scegliere

19 year old cis-girl from Canada.
Liberal, inexorably pro-choice, agnostic, feminist.
First year university student, intending on going into law afterward.
If you find something to be offensive (in terms of privilege, discrimination, etc; not big bad swear words), please let me know, it would be very much appreciated. I'm not honestly not seeking to offend anyone, but I'm also not perfect.

This blog also serves as a personal archive of current event issues, so some of the content that is posted may not be recent.
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❝ I won’t stop talking. I am a girl you have no control over. There is not a gag big enough to handle this mouth. ❞

Kathleen Hanna


(via lipstick-feminists)

sexxxisbeautiful:

cherryspop:

dirty grrrl artwork

CAN I GET THIS IN STICKER FORM?

sexxxisbeautiful:

cherryspop:

dirty grrrl artwork

CAN I GET THIS IN STICKER FORM?

(Source: dirtygrrrl)

thedailywhat:

They Don’t Shoot Bullies of the Day: Jennifer McKendrick (AKA Jen McKen), a self-employed photographer from Pennsylvania, recently came across a Facebook page created by a number of teenage girls as a sort of “Burn Book” for the purposes of “say[ing] mean and hurtful things about their class mates.”
“It was beyond ‘your clothes are ugly’ or ‘you don’t have any brand  clothes’ or ‘you are ugly, your hair is not right,” she told 6 News. “It was vicious. It was talking about sexuality.”
McKendrick recognized some of these girls as clients who had senior picture photoshoots scheduled with her. She promptly sent those girls (and their parents) an email letting them know that she will not be able to proceed with the sessions.
“[H]ow I could spend 2 hours with someone during our session trying to take beautiful photos of them knowing they could do such UGLY things,” she wrote on her blog. “Realistically, I know by canceling their shoots it’s not going to make them ‘nicer people’ but I refuse to let people like that represent my business.”
McKendrick says she’s received emails back from two of the girls’ parents, expressing shock at their daughters’ actions and apologizing for their behavior. “So far I haven’t received any backlash but I’m ready for it,” says McKen, who understands that this decision may affect her business.
But her new policy stands, cemented with a powerful motto: “If you are ugly on the inside, I’m sorry but I won’t take your photos to make you look pretty on the outside.”
[wate / mefi.]

thedailywhat:

They Don’t Shoot Bullies of the Day: Jennifer McKendrick (AKA Jen McKen), a self-employed photographer from Pennsylvania, recently came across a Facebook page created by a number of teenage girls as a sort of “Burn Book” for the purposes of “say[ing] mean and hurtful things about their class mates.”

“It was beyond ‘your clothes are ugly’ or ‘you don’t have any brand clothes’ or ‘you are ugly, your hair is not right,” she told 6 News. “It was vicious. It was talking about sexuality.”

McKendrick recognized some of these girls as clients who had senior picture photoshoots scheduled with her. She promptly sent those girls (and their parents) an email letting them know that she will not be able to proceed with the sessions.

“[H]ow I could spend 2 hours with someone during our session trying to take beautiful photos of them knowing they could do such UGLY things,” she wrote on her blog. “Realistically, I know by canceling their shoots it’s not going to make them ‘nicer people’ but I refuse to let people like that represent my business.”

McKendrick says she’s received emails back from two of the girls’ parents, expressing shock at their daughters’ actions and apologizing for their behavior. “So far I haven’t received any backlash but I’m ready for it,” says McKen, who understands that this decision may affect her business.

But her new policy stands, cemented with a powerful motto: “If you are ugly on the inside, I’m sorry but I won’t take your photos to make you look pretty on the outside.”

[wate / mefi.]

slutrevolution:

friendlyneighborhoodcurmudgeon:

So, people seemed to like the banner drop photo a lot so here are some more activist pictures. This is me and two fucking awesome people protesting the rape committed by two Michigan State basketball players out side of our school administration building. Right after this photo was taken four protesters were arrested for trespassing

!!!
This is amazing. A similar incident happened at UMass Amherst but no one did anything like this, so this is such an amazing direct action.

slutrevolution:

friendlyneighborhoodcurmudgeon:

So, people seemed to like the banner drop photo a lot so here are some more activist pictures. This is me and two fucking awesome people protesting the rape committed by two Michigan State basketball players out side of our school administration building. Right after this photo was taken four protesters were arrested for trespassing

!!!

