My girlfriends and I talk a lot about feminism and the inequality between the way men and women are talked about, the kind of things we say are, ‘Why is it mischievous, fun and sexy if a guy has a string of lovers that he’s cast aside; loved and left? Yet if a woman dates three or four people in an eight-year period she is a serial dater and it gives some 12-year-old the idea to call her a ‘slut’ on the internet?’ It’s not the same for boys, it just isn’t and that’s a fact.
—  Taylor Swift for Cosmopolitan 
The one responsibility I believe that I have, to rationalise this insane influx of attention I have acquired from teenage girls, is to stand up against ideas that promote inequality and to make a point of promoting ideas that galvanise a dialogue amongst young women about how important they are. It’s all about the importance of secularism for female empowerment.
—  Matty Healy, on female empowerment (via healydanes)
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Finally, I have the privilege to present you:

Amir & Amira
A movie produced by ESMA
Original Scenario by Sara Ayoub (my sister!)

A short animated movie about the consequences of the gender binary on individuals.

If you enjoyed this movie and want to support it, all you have to do is click on that green thumb up if you enjoyed!

Very important remark from yours truly: The makers decided to present this movie in a North African setting, but it aims every society. Thank you for sharing.

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So, uh, here’s my Kickstarter for Aerannis. ( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ektomarch/aerannis )

For those who don’t know, it’s a game about an assassin in the distant future. She resides in an all-woman society, and being a trans woman, she’s often treated as subhuman. After a series of unusual missions, she comes to realize that the government is entirely controlled by some mysterious shapeshifters that’ve been guiding humanity’s fate since the dawn of time. She sees that these entities are steering society towards collapse, but she has to wonder: does she have any duty to save those who look down upon her, or should she let these creatures steer society into a new era?

basically it’s lots of killing and sneaking around and HUGE BOSSES and gender identity issues and politics are interwoven

For anyone wanting to know more about the plot (or potential journalists), here’s a link: http://ektomarch.com/aerannis/

so yeah reblog and share if you’re interested

Forgot to add the Greenlight link: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=334030576

I have a theory about the "war on abortion"

I’ve come to believe that people see childbirth as a God-given punishment for having sex. And they want women to be punished.

That’s basically what it is. And they see abortion not as a last resort for those who need it [because nobody actually WANTS to need one in the first place], but as a get-out-of-jail-free-card. And they dont want that. 

They want women to suffer and bleed and be nailed to the cross for having sex. That is why they don’t want birth control to be free. That is why safer sex education is fought against. The agenda that’s being pushed is “DON’T HAVE SEX IF YOU’RE A WOMAN OTHERWISE YOU DESERVE TO BE FORCED TO GIVE BIRTH BECAUSE THATS WHAT YOU GET FOR BEING A WHOOOOORE” 

In the eyes of conservatives- sex is a crime and childbirth is the punishment. 

If this were about anything, anything at all, other than punishing women- contraceptives and safe sex education would be widely available and easily accessible. 

Its about control. Its about taking away options. Its about trying to scare and constrict half of the population into being a certain way by backing them into a corner. Its about “I don’t want women to think they can have as much consequence-free sex as they want, just like men can, because I don’t want women to be that way.” And this isn’t even touching on the subject of rape victims, but I will say- women are blamed if they’re raped too. 

We are actively forging a society where women are tasked to be these robotic vagina-guardians who MUSTN’T ALLOW SEX OR RAPE TO HAPPEN PERIOD AT ALL COSTS otherwise they deserve leers, hellfire, and 9 months of suffering because its THEIR FAULT THEY SHOULDNT HAVE DONE THING

Let me close this by saying I’m a man. I don’t pretend to fully grasp the subtle nuances of how sexism and misogyny and rape culture all intersect to create this hellish bastion of scooby doo villain politicians who’re trying [and winning] to turn this into reality. 

I just realized why. And its very very simple. People, all people, just want to see women punished and are simply hiding behind vague excuses to mask the fact that they’re all saying the same thing. 

"If women can have sex without the punishment of childbirth, I will be extremely upset."