From the Fringes of Sleeplessness

cocoastripper:

queer-punk:

WE NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE WHEN LANCE ARMSTRONG GOT CANCER AND LOST A TESTICLE IT WAS ALL ABOUT HIS HEALTH AND HOW INSPIRATIONAL HE WAS BUT WHEN ANGELINA JOLIE GETS A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY TO PREVENT HERSELF FROM GETTING CANCER, IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW SHE WON’T BE A SEX SYMBOL ANYMORE AND HOW MEN ARE OFFENDED CAUSE SHE WON’T BE AN OBJECT FOR THEM 

I’m pretty sure I reblog this already but this need to be reblog again

crookednose:

minimum wage doesn’t even TOUCH a living wage, racism and sexism are alive and well, children are killed in schools on a regular basis, those who make it to college end up with hundreds of thousands in debt, our basic rights are being stripped from us daily, and adults actually believe that SELFIES are the cause for this generation’s demise

lierdumoa:

iwatchforsasha:

Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them

That second to last panel is chilling.

floozys:

you can’t pick which girls get to be a part of your self acceptance movement you can’t say you want girls to love themselves but not fat girls because they need to lose weight or that girls deserve respect but then turn around and not respect trans girl’s identities, you don’t get to choose which girls do or don’t get to be apart of the self acceptance movement, you’re either in it for all of us or none of us  

naturalmomma:

Why are guys so obsessed with their dicks? We’ll be like “Mothers have the right to breastfeed their baby in public!” And without fail, dudes chime in with, “Does that mean I can pull my dick out in public? Can I urinate in public?” Chill the fuck out. This isn’t about your dick. You are already allowed to have your nipples out in public, sit the fuck down.

Urgh.

gailsimone:

I read this stuff all the time, just in passing as it comes across my transom, and generally, it’s so off-the-mark, I don’t pay attention, but I just read a thing about how I should ‘stop talking about feminism all the time.’

Guyguy, seriously, now.

Do you think we actually WANT to carry this tag around every day?  Do you think we all WANT to be seen as outsiders all the time? 

We didn’t make that happen. That was not our choice. That was the gameboard we were all given and there are a lot of people of all genders trying to fix that, or at least adjust it so that we all can play. I am doing fine. But there’s a lot of people who still feel excluded. 

And believe me, most of us will be delighted when we can set the extra burden down and not really have to think about it or bring it up anymore, because it’s a moot issue. 

But we’re still a ways from that, right?

I am dealing with it the best way I know how, as are most of the women in comics I know,  and I believe it’s made some difference. I believe things are getting better. 

We’re just not THERE,  yet.

Here’s a general rule. When an insult is directed at a woman, consider how it would have sounded directed at a man. If the result is ridiculous, then it’s probably sexist.