The word lesbian first had been used in the late 19th century to highlight the mutual nurturing and egalitarian companionship that women can bring to each other when they live and work creatively together.
Girls learn to love and have sexual feelings in a position of low status, and the eroticization of powerlessness is a normal part of the construction of femininity.
The voice of White male privilege is the voice of a person who presumes to hold the truth of the universe within.
Asserting that we do not feel ‘safe’ in an atmosphere that values ‘political correctness’ is an expression of the privilege of feeling safe, as those who are marginalized are never safe.
- Me: I'm not bringing a pillow home so I will need to use one. Preferably not the one that Dog humps.
- Mum: We will find you something "unused"!
Oh what an ordinary day. Take out the garbage, masturbate.
"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”
Society provides narrow windows of choice for women.
by Claire Rychlewski
When you dismiss the term you weaken the fight for gender equality and harm those who have dedicated their lives to it.
Dear Joss Whedon, Et Al: Leave “Feminist” Alone
Male actors who complain about being objectified are merely being given a taste of the medicine routinely doled out to their female peers. Michael Fassbender Says Discussing His Penis is Sexist
Fassbender and Jon Hamm getting all bent out of shape that people want to discuss their genitals, female actresses put up with constant objectification. Preach it.
"When you dress like that it’s like putting a steak in front of a dog; what do you expect?"
Peanut butter is basically my dog’s favorite thing in the world.
You know why she’s not even touching it?
I said “no.”
It was all about the idea of myth-making and creating a mythology around who we were as performers and who our on-air characters were versus who our actual personalities were, and to blend those two ideas and create confusion, or at least questions, in the mind of the viewers of what is true and what isn’t. And that was really deliberate.
Source: The A.V. Club