What makes me so happy about this is that she isn’t telling you you must love your body or that you are obligated to. She saying you have permission to. And that’s important, because there are a lot of reasons why people have trouble with self-love. But the idea that you aren’t supposed to love your body, that you aren’t allowed to for whatever reason, needs to be crushed. If you can’t love you body right now, if your body causes you pain or disphoria or distress, you aren’t required to love it. But you are ALLOWED to. You are entitled to the chance to make peace with your body, if you ever reach a point where you are ready to. No one else should be trying to stop you.
Sometimes I see or read things, and I didn’t realize that I needed them until they are two GIFs of Nicki Minaj and some amazing commentary that come across my dash and I instantly burst in to tears and feel a weight lifted off my chest.
This is so important
A new service is angling to help out women worried about how their rejection will be handled by overly-aggressive gentleman callers. It’s called the Feminist Phone Intervention, and it’s a brilliantly simple trick for socially active.
It works like this: The next time you give a man your number to get him to leave you alone, use this one: (669) 221-6251, courtesy of the folks over Feminist Intervention. When someone calls that number, they’ll reach a computer-recorded message of a bell hooks quotation — so you can “protect your privacy while dropping some feminist knowledge when your unwanted ‘suitor’ calls or texts,” the website explains. It works for texts, too.
so useful. spread this shit like wildfire
We shouldn’t need this, but I’m glad we have it
stand up for girls and women who don’t like to read. stand up for girls and women who can’t read. stand up for girls and women with low IQs. stand up for girls and women who can’t write. stand up for girls and women whose access to education has been prevented. for those with learning disorders. for those who mix up “your” and “you’re” because it’s not that big a fucking deal tumblr. stand up for women who are called ableist slurs for these things and stop implying that the only way to be a feminist icon is by being an intellectual.
Tell me again why a women’s liberation movement is no longer needed.
Dear “I don’t need feminism” crowd…
“The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender." [x]
i hope all old white men burn in hell
Are you fucking kidding me.
They actually said it isn’t illegal discrimination cos of feelings…? FEELINGS?!?!
Over the weekend you may have heard of or seen - nude photos of celebrities were stolen off of their phones and posted online. It’s a terrible invasion of privacy, but probably the most disconcerting part of this for me is that some people are blaming the celebrities for having the nude photos on their phones in the first place.
BLESS SETH SPEAK THAT TRUTH.
Anonymous said: Wait who came before Ma Hunkel then?
If this is like asking “Who was the first female superhero in comics?” then it sort of depends on whether you think “superhero” means super-powered or just masked/costumed, whether that includes vengeful antiheroes, and whether “comics” includes newspaper strips.The Red Tornado (Ma Hunkel) was the first masked female crimefighter at DC Comics, but she was preceded by several other masked and/or superpowered heroines at smaller publishers.Here’s a work-in-progress list I’ve started of the first female superheroes in comics leading up to Wonder Woman:
- 1937-38: Sheena, Queen of the Jungle in Wags #1 (UK); Jumbo Comics #1 (US, Fiction House) — The first “jungle girl,” a non-powered Tarzan-type woman.
- February 1940: Fantomah in Jungle Comics #2 (Fiction House) — A jungle woman with godlike superpowers.
- March 1940: Amazona, The Mighty Woman in Planet Comics #3 (Fiction House) — Survivor of a super race that perished in the Ice Age; key inspiration for Wonder Woman.
- March 1940: The Woman in Red in Thrilling Comics #2 (Nedor) — A non-powered masked vigilante.
- May 1940: Gale Allen in Planet Comics #4 (Fiction House) — A sci-fi princess and leader of a female space squadron.
- June 1940: Lady Luck in The Spirit Section (newspaper insert) — A non-powered masked crimefighter.
- June 1940: Invisible Scarlet O’Neil in newspaper strips — A policewoman with the power to turn invisible. Sometimes considered the first female “superhero” (if Fantomah and Amazona are not “heroic” enough for you).
- August 1940: The Black Widow in Mystic Comics #4 (Timely/Marvel) — An antihero who kills bad guys for her master, Satan.
- November 1940: The Red Tornado in All-American Comics #20 (DC) — Ma Hunkel, a non-powered middle-aged mother.
- April 1941: Miss Fury in newspaper strips — A spy and vigilante.
- May 1941: Bulletgirl in Master Comics #13 (Fawcett/DC) — Counterpart to Bulletman, with flying powers.
- May 1941: War Nurse in Speed Comics #13 (Harvey) — A non-powered British spy and fighter and nurse.
- May 1941: Madam Satan in Pep Comics #15 (Archie) — An antihero; like the Black Widow, she kills people for Satan.
- June 1941: Hawkgirl in All-Star Comics #5 (DC) — Counterpart to Hawkman, who flies with wings.
- August 1941: The Black Cat in Pocket Comics #1 (Harvey) — A Hollywood actress and non-powered vigilante.
- August 1941: Nelvana of the Northern Lights in Triumph Adventure Comics #1 (Hillborough) — A demigoddess based on Inuit mythology.
- August 1941: Miss Victory in Captain Fearless #1 (Holyoke) — Patriotic fighter of the Nazis.
- August 1941: Miss America in Military Comics #1 (Quality/DC) — Another patriotic fighter of the Nazis.
- August 1941: Wildfire in Smash Comics #25 (Quality/DC) — A superhero with fire powers.
- August 1941: Phantom Lady in Police Comics #1 (Quality/DC) — A detective vigilante with a black flashlight.
- December 1941: Lady Satan in Dynamic Comics #2 (Chesler) — A vengeful spy/vigilante type.
- December 1941: Wonder Woman in All-Star Comics #8 (DC) — Super-powered Amazon superhero.
This is really cool.