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Even after he murdered her, Reeva Steenkamp is still being referred to as “Oscar Pistorius’ model girlfriend.” PATRIARCHY EVEN IN DEATH.

Even after he murdered her, Reeva Steenkamp is still being referred to as “Oscar Pistorius’ model girlfriend.” PATRIARCHY EVEN IN DEATH.

(Source: themushroomblues)

fuckyeahfeminists:

feminist-space:

girljanitor:

Steve Bowler tweeted a photo of an assignment that his 8-year-old daughter’s teacher said she did incorrectly. The homework assignment had a list of toys or activities, and the kids were supposed to categorize them based on whether they were for boys, girls, or both, with equal numbers in each box. The assignment takes for granted the gendering of toys, and that there is a “correct” answer to the question of which gender they are appropriate for.
Bowler’s daughter did the assignment differently. After placing 3 items in the “boys” category and 2 in the “girls” group, she made additional boxes to add more things in the “both” column.
But at the bottom, the teacher notes that the assignment wasn’t done correctly. The point of the assignment is to categorize; the implicit message — that boys and girls are different types of people who like different types of things — isn’t questioned. A child sees this list of items and doesn’t gender them in the way the lesson took for granted; the reaction wasn’t to acknowledge her innovation and perhaps question the gendering, it was simply to say she did it wrong.
Bowler, for the record, said he was proud his daughter failed the assignment and just wished she’d done even worse on it.
via sociological images
[some gender-related bullshit removed.]

I’d be at the school having a giant argument with the teacher.

This is the most ridiculous assignment. I would be so confused by it because I definitely had Matchbox cars, LEGOs, AND Erector sets as a child.

fuckyeahfeminists:

feminist-space:

girljanitor:

Steve Bowler tweeted a photo of an assignment that his 8-year-old daughter’s teacher said she did incorrectly. The homework assignment had a list of toys or activities, and the kids were supposed to categorize them based on whether they were for boys, girls, or both, with equal numbers in each box. The assignment takes for granted the gendering of toys, and that there is a “correct” answer to the question of which gender they are appropriate for.

Bowler’s daughter did the assignment differently. After placing 3 items in the “boys” category and 2 in the “girls” group, she made additional boxes to add more things in the “both” column.

But at the bottom, the teacher notes that the assignment wasn’t done correctly. The point of the assignment is to categorize; the implicit message — that boys and girls are different types of people who like different types of things — isn’t questioned. A child sees this list of items and doesn’t gender them in the way the lesson took for granted; the reaction wasn’t to acknowledge her innovation and perhaps question the gendering, it was simply to say she did it wrong.

Bowler, for the record, said he was proud his daughter failed the assignment and just wished she’d done even worse on it.

via sociological images

[some gender-related bullshit removed.]

I’d be at the school having a giant argument with the teacher.

This is the most ridiculous assignment. I would be so confused by it because I definitely had Matchbox cars, LEGOs, AND Erector sets as a child.

fuckyeahfeminists:

ladymargo:

Because I don’t think the Smith family gets nearly enough credit for diversifying the imagery of black people, the above is a photo collage of all the sci-fi, horror, and other genre media the Smith family has contributed to over the years.

And here are a few upcoming sci-fi/fantasy projects and other genres we don’t see nearly enough people of color in, to be produced by Big Willie’s Overbrook Entertainment:

  • After Earth (formerly One Thousand A.E.) After a crash landing, a father and son explore a planet that was evacuated by humans 1,000 years earlier. (imdb)
  • Untitled Angela Davis Documentary
  • The Last Pharaoh  the story ofTaharqa the Nubian king
  • Amulet based on the popular steampunk children’s book it’s set to star Willow and Jaden Smith
  • Monster Hunter a child psychologist is able to see the monsters that terrorize his patients
  • Angelology based on the novel of the same name, a nun and an angelologist who go against those harnessing the power of angel/human hybrids

This is…awesome. I never thought of them that way. I hope there will be a time that there will be many black families that break outside the typical tropes for black folk.

fuckyeahfeminists:

too true. it’s almost a given that the person will derail the convo over being CALLED -ist rather than caring that what they did/said is =ist.
sigh.

fuckyeahfeminists:

too true. it’s almost a given that the person will derail the convo over being CALLED -ist rather than caring that what they did/said is =ist.

sigh.