This is amazing. A similar incident happened at UMass Amherst but no one did anything like this, so this is such an amazing direct action.

We Won! Milk Board Pulls Misogynist Ads!

stfuconservatives:

goddamnitreddas:

stfusexists:

stfuconservatives:

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/21/under-fire-pms-related-milk-campaign-shut-down-early/

 

It’s a lot of “We’re sorry that you were offended” but hey you can’t say that internet activism doesn’t get anything done.

-Joe

Good job, my lovely anti-sexist brigade! Sure, they clearly still don’t get the point, (“Sorry SOME PEOPLE were offended” is a far cry from “sorry our ad campaign was so goddamn offensive”), but hey! The ads are gone, and hopefully this is the last time they pull this shtick with the “crazy menstruating bitch” trope.

I know I should be happy enough that the ads got pulled but… I feel as if nothing really was learned.
They backed up, didn’t really apologize, didn’t understand what they did or why people got so mad.
It doesn’t concern them that they portrayed half of their market base as shrewd, unpleasable, unreasonable harpies that can’t control themselves when ‘that special weird time of the month where they bleed blood out of their funholes’ happens?
No one sat back and was like ‘this is REALLY offensive, guys’, and no one’s doing it now?
That’s really fucking sad.

They will always try and spin it in a way that attempts to make them look better and innocent. I was not expecting a “Wow we made something offensive and are sorry.” But you know I do think they learned some bit of a lesson, at the very least how powerful internet activism can be.

Don’t forget they wasted a LOT of money on this campaign, this was supposed to go through August. Now all the money they spent on producing these (paying the models/actors, hiring the designers, paying for the adspace) is gone. This did not get a single person to buy milk who wasn’t already, if anything it got some people to buy less.

We won, they will try and play it off as taking the high road but the reality is they pulled them because they were generating negative press. You’ll never get a true concession in a fight like this, but have no doubt, this was a victory.

-Joe

I’d also like to thank all the people who claimed that we were “making too big a deal,” all the people who said “well I thought it was funny,” and most importantly the people who outright outed themselves as sexists. Your blasé (or hateful) attitude helped feed the fire. You helped make this happen and for that we thank you.

^ THIS.

As well as the people who told us that we had far too much time on on our hands/to get a hobby/etc, while spending their own time on the internet complaining about the fact that other people have opinions.

socalfeminist:

Why isn’t this on my bedroom wall?

socalfeminist:

Why isn’t this on my bedroom wall?

imgfave:

★ discovered on imgfave.com (social image bookmarking)

imgfave:

discovered on imgfave.com (social image bookmarking)

via imgfave / 3 years ago / 1,738 notes / fuck yeah 
katemiddletonforthewin:

Thank heavens!

katemiddletonforthewin:

Thank heavens!

Way too much information about my ladyparts…

stoya:

When I tweeted yesterday about the fact that I was having some of my vulva hair semi-permanently removed, some of my followers had a small “Stoya is going to have a perma-bald pudenda forever” party. I can see why some of you may have assumed that, but you are incorrect.

Maybe I’m just a bit snappier or more short-tempered this week than usual, but I reacted very negatively to what I perceived as a lack of appreciation for pussies in their natural state.

I just want everyone in the world to know that twats are incredibly varied and all wonderful, and I have intensely negative emotional reactions when I see anything that seems like vulva judgment.

Pubic hair comes in different colors, different textures, and different patterns of distribution. Vaginal canals (the part that can be fun to stick things in) have different textures. Labia come in different colors and sizes. If a woman wants to keep all of her pubic hair and nurture how wild it is or get rid of it completely, that is her choice. Whether a woman has light pink inner labia or dark purple inner labia, labia minora that reach outside of the majora and wave around like a flag, labia minora that are all tucked up inside in a way that looks kind of like a coin slot or absolutely anything in between, her pussy (in my opinion) is inherently beautiful.

-Stoya

(cut out the rest just to reblog this part)

chrstndvtt:

Representative Anthony Weiner and me holding my sign at the Rally for Women’s Health! in NYC yesterday. :)

chrstndvtt:

Representative Anthony Weiner and me holding my sign at the Rally for Women’s Health! in NYC yesterday. :)

(Source: who-styles)

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