Feminism and Fireflies

Adventures in queer, sex-positive feminism and figuring it out.

Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences.

—Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at The End of the Lane (via ashleyriordan)

(via cuntwarrior)

Male privilege may be more obvious in other cultures, but in so-called Western culture it’s still ubiquitous. In fact, it’s so ubiquitous that it’s invisible. It is so pervasive as to be normalized, and so normalized as to be visible only in its absence. The vast, vast, vast majority of institutions, spaces, and subcultures privilege male interests, but because male is the default in this culture, such interests are very often considered ungendered. As a result, we only really notice when something privileges female interests

In an unusual public condemnation, a coordinator the University Students’ Council has resigned in protest over the way her job is being handled. Jessica Tong worked for the USC’s peer support network as coordinator of the I Know Someone campaign