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Aug 20, 2014 / 4,402 notes

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My brand is finally here!! I make art and apparel designed to celebrate, empower, and uplift women of color from all walks of life. Please help support my movement. Tell all your friends, tell them to tell their friends!! Help me share it with the world, we deserve to take up space, and be loved and celebrated everyday!! Shop here.

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Jul 26, 2014 / 25 notes

imthemotherfuckingcaptain said: The "Virginity is a social construct" thing.. what does that mean?

That’s a great question!

Virginity roughly refers to a state of sexual purity - ie no sex has been had. But really, virginity has specifically had implications for cis women - a hymen has not been “broken”, no penis has entered and the cis woman is a pure virgin. 

There are a few problems with all this:

1. Categorizing pure vrs impure groups of people based on conceptions of whether or not they have had a penis inside them is a little screwy. Consent has also had nothing to do with this value system, meaning that in the virginity mythology, if a cis woman is raped, she may be labelled impure.

2. How do you determine when a person has had sex? Is masturbation sex? How about fingering? Or what about non-vaginal penetration? The virginity mythology is kinda silent on non vagina-penis contact, which can give people the impression that different kinds of sex aren’t sex. So, when a queer woman has her first non-masturbatory intimate experience with her female partner - let’s say cunnilingus - has she lost her virginity? According to a lot of the virginity mythologies out there, no, she hasn’t. So, the state of sexual purity, or virginity, is actually hard to define/categorize.

3. People made the whole thing up. This is specifically what I am referring to when I call it a social construct. People decided that you could categorize sexual activity/inactivity by the measuring stick of vagina-penis penetration. Someone made that up! (By the way, it’s completely related to the subordination and male-ownership of women.) 

Finally, when you consider all these things, the whole virginity mythology as whole starts to sound pretty absurd. (At least I hope you think so). It’s something we also have the choice to reject. And when we reject the idea that people can be measured by whether or not there’s been some penis-vagina contact, we can also reject centuries of: heteronormativity, slut-shaming, & violence against women. 

calliegarp:

What We Can Learn From OITNB’s Suzanne Warren
a blog post by Fabulously Feminist
Jun 20, 2014 / 13 notes

calliegarp:

What We Can Learn From OITNB’s Suzanne Warren

a blog post by Fabulously Feminist

Jun 19, 2014 / 54,822 notes
Jun 19, 2014 / 9 notes

calliegarp:

Feminist Jotter Set

by Fabulously Feminist

Jun 19, 2014 / 1 note

calliegarp:

Hand Drawn Feminist Jotter Set

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Jun 19, 2014 / 3 notes

calliegarp:

Hand Drawn Feminist Jotter Set

by Fabulously Feminist

Jun 19, 2014 / 1 note

calliegarp:

Trans* Mini Jotter

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Jun 18, 2014 / 2,036 notes

witchhboy:

To celebrate how awesome and supportive all of you amazing followers have been - here’s another give away! I’m thinking of making this a monthly thing, or perhaps every second month with new products from my store and custom artworks. So if you don’t win this one - don’t despair, there will be plenty more to follow. For this give away I’ll be picking a 1st and 2nd prize winner at random.

1st Prize Includes:

  • Embroidered felt patch of your choice.
  • Two screen printed patches of your choice.

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  • Two screen printed patches of your choice.

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The give away will end on June 30th, unless I choose to extend it - in which case you’ll be notified. I’m happy to post worldwide, so everyone can enter. The winners will be chosen at random and contacted from my personal blog (olive—branch.tumblr.com)

Have fun, share with your pals - and good luck!

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Jun 18, 2014 / 3 notes

calliegarp:

Make Herstory Brooch

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