(Source: oreobytes)

fuckyeahfeminists:

grrrlstudies:

frrass:

thelittlekneesofbees:

cosmicrubric:

notreallykira:

face-down-asgard-up:

However you feel about Anne, bravo to her for this take down.

Watch interviews with her and with ScarJo about their comic book films. Watch how they always get questions about their bodies and clothing and diets and blah blah blah fucking blah. Watch as the male cast members do not get the same treatment.

Because apparently all we care about when it comes to actresses are their bodies and not, ya know, their acting.

WAIT. JUST. A HOT. SECOND. 

Is this the same asshat who asked ScarJo if she wore underpants under her costume for Avengers? 

Because if so, someone needs to take this guy’s press pass away, because he’s cruisin for a bruisin.

THAT LOOKS LIKE THE SAME DUDE IS IT JUST ME

Imma need him to NOT.

I think the most important thing to note about this constantly asking actresses “how did you lose weight for your role” problem is that the interviewers aren’t asking because they genuinely think that that is the best an actress can bring to a film - watching the dark knight rises or the avengers, you are so aware of the greatness Hathaway brings (best performance IMO) and the supreme importance of Black Widow - but because they know that young girls are most interested in how they can lose weight to look like Anne Hathaway or Scarlett Johanson, and that is 10 times more sinister, unnerving, and down right dangerous.

god i wanna punch this guy in the face

Gotta love the snarky comeback. We gotta start getting actresses to do this across the board.

(Source: twinfiresigns)

fuckyeahfeminists:



ameliated:

goodstuffhappenedtoday:
 Nashua South freshman wins $25,000, America’s Top Young Scientist award

Deepika Kurup, a freshman at Nashua High School South, has won first prize of $25,000 in the 14th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a method of purifying water with solar power.
Kurup’s invention uses two chemicals – titanium oxide and zinc oxide – which, when hit by sunlight, undergo a chemical change producing hydroxyl radicals that can attack and destroy certain types of bacteria.
She tested them in various translucent containers heating by parabolic reflectors and found that they reduced populations of various bacteria by large amounts.
Kurup competed alongside nine finalists Tuesday in a live competition at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn.
She was awarded the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist,” $25,000 and a trip from Discovery Student Adventures.
In addition to presenting their prototypes, the 10 finalists competed in two additional challenges in which they were asked to combine multiple 3M technologies to yield new solutions and build a machine designed to turn on a light bulb using science and engineering principles.
Finalists were evaluated on their scientific knowledge, creativity and use of 3M technology
For details, visit www.newsinfusion.com/events/youngscientist2012.


Dude.
This is going to change the world. It’s passively cleaning water. That’s fucking huge.



yay awesome young female brown scientists! Show ‘em how it’s done.

fuckyeahfeminists:

ameliated:

goodstuffhappenedtoday:

Nashua South freshman wins $25,000, America’s Top Young Scientist award

Deepika Kurup, a freshman at Nashua High School South, has won first prize of $25,000 in the 14th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for a method of purifying water with solar power.

Kurup’s invention uses two chemicals – titanium oxide and zinc oxide – which, when hit by sunlight, undergo a chemical change producing hydroxyl radicals that can attack and destroy certain types of bacteria.

She tested them in various translucent containers heating by parabolic reflectors and found that they reduced populations of various bacteria by large amounts.

Kurup competed alongside nine finalists Tuesday in a live competition at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minn.

She was awarded the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist,” $25,000 and a trip from Discovery Student Adventures.

