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  • We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

    This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

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    No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

    The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

    Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.

    (via areyha)

    (Source: rosalarian, via feministcaptainkirk)

    Ken Russel’s Last of the Teddy Girls

    "Russell scouts the streets of post-war London and takes both candid and posed shots of young girls dressed in the classic teddy girl uniform: blazers, trousers and ‘manly’ haircuts. It was one of the first of its kind as portraying the youth culture which, in the 1950s, was just getting underway." TRIBU Magazine Article

    (Source: bl00dypunk, via feministcaptainkirk)

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