feminist wednesday


How Wednesday Addams Would React To Catcalling

Don’t tell Wednesday Addams to smile.In a new episode from the web series “Adult Wednesday Addams,” created by Melissa Hunter, Wednesday follows two dudes home to teach them a lesson after they catcall her. In true Addams family fashion, Wednesday effortlessly scares the men with her piercing tone and sardonic comebacks. (And the three terrifying friends she brought with her definitely helps.)

Watch the full video here and see the catcallers get some of their own medicine. 

“Her voice bursts forth with a hearty declaration of courage and determination—a reaffirmation of black life.” —Daphne Harrison on Ma Rainey

She’s the unsung songstress, the one and only Mother of the Blues: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey was one of the pioneers of the blues genre and inspiration to hundreds. She found incredible success as a black woman in the 1920’s just years after the Emancipation Proclamation and after growing up poor in a family of seven. She was also known for her love of women at a time when being openly gay could mean a jail or death sentence. This Pride month, we’re more than proud to honor Ma Rainey and her amazing bravery, accomplishments, and firsts as a black woman-loving-woman in the South in the 1920’s. So without further ado, here are 5 fun facts about Ma Rainey:

  1. She alludes to her love of women and crossdressing in her music. They’re most prominent in Prove It On Me Blues and Shave Em Dry Blues.
  2. She had an amazing stage presence. From her diamond covered dress to her gold teeth, she was a human spotlight and captivated her audience.
  3. She was a shrewd businesswoman. She had a 5 year contract with Paramount, recorded 100+ songs, and then owned 2 theatres.
  4. She recorded a song with THE Louis Armstrong. In case you needed proof of how legendary she is.
  5. She inspired black artists to come, including Langston Hughes and Alice Walker, who used her music as a cultural model of black womanhood for The Color Purple.

30 days of Krista and Becca Ritchie: day nine ~ a girl power/feminist moment

I shake my head. “It’s tragic that it took M E for all of you to learn that girls can be feminine and smart.” Had I known this, I think I would’ve broken into Faust and taped portraits of women who’ve inspired me all over their hallways. Coco Chanel among them. 

Pant suits were not accepted professional attire at the College in the mid-sixties until I went to Florida to attend an NLN convention. Someone talked me into purchasing two suits, one was plum colored and the other was lavender. Riding to the airport to get the return flight to Iowa City, Anna Coles, Dean at Howard University, and I entered into an agreement to wear a pant suit to work on the following Monday morning.

With great trepidation and a vast sense of unease I donned my plum colored suit and set out for the day’s work. When I opened the door to that long, second floor corridor there was a stunned silence on the part of all the individuals who suddenly stuck their heads out of the office doors. The message was flashed down the corridor ‘The Dean has on a pant suit.’ No sooner had I survived the shock of being the style setter (everyone appeared in pant suits the next day!) then you informed me that the President had called to ask me to attend  morning meeting with the Dean’s council. You looked at me, I looked at you. You said, 'What are you going to do, go home and change your clothes?’ I said, 'Indeed I am not, I am dressed for the day whether the President likes it or not.’ I went to the meeting and when I walked in all the men applauded!


Laura C. Dustan, R.N., Ed.D. to Etta H. Rasmussen, April 13, 1981

University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa Women’s Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Friday 3:59 PM.
I don’t understand. Why do anything if you can’t do everything?

Saturday 9:02 AM.
Sex is repulsive. It makes you weak. Haven’t you noticed that magic spells only ever want virgins?

Saturday 10:53 PM.
I’m not impressed with these men. I miss Odysseus. Now there was a man worth loving.

Monday 2:00 AM.
This world doesn’t know me anymore. I want to go home.

Wednesday 12:16 AM.
I had my first kiss tonight. He touched my waist and I turned him into a pile of ashes. Does that make me a feminist?

Wednesday 4:33 PM.
Can I come over for Thanksgiving? I’ve never been to a family dinner where the fire stays in the kitchen.

Friday 3:20 AM.
This isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You know the only thing wisdom’s ever gotten me is a plate full of words to eat.

—  Texts from Athena

As cable channels have set aside more and more time for ”reality” based programming, storylines and casting can sometimes be more stereotypical than scripted television. We talk with Racquel Gates, assistant professor of media culture at CUNY Staten Island, about the impact of the images on these shows on women of color, who also make up a sizable part of the audience who watches them.

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Tumblr Raid

Hello everyone!

I just heard today about the awful plan of 4chan to raid tumblr. Now, I’m not very sure about where this messed up thing is coming from and why and all that, but either way, if any of you doesn’t know, here are the tags that are said to be skipped until at least Wednesday.

#Fat Acceptance
#Womyn Of Color
#Unleash The Dragons
#Unleash The Dragon
#Stare Rape
#Rape Culture
#Attack On Titan
#Doctor Who

I’ve also seen that the FBI are actually investigating these things and arrests will be made.

DO NOT go on these tags until at least Wednesday or you’ll find gore, hardcore porn, and things like that.

DO NOT get curious!!! These are horrible images. Youc an faint or have a panic attack or just freak out. Please, just don’t.


And now, to those idiotswho are doing this…


And to the lovely people out there…

Stay calm, nothing will happen unless you search these tags. STICK TO YOUR DASH!!!!

Stick to your dash and post nice cute little posts with kitties or cute birds!!!

Until then, be safe everyone!!!