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Heloise d’Argenteuil

So not really a romantic crush but when I read the letters of Abelard and Heloise I absolutely fell in love with Heloise! (Abelard’s a bit of douche in my opinion). Heloise was witty, strong, and insistent. She refused to deny her love and passionate inclinations for Abelard even though she was a nun; she wanted Abelard to know she entered monastic life because he bid her to not because she felt a particular calling toward it. I think it would have taken guts for a woman, who was part of a religious order in the Middle Ages to insist on the acknowledgment of her inner being even though it is in direct defiance of convention.


[you can read the letters here!]

As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realised.
bell hooks - Feminism is for Everybody (via until-theskyturnsgreen)

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‘Men get raped and molested,’ should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence females instead of giving them their own space.

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Not sure if I’ve reblogged this before but it always bears repeating.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?
10x10fanzine 10x10fanzine Said:


50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

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