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What you will find here are mostly pictures of women doing all kinds of things. The goal is to show the reality of women's lives.

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Women hold up signs demanding equal rights during a demonstration for women’s liberation, New York City, circa 1968.

Women hold up signs demanding equal rights during a demonstration for women’s liberation, New York City, circa 1968.

(Source: latinamerican-worldfeminist)

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Among the side effects of women’s internalization of identity as ‘the Other’ is psychological paralysis. This arises from a general feeling of hopelessness, guilt, and anxiety over social disapproval. Such anxiety is well founded, for women attempting to express new consciousness do live in conflict with the mechanisms of social control, which include ridicule, insults, instant psychoanalysis expressed in such comments as ‘penis-envy,’ ‘man-hater,’ or ‘unfeminine.’ The beginning of overcoming this paralysis is outward action. […] Whatever the action chosen, in can open the way to a new pattern of activity, and it is the process itself of engaging in such activity that engenders hope. It brings opposition into the open, which means that aggressive energy can be turned outward instead of inward. Such action may reveal opponents (but, after all, this was already known and dreaded), but it also reveals allies and potential friends. The self-confidence that comes with this breakthrough to self-affirmation is qualitatively new, not to be confused with the confidence which comes with being ‘popular’ socially, or with being a competent writer, musician, or tennis player. It is the self-esteem that comes with affirming an undivided self.
words of en-couragement by Mary Daly, from Beyond God the Father (via octagon-surgeon)


The body must be freed, liberated, quite literally: from paint and girdles and all varieties of crap. Women must stop mutilating their bodies and start living in them. Perhaps the notion of beauty which will then organically emerge will be truly democratic and demonstrate a respect for human life in its infinite, and most honorable, variety.
Andrea Dworkin in ‘Woman Hating’ (via nanathefrog)




deviatesinc:

Audre Lorde, Staten Island, NY, 1987 
photo by Robert Giard

deviatesinc:

Audre Lorde, Staten Island, NY, 1987 

photo by Robert Giard

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lesbianseparatist:

Sinister Wisdom, winter/spring 1998. 

lesbianseparatist:

Sinister Wisdom, winter/spring 1998. 

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firstwavefeminist:

together we are strong

firstwavefeminist:

together we are strong

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we dont want equality under patriarchy, we want liberation from it.

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Women’s Liberation: the process and outcome of women becoming and being free of all forms of oppression wrought by the patriarchy, including but not limited to, all forms of rape (which is assumed to have happened unless the woman expressly gave consent and never rescinded it, in perpetuity); all forms of prostitution and sex slavery; all forms of indentured servitude, including those inherent in economic class, social caste, and heterosexual marriage; discrimination in wages, housing, employment, education, freedom of movement, freedom of association; femicide; mandatory pregnancy and motherhood; PIV sex; compliance with femininity and beauty standards; terrorism; war. Additionally, any movement about women’s or female liberation has to center the oppression of the most oppressed among us, nonwhite women, poor women, lesbians, etc., as a strategy to end the oppression of all women.
Definition of Women’s Liberation by No Anodyne

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thedaughtersofeve:

Egyptian Women IMOW - Voixmag
 M.I.N.D- Women in the Middle East fighting for their Rights.

thedaughtersofeve:

Egyptian Women IMOW - Voixmag

 M.I.N.D- Women in the Middle East fighting for their Rights.


Radical feminist theory was and is particularly revolutionary because it means a total transformation of male domination. So it means the removal of it at its most basic level. It means the total transformation of culture. It means for instance no respect for culture. And I’ve been writing recently about multiculturalism because my new book is on religion, called “Man’s Dominion: the Rise of Religion and the Eclipse of Women’s Rights” (which is coming out later this year). So I’ve been writing about how multiculturalism becomes multi-faithism and how there’s this requirement in multicultural society is to respect culture- which is of course completely impossible since all cultures are based upon the subordination of women and the creation of two different sexes and two different genders and the construction of oppression out of that. And that- if you walk in any street, just look at the way people are dressed , if you look at anything that’s going on on the television, the extraordinary length to which the expression of women’s subordination and men’s domination go is immediately clear to you and that’s in major cities of the western world that I’m talking about. So of course the radical feminist critique is about overthrowing that deep, deeply cultural construction of women’s subordination. Its perhaps clearest on an everyday level, in what women are required to wear. The showing of their bodies: the short skirts, the shaved legs, the high-heeled shoes. The extraordinary lengths to which they have to go to punish and be cruel to their own bodies and be degraded in public places.

Now that’s very very clearly about male domination as far as I can see. But it cannot be recognized. It simply cannot be recognized. So that, there’s a tremendous forgetfulness of the construction of what is these days is called “gender”. Of course I would call it “sexual oppression” I think is that is probably a more reasonable way of looking at it. And its strongest manifestation of course takes place in what’s called “transgenderism” which is a practice in which persons who do not adhere to the correctly gendered practices that have been placed upon the biological sex are considered to have something called Gender Identity Disorder and they’re expected to cross over into the other sex. Not criticize the gendered system as it exists, because that’s unthinkable but to make some kind of “journey” by mutilating their bodies and taking dangerous drugs for the rest of their lives in order to supposedly represent the opposite sex.

Now that shows to us how clearly, and to what an extraordinary depth the idea that there are two genders, with different behaviors, constructed from how different we are biologically has entered culture. Because of course,it doesn’t make sense. I mean, I don’t have a gender. I’ve no intention of having a gender. I don’t do masculinity which is the behavior of male dominance, and I don’t do femininity which is the behavior of female subordination, women’s subordination. I hope to engage in human behavior and I hope at some point in the future everybody will be able to do that too, but gender I definitely do not have. I am a conscientious objector to gender as I would be indeed to being drafted into the military – and I see these things as having some connections (laughs).

So, the problem with transgenderism – which is obviously an expression of men’s sexual rights as well of course( it’s very much about the right to be sexually excited by female clothing, and subordination and so on). But it also comes out of the gendered system. And it means that in order to support transgenderism , gender has to be supported. So the subordination of women has to be supported in order for transgenderism to be supported. Transgender as a phenomenon is the clearest possible indication of the strength of the structures of the male domination going on right now.

Sheila Jeffreys interview with Meghan Murphy from the F word (via strangerthanheartbreak)

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Feminism works to dismantle gender because it’s a hierarchy (not a binary) that sets men over women.
from the comments somewhere in blog land. This really made me think. Yes. A hierarchy, not a binary. So basic, but so crucial. (via blinko)


A woman who says that prostitution is fine, yet accepts unemployment over prostitution in her own life, may say what she likes – what she has demonstrated is that it is not fine.
Let us remember that actions speak louder than words, and that the insincerity of such women is clearly expressed when they shape their lives so as to communicate ‘prostitution is fine… but not for me’.

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