Women's Student Activist Collective

The Women’s Student Activist Collective is a social justice student group that works to empower women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people to eliminate oppressions related to sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, class, ability, etc. ALL GENDERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN!!

Spring 2014 meetings:
Every Wednesday at 4 pm in Coffman Memorial Union 215 (email wsac@umn.edu with questions)

Based at:
The University of Minnesota


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Reblogged from daniellemertina

Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.

This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.

I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.

I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.

As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.

excerpt from “FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!" @ One Black Girl. Many Words. (via androphilia)

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queerallyear:

gotta love vintage lesbians

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Reblogged from sourgoat

sourgoat:

Things that need to stop being in kid shows.

"I can’t lose to a girl"

"I can’t believe I lost to a girl"

"you let a girl beat you"

If you keep showing these types of mindsets to kids they’re going to think they should think that way as well.

(via choosechoice-deactivated2014081)

Reblogged from foodnun-deactivated20140601
trillaryclinton:

lyriciss:

sugar-velvet:

afloweroutofstone:

sinnergetics:

Yep that’s a Nepalese woman. 

Article pictured.

Fox news is trash

Fox News is forever doo-doo.

I cackled because how lazy and trash do you have to be to do this lmaooo

trillaryclinton:

lyriciss:

sugar-velvet:

afloweroutofstone:

sinnergetics:

Yep that’s a Nepalese woman. 

Article pictured.

Fox news is trash

Fox News is forever doo-doo.

I cackled because how lazy and trash do you have to be to do this lmaooo

(via carlasachiko)

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terquius:

cisphobicshibe:

Petition for cis girls to stop making jokes about having penises

End cis girls saying lady boner/suck my dick/suck my balls 2k14

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Reblogged from chancellorschamber
I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people. For example, I am black. I know that. I also know that while I am black I am a human being. Therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people don’t know that. Every time I tried to go into a public place they stopped me. So some boys had to write a bill to tell that white man, “He’s a human being; don’t stop him.” That bill was for the white man, not for me. I knew I could vote all the time and that it wasn’t a privilege but my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived. So somebody had to write a bill to tell white people, “When a black man comes to vote, don’t bother him.” That bill was for white people. I know I can live anyplace I want to live. It is white people across this country who are incapable of allowing me to live where I want. You need a civil rights bill, not me. Stokely Carmichael, setting shit straight and placing responsibility for the “race problem” squarely where it belongs. 

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Reblogged from pawntakesqueen

neverwillstop:

billboard-charts:

blackgirlnerds:

pawntakesqueen:

Belle featurette from Fox Searchlight Pictures

AHH! CanNOT wait for this to come out!!

i love the fact that a black woman directed this

Black woman director. Black woman writer. Black woman lead. Love this.

(via womenwhokickass)

Reblogged from whoneedsfeminism
whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because I am not a bad lock or a dying flower or a used piece of tape or a dirty piece of candy that everyone has touched.
My sexual history has nothing to do with my worth as a human being.
Extra credit for my gender, women, sexuality studies class!

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because I am not a bad lock or a dying flower or a used piece of tape or a dirty piece of candy that everyone has touched.

My sexual history has nothing to do with my worth as a human being.

Extra credit for my gender, women, sexuality studies class!

Reblogged from infamousnfamous

Anonymous said: what are your thoughts on [controversial thing]

helenas-sugar-packet:

queerslytherin:

grumpytoad:

infamousnfamous:

UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME

*thing that isn’t all that unpopular and is actually a commonly held opinion that damages one or more groups of people*

just my opinion tho, no hate u can’t hate me for using my freedom of speech

just playing devil’s advocate here, but [goes into grossly suspiciously detailed apologetics of a shitty attitude]

finally, someone said it!

spn gif for no real reason

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chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

policymic:

7 lies we have to stop telling about African-American female students

There is a myth that African-American girls generally fare better than African-American boys — that they somehow have it easier. This creates a potentially damaging narrative that may ultimately prevent society from truly empowering these young women.

Here are seven myths that we need to stop repeating when it comes to African-American women and the achievement gap.

Read moreFollow policymic

who in the hell say these things? 

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abrotion:

it scares me that people who say “i don’t mind gay people i just don’t want them to publicize it or tell children that it’s normal!” actually think they’re being reasonable 

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Reblogged from marinashutup

marinashutup:

can celebrities that have no idea what feminism is stop perpetuating false views of feminism

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