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[17 Mar 2007|04:40pm]

[ mood | calm ]

Hello everyone. I'm Sarah and I'm 20 years old. I'm here because I'm tired of being the shy little mouse who people think can't survive on her own. I'm tired of Hollywood and society telling me that I'm not pretty enough, not smart enough, or not thin enough.

A little about me: I love reading and occasionally writing stories. I'm a bit of an idealist. I believe that every human beings deserve to be treated like human beings and that assumptions lead to trouble. I don't believe in the death penalty because too many innocent people are killed and I think that the justice and legal system in America are severely, pardon my language, fucked up.

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introduction and jumpstart [11 Mar 2007|12:26pm]

[ mood | calm ]

quick intro:
i'm 21, i'm a girl, i live in sunny southern california, i go to school, i'm single, i'm pale, i'm vegetarian, i'm happy. i love bright colors, beauty, long flowing skirts, art, the earth, tofu, conversations. i hate societal pressure, familial pressure, menstrual cramps, homework, ignorance, rude questions, hypocricy.

this community seems sort of dead...? too bad. i really like it. i just joined, and wanted to blab, so nyah. i always have a lot of things to say, but no one really to listen to me...as a result, i seem like a shy person, as i'm always thinking to myself about certain important/beautiful/silly/strange/wonderful/awful things. i don't mind. i love myself, and i think it's fine that i'm comfortable being alone/lonely. i go to school full time. i'm majoring in mathematics right now, but i'd rather be majoring in art. i chose mathematics because it seemed like a stable/reliable sturdy foundation for my life...it's logical, constant, rational, factual...but i am not those things...art...ahhhh. art is my one true love. i'm in love with colors not numbers. since i must devote so much time to my schooling, i'm beginning to lose touch with my artistic side, and i can just not have that! but, as a bright light at the end of the tunnel, summer is fast approaching, so i will have a few months off from school to decide which direction i should pull the reins toward on my life.

on appearance:
i'm 5'2", hair--naturally strawberry blonde...currently hot pink, 10 piercings, high undercut, blue/green/gray eyes. i've had my hair pink for so long, but i think i'd rather go back to a more natural color, i'm thinking dark brown. i'm feeling sort of muted right now, and the bright pink is very distracting.

i still love myself nonetheless, and i just wanted you all to know.

this is me:

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Promoting...sorrry [06 Feb 2007|04:03pm]

girls do it better
Join dyke_riot because girls do it better.
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[25 Sep 2006|04:04pm]

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Fun theme!
Nice and different members!
Come join us today!
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Promo, sorry [30 Jul 2006|02:44am]

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New. [10 Jul 2006|10:09pm]

Hello Darlings.

What are your opinions on (Our post modern concepts of) 'Pin up'?

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co-mod application [13 Jun 2006|08:43pm]

i think that 3 is probably a good number. i hate choosing though. so as memoriesofyuna has already come to me asking to be a co-mod, two people will be chosen. AND you get to vote. so. heres how you do it. you fill out the application, posting it in a seperate post, with co-mod application as the subject. people can comment and say whatever theyd like but they do not vote by commenting. then, after such a period of time, i will compile the names of everyone who applied and there will be a formal vote.

application deadline is June 22. (subject to change)

so here it is:

why do you think you would make a good co-mod?

are you better at organization than i am? (hopefully this is a yes)

do you think we will work well together?

what are your beliefs and viewpoints on feminism?

what is one thing you know that you think we should know?

what is your favorite letter of the alphabet?

any other comments?

so there you go, fill it out and post it and don't take it too seriously.
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[13 Jun 2006|06:57pm]

since nobodys posted here FOREVER but it seems as if we all like this community, i invite you all to post your artwork!

also i'm thinking of having some co-mods because i sort of suck at modding. (sh.)

so...feel free to post away
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but someday we'll all be old and i'll be so damn beautiful. [04 Apr 2006|01:55pm]

[ mood | okay ]

Hello! My name's Tamara. I'm fourteen. I live in Georgia.

