Anonymous asked: I know you don't support Tina Fey as a feminist icon, could you explain why? I know you posted a few things about it a while ago but I can't find it.

shan-is-a-fan:

grilledcheese4evr:

Okie here’s a list of the fuckshit she’s done:

  • used transphobic slurs (she called Paris Hilton the t word & done more shit about body shaming women who look “manly”)
  • her show, 30 Rock, has made tons of transphobic jokes, rape jokes & has used blackface (like wtf gurl it’s the 21st century)

but here’s my personal favorite :

"The standard of beauty was set. Cheryl Tiegs, Farrah Fawcett, Christie Brinkley. Small eyes, toothy smile, boobies, no buttocks, yellow hair… Can you remember a time when pop culture was so white that Jaclyn Smith was the chocolate?! By the eighties, we started to see some real chocolate: Halle Berry and Naomi Campbell. “Downtown” Julie Brown and Tyra Banks.

But I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style.

That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom—Beyoncé brought the leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admired.

And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful.

Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyoncé and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful:

Now every girl is expected to have:

Caucasian blue eyes
full Spanish lips
a classic button nose
hairless Asian skin with a California tan
a Jamaican dance hall ass
long Swedish legs
small Japanese feet
the abs of a lesbian gym owner
the hips of a nine-year-old boy
the arms of Michelle Obama
and doll tits.

The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes. Everyone else is struggling. Even the skinny blondes who were once on top can now be found squatting to a Rihanna song in a class called Gary’s Glutes Camp in an attempt to reverse-engineer a butt.

These are dark times. Back in my days, you were either blessed with a beautiful body or not. And if you were not, you could just chill out and learn a trade. Now if you’re not “hot,” you are expected to work on it until you are. It’s like when you renovate a house and you’re legally required to leave just one of the original walls standing. If you don’t have a good body, you’d better starve the body you have down to a neutral shape, then bolt on some breast implants, replace your teeth, dye your skin orange, inject your lips, sew on some hair, and call yourself the Playmate of the Year.

How do we survive this?

How do we teach our daughters and our gay sons that they are good enough the way they are?”

On the surface, white feminists would gobble this up because it seems like it’s about unattainable standards of beauty but as a femme person of color who was constantly told she had fat legs because the other 11 year old white ice skaters didn’t have Jamaican thighs, I know that she’s bascially lamenting the fact that now certain characteristics possessed by WoC make it harder for white women to be called beautiful. Of course she’s ignoring all the disgusting dehumanization & hypersexualization that’s caused by the fetishization of women of color. She’s legit complaining that the WoC are quickly becoming beautiful, that whiteness isn’t seen as the only standard of beauty.

like I’m soo not here for her . And Ellen Degeneres too, she could take a couple seats as well.

Yes, they stay riding Tina and Ellen’s dick, but they say way too much problematic shit for them to ever be down

(Reblogged from geekzyllah)
We’re right to push for diversity, we have to, but it is only step one of a long journey. Lack of racial diversity is a symptom. The underlying illness is institutional racism. It walks hand in hand with sexism, cissexism, homophobia, and classism. To go beyond this same conversation we keep having, again and again, beyond tokens and quick fixes, requires us to look the illness in the face and destroy it. This is work for white people and people of color to do, sometimes together, sometimes apart. It’s work for writers, agents, editors, artists, fans, executives, interns, directors, and publicists. It’s work for reviewers, educators, administrators. It means taking courageous, real-world steps, not just changing mission statements or submissions guidelines.

Daniel José Older, "Diversity Is Not Enough: Race, Power Publishing" (via annaverity)

love Older, & love this.

(via bookoisseur)

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"Fighting hate with hate"

so-treu:

jasminethey:

And other bullshit abuser logic.

NO1CURR.

The word fight and the concept of fighting against oppression frightens the oppressors so fucking much.

Think logically you douchefucks, how do you expect us to not be oppressed anymore if we’re not FIGHTING?

Whatever bullshit concept you have about being “peaceful” and hoping that it will suddenly stop oppression doesn’t work. Being “peaceful” means you get fucking ignored. 

I mean whenever you read about shit in your white history books where people got freedom through being “peaceful” and nice it fails to mention that there were other people fighting for freedom in that period as well. There were riots and there were rebels and there were movements geared towards fighting oppression. But those are left out of your books on purpose because white people want you to believe that there’s a “peaceful” option when there really isn’t.

Be honest with yourselves, you don’t give a fuck about the fight. You’re just frightened that we’re opposing you and the privilege you hold over all of us. 

In short the peaceful option is a fucking myth. It’s not an option when people are getting killed. It’s not an option when people are struggling to live. We’re not going to “peacefully”   comply with your oppression. So shut the fuck up and get used to it. Your abuse logic doesn’t work here.

all of it but the bolded especially.

(Reblogged from geekzyllah)

samanthabarxx:

"I’m a woman and I’m not offended by this, clearly it isn’t sexist!"

wow I didn’t realise you were the singular spokesperson for 3.5 billion people of different ages, races, religions, backgrounds, sexual orientations, social classes, and cultures, I’m so sorry

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To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”

This invisibility is political.

Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader” (via thinkspeakstress)

(Reblogged from fandomsandfeminism)

kiriamaya:

[Image: Cute drawings of three couples, each with a label indicating what kind of couple they are: a gay cis man and bisexual trans man, a lesbian trans woman and a pansexual cis woman, and two polysexual nonbinary individuals. Underneath each is the caption: “We are a queer couple able to reproduce.”]

boku-no-poltergeist:

can we stop referring to all sex that could possibly result in pregnancy as “heterosexual reproduction” now

YESSSSSSSS

(Also, “pregnant person” does not necessarily mean “woman” for the seventy-millionth time)

(Source: pokemoneggs)

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queerpunkhamlet:

queerpunkhamlet:

spring look for 2014: queer and irritable

queerritable

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theivorytowercrumbles:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

xenainnuendoisland:

Requested.

CANON

THEY ARE QUEER

THEY ARE LOVERS

IT IS ACTUAL CANON OKAY <3

The difference between a show that had to dodge censors and a show that queerbaits for fans.

(Reblogged from lgbtlaughs)

ambifae:

if you’re an ally you shouldn’t be in other people’s safe spaces you should be outside with a fucking sword protecting the vulnerable people you claim to be allies to 

(Source: disease-we-crave)

(Reblogged from lgbtlaughs)