The Feminist Society At NYU

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Mar 25
“I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women.” Don McPherson, former NFL quarterback, feminist, educator  

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kanayapapayas:

Here’s the gender section of the posters my GSA will be putting up around the school!

These posters are by no means exhaustive and I only put the bare basics of each gender on the poster. If there’s a glaring error in a definition or something please tell me so I can fix it before we put these up in real life!

[sexualities]

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arabellesicardi:


'Asexual Revolution' photographed by Steven Meisel for W September 2004

This was one of the most important editorials of my life and I recognize this only in hindsight.

arabellesicardi:

'Asexual Revolution' photographed by Steven Meisel for W September 2004

This was one of the most important editorials of my life and I recognize this only in hindsight.

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lesbianwicce:

during the witch burning times, midwives were targeted because they were healers and they eased the pain of childbirth which was meant to be woman’s punishment for eating the apple in the garden of eden.

birth control and abortion were considered sinful for the same reason.

anti-choice sentiment started because people (men) wanted women to be punished, and these misogynistic ideas have carried on for hundreds of years.

what a sad reflection on our society.

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notveryunique:

bansheeandahunter:

False rape accusations are an anomaly.

True rape accusations are a norm.

You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.

Here’s the source that Buzzfeed sources from.

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“What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation.”

Coco Fusco on her Amerindians piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via tofunkey)

IMPORTANT

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Mar 22

bodysexgender:

sorayachemaly:

NOT A JOKE: Photos from Personhood for Women

Also, check out National Advocates for Pregnant Women, org that stands up for the rights of women (often the ones with the least means) who have no way of  debunks bad science and challenges religious lunatics in courts. 

And worth a mention that it isn’t only ciswomen who can have abortions!


theatregirl79:

lotrlockedwhovian:

baby-dahlia:

Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get…
You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else.

This is important.

Bingo.

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son-of-malcolm:

Makeup isn’t for women.

Makeup is for people who like wearing makeup.

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nuitcomb:

Not everything works around your heterosexual framework and agenda. People shouldn’t have to understand queerness within a heterosexual mindset. “Oh, so who’s the man in the relationship?” being a prime example. Heterosexuality is equated with “normality.” “Normal” is therefore an exclusionary and toxic word. Stop stomping all over queer people with your weird sense of superiority because you’re straight.

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