And, oh, Georgia. This place is painful. I'm surrounded by homophobes, people who never seem to have much logic in their opinions when it comes to the government ("I'm glad Bush won because OHMIGOSHERS Kerry wanted to take away guns and we can't let gays marry because they're going to hell anyway!"), and the kind of pushy-speechy Christians that drive me batso. I don't have any problem with Christianity. In fact, I think it's a pretty great if it's more focused on love and acceptance than sin and punishment. The problem occurs when you have as high a number of hypocrites as we do down here. It produces teenagers who are the perfect Christian daughters and sons, especially when they go to school and talk about how they're going to "kill all the fags" and label me a Satan-worshipper the second I'm not praising our "good, God-loving" president. So no, I don't have a problem with Christianity--a lot of Christians aren't even like that. I have a problem with extreme hypocrites (everyone is a little hypocritical), homophobes, and small-minded people in general. Those can be found anywhere.

Since there have been some obvious tones sent out already, I should say I'm a GLBT rights supporter. Francesca states it perfectly--any love that is love is right. The view around here is, of course, anti-gay marriage. Okay. If you consider it against your religion, two things. One, not everyone's a Christian and you can't mix religion with state. Two, you aren't the one doing it so it isn't your choice. If people can't get married, they're still going to live together and sleep together and love each other. It's just that the rest of the world can pretend they won't, or that they're doing something wrong by doing it.

Also, I'm pro-choice. A bit hesitantly. I've always believed that if your baby comes from rape, or if it would have something horribly wrong with it if it were born, or if you're very young, or if your health would be put in jeopardy by the birth, you should definately have the choice of an abortion. But then, what if you just don't want the baby? Okay, you could give it up for adoption, but you still have to go through all the pain of carrying and giving birth to it. And maybe, yeah, you were being reckless and didn't use protection. Or maybe something else happened and even with precautions, you became pregnant. Should you still have that choice? I have to say yes. Although I don't believe abortion should be used as birth control by any stretch of the imagination, it is your body and it's your choice. Personally, I don't think I could do it. In my mind, that's not just a little blob floating around in there; it's a baby. And I don't think I could take away its chance at life. The only thing that makes me pause is the fact that, if I put a baby up for adoption, who knows what kind of people are going to get it and what it could go through? I'd take that chance because I think that life with all its problems is still worth it, but the the whole thing is a very iffy subject for me.

I'm sure I've babbled quite enough by now, so I'll try to keep this part short. Myself.

My name, as I've mentioned, is Tamara. I love to write, draw, and sing. I pick at the piano and guitar. I have a unique sense of fashion that I'm still a little too shy to fully bring to light. I want to learn to cook and sew and garden. I want to get out of Georgia. I want a job that makes me happy. If I marry, I want to marry someone I really love and someone who loves me. My music includes singers like Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Natalie Merchant, Alanis Morisette, James Blunt and Jack Johnson. My authors of choice are Francesca Lia Block and Dean Koontz. I love colors too much to have a favorite.

I'm not a Barbie.

Nice to meet you.

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[05 Apr 2006|12:01pm]

So, I'm in a pickle. I'm deciding about colleges and I am really stuck. Here's the problem:

I was accepted to Stetson University and Eckerd College in Florida. Both schools gave me a LOT of money-I could probably graduate debt free. BUT neither school felt completely right. Eckerd was kind of shabby and had gross buildings, Stetson's social life is overwhelmingly run by sororities which I'm not a big fan of. Both have wonderful creative writing programs.

I was also accepted to Scripps College and Pitzer College in California. These schools did not give me the kind of money I need-I will have to graduate with some debt. Scripps felt right. When I heard that I got in I thought I was going to pass out I was so excited. It's got a wonderful program and a good reputation. It's all girls, but it's part of the 5 Claremont schools so boys aren't a problem. It just felt...perfect. Pitzer is wonderful too. It's the school I've always thought I'd go to. There's a little too much pot use for me, and it's reputation isn't as good as Scripps. I just don't know what to do.

