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is Bob’s Burgers A Feminist Masterpiece? | MTV

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"I’m probably more supportive of female Rock bands, but I don’t base my appreciation of bands on gender at all, I really don’t care about that. I like the idea of giving girls an idea or the realization that they can actually pick up a guitar and play. I think we’re beyond that now. It’s accepted all over the place, it’s not considered a novelty anymore. It’s always a struggle for women, so I’m really excited about what may happen in Rock ‘n’ Roll, because women haven’t been given a chance to really express themselves fully." - Kurt Cobain.

Photographer: Steve Gullick.

Emma Watson Told A Young Girl To Ignore Her Dad’s Advice And Be An Engineer

A reminder that Watson is a wonderful person.

While Emma Watson was promoting the UN Women’s HeForShe campaign, she took the time to tweet messages of support to young women who asked her how they can tackle gender equality in their lives.

As the ambassador for the campaign, the actor has been encouraging men and boys to take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.

Last September, Watson gave a speech about gender equality at the UN headquarters that was widely celebrated. Following the speech, the campaign drew 100,000 male supporters of the campaign in a mere three days.

In a Twitter Q&A she conducted about #HeForShe during her time at Davos last week, Watson answered many questions about the campaign.”

Read the full piece and See more awesome Q&A Tweets here

One million points for Griffindor!! Watson is really spot-on with her answers.

26 Of Our Best Posts About Feminism That Will Make You Angry

We write about feminism a lot here, because it’s something that is incredibly important to us. But no matter how often we write about it, and how matter how much we explain it, it still seems like a lot of you are confused on what feminism is. Instead of focusing on the basic definition of feminism – which is that men and women should be equal – you focus on the stereotypes surrounding feminism. You focus on the misrepresentation of feminists as a bunch of angry, bra-burning women who hate men and never shave.

Because so many of you still think the wrong thing about feminism, you get pretty angry about our posts about it. Sure, there are plenty of you who understand the real meaning, and who get what we’re trying to say. And we love you for that! But we really want all of you to understand and stand behind gender equality, because it is SO important. So, here are 26 of our best posts about feminism that might make you angry… in one way or another.

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15 kickass single ladies who had their priorities straight 

Not only is being single more common these days than not — as of 2014, 44% of Americans have never been married and more than half are women — but being without a partner can be awesome. Relationships or partners can be positive, of course, but they’re not the only key to a happy, fulfilling life.

Romance is great, but it’s not everything.

TW for abortion

“Don’t perform abortions and you get the money”: Texas attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, again

Anti-choice legislators want to cut the healthcare provider’s funding for cancer screenings, putting women at risk

"Well, January isn’t over yet and the Texas legislature has been in session for less than three weeks, but anti-choice lawmakers in the Lone Star state have already launched another major attack on women’s healthcare. This week, the Texas Senate filed its first-draft budget for the 2015 session, which proposes a new tiered funding system for breast and cervical cancer screenings that would effectively end funding to Planned Parenthood. Surprise, surprise.

The budget draft, filed on Tuesday, would reallocate state funds for cancer screenings to give top priority to community health clinics (state, county and local) as well as federally qualified health centers, such as Baylor College of Medicine clinics. Second-tier providers would include “non-public entities” such as Planned Parenthood, which provide comprehensive family planning care in addition to cancer screenings.

“There are many members that feel very strongly that the facilities that receive that funding should not be facilities that are performing abortions, so the answer is: Don’t perform abortions and you get the money,” Nelson said. “I get it, but it’s also important that we have enough entities that provide services to women so that they can receive those services and that’s my goal.”

Counterpoint: That is neither Nelson’s goal, nor the goal of her anti-choice colleagues who have already made a point of attempting to defund Planned Parenthood at any cost — even when that means losing federal funding for Texas’ Women’s Health Program, the state’s publicly funded family planning network. In 2011, the federal government provided $39 million for the program, which was cut the following year when Texas banned Planned Parenthood from participating. The state ultimately cut $70 million from the Women’s Health Program, which the Austin-American Statesman estimates affected 284,000 low-income women.”

Read the full piece here

What happens when reproductive health care is limited? WOMEN DIERepublicans Are Killing Women: US Maternal Death Rate Climbs; Female Deaths Rise In GOP Counties

CURRENT MOOD: LET’S MESS WITH TEXAS

Are you in the U.S. and registered to vote? If not, register now, it takes a few minutes for womens’ lives. http://www.vote411.org. This way you’ll be qualified to vote these misogynists out the next chance you get.

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Stunning photos of curvy women prove athleticism comes in all sizes

Plus-size models may finally be getting the widespread attention they deserve: Tess Munster became the first model of her size and height to be signed to a major modeling agency. Now ALDA, an innovative collective of plus-size models, is also infiltrating the mainstream with a curvier aesthetic.

Look no further than this month’s Bust magazine

this is very important because it just happened to me tonight.
first off, i don’t shave my body.
basically, my mom told me that she won’t take me anywhere over the summer, and will not be seen with me if i don’t shave.
she also told me that she’ll stop providing basic needs, like food and clothing, for reasons unknown.
she said i was disgusting and that women need to shave and that it was a rule of this household that i do.

gender should not define what i can and can’t do with my body.

Ohio Legislator Became Pro-Choice After Listening To Women’s Stories

"Tim Ryan, Democratic U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 13th congressional district, declared in an op-ed piece yesterday that he’s changed his stance on abortion after listening to women’s stories.

Ryan now is pro-choice, explaining in his op-ed that abortion “is not a partisan issue, but a personal one.” He credited conversations with women across Ohio – and their varied stories of financial hardship

“Where government does have the ability to play a significant role is in giving women and families the tools they need to prevent unintended pregnancies by expanding education and access to contraception. We must get past the ignorance, fear and — yes — discrimination against women that lead to restrictions on contraception and age-appropriate sex education,” Ryan wrote in his op-ed for the Akron Beacon Journal. Ryan’s piece touched on other issues as well, including access to contraception and age-appropriate sex education.

Lana Moresky, a long-time activist in Ohio who currently serves on the steering committee of the Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus, applauds Ryan’s change, telling FMF in a phone interview, “We in Ohio are absolutely thrilled that he’s been able to come to this position.”

“It’s very significant, and the more and more people think deeply about (the issue), more people come to this conclusion,” Moresky said. She also noted that to admit change is a humbling thing to do and hopes that Ryan’s change of mind will encourage others to do the same. “We want to show the support of people who change. This encourages others to change (so) it’s really important to accept them with open arms. I’m very excited about it.”

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#RepresentationIsImportant

Dear Feminists,

If you want us non-feminists to join your cause, you gotta fix your shit and get rid of the corrupt among your ranks. Do that, and I will take the title, but I will not take the cause up if you attack me for disagreeing with your corruption. I am for equality, but I’m not a Feminist because that word no longer stands for my cause. When it represents my cause correctly again, I will use the word.

Sincerely,
A Pissed Off Former Feminist