my feminist heroes

I have a headcanon that when Kirishima describes something as ‘manly’ he really doesn’t mean masculine. He just means awesome or good, manly is just a positive word for him, it’s a essentially a synonym with cool. For example.

🉐Uraraka beats up a villain? 'Manly as heck!’

🉐Bakugou bakes some muffins? 'That’s super manly bro’

🉐Mina gets an pretty new shirt? 'That shirt is so manly, I love it!’

At first the rest of the class is confused by it at first but eventually they get used to it. There’s even a joke going around that everyone needs to take a shot every time Kirishima says manly. People who are close to Kirishima (Bakugou, Kaminari, Mina, Sero, etc) even start using manly without meaning to. They’ll just causally throw 'manly’ into their sentenced as one would with the word 'nice’ or 'awesome’ (When someone points it out to Bakugou there is a lot of screaming involved). Kirishima also uses 'unmanly’ and 'not manly’ un-ironically and it drives Bakugou insane. (Like for gods sake Kiri other insults exist too)

🉐Learning how Todoroki was treated but his dad? 'Dude that so unmanly’

🉐Hearing about Izuku’s childhood bullies? 'Bullying someone is so not manly!’

🉐hearing a rude comment about the 1-a girls credibility as heroes because they’re female? 'Sexism is the most unmanly thing ever dude!!’

Kirishima is just a super sweet boy who uses manly to describe literally anything he finds cool because who needs gender roles when you can have pizza rolls


The Hunters of Artemis aesthetic

Young intelligent women with glitter running
through their veins, eyes that sparkle as bright
as a million stars on a magical summer night.
A bond that lasts an eternity and brings you
closer to nature than you’ve ever been.
It’s like an endless adventure with your best friends.

requested by anonymous


There’s that kind of double bind that women find themselves in. On the one hand, yes, be smart, stand up for yourself. On the other hand, don’t offend anybody, don’t step on toes, or you’ll become somebody that nobody likes because you’re too assertive. ~Hillary Rodham Clinton

keepcalmandlistentoit  asked:

How's the break from Catco going? Is everything good and as great as you hoped it would be?

I have decided to pretend it’s normal that individuals have access to my search history, and I will deign to talk to whichever one of you bored NSA agents is now looking to converse with a beautiful woman such as myself to distract you from your menial job. Tell Mike Rogers I say hi, and give my worst to Donald.
My break from CatCo has been…educational, to say the least. I do miss it. But I look forward to my return. I have complete faith that I’ll find everything running perfectly and exactly as I left it as soon as I exit my private elevator doors. And I know my beautiful, intelligent, headstrong, feminist, hero of a protégée will astound me with her up-and-coming journalism career and lack of demoralizing and pejorative romantic attachments.
Yes, I look forward to seeing the growth and development of the people I admire most within my company. It will be exceedingly refreshing.
In 1938, L.A. woman went to jail for wearing slacks in courtroom
By Los Angeles Times

Kindergarten teacher Helen Hulick made Los Angeles court history — and struck a blow for women’s fashion — in 1938.

Hulick arrived in downtown L.A. court to testify against two burglary suspects. But the courtroom drama immediately shifted to the slacks she was wearing. Judge Arthur S. Guerin rescheduled her testimony and ordered her to wear a dress next time.

Hulick was quoted in the Nov. 10, 1938, Los Angeles Times saying, “You tell the judge I will stand on my rights. If he orders me to change into a dress I won’t do it. I like slacks. They’re comfortable.”

Five days later, she returned to court in slacks, angering the judge. She was told to return the following day “in acceptable dress” or risk being found in contempt of court and punished.

The next day, Hulick showed up in slacks. Judge Guerin held her in contempt. She was given a five-day sentence and sent to jail.

“After being divested of her favorite garment by a jail matron and attired in a prison denim dress, Miss Hulick was released on her own recognizance after her attorney … obtained a writ of habeas corpus and declared he would carry the matter to the Appellate Court,” The Times reported.

