SWOOOOON SWOON SWOON.
6’3, I used to be 6’6 but lost my hair RT @metricjulie: Gosh how tall are you — Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) September 22, 2012
This is how thoroughly we women have been sexualized, that we cannot make the...– Women’s tennis and the gender politics of grunting « Fit and Feminist (via sexisnottheenemy)
There are things that rip my skin open and reveal what lies beneath but I don’t...– Roxane Gay, “The Illusion of Safety” The other day someone got mad at me for not putting a trigger warning before a discussion about periods on twitter because I am a privileged cis woman who is lucky enough to get a period. Nooooope. (I AM privileged, though. Cis, white, perceived as straight....
YOU GO, CÉLINE.
Celine Dion’s photoshoot is sexy because she gives no fucks. That’s hot as hell. — Julie (@metricjulie) August 27, 2012
This is how I feel about the upcoming provincial...
For context on the 3 major parties: PLQ (Parti Libéral du Québec): centre-right; current government; corrupt as all hell; apparent massive disdain for youth and education (see student protests 2012) CAQ (Coalition Avenir Québec): right-wing; all that matters in life is entrepreneurship; middle-aged white business people running the province AGAIN PQ (Parti Québécois): centre-left I guess;...
Awesome pictures from yesterday's monster protest...
One of hundreds of student protests over the past months in Montreal against the tuition hike, Bill 78, and neoliberalism. Check out the pictures here.
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is...– Jack Layton http://www.ndp.ca/letter-to-canadians-from-jack-layton
It’s been one year since Jack Layton passed away. Here’s the letter he wrote to Canadians two days before it happened. August 20, 2011 Toronto, Ontario Dear Friends, Tens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful, inspiring and often beautiful notes, cards and gifts. Your spirit and...
False Homophobia Alert : Montreal Dyke March
Dudes at window : Fuck you !
Us : What was that for ? Fuck you, you homophobes !
Dudes : Fuck you, you lazy students ! Go back to school!
Us: .... we're not a student protest. we're dykes.
Dudes: Oh! oh sorry!
Rob Delaney, lover of hairy women and oral sex, is...
I love you Pussy Riot, you beautiful hooligans. May prison be a chrysalis that you emerge from & incite GLOBAL PUSSY RIOT. xoxo — rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 17, 2012
Pussy Riot testimonies →
And if that’s how it is, then for me at least this trial is just a ‘so-called’ trial. I am not afraid of you. I am not afraid of you and I am not afraid of the thinly veneered deceit of your verdict at this ‘so-called’ trial. My truth lives with me. I believe that honesty, free-speaking and the thirst for truth will make us all a little freer. We will see this come to pass. - Maria Alyokhina
I know there are those who do not call themselves “feminists,” not because they...– Hero, Harriet J. (via sodisarmingdarling) I like it a lot.
We’re socialized to “let you down easy.” We’re not socialized to say a clear and...– The art of “no.” « CaptainAwkward.com WHOA. Now, I’m not sure I feel like I was socialized to ‘let people down easy’ as much as I just lacked confidence and awareness and all that. But the part about the ability to say “no” to something without offering an...
HELP ME COME UP WITH A DYKE MARCH SIGN!
Next Saturday is Montreal’s first official Dyke March! I’m going with a bunch of people and I want to make a sign but I’m not that smart. Anyone have any awesome ideas?
Schrödinger's Rapist. PLEASE READ THIS. →
This is one of the most relevant things I’ve ever read. I urge you to share this with the people in your life who might be more privileged, or self-appointed fucking ‘nice guys’ (EYE ROLL UNTIL INFINITY) or seriously literally just anyone. A few of my male friends read it, digested it, and admitted they found it difficult to read. I’m sure it resonated with them, though,...
Friendly reminder about sexual assault
Source: What happens to Rapists When They are Caught and Prosecuted? (RAINN) I don’t think anyone who follows me here would say “JEEZ WHY DON’T WOMEN JUST REPORT RAPE IF IT’S SO BAD” but I get this shit every fucking day on twitter. “The situation has improve DRASTICALLY” lol okay then. “In parts of the United States, rapes have declined to such a...
Update: UCQ thing
Following my posts from last night, My horrible experience with a UCQ member and Follow-up with UCQ dude, the spokesperson for the party has apologized to me personally for the “exaggerated reaction of our candidate” and the guy in question, Fredrick Ghali, has deleted his twitter account. Womp womp. Isn’t it annoying that you have to be decent to people otherwise they’ll...
Follow-up with UCQ dude
So following this post about someone running in the Québec provincial elections in this fringe party, Union Citoyenne du Québec, the guy CALLED ME at 10:30pm to confront me about the post I wrote, but I guess he felt cornered like he wasn’t going to intimidate me or bully me into deleting it, so he tried to apologize, but the tone of his “apology” was again very aggressive and...
