feministbecky:

astro-stoner:

I found this in my developmental psychology textbook.

And we wonder why our daughters don’t get excited about science.

or why our daughters lost interest in science after feeling as though they’re not good enough to pursue it due to their gender.

feministbecky:

astro-stoner:

I found this in my developmental psychology textbook.

And we wonder why our daughters don’t get excited about science.

or why our daughters lost interest in science after feeling as though they’re not good enough to pursue it due to their gender.

A message from Anonymous
I'm from Canada and I live in Mexico. Today a Canadian guy friend warned me to be careful because "likely to be some rapists there in that culture." This struck a research task for me, but my conclusions are more thought based than fact. What do you think? The whole "machismo" culture is definitely WAY more extreme and very different from what I've experienced in Canada or the USA, but does that mean that that people are more likely to take advantage of others sexually?

TW RAPE: Having never lived in Mexico, or outside Canada/USA, I’m a little hesitant to speak specifically to one culture. However, while looking at statistics I found that in 2004 in Mexico, there were 14.26 rape cases per 100,000 people while in America in 2004 there were 32.99 rape cases per 100,000. Now, this is only reported rape, and I imagine that just like in America, many rapes in Mexico go unreported. However, I find it very interesting that the reported number in Mexico is half the number in America - and that makes me wonder if perhaps the reason that people think there are more rapists in Mexico is due to racism, even if internalized and unrecognized by the people making such statements - especially if the main exposure that these people have of the Mexican culture has been through American media (including the news, as POC are incarcerated at a much higher rate than white people). Although Mexico may have a higher “machismo” culture than where you’ve lived before, this may be a cultural expression of gender and would not necessarily mean that just because someone expresses themselves in a more traditionally masculine way that they are out to rape. 

If anyone has any comments, rebuttals or anything about this question I’d love to hear it! As I said, because of my whiteness/lack of experience living in communities with a high proportion of POC, my knowledge in this topic is somewhat limited.

A message from via--dolorosa
Ordered pins from you and just got them right now, thank you so much for including the zine! definitely putting some of my favorite pages on my walls!

I’m so glad you like them - Thank you so much for the support! :)

petticoatruler:

amanda-gayfried:

nextyearsgirl:

sancha-panza:

radastheyscum:

takeawaygirl:

scienceing:


One half of the humans are female, so one half of the scientists should be female.
- Bill Nye at the Storytelling of Science at ASU

Yes, exactly. We need more girls going into science! Now there aren’t many Nobel Prizes being given to women, mostly because society pushed them away from science decades ago. But now that can all be changed, if more girls go into science. 

dawkins i will slap that motherfucking look off your face

he’s looking fucking ancient, like an archaic douchebag

I hate giving white guys cookies, but I’ve always loved u Bill<3

Dawkins looks so disgusted

Probably trapped in a traumatic flashback of being oppressed by women and religious minorities

I hope it makes him cry at night

petticoatruler:

amanda-gayfried:

nextyearsgirl:

sancha-panza:

radastheyscum:

takeawaygirl:

scienceing:

One half of the humans are female, so one half of the scientists should be female.

- Bill Nye at the Storytelling of Science at ASU

Yes, exactly. We need more girls going into science! Now there aren’t many Nobel Prizes being given to women, mostly because society pushed them away from science decades ago. But now that can all be changed, if more girls go into science. 

dawkins i will slap that motherfucking look off your face

he’s looking fucking ancient, like an archaic douchebag

I hate giving white guys cookies, but I’ve always loved u Bill<3

Dawkins looks so disgusted

Probably trapped in a traumatic flashback of being oppressed by women and religious minorities

I hope it makes him cry at night

redefiningbodyimage:

knphoto:

ASIAN AMERICAN DISNEY PRINCESSES:
by Kim (annakimskywalker) & Donnie (donniekompany)
11x17 inkjet prints


Most of us grew up watching Disney classics featuring the beautiful Disney princesses we all know and love. Disney was and continues to be a staple in the lives of many children. However, despite how much we admired these princesses, it was difficult relating to them because they didn’t physically represent us. Take a look at any Disney princess product and you will see the preference towards the White princesses, white washing of princesses of color (skin color, facial features, etc), and the shoving of these princesses to the side.

In the 76 years since Snow White was released, there have been 11 (soon to be 12) Disney princesses, only 4 of whom are women of color (Jasmine in 1992, Pocahontas in 1995, Mulan in 1998, and Tiana in 2009). It took 55 yearsto portray a woman of color as a princess, and these portrayals also came with problematic and inaccurate representations of their respective cultures & histories (not to mention Tiana was a frog more than half of the movie).

How are young APIA children supposed to believe in “happy endings” when we don’t see them happening to people who look like us?

All of the above was the inspiration behind this photoshoot. We believe physically showing some of our favorite princesses as Asian American women will allow us to build more of a connection with the princesses who weren’t women of color, but who still possess qualities we admire and/or see in ourselves.

**These are just 5 of the 15 we recently showed at our university’s Asian American Studies Expo.

Andrea as Sleeping Beauty
Henna as Belle
Cat as Cinderella
Young as Snow White
Jenny as Tinkerbell

Photography/lighting: Kim
Hair/makeup/wardrobe: Donnie
Editing: Kim & Rachelle

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laurennicolelove:

I am a feminist.

As long as women’s natural body hair is called disgusting and inappropriate while men’s isn’t, I am a feminist.

As long as I can’t watch an episode of a popular sitcom without having to sit through multiple sexist comments or “jokes”, I am a feminist.

As long as women have to face the rational fear of being sexually assaulted every time they walk home past dark while men don’t, I am a feminist.

As long as misogyny exists in any country in this world, I am a feminist.

As long as women are being raped, then stoned to death or forced to marry their rapist, I am a feminist.

As long as companies promote men to manager when there are women who are equally as or better qualified, because they find that men look more authoritative, I am a feminist.

As long as women (her choice of clothes, her friendly nature, her weakness, her choice to drink alcohol) get blamed when men rape them, I am a feminist.

As long women’s opinions on online social networks are dismissed with phrases like “tits or gtfo”, “get back to the kitchen”, “are you pms’ing?”, I am a feminist.

As long as dressing like a woman is degrading for men and as long as men are insulted with phrases like “you throw like a woman”, clearly implying that being like a woman is shameful, I am a feminist.

As long as both men are women are expected to work, but taking care of children and the household are still largely considered a woman’s job, I am a feminist.

As long as boys and girls are treated differently, expected to act differently, and surrounded by different toys and colours from the day they are born, I am a feminist.

As long as topless women aren’t allowed in public unless they’re one the cover of a men’s magazine, I am a feminist.

As long as women who have sex frequently are generally told they are “sluts”, “lacking self-respect” and “lacking morals” by both men and women, while men who frequently have sex are “just being men” and it’s “natural for them”, I am a feminist.

As long as there are places where women have to pay more for health insurance than men, I am a feminist.

As long as men experience situations with equal gender representation as female-dominated, and don’t consider a group discussion equal unless there are significantly more men then women participants (as has been proven), I am a feminist.

As long as there are men who think it’s their wife or girlfriend’s duty to have sex with him whenever he wants, I am a feminist.

As long as the word feminism (“the movement aimed at equal rights for women”) has a negative connotation, I am a feminist.

As long as misogynist people exist, I am a feminist.”

- @abitcoquettish