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  2. notoriousrbg:

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  3. "Feminists who claim prostituted women have ‘choice’ are letting those women down. They may think they are helping them by invoking the ‘choice’ argument. They may have the best of intentions. But tell me, then, why all these feminists are not prostitutes themselves? Why not give up their well-paid jobs and become a well-paid prostitute or a well-paid porn star? Because – obviously – these feminists have some degree of choice, certainly more than the prostituted woman has. They may have had opportunities which the prostituted woman has not had. They would do well to think on that next time they are arguing that the woman who is being used by a man to achieve orgasm has any ‘choice’ in the matter."

    Jacqueline Homan, “Prostitution, Pornography and the Illusion of ‘Choice.’” (via womentoadmire)

    (via mrsdalloway)

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  6. ladiesagainsthumanity:

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  7. messagewithabottle:

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  8. When a student walks into my office and expects me to remember why they’re here


    I’m like:


  9. Working in an office during renovations/additions, everyday


    I’m like:


    But when I see what my new office will look like:


  10. ladypuns:

Even though he couldn’t hear the righteous solos and earsplitting riffs, Brocklehurst cowered in fear. He knew that Jane was coming to melt his face off.  

  11. ladypuns:

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  13. Radical Sister: Why pornography is oppressive




    Porn actresses can only give consent by contract, but a contract does not constitute meaningful consent. A meaningful consent is such that it can be withdrawn anytime, including during a sex act. 

    Of course. Porn actresses have the right to withdraw their consent at any point, as much as any other worker has the right to walk out on their job (assuming that doing so won’t endanger other people—airline pilot shouldn’t be allowed to parachute out of a plane during a flight, for example).

    Perhaps what you are trying to say is that workers’ rights are not always fully respected in porn, but that problem is hardly unique to the sex industry. We need feminist, labor, and other social justice movements to focus on challenging abuses of workers’ rights within porn or in any other industries, rather than treating porn actresses as inherently having no rights.

    A porn actress has to follow instructions given by directors.

    That’s what workers do in any capitalist workplace: workers follow instructions given by their bosses. This supervisorial authority can be abused, which once again leads to why we need social movements and labor rights protections. Porn may be a unique work environment, but abuses of workers’ rights that take place there are similar to any other workplace, especially those that are considered low-status.

    There is no way a consumer can tell the difference between actual rape performed in front of a camera and sex acts the porn actress has consented to.

    Once again, this is often true in many commercially produced product, whether it is porn or athletic shoes or pineapples: we often do not know conditions under which these products have been produced, including the possibility that they were produced by slave labor.

    There are some ways around this, although not perfect: for example, you could decide to buy only from companies that have transparent labor practices and sourcing. It might be more difficult to find suppliers of ethically produced porn, but there will be more of these if more porn consumers demand it.

    In the meantime, it makes no sense to hold consumers of porn to a higher standard of ethical consumption, because that is a double standard. At most, I would urge consumers to boycott any companies that are known to have problematic labor practices, whether they produce porn, shoes, or fruits and vegetables.

    good commentary by emigrl

  14. Gender essentialism and the feminist housewife
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    I like makeup. I wear it almost every day. I think eyeliner is the best. I really like being able to cover up my zits and under eye circles. Does that make makeup an inherently ‘good’ thing? Does it mean that makeup is feminist and progressive because I am feminist and progressive? Does it mean that the only possible reason I could ‘enjoy’ wearing makeup is because I like it, point blank? No. Of course not. I wear makeup because I grew up in a culture that scrutinizes women’s looks and values their appearances above all else. I live in a consumer culture that invents flaws and insecurities in order to be able to sell us things that will ‘fix’ our flaws.

    So makeup isn’t really the best. There are many aspects of the beauty industry that can and should be critiqued. But does that make me a terrible person because I wear makeup? No. Does it mean I’m not a real feminist because I wear makeup? Of course not. But it also doesn’t mean it’s perfectly fine and awesome and that I shouldn’t explore or acknowledge the fact that I wear makeup because I was taught and bought into the idea that, in one way or another, I was going to be judged based on my appearance and that I’ve been convinced and have convinced myself that I needed to wear makeup in order to avoid looking ugly and sick.


    It’s Not About You: Beyond Kink Shaming by Meagan Murphy on FeministCurrent

    This is actually a piece about BDSM, but I liked this bit and I think it makes a good argument for how one can be critical of a practice and not be saying that those who engage in it are terrible people. Also, more generally, the idea that not all choices are feminist and choices don’t exist in a vacuum, etc etc.

    (via mrsdalloway)

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