justin-john:

wtfhistory:

theshewomanboyhatersclub:

jesuisuneetoile:

THIS IS MARRIAGE!!

Thats right!

Permission to be a bad ass. Nod.

He looks back at the guy like, “SEE THAT? SHE SAID YES. YOU’RE SO FUCKED.”

Like, guys. Sparta was so kick ASS sometimes when it came to women. Spartan women were given these small knives so that if their husbands came home and tried to hit them or assault them, they had a weapon within reach. That weapon was for CUTTING THEIR HUSBANDS’ FUCKING FACES so that when he went out in public everyone would know he was an asshole, abusing jerkface and they would publicly shame him.

I DID NOT KNOW THAT THAT IS GREAT

LET’S JUST TALK ABOUT SPARTAN WOMEN FOR A SECOND.

In Sparta, women could own land and were considered citizens. THAT IS A HUGE BIG FUCKING DEAL. Why? Because that was RARE AS FUCK and there are lots of places TODAY where women don’t even get that much.

Divorce was totally fine, and a woman could expect to keep her own wealth and get custody of the kids because paternal lineage wasn’t very important. And it didn’t make her a pariah! She could totally remarry, no big deal at all.

Spartan women participated in some fuckin’ badass sporting events, too. And because they were expected to be as physically fit as the Spartan menfolk (who all had to serve compulsory military duties, btw, and couldn’t marry until they finished them at thirty) they didn’t have time for lots of swishy dresses. So they wore notoriously short skirts. According to some accounts, their thighs were visible at all times. HOLY SHIT. 

Also, In Sparta men only got their names on their graves if they died in battle. And women? Women only got their names on their graves if they died in childbirth. THE SPARTANS COMPARED CHILDBIRTH TO FUCKING BATTLE AND IT WAS VIEWED AS A GODDAMN BADASS AND HONORABLE WAY TO GO OUT.

FUCKING SPARTAN WOMEN. THIS DUDE HAD FUCKIN’ BETTER MAKE SURE SHE’S COOL WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING, IF HE KNOWS WHAT’S FUCKIN’ GOOD FOR HIM.

^^ I throughly enjoyed the history lesson dashed with the colorful adjectives.

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thequeenandthephoenix:

kiichu:

shawtyimmaonlytellyouthisonce:

so i went on the american apparel site today

looking at the socks

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for reference

here’s one of the pictures for men’s socks

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seriously i’m not one to complain about sexism much but i just looked on this site and??

headwear

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what

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THE FUCK IS THIS???

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also BAGS AND WALLEtS???

male:

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female:

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????????????????????? I DON’T FUCKING GET IT????

"gendered marketing doesn’t exist!! shut up femenazi"

I just had the experience of buying a tailored suit for the first time. After viewing this, it strikes me how much men’s clothing is all about empowering us; I had an all around great time and felt like I could take on anything by by the sheer dazzling shine of my well fitting shirt. I felt like an agent. It seems that marketing to women is much more about vulnerability. The woman’s agency in these images is only in her appeal to the gaze of the real wielder of power: the man.

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spacegrizzly asked: Hiya hello, Really diggin your blog and how informative it is. Anyway, as a guy, just curious as to why I should call myself a feminist ally and not a feminist. Or if you could just give me a concrete definition of the word "feminist" that'd be super helpful, thankyou thankyou

misandry-mermaid:

Feminism as a movement is not about prioritizing the feelings of cis men as above or equal to our own.  You are welcome to be an ally for us.  But calling yourself feminist is invading a movement that was not made for you and in which your voice is not necessary and often not wanted.  It is male privilege to think you are entitled to join and gain a title in any club, group or movement you want.  I’ve noticed that cis men who insist on being called “feminists” rather than “feminist allies” put their own feelings and need for legitimacy/validation above the actual goals and priorities of feminism.  Feminist can be used as an adjective/descriptive term for men, like “I met a guy who seemed very feminist.”  Or “He has some strong feminist beliefs”.   A man could say “I believe in feminism”.  But to adopt the title of feminist is appropriation of a movement that has been built on and by the suffering of women and other people who experience gender-based oppression.  Basically, if a man says he’s a feminist and, when asked by us to call himself a “feminist ally” instead, he refuses, he proves that he doesn’t actually care about women or our needs and feelings, and he has no right to be involved in feminism in any way. 

It is with a full sense of irony that I say I (cisgendered hetero male) don’t think I can agree 100% with this post. Doesn’t  language belong to all of us? Misandry Mermaid has said previously that “Men have a lot of privileges that NO ONE should have, not even oppressed groups.” I think a monopoly on language use — including the policing of who gets to be a feminist — is one of these privileges. Another sticky wicket is that by limiting the term to women you have to decide who gets to be a woman for the purposes of feminist self-identification. What about transmen? All that said, I fully acknowledge that it costs me nothing (besides two more syllables) to use the term “feminist ally” instead, so I can see how it would be, ahem, “dickish” to insist on “feminist” as an appellation in the face of requests to desist. This dialectic is all part of the social exchange that is language. Perhaps it is best to acknowledge that the identity of a feminist is an open question.

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Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania

The Friendzoner vs The Nice Guy - Imgur

I once asked a friend if she wanted to be more than friends. She didn’t. We’re still friends and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Friendzoner vs The Nice Guy - Imgur

I once asked a friend if she wanted to be more than friends. She didn’t. We’re still friends and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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littlevulpix:

THAT’S SO FREAKING CUTE SOMEHOW

littlevulpix:

THAT’S SO FREAKING CUTE SOMEHOW

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