The first is that true gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A...– Fanfic Symposium: When Worlds Collide (via petitefeministe)
This is a great idea, because everybody’s knows that abortions are a classic...– STEPHEN COLBERT, on South Dakota’s Neanderthal laws restricting abortion, on The Colbert Report (via bibliofeminista)
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.– Robert Frost (via libraryland)
I do pray, and that most earnestly and constantly, for some terrific shock to...– Susan B. Anthony, 1872
We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including...– Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (via thatswhatshesaidquotes)
I never tell anyone exactly how clever I am. They would be too scared.– Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl (via libraryland)
MoJo's Abortion Top 10 →
bibliofeminista: 1. “The Man Who Loved Women Too Much”— Contributor Sara Blustain profiles Harold Cassidy, the lawyer behind a legal strategy that reframes abortion restrictions not as simply protecting the unborn, but rather as protecting women from the consequences of their decisions—in other words, chipping away at a woman’s right to choose in the name of…women’s rights. (January/February...
Reporter: So, why do you write these strong female characters?
Joss Whedon: Because you're still asking me that question.
As a society, we encourage girls and women to be emotionally accessible, and in...– Tori Amos (via petitefeministe)
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.– The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
The problem with sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, ableist,...– I Don’t Care If You’re Offended by Scott Madin (via petitefeministe)
Why do strange men think I care about their opinion of my appearance? Do they...– Chloe Angyal (via splatterdick)
Women senators did not have their own bathroom located outside the Senate...– Dr. Anna Leon-Guerrero, Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action (2005)
La Petite Féministe Anglaise: A feminist reblogged... →
onyxia: Yeah, how about you don’t use molestation and rape in an argument because I’m pretty sure when also get raped and molested. Men are also victims of abuse, so stop being so one sided. Because not all men are evil. Sure, work on abuse but don’t blame it on just men because I know… Just a heads up, less than 1% of rape is committed by women, which means that over 99% of rape is...
No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor.– Betty Friedan
If you are a bitch for not liking rape jokes… then I’m a big bitch.– Jessica Valenti (via petitefeministe)
Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.– C.S. Lewis (via bookstorecouture)
[Trigger warning for mention of rape] Shakesville:... →
moreapologies: Still the very best blog post about this issue. Recently, our new favorite insult-generator, Richard, left this comment, designed to cut me down to size: “No one wants to rape you, Shakes. Sorry to inform you.” Which, you know, was news to me. It also put me in mind of one of the most irritating attitudes toward rape that I have repeatedly encountered—that rape is a...
Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no...– Dale Splender, 1985 (via thatswhatshesaidquotes)
I was at a press conference and Woody Harrelson was answering questions in front...– Carey Mulligan, interview (2010)
On the other hand, the Prince had proved a much more effective teacher than...– Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, pg.239 (via pennilesspo8)
A chat between Jon Stewart and the Republican...
STEWART: I assume you're pro-life, right?
STEWART: All right. Obama's parents were married in Hawaii on February 2, 1961.
RAYGUN: Fine. They were married in Hawaii. But that doesn't mean he was born in the United States.
STEWART: No, but he was born August 4, 1961, to be exact -- meaning his mother was three months pregnant when she got married in Hawaii.
STEWART: Obama was in the United States as a fetus.
STEWART: Don't you see? Either Barack Obama's an American citizen or fetuses don't count as people. Are you saying that a fetus is not a human life?
RAYGUN: No! Life begins at conception!
STEWART: So Obama's an American citizen?
STEWART: I'm afraid logically, you've gotta choose one.
RAYGUN: No! No! Illogical! Does not compute!!!
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Female Sexuality Still Terrifying to Conservative... →
keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus: So why then an attack funding STD treatment and contraception? Why, all of a sudden, do you have politicians like Rep. Steve King railing against Planned Parenthood not because of fetal life—-after all, depriving women of contraception access will likely increase the abortion rate—-but because Planned Parenthood is “invested in promiscuity”? Why do you have a...
I’m going to marry my novels and have little short stories for children.– Jack Kerouac (via feuilleton-)
A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither...– Betty Friedan (via petitefeministe)
La Petite Féministe Anglaise: 10 Reasons Women... →
yesmeansyes: 1. “Every day, approximately 1000 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries.”(Source: World Health Organization) 2. “According to the charity Childline, in South Africa a girl actually has…
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t...– Gilda Radner (via libraryland)