In addition to presenting their prototypes, the 10 finalists competed in two additional challenges in which they were asked to combine multiple 3M technologies to yield new solutions and build a machine designed to turn on a light bulb using science and engineering principles.

Finalists were evaluated on their scientific knowledge, creativity and use of 3M technology

For details, visit www.newsinfusion.com/events/youngscientist2012.

Dude.

This is going to change the world. It’s passively cleaning water. That’s fucking huge.

yay awesome young female brown scientists! Show ‘em how it’s done.

sainthannah:

alimarko:

bindersfullofwomen:


Source

Paul Ryan: And they have this book, this burn book, where they write mean things about all the Republicans in the country!Romney: What does it say about me? Ryan: …You’re not in it. Romney: Those bitches! 

OH MY FUCKING GOD

sainthannah:

alimarko:

bindersfullofwomen:

Source

Paul Ryan: And they have this book, this burn book, where they write mean things about all the Republicans in the country!
Romney: What does it say about me? 
Ryan: …You’re not in it. 
Romney: Those bitches! 

OH MY FUCKING GOD

fuckyeahfeminists:

ugh. Want to hear the bullshit excuse for this?
Barneys’ creative director, Dennis Freedman, explained the decision to make Minnie Mouse 5’11” and much more skinnier saying that Minnie would otherwise not “look so good”

“When we got to the moment when all Disney characters walk on the runway, there was a discussion,” Freedman recalled. “The standard Minnie Mouse will not look so good in a Lanvin dress. There was a real moment of silence, because these characters don’t change. I said, ‘If we’re going to make this work, we have to have a 5-foot-11 Minnie,’ and they agreed. When you see Goofy, Minnie and Mickey, they are runway models.”

psh. I always thought Minnie looked good in her outfits.
(via Skinny Disney Characters: Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Goofy go high fashion - Zap2it)


Are you kidding me? Minnie and Daisy look creepy with how stick-thin they are. Their legs don’t even look like they could support their bodies.

fuckyeahfeminists:

ugh. Want to hear the bullshit excuse for this?

Barneys’ creative director, Dennis Freedman, explained the decision to make Minnie Mouse 5’11” and much more skinnier saying that Minnie would otherwise not “look so good”

“When we got to the moment when all Disney characters walk on the runway, there was a discussion,” Freedman recalled. “The standard Minnie Mouse will not look so good in a Lanvin dress. There was a real moment of silence, because these characters don’t change. I said, ‘If we’re going to make this work, we have to have a 5-foot-11 Minnie,’ and they agreed. When you see Goofy, Minnie and Mickey, they are runway models.”

psh. I always thought Minnie looked good in her outfits.

(via Skinny Disney Characters: Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Goofy go high fashion - Zap2it)

Are you kidding me? Minnie and Daisy look creepy with how stick-thin they are. Their legs don’t even look like they could support their bodies.

fuckyeahfeminists:

feministkitsch:

sophiawallace:

Thank you to all who came to the debut of CLITERACY last night. It was seriously amazing to see the responses. Crowds around the wall laughing, pointing to laws, calling friends to look, camera phones out, one friend got goosebumps, and another cried. It was really something. Holy f****ng CLIT!

Cliteracy needs to be taught in all schools.

this looks awesome

a-writers-littlethings:


secondlina:

A comic about the different types of attraction one might feel. I saw these floating around on tumblr. These were originally taken from a website about asexuality. Although, I think people who are not asexual feel these regularly too. There’s all kinds of attractions for all kinds of people. Enjoy.


I feel like this could be helpful in some way. -shrug- 
~Veronica 

a-writers-littlethings:

secondlina:

A comic about the different types of attraction one might feel. I saw these floating around on tumblr. These were originally taken from a website about asexuality. Although, I think people who are not asexual feel these regularly too. There’s all kinds of attractions for all kinds of people. Enjoy.

I feel like this could be helpful in some way. -shrug- 

~Veronica