Posts Tagged: feminism

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"When men say that they “love to see the woman underneath the makeup,” they’re not saying they want to see your leg stubble and greasy bangs—they’re saying they want you to be better at hiding your maintenance routine. Because the maintenance spoils the fantasy."


-Lindy West (via fourstorytantrum)

Every time one of my guy friends says they prefer women without makeup I give them the hardest fucking side-eye. Like, I definitely don’t really mind either way but, I’m pretty sure some of these dudes has scarcely seen a woman without makeup.

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perfect hair, perfect words

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A friend of mine asked me to doodle things she could stick on her guitar whenever we see each other, and, being that we’re both Sailor Moon fans, this is my first contribution. No watermarks because I’m trusting you guys (also, because I’m laaaazy).

The text reads: “one day my prince will come - so I can save his ass”

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"Animating female characters are extremely difficult. They have to go through a range of emotions, and having a film with two female characters and building distinguishing aspects was hard."


Michael Lee on animating Frozen

So that’s their (blatantly misogynistic) excuse for scrapping all but two of the female characters; that they’re too hard to animate? Those emotional female characters, they’re all the same, right? Here’s a hint: their “femaleness” isn’t what’s making them indistinguishable.


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I read this in the most whiny baby voice imaginable

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An animator actually saying out loud that he thinks all women are the same.  

Just like most storytellers who actually get their work funded in this patriarchal society of ours, he thinks women are just not worth getting to know for real.  Men are easy to imagine all kinds of traits and differences for.  Men are varied and rich with interesting thoughts and every kind of man is pleasing to see on the screen whether he’s big or small or dark or light or handsome or goofy or just interesting-looking.  Women are only worth putting on the screen if they are young white blonde pretty things, and aren’t they all just the same??????

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i dont even give a shit about this frozen stuff but this statement makes me so fucking angry

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things that are really hard to animate but worth investing the time and energy and creativity and technological innovation and money in to make sure they’re portrayed as close to life as possible:

  • all the fur on a bunch of monsters
  • all the feathers in a flock of birds
  • all the leaves in a forest
  • all the corn in a field
  • all the sand in a desert
  • all the bricks in a city
  • all the snowflakes in a blizzard

things that are not worth it:

  • women

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I’m. I. I don’t.

Do a google image search for Charlotte La Bouff

Just. Like I know she’s a “sidekick” or whatever but hearing that ladies are hard to animate because you have to keep them “pretty” is. Well. I just don’t know.


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THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people.madlori

Modeled on this post. This quote needed a gifset that featured a more diverse group of women. Because my takeaway from Lori’s marvelous answer (seriously, go read all of it) is that representation fucking matters and that great female characters do not—and should not—fit into the same cookie cutter mold. Because actual women are not one size fits all. And the irony of having that message cross my dash repeatedly with exclusively young, white, straight, cis women who match a prescriptive definition of beauty was getting to me.

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"[F]or the first several years the SAT was offered, males scored higher than females on the Math section but females achieved higher scores on the Verbal section. ETS policy-makers determined that the Verbal test needed to be “balanced” more in favor of males, and added questions pertaining to politics, business and sports to the Verbal portion. Since that time, males have outscored females on both the Math and Verbal sections. Dwyer notes that no similar effort has been made to “balance” the Math section, and concludes that, “It could be done, but it has not been, and I believe that probably an unconscious form of sexism underlies this pattern. When females show the superior performance, ‘balancing’ is required; when males show the superior performance, no adjustments are necessary.” "


“Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”, (via vaginawoolf)

We were told our English Lang GCSEs were often about sport or politics because boys often underperformed in that exam. I can’t even fathom the number of things wrong with this kind of thinking.

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And there’s nothing unconscious about that kind of sexism.

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A L B: Am I a hypocrite for professing self love while wearing 5 inch heels?


The fact of the matter is this: when we put on make-up & fancy clothes & high heels & go out into society, we are rewarded for that behaviour. This is called “beauty privilege”. Beauty privilege presents itself in all manner of forms — your barista might give you a free coffee, you might be…

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