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sweetguts:

auwa:

stfusexists:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

theuppitynegras:

gaypocalypse:

egotisticalairhead:

swedens:

I love this image so much.
I’ve seen some women who are offended by this and say it’s ridiculous that her cleavage is showing and things of that sort.
Personally, I think it’s great.
Why should we have an image of a women with her hair tied up and flexing her muscles like she’s a man? (not that that isn’t great too!) In a way it suggests that when our hair is down, our breasts are visible and we wear (GASP) lipstick, we’re somehow lesser than men? We can do it! We can be feminine and successful.
You see what I’m saying here, ladies?
You don’t have to lose your femininity. Being feminine is great. Being masculine is great. Strength is not limited to one way of being.

Yes, thank you.
I never liked the one where she was all masculine, because that’s certainly not who I am. But it doesn’t mean I’m some weak being that can’t work hard.


“all masculine”


Long hair, boobs out and make up are awesome and all but in plane factory…not so much
“Okay, I have an idea for an update of the old Rosie the Riveter feminist icon.”
- “Oh? Sounds good, maybe a more inclusive series of pictures showing women with different body types and ethnici—”
“No, no, not like that. I was just thinking we could make her the same, just more feminine and pretty. Conventionally attractive white women are always getting shit on by the feminist movement.”
- “Uhm… wait—”
“Yup, okay, first let’s have her strong empowered facial expression changed to a sort of flirty, sultry gaze.”
- “But that’s—”
“Oh, and we definitely need to add some cleavage there too.”
-“WHAT?!”
“Okay, next lets forget the whole ‘strong arm’ thing and have her be fixing her hair.”
- “That is literally the opposite of—”
“Now let’s make her facial features more conventionally attractive and add some makeup!”
- “Wait… what the fuck? So basically it’s now JUST retro fashion pin-up of a white girl with an hourglass figure? Saying YES WE CAN… to fixing our hair and flirting?”
“Yeah, not ALL feminists hate bras and shaving, DUHHHHHH!!!!!!!! You should be a little more inclusive. Don’t discriminate against petite white cis girls!”


I reblogged this awesome thread from here because it was the only way I could get the formatting halfway decent. I found it through brashblacknonbeliever, and hellbentforleather had this to say about this image: 

FUCKING THANK YOU. this image is just sexualised bullshit. we all know that we can be feminist and feminine, this is pretty well established.“The image in question was created by Brazilian artist Will Murai, to accompany an article about ‘the end of feminism’ called ‘What do they Want?’ in the men’s magazine ‘Alfa.’The artist’s statement says:“This is an illustration I made for Alfa Magazine. This article talks about the end of feminism. The idea was to make the famous feminism symbol ‘Rosie The Riveter’ a ladie who is giving up on her duties and trying to look sexy again.””
EMPOWERING

All in all, the commentary on this trash is amazing. 

lol

WELP now that I know the context, yeah, fuck this picture.

sweetguts:

auwa:

stfusexists:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

theuppitynegras:

gaypocalypse:

egotisticalairhead:

swedens:

I love this image so much.

I’ve seen some women who are offended by this and say it’s ridiculous that her cleavage is showing and things of that sort.

Personally, I think it’s great.

Why should we have an image of a women with her hair tied up and flexing her muscles like she’s a man? (not that that isn’t great too!) In a way it suggests that when our hair is down, our breasts are visible and we wear (GASP) lipstick, we’re somehow lesser than men? We can do it! We can be feminine and successful.

You see what I’m saying here, ladies?

You don’t have to lose your femininity. Being feminine is great. Being masculine is great. Strength is not limited to one way of being.

Yes, thank you.

I never liked the one where she was all masculine, because that’s certainly not who I am. But it doesn’t mean I’m some weak being that can’t work hard.

“all masculine”

Long hair, boobs out and make up are awesome and all but in plane factory…not so much

“Okay, I have an idea for an update of the old Rosie the Riveter feminist icon.”

- “Oh? Sounds good, maybe a more inclusive series of pictures showing women with different body types and ethnici—”

“No, no, not like that. I was just thinking we could make her the same, just more feminine and pretty. Conventionally attractive white women are always getting shit on by the feminist movement.”

