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Hello! Welcome to my tumblelog, which is kinda like a blog but with short-form, mixed-media posts of stuff I like, stuff I love, things I believe in and everything I stand for.

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25. Female.Toronto, CA.

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"Why is it always something that is “lost”? You don’t “lose” the first time you ride a bike or the first time you swim in the ocean or the first time you drive a car. You don’t “lose” your first kiss. You don’t “lose” the first time you fall in love. They just happen. They’re just life. So why is it that the first time you have sex you’re supposed to have lost something so sacred? Why is it that society acts like girls who have had sex have forever lost this mythical “virginity” and they are no longer as pure and complete as more “wholesome” girls? Because if society acts like having sex makes you lose everything pure and moral about you, it makes you ashamed. Because if women are afraid of their sexuality, you can control them. If you don’t have sex, don’t have sex. If you do have sex, be careful. But don’t act like you’ve lost or kept something based on your decision."

that weird girl who hugs trees and talks to cats: Virginity is so stupid. (via ellielamothe)

"My point is that feminists are not biological determinists. Feminists are the least likely people to say ‘all men are bastards’. Some of them might say ‘many men behave like bastards’. But they don’t imply that such behaviour is acceptable because its genetic or ‘natural’ for men to behave that way, like those arguments defending rapists which imply that men are really all just stupid cavemen who can’t be blamed when they rape because, hey, men just can’t help it when they see someone in a mini skirt. Feminists don’t write books about how men are genetically incapable of picking up an iron. Feminists don’t write books about how men are from another planet, one where men have to be left ‘in their cave’ because they just don’t have proper emotions like women do. That’s because actually, feminists think men should be treated as fully functional human beings with brains and morals who should be held responsible for the choices they make."

‘Feminists are Sexist’ - Features - The F-Word (via ellielamothe)

If you answered that the breastfeeding picture is more offensive compared to the Wonderbra advertisement, then you seriously need to reconsider your priorities. 


Killing Us Softly 4 (2010) 



In this update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.

Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. In the late 1960s she began her exploration of the connection between advertising and several public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders, and addiction, and launched a movement to promote media literacy as a way to prevent these problems. Kilbourne is the creator of the renowned Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women film series and the author of the award-winning book Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and co-author of So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids.



Why Cleavage is Bad for Crimefighting

Fun Fact!*

When orchestras went to blind auditions (where the players play behind a curtain and are judged 100% on their playing) the number of women who won spots in orchestras when up almost 500%.


*I read this in a book like 3 years ago, and it was cited, but I can’t recall the exact research. 

"To many male gamers, feminist just means ‘someone who will not tolerate the only jokes I know how to make.’"

To My Someday Daughter, by Geordie Tait