I first read this when I took a Sex & Gender course in college and I find it incredibly relevant (albeit not representative of the trans community).
Just gonna leave this here for your reading pleasure.
that whole #LiberalTipsToAvoidRape twitter hashtag is so disturbing and horrific on so many levels
I can’t believe people actually think this way and/or see sexual assault as an appropriate platform for jokes and political bulllshitting
I don’t want to live on this planet anymore
On that note, I’m going to go play Assassin’s Creed now.
Feminists have always been accused of hating men because it is a very effective way of silencing a very threatening movement. In a society where women’s value is based on our ability to please men, and where men hold almost all the cards, the worst possible thing we can do is hate them. So when feminists point out and object to the oppression, abuse and discrimination perpetuated by men against women, this is framed as man hating in an attempt to silence us, in an attempt to ensure that we are vilified and ignored by the rest of society, so that male oppression of women and male privilege can continue unchecked.
No matter how we frame our arguments and no matter what kind of image we seek to project, as long as we highlight, object to and fight misogyny, feminists are going to be called man haters.
So I’m not going to waste my time trying to prove that I’m not.❞
Chescaleigh on Slut Shaming becoming Victim Blaming. Props for her sharing her experience.
My mother was a feminist. She taught me to see
that the road to ruin is paved with patriarchy.
So, let the way of the women guide democracy.
From plunder and pollution, let mother earth be free.
Feminism ain’t about women. No, that’s not who it is for
It’s about a shifting consciousness that’ll bring an end to war
So listen up you fathers
Listen up you sons
Which side are you on now?
Which side are you on?
Dale Splendor (via teaandbbc)
When someone calls me a “feminazi” I respond with, “Wow, I must have forgotten about the time where I took part in exterminating an entire race of people, participated in one of the biggest violations of human rights known to modern history, and wore my bigotry on my sleeve like a fucking badge of anti-semitic honor. Thanks for reminding me and equating my stance on equality to that charming part of world history!”
So last night, after coaching, my friend and I went out for dinner, drinks and comedy night at a local bar.
I’ve had the whole night and this morning to think about this, and now I think I’m ready to make a post about it.
The first comedian made rape jokes. My jaw dropped. I don’t understand how anyone could possibly think that joking about rape is remotely funny or worthy of putting in their amateur stand-up comedy routine. I thought to myself, as he was joking about how “she didn’t say no,” this is rape culture. Rape culture is turning the dehumanization and sexual commodification of women into jokes. Rape culture is trying to make the fact that raping a woman while she is unconscious and therefore, unable to physically tell the perpetrator to stop, is funny. Rape culture is joking about joking about rape. Yes, this comedian even pulled the “I know, I know, *girl voice* rape jokes…” line. Rape culture is knowing that joking about rape is wrong, but, for the sake of comedy, doing it anyway.
I was so horrified and disgusted.
In my opinion, if you have to use rape as material for your stand-up comedy, you’re not very funny and you’re an awful comedian and you should probably quit while you’re behind.
I am a woman, equipped with hormones, monthly menstrual cycles and all the pain and hassle that comes with them. I am a woman, and like other human beings, I sometimes become angry. I sometimes become frustrated, and I sometimes become annoyed. And yes, I sometimes make no bones about displaying those emotions to those close to me and to the world. Like all human beings, my emotions sway, and sometimes I behave in a way that is less than what society expects of me.
Yet, as a woman, I have been plagued by an assumption about my emotions that has followed me since blossoming into womanhood: the idea that when I succumb to displays of irritation or anger, I must be PMSing.❞
I never PMS because I almost never get my period. I’m just a hothead, deal with it.
Mitt doesn’t care about women in poverty.
If he did, he wouldn’t want to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides life-saving medical care to low-income women and families.
If he did, he would support more access to affordable birth control, to prevent women from having children they cannot financially support.
Don’t pull the “women” card, Mitt because you and I both know it’s a bunch of bullshit.
“Rape culture is seeing this shit and asking about the sample size.”
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Prime Minister of Australia kicking ass and taking names (mostly Tony Abbott’s). [x]