— it is 2014. there are no excuses left. (via pocket-alex)
The thing about the Bechdel Test is that passing it should be easy. Failing it should be a source of shame, of course. But if you pass and then brag about that it’s like saying, “Of course I’m a good doctor—look, I didn’t murder all my patients! I mean, I didn’t help any of them either. But the not killing thing? That was very good of me.”
Failing the Bechdel is rolling a critical miss. Passing it is one tiny step above total abject failure, nothing more.
it genuinely baffles me that men don’t want women in positions of power because “they’re slaves to their hormones/emotions” and yet one of the first lines of defence when it comes to rape cases tends to be “it’s hardly his fault look at what she was wearing how could we expect him to control himself”Gee, it’s almost as if misogyny isn’t based in logic.
my feminist goal is not to convince men that girls are of value, my feminist goal is to achieve a future where the judgement of our value isn’t in the hands of men.
and this goes for, especially goes for, trans girls, girls of colour, disabled girls and LGBTQA+ girls.
girls, all girls, and if you believe otherwise don’t reblog this.