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Feminister of the people
15 June 2008 @ 12:36 pm

pull up the people pull up the poor...
Feminister of the people
30 December 2006 @ 11:31 pm

So when you say you need to hang out with people who you purportedly do not like, because it is important for you to surround yourself with people who do not think like you (presumably narrow minded ignoramuses, possibly republicans, likely politically apathetic), so that you can more easily 'get by' and cope with the world. And I say that is the stupidest thing I have ever heard, here is what I mean:
1) I think life is too short to keep bad company, why waste your time.
2) Why acquire coping skills to allow you to comply with the 'norm' when the status quo is what you say you want to oppose
3) These 'coping skills' only mean mediocrifying yourself and becoming a socially compliant drone, which will then put you into the category of people who I do not want to be around because life is too short, and why waste your time?
4) P.S. don't you see people most of the time who are not like-minded thinkers?, like in your daily life, school, work, walking down the street, on the news, EVERYWHERE!!!!???
5) I get a mild stroke of jealousy when you choose that crowd to hang out with on New Years when I and L.Scott, and your BFF Bri asked to be graced with your company.
6) I think the age of 21 is probably the best time to be selective and choose to radicalize yourself as oppossed to mediocrify yourself, you have the rest of your adult life to do that.

That is all for now but if I think of anything else I will be sure to let you know.

Current Mood: crankycranky
Current Music: David Rovics
Feminister of the people
So what is it about lesbians that makes them subvert the dominant paradigm and defy mainstream standards of beauty if not for their feminist leanings??? Come on straight feminists why do (some of you) still buy into the shave your body, diet, and wear makeup beauty ideal???

Psychology of Women Quarterly
Volume 30 Page 252 - September 2006
Volume 30 Issue 3

Viren Swami1
Martin J. Tovée2

The present study examined associations between lesbian and feminist identity and predictors of female physical attractiveness. Seventy-two nonfeminist heterosexuals, 38 feminist heterosexuals, 75 nonfeminist lesbians, and 33 feminist lesbians were asked to rate according to physical attractiveness a set of images of real women with known body mass indexes (BMIs). The results showed that regardless of sexual orientation and feminist ascription, BMI was a dominant predictor of physical attractiveness. The results also showed that there were significant differences between lesbians and heterosexual women in BMIs of images found to be most attractive, with lesbians preferring images of women with significantly higher BMIs than heterosexual women. Self-identification as a feminist did not appear to be associated with a preference for larger BMIs. The findings are discussed in terms of sociocultural theory, which suggests that different communities may have different ideals of beauty.
Feminister of the people
22 October 2006 @ 07:20 pm
There was a ridiculous article in Lesley College's The Riveter, which is a publication put out by Student's for Social Justice (Formerly women for social justice before...much to my chagrin Lesley went co-ed in Jan. 2005). Anyway the article basically listed with boldfaced headings myths about feminists so folks wouldn't worry...we weren't too radical. Now granted the young woman writing the article did not identify herself as a radical feminist, nor would I presume she is one. But I wrote a letter/article to the Riveter which will hopefully be published in retaliation to her poorly executed claims about what feminism is and isn't. SUCH AS: many feminists are pro-life and "I can honestly say I have NEVER met a female feminist who didn't shave" and Lesley is not a feminist school because not that many people come to Third Wave Meetings (the feminist group on campus)...anyway this is the article I wrote in response...I was mad A Radical Feminist's PerspectiveCollapse )
Feminister of the people
03 October 2006 @ 01:42 pm
Hey check this out, Global Policy in 30 seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59TeDyQz4_U&mode=related&search=
Feminister of the people
30 September 2006 @ 01:28 pm
So Alison and I just got these tickets to go to a two day conference on race relations on college campuses over at Northeastern University. It is so sweet because we got them for free and were the first two to apply for it so we got it. Alison already had her "interview" with the guys in the community service office who gave us the tickets and she says that she thinks they are disappointed that we are white, to which I responded how do they know i'm white, and then I remembered my name. and it doesn't get much whiter than that. but anyway it will be so sweeeeeeeeeet. and we ran into Nancy one of the best teachers ever and we told her we are getting to go to the conference and the whole thing about being white and she said "what race relations?" because we only have tokens, but no real diversity. My program in the grad school is sooooooo white and we have all this stuff about multicultural counseling and diversity but its a big joke, incidentally all my classes this semester are all women. what are the chances??? I guess the field of counseling and human services is dominated by women....just a BIT!!!!!!!!! wow. anyway i doubt that anyone else even offered to go to this conference on race relations even though they are saying they want to make sure we are serious about it because other people have applied to go since us...um sorry but Lesley campus is appallingly inactive, apathetic and unmotivated...in my undergrad experience there at least.... I will admit  I didn't even go to PRISM the gay club after a while because it was so blah......and there are a lot of dykes on campus I will tell you that. ANYWAY i am very excited to go to this conference i am gonna learn learn learn and stir up some shit on campus...woo hoo!
P.S. The Hidden Facets of Gender Inequality: Beyond the Haveli with Bina Agarwal at Kennedy School of Government Radcliffe Building on October 16th at 4pm!!!!!!!!! I have a very exciting life!!! and Indigo girls concert that same night!!!
Current Mood: workingworking
Feminister of the people
23 September 2006 @ 12:37 pm
Spike Lee's Malcolm X is sofuckinggood. I wish that when people pick a cause and kick ass at it and are really progressive that they wouldn't do it at others expense cause that's just damn hypocrisy *cough* *misogynists* BUT despite that, what a charismatic leader! I wish we had damngoodpublic speakers nowadays that could really rile up the young folks. I wish that person could be me. Speaking of kick ass stuff by and for young folks, the documentary "Live Nude Girls Unite" about sex workers rights and labor union organizing is really inspirational and my favorite line is when the stripper who made the documentary says something to the effect of "I love stripping, I have never worked with so many college educated women. Particularly feminist studies and philosophy...It's like they figured out how to get back at the patriarchy...take their money" HA HA that is awesome. Men should have to pay to look at women.
Current Mood: sicksick
Feminister of the people
why can't I just be famous or at least cannonized in some obscure literary magazine that my distant relatives will find years after my death and read my shit and read into my shit, and analyze my past and try and pretend they knew me?
Feminister of the people
28 April 2006 @ 07:32 pm
Note to self: cool websites: http://www.indybay.org/ , http://www.killercoke.org/ , http://www.ifamericansknew.org/
Feminister of the people
22 April 2006 @ 01:45 pm
So a couple nights ago on the Colbert Report the guest was a woman who wrote a book all about how feminism ruined women's lifes and forced them out of the private sphere and devalued their domestic role/duty. It was really heinous. The woman was saying that society is better off when women rely entirely, financially, emotionally, etc. on her husband and that the husband should have complete sexual control over her at all times and if she didn't want to "give it up to him" then she was crazy and he should be allowed to take her to the doctor to get a lobotomy. wow. thats f*cked up sh*t.