Meanwhile, in Athens…

p: Why do they have to have a women’s night at [venue] anyway?

s: Uh, because basically every night at every venue is dudes’ night.

p: Oh. You’re right.

If I have to be the person explaining feminism 101 to a dude I prefer when the conversation goes like this.

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I just learned about Carrie Nation because I’m bad at feminist history but dang:

Known for: Temperance activism; smashing bars with her hatchet.
Her methods escalated from simple protests to serenading saloon patrons with hymns accompanied by a hand organ, to greeting bartenders with pointed remarks such as, “Good morning, destroyer of men’s souls.”Nation continued her destructive ways in Kansas, her fame spreading through her growing arrest record. After she led a raid in Wichita her husband joked that she should use a hatchet next time for maximum damage. Nation replied, “That is the most sensible thing you have said since I married you.”Alone or accompanied by hymn-singing women she would march into a bar, and sing and pray while smashing bar fixtures and stock with a hatchet. Her actions often did not include other people, just herself. Between 1900 and 1910 she was arrested some 30 times for “hatchetations,” as she came to call them. Nation paid her jail fines from lecture-tour fees and sales of souvenir hatchets. In April 1901 Nation came to Kansas City, Missouri, a city known for its wide opposition to the temperance movement, and smashed liquor in various bars on 12th Street in Downtown Kansas City. She was arrested, hauled into court and fined $500 ($13,400 in 2011 dollars), although the judge suspended the fine so long as Nation never returned to Kansas City. (wiki)

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God, I wanted to smash up the liquor store down the street so many times! There was always a liquor store a block away every place we lived. I remember so many times I’d go buy the cheap swill for him because he didn’t have a job and it was… complicated… I would get stubborn and snappy about it but ultimately relent because if he didn’t get the drink he would have seizures, it was that bad, even 24 hours without alcohol would lead to delirium tremens, seizures, which if untreated (by alcohol or by medical professionals) could easily lead to heart attack, stroke, coma, death — and I could never not feel that impending guilt, that I could potentially be responsible for a death by DTs just because I wouldn’t fork over four dollars for a pint, nine dollars for a fifth, twelve for a handle. Every day. It was that bad, and I didn’t know it could be that bad at first, most people didn’t seem to know it could be that bad — some people thought I was just a nag who “didn’t want him to have any fun” but they didn’t really know or even believe for some time that this isn’t just “problem drinking,” oh, he drinks too much sometimes and acts like an idiot and falls over; it was, he drinks all the time, all day, every day, and if he doesn’t drink he will die. He will come close to death many times and not be able to remember it but we who witnessed it will remember all of the pain and terror and we will still not know what to do with the fact that he still drinks after hospitalizations, head injuries, infections, detoxes, IVs, feeding tubes, jail, all lost to drunken amnesia. I would walk to the liquor store and slide my debit card across the counter and cry very discretely. They are just doing their jobs, after all. A few times I came very close to storming in there to yell at the liquor store people, show them my bruises, give them a copy of his ID and say, don’t sell to him anymore, this is what happens. But I never did that since surely then I’d be the hysterical one, I’d be thrown out for “intoxication,” right? & anyway, they seem to always be able to find a bottle somehow. It was such a relief when I finally realized, in fact, he doesn’t need me at all.

I just learned about Carrie Nation because I’m bad at feminist history but dang:

Known for: Temperance activism; smashing bars with her hatchet.

Her methods escalated from simple protests to serenading saloon patrons with hymns accompanied by a hand organ, to greeting bartenders with pointed remarks such as, “Good morning, destroyer of men’s souls.”

Nation continued her destructive ways in Kansas, her fame spreading through her growing arrest record. After she led a raid in Wichita her husband joked that she should use a hatchet next time for maximum damage. Nation replied, “That is the most sensible thing you have said since I married you.”

Alone or accompanied by hymn-singing women she would march into a bar, and sing and pray while smashing bar fixtures and stock with a hatchet. Her actions often did not include other people, just herself. Between 1900 and 1910 she was arrested some 30 times for “hatchetations,” as she came to call them. Nation paid her jail fines from lecture-tour fees and sales of souvenir hatchets. In April 1901 Nation came to Kansas City, Missouri, a city known for its wide opposition to the temperance movement, and smashed liquor in various bars on 12th Street in Downtown Kansas City. She was arrested, hauled into court and fined $500 ($13,400 in 2011 dollars), although the judge suspended the fine so long as Nation never returned to Kansas City. (wiki)

(tw: alcoholism, abuse)

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My birthdaughter (age 7) made this important sign.

My birthdaughter (age 7) made this important sign.

thosepeskydames:

Robot Hugs - But Men [x]

(click through to see full comic and more on the artist’s site!)

My li’l sis just reblobbed this, A+ little sister.

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When a cis-het dude asks why he can’t participate in feminist discourse, and feminists respond “because we don’t want you to,” that is reason enough.

"And this is the part of our human nature — that we don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from our hands. In Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, for the first time I realized that education is very important and education is a power for women. That’s why the terrorists are afraid of education. They do not want women to get an education because then women would become more powerful."

Malala Yousafzai on The Daily Show, 10.08.13

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

Margaret Atwood