An MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Notre Dame. I live with my boyfriend, poet Robert Bruno, and our two cats: TaMolly and Rocket.

you make it so hard to be a modern postfeminist

—spencer hastings to her boyfriend/me to everyone (via rgr-pop)

Some Handy Examples of How Non-Sex Working Feminists Can Aid in Critiquing the Sex Industry

  • Your women's studies prof: Class, do you think pornography enables male entitlement?
  • You: Well, according to this essay I read by someone who does porn, it doesn't make a lot of sense to just critique it as a piece of media + not a site + product of highly stigmatized labor. So, yes, it does, but that may largely be beside the point of where and how male violence occurs in relation to pornography.
  • That lady at your local NOW chapter: It is WRONG for men to purchase sex, therefore we must make it illegal.
  • You: I agree that capitalist conditions create coercive and abusive situations for those in the sex industry, but carceral solutions don't address that underlying issue.
  • Your younger sister: *points at a Maxim magazine cover* Isn't it wrong that there are all these sexualized pictures of women everywhere?
  • You: It's wrong that the male gaze is all-pervasive and our idea of the ideal woman is profoundly racist, sizeist, ableist, and cissexist. It's also wrong that these images exist within the context of a violent patriarchal culture, but the images themselves are not wrong.
  • Some rando in your ask box: How do we end the abuse of people in the sex industries?
  • You: Let me link you to this blog by sex workers advocating for workers' rights.
  • Your boyfriend: Why is there so much bad sex in porn?
  • You: Let me show you this essay on porn by a sex worker.
  • Your girlfriend: Stripping is exploitative.
  • You: Let me show you this academic article written by a stripper.
  • Your aunt: Dominatrices probably think they're empowered but really--
  • You: Here's a thing written by a sex worker.
  • Your grandpa: Prostitution--
  • You: Here's a thing written by a sex worker.
  • Your cat:
  • You: Good point, let me read you this issue of Prose & Lore out loud.
  • You: *signal boosts our words + shows up at rallies + emails legislators + gives orgs like Abeni + Sex Workers Project all your damn money*
thefrogman:

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Me trying to get through the day

thefrogman:

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Me trying to get through the day

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bathingwithlucifer:

literally representation of society

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Don’t get too high and mighty, ladies. Don’t step out of line. Don’t do anything to upset or disappoint men who feel entitled to your time, bodies, affection or attention. Your bared body can always be used as a weapon against you. You bared body can always be used to shame and humiliate you. Your bared body is at once desired and loathed.

daughtersofdig:

Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture by Danielle Seewalker for Marie Claire UK

Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture.

Meet the women leading that fight: http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/547176/meet-the-generation-of-incredible-native-american-women-fighting-to-preserve-their-culture.html#y5UioxWL1hQHhom1.01

cheeseandsarcasm:

Flawless logic.

cheeseandsarcasm:

Flawless logic.

autisticlynx:

manshamer:

afro-dominicano:

darvinasafo:

Just like in the Eric Garner situation…

these people need to be heard and defended.

holy shit they actually charged him w filing a false police report bc they didnt like what he said

dorian johnson is his name
(the alleged theft was years ago and police are bringing it up now just to make him look bad. the false police report bit refers to the current situation)

autisticlynx:

manshamer:

afro-dominicano:

darvinasafo:

Just like in the Eric Garner situation…

these people need to be heard and defended.

holy shit they actually charged him w filing a false police report bc they didnt like what he said

dorian johnson is his name

(the alleged theft was years ago and police are bringing it up now just to make him look bad. the false police report bit refers to the current situation)

the-uncensored-she:

the-goddamazon:

Yo Nicki is legit fed up with people talking about her ass, though. Look at her face yo. She is genuinely INSULTED and not having it.

Like this is a woman who just likes what she does and all anyone can ever focus on is her fucking ass and the fact she got ass shots or whatever. She’s not stupid. Give it a fucking rest.

James Franco is a piece of shit. Because the only “value” or “talent” a Black woman could ever possess is her body or her ass, am I right? Fuck Franco and people who spout the same shit.

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bronyparctears:

*white dude voice* Let’s take a look at the dictionary definition, shall we?

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My name is not Annie. It’s Quvenzhané.

Quvenzhané Wallis (then age 9) correcting an AP Reporter who said she was “just going to call her Annie” instead of learning how to pronounce her name. Never forget.  (via thechanelmuse)

Anonymous asked:

is it racist when someone says i hate white people?

yoisthisracist:

Yeah, I heard this is why white people make less money, are disproportionately targeted by the justice system and have fewer educational opportunities.