My horrible experience with a UCQ member
CLICK HERE FOR PART 2, Follow-up with UCQ dude. Québec’s provincial election campaign is in full swing, and for a progressive feminist federalist such as myself, options are slim. Anything to the left is sovereigntist; anything federalist is more to the right. So when I happened upon the Union Citoyenne du Québec, a progressive federalist party, I was interested to know more. I followed...
OH NO NOT FEMENISTS →
Possibly the best tweet.
Corolla said women aren’t funny women got mad. Tosh made rape jokes, women got mad. It’s like men can’t win. — Bonnie McFarlane (@bonniemcfarlane) July 11, 2012
Bobby Big Wheel: The Beer Equality Project →
bobbybigwheel: Like many of you, I was very disappointed when Chick-Fil-A came out strongly against gay marriage. I mean, it’s not like we expect the businesses that we patronize to be above board. After all, behind every great fortune is a great crime. But, c’mon, $2 million to anti-equality assholes? That…
emma .m. woolley: Misandry 101 →
sodisarmingdarling: Misandry explained. Because people (including myself) tend to scream MISANDRY ISN’T A THING without ever explaining why. So here we go. misandry: the hatred or dislike of men and boys. Technically, misandry is a thing. There are people who hate men and boys. (To my knowledge, there haven’t…
Where are all the straight white dudes
policing discourse when you need to know how to appropriately react to something? Oh right, everywhere. LOL.
I want to read about women of all ages, in love. I want to read about black...– Rebekah Weatherspoon (2012 Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event: Rebekah Weatherspoon on Better Off Red)
The 50 Cutest Things That Ever Happened →
Sun News covers a Toronto preacher telling women... →
slutwalktoronto: When a Toronto police officer said women could avoid being sexually assaulted if they didn’t dress like “sluts”, we were angry but not surprised. Sun News now reports on a Muslim street cleric spouting the same beliefs - that women are responsible for being sexually assaulted because of what they wear and they need to be told what to do by men who know better. People with these...
That’s where I am right now. And it sucks, because to get to that point, you have to have been disappointed or frustrated first (and several times), right? Blah. If only there were some kind of checklist. Something foolproof that would prevent one from feeling like they’re exaggerating or overreacting. Nope sorry that is not a thing. Have fun dealing with your feelings, Julie. ...
Hip-Bumping Ignorance: [TW: Rape] List of... →
sonic-hip-attack: List of Comedians that are being unapologetically dense about this issue: Jim Norton (“Why is it okay for an actor to play a rapist, but not for a comic to joke about it?”) Louis C.K. (“your show makes me laugh every time I watch it. And you have pretty eyes”) Patton Oswalt (“Wow, @danieltosh…
This is when I guest-hosted The Kaufman Show on... →
Last April, Dave Kaufman of TSN 990 asked me to host his show while he was in New York. I accepted because duh, radio is super fun except for the part where most people hate your vagina. Dave was one of the few people who always respected me and never treated me differently based on gender, sexuality or appearance. I had two hours and I decided to make the show my own: we talked about rights for...
How the Logic of "Friendzoning" Would Work If...
*Man walks into a store and finds employee*
Man: Alright, I've had enough. Why haven't you guys hired me?!
Employee: Uh...well sir, when did you put in your application?
Man: I never filled out an application.
Employee: Well sir, we can't consider you for employment if you've never filled out an application.
Man: No, that's bullshit, because I've been coming here for years now, and every single time I tell you all how much I love this store and how much I appreciate your customer service, unlike some of your other customers might I add!
Employee: Well, but that doesn't-
Man: AND I even told you that I didn't have a job!
Employee: But sir, that doesn't indicate to us that you would like a job at our store. And again, if you've never filled out an application, we can't consider you. Besides, we're not hiring.
Man: OH! Not hiring, HA! What a laugh. I see your store go through seasonal workers all the time. They come and go like nothing, but you won't consider me as a part-time employee even though I KNOW you've been looking for workers to fill positions? That's insane!
Employee: Sir, we've been looking to hire a few people for management positions. Do you have any management experience?
Man: Well no, but what does that matter?
Employee: ...Well sir, that's what we're looking for. You won't be suitable for the position without management experience.
Man: Oh that's such a load of crap. You know, you'll be waiting around a long time for a manager if you don't lower your standards a little. Who cares if someone knows how to manage a store? I LOVE this store and I'm willing to work here, that's all that should matter to you.
Employee: That...doesn't make any sense.
Man: NO! I'm done. This is over. From now on, no more Mr. Nice Guy.
Man: Fuck you, slut.
she was disarming: 10 videos that remind me that... →
sodisarmingdarling: The thing about being a person who cares about things is that caring about things makes life really hard. I mean, I wouldn’t have it any other way, but burnout is a real thing among us activist types. And for good reason, because a lot of things suck all the time. All. The. Time. And I don’t know…
Dear Anonymous people
Do not ask me questions anonymously. I won’t respond. Give me a twitter account at least. OK that’s all, bye