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I’m trying!!

I’m trying!!

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seriouslyamerica:

The term “political correctness” makes me bristle. I’m not striving to be “politically correct,” I’m trying to be  a decent human being, and most of the things I point out on this blog are really the bare minimum.  People often sigh about “political correctness gone to far” because they don’t want to stop and think about the way they are upholding and contributing to oppressive systems.

As a white person, as a cis person, as an ablebodied person, as a straight person, my very existence is oppressive to a lot of people unless I actively work to unlearn shitty behaviors and call out my fellow privileged folk - and even then, things slip through the cracks. Every time I fuck up (and I do, obviously - twenty-odd years of kyriarchal socialization is a lot to unlearn) I feel shitty about it, but not nearly as shitty as people with less privilege than I have, who deal with microaggressions every day of their lives. 

And in case this somehow isn’t clear, I don’t “seek” injustice everywhere I look - it EXISTS everywhere I look. Before I joined Tumblr, I only noticed the bullshit sexism that permeates society, and the most egregious offenses against other oppressed groups (slurs and the like). I have learned so much from my fellow bloggers on this site, and yes, it can be exhausting and disheartening, but I don’t ever want to go back to being well-meaning but clueless in the face of an oppressive system.

Basically my worldview is that people matter. Their experiences matter. Their feelings and their suffering and their dreams matter. The fact that society is set up in such a way that it automatically devalues certain people is something that should make everyone angry, and ready to fight for justice.

This! This! This!

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koolkidseatgreens:

Well ok Kesha, maybe it’s because you’re an auto tuned peice of shit who shouldn’t be famous, you have no Buisness being in the music industry, it’s not even your music you fuck, someone else wrote it for you to record and them to auto tune yourself. And it’s not at all good . It’s not positive either. So complain some more.

I don’t know if you know this, tumblr user koolkidseatgreens, but Ke$ha is a certified genius. She has an IQ over 140 and an SAT score of 1500. When she was younger she would go to the library and do research for fun. Ke$ha is a both feminist and an advocate for equal marriage/rights for people of any sexuality, being a queer woman herself.

Ke$ha is a smart, professional woman, and just because she sings songs about wanting to let loose and have fun every once in a while doesn’t make her a piece of shit.

Ke$ha’s songs are meant to point out the sexism in our media. She treats men the same way many men in the music industry treat women, and she is hated on for it. Relentlessly. She sings on multiple occasions about taking charge in a sexual relationship, of how she only uses men for their body parts. She sexualizes men to make them uncomfortable. She sexualizes men for a reaction, so that people can both see why women are so uncomfortable with their sexualization and also to point out the inequality between the sexes both in the media and in the world at large.

She is judged so harshly for singing about things that make many men famous.

If you listen to Ke$ha’s deconstructed album you will see that she actually has some talent, which may be hard to hear because she does in fact use a fair amount of autotune. This is because of her genre and because of the kind of music she chooses to create as an artist. Ke$ha may not write her songs, but this doesn’t meant she isn’t a good artist or a good person. This doesn’t mean she deserves your harsh words. Some singers are good at writing, but that’s hardly a requirement. Last time I checked whether or not you can sing has nothing to do with whether or not you’re a poet.

You should not be calling anyone a piece of shit, my friend, especially someone you’ve never sat down and had a conversation (or even taken the time to wonder about her feelings!), but if anyone deserves that kind of language it’s not Ke$ha.

You may think that by shaming women for expressing their sexuality and having fun every once in a while, that you are somehow abolishing sexism. That in weeding out the less ‘deserving’ women you are gaining our sex more respect. This is not the case, and the fact that you and many others feel such a strong need to shame this woman who has done nothing wrong, especially not to you, shows that we still have a very far away to go.

I will defend ke$ha to the death amen

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Sorry not sorry.

The men of tumblr unite. Because this is more than fighting the patriarchy, this is fighting for the voice of the people.

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*Phone rings*

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THE FUCK DID YOU SAY THE PATRIARCHY WAS UP TO?

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I’M ON MY WAY.

*Banana Rings*

Who is this how did you get this numb—THE PATRIARCHY IS DOING WHTA

SAVE SOME PATRIARCH BLOOD FOR US

3:01PM SYDNEY TIME

Hello?

Patriarchy WHAT?!