I guess I just posted for advice.
Do you know anything about these schools? How did you make your college decisions? THANK YOU FOR READING THIS! It's a lot of information and I understand if no one responds-it's pretty boring. :)
I'm back from Disneyworld! Pictures later.
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[04 Apr 2006|09:53pm]

[ mood | amused ]

I saw this in the anarchists community and figured everyone here might be interested as well.


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PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS POST! [02 Jan 1970|11:52pm]

alright, so elaborating on the theme idea, i came up with a few potential ones:

sexuality: homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, heterosexual, discuss/share your ideas
politics: democracy? anarchy? republican? democrat? discussion, not arguements.
religion: your ideas on it and your personal beliefs (keep it respectful of others religions though)
music: feminist/riot grrl/punk/indie/folk/whatever you're into and whatever gives a positive image
activism: what do you stand for? advertise for local protests & rallies, post websites, articles, etc.
personal: what are you like? what are you into, etc. re-introductory post, if you have it.
art: your drawings, photography, artwork, or others that you admire

comment with more ideas!! and tell me if you dont like some of these too!

thanks ♥
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Words Are Tricky Lil Things [01 Apr 2006|08:24pm]

Well, I have something to complain about today. 
To be true, I have something to complain about every day, but oh well. 
Today's rant's about sex. Or grammar, I'm not sure. 

I've had sex with boys. I've had it with girls. It seems it would make of me a bisexual. And somehow I hate that word. It sounds like I don't care at all about the gender, only shag everything that moves. Which is silly, of course. 

I don't think I fall in love with genders. Sometimes it's a boy. Others it's a girl. The sex comes has the predictable consequence. 

And somehow most of my friends have put it in their heads that I'm gay. That I should shave my head. And hate all men. And all that stuff. Girls who like girls have to become boys. Boys who like boys have to act like girls. 

I don't think that makes any sense.
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THEMES! [04 Jan 1970|02:22am]

alright, so we have 50+ members but the posts are still coming in one a week or so...so what to do to solve this? i'm sure you guys all want to see more action from the bestest unconventional feminism community etc etc! so...what do you think about having themes? not like "post pictures of your favorite bag" or "show us your cellphone" but as biohazard_queen suggested, perhaps your mutilated barbies....or just something general like government, feminism, sexism in the media, etc. themes would not be exclusive for posts, but just a guideline if you're at a loss for words.

comment here for ideas so we can get a list going!
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There's a finger in my soup [21 Mar 2006|07:37pm]

Hey there. I just joined the community. You'll get to know me better as I obsessively comment on your rants and rant myself, but here's for starters:

My name is Leyla, I currently live in Portugal (I can't wait to leave this dump of a country). I believe in men and women being equal. I don't believe in burning my bras, which is the idea that pops up to most people's head when they hear the word "feminism". Therefore I don't use that word. I use "equality". I believe in women speaking their minds and complaining without being bitches. I believe in women sleeping with whomever they want as often as they want with as much commitment as they want without being sluts. I believe in moodswings, in bad days, in rage fits, but I don't believe in blaming all these on the period alone. 

I don't believe in drawers where to keep people. I don't think goths should not smile, or that gay guys should be really sweet with girls, that lesbians should shave their heads. I don't believe in any patterns, or stereotypes, or anything. I believe in there being so so so many people and each of them being a complete stranger until you really actually get to know them.

Now that I found this community, I finally get a chance to put in words my *insert very deep feeling that is mix of rage, incredibility, more rage, hatred, and a bit of sadness here* regarding a horrible campaign by a portuguese clinic named Persona. It's the celebrities' clinic (if there's such a thing as celebrities in this backwater place), and the posters they have spread all over bus stops and building fronts makes me want to kill them and puke on their dead bodies. 
The poster shows a tall, thin, tanned, sweaty model with her butt turned to us and, underneath, you can read, in huge letters "THEY (men, Portuguese let's you see what gender it is with the word "eles") DON'T LIKE CELLULATIS (I think it's spelled this way in English).

