19% of prime time television characters are non-human while only 17% are women
A Profile of Americans’ Media Use and Political Socialization Effects: television and the Internet’s relationship to social connectedness in the USA ― Daniel German & Caitlin Lally
There are more “non-humans” on TV than women. Talk about unequal gender representation in the media.
in 7th grade we had this german teacher who immigrated to america from Germany about 23 years ago and one guy in my class thought it would be funny to ask him “Hey, because you’re german does that make you a Nazi?” and in a very thick german accent he replies “Hey, because you’re a white american boy, does that make you a slaveholder?” and the kid never tried to be funny in that class again
And this is how you shade a stereotype that is so outplayed. This is why Community is best
When you think you’re going to really hate a character but you end up liking them a lot
when you think you’re going to really like a character but you end up hating them a lot
It really bugs me when you hear young kids being sexist or racist or homophobic because like they’re just kids and they’ve already been infected with other people’s bullshit.
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet.
…Humanity requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. So why are we viewed as less than equal? These old attitudes are drilled into us from the very beginning. We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
No woman wants an abortion like she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion like an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg.
Libraries Aren’t Dead, and Your Librarian Knows More About the Internet than You Do
History, Wells College
"The Effects of Digitization and the Internet on Libraries and Librarians"
Chimamanda Adichie - The Danger of a Single Story (TED Talks 2009)
Tell me again, what did you say about representation not being important?
This gifset goes perfectly with an article I just read. This is why media representation is so important. Because it brainwashes our children to not even see themselves in their OWN stories.
Just read Adichie’s new novel Americanah, which I highly recommend. Great book, and not too much weather in it.
Here’s the reason i need feminism. I went to a party not long ago with some good friends, and i met a guy who couldn’t understand i didn’t want him - he kept coming at me, saying things like: “you want it, you just don’t know it ‘till i give it to you” and “fucking whore, you’ve slept with half the men in here, it’s only fair i get some too”.
I felt imensely uncomfortable, and i tried getting away from him - i was really scared, to be honest.
I ended up with going into the kitchen to Call my parents and tell them to come and get me, when he came from behind and grabbed me hard on my breasts, telling me i DESERVED what i got. He twisted my breasts so hard i have huge bruises, both underneath and on top of my breasts; including some hard bitemarks on my arms, neck and shoulders.
A friend came and saw it, and helped me get out, but i’m still scared and uncomfortable.
I’m sick of THIS. Of men (granted, only a few) thinking they hear yes when i say no.
I need to make it clear that this happens. I could have gotten raped, if not for my friend helping me out.
And it’s scary.
I’m begging you, reblog this or do SOMETHING so people can see that this happens; the police told me it didn’t “count as sexual assault, seeing he didn’t penetrate me, and because it has been two days, they can’t do anything, because his DNA would have been washed off by now”.
Please, let people know that feminism isn’t just women wanting to get a hugger paycheck, or just saying these things; IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME AND IT HURTS AND IT IS SCARY TO BE A PART OF.
Feminism means every woman has the right to choose how she wants to dress..
Don’t tell other women how to dress, mind your own fucking business!
i’m a veiled muslim girl and let me tell you something
i wore the veil because I WANTED to, not because someone forced me. our holy book states that once you get your period, you should cover your hair. some women are 60 and still haven’t worn it. when i reached puberty, i went to my parents and I TOLD THEM that i want to wear it. my parents thought it was too early, but i insisted because this is something that i feel is right.
so don’t go on saying that we’re oppressed. some families do oppress the females, but we’re not ALL like that.
not every woman wearing a veil is oppressed. we just chose to wear that veil like you chose to wear that tiny black dress last night.
if a woman is free to not cover up her body, then why is she not free to cover it up, too?