AW HELL NO

I’M COMIN YOU MOTHERFUCKERS I DON’T EVEN CARE IF THEY DON’T LET ME ON A PLANE

Meanwhile In England……


"Jolly great bit of Tea"

-Phone Rings- 

"THE PATRIARCHY DOING WHAT!?!!?!?!"

"Those Bloody Wankers!!!!!!"

"It Looks Like Tea Time Is Going To Have To Wait"

"It’s A Jolly Good Thing I kept My Old Equipment…."

"All Right Old Chaps, Im On My Way!!!"

"TALLY-HO!!!!!"

I just reblogged this, but IT GOT BETTER.

I laughed so hard I drooled a little.

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I was standing on the corner at Starbucks, sipping a frappucino and waiting for a light. I was wearing a mini leopard-print dress, mint green cropped tights and wedge heels.

A silver SUV pulled out to turn right in front of me and as it turned, a big guy leaned way out the passenger window to look at me and said, smiling -

"Nice outfit!"

#thatshowitsdone

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littlespacecase:

  • Societal expectations of masculinity
  • Societal expectations to provide for women
  • No long term reversible male birth control
  • Men who are raped are more likely to remain silent and be dismissed or outright laughed at 
  • Unfair treatment in child custody battles
  • No support for male victims of domestic abuse
  • Media portrayal of married men as weak morons

Not men’s issues

  • The friend zone
  • Women not dating you

Also important to note that all the men’s issues above are a direct result of the patriarchy and systemic misogyny and sexism. These problems, these issues faced by men, are inherently tied into feminism.

Feminism aims to, and will, fix men’s issues as well, because they are derived from the same things that oppress and objectify women. Any man who doesn’t call themselves a feminist has seriously the wrong idea about how to fix these problems, and “Men’s Rights Advocates” certainly aren’t fighting the same fight. 

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Here’s the thing. Men in our culture have been socialized to believe that their opinions on women’s appearance matter a lot. Not all men buy into this, of course, but many do. Some seem incapable of entertaining the notion that not everything women do with their appearance is for men to look at. This is why men’s response to women discussing stifling beauty norms is so often something like “But I actually like small boobs!” and “But I actually like my women on the heavier side, if you know what I mean!” They don’t realize that their individual opinion on women’s appearance doesn’t matter in this context, and that while it might be reassuring for some women to know that there are indeed men who find them fuckable, that’s not the point of the discussion.

Women, too, have been socialized to believe that the ultimate arbiters of their appearance are men, that anything they do with their appearance is or should be “for men.” That’s why women’s magazines trip over themselves to offer up advice on “what he wants to see you wearing” and “what men think of these current fashion trends” and “wow him with these new hairstyles.” While women can and do judge each other’s appearance harshly, many of us grew up being told by mothers, sisters, and female strangers that we’ll never “get a man” or “keep a man” unless we do X or lose some fat from Y, unless we moisturize//trim/shave/push up/hide/show/”flatter”/paint/dye/exfoliate/pierce/surgically alter this or that.

That’s also why when a woman wears revealing clothes, it’s okay, in our society, to assume that she’s “looking for attention” or that she’s a slut and wants to sleep with a bunch of guys. Because why else would a woman wear revealing clothes if not for the benefit of men and to communicate her sexual availability to them, right? It can’t possibly have anything to do with the fact that it’s hot out or it’s more comfortable or she likes how she looks in it or everything else is in the laundry or she wants to get a tan or maybe she likes women and wants attention from them, not from men?

The result of all this is that many men, even kind and well-meaning men, believe, however subconsciously, that women’s bodies are for them. They are for them to look at, for them to pass judgment on, for them to bless with a compliment if they deign to do so. They are not for women to enjoy, take pride in, love, accept, explore, show off, or hide as they please. They are for men and their pleasure.

Margie Cox, photographed by Dru Phillips.

Make-up by Thomas Gaddis, and hair by Jaiden Gabana.

This image BLEW ME AWAY. To some it might just be a giggle, but I was absolutely stunned. This picture says it all about the beauty, power and strength of a woman, and in an relevant way with a perfect twist of humor. YOU TELL ‘EM, Margie!! ♥

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fazstreetart:

At the STWTS opening, I asked people to write their own captions to street harassers. 

From Stop Telling Women to Smile Opening at Fresthetic on April 12, 2013. Brooklyn, NY.

Photos by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

truth

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