You are nothing without feminism. Self love and self acceptance.
— Laurel Hoodwrit (via milknephele)
I love how book lovers reward themselves with finishing a book by buying more books.
Sometimes we don’t even finish before buying more. We tend to congratulate our selves for buying books by buying more books.
Just gonna reblog Rhiannon forever because she gets me. She really gets me.
Lesson One: Proper Citation
Men get quoted using surnames
Marx, Foucault, Habermas
But my professor keeps referring to my favorite theorists as
Iris, Emma, Rosa
or, because pronouns are hard, they ask me trick questions like
“Is it Judith or Jack now?”
knowing full well the answer is Halberstam.
My female professors get cited as Ann and Vicky
in articles written by their colleagues because
We’re all friends here, right?
Lesson Two: Decorum
At my first college debate tournament the men talked over every speech I gave
“She needs her partner to do the work for her because she’s an idiot”
while the judge sat there pretending not to hear
until I yelled “Fuck you” in the middle of my last speech.
The judge docked me speaker points because
using swear words is very unladylike.
He used my prep time to tell me so.
Lesson Three: Panel Etiquette
My adviser gave a talk on the politics of eating together at a conference
and spent her entire Q&A fielding thinly veiled jabs and questions like
“What if you don’t have a table” while the audience talked over her.
“If you don’t have a table, you take a table,” she spoke into the mic.
And I wondered if I could expect to be called honey and sweetie and young lady
at panels and if I cut off the speakers midway through and say
Imma let you finish but don’t EVER call me anything but my name again
would they use my speech time to chastise me for swearing?
Lesson Four: Constructing Arguments
When you’re the only feminist in the department, wear a skirt that’s too short and a pin in your lapel that says “Keep Warm, Burn the Rich”.
When the straight men tell you they don’t understand queer theory, tell them queer theory doesn’t understand them.
When they insult your work, insult their arguments. Is that ~political~ enough?
Don’t wait your turn. You don’t have to be polite.
Take the fucking table because you have earned your fucking seat.
this school wasn’t meant for me to learn in // Rhiannon Love
15/30 is a day late SORRY I was drinking a milkshake and watching Fargo on FX.(via rhiannonloveisnotarobot) Rhiannon
— Millennials, when asked about plans for the future (via alwaysfaithfulterriblelizard)
Walked to the closest bar by myself with nothing but smokes and a book of Russian short stories. I can only think that I would be better suited with some science fiction tonight (and most nights, really.)
the part of the government shutdown that is most alarming to me is the fact that the WIC program (that helps new moms and parents get food for themselves and their babies) has about a week’s worth of funding left to run on and then it’s going to be shut down
that means there are going to be MOMS AND BABIES who are NOT EATING because A BUNCH OF WHITE MEN AREN’T DOING THEIR JOBS PROPERLY
and that is TERRIFYING AND DISGUSTING
rad rad rad