Posted in Let's get political, Quotes

Radically good poetry

IrisChild’s website is filled with fab RadFem poetry. Here’s a taste

All I want is a womb somewhere
Far away from the cold night air
And a uterus to spare
Oh, wouldn’t it be luvverly?

Lots of ovaries would be a treat
Lots of tubes making things so sweet
Taken from a woman like she was meat
Oh, wouldn’t it be luvverly?

Oh, so, luvverly sittin abso-bloomin-lutely still
I would never budge till I
Have ovulatory skill

Someone’s head restin’ on my knee
She won’t need it as much as me
I chopped it off, you see

Oh, wouldn’t it be luvverly

IrisChild

The 13 Rules of Misogyny +1

1st rule of misogyny: Women are responsible for what men do.

2nd rule of misogyny: Women saying no to men is a hate crime.

3rd rule of misogyny: Women speaking for themselves are exclusionary and selfish.

4th rule of misogyny: Women’s opinions are violence against men, thus male violence against women is justified.

5th rule of misogyny: Women and Feminism must be useful to men or they are worthless.

6th rule of misogyny: Women who go around being female AT men by menstruating and breast feeding babies deserve punishment.

7th rule of misogyny: Women should always be grateful to men for everything.

8th rule of misogyny: Men are whatever men say they are and women are whatever men say they are.

9th rule of misogyny: Men always know the “real reasons” for everything women do and say.

10th rule of misogyny: The worst thing about male violence is that it makes men look bad.

11th rule of misogyny: Whatever women suffer from, it is worse when it happens to men.

12th rule of misogyny: Women’s ability to recognize male behavior patterns is misandry.

13th rule of misogyny: Angry women are crazy. Angry men have trouble expressing themselves.

14th rule of misogyny: Women have all the rights they need: The right to remain silent.

Posted in Art, Let's get political, Painting

Genital cosmetic surgery is female genital mutilation

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Love your Labia: Lena Adams, 2015. Oil on canvas, 50×35 cm (or something like that)

I usually do portraiture, but my outrage of yet another insane beauty standard pressured on women inspired this painting.

Rising rates of genital cosmetic surgery subject of new research
“A pilot study is investigating a sharp increase in the number of Australian girls, some as young as 11, seeking cosmetic surgery on their genitals.”