- “Uhm… wait—”

“Yup, okay, first let’s have her strong empowered facial expression changed to a sort of flirty, sultry gaze.”

- “But that’s—”

“Oh, and we definitely need to add some cleavage there too.”

-“WHAT?!”

“Okay, next lets forget the whole ‘strong arm’ thing and have her be fixing her hair.”

- “That is literally the opposite of—”

“Now let’s make her facial features more conventionally attractive and add some makeup!”

- “Wait… what the fuck? So basically it’s now JUST retro fashion pin-up of a white girl with an hourglass figure? Saying YES WE CAN… to fixing our hair and flirting?

“Yeah, not ALL feminists hate bras and shaving, DUHHHHHH!!!!!!!! You should be a little more inclusive. Don’t discriminate against petite white cis girls!”

I reblogged this awesome thread from here because it was the only way I could get the formatting halfway decent. I found it through brashblacknonbeliever, and hellbentforleather had this to say about this image: 

FUCKING THANK YOU. this image is just sexualised bullshit. we all know that we can be feminist and feminine, this is pretty well established.

“The image in question was created by Brazilian artist Will Murai, to accompany an article about ‘the end of feminism’ called ‘What do they Want?’ in the men’s magazine ‘Alfa.’

The artist’s statement says:
“This is an illustration I made for Alfa Magazine. This article talks about the end of feminism. The idea was to make the famous feminism symbol ‘Rosie The Riveter’ a ladie who is giving up on her duties and trying to look sexy again.””

EMPOWERING

All in all, the commentary on this trash is amazing. 

lol

WELP now that I know the context, yeah, fuck this picture.

weeaboo-chan:

mass effect headcanon in rule 63 mass effect the asari look + sound like dudes
thats the only change
they dress the same and act the same

this is the vessel ssv weeaboo calling commander jahan shepard

weeaboo-chan:

mass effect headcanon in rule 63 mass effect the asari look + sound like dudes

thats the only change

they dress the same and act the same

this is the vessel ssv weeaboo calling commander jahan shepard

mass effect headcanon in rule 63 mass effect the asari look + sound like dudes
thats the only change
they dress the same and act the same

mass effect headcanon in rule 63 mass effect the asari look + sound like dudes

thats the only change

they dress the same and act the same

The ethos of my faith urges that unless I am perfect in my moral conduct, I have no right whatsoever to point my finger at anyone for anything. Whatever is done is left between the individual and their conscience. Hell, no one ever told me to demand for someone’s nikah-nama when they’re sitting together. It doesn’t concern me or you or anyone else. Sometimes I am ashamed to be from the same faith when I see people like you dictating immaculate morality for others. Furthermore I am mortified as a Pakistani when I see wardens of rectitude making dangerous spectacles of common citizens simply to boost hits on their show or to become shining role models for people of equally disappointing, mediocre thinking.
My open letter to Maya Khan calling her out on her invasive moral policing as she chased a young couple in a park for “sinning”. This got published in Express Tribune. Looks like people are angry. Good. (via mehreenkasana)
Introduction: The Ideal and Contextual Realities of Muslim Women by Freda Hussain

mehreenkasana:

Such a sensitive subject [Muslim Women] could not fail to attract the attention of Western academics as well as Muslim women themselves. Some books in the area of Muslim women studies were written from the modernisation theory or Marxist point of view. They emphasised some aspects at the cost of others and were thus inadequate in assessing the contextual realities relevant to the situation of Muslim women. Many of these studies used the Western ideal of womanhood as a yardstick for studying Muslim women. They sympathized with the plight of Muslim women, and considered that once they became “modernized” or Westernized, their lives would be free from problems.

Their viewpoint was based on ethnocentric assumption that Muslim women wanted to become Westernized and hence had to gain freedom from all retrogressive forces in Muslim societies, including (according to them) Islam. Such a thesis was further reinforced by data which focused mainly on Westernized Muslim women from the upper strata of Muslim societies. A major fact that was ignored was that this sample was not representative of Muslim women, as these women formed an insignificant minority in Muslim societies. Westernized Muslim women did not represent aspirations of the majority of Muslim women. On the contrary, they were often alienated from their own societies.

