"Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’"

Lena Dunham, in an interview with The Guardian (x)

(My reblogging of this is not an endorsement of her TV show, which I find unwatchable - but I do endorse her spirit.)

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Reblogged from obscenester with 217,674 notes / Lena Dunham Feminism 

bikinipowerbottom:

"She’s really pretty for a black girl"

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“He’s really cool for a gay guy”

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“She’s doing really well for a woman”

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policymic:

Happy 80th Birthday Gloria Steinem! 19 of her quotes that still resonate today

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Reblogged from thenthwave with 1,220 notes / Gloria Steinem Feminism 

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"So anyway, all I wanted to do was be in bands. That’s all I wanted to do. I was so bummed out because rock bands do not want girls in their band at all. There were just no girls in the band in Dayton, Ohio. Even Pollard from Guided By Voices would say ‘no bleeders.’ And he’s acting like he’s joking but everyone knows he’s not joking. ‘No bleeders in the band.’ So I always just wanted to be in bands and no one around here would play."

Kim Deal (The Pixies/The Breeders) recalls her early days playing music (via stereogum)

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mishawinsexster:

Cate Blanchett wins the Oscars on more than one level

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Reblogged from honey-blowlitely with 71,725 notes / FEMINISM 


"Mae West came like a rainfall, a veritable torrent upon a dry desert. Here, unmistakable, whatever one might think of her art, was a woman, a female. No little dried-up cutie, no pretty little narrow-shouldered skeleton of a chicken, no parched and skinny pseudo-vamp, no trumped up, artificial siren, but a good, large, full, round, old-time 1890 woman, with a ‘woman’ up and down and side-wise written plainly on her every figure - and all other places." - George Jean Nathan on Mae West.

"Mae West came like a rainfall, a veritable torrent upon a dry desert. Here, unmistakable, whatever one might think of her art, was a woman, a female. No little dried-up cutie, no pretty little narrow-shouldered skeleton of a chicken, no parched and skinny pseudo-vamp, no trumped up, artificial siren, but a good, large, full, round, old-time 1890 woman, with a ‘woman’ up and down and side-wise written plainly on her every figure - and all other places." - George Jean Nathan on Mae West.

"Look, if posing naked were empowering, then the rich men who run the world would be lining up for it. We would be awash in naked dick shots of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates and Barack Obama; magazines would be filled with male politicians and financiers and moguls with their bits hanging out. Softly lit, perhaps; head coyly tilted, bunny tail on the ass. Power."

http://www.reclusiveleftist.com (via castlebob)

petribitch:

Audre Lorde, Caribbean-American poet, writer, feminist and Civil Rights activist.

petribitch:

Audre Lorde, Caribbean-American poet, writer, feminist and Civil Rights activist.

Reblogged from gaywitches with 5,414 notes / Audre Lorde Feminism 

midwest-monster:

supermodelgif:

queen cate

Ugh YES

midwest-monster:

supermodelgif:

queen cate

Ugh YES

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Reblogged from mudwerks with 686 notes / GIF Feminism 

doriansennui:

thelittleliestold:

Ad from India which shows men how creepy they are when looking at women. 

fucking spot on

I like how the ladies in the ad are all wearing different kinds of clothing too from fully covered up to not.

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17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?

…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.

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Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women

Seriously, go listen to this.

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