Alice Walker Texas Ranger. Chuck Norris's face replaced with Alice Walker's

Humorless feminists

Samhita, Vanessa, and I had a blast speaking at Tufts University on Monday. While we were there, a couple students introduced us to their Tumblr Humorless Feminists. It follows the basic concept of Tumblrs featuring mash up images, but with feminists. And it’s amazing:

Audre Lorde of the Rings. The four main hobbits with their faces replaced with Audre Lorde's

Yes. A few more of my favorites after the jump.

Alice Walker Texas Ranger. Chuck Norris's face replaced with Alice Walker's
Sheep. The sheep closest to the camera has its face replaced with Foucault's

(Ewe-cault)

Cover of Audre Lorde's Sister Outsider with the title changed to Sister Sister Outsider and Tia and Tamera Mowry's faces

Check out the rest here.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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