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“He was one of the most attentive husbands I’ve ever seen and one of the most devoted… I’ve never seen two people more completely in love as they were. I’ve never seen any two people that seemed to be so completely one.” — Virginia Durr

(Source: courtneyhasatumblr, via fineoldconflicts)

We Have to Stop Talking About “Having It All”

"This moral vision and ethical system has taken an all but fatal pounding since the early 1980s. Its antithesis — radical individualism — has proven the most tenacious enemy of women’s achieving economic equity and of families’ achieving a widely-shared and sustainable level of well-being. But this collectively-minded, forward-looking, moral focus of feminism has always been ignored by the media, which has forever packaged the movement for women’s rights as one focused on individual women’s self-contained goals, their private concerns with reproductive freedom, relationship equality and career success, personal fulfillment and the like. These individualistic goals — dismissed by the same media as markers of “privilege” — were never the main focus of actual feminist activism. The “Superwoman” ideal was always viewed as a threat, not a form of heroics. (“We have to kill off superwoman,” Gloria Steinem told the Today show in 1992, looking back on 20 years of Ms. Magazine and the changing society it charted. “It was not invented by the women’s movement. It was invented by the adversaries of the women’s movement.”)”

Judith Warner - ‘We have to stop talking about “Having it all” - http://ideas.time.com/2012/06/29/why-we-have-to-stop-talking-about-having-it-all/#ixzz2dHGZYdkT

I’m a human being who has made certain choices

Anthony Weiner’s Sexting Partner Sydney Leathers Reveals Her 10 Secrets For Seducing a Politician | xoJane

So, what happens when you throw in a blender all of these premises:

  • I chose my choice
  • I do what I want
  • Since I call myself a feminist, any and all of my actions are feminist
  • Feminism is whatever we want it to be as long as women get to choose what they do
  • We make money out of feminism
  • We run a media organization under the banner of feminism
  • We do not need to answer to anyone regarding ethics because the only ethics that count is that women should be able to choose what they want.
  • Sisterhood is a movie involving travelling pants, right?
  • We do not believe in nonsense like historic circumstances or social commentary. Everything happens only here and now. That’s the only historical, gender related social context you need.

What happens when you mix all these ideas together is that you end up with today’s post at xoJane: Sydney Leathers’ 10 secrets for seducing a politician.

(via redlightpolitics)

(via redlightpolitics)

Red Light Politics: H is for hubris, Hugo; S is for sordid, Schywzer

redlightpolitics:

I have stopped blogging, haven’t I? It wasn’t planned and it certainly doesn’t feel definite. Yet, I have a grand total of 5,678 unanswered emails. No hyperbole, this is the figure accumulated in all 4 of my mailboxes that I stopped checking a couple of months ago. In the past week I’ve gotten…

easternblocparty:

melyrepules:

nekem nem a divat mondja meg, én inkább megvárom a hercegem.

colours of budapest

To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”
Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader” (via queerintersectional)

(via femblr)

Alex Blandford: Clumsy language and equality

alexblandford:

Twitter has been a bit angry recently. If you’re a reader of left wing twitterers, bloggers and columnists you will likely have been privy to some of the most interesting changes in public feminist discourse since the early 90s. As ever with paradigmatic shift, it can leave people high and dry,…

“He was one of the most attentive husbands I’ve ever seen and one of the most devoted… I’ve never seen two people more completely in love as they were. I’ve never seen any two people that seemed to be so completely one.” — Virginia Durr

(Source: courtneyhasatumblr, via fineoldconflicts)

(Source: phattygirls, via thegist)

We Have to Stop Talking About “Having It All”

"This moral vision and ethical system has taken an all but fatal pounding since the early 1980s. Its antithesis — radical individualism — has proven the most tenacious enemy of women’s achieving economic equity and of families’ achieving a widely-shared and sustainable level of well-being. But this collectively-minded, forward-looking, moral focus of feminism has always been ignored by the media, which has forever packaged the movement for women’s rights as one focused on individual women’s self-contained goals, their private concerns with reproductive freedom, relationship equality and career success, personal fulfillment and the like. These individualistic goals — dismissed by the same media as markers of “privilege” — were never the main focus of actual feminist activism. The “Superwoman” ideal was always viewed as a threat, not a form of heroics. (“We have to kill off superwoman,” Gloria Steinem told the Today show in 1992, looking back on 20 years of Ms. Magazine and the changing society it charted. “It was not invented by the women’s movement. It was invented by the adversaries of the women’s movement.”)”

Judith Warner - ‘We have to stop talking about “Having it all” - http://ideas.time.com/2012/06/29/why-we-have-to-stop-talking-about-having-it-all/#ixzz2dHGZYdkT

I’m a human being who has made certain choices

Anthony Weiner’s Sexting Partner Sydney Leathers Reveals Her 10 Secrets For Seducing a Politician | xoJane

So, what happens when you throw in a blender all of these premises:

  • I chose my choice
  • I do what I want
  • Since I call myself a feminist, any and all of my actions are feminist
  • Feminism is whatever we want it to be as long as women get to choose what they do
  • We make money out of feminism
  • We run a media organization under the banner of feminism
  • We do not need to answer to anyone regarding ethics because the only ethics that count is that women should be able to choose what they want.
  • Sisterhood is a movie involving travelling pants, right?
  • We do not believe in nonsense like historic circumstances or social commentary. Everything happens only here and now. That’s the only historical, gender related social context you need.

What happens when you mix all these ideas together is that you end up with today’s post at xoJane: Sydney Leathers’ 10 secrets for seducing a politician.

(via redlightpolitics)

(via redlightpolitics)

Red Light Politics: H is for hubris, Hugo; S is for sordid, Schywzer

redlightpolitics:

I have stopped blogging, haven’t I? It wasn’t planned and it certainly doesn’t feel definite. Yet, I have a grand total of 5,678 unanswered emails. No hyperbole, this is the figure accumulated in all 4 of my mailboxes that I stopped checking a couple of months ago. In the past week I’ve gotten…

easternblocparty:

melyrepules:

nekem nem a divat mondja meg, én inkább megvárom a hercegem.

colours of budapest

To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”
Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader” (via queerintersectional)

(via femblr)

Alex Blandford: Clumsy language and equality

alexblandford:

Twitter has been a bit angry recently. If you’re a reader of left wing twitterers, bloggers and columnists you will likely have been privy to some of the most interesting changes in public feminist discourse since the early 90s. As ever with paradigmatic shift, it can leave people high and dry,…

We Have to Stop Talking About “Having It All”
"I’m a human being who has made certain choices"
"To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”"
when I complain to my friends on Twitter about a comment and invite them to respond
When a person writes a great post about a problem in the church and all the comments are complaining about the lack of “grace”

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