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    Actual problems with feminism

    - excluding POC, mogai, disabled and especially trans women

    - ignoring issues that do not involve the U.S

    - not realizing that feminism is for women to realize that they can do what they want and thrashing women who are feminine or wear religious attire

    Not problems of feminism

    - one teenage girl saying she hates men because 5 men catcalled her while walking home from school

      7:39 pm, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 13,792 notes ]


    i love nicki minaj and janelle monae because their aesthetics are so far removed from one another but they both actively attempt to defy traditional standards of beauty in their own completely different ways

    i think nicki goes “hyper-feminine” (see: Barbie) and challenges traditional standards of beauty by being LOUD in her femininity in both her demeanor and her appearance. yes she likes pink but not only does she like pink she FUCKING LOVES PINK. furthermore, i think she enjoys appropriating male symbols of power or traditionally masculine clothes and “feminizing” them by (flawlessly) incorporating them into her own outfits. or she makes her feminine outfits threatening by wearing spikes and sharp edges

    janelle’s aesthetic is more focused around blurring the lines of traditional femininity and masculinity. janelle’s occasional forays into more traditional standards of beauty for women only make it more obvious that she is saying “I am the one who chooses how I look. Today I choose to look this way for myself and tomorrow I may choose to look differently.” she does things like wear a formal white button up, but with a ribbon neck tie. or strappy heels and an all-white suit with a gorgeous necklace. or a suit-inspired dress with a lot of cleavage. she doesn’t even give a shit about gendered clothing and just wears whatever the fuck she wants

    i also love love love that they defy white-centric ideas of beauty. nicki has an alter-ego named barbie… what defies white-centric ideas of beauty more than a woman from trinidad calling herself barbie when mattel refuses to release a doll with brown skin called barbie and instead making her one of “barbie’s friends”? 

    and janelle is constantly constantly using natural black hair and i think she is constantly paying omage to african and african american culture in her aesthetic… i would be shocked if her cover for archandroid wasnt inspired by queen nefertiti

    anyways i just love how these ladies dress themselves because i see it as a big middle finger to traditional ideas of how black women should look and i think that’s just great bye

      12:23 pm, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 15,024 notes ]

    Identifying victims of violent crime as “prostitutes” has a distancing effect: it makes “normal” women feel safe. This good girl/bad girl binary interacts with the normal man/client binary to create “extraordinary” circumstances within which this violence can occur. Arguably, when “good” women are murdered by men, this creates a threat to all women and a woman’s place/space of work or how outside of normalised sexual activities she steps is no longer relevant […]

    The term “prostitute” does not simply mean a person who sells her or his sexual labour (although rarely used to describe men in sex work), but brings with it layers of “knowledge” about her worth, drug status, childhood, integrity, personal hygiene and sexual health. When the media refers to a woman as a prostitute, or when such a story remains on the news cycle for only a day, it is not done in isolation, but in the context of this complex history.

      10:27 am, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 814 notes ]


    Click here to watch more of Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams’s safety tips for college students from The Daily Show.

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This statement is so important.


    This statement is so important.

    (Source: nickiminajspeaking)

      8:29 pm, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 4,515 notes ]


"Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal — known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" — since the award was established in 1936. The Stanford mathematics professor was awarded the prestigious honor for her contributions to the fields of geometry and dynamical systems."


    "Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal — known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" — since the award was established in 1936. The Stanford mathematics professor was awarded the prestigious honor for her contributions to the fields of geometry and dynamical systems."

      11:42 am, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 891 notes ]



    imageIf you need Plan B, here’s a printable $10 off coupon

    It doesn’t expire either! It’s a continual offer

      11:25 pm, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 75,092 notes ]

    (Source: rydenarmani)

      10:50 pm, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 34,099 notes ]

    I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -

    Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.

    Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

    If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.

    And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.


    timemachineyeah (via ask-pauli-amorous)

    Eat THAT, hormone-snipers!

    (via joyfulldreams)

      1:10 am, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 109,006 notes ]

    Every single Marvel Studios movie has centered around a presumably straight, white, male protagonist, even if white women (mostly love interests) and men of color (support roles) have played roles in the film. The franchise is a box office juggernaut and has a ton of movies on this list, but we’ve gotten two to three movies about each of the men on the Avengers and there’s yet to be a film about Black Widow. Both of Marvel’s ensemble films—The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy—trimmed down the superhero teams for their film adaptations, and the women characters, save for one, were the first to be cut. Most moviegoers will never know that women of color and LGBTQ characters were cut from Guardians of the Galaxy, but audiences will get to relate to the talking raccoon and the talking tree.
      12:35 am, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 14,273 notes ]