The Reluctant Mama

girljanitor:

cyberfawn:

I’m all for women’s rights and stuff but like some people take it too far idk like obviously there are things that we need to work on as a society and there’s a whole lot wrong with societies views of women and the way we are expected to act but like a 12 year…

Goddamnit, yes! All of it, yes!

theklr:

In order for women to be treated equally on all accounts we must begin to treat our boys equally. We must allow themselves to cry,”throw like a girl,” take dance (and not just tap). We must allow them to express emotion, we must not polarize gender identity, we must teach them how not to rape and…

fuckyeahtattoos:

jasonrobertballard:

So I heard about this story at a Zumbathon I attended this weekend. To my understanding, a 3 year old was bit by a pit bull and needs facial reconstruction surgery. The community however isn’t doing a very good job at helping because the mother and father of the child have a lot of tattoos. All I could think when I heard this was - Tumblr wouldn’t stand for that. Here is the link to the news story and to the fundraising site, please signal boost :)

Boosting the signal.

fuckyeahtattoos:

jasonrobertballard:

So I heard about this story at a Zumbathon I attended this weekend. To my understanding, a 3 year old was bit by a pit bull and needs facial reconstruction surgery. The community however isn’t doing a very good job at helping because the mother and father of the child have a lot of tattoos.

All I could think when I heard this was - Tumblr wouldn’t stand for that.

Here is the link to the news story and to the fundraising site, please signal boost :)

Boosting the signal.

mrs-sprinkles:

Seriously shut the fuck up with it’s just the woman’s choice and if the woman does what the man wants her to do he bullied her. I’m a woman and I personally think that it should be the couple’s choice (if the man want’s to be in the babies life that is) I mean if the woman…

I like how she throws in “if the man wants to be in the baby’s life” because it is important that he gets a choice when it comes to becoming a parent but fuck the woman who has to actually grow, carry, birth, and potentially nurish from her breast a child. She gets no say whatsoever.

ignatius-m:

kfadich:

instaconservative:

…imagine that your parents had the same belief and you were aborted. Would you support it then? I guess we wouldn’t know because you wouldn’t live a life to have an opinion if that happened.

This is just another example of liberal…

My mother is pro choice and was actually shamed into giving birth to me by her family. I would have supported her decision to abort. Who knows what her life could have been if she was not saddled with the responsibility of being a single mother with a high school education and no money. She is still stuck working endless hours in fast food to pay the bills because that is all she knows. I would not begrudge her the opportunity to be more if she so decided.

I, too, am pro choice and I have a one year old son who I CHOSE to give birth to. See how that works? PRO CHOICE means being able to choose, not immediately aborting any fetus.

It’s about Pine’s selfish decision to inflict her work/life balance issues on her students.

American University professor Adrienne Pine breast-fed her baby in class: bad decision.

Oh for crying out loud. We get it, mainstream liberal feminists. You hate mothers. We get it. Enough already.

While Jill was predictably clueless at Feministe, on this, at least the commenters mostly got it right this time—Pine was in a situation where she could choose from three bad options. She chose the one with the most short term annoyance, perhaps, but the least long-term impact. (Canceling class could have affected tenure, leaving the baby home alone would be dangerous and illegal.) It’s all but impossible to get childcare who will take a child with a fever on last minute notice. In many cases it IS impossible. So what else could she have done? It was more responsible to bring the baby and let the students—in FEMINIST ANTHRO of all things—deal than to possibly imperil her livelihood, as a single mother.

And they are not just HER issues or anything to do with being “selfish.” This is a problem for ALL women to some degree or another, whether we are mothers or not and whether we are salaried professors or fry cooks.

Individualism is a dead end, liberal feminists—unless you fall down the rabbit hole into full-on libertarianism, which it sure looks like some of you are in the process of doing now.

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I just…

I just can never, ever, ever get over the ongoing perseuction of women who have to feed their infant children. Particularly when breastfeeding.

I just. 

What the fuck even is this bullshit?

This bullshit is individualism, and it is rank.

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The awkward moment when I read a quote and imagine it’s from some right-wing religious conservative and it turns out it’s a liberal feminist.

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I love (and by love, I mean I am driven to the brink by the irony) that this is a feminist anthropology class this happened in.

How much you want to bet in like five years they will be studying this case IN A DIFFERENT FEMINIST ANTHROPOLOGY CLASS.

Jeesus. What would Margaret Mead say?

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8-O

it is official. *F*eminists are the worlds biggest fucking troll.

WE SUPPORT WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hahahahahahahahahahaahahahaha NO WE DON”T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This whole “issue” would have been, and should have been, a non-“issue” if the student paper didn’t decide it was time to throw on its Rupert Murdock shoes and trample through this woman’s decisions. No one in the class took issue with the feeding of the infant. No one took issue with the infant even brig there. It was not until a reporter from the paper, surely trying to secure a place for themselves on staff at TMZ, decided to butt their nose in and stir shit up.

Would said reporter and paper have given a rat’s ass if she had been bottle feeding the baby while teaching? And if anyone so much as says “why didn’t she just pump a bottle?” I will roundhouse kick you in the face through my screen.

Things I should have done vs. what I’ve actually done today…

mquester:

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Your day, still infinitely more productive than mine. I will blame it on the one year old, how long can I get away with that? :)

nessfraserloves:


These are the days for miracle and wonder. (P. Simon)

Painting by Amanda Greavette.


I love how this captures the gaze between them. That gaze makes my heart go all a flutter everytime I am on one end of it.

nessfraserloves:

These are the days for miracle and wonder. (P. Simon)

Painting by Amanda Greavette.

I love how this captures the gaze between them. That gaze makes my heart go all a flutter everytime I am on one end of it.

iheartchaos:

Breaking news: Chris Brown is still a window-licking, donut-punching shitbag
Not that I keep up with the comings and goings of Chris Brown, but when you have a picture of your ex-girlfriend’s (Rihanna) bruised face tattooed on your neck, so you and the rest of the world can admire your handiwork, that’s Joker level crazy shit.
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iheartchaos:

Breaking news: Chris Brown is still a window-licking, donut-punching shitbag

Not that I keep up with the comings and goings of Chris Brown, but when you have a picture of your ex-girlfriend’s (Rihanna) bruised face tattooed on your neck, so you and the rest of the world can admire your handiwork, that’s Joker level crazy shit.

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Reblogging to keep onhand in case of a Romney/Ryan victory. Those words together make me physically ill.