True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.

Lucy, When Worlds Collide: Fandom and Male Privilege.  (via subconciousevolution)

Also in a mixed-gender group, when women talk 25% of the time or less, it’s seen as being equally balanced. If women talk between 25% and 50% of the time, they are seen as “dominating the conversation.” One of the most mind-bending statistics I ever read in college.

(via onlytowardschaos)

(Source: seaofbadstories)

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marxism-leninism-utenaism:

i unironically believe that the only thing you should need to do to access medical or legal transition is ask.

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idislikecispeople:

idislikecispeople:

in ancient egypt trans women were revered as demigods and were referred to as “two souled.” if that isn’t proof enough we’re superior to you cis people then I don’t know what is.

not to mention ancient egyptians thought transgender people were the offspring of a god/goddess and mortal being.

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duneekah:

the internet’s ship name for James and Lily may be Jily

but deep in my soul I know that Remus, Sirius, and Peter called them ‘Lames’

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Find a way to be cocky without messing with someone’s day. It’s the best man. Strut and Hurt None.

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50eathaters:

nationinthedesert:

people who write gorgeous metaphors and make comparisons

and i’m like

"he walked forward and got there."

Writing is like this

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  • White Gay man: "I hate how white girls accessorize gay men."
  • White Gay man: *Accessorizes black women*

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