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"Female job applicants with children are 44 percent less likely to be hired for a job than are childless women with similar qualifications. Fathers, by contrast, are 19 percent MORE likely to be hired than are comparably qualified men without children."

"Getting a Job: Is there a Motherhood Penalty?" American Journal of Sociology, 2007 (via checkprivilege)



Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

Both by Dan Bagan

Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

These are women are who I always wanted to be.





"This leaves men confused and unable to pigeonhole you. What they are forced to do instead is… take you seriously."

Reblog every time.

i will ALWAYS reblog this. I feel powerful just reading this photoset lol 

Sorry to hijack, but I am reblogging because this is a PERFECT example of a woman with an internalized male gaze. She is trained to see herself at all times the way a man would—not a specific, human man, but the generalized, ruthless male gaze. She is never alone with herself—the male gaze watches her through her own eyes at every moment.

I’m very sorry, but this is not empowering, this is depressing. A woman deserves to not have to perform sexual availability to men to be “taken seriously.” A woman deserves her independence without having to cater to men to avoid being pigeonholed as a “bitch.” A woman’s integrity is not contingent on her sexual history, and her sexual history is no one’s business. Getting power over a man through being his mommy is not real power because it leaves you with all the responsibility and none of the credit, just like his real mother. Seeing yourself through the male gaze is seeing a constant distortion, is an attack on your true identity.

Here’s a better message. You don’t need men’s permission to be taken seriously. Take yourself seriously. Take other women seriously. And if men don’t take you seriously, annihilate them. Their lack of perception is not your problem. Their soggy diapers are not your problem. Their boners are not your problem. You may have a male child or a male lover, but all of the male gender is not your child or your lover, and you don’t have to treat them like they are. Be yourself. See yourself. See through your own gaze. Turn YOUR gaze on THEM, measure them and find them wanting.

Take yourself seriously. You can be any of the things above if you want to. But don’t do them for men. They aren’t worth it.

Was waiting for someone to do this

the integrity of a virgin?

am i missing something?


a quick reminder:

not everyone knows what is and isn’t offensive

not everyone has the knowledge you do on slurs and their impact

so how about instead of bullying people who are wrong and writing them off as terrible people, you try educating them?

And if you say “it’s not my job to educate them” but you consider yourself an activist, you are not a very good activist.

I kind of don’t believe in this A LOT activism is a movement in itself just as what it fights is institutional so I don’t always have the space or energy to educate people who won’t fucking educate themselves :D




Who are you

Whats your favorite color

Favorite ship

Favorite ice cream flavor

Do you have a cat


reblogging again bc I already got some from really cute people, but it makes me unreasonably happy to read these from you SO KEEP ON SENDING THEM 

Please talk to me :)


dw + text posts (2/?)

"Sometimes this really seems to shock people. They appear genuinely upset when I say ‘this conversation is over’ or ‘I’m actually not interested in debating this with you.’ There’s an expectation that if you care about social justice and political issues, you’re always ‘on.’ You’re always ready to debate, you’re always ready to have theoretical discussions about your own lived experiences and the issues you care about, you’re always ready to defend yourself. That’s manifestly ridiculous and unjust, an expectation that’s simply not reasonable."

Sometimes, I Just Don’t Have Time for Individual Fights | this ain’t livin’ (via brutereason)

Setting boundaries/self preservation <3

(via bitterglitterqueer)


thinking of you

If we could be measured we might be finite. Instead we must bear the burden of endless possibility. Rebecca, 21

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