it’s a damn shame that overturning Roe v. Wade wouldn’t stop abortions and only make them unsafe. good to see that you don’t give a damn about the people that would die from unsafe abortions if abortion were made illegal, though. 

    if you really wanted to stop abortion, you’d push for comprehensive sex ed (instead of abstinence-only education, which is shown not to work) and easily accessible contraceptives instead of overturning a law put into place to save pregnant peoples’ lives. 

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    Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power.  I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:

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    When I was in a kid I was told I was a freak.  I was told that I was a nerd.  It was implied to me on a daily basis that the way I felt about the world was wrong and I was alone in my opinions.


    And I knew it was all going to be okay

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    Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’

    Lena Dunham, in an interview with The Guardian (via florida-sounds)

    So, when I first started counseling in high school, one thing I was told to do was say “Okay” whenever someone paid me a compliment. It was a good middle ground between tearing myself apart and accepting the compliment, which was too difficult for me to do. I still do it sometimes, and I even say “Okay,” sometimes when my husband says he loves me. 

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    I’m back with my second installation of products to The Miss Zandry Shop! All of these designs come in t-shirt and sweatshirt formats, and you’re still able to customize them. If there’s a design that you see that you’d like on a different product that isn’t customizable or available in the shop, shoot me a message so I can add it!

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    Ps: If you purchase or have purchased any items from the shop tag it #miss zandry, so I can see! 


    I need feminism because I shouldn’t have to break down in class when boys laugh and talk about gang rape like it’s a joke.

    One of the ways that people justify oppressing people of any alternative gender or sexuality is by saying the social norm is natural. That is, it originates in the authority of Nature itself. In other words it comes from God, an authority to which there is no appeal. All this is, in fact, a complete fabrication, a construction. There is no “natural” sex, because “sex” itself as a medical or cultural category is nothing more than the momentary outcome of battles over who owns the meanings of the category. There is a great deal wider variation in genetics than most people except geneticists realize, but we make that invisible through language. The way we make it invisible through language is by having no words for anything except male or female. One of the ways our culture erases people is by not having any words for them. That does it absolutely. When there’s nothing to describe you, you are effectively invisible.


    I need feminism because I don’t need to be judged all because I do not want any kids.


    The patriarchy told me that I was a horrible, selfish bitch for having an IUD to prevent pregnancy. I was told that I had no right to stop my soon-to-be husband from “breeding” me whenever he deemed fit. Contraception that a man can’t control apparently shouldn’t be an option for “young women who need to be kept in check”.

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    "February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is about romance. But February 13th, Galentine’s Day, is about celebrating lady friends. It’s wonderful and it should be a National Holiday.”

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    María Bastarós Hdez


    The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say 

    Lori Day at Women You Should Know interviewed Rachel Giordano, the child featured in this 1981 Lego ad, and wrote a great article about the evolution of gendered toys and the use of stereotypes by marketers. Michele Yulo at Princess Free Zone has been writing about the change in LEGOs since the new LEGO Friends line of toys was introduced for girls (she created the meme above, the second one).  But, it’s more than LEGO, of course. It’s virtually everything children are exposed to from snack packaging to shoes to sheets to underwear to devices, games, and book covers. Lori addresses these themes and more in her new book Her Next Chapter.


    Three Black Queer Women Documentaries You Can Watch or Preview For Free

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    Los Angeles, don’t make any Valentine’s Day plans. Do this instead? <3 

    Official GIANT ROBOT event page | RSVP on Facebook 

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    Giant Robot & L.A. Zine Fest Present: Friend-Love with Benefits

    This Valentine’s Day, join Giant Robot & L.A. Zine Fest
    for a night of visual comic readings by 7 different comic book artists and zine-makers on the eternal themes of love, relationships, heartbreak, friend-crushes, online dating and more.

    Short comic readings by comic book artists and zine-makers based in Los Angeles and beyond:

    Bangs & Beard
    Jesse Tise
    Kelsey Short
    Nick Sumida
    Yumi Sakugawa

    A book reading and signing of I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU by Yumi Sakugawa. 

    Zine prizes and give-aways at the end of the night. 

    Friend-Love with Benefits
    February 14th, 2014 
    7:00PM – 10:00PM 


    2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles CA 90025


    More about the performers:

    Bangs and Beard are comics by cartoonist couple Melinda Tracy Boyce (“The Melinderly”, “AOA”) and Aaron Whitaker (“The City Troll”, “The Awkward Quarterly”). They started making comics together in Portland, OR and now live in Los Angeles, CA with their two rad rats.

    South Pasadena-based artist, Jesse Tise graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in illustration. He works both as an printmaking instructor and a freelance illustrator. In his free time, he keeps busy painting, drawing, and printmaking personal projects, and playing tug-o-war with his black giant schnauzer, Samson.

    Kelsey is a cat admirer from Los Angeles and transplanted to NYC. Burgeoning illustrator and zine maker. Still figuring things out.

    MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the award-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, the upcoming books Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories and Turning Japanese, and her self-published zine, Estrus Comics (1998 to 2009). Her comics and essays have been featured on The Rumpus, The Weeklings, Truth-out, SFBay.CA, The Comics Journal, The Bay Citizen, XOJane and more. Learn more at

    Nick Sumida is a cartoonist hailing from Aiea, HI. He has worked as a storyboard artist on animated shows like Comedy Central’s “Ugly American’s” and the upcoming “Bad Seeds” from Nickelodeon, and his comics can be seen floating around tumblr. His debut comics collection, “Snackies”, is being published by Youth In Decline in Spring 2014.

    Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You (Adams Media 2013). A graduate of the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, Yumi is a regular comic contributor to The Rumpus and WonderHowTo. She also loves coffee and tacos.