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mgherian:

it’s really interesting how so many mythological creatures that are exclusively female (harpies, banshees, sirens) are described as having really piercing or unpleasant or otherwise notable voices? sirens kill men with their songs, banshees shriek when someone is about to die, harpies are awful cawing bird-women

(watch out for the girls who know how to make noise; we are monsters)

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The stereotype of the ugly, unfuckable feminist exists for a reason – because it’s still the last, best line of defence against any woman who is a little too loud, a little too political. Just tell her that if she goes on as she is, nobody will love her. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve always believed that part of the point of feminist politics – part of the point of any sort of radical politics – is that some principles are more important than being universally adored, particularly by the sort of men who would prefer women to smile quietly and grow our hair out
If you’re a feminist you’ll be called a man-hater. You don’t need rebranding   (via albinwonderland)

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convincing subjects that they are radical has become the primary function of ideology today. If I believe that I am already radical while I am following the dictates of the social order, I am not likely to challenge those dictates.
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sources for prepatriarchal persephone

auntiewitch:

"However, long before the mythical Hades was ever conceived, in more ancient, pre-patriarchal times, Persephone was Queen of the Underworld and was another form of Hecate. Originally, the Triple Goddess was represented by Kore, the virgin; Demeter, the mother preserver; and Hecate or Persephone, the destroyer. In later years, Kore and Persephone became the same Goddess. The pomegranate was an ancient symbol of female fertility; the souls of the underworld ate pomegranates so that they could be reborn. They are standing in front of a bas-relief of their reunion from Eleusis, Greece, early 5th century BCE and are holding Boetian figures used in the Demeter and Persephone rites from the mid 6th century BCE. Demeter’s ribbed seed necklace is from Kourion, 400-300 BCE; her earring is part of a pendant with 2 bees from Mallia, Middle Minoan, 1700-1550 BCE. Persephone’s pomegranate pendant is from Enkomi, Cyprus, 1400-1300 BCE; her earring is from Mycenae, 1550-1500 BCE; her bracelet from Thessaly, 8th century BCE.” (x)

"In another sense a process was completed that had been in motion since the dawn of the patriarchy. In the earliest representations of the story of Demeter and Persephone, only the Goddesses were present. As the patriarchy gained power, the story was changed. Persephone, instead of going of her own free will into the underworld, was abducted by the (now male) God of Death and became his captive bride. In the stories of Ishtar and Inanna, male “consorts” were introduced. In the legend of Isis, the Dying Goddess became the male Osiris.” (x)

The rape motif in the story underscores that the Hellenic takeover was a violent one that wrested power from women. In the words of Robert Graves, “It refers to male usurpation of the female agricultural mysteries in primitive times.”” (x)

Basically, if you can’t grasp that fact that Persephone’s rape was a patriarchal representation and installation of the Greek’s doing as a means to oppress Goddess worship and the matriarchy, wow, I don’t know even know what do for you.

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I have no options left

aanjikwag:

Hi,

I really don’t want to do this and I feel terribly guilty, but I don’t know where else to turn.

I am a college student (cutting back to part time this semester, but may have to drop out), 23 weeks pregnant, and soon to be homeless.

I am unable to acquire low-income housing due to problems with my previous landlord- she claimed we abandoned our apartment, and were automatically disqualified for our application. I am ineligible for food stamps and WIC due to the fact that I am a college student and not working at least 20 hours a week. I am unable to work a “real” job due to my untreated mental illnesses (treatment had to stop because of my getting pregnant), and the fact that I am largely pregnant is also a huge factor in my not getting hired. I was dependent on my financial aid to have a place to live, and now I can’t even pay my tuition. My living situation I am in now was a temporary agreement, and I’ll be getting kicked out if I don’t leave soon. I will have to live in my car. This wouldn’t be so bad, but I am in Wisconsin in the middle of winter. I looked into the option of using a payday loan place, but I would not get the amount I need to get by, and I cannot pay it back in a reasonable amount of time. I would only dig myself into a deeper hole. I don’t have family here, the closest I have are 6 hours away.

I have literally exhausted all of my resources. I have absolutely nowhere to go, no money to eat, provide a home for my son, or to continue my college education. My tuition for this semester is $1,114. My book is $136. And I woke up this morning with a new charge to my account for $706 for last semester, I don’t know if there will be more. (see pictures below.)

