"Passing the Bechdel Test"
Songs that 1. Include at least one female vocalist 2. Who sings to another woman (or implied female audience) 3. About something besides a man
Girl on Fire - Alicia Keys feat. Nicki Minaj // Pop Goes the World - Gossip // Electric Lady - Janelle Monae // I Was an Island - Alicia Weiss // I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Glee Cover // Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve feat. Gwen Stefani // Rosie - Daisy Dares You // Me Against the Music - Britney Spears feat. Madonna // Take Me or Leave Me - Rent // You’re the Reason - Victoria Justice // Trouble - Neon Jungle // I Know, I Know, I Know - Tegan and Sara // Raise Your Glass - P!nk // Baddy Girl - M.I.A. // Women’s Suffrage (Bad Romance Parody) - Soomo Publishing // Hollywood - Marina and the Diamonds // Rebel Girl - Bikini Kill // Crazy - Au Reservoir Simone // For Good - Wicked // October Song - Amy Winehouse // Girlfriend - Icona Pop // Q.U.E.E.N. - Janelle Monae // Smile - Vitamin C // Fireball - Willow Smith feat. Nicki Minaj // When’s She Coming Home - The Ditty Bops
Total time = 1 hour 31 minutes
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Oh shit this is brilliant
Men had no problem violating women’s bodies while they had on corsets, petticoats and farthingales, so what the fuck makes you think a short skirt has anything to do with it?
Men also have no problem violating women’s bodies while they wear a niqab, hijab and burqa, some of the most covered form of clothing. So basically, what the fuck makes you think clothes have anything to do with it?
(Source: morenamagia, via littlewane)
THIS IS NOT OKAY GET THIS OFF MY DASH
This is Susan Robinson, one of the last people in the country who can preform late term abortions after the murder of Dr. George Tiller. This is from an awesome documentary called After Tiller, about the last 4 late-term abortion practitioners in the country. It’s a great watch and available on Netflix, would strongly recommend.
Each woman is “the world’s expert on their own lives” how important is that
(Source: throwherinthewater, via magicalgrandma)
“Not Like the Other Girls may just be my least favourite trope of all time. I like the concept of a ‘chosen one’ (which is a good thing, given how much it shows up in YA), but the idea that a female character has to be unlike other girls to be a protagonist or even a supporting character is both dumb and sexist. It prevails this idea that to be a girl is ultimately to be weak, to be unheroic or frivolous, and that they’ve got to exhibit masculinity or be one of the guys to be worthy of hero status.”
I wrote a thing over on my blog about reading and writing YA.