Feminist Killjoy To The Stars

The tumble thing for Australian writer Clementine Ford, notorious boner killer, bookworm and bon vivant. From the comfort of her local caff, she brings foppish tales, self deprecating whimsy and withering feminist social analyses. According to Andrew Bolt, she is 'just some feminist with bared tattoos'.

You can contact Clementine on clementine DOT ford AT gmail DOT com. If you are Ryan Gosling, she is single.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm really curious as to why you'd include "right wing" or evangelical" along with "slut shaming" or "racist" as if they go hand in hand. I'm a pretty liberal, vegan atheist, by the way. It just seems very exclusionary and misinformed and plain wrong to include those groups together, not to mention it seems to be asking for a certain bent from your readers. Do you want the truth and real plights or a conservative bad, liberals good take on teen issues. Something to question yourself about.
clementineford clementineford Said:

ibelieveyouitsnotyourfault:

Conservatism is an ideology built around the preservation of “traditional” values and social structures. But those “good old days,” for marginalized groups like women and people of color, were largely a time of oppression. Why would we want to preserve them?

Conservative politicians and thinkers—who have seen great success aligning themselves with racist, xenophobic, and evangelical voting blocs—actively work to strip women of their voices and exclude us from seats of power, proudly champion policy that keeps women out of the workforce and chained to the “traditional” family structure, promote abstinence-only education, shame and blame the victims of sexual assault, and give no credence to the possibility that women are best placed to make decisions about our own bodies.

Broadly speaking, conservatism is bad for women. So, yes, we want a “conservative bad, liberals good take on teen issues.” That is the explicit purpose of the site.

If kids want a “traditional,” victim-blaming, slut-shaming, conservative perspective, many of them can already get that at home or at school. This site aims to provide a counterpoint to that oppressive narrative, for the kids who have none and are struggling because of it.

YES YES YES. I love that IBYINYF didn’t acquiesce to this dumbshit argument. Conservatism IS bad for the victims of oppression and discrimination. 

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Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan on the sex scene [in Kill Your Darlings] that made headlines +

GOD DANIEL RADCLIFFE IS JUST THE BEST AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN.

(via laureningramwrites)

The idea of the humourless feminist is an incredibly potent and effective silencer. It is used to isolate and alienate young girls; to ridicule and dismiss older women, to force women in the workplace to ‘join in the joke’ and, in the media, to castigate protest to the point of obliteration.
Laura Bates, Everyday Sexism (via lovethyfemaleself)

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