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Straight women’s lesbian rules

Straight guys love lesbians, right? Or they love the idea of lesbians. Or the thought of lesbian sex. Or they love the thought of ‘pretty’, feminine women fucking other ‘pretty’ feminine women. As long as it’s filmed. Otherwise it’s just a waste! I know stereotypes aren’t fair, but my own tired assumptions of men’s ideas about what women who like women ‘should’ do, just made my discoveries of straight women’s lesbian rules all the more shocking:

Straight guys love lesbians, right? Or they love the idea of lesbians. Or the thought of lesbian sex. Or they love the thought of ‘pretty’, feminine women fucking other ‘pretty’ feminine women. As long as ...

White Skinned Insta-Witches: We Can Do Better

White women, we can do better.

This is addressed to my fellow white-skinned earth-lovin’ sisters…the ones who put sparkles in your pictures to censor nipples for the Insta-patriarchy, make potions of plants you grow or wild-harvest, and generally are falling in love with the world around you as you care deeply and wildly for your self.

White women, we can do better.

This is addressed to my fellow white-skinned earth-lovin’ sisters…the ones who put sparkles in your pictures to censor nipples for the Insta-patriarchy, make potions of plants you grow or wild-harvest, and generally ...

The 100: A Post-Apocalyptic World Without Rape

Rape is an extremely common plot device in the current television landscape. While some shows handle it with great care and intentionality, it is more often filmed to titillate the male gaze, raise the stakes, demonstrate how evil the villain is, provide motivation for a male hero, and make a woman character more likeable. Lately, it has even seemed like any woman on screen will inevitably be faced with at least the threat of sexual violence, if she manages to stay on a show for long enough.

Rape is an extremely common plot device in the current television landscape. While some shows handle it with great care and intentionality, it ...

The Force Awakened My Love of Star Wars

(No spoilers here.)

The new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, which has already earned $813 million dollars worldwide, has a fierce female lead and demonstrates how epic movies can be when they utilize a female character fully. Just check out how refreshing, and awesome this movie is! Go see it.

(No spoilers here.)

The new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, which has already earned $813 million dollars worldwide, has a fierce female lead and demonstrates how epic movies can be when they utilize a female character fully. ...

To walk the streets of Quezon City without fear of violence against women

Crossposted on UN Women

Teresita Longcanaya, 51, accompanies her daughter, 26, to the tricycle (rickshaw) terminal early every morning, on her way to work. She then meets up with her again at the same location in the evening, to accompany her home safely.

Crossposted on UN Women

Teresita Longcanaya, 51, accompanies her daughter, 26, to the tricycle (rickshaw) terminal early every morning, on her way to work. She then meets up with her again at the same location in the evening, ...

Asia-Pacific makes strides in implementing CEDAW

Crossposted on UN Women

“It’s important to understand CEDAW because it acts as an umbrella, protecting all women across the globe,” said Maria Abrantes, a high school student and women’s rights advocate from Timor-Leste.

Crossposted on UN Women

“It’s important to understand CEDAW because it acts as an umbrella, protecting all women across the globe,” said Maria Abrantes, a high school student and women’s rights advocate from Timor-Leste.

DEAR NEW YORK TIMES: YOUNG FEMINISTS VOTE, TOO!

Crossposted on  The Radical Notion. 

Feministing’s Dana Bolger penned a harsh but necessary critique of a Sunday The New York Times article on a bogus feminist generational war surrounding Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Crossposted on  The Radical Notion. 

Feministing’s Dana Bolger penned a harsh but necessary critique of a Sunday The New York Times article on a bogus feminist generational war surrounding Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

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