1. darrynek:

    reblog if you’re a GIRL and you’ve NEVER pooped in your life

    (Source: panerasexual, via feministbecky)

     
  2. setfabulazerstomaximumcaptain:

    sonic-hip-attack:

    canikon-bokeh:

    Exactly. 

    Imagine a wall full of circular holes, that circles can keep walking in and out of with no difficulty.

    Now imagine that the triangles manage to get the resources together, after years of not being able to fit through the circle’s holes, to drill a single triangle space into the wall.

    Now imagine that the circle — who previously supported the triangle’s efforts because they are well-rounded (har) and value equality —  comes along and sees the construction project. But instead of being happy, they get angry.

    “Well, I won’t be able to fit through your hole!!!!” the circle cries.

    “I helped you get the drill!!!!” the circle shrieks.

    “Make it fit me too!!!!” the circle demands.

    The triangles, barely holding it together enough to get a triangle hole together, stare at the circle in confusion. 

    “You have all the holes you need,” the triangles explain. “This is for us. You don’t need to fit through our hole, too.”

    “YOU’RE BEING UNEQUAL AND HURTING MY FEELINGS!” the circle wails. “I DON’T SUPPORT YOUR HOLE IF IT DOESN’T FIT ME TOO. GIVE ME MY DRILL BACK.” 

    “It’s not your drill, it’s our drill. You helped us get it, because you said you cared.”

    “I ONLY CARED WHEN I THOUGHT YOU’D MAKE A HOLE EVERYONE COULD FIT THROUGH. YOU’RE PERPETUATING INEQUALITY!!!”

    “Why is it up to us, the small group that has never been able to fit through the wall at all, to make a hole everyone can use? Why isn’t it up to you, the people who have been able to cross back and forth at will for years? We just want to see the other side; why are you yelling at us?”

    “I DIDN’T ASK TO BE BORN A CIRCLE, OMG. I’VE HAD TO WORK HARD ALL MY LIFE TOO. YOU’RE JUST BEING BIGOTED AGAINST ME BECAUSE OF SOMETHING I CAN’T CONTROL, JUST LIKE EVERYONE IS AGAINST YOU.”

    “You are interfering with our project and asking us to comfort you while we’re trying to make progress. Please leave.”

    “I’m going to tell everyone about this,” the circle warns. “Nobody will support you now.”

    “Apparently nobody ever did,” the triangles sigh, getting back to work.

    It’s kind of sad

    That we have to draw comics using colorful shapes

    To explain systematic inequality to people

    (Source: charliebink, via fetus-cakes)

     

  3. (Source: femfreq)

     
  4. cootiesonly:

    femfreq:

    Allan G. Johnson is the author of the excellent book The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy. I highly recommend it.

    This goes back to my point about rage. Is my rage unsalvageable? Sometimes I feel like I can’t even feel rage… it turns into exasperation quite quickly. 

    (Source: valiendomother)

     

  5. "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson 
     
  6. thewomentakeover:

    "I guess I can’t imagine not being a feminist. I just believe everyone’s equal. I think women are strong and should be able to achieve everything they want. If that’s labelled feminism… isn’t it just the norm?" - Katie Dippold, writer of the summer smash hit “The Heat"

    Read the interview here.

     
  7. fastcompany:

    Bloomberg’s head of technology for Tradebook Equity Catherine Hui handed out tons of great career tips at a recent Girls in Tech/Facebook meetup. Here, some of the best:

     On mistakes:

    "Acknowledge your mistakes and you’ll be fine."

    "It’s not about making a mistake - it’s about how you handle it."

    "The sky is going to fall at some point. The key is how you handle the post-mortem." 

    On mentorship:

    "Find someone who has your best interest in mind - that’s a true mentor."

    Don’t be shy. People want to help you.

    Meet with your mentors/members of your network regularly.

    Choose your mentor wisely.

    Have at least one or two awesome geeks in your network of mentors.

    On who she hires:

    What blogs do they follow? What is their favorite news source? Does this person have a natural curiosity for what’s happening?

    Can this person learn fast?

    People don’t necessarily need to have a tech background- but they should have communication skills, be a team player, and most importantly they should have common sense/strong problem solving skills.

    And finally, these gems: 

    "We [women] need to learn how to ask for things … Men never wait to ask."

    “I didn’t become who I am by accident. I struggled through the whole journey.” 

    Read more about the event here! Also, here are some tips for finding (and keeping) great mentors. 

    (via somerose)

     
  8. mariahgem:

    Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook, ex-Google VP, ex-Chief of Staff to then United States Secretary of the Treasury) personal mottos

    (via somerose)