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Posts tagged "power"


“Never in history did the rich and powerful give up their privileges voluntarily.”

(via guerrillafeminism)

Human societies — all human societies — organize and control social behaviors, and all sexual behavior between humans is also social behavior. Both “virgin” and “heterosexual” are ideological tools that are useful in organizing and controlling particular kinds of sexual behavior and helping to shape social reality.

Different cultures and different eras within a single culture may prioritize different aspects of social behavior at given times, and seek to shape and control them in different ways, but there are always conceptual and ideological tools that are used to do that. ”Virgin” and “heterosexual” are two very powerful tools of this type, and their power is evident in, among other things, the degree to which they go unquestioned.

Hanne Blank (via hellyeahscarleteen)

Forever reblog. How powerful is this?


Does my sexiness upset you?

Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Maya Angelou, Still I Rise

(via sexstainability)



This is probably my favorite spoken word performance relating to feminism addressing the issue of rape. 

“Because god knows that the hottest place in hell is reserved for the people who did nothing”

AMEN. Your silence will not protect you. I don’t want to be the loudest person or the most hated, I just don’t want to have to make up for everyone who is silenced by fear of speaking up.

This is pretty amazing. “Acknowledge that this problem is your problem too as long as your daughters and sisters and lovers are scared to walk alone at night.”