voiceofonesown:

I’ve been trying to write this post for months. I never knew how to begin or what to say. This video and the overwhelming support we have received as a result finally gave me the answer I have been looking for.

I am sharing with you, today, a new beginning. My writing, along with everything else I have to offer the world, will be housed somewhere else: theprettygirlrevolution.com, and while this is the end of a blog that was my joy for so long, I know that it is time for me to give my entire being to the company that I founded with my other half, Elizabeth Piper.

the prettygirl revolution. aims to literally revolutionize beauty, confidence, and worth through speaking, writing, and one-on-one coaching. We are redefining what makes girls and women beautiful and valuable in our world because right now the definition we are given is far too limiting; it is leaving too many of us feeling like we will never be enough.

I cannot express in words how grateful I am for the incredible support we have been given so far, and please continue to do so in order that we might ensure a brighter future for our daughters.

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[I]magine what would happen if, instead of centering our beliefs about heterosexual sex around the idea that the man “penetrates” the woman, we were to say that the woman’s vagina “consumes” the man’s penis. This would create a very different set of connotations, as the woman would become the active initiator and the man would be the passive and receptive party. One can easily see how this could lead to men and masculinity being seen as dependent on, and existing for the benefit of, femaleness and femininity. Similarly, if we thought about the feminine traits of being verbally effusive and emotive not as signs of insecurity or dependence, but as bold acts of self-expression, then the masculine ideal of the “strong and silent” type might suddenly seem timid and insecure by comparison.

Julia Serano, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (“Putting the Feminine Back into Feminism,” pg 329)

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sagansense:

“You know your ideology is rigid and outdated when the head of the organisation that just got around to apologizing to Galileo shows more doctrinal flexibility than you.”

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missrep:

Can women be heroes? Are princesses and heroes mutually exclusive categories? Where’s Mulan and Merida? We’ve got some questions for Disney and this current show. 
Click to let them know you’re #NotBuyingIt

missrep:

Can women be heroes? Are princesses and heroes mutually exclusive categories? Where’s Mulan and Merida? We’ve got some questions for Disney and this current show

Click to let them know you’re #NotBuyingIt

In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.

In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.

In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.

Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.

In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.

Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.

Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough? | Soraya Chemaly

FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more.

This is terrorism.

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i dunno about terrorism but it’s the kind of shit that happens and we’re right to be hyper aware and apprehensive when we get street-harassed

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feminolan:

Violence & Silence: Jackson Katz, Ph.D at TEDxFiDiWomen …

I like Jackson Katz a lot. This TED talk is worth viewing, as is his Tough Guise project. If we’re going to talk about gender equality, it’s worth noting the pressures that society puts on men. Also, the director of Miss Representation (available on Netflix!) is creating a documentary on just that, titled The Mask You Live In

reasons i <3 Jackson Katz.

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“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’”

“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’”

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cantcatchthesloth:

the complete set of posters, made by students at New College of Florida. 

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goldenphoenixgirl:

Domestic sex trafficking is real.

A non-triggering 1 minute clip to place on your blog if you want to inform others about the existence of sex trafficking in the US.

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There is a concept called body autonomy. Its generally considered a human right. Bodily autonomy means a person has control over who or what uses their body, for what, and for how long. Its why you can’t be forced to donate blood, tissue, or organs. Even if you are dead. Even if you’d save or improve 20 lives. It’s why someone can’t touch you, have sex with you, or use your body in any way without your continuous consent.

A fetus is using someone’s body parts. Therefore under bodily autonomy, it is there by permission, not by right. It needs a persons continuous consent. If they deny and withdraw their consent, the pregnant person has the right to remove them from that moment. A fetus is equal in this regard because if I need someone else’s body parts to live, they can also legally deny me their use.

By saying a fetus has a right to someone’s body parts until it’s born, despite the pregnant person’s wishes, you are doing two things.

1. Granting a fetus more rights to other people’s bodies than any born person.
2. Awarding a pregnant person less rights to their body than a corpse.

Hannah Goff (x)

OMG THIS. YES.

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19% of prime time television characters are non-human while only 17% are women

A Profile of Americans’ Media Use and Political Socialization Effects: television and the Internet’s relationship to social connectedness in the USA ― Daniel German & Caitlin Lally

There are more “non-humans” on TV than women. Talk about unequal gender representation in the media.

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Oh cool.

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