Prison Is Not Feminist: These photographs are of attendees at the exhibition of No Selves To Defend that was held on July 18, 2014 and were taken by photographer Sarah Jane Rhee. The sign was designed by Antonia Clifford.

According to @prisonculture, this is how they framed the actual exhibit:

We decided that we would anchor it with the stories of Celia (a 19th century enslaved black woman) and Marissa (a 21st century unjustly prosecuted black woman).

All of the photographs created with the sign can be seen on the Prison Is Not Feminist blog, and a few photos of the exhibit itself are on Prison Culture blog.

As a population that has experienced the workplace from both perspectives, they hold the key to its biases.

Unlike those of us who have only experienced the world a single gender, Schilt’s subjects were able to see very clearly that “men succeed in the workplace at higher rates than women because of gender stereotypes that privilege masculinity, not because they have greater skill or ability.” 

An example from the article:

Ben Barres is a biologist at Stanford who lived and worked as Barbara Barres until he was in his forties.

For most of his career, he experienced bias, but didn’t give much weight to it—seeing incidents as discrete events. (When he solved a tough math problem, for example, a professor said, “You must have had your boyfriend solve it.”)

When he became Ben, however, he immediately noticed a difference in his everyday experience: “People who don’t know I am transgendered treat me with much more respect,” he says. He was more carefully listened to and his authority less frequently questioned. He stopped being interrupted in meetings. At one conference, another scientist said, "Ben gave a great seminar today—but then his work is so much better than his sister’s." (The scientist didn’t know Ben and Barbara were the same person.)

“This is why women are not breaking into academic jobs at any appreciable rate,” he wrote in response to Larry Summers’s famous gaffe implying women were less innately capable at the hard sciences. “Not childcare. Not family responsibilities,” he says. “I have had the thought a million times: I am taken more seriously.”

I need feminism because when I was 12 I went to the swimming pool and was pulled underwater by a presumably twenty year old man. 

More than three people were witnesses of this, yet none of them said anything. When I ran to my mother, she brushed it off and said I should keep on playing with my friends.


As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. Becoming friends with Lena – without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for – has made me realise that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.” 

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Observing society, it’s clear that one of the worst things a guy can be is “like a girl.” Spoiler alert: that’s super crazy messed up. Let’s talk about that.

I can’t believe how low these feminists and SJW’s have gotten. They were annoying at first, but this is just disrespectful.

How can they say that what game devs create is socially unacceptable and then say insults towards the gaming community that is just as socially unacceptable?

How many times will they prove to the people who actually have logical sense that these SJW’s are hypocrites that drown their cause with double standards?

did nicki minaj rap about rape? yes

in the fairly recent song Lookin Ass, Nicki Minaj writes:

I ‘on’t want sex, give a fuck about your ex
I ‘on’t even want a text from y’all niggas
I’m rapin’ you niggas
Look at this pic, look what the fuck I gave to you niggas

seems pretty clear to me

i don’t think she is anywhere close to an actual rapist or even a bad person for rapping that, but i have no idea how she can be considered a feminist after writing something like that.

i think people will defend her by saying “it’s metaphorical”, “it’s ironic”, “it’s ok when men do it, so it should be ok for her”, “she’s reclaiming rape from men” or some weird things like that. so while feminists have been campaigning against the casual use of the word rape for forever, it’s suddently A-OK when a woman says it.

i dunno, i think with feminism and other ideologies, it’s simply a matter of “enjoy the catchy pop song first, make it feminist later”

really, if you want to listen to whatever you want, do it. even if you listen to song with ~problematic~ themes or whatever, it’s OK. but i don’t see why Minaj has to be the mainstream feminist darling. and this is with mind that i’m barely scraping the barre for her unsightly lyri.