be great to put some kind of feminist poster up, so if anyone has suggestions for me that would be incredibly appreciated.
It can be feminist-inspired, or just have some relevance to strong women, or the movement for social justice and equality.
And ps, I already have that “We Can Do It!” poster.
12:03 am • 24 August 2011 • 1 note
I love Sociology
I just need to put it out there that I am SO FUCKING EXCITED for my Gender and Health class this semester.
It’s going to be an entire four months of SEXY SEXY SEXY SEX*
* And by sex, I mean gender.
IT’S JUST SO GOOD AND I HAVE NO ONE TO GEEK OUT OVER IT WITH.
My prof began by explaining that sociological efforts to re-evaluate the intersections between gender and health and especially the medicalization of gender began with feminist efforts. FEMINISTS CREATED THISAAAAAAHHHHHH.
I love these classes where gender isn’t just something thrown in to cover all the bases, like in most of my political science classes. Feminism isn’t tossed about like it’s some minor theoretical base but definitely not brought up on the final or even the midterm.
I just feel like it’s going to make me a better feminist.
THE FIRST TOPIC WE COVER IS INTERSEXUALITY. Beautiful! We have an entire week dedicated to contraception, another one to abortion. We have another week covering gender and mental health, particularly depression, which is so close to home for me. I finally get to see the film Orgasm, Inc!
I’m so fucking used to not talking constantly about my major academic and personal interest in these topics, I just assume (and have tried to bring it up, with major anecdotal failures) that no one cares to talk about them.
I’m also really excited for my political sociology class, because it’s like the perfect merge of my majors and in the first two readings already mentions the feminist movement as a major democratic movement. I love left-leaning departments, universities and people in general!
End of love rant.
2:29 pm • 2 September 2011 • 5 notes
I have a question for other feminists: Do you think it’s sexist or misogynistic (or another problematic -ism) to have standards of dress for professional office work?
I wouldn’t judge a woman based on her clothing in the sense of calling her a slut. But in a formal office setting, I think there’s such thing as dressing “unprofessionally”.
Maybe that’s classist or misogynistic, I legitimately would just like to receive constructive feedback so I can fix this attitude if necessary.
5:49 pm • 6 September 2011 • 2 notes
Cross my Fingers
I have an interview on Wednesday to be an Outreach volunteer for SACOMSS ( the Sexual Assault Centre of McGill Student’s Society) and I reeeeeally want to get it. Whatever ‘it’ is, I just want to get involved with this awesome organization.
Training occurs over 4 weeks and totals 40 hours, and post-training outreach volunteers are supposed to commit to 10 hours of Outreach related work per month and attend bi-weekly branch meetings. So screw homework.
I always want to be more than an internet activist (if you can ever call me that) and do something positive, but I’ve been waiting for an organization that really aligns with my personal and political beliefs, and where I can channel some pent up feminist passion into something good. I’m not rowing this year and I have a bit of extra time, so I’m finally able to really commit myself. It’s also supposed to be a very transformative training process and it will be great to engage with youth about these issues and make friends who share similar philosophies.
There’s a Paulo Coehlo quote that says if you want something with all your heart, the universe will conspire for you to get it. Are you listening, Universe?
10:21 pm • 12 September 2011 • 1 note
Wow. I didn’t know it was possible to have something tagged as ‘rape’ alongside ‘funny’ and ‘lol’.
(Source: leilockheart.me, via leilockheart)
6:24 pm • 13 September 2011 • 9,852 notes
“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
— Alice Walker (via subconciousevolution)
2:53 pm • 15 September 2011 • 752 notes
“I think we can all recognize that the ‘it’s a joke’ excuse is the most dismissive, self-righteous loophole, created by those who refuse to examine their power, and assume they have not only the right to say whatever they want to people, but the right to control how other people react to what they have said.”
— Loose Talk: You can take your “just joking” and shove it. (via inquotation)
(Source: xuananigans, via socio-logic)
9:01 am • 14 November 2011 • 22,855 notes