Faux pockets are an abomination. If you’re going to bother putting pocket flaps on something, add the G-d damn pockets.
SO MUCH THIS. ABSOLUTELY. I envy men their pockets. WTF MAN. FAKE POCKETS ARE SHIT. Meanwhile it is nearly impossible to find dress trousers that actually HAVE pockets. Then men wonder why we’re always faffing around with purses and bags and such. IT IS BECAUSE OUR CLOTHES DO NOT HAVE POCKETS. I HATE EVERYTHING.
THIS. EXACTLY THIS.
I have long been convinced, even before I knew what feminism actually was, that this whole “no pockets for women*” thing was a way to cement gender differences and force women to carry purses instead of walking around with the few essentials in our pockets. The difference between dependence and independence. I hate my lack of pockets.
I’m pretty sure that there was a capitalist as well as a patriarchal motive in designing women’s clothing without pockets — the people who make and sell purses and bags and so forth have very cozy relationships with the people who make and sell dresses.
“But that’s a men’s button-up shirt, why do you want it?”
And it’s an obvious fake. First, it has “VOID” stamped down the side. Second, it’s a photocopy - I could forge that in 10 minutes. Third, it is a “certificate of live birth.” Hey, birther websites question documentation of Obama’s birth there because Hawaii provided a “certification of…
Anonymous asked: Cis female anon: the problem isn't that cisgender females can't have their own spaces, it's that the definition of 'their' spaces is very trans-erasing because it implies that only cisgender women are women. Trans women probably know more about womanhood than any cis woman because they had to learn it THEMSELVES: it wasn't given to them by society. What is taught naturally to cis women must be painfully acquired by trans women. So no, that's not what ladyatheist is saying at all. Take a seat.
“In the instances when POC say shit like ‘Oh I can’t stand white folk’ or ‘Damn white people’, they aren’t saying ‘Oh I think they are inferior, I want to humiliate them, abuse them, enslave them and wipe out their people!’, they’re saying ‘Damn, after a couple hundred years of white people thinking I’m inferior, humiliating me, abusing me, enslaving me, and trying to wipe out my people, I don’t wanna deal with them.’ The context is completely different.”—
“He also asked about us. He wanted to know who we were, what we did, and how we lived as couples and families. When it came out that Natalie and I were about to become Jewish clergy, he mentioned that his on-staff chaplain was not Jewish, but he wrote down the name and number of a local Reform rabbi who we might want to talk to. Admittedly, we did not use the number. So the next evening, that rabbi called us in our hotel room. He said Dr. Tiller had called the synagogue, let them know we were in town, and said he suspected we weren’t in a place where we could make the first move. He invited us to Passover Seder at his home two nights later, and said we could decide anytime up to dessert being served that we wanted to show up, and that he would understand if we wanted to keep to ourselves. All because Dr. Tiller cared enough to make sure someone was reaching out to us.”—Eulogy for Dr. George Tiller | The Shalom Center (via bthny)
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