radfemfairy

bootsnblossoms:

femininefreak:

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

Both by Dan Bagan

Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

These are women are who I always wanted to be.

scaredradfem

artworldspooky:

Adult women calling teenage girls who happen to be radfems abusers is fucking disgusting

Do you know how much bullkshit gets heaped on teenage girls fucking DAILY and then you call us abusers for getting sick of constantly having gender violently forced on us and call us abusers for being sick of it and wanting out?? It’s obviously not that great of an ideology but come the FUCK on

Your head is so far up your fucking ass that you call a teenage rape victim an abuser

Your political ideology is nothing but garbage and vile and hatred towards women who don’t agree with you and that includes trans women who don’t buy into your garbage

If you really wanted to fucking fight transphobia look at the fucking men who commit violent acts against trans women instead of harassing fucking teenage girls raped literally two days ago who need support and help jesus FUCKING christ

scaredradfem

vegetablearian:

men always say ‘but where is the thing for MEN!?!?’ about anything women have done for women: whether that Nigerian woman training women mechanics, or a shelter, or anything at all

and i used to think it was almost funny in a way because well, look at them, acting like it came from the sky or something - if you want it for men, go and make it for them yourself! women won’t stop you

but it’s worse than that, it’s worse than ‘well women have one so why don’t men?!?!’. they’re totally aware that women have done this for women, and that’s WHY they are saying ‘do it for men’, because they think women exist to do things for men, and if a woman is able to do it for women, she has no excuse not to do it for them. they see it as aggression on her part, because she has something to give and won’t give it to them, and men see women withholding things from men as aggression. and that is why they get aggressive about it. they truly feel that she, by doing something for women, has done something violent to men, so they can retaliate. it’s also why they would rather put their energy into destroying things women have done for women than into doing things themselves for men, because it’s not about what men lack, it’s about what women have and are doing for one another

scaredradfem

Anonymous asked:

"That means that on average, trans women were raised with male privilege." Does this mean you agree that some trans women don't have male privilege, or at least not very much, such as passing early transitioners? Some start as early as 6 or 7 (or earlier) and while it's a different story whether this is morally acceptable or not, I just don't see how such early transitioners have male privilege in any meaningful way, even if they were born with a penis.

snowflakeespecial answered:

I hate hypotheticals because I don’t think they’re helpful in understanding the world. But here’s what I will say. When I watched the videos of transkid Jazz with her parents, I couldn’t help reading everyone’s behavior as “Look at how special our son is.” When little girls are celebrated, it’s usually because they’re behaving in a way that pleases everyone - think child beauty pageants, little girls doing gymnastics, etc. When boys are celebrated, it’s more likely because they’re different and unusual. As a culture, we celebrate outcast and outlier males because being an outlier is a male prerogative (think: the anti-hero, the lone wolf, the genius who failed algebra etc).

In contrast, when I’ve seen videos of ftm transkids, the parents seem to be doing a lot less celebration and a lot more justification. There’s a lot more focus on “my child is normal now” and a lot less of the “how special”.

And what I’m saying is that however you want to dress up what’s happening in the language of gender, a person born male is being celebrated for being exceptional and different, and a person born female is being normalized by claims that they are actually male. And when you look at it like that, it seems kind of like status-quo male privilege and status-quo sexism to me!

terfosaurus-rex:

snowflake especial is a treasure. I never would have noticed this dynamic.

inthirst
micdotcom:

Nigeria officially beat Ebola — Here’s how 

After 42 days without a newly reported case, Nigeria is officially Ebola free, the World Health Organization announced Monday, less than a week after Senegal also surpassed twice the disease’s maximum incubation period.
Nigeria is a  ”spectacular success story,” WHO Country Director Rui Gama Vaz said in a press conference in the capital of Abuja earlier Monday.
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micdotcom:

Nigeria officially beat Ebola — Here’s how 

After 42 days without a newly reported case, Nigeria is officially Ebola free, the World Health Organization announced Monday, less than a week after Senegal also surpassed twice the disease’s maximum incubation period.

Nigeria is a  ”spectacular success story,” WHO Country Director Rui Gama Vaz said in a press conference in the capital of Abuja earlier Monday.

"But we must be clear that we only won a battle" | Follow micdotcom