Hey! My name's Holly. I am: a swimmer, water polo player, artist (kind of) and radical feminist (feminazi? Maybe).

Most of the things I post aren't mine, but every once in a while I get the urge to go through all my pictures and post them. Mine are marked. :)

Enjoy!
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sexologist:

jackpowerx:

geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!

So, basically, this is a symbolic representation of internalized misogyny:


My post from two weeks ago has been memefied! And has 50,000 tumblr shares. Too bad I’m not getting any of those clicks and views because it was copy and pasted instead of shared from here, but I’m just glad people are seeing it and having important discussion about misogyny. 

sexologist:

jackpowerx:

geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!

So, basically, this is a symbolic representation of internalized misogyny:

My post from two weeks ago has been memefied! And has 50,000 tumblr shares. Too bad I’m not getting any of those clicks and views because it was copy and pasted instead of shared from here, but I’m just glad people are seeing it and having important discussion about misogyny. 

"You girls have never been attracted to me. I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it."

Elliot Rodger drove through Isla Vista shooting people to punish people.

1. No wonder “girls” didn’t like him.

2. How the fuck did he get all those weapons?

3. Seriously?

I am having such a hard time processing this. Girls and women are not property. We are not all “inherently” attracted to men, nor is it our responsibility to make them feel wanted. We do not deserve to be punished for turning men down. Also, how the fuck did he get so many weapons if he was seeing multiple psychiatrists? Haven’t we pretty thoroughly established that giving mentally unsound people weapons can end very badly for a lot of people? I know that misogyny probably isn’t going anywhere in the next few years, but in the mean time, can we please change the laws that decide who can own weapons often used TO KILL PEOPLE????

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queerqueerspawn:

james-tiqueerius:

queerqueerspawn:

glampersand:

glowcloud:

kittiesinqueerland:

robalyn:

the highlighted area is where Jason Derulo knows what the girls want. london to taiwan.

new york to haiti

greenland is right out

ummm no offense but new york to haiti should be measured as the area between the two latitudes, not the longitudes. this graph is incorrect and vastly underestimates the total region of the earth in which Jason Derulo knows what the girls want

Even measuring that way, Greenland remains right out, as does the entirity of Brazil.

Have we considered measuring by neither latitude nor longitude but in all area that would extend perpendicular from the diagonal of the two places?There are many different interpretations of the data, and until more is available, we ought not conclude anything at this point.

In light of that, I posit this alternative map of regions where Jason Derulo is potentially claiming where he knows what girls want:

As we can see, if we assume that model, the vast majority of the area where Jason Derulo knows what girls want is either open ocean (the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea) or sparsely populated (the northern Sahara, the northern Arabian Desert, various desert portions of Iran and Afghanistan, and the southern Tibetan Plateau). Four of the ten most populated countries on the planet have no territory in it (Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia), and two which do have relatively little territory in it (the US and Russia). It is suggested that for all his boasting, Jason Derulo does not know what a probable majority of the world’s girls want.

queerqueerspawn:

james-tiqueerius:

queerqueerspawn:

glampersand:

glowcloud:

kittiesinqueerland:

robalyn:

the highlighted area is where Jason Derulo knows what the girls want. london to taiwan.

new york to haiti

greenland is right out

ummm no offense but new york to haiti should be measured as the area between the two latitudes, not the longitudes. this graph is incorrect and vastly underestimates the total region of the earth in which Jason Derulo knows what the girls want

Even measuring that way, Greenland remains right out, as does the entirity of Brazil.

Have we considered measuring by neither latitude nor longitude but in all area that would extend perpendicular from the diagonal of the two places?

There are many different interpretations of the data, and until more is available, we ought not conclude anything at this point.

In light of that, I posit this alternative map of regions where Jason Derulo is potentially claiming where he knows what girls want:

As we can see, if we assume that model, the vast majority of the area where Jason Derulo knows what girls want is either open ocean (the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea) or sparsely populated (the northern Sahara, the northern Arabian Desert, various desert portions of Iran and Afghanistan, and the southern Tibetan Plateau). Four of the ten most populated countries on the planet have no territory in it (Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia), and two which do have relatively little territory in it (the US and Russia). It is suggested that for all his boasting, Jason Derulo does not know what a probable majority of the world’s girls want.

I realized recently that I apologize for everything. That’s how I maintain relationships, how I function in the world. I apologize when people are feeling poorly, when they have been mistreated by others, and when I have done something that has hurt them (which rarely happens). I apologize for being middle-class and white and female. I apologize for taking up space. I exhaust myself apologizing for other people’s feelings because it makes them feel better, and all I want is for others to be happy. But the problem is, I exhaust myself over things which I cannot control, and this never benefits me.

I don’t want to apologize anymore. I don’t want to make myself small, and I don’t want to apologize for my existence. I don’t want to have to look to others to validate my own thoughts and opinions. And I’m also beginning to realize how hard it is to break a lifetime of bad habits, especially when they are being constantly reinforced by the world around me.

You see, I’ve learned a few things from my classes, and I’ve begun to see how things are related. There are so many examples of women (and those many other people relegated to the castes below that occupied by heterosexual white men) tearing each other apart, and so few examples of them working together. When girls answer questions in high school classes, they end their sentences with question marks. Black women get sentenced to 30 years in prison for attempting to protect themselves from abusive husbands, while white men get as little as community service or a warning when they shoot and kill people of color. A person caught in possession of marijuana can go to jail longer than a man guilty of raping two teenage girls. None of these instances are accidental, and none are completely isolated from the others. Now, it is so hard not to see all the ways in which these systems—sexism and racism among many others—benefit heterosexual white men. But the ways in which these systems are perpetuated and reproduced can be more difficult, and often seem to depend heavily on the people they harm.

So I’m left with a few questions for all who do not have access to the privileges of the heterosexual white man: How do we expose the means by which these oppressive systems are reproduced? How do we claim our space after so many years of only borrowing it? How do we voice our opinions without the fear of being torn down for not having the right to speak—that is, for not possessing a “valid” subjectivity so open to heterosexual white men? How can we practice listening to and interpreting the ideas and opinions of others without attacking them in the same way we might be attacked by those against whom we speak? In, short, I suppose, I find myself wondering how we might fight collectively against the systems keeping us down, without allowing ourselves to be divided by the system against which we fight.

I don’t think there are any simple answers to any of these questions. Nor do I think that any of the issues I’m referring to can be solved without a great deal of time and effort. But I do seriously believe that any changes must come from us, the people negatively affected by these practices. It seems to me we need to learn how to recognize every way that we are affected by these practices, every way that we perpetuate them, and pair this with an understanding that, while we will not all be able to agree on everything, everyone has something to offer, and we can make a change.

I read early that someone had tagged a post with “i think we’re all tired of being afraid.” I think this is right. And I think it’s time we do something about it.