Sociologists use the term “androcentrism” to refer to a new kind of sexism, one that replaces the favoring of men over women with the favoring of masculinity over femininity. According to the rules of androcentrism, men and women alike are rewarded, but only insofar as they are masculine (e.g., they play sports, drink whiskey, and are lawyers or surgeons w00t!). Meanwhile, men are punished for doing femininity and women… well, women are required to do femininity and simultaneously punished for it.

Androcentrism: It’s Okay to Be a Boy, but Being a Girl… » Sociological Images

I think the ‘women are required to do femininity and simultaneously punished for it’ bit sums up 90% of sexism in one sentence. (via shashirosa)

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paperandair:

Because they will try to convince us that we have arrived,that we are already there, that it has happened. Because we need to live in the place where we are truly alive, present, safe and accounted for. Because we refuse to allow our writing, songs, art, activism and political histories to be suppressed or stolen. Because we refuse to be embarrassed about the mistakes and faults and choose to move forward with a political agenda bent on the freedom of all. 

cinefamily:

Jake Fogelnest screens Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

Friday, April 4th. Midnight. 

GET TICKETS.

fem-punk:

“Commit to the revolution as a method of psychological and physical survival” -Kathleen Hanna

“You learn that the only way to get rock-star power as a girl is to be a groupie and bare your breasts and get chosen for the night. We learn that the only way to get anywhere is through men. And it’s a lie.” -Kathleen Hanna

prettymuchanythingiknow:

Bob’s Burgers Meet Magnetic Fields and Kenny Mellman of The Julie Ruin.  How is this not awesomeness defined?