Jeliza Patterson

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genderqueerfashionista:

the-unfeminine-female:

Androgyny at its finest right here.

This caption infuriates me. Androgyny is so much more than just a thin, white person with no breasts and short hair. Androgyny, from my perspective, is the blending of masculine and feminine elements in any and all forms. Androgyny isn’t looking male, it’s looking like a human who expresses both masculinity and creates new gender options. It doesn’t just apply white male standards of attractiveness to female bodies but works to broaden the shades of gray.
These folks have the kind of androgyny I’m talking about:

my beau, N

hisblackdress

boyqueen

streetstyle via blackfashion

majestic

man in a skirt via sean at fruitpunch
how would y’all define androgyny in a way that’s more inclusive?

So glad I’m not the only one who feels this way!

genderqueerfashionista:

the-unfeminine-female:

Androgyny at its finest right here.

This caption infuriates me. Androgyny is so much more than just a thin, white person with no breasts and short hair. Androgyny, from my perspective, is the blending of masculine and feminine elements in any and all forms. Androgyny isn’t looking male, it’s looking like a human who expresses both masculinity and creates new gender options. It doesn’t just apply white male standards of attractiveness to female bodies but works to broaden the shades of gray.

These folks have the kind of androgyny I’m talking about:

my beau, N

hisblackdress

boyqueen

streetstyle via blackfashion

majestic

man in a skirt via sean at fruitpunch

how would y’all define androgyny in a way that’s more inclusive?

So glad I’m not the only one who feels this way!

(via thequeerfashionista)

Filed under androgyny body politics feminism gender community LGBTQ trans

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Feminism is the political theory and practice that struggles to free all women: women of color, working-class women, poor women, disabled women, lesbians, old women, as well as white, economically privileged, heterosexual women. Anything less than this vision of total freedom is not feminism, but merely female self-aggrandizement.
Barbara Smith (via fyeahwomenshistory)

(Source: , via amirrorforone)

Filed under feminism diversity post-feminism womens rights

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ZOMG the bulk

"So there’s this… gym rhetoric. It’s sexist rhetoric. And it’s enabled by well-meaning people who still don’t get the actual problem, which is gender boundary transgression." An excellent post by Kate on the attitudes about women who lift heavy weights and how much space women are supposed to take up.

Filed under fitspo feminism weightlifting

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maradydd:

snowdarkred:

One thing I love about this music video (which was not actually made or produced by Marina) is that it remixes the classic Disney fairytales into something else - Ariel turns her prince into a merman, Cinderella tells her prince to fuck off for being shallow, Sleeping Beauty gets tired of waiting for her prince to work up the nerve to kiss her, etc. It’s wonderful, especially since young Alice is the bookend and clearly takes confidence from the reworked versions of the stories. 

This video is brilliant on so many levels. I want to live in it.

(via karnythia)

Filed under fairytale feminism marina and the diamonds

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redefiningbodyimage:

“Poses” is a direct criticism of the absurd and artificial world of glamour and of fashion that magazines present. Specifically, the highly-distorted image of women that they transmit through models that do not represent real women and that avoid all those who are not within their restricted parameters.

These images are virtually the only feminine reference in the mass media and they have a great influence in both men and women when building our roles in terms of behavior and ways of thinking.

Using these impossible stances of the fashion publishing houses as a symbol of how  grotesque and unreal this industry is, a group of real women transfer these poses to daily scenes: the queue of a museum, the supermarket or the bus stop, sparking off the reaction of the spectators (on the other hand, regular consumers of these images).

The aim: to make it clear how ridiculous, and at times harmful, it can be to follow these models that the world of glamour impose on us.

(Source: yolandadominguez.com)

Filed under fashion body image women feminism model modeling

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The reason racism is a feminist issue is easily explained by the inherent definition of feminism. Feminism is the political theory and practice to free all women: women of color, working-class women, poor women, physically challenged women, lesbians, old women –as well as white economically privileged heterosexual women. Anything less than this is not feminism, but merely female self-aggrandizement.
Barbara Smith, 1979 (via regazzadilupo)

(Source: fauxcyborg, via karnythia)

Filed under feminism racism Amen

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The advantages of being a woman artist

  • Working without the pressure of success.
  • Not having to be in shows with men.
  • Having an escape from the art world in your four free-lance jobs.
  • Knowing your career might pick up after you’re eighty.
  • Being reassured that whatever kind of art you make it will be labeled feminine.
  • Not being stuck in a tenured teaching position.
  • Seeing your ideas live on in the work of others.
  • Having an opportunity to choose between career and motherhood.
  • Not having to smoke those big cigars or paint in Italian suits.
  • Having more time to work after your mate dumps you for someone younger.
  • Being included in revised versions of art history.
  • Not having to undergo the embarrassment of being called a genius.

 Guerrilla Girls, quoted in Whitney Chadwick Women, Art and Society

Filed under woman artist women artist guerilla girls feminism fine art