british feminism

theguardian.com
Feminist protesters storm red carpet at London premiere of Suffragette
More than a hundred protesters jumped the barriers onto the red carpet as green and purple smoke bombs filled the air outside the Odeon cinema
By Nicola Slawson
“These cuts disproportionately affect women of colour. Of the 32 services for women affected by domestic violence that have been closed since 2010, they were all specialist services which helped LGBQ and BAME women.”

“It’s timely because the cast of the film is entirely white and they are running with this slogan, ‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’ which implies passivity or acceptance of being a slave. But it also ignores the fact that women of colour were completely involved in the suffragette struggle. This film isn’t representing them.” 

/riots not diets/

‘Instead of trying to conform to gender norms and societies image of a perfect woman, we should be out there changing the world.’

Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.
—  General Sir Charles James Napier, the Commander-in-Chief in India from 1849 to 1851. He responded to Hindu priests’ complaints about the banning of sati under British rule with this choice quote.
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Honestly I hate Freud but he’s my weakest area so I can’t stop revising. Feeling quite good with my timelines but the question of whether I’ll be able to remember this stuff still lingers. On the plus side mum made me a cross stitch!

Good evening, gentlemen! Please pay attention. I am a reformed vampire, which is to say, I am a bundle of suppressed instincts held together with spit and coffee. It would be wrong to say that violence does not come easily to me. It’s not tearing your throats out that doesn’t come easily to me. Please don’t make it any harder.
—  Maladict, from Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment (2003)