1. uqwc:

    Prompted by our discussions with friends and family, we’ve come to realise that there are many people who don’t want to associate themselves with feminism or call themselves a feminist.

    Generally they think it is something that it’s not. 

    Perhaps they think feminism is a hard-left, super-radical
    ideology and they hesitate to attach a politically-charged label to their name. Maybe they think feminism is about belittling, demonising, or disparaging men. It could be they think the battle is already over and feminism no longer has a purpose or a place in modern society. 

    The growth of the internet and communication about social issues via online services has seen dialogue about feminism enter new spaces.We feel that the core message of Feminism have become bogged down by unproductive dialogue online, in the media, and in the physical world. This perpetuates inaccurate and harmful ideas about feminism. It is imperative that social issues undergo constant discussion to remain relevant, inclusive and accurate in their purposes. We want to see feminist discussion carry on in directions that will ensure this.

    With the Feminism 101 campaign, the UQ Women’s Collective wants to reach beyond our network. We want to engage people who might not normally think about feminist ideas or get involved with activism. We want to educate people who who hold misconceptions about feminism that stop them from calling themselves a feminist or causes them to dismiss feminism as something that doesn’t interest or represent them.

    We want to get people off Facebook and Tumblr and reddit. Bring people out of the depths of Culture Club and Stalkerspace. We want real world discussions about what feminism is really about, the history of feminism, feminist theory, how feminism affects everyday life. We aim to
    create a space for people to share personal stories and experiences.

    We think real-world interaction is imperative.

    We have been and will continue to hold a series of stalls on Wednesdays. We want to talk to you about your perceptions of feminism, and what feminism means to you. There will also be the opportunity to have your photo taken to declare that you are indeed, a feminist. These photos will be shared on our social media sites such as facebook, instagram,
    and tumblr.

    On April 30th we begin our seminar series with a discussion on Feminism in Australia. We will hear about the history of the movement, as well as the current struggles we face.
    Our second seminar, on Intersectional Feminsim, will be on the 7th of May. Women who face different, intersecting oppressions will share their stories to remind us that feminism is a movement for everybody. Finally
    on the 14th of May we will conclude our seminar series with a panel of cis-male Feminists/allies. They will talk about the ways men can further the cause of Feminism.

    We hope we change some minds. We want to recruit people to our cause. Most important though, is that the discussion is being had, face to face, on campus. When none of us
    can hide behind our computer screens, we will engage with each other and we will educate each other. This is how change happens. 

    This is Feminism 101: An Introduction.

    (via onediwreckingmylife)


  2. legallyblained:

    sighhhh feminism isn’t about hating all men and wanting to destroy them that’s just my own personal hobby

    (via pyjamaprincess)

  3. (Source: noxym, via waterforchocolate)


  4. "This is for the times you went through hell so someone else wouldn’t have to."
    — Andrea Gibson, Say Yes (via itscherryamber)

    (Source: hellomyoldheart-x, via askmeokay)


  5. moochingwarwidows:


    You don’t have to do this on your own
    Like there’s no one that cares about you
    You don’t have to act like you’re alone
    Like the walls are closing in around you

  7. strangelybeautifulworld:


    like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?

    this isnt even an exaggeration 

    like at all

    (Source: america-wakiewakie, via s-e-e-k-e-r-s)

  8. "… but you will. You know, you will think of things. And I’ll get bored with you and feel trapped because that’s what happens with me."

    (Source: kyrieelyse, via grandmabutt)


  9. "I’ll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women, and I’ll always be a feminist."
    — courtney love

    (Source: moochingwarwidows)


  10. samdesantis:


    some days you do big things and conquer the universe and other days you’re really proud of yourself for making a spectacular grilled cheese and not killing yourself but either way it’s all good 

    a very important post

    (Source: garbageurl, via askmeokay)

  11. poehlersvortex:

    April is me.

    (via fresrierope)


  12. cruile:

    so close to orgasm but then thought about capitalism

    (via fresrierope)


  13. "Life’s too short to drink crappy coffee and cry over boys who don’t care."
    — Matty Healy (via bornreadygeneration)

    (via queenbetsy)


  14. sazquatch:

    If you prioritise ‘solidarity’ and ‘being kind to all women’ over calling women out for racism/classism/ableism/homophobia/transphobia and transmisogyny, then your priorities are shit.


  15. angryseawitch:


    leftist dude:
    *pauses porn*
    "monogamy is a patriarchal social construct babe, being in a monogamous relationship means that the man owns you. you’re trapped in the patriarchy’s chain sweetie, and only polyamorous men respect women enough to free you from those chains. oh but babe, you can’t be a lesbian, being a lesbian is also a patriarchal social construct, you just think you’re attracted to other women due to hyper-sexualization of women & lesbian sex,  ya know? attraction isn’t based on sex/gender babe, that’s just what the patriarchy tells you. you gotta push yourself in to poly relationships without limits baby, then you’ll be free.
    I know what im talking about babe, I’ve studied q*eer & gender theory for a decade babe. hush, disagreeing with me only means you don’t understand the theory babe.”

    *unpauses porn*

    (via sazquatch)