Messy blog with everything ranging from things that enrage me, things that I desire and things that I simply adore. Things of importance to me, in short.


food should be free. water should be free. housing should be free. power, fuel, electricity should be free. basic necessities should be free.

the idea of “people should have to work for a living” carries the implication that some people deserve to die

Driving past campus as an alumni



Anonymous asked: the only problem I have with your objectification reversal post is that 'a pretty boy in pretty dress and make-up looking like he was or is going to get abused' would target trans women the most. and since trans women get murdered and abused at extremely high rate, and this murder and abuse is already often depicted as funny, they seem like the wrong people to inadvertently target like that.


Men performing femininity doesn’t make them women. If you think a man in a dress, makeup, and high heels acting submissive MUST be a transwoman, that he can’t just be a man doing things that are traditionally regarded as feminine, you’re equating womanhood with femininity. And that is misogynistic. It’s too bad if you can’t see that, but it’s not my problem.

The abuse, rape, and murder of women is depicted as titillating, edgy, and humourous, from fashion advertising to pornography. Do you think that compulsory femininity—being forced into the role of fragility, subservience, and victimisation from birth—does not affect women and girls right now, across the world? The number of women that men kill every year is astronomically higher than the number of transwomen that exist, and you expect me to care about how femininity hurts males via media portrayals whose purpose is to show men what they do to women? Fuck off.

"I’m tired of talking about feminism to men.

I’m tired of explaining to men that the feminist movement will, in fact, benefit them as well as women. I’m tired of trying to hawk gender equality like I’m some kind of car salesman showing off a shiny new sedan, explaining all of its bells and whistles. I’m tired of smiling through a thousand thoughtless microaggressions, tired of providing countless pieces of evidence, tired of being questioned on every. single. damn. thing. I’m tired of proving that microaggressions exist, tired of proving that I’m unfairly questioned and asked for proof. For a movement that’s centered around the advancement and empowerment of women, why do I feel like I’m supposed to spend so damn much of my time carefully considering how what I say and do will be taken by men?

I’m tired of men who insert themselves into feminist spaces with claims of hurt feelings. I’m tired of men who somehow manage to make every issue about them. I’m tired of men like the one who recently stopped by a friend’s Facebook thread in order to call feminism “cunty,” then lecture the women involved for being too “hostile” in their responses to him. I’m tired of men telling me that my understanding of feminism and rape culture are wrong, as if these aren’t things that I have studied intensely. I’m tired of men who claim to be feminist allies, then abuse that position to their own advantage. I’m so fucking exhausted by the fact that I know that I will have to, at some point in this piece, mention that I understand that not all men are like that. I will have to note that some men are good allies. And all of those things are true! And all of you good allies get cookies! But honestly, I’m tired of handing out cookies to people just because they’re decent fucking human beings.
Anne Thériault, I’m Not Your Feminist Mommy & I’m Tired of Holding Your Hand (via alwaysinyouratmosphere)