Miranda Sparks - 31, trans, lesbian, kinky, polyamorous, white, Australian, dreams of being a superhero, writes fiction; blogging mostly about pop culture and queer stuff.
Horror stories about Muslim misogyny have long been used by western patriarchs to justify imperialism abroad and sexism at home. The Guardian’s Katharine Viner reminds us about Lord Cromer, the British consul general in Egypt from 1883. Cromer believed the Egyptians were morally and culturally inferior in their treatment of women and that they should be “persuaded or forced” to become “civilised” by disposing of the veil.
"And what did this forward-thinking, feminist-sounding veil-burner do when he got home to Britain?" asks Viner. "He founded and presided over the Men’s League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage, which tried, by any means possible, to stop women getting the vote. Colonial patriarchs like Cromer … wanted merely to replace eastern misogyny with western misogyny." More than a century later, the same logic is used to imply that misogyny only matters when it isn’t being done by white men.
TransCuba: Photographer Mariette Pathy Allen Explores a Hidden Havana SubcultureFor more than 30 years, New York based photographer and painter Mariette Pathy Allenhas been documenting transgender culture worldwide; in 2004 she won the Lambda Literary Award for her monograph The Gender Frontier. In her new publication, TransCuba, Allen focuses on the transgender community of Cuba, especially its growing visibility and acceptance in a country whose government is transitioning into a more relaxed model of communism under Raúl Castro’s presidency.An excerpt from Mariela Castro Espin, who is the director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education in Havana, is included in the book: “We dedicate this day to families because we want families to be conscious of their great social responsibility, so that all of our families, all of the people with the great social responsibility of being a parent, realize that their can’t be any form of discrimination in the family, discrimination based in the prejudice that we’ve inherited from dominant societies.”(source)
Notice only 20 shades of gray
It’s been proven that women actually have an acute ability to pick up subtle differences in colors
In response to that last comment^^
Yes. It comes from the Hunter-Gatherer days.
Women were the gatherers. They had to be able to discern between the different shades of colors to know which plants were poisonous and which were not.
Men were out hunting, so they didn’t have to worry about that.
Which is why women see “Blood orange” and “crimson” and “scarlet” etc while guys just see “red”.
I’M A COLORBLIND WOMAN HALF OF THESE LOOK THE SAME AS THE ONE NEXT TO THEM THIS IS INFURIATING
The hunter-gatherer explanation is total bullshit FYI. You think gatherers (women or not) relied on close color differentiation over the shape of the leaves/flowers/etc.? You think hunters (men or not) didn’t rely on close color differentiation to spot camouflaged prey?
It’s not even that men aren’t always able to tell that two similar colors are different in shade or hue. It’s just that men, unlike women, generally aren’t exposed to thousands of beauty products every year/month/week, each with a UNIQUE color name.
How many times have you seen a man ridiculed for wearing colors or shades that don’t match well enough? How many men have had to stand in an aisle at Walmart and make a conscious choice between orchid and amethyst?
If you think for a second that women being able to differentiate and assign names to varying hues is due to some pseudoscientific ancient human adaptation bullshit and not due to the fact that women have to survive being bogged down daily and from childhood by ridiculous beauty standards and expectations and products, then I will personally papercut your shins until you can tell me whether your sexist blood is crimson, scarlet, or ruby.
where is this from and why is this assuming that women who are claiming their sexuality are even interested in the male gaze at all?
slut-shaming isn’t part of my third-wave feminism.
Guys, this is season ONE of the Simpsons.
cis people trying to understand my gender
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT IT’S LIKE
especially when i explain that I’m a lesbian