TMO Magazine's tumblr

Three Monkeys Online Magazine
TMO Magazine is a curious alternative magazine, bringing you bits and bobs about current affairs, music, literature, history and much more. Here on Tumblr we post bits of articles that have caught our imagination, from the magazine and other sources

www.threemonkeysonline.com
Three Monkeys on Facebook
@three_monkeys
@litblog

Write for TMO - check out our guidleines here

Write for TMO!

Can you write? We're looking for reviews, interviews, articles, essays and creative writing. Check out our submission guidelines here

Recent Tweets @three_monkeys
Economical and reliable shared hosting
Posts tagged "feminism"

Interesting post from Mindergenfield - is it time for trans women to step away from feminism? 

mindergenfield:

I admit this post has a pretty inflammatory title, even though there is an important qualifier. I’m gonna leave it the way it is, though, because I think trans women need to seriously consider this notion. And the qualifier is this: Trans women need to step away from feminism if our engagement…

We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change. Men have to demand that their wives, daughters, mothers and sisters earn more—commensurate with their qualifications and not their gender. Equality will be achieved when men and women are granted equal pay and equal respect.

onebillionrising:

“There is a loud trembling unspoken story of women about to break to the surface of the world. It must break through if we are to survive as a species. It must break through.” - Eve Ensler

Read more at http://www.vday.org/node/2950
Join the movement at http://www.onebillionrising.org/

Being born a woman is an awful tragedy… Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars - to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording - all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night…

Sylvia Plath

(via drinkyourjuice)

(via chloridecleansing)

Russian feminist art collective Pussy Riot go on trial today - with a heavy sentence of up to seven years being threatened - all because they made a political protest in a church. Officially they’re on trial, but Putin’s ‘democracy’ and the Russian Orthodox Church are in the dock just as much.

jenerally:

jenerally:

SlutWalk Toronto 2012

If she was asking for it then why couldn’t you?

over 200 notes already? Sweet. Just glad so many people are against victim blaming!

(via lesbolution)

The Port Huron Statement, and influential document for countless protest movements from the sixties onwards,  was drafted between the 11th and 15th of June 1962

Mike Peters puts the statement into a historical context for TMO

fuckyeahfeminists:

Immediately after the Paycheck Fairness Act failed to get enough votes to avoid a filibuster in the Senate today, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), clearly fed up, gave a rousing speech aimed at women across the country who are equaly angry at being under-paid and treated as unequal citizens.

Taking the floor as soon as the measure failed, Mikulski, who reintroduced the bill last week, shouted, “We’re going to foment our own revolution”:

I say to the women out there in America, let’s keep this fight going. Put on your lipstick, square your shoulders, suit up, and let’s fight for a new American revolution where women are paid equal pay for equal work, and let’s end wage discrimination in this century once and for all.

I personally don’t wear lipstick, but I’m down for a revolution.

think-progress:

There are exactly three countries on Earth that do not provide guarantees for paid maternity leave. Papua New Guinea and Swaziland are two of them. Care to guess the third?

Read the article here

(via abaldwin360-deactivated20130708)