September122014

biscuity-boyle:

social justice stuff you see on tumblr is nothing new; these ideas and terminology have been around in activist circles for years. You’re only just finding out about them now because they’ve been brought into the mainstream of a website most of you frequent.

Shit, the term’s been in the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics since at least 1996.

Fuck ignorant people who think social justice is just a term invented by sensitive teenage girls on the internet.

(via lipstick-feminists)

April172012
starsarefire:

whoneedsfeminism:

My daughters should not have a truck grabbed out of their hands by an adult and handed to a male cousin because, “This is a boy toy anyway.”
My son shouldn’t be ridiculed because his favorite color is pink.

This one in particular made me smile. Growing up, I had just as many Hot Wheels, Nerf guns, and fire trucks as Barbies, and my mom would always patiently correct the McDonald’s drive-thru workers every time they asked if she wanted my Happy Meal with “a girl toy or a boy toy.”
Dad used to get annoyed with her for it, but I’m glad she did things like that. I don’t think I’d be the same person I am now if she hadn’t worked so hard to make sure I grew up without the bizarre notions some people seem to have about perfectly normal objects being gender-specific.
(Also, that kid’s shirt has a TARDIS on it and that is goddamn precious. Gold star, good parenting.)

starsarefire:

whoneedsfeminism:

My daughters should not have a truck grabbed out of their hands by an adult and handed to a male cousin because, “This is a boy toy anyway.”

My son shouldn’t be ridiculed because his favorite color is pink.

This one in particular made me smile. Growing up, I had just as many Hot Wheels, Nerf guns, and fire trucks as Barbies, and my mom would always patiently correct the McDonald’s drive-thru workers every time they asked if she wanted my Happy Meal with “a girl toy or a boy toy.”

Dad used to get annoyed with her for it, but I’m glad she did things like that. I don’t think I’d be the same person I am now if she hadn’t worked so hard to make sure I grew up without the bizarre notions some people seem to have about perfectly normal objects being gender-specific.

(Also, that kid’s shirt has a TARDIS on it and that is goddamn precious. Gold star, good parenting.)

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