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I ask that you spread this post for me, so that others will see it. I need help. If anyone knows of any resources that I haven’t mentioned, please let me know! Also, if anyone knows somewhere where I can get an e-textbook or rent this book maybe for less than the regular price of just purchasing the book, I would love to know about it.

I do not want to beg for money, but I really don’t know what else to do right now. My anxiety is at an all-time high, I am constantly having panic attacks now, and I am terrified that this amount of stress is going to affect my son. My depression is becoming harder to fight, I feel like a failure to my son already.

So yes, I am also begging for money, along with resources. I’m sorry. I swear I will never burden Tumblr with this again, but I am in such a tough spot right now and I can’t get out by myself, no matter how hard I try.

I have a PayPal button on my blog- aanjikwag.tumblr.com

I also sell beadwork, but I don’t have much inventory, but there are some things available if you’d like to look- littlebirdaccessories.tumblr.com

I have 10 days to figure this out- class starts on the 13th.

Anything will make a difference.

Thank you,

Caitlin

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help!

kiriamaya:

falloutgirlongirl:

tl;dr: i was forced out of the closet and cut off communication, my parents suck, i need money to get out of my emotionally abusive home please donate to my paypal interplanetarydiplomacy@hotmail.com !!!

thank u

hello!! as you all may already know, my already difficult family environment has turned nearly unbearable overnight.

my parents are radically religious. they have always been extremely controlling, manipulative and emotionally abusing. i’ve never been allowed to interact with people outside my family or church (i was never allowed to hang out with my school friends outside of school), i cant go out without parental supervision even though i’m turning 20 on january, and as of now they’ve taken my laptop and mexican phone to prevent outside interaction.

last fall, after a lot of begging i was allowed to study abroad in texas where i stayed with some of my parent’s friends that also took me to church, which is why they let me go. the change was amazing for my emotional and mental health and my anxiety basically disappeared.

when i returned to visit on winter break, though, my mom went through my laptop without my permission (completely invading my privacy like they often do) and found conversations with my girlfriend and internet friends, among other things like porn in my browsing history and pictures i’ve drawn of girls kissing (scandalous i know). i was forced out of the closet and called slurs, and my mom even blamed me of “condemning” her because i’m queer. i’ve been put in lock down panic mode.

i need money to move out of my house by february. my girlfriend and some other friends will let me stay with them until fall semester, when i will hopefully be enrolled in the university of central florida.

since im from mexico, i need to cover student visa expenses, which can go up to $300, plus another round trip to mexico for the interviews.

i hope to get a scholarship and loans to pay for my education, housing and meal plans, but meanwhile i need money to cover my stay and trips.

i dont have access to my tablet or laptop but i can connect this phone (my parents dont know it works) to my scanner and do sketch commissions like these ones for $15 each (+7 additional characters).

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however any kind of help is appreciated.

thank you very much for being so supportive already!!!!!!! i’ll keep you all informed

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Donate to my divorce fund?

campdracula5eva:

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campdracula5eva:

As many of you know, my ex was NOT a nice person. I am currently in the uncomfortable position of still being legally married to an abuser, because I simply cannot afford a divorce. I got a quote from an online divorce company and I can (hopefully) do it all for £375.

I get £113 every 2 weeks with my disability benefits. I am in a fair bit of debt that I am still working on paying off. I also have a tattooed on wedding ring I am having to pay to get removed because I don’t want that asshole’s initial on my damn finger, several pets to feed, and increasingly extortionate public transport costs to get to therapy etc. Naturally, saving up for a divorce isn’t going to be easy. So, I decided to see if anyone out there would be willing to help me fund it. If you’ve got some spare cash and you feel like helping someone divorce a scumbag, I’d love it if you could donate to me.

Sig boosting is much appreciated!

Currently I have £10 of my goal, which is great! Anyone wanna bump the number for me more?

Now standing at £15! Anyone feel like adding to that? Literally every penny helps. 

My ex is now talking about trying for a baby with his new girlfriend and I am slightly concerned that this make him more likely to try and get maintenance payments off me in a divorce. I was financially supporting him throughout the whole time we were together (and my parents were supporting him to a degree too). This is why I can’t do the quick and simple divorce. I’m worried without a solicitor behind me, he’ll try and possibly succeed in getting money from me. I cannot afford to support him. I know he is unlikely to afford a solicitor, I’m hoping that by having one of my own, I may be able to avoid this happening at all.

I’m getting phone calls from dudes claiming to have found my number on escorting websites. This is something he’s done before. 

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