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I'm Dylan

I go by Dyl for short
and Pickle if we're
close enough.

Post-college getting everything together for grad school. Sort of.

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Posts tagged "feminism"
Was Beyoncé attractive, sexy even? To be sure. But more than anything, she was powerful. Few things are more threatening to a male audience than a beautiful, powerful woman who doesn’t need a man, or even a male gaze.
Perhaps folk didn’t consciously notice there wasn’t a single male performer on stage. But for those few minutes, there were no male voices and no male bodies in control, only women who refused to be owned. And it wasn’t women just dancing up there, though the cameras largely focused on that. The women onstage were creating, everything. They appropriated traditional male images and transformed them female ones — not women just imitating men. They were claiming roles and instruments traditionally held by men: the horns and saxophones, the pyrotechnic guitar solo.
They were fierce, but refused to be masculinized or objectified.



Arone Dyer

You tell ‘em :)

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(Video) “Smart Girls At the Party,” with Amy Poehler.

 Yet another reason why I love Amy Poehler …

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Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing, is coming to Northeastern!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in 103 Churchill 7pm

She is the author of Full Frontal Feminism, He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut, and The Purity Myth. Valenti was named in March 2011 as one of The Guardian’s top 100 women, for what the newspaper described as her pioneering work in bringing the feminist movement online and into the 21st century.

It’s a public event so any non-NU friends that want to join me, shoot me a message.


Women, trans and queer cyclists have been riding bikes to victory for over a hundred years now, and sometimes we need help navigating our own personal bike journeys. Since cycling culture is frustratingly sexist (and cissexist), it can be difficult to know where to look for support,…


As we’ve been over many times, I started Bike Ladies Unite because I couldn’t find any ladies & bikes tumblrs that didn’t post objectifying bullshit. I am happy to say that in the past month, two other blogs have emerged that also reject sexualizing women cyclists! I love seeing their posts and I…

in the same vein…

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Hey fellow feminists! 

My friend, Hannah, helped to start the Feminist Because tumblr as a class project at the College of Charleston to foster a greater understanding of why people identify as feminists. They are looking for more people to participate to get a better representation of diverse backgrounds from across the country. If you want to join in on the project, check out the submission guidelines and send in a photo today! 


Kudos to Jane Ward, a sociologist at the University of California Riverside, who has written the best article I’ve found on the topic of the tremendous amount of work it takes to produce FTM masculinity, and the often unacknowledged work of femmes in producing it. I still remain rather baffled and…

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[A]dvice about fucking (even while feminist) is always about what you shouldn’t do. Don’t watch porn, don’t give blow jobs, don’t go home with just anyone, don’t give away the milk so that he doesn’t think the cow is free. Don’t be an exhibitionist, don’t be submissive, don’t engage in sex work, don’t expect to be loved if you’ve been too slutty. There have been times where even I’ve been tempted to dismiss feminist ideals of fucking as little more than the same fantasies spoon-fed to us in romance novels and rom-coms: slow, emotionally intimate love-making while you stare into one another’s eyes as the music swells. Not that there’s anything wrong with that on occasion, or if that’s your thing, but sometimes, I just want to fuck.
It can’t be any more obvious that we live in a patriarchal society if ”feminist” is a bad word.
Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.

Pat Robertson on Feminism. Best (read: most absurd) quote ever. (via bitchbanter)

This quote never fails to make me laugh. Not sure what socialism has to do with killing babies and lesbianism, but okay, Pat.

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LOL pat robertson. although there are some socialist feminists out there who would love to destroy capitalism ;)

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Sounds fun, right? This is a wonderful quote. I really loved it when FSO used it on fliers to recruit new members.