Try to imagine a parent-daughter conversation about sexual restraint and...– conservative pundit Michael Gerson talking stone cold sense in the Washington Post. (via abbyjean)
soundsexuality: Although nowadays masturbation is beginning to be seen as a positive and necessary part of a person’s sexual, physical, and mental health, for many years it has been frowned upon by our society. We can begin to see to what scale it was seen as a negative action by examining the etymology of the word. The word masturbation comes from three Greek words, mezea (genital), manus...
I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be elected to...– Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman to serve in the United States Congress. An early education expert, Shirley Chisholm was elected to the New York Legislature in 1964 and to Congress in 1968. She ran for president in 1972, winning 152 delegates before she withdrew. Shirley Chisholm served...
Think women have achieved equality? Think again. →
lostgrrrls: thedaysarenotfullenough: We Can’t Be Equal While: Gender Roles Men are the default and women are the Other (and therefore lesser). Being called “girly” or a “sissy” or “pussy” are some of the worst insults you can give a man. When a woman shows confidence in herself, she is said to “have balls”, or conversely she is a “man-eater”, “ball-buster”, or a “bitch” because she was...
There is a country where the leading cause of death of pregnant women is murder...– Jessica Valenti, in “Equality begins at home: U.S. lags pathetically behind other nations in some basic rights for women.” (via intoxicatedspirit) Always reblog. (via slightvariations)
"What do breasts and pregnancy even have in...
the-womanifesto: This was an actual question that was asked on a friend’s status about the recent campaign concerning pregnancy and breast cancer. This single statement is a perfect example of the separation of breasts from their owners and their most basic functions. What do breasts and pregnancy have in common? If a biological female gets pregnant then their body will change a lot to prepare...
Street harassment is ultimately about entitlement — it’s about a dude (usually a...– Lesley Kinzel, True Tales of Street Harassment (via adrowningwoman)