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A lot about our doc "How to Lose Your Virginity" (& other things)

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History is not a long series of centuries in which men did all the interesting/important things and women stayed home and twiddled their thumbs in between pushing out babies, making soup and dying in childbirth.

History is actually a long series of centuries of men writing down what they thought was important and interesting, and FORGETTING TO WRITE ABOUT WOMEN. It’s also a long series of centuries of women’s work and women’s writing being actively denigrated by men. Writings were destroyed, contributions were downplayed, and women were actively oppressed against, absolutely.

But the forgetting part is vitally important. Most historians and other writers of what we now consider “primary sources” simply didn’t think about women and their contribution to society. They took it for granted, except when that contribution or its lack directly affected men.

This does not in any way mean that the female contribution to society was in fact less interesting or important, or complicated, simply that history—the process of writing down and preserving of the facts, not the facts/events themselves—was looking the other way.”

- Tansy Raynar Roberts  (via feministquotes)

This is a great tumblr, and we’d really appreciate it if you acknowledged that your icon is the logo of our film I Was A Teenage Feminist

(Source: tor.com, via feministquotes)

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sadybusiness:

virgin:

virgin:

Watch Sady Doyle in the documentary How to Lose Your Virginity streaming in July at watch.virginitymovie.com.

Dear Self-Inflicted Bad Haircut from 2010: You were a true friend to me, your deeply unflattering and yet also unwieldy nature perpetually condemning me to sassy-seeming head-tosses so as to get you out of my eyes. Now, you are immortalized, in Therese Schecter’s amazing “How To Lose Your Virginity!” And in this .GIF, where I appear to be making a point of some kind. (A good one? I cannot tell. My eyes are drawn to you, Self-Inflicted Haircut.) You will define me for all who stream this extremely compelling film. IS THAT WHAT YOU WANTED? IS IT?

Probably, yes it is. But the film has so many awesome ladies in it that I would still recommend it to anyone who wants to think about sex, heteronormativity, and shame for a little while. Or laugh at my doofy-looking head, which might also be some fun. 

Can we add some EXTRA love to the supremely funny and wise Sady Doyle, who we will be forever grateful to for being in our film (and putting up with our annoying need for a reshoot as well!)

Filed under sady doyle is the best

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Moriah’s last day with her parting gift…cherry earrings! She and her mad gif skills will be missed!

Moriah’s last day with her parting gift…cherry earrings! She and her mad gif skills will be missed!

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It’s Alexa’s last day @TrixieFilms and we’re sending her off with her own banana slicer.  We’ll miss you!

It’s Alexa’s last day @TrixieFilms and we’re sending her off with her own banana slicer. We’ll miss you!

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Crucial skill set for interning at Trixie Films: The ability to dismantle a filing cabinet. Go @cucopulousa!

Crucial skill set for interning at Trixie Films: The ability to dismantle a filing cabinet. Go @cucopulousa!