Courtney Maxwell
Courtney Maxwell
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"Liberal feminist rhetoric is dominated by first-world accounts of “I think this is empowering so it is.” This apolitical approach evades the statistics and realities of millions of girls and women whose stories we will likely never read about in a feminist bestseller. Feminism has come to mean whatever wealthy consumers want it to mean — “feeling good,” rather than actual change or justice. We seem to forget that the world is not full of women who are privileged enough to try out oppressive systems like pole-dancing for “fun.” We’ve ended up in a situation where Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus call their actions feminist — while that’s ludicrous, I can see exactly how they came to that conclusion. I understand that liberal feminism does seek to change sexist norms and attitudes, but it does so by supporting the industries that ensure sexist behaviour is normative, institutionalized, and profitable. Not only does this garner political legitimacy for sexist industries, but it bolsters male consumers who can argue their sex tourism and excessive porn use is acceptable or even “feminist.”"
Laura McNally (via friedarose)
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msnydiaswaby:

Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, June Jordan, Lori Sharpe, and Audrey Edwards circa 1977 at a Black women’s writing group. 
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Noel Gallagher UK tour sells out in 10 minutes
Apple, Facebook To Women Employees: Keep Working, We'll Pay To Freeze Your Eggs
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Old Joy
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Q: Hi Frieda! I know you are against pornography but I was wondering if you can explain why you are. There are so many different reasons to hate pornography I was just curious as to what your reasons are.
Asked by Anonymous