A blog dedicated to ending the oppression and minoritization of women everywhere through critical thinking, writing, expression and visual communication. Fearless Feminism means not taking no for an answer, and facing the demons we are often to afraid to confront, but that we can, and must, overpower.

nedafeedinghope:

Great example of savvy media literacy!

nedafeedinghope:

Great example of savvy media literacy!

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accidentally-on-purpose:

sleidi:

Hey, guys! I cofounded Mesh, and it’s the first mainstream dating site to include queer, transgender, and non-binary as identification options. I think it’s pretty important that the community finds out about this, especially since other sites have ignored the demand for these options. We’re in pre-beta mode right now, but you can register using this link: https://www.meshbetter.com/pride Take a look around and let me know what you think! We’re always looking out for suggestions.

!! Still in pre-beta mode and just for NY so far, but still!

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"

Salome dances her dance of the seven veils,
The men all eye her like wolves on the hunt, this beautiful girl
finally undressing for them. Finally they can see her
exactly as they want to.
The first veil drops.

In 2007, Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend
released their sex tape against her will.
Kim Kardashian, rather than hide in shame
Used the publicity to promote her own career.

Salome moves like a dream half-remembered.
Salome dances like a siren song. All the men ache
to see the hot sugar of her hip bones.
The second veil drops.

In 2014, Kim Kardashian walks down the aisle
As the whole world watches. If only all of us
were so successful in our revenge.
If only all of us stood in our Louboutin heels
on the backs of the men who betray us,
surveying the world we created for ourselves.

The third veil drops.

Kim Kardashian knows exactly what you think of her.
She presses the cloth tighter against her skin
Her smile is a promise she never intends to keep

We can almost see all of her.
Salome shows us her body
but never her eyes.
The fourth veil is dropping.

The four things most recently tweeted at Kim Kardashian were
@KimKardashian Suck My Dick
@Kim Kardashian Can I Meet Kanye?
@KimKardashian Please Fuck Me
@KimKardashian I Love You. I Love You.

Women are told to keep their legs shut.
Women are told to keep their mouths shut.
Some women are kept silent for so long,
They become experts in the silent theft of power.
The fifth veil has dropped.

Kim Kardashian made $12 million dollars this year
Yesterday, uncountable men in their miserable jobs,
told their miserable friends that Kim was a “dumb whore”
Kim Kardashian will never learn their names.

The sixth veil has dropped.
The seventh veil has dropped.

And Salome sat beside King Herod. And he swore unto her
“Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give to thee
unto the half of my kingdom”
And she smiled, and said
“Bring me the head of John The Baptist.
Punish the man who hurt me”

"

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  • Question: what do you think about the phenomenon of #womenagainstfeminism? I think it's a bit worryng: women can't go against other women! I don't really think that feminism puts women against men. Am I right? I don't know much about feminism, but I'm really interested in learning more. Now I'm a bit confused, so I'm asking you. Thank you. - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    I think #womenagainistfeminism is incredibly misinformed and perpetuates the idea that women are in fact not in need of feminism anymore and men are the ones who are experiencing gender based oppression now. So naturally, I don’t like it.

    However, I do think that we’re mad at the wrong people about this. We shouldn’t be saying “these women are so unintelligent and they need to stop talking!” because that only perpetuates the idea that a) women don’t know what they’re talking about, b) the whole women fighting with each other thing that you mentioned in this question, and c) it completely ignores the fact that it’s men who have put us in such a position in the first place. It is men who have made feminism a dirty word in society and have directly and indirectly told women that no, they in fact don’t need feminism. Men control 97% of media, 95% of corporations, and 80% of our government, all of which are telling women they don’t need feminism. 

    We need to stop yet again blaming women for oppression and look at this as yet another example of how feminism has been made taboo in society.

    To answer the second part of your question, no, feminism doesn’t pit women against men; we want gender equality, not matriarchy.

    Also, if you want to learn more about feminism, I would check out this tumblr, Everyday Feminism, and Feminism is for Everyone.

  • Question: I'm a feminist and I'm getting some cosmetic surgery to fix some flaws on my face that I've always been self-conscious about. I've told my other feminist friends and they said I was selling out to society and that I'm not a true feminist. How does that make me any less of a feminist? - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    Oh my gosh. I literally just wrote an article about this today.  

    I’m sad that we live in a world in which people are made to feel so inadequate that they are told they’re faces aren’t perfect the way they are and that getting surgery to ‘correct’ them is the only way to ever achieve happiness. 

    So I’ll basically say what I said in the article. A lot of the things we perceive to be choices aren’t actually choices at all. When we live in a world like what I described above, which we do, cosmetic surgery isn’t an unbiased or uninformed process; it’s because of society that this need exists in the first place. It’s not your fault that you’re told that your face is flawed or needs fixing. 

    No, I don’t think it makes you any less of a feminist. Do what you need to do to get rid of the lies that society has sold to you; if that is cosmetic surgery, then so be it. 

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buckyoubucky:

"A new study shows that men are threatened by confident women taking pictures of themselves, and call these women stupid, socially inept, and ugly. In other news, the world is round, the sky is blue, and the patriarchy is still shitty."

buckyoubucky:

"A new study shows that men are threatened by confident women taking pictures of themselves, and call these women stupid, socially inept, and ugly. In other news, the world is round, the sky is blue, and the patriarchy is still shitty."

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toneyspeaksloud:

Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.

While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.

The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.)  While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself.  Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self.  And THAT is a huge problem.  Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening.  She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.

And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it.  It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.

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beutifulmagazine:

We often want it so badly that we ruin it before it begins. Over-thinking. Fantasizing. Imagining. Expecting. Worrying. Doubting. Just let it naturally evolve. 

beutifulmagazine:

We often want it so badly that we ruin it before it begins. Over-thinking. Fantasizing. Imagining. Expecting. Worrying. Doubting. Just let it naturally evolve. 

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