A feminist work in progress.

MEETINGS Monday at 4:30pm in Harlan House. Food and discussion. Feel free to bring a friend!

WHO ARE WE? Third Wave Resource Group is a student rights and resource group centered in Harlan House, at Cornell. We are a safe, comfortable environment for community members which provides information, equality and empowerment informed by feminism. We believe feminism is about values & ideals. Empowerment & education. Community building & understanding. (And calling people out on their bullshit).

RESOURCES WE PROVIDE Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocacy, access to Safe Room, emergency transportation, library, kitchen, sewing room, safe zone, and confidentiality.

CONTACT 319)895-5750

alimarko:

Dear Michigan House of Representatives,

If you don’t want it spoken about in your proceedings, don’t try to regulate it.

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Tips for dealing with fatty and sugary foods this holiday season

  1. Eat it
  2. Eat it all
  3. It’s the season of pumpkin and cranberry and peppermint everything
  4. Fuck the magazines that try and guilt you with the “Christmas 8” or whatever they’ve made up
  5. And fuck anyone who chirps at you and asks “do you REALLY need that second helping of green bean casserole?”
  6. Oh and cupcakes make a great cheap/last minute gift for any occasion (you can even make them vegan!)

Congratulations you have all the tools you need to deal with holiday food this year.

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All women dream of meeting a partner who will like our bodies as they are. We long for partners who will offer affirmation and unconditional acceptance, particularly if we have never been affirmed or were affirmed only as children in our families of origin. We long for acceptance of our physical beings, to be admired as we are, even as we withhold affirmation from ourselves. This is the worst form of self-sabotage. We can “start where we are” by offering ourselves that gaze of approval we long to see in the eyes of someone else. The more we love our flesh, the more others will delight in its bounty. As we love the female body, we are able to let it be the ground on which we build a deeper relationship to ourselves—a loving relationship uniting mind, body, and spirit.

bell hooks, communion, “Ch. 8 “Growing into a Woman’s Body” (this chapter includes rethinking negative attitudes about weight and menstruation, striving for better health, allowing beauty to follow—“We cannot negate our bodies and love them [simultaneously].”)

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Thank you, bell. Future husband best realize this.

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chlochloariadne:

stophatingyourbody:

redgaia:

They all weigh 150lbs

There is no ‘right’ body type. Weight looks different on different people, and it is ALL OKAY. Don’t compare yourself to other people’s bodies, learn to love the body you’re in NOW and what it can do NOW.

I love this. People rarely believe my weight when I tell them I’m 92lbs, but yeah… Look at the women above, ALL 150lbs. You can look TOTALLY different to somebody the same weight as you.

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10 Ways To Be a Body Positivity Advocate

jaggedflow: 10 Ways To Be a Body Positivity Advocate

1. Be yourself. Whatever size, color, religion, gender, race, or sexual orientation. Don’t make apologies for yourself. Believe in the righteousness of your cause. Believe that hate helps nobody.

2. Understand that you’re beautiful. Understand that people who criticize your body or my body or Kelly Clarkson’s body can’t take that away from you. Understand that a lot of people are hateful morons, and they don’t reflect on you, and they shouldn’t affect you.

3. Let go of fear. Don’t let fear keep you from living your life the way you want to. Don’t be afraid to put on spandex and go to the gym. Don’t be afraid to order the cheesecake. Don’t be afraid to use the word fat. Boo during the trailer for that disgusting Dane Cook movie. Don’t be silent. Don’t allow yourself to be marginalized.

4. Challenge fatphobic (and thinphobic) statements when you see them. Don’t be afraid to speak up.

5. Read blogs, leave comments, join the community. It’s not a monolithic wall of agreement. There’s plenty of room for debate and conversation.

6. Bring body positivity and size acceptance issues into your communities. Science fiction, LGBT, yoga. Whatever you can think of.

7. Link to your favorite body positivity blogs, maybe in unexpected places or in the middle of unexpected conversations–spread the word.

8. Brainstorm different ways to be an advocate. The dressing room project? Fat hate bingo? The fat rant? All of these began with individuals who are helping make things happen.

9. Create body-positive art. Be a performer, a dancer, a cheerleader, a magnet maker, a photographer, a model, a poet, a painter, a T-shirt designer, a songwriter, a novelist.

10. Have more to say or a unique perspective? Submit a guest post to a blog like this one. Or, if you’re very brave, start a blog of your own.

from the Big Fat Deal blog

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feistyfeminist:

Hillary Clinton: ‘Extremists Want To Control Women’

While ‘America as leaders of the world’ is a little weird to us, we would like to say — GET IT!

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Wanna Contribute to Stigma Zine #2?

moderngirlblitz:

In need yr words!

The subject for Stigma #2 is bodies. You can read about the guidlines/details etc etc etc in this post<3

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chubby-bunnies:

Truth

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