On the other hand, a number of studies and viewpoints emanating from Muslim societies and religious authorities posited an Islamic role for Muslim women in those societies. These were, however, representative of feudalistic and not Islamic thinking for they consistently sought to place women under the control of men. They were powerful and effective in their influence on the role of women because they reflected the feudalistic state in which all contemporary Muslim societies find themselves. As there are no Islamic societies to be found in the world today, various distorted  interpretations of Islam have manifested themselves in Muslim societies. Such interpretations have been imposed on women and over the centuries have resulted in the institutionalisation of a pseudo-Islam.

These factors have been the cause of considerable concern for me. The ideal Islamic society had to be uncovered from its historical wrappings while empirical research was necessary to bring out the contextual realities within which Muslim women exist.

Your humble blogger is reading Freda’s compilation of research on Muslim women of the world straight from my very own college library. Got to say she’s commenced her thoughts on an objective, rational and compassionate note. Given above are a few excerpts as I read. More to come.

faguccino:

Most people think Twerk is a song that’s about booty-sensation. You need to analyze deeper. The song is actually about the hardships of women. “He like it when I twerk it, so I’ma twerk it” This line obviously talks about how women do stuff they’re not okay with, but do it anyway just because men want them to (rape) or “I’m gonna make it pop, bend this thing over. I can’t even lie I can’t do this when I’m sober.” Does this really need translation? It talks about she’s hypnotized by men because they want to keep her as a sex slave. And one of the most crucial lyrics is “Now for the grand finale, I saved the best for last. You know it’s head-down pussy poppin’-handstand.” This lyrics is so sad. I understand her pain. I mean, it’s hard between choosing Flaming Hot Cheetos and Flaming Hot Cheetos (with lemon juice).

god bless you bruno

feministdisney:

lanoyalandfall:

Megan and I were at Barnes and Noble today and saw this.. Needless to say, we “fixed it”. It now has business, science, art, running, and UFO theory magazines, as well as comic books and a multitude of shit we like on it. “For Women”? Because half the population is all going to want cooking and home making magazines.

NOTHING MAKES ME HAPPIER than my “wallpaper” and “chickens” magazine subscriptions…you know.

feministdisney:

lanoyalandfall:

Megan and I were at Barnes and Noble today and saw this.. Needless to say, we “fixed it”. It now has business, science, art, running, and UFO theory magazines, as well as comic books and a multitude of shit we like on it. “For Women”? Because half the population is all going to want cooking and home making magazines.

NOTHING MAKES ME HAPPIER than my “wallpaper” and “chickens” magazine subscriptions…you know.

Sexism in 2011 is a different, more subtle beast, which shows itself in insidious ways: it is there when a man shouts out a sexualised comment as you pass in the street; it is there when your male colleague makes a joke about it being your time of the month; and it is there when you are called a slag, a bitch, a whore or told you are not as good at map-reading or driving or any of those other quintessentially “male” skills you are deemed too dim to master.
And, as Boycott points out, if a woman objects to any of this – even if it makes her feel uncomfortable – she is somehow seen as po-faced or not a good sport.
Guardian UK Article “Why Sexism is no Laughing Matter”

(via bigassfemme)

This entire article is a must read - why feminism is still incredibly relevant.

(via immortalnewsspork)

Read and note that these women need to ” think about race” to see if their interactions are okay…

(via blackamazon)

catbountry:

antistellar:

strugglingtobeheard:

feministslut:

christiannightmares:

Christian organization The Restoration Project launches ‘Abortion in the Hood’ campaign (For more info, click image or here; For the campaign website, click here)

anyone else want to critique this? I’m just banging my head against my desk.

I can’t go there right now so someone else might wanna give it a try.

I love my people but Black Christians are some of the most hypocritical people on the planet.

But is this worse than Leprechaun in the Hood?

they used Impact for their url i cannot possibly take them seriously

catbountry:

antistellar:

strugglingtobeheard:

feministslut:

christiannightmares:

Christian organization The Restoration Project launches ‘Abortion in the Hood’ campaign (For more info, click image or here; For the campaign website, click here)

anyone else want to critique this? I’m just banging my head against my desk.

I can’t go there right now so someone else might wanna give it a try.

I love my people but Black Christians are some of the most hypocritical people on the planet.

But is this worse than Leprechaun in the Hood?

they used Impact for their url i cannot possibly take them seriously