I don't even know WHERE to start my mad rant on this subject. Does anyone out there understand the horrible murder of all things feminist, and pro-equality that this poster shoves in our faces everyday on our way to work and school?

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[11 Mar 2006|03:39pm]

[ mood | okay ]

Hey, I'm new here, I figured I'd do what everyone else does and make an introductory post.

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To make this post not so boring and pointless, how do you all feel about girl and boy scouts?

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hahaha [06 Mar 2006|03:54pm]

somehow this made the news on netscape.com
and i found it quite amusing

Shocking Things Girls Do to Barbie DollsCollapse )

also i was thinking about maybe having themes, to keep the community active, but i'm not sure how. its not like we're really a photo or fashion community, but if anyone has any ideas, maybe we could just do a general theme and you could submit artwork, writing, music, articles, anything pertaining to it. let me know what you think!

♥ from your loving mod (feels weird to type!)
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Yarrr mateys! [04 Mar 2006|01:55am]

Yup, I'm a dude.

I joined this community because my eyes have been opened in the past two years to the complete and drastic difference in treatment, societal structure, and other elements of social LIFE in general towards those that don't fit a certain physical norm.  My eyes have been opened because of my loving and beautiful wife, who in her opinion is fat and not as attractive.  She is beautiful.  Every day.

Aaaanyway, since we've been together I've gone shopping with her for clothes or out in general and see the way in which she is approached versus the way other females are approached.  I'm not talking about whispering about "the fat chick over there" or staring at people, I'm talking about something more than that.  The entire structure is strange.  Now, in a physical sense my wife is not that overweight however you wouldn't know it judging from all of the stores we have to check for something decent or the way in which advertising works, etc.  We go into a department store and have to look for the darkest, dingiest, cobweb investingest corner of the damn store to find clothes that are her size and when we do find them, they're so incredibly ugly that she screams and runs away.  (She's so cute!)

I'm here to gain insight, offer my support (and my wife's), and most of all LISTEN because I think a difference can be made in how the world works.  If I learn, as I have been, to see other sides to other stories.....I think we all might.

Thanks for reading all that crap.
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[02 Mar 2006|09:03pm]

I think every single girl here would fit in wonderfully. <3

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♥ Ratings based on WHO you are, not what you look like! ♥
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♥ Member of the month! ♥
♥ Much more! ♥

Come Join us at inner_allure!
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[27 Feb 2006|07:09pm]

Hey guys! I saw this community and I was automatically in love with it. It's such a good message that you are sending to everyone that girls AREN'T just the whores that mainstream depicts us to be! So...on with my introduction

My name is Lauren (Laur for short)
I am 15 years old and a sophomore
Highschool is hell for someone who wants to learn and doesn't want to drink, smoke, have sex, and do drugs
I am really shy around new people, but once you get to know me I'm really fun!
I don't like intolerance of ANY kind whether its race, sex, age, sexual orientation, job WHATEVER. There's just no excuse for it!
I'm from a small town in New Jersey, one of the redneck capitals of the world
I like people for who they are, not what they look like/dress like
I am totally against myspace because it exploits young women who openly expose themselves on it. I saw on the news that there were sexual predators preying on young girls and it sickens me that a kid would put herself in that position
I am strongly against Bush for too many reasons to count. Hey Bush, listen to FLB! "Any love that is love is right"
My favorite thing to do is write and I get teased for it because I'd rather read and write than go to a party and get pregnant

My statement:
I'm sick of the "stick-thin-is-beautiful" image that we are faced with in today's society. I am a bit overweight and am really self-concious about it. I have a hard time in school socially because I always feel like the odd one out because of my weight and I get tormented by boys. Don't you think that personality makes the person? I'd rather look healthy than like I'm on my last legs. We don't all have to look the same, dress the same, eat the same, worship the same god. We were all made different for a reason.

Here's a pic of me just incase you wondered what I look like:


(I'm on the left ^___^)
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