In the United States, access to tampons and pads for low-income women is a real problem, too: food stamps don’t cover feminine hygiene products, so some women resort to selling their food stamps in order to pay for “luxuries” like tampons. Women in prison often don’t have access to sanitary products at all, and the high cost of a product that half the population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply, well, bullshit.

- The case for free tampons (via stuffmomnevertoldyou)

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody suggest that toilet paper or paper towels in public bathrooms shouldn’t be free.  We’d consider it outrageous if that very basic necessity were to be missing, or provided only for purchase.

And yet.

(via animatedamerican)

Been sayin it for years


Anonymous asked:

Why are you so angry about JLaw's nudes being leaked? I thought you didn't like her.

tstarksbitch answered:

  • i am angry because this is just another example of women being shamed for taking nudes instead of the douchebag who spreads them being shamed for violating someone’s privacy like that
  • i am angry because nobody deserves this, regardless of how i feel about their personality
  • i am angry because this is pure misogyny and shows how women aren’t respected in our culture
  • i am angry because she did not consent to having those pics posted everywhere but they still were
  • i am angry because on the VERY RARE occasion this happens to a male celeb he is not shamed but rather the perpetrator is and it’s forgotten quickly whereas this will haunt jennifer for years and years to come
  • i am angry because this was a sex crime and people are treating it like a joke
  • i am angry because she is being exploited/objectified and some gross dudebros are probably jacking off to those pics 
  • i am angry because people are CONGRATULATING the fucker who did such an atrocious thing to her instead of being appalled 

listen i may not like her personally but the fact remains that as a human being she is entitled to body autonomy and to choose who sees her naked body and who doesn’t 



Being a feminist is doing what you want to do as a woman, as a PERSON. Anon needs to do some research. Also Kam Clark is like a hella cute name


Yo, so some thoughts. First here was Kam’s original answer:


I want to, that’s how

Changing my last name may not be the feminist choice, and I don’t see a reason to try and prove that it is. But I want to be Kamryn Clark. I want to identify with my new husband. I want to leave my family and form a new one, and I don’t want to be an Armstrong anymore. I’m excited to change my name, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that at all.

Great! She’s right: changing her name isn’t the feminist choice, but it also doens’t make her not a feminist. Feminists can (and often have to) make lots of non-feminist choices every day, sometimes out of necessity, and sometimes because we want to, and that’s okay and also doesn’t make us not feminists. I wear makeup when I go to work (not feminist), I shave my legs when I wear a dress (not feminist), I’m planning on getting married eventually (not feminist).

However, as feminists, it’s important that we don’t try to claim that all our actions are feminist actions because they’re being done by a feminist. It’s kind of like me claiming that all my actions are music, because I’m a musician. It’s not true, and it’s a little silly. Kami is right on point, it’s not a feminist action, but she’s still a feminist, and it’s still a perfectly valid choice. (It’s also, as she pointed out, very cute)