Olympic Swimmer Criticized For Her Weight
internal-acceptance-movement: Australian swimmer Leisel Jones qualified for her first Olympics when she was fourteen years old. Fourteen. She was in ninth grade. She was a phenom, a prodigy, and she won two silver medals at those Games. She now has three Olympic golds, four Olympic silvers, and a bronze medal just for funsies. She also owns a few world records. Now, at twenty-six, she’s...
aboutmaleprivilege: male privilege is ryan lochte responding to ye shiwen’s record-beating swim by saying “it was pretty impressive. and it was a female. she’s fast. if she was there with me, i don’t know, she might have beat me.” lochte swam his final 50 meters in 29.10 seconds. ye swam it in 28.93. motherfucker, she DID BEAT YOU.
stfuconservatives: madhdler: mittromneyfanfiction: It really pisses me off how fighting for being treated like a human being is now labelled as ‘social justice’ like it’s some optional clique you can just join rather than it being a struggle you have to fight daily. #it’s awkward how tumblr has made social justice a slur THIS. Seeing someone bitch about “~*the tumblr SJ community*~” is...
The real struggle…is about you: you, a person who has to learn to live in the...– Caroline Knapp (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Record labels won't share Pirate Bay winnings with...
“The record labels that successfully sued The Pirate Bay for millions on the grounds that the network had infringed upon artists’ copyrights have announced that it will not share any of the money it receives from the suit with those artists. Instead, the money will be used to bankroll more “enforcement” — that is, salaries and fees for people who work for the industry...
iamateenagefeminist: iamateenagefeminist: I don’t know if you know but the woman who won the gold in women’s skeet today was an American who shot 99 out of 100 targets. Like skeet is where they throw the mother fucking targets in the air and you have to shoot them as they come down. And this baddass lady hit 99 out of the 100 targets thrown. That’s the most badass thing I’ve ever...
darkjez: virginclub: tell me about my white privilege while you get scholarships just for being a minority Another thing that I just enjoy so much about privilege-denying, racist white folks’ arguments on Affirmative Action (besides the whole neglecting to acknowledge that white women have been & are the overwhelming beneficiaries of AA thing) is that they think this ONE concession...
Feminist Problem #38
feminist-problems: When people get upset at you for telling them that they’re sexist.
Feminist Problem #39
feminist-problems: When there are no men in your gender studies classes.
Feminist Problem #40
feminist-problems: Realizing how problematic you used to be (and still are).
Feminist Problems #5
feminist-problems: People who forget that feminism is about equality for everyone and not a pissing match about who is more oppressed and therefore has a more valid opinion. Submitted by anonymous
Are too many Democratic voters sleepwalking away from our democracy this...– Charles M. Blow in his column, Where’s the Outrage? - NYTimes.com (via bohemiansouth)
Terror in Anaheim →
Last weekend, news cameras zoomed in on a theater in Aurora, where many moviegoers were shot down, apparently by a gunman trying to act out a crazed fantasy. While the mass killing reignited a nationwide debate on gun control, a different, but similar, tragedy unfolded not too far away in Anaheim, California. The difference was that this time, the cops did the shooting. And while the victims of...