Hundreds sent letters of protest to the courthouse. Guerin’s contempt citation was overturned by the Appellate Division during a habeas corpus hearing. Hulick was free to wear slacks to court.

A couple of months later, Hulick came back to court. Her point made, this time she wore a dress.

Last night I got to see Gloria Steinem and Roxane Gay speak during Steinem’s tour for her new book, My Life on the Road. (spoiler: they were brilliant) They did a signing afterward and when it was my turn, I said, “I have a super dorky request. I run this tumblr called Feminist Lisa Frank and I was wondering if you’d mind signing one of my memes?”

And Roxane Gay said, “Oh, yeah, I’ve seen that! I’m excited I get to meet you! My friends are going to be so jealous that I met the girl who makes these.”

So that sound you’ve been hearing is me squealing forever. Sorry about that.

An Open Letter to Gloria Steinem

Dear Gloria Steinem,

When I was in eighth grade, I first began to truly explore feminism. In my spot in the Gifted and Talented program, we were able to do a report on any person we chose. I chose you. I presented my project confidently, as boys in the back chuckled as I said the word “feminist,” and girls smirked, looked at my short hair and tight clothes, and said, “Of course.” As I stood at the front of the classroom, a projection of you and Bell Hooks behind me, I knew that I could get through anything that was thrown at me because there were strong, powerful women to back me up, no matter what. I never imagined that my original feminist hero would be the one to criticize and belittle my choices.

On your appearance with Bill Maher, you commented that young women support Bernie Sanders just so that they can meet boys. As a lesbian, I can firmly say that this is not true. At all. Your saying so is not only extraordinarily heteronormative, but also implies that young girls are only interested in politics because of male attention, thereby implying that girls are silly creatures who do not understand what they are supporting.

I do not do anything for male attention. I support Senator Sanders because he is not afraid to say Black Lives Matter, and his stance on new laws about the restriction of “allowable force” used by police officers. I support him because he has supported LGBTQIA+ rights since long before Hillary Clinton, supporting Pride in 1983, whereas Hillary Clinton was quoted as recently as 2004 saying that marriage “exists between a man and a woman.” I support him because he wants to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, because of his ideas about college tuition being not only affordable, but free, thereby increasing the chances that more women will become educated and more people living in poverty will have a chance to graduate, and because of his immigration policies that expand on President Obama’s, and his consistent activist history.

I know my facts and I know the impact my choices have on my own future. I know why I have a “Bernie 2016” sticker on my desk. I am not here for the boys, I am not here to derail the feminist movement, I am not here to step down and be quiet. I am here to show the world that my youth and my gender do not mean that I am confused. I am here to make a better world for all genders. I am here because feminist icons like you do not understand how feminism has changed. Feminism isn’t about men - it’s about us. My work is not done; as a matter of fact, it is only just beginning. Thank you for everything you’ve done for the feminist movement, but right now, I think it’s time that you update your policies.

We are the new generation of feminism, and we know what we want and why we are here.  

Ms. Steinem’s comments

[T'Pol is my feminist hero in so many ways: She left her homeworld and lived among strange people for most of her life. She overcame what was essentially rape (the botched mind meld) and a drug addiction. She came to terms with her emotions. She got out of an arranged marriage. She lost her child and her mother all in a short period of time. She owned her sexuality and chose her own mate. She did all these things while being scared shitless but carrying on. She’s a fucking boss.]

Be your own muse. Stop looking for saints on the broken streets and saviors between your messy sheets. Look for the heroine in the spaces between your heartbeats.
—  Be the spine of your book — holding all the pieces together.
Thank you!

So now you have 365 reasons to be a feminist and this blog has now (unfortunately) ended. Though I could probably write 365 more reasons why our world can not yet be labelled ‘gender equal’, it’s time to move on to other things. I want to thank all my readers, followers, rebloggers, fan mail-ers and everyone who has sent me articles and ideas for the 365 reasons.

Thank you!

Thank you again & remember to always question the status quo!