I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.


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Eat THAT, hormone-snipers!

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"…Studio makeup artists attempted to alter Bacall, putting her in terror as they moved in to pluck her eyebrows, shave her hairline, and straighten her teeth. She thwarted their efforts: “Howard [Hawks] had chosen me for my thick eyebrows and crooked teeth, and that’s the way they would stay.” She insisted on doing her own hair, in the style that would become her trademark: “The wave … on the right side—starting to curve at the corner of my eyebrow and ending, sloping downward, at my cheekbone.” Lauren, “Betty,” Bacall, in an interview with Matt Tyrnauer of Vanity Fair, 2011. 

Actress Lauren Bacall (1924-2014), c. 1954. 
To read the full Vanity Fair interview, click here. 
your favorite movies with female leads or female centered stories?


I’m scrolling through my recently watched movies and it’s incredibly depressing how few of them qualify for this list. here’s what I’ve got

cleo from 5 to 7, sabrina, three colors: blue (the whole three colors triology would qualify but I’ve only seen the first), the before trilogy (for strong feminist dialogue and discussion), the double life of veronique, persona, nymphomaniac (controversial and not perfect but worth watching imo), hannah and her sisters, short term 12, amelie, the future, jackie brown, y tu mama tambien, frances ha, stories we tell (because it is a documentary by/about a talented rising female director), kill bill, mulholland drive (this movie drives me nuts and makes me feel dumb but it’s inarguably an excellent female-centered movie example) double indemnity, carrie, breakfast at tiffany’s, frozen, blue jasmine, persepolis, the silence of the lambs, heathers, ghost world

I wish I had a longer list with more unique movies on it so if you read this post and have suggestions, please share!!


i’ve never seen police throw tear gas or shoot rubber bullets at Westboro Baptist protestors. 

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the US is unreal like girls cant wear shorts to school, you can literally lose your job for being gay, and unarmed black children are brutally murdered on the regular but old white ppl r still like “what a beautiful country. i can freely carry a gun for no reason and some of our mountains look like presidents. god bless”

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Here’s the last spread from the pokemon zine I made for Light Grey Art Lab!
The show is now open, so if you’re in the Minneapolis area, you should definitely go check it out.
You can find more information about the show here.

this is a picture of an angel descending from heaven
(annie clark at her show 2 nights ago)
"Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand."
Sylvia Plath (via girl-bug)

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I really!!!! want!!!! queer spaces!!!! that aren’t nightclubs!!!!!!

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"I am more sensitive than other people. Things that other people would not notice awaken a distinct echo in me, and in such moments of lucidity, when I look at myself, I see that I am alone, all alone, all alone."
— Henri Barbusse (via rauchwolken)

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