i picked wild flowers on the way home from uni because apparently i’m UNBEARABLY TWEE better find a cup to put water in that’s not full of three day old coffee
reading about the killing of Joan of Arc as one of the first persecutions of a trans person in history, and about the acceptance of trans people in Native American Tribes with ‘2 to 3 in every village’ as being one of the reasons why the Spanish were so disgusted and massacred many. This is all terribly sad and terribly interesting
i can’t even tell you how good i look in my new underwear. there are not the words to describe how good i look. i am never wearing anything else ever again
spewprincess: My life would be way easier if boys didn’t smell so good
distanceetc: Got a spare for The Postal Service in Manchester on Saturday if anyone fancies it? There’s a lift going from Sheffield.
I was just on the radio and realized that i *mumblemumble* shouldn’t errmm be like like like be (long pause) allowed to talk - no discuss -no talk - on live radio. never again
The Commencement Address
fishingboatproceeds: Some people have asked to read the commencement address I delivered this morning to the 2013 graduates of Butler University. So here it is. My own commencement speaker, who shall remain nameless, began with a lame joke about how these speeches only come in two varieties: Short and bad. This raised my expectations, and then he went onto speak for 26 minutes, so I’m just...
Stop the feminists?: a response →
Maddie responds to Michael Duncan’s criticism of feminists on campus. i wrote a feminist thing and i’m worried there will be really horrible comments, so anything nice would be nice. ‘maddie i hated women before i met you’ or something. i dunno
Feminist Reading List 10/5
feministsocietyofunistandrews: 1. Jelly-wrestling? A brilliant study in the subjectivity of objectification. 2. For those following the ‘York Feminists’ story: one student’s rebuttal to an article that claimed they don’t need a FemSoc. 3. A day in a life of street harassment It’s meeee!
Feminist Resources →
julianahuxtable: farahjoon: Audre Lorde’s The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House Audre Lorde’s Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power Aurora Levins Morales’s Radical Pleasure: Sex and the End of Victimhood bell hooks’ Cultural Criticism & Transformation Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses Combahee River...
hey, so i have not much time for tumblr at the mo with exams and just other life stuff. so if any of you want to be my friend on facebook or twitter or something that would be lovely! https://www.facebook.com/maddierosespink and https://twitter.com/MadeleineSpink
yesterday i lead the campaign that won a referendum and stopped a ukip lead no platform motion. today a group i started to encourage more women to get into politics had its first committee meeting. Also today, a policy that me and my friend sam wrote in a pub became national NUS policy. i feel weird emotional in a really good way
A Brief History of Liberty: NUS passes Evidence... →
abriefhistoryofliberty: As a delegate at the last NUS conference, I was looking forward to the chance to vote for a policy motion that originated with Liberals at York University committing the NUS to lobby the government for drug policy reform, broadly in line with Liberal Democrat values on the subject. Unfortunately,… I worked on this last year with some other people, and now...
mattcull: “University Decision: You have successfully accepted your offer of admission. Thank you for accepting your offer of admission to this program. Welcome to Queen’s.” well done you gorgeous wonderful man
hummuswehaveaproblem: I got the idea for this blog post from this excellent one by echoamelie, http://hiyalouise.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sexual-assault-and-me-and-so-many-others.html I remember the first time somebody touched me against my will. I was 15; I’d never even been kissed before. I’d just never had any interest in all that, romance? PAH. Crazy talk. I belonged to a kayaking club,...
mattcull replied to your post: Anonymous asked you: What do you think of people… Heh. we had the same entry grades you patronising snobby so-and-so
Anonymous asked you: What do you think of people who study at polytechnics? And would you say that your opinion is matched by fellow red-brick students? - i’m not sure i count as a red brick student, my university was established at around the same time as polytechnics and sells itself as a ‘modern university’, whatever that means. I think education is a good in itself and...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/148697521982099/ Uni of York Mens’ Rights soc kill me
York University SU rejects feminist society →
ourbipolarfriendss: ecriturefeminin: The University of York Students Union (YUSU) has refused to validate a feminist society for the second time. As someone who found a lot of solace in Bristol University’s excellent feminist society, this makes me very sad. Universities are meant to be a place of ‘higher education’ and surely it is important to have societies representing these kinds of areas...
Two books called ‘My Secret Garden’ on amazon one an important feminist text of womens sexual fantasies that caused lots of turmoil when it came out. the other is alan titchmarsh’s biography oh alan, you cad
when i’m drunk and walk home i always hold one key between every finger. cos everyone messes with drunk girls in short skirts. no-one messed with wolverine
turns out that the first rule of running club is don’t hate yourself so much that when you turn up in running clothes five mins early and people walk past you start crying. second much the same but with more self loathing
i’m tired and stressed and in bed with a macaroni cheese
voiceofwind: Like I said Jeff heard about Justin Bieber’s Anne Frank incident and couldn’t just take that shit sitting down