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May 2

soulrevision:

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There was a lot of talk today about the media’s failed coverage [read: non-coverage] of the 234 Nigerian girls, thus came the #234WhiteGirls hashtag.

No, none of us wants any white girls to go missing. We just want these Nigerian girls to get the same amount of coverage that white girls get (or would get), because EVERY girl matters.

#BRINGBACKOURGIRLS

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Replace All Straight Men With Literally Anything Else 2014

hexgoddess:

poet-and-i-know-it:

I find this extremely offensive.. Jokingly or not. Not all men are assholes, you know.

Who left this tray of lasagna here

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May 1
tr1angl3:

theladymonsters:

muscleprincess:

muscleprincess:

(INDIGNANT HUFFING) NOT ALL M……ale lions

the more i think about it, the weirder this comment seems. how does this man know that being a male lion is more stressful than being a female lion. has he lived as both a female and male lion before. is this man an Animorph

#m’lion

oh my god

tr1angl3:

theladymonsters:

muscleprincess:

muscleprincess:

(INDIGNANT HUFFING) NOT ALL M……ale lions

the more i think about it, the weirder this comment seems. how does this man know that being a male lion is more stressful than being a female lion. has he lived as both a female and male lion before. is this man an Animorph

oh my god


halftheskymovement:

A woman being held as a sex slave in Russia made a bold escape from her captor by using knotted sheets to climb to safety from a second floor flat. Her daring escape led to the rescue of three other women who were being held in the same apartment. The four women were allegedly kept in chains and threatened with death if they made a noise. Police have arrested a 34-year-old man on charges of drug dealing and sex trafficking in connection with the crime.
Read more via Daily Mail.

halftheskymovement:

A woman being held as a sex slave in Russia made a bold escape from her captor by using knotted sheets to climb to safety from a second floor flat. Her daring escape led to the rescue of three other women who were being held in the same apartment. The four women were allegedly kept in chains and threatened with death if they made a noise. Police have arrested a 34-year-old man on charges of drug dealing and sex trafficking in connection with the crime.

Read more via Daily Mail.

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“Sexism is when people laugh at rape jokes and cringe at female anatomy.” (via wearethefourthwave)

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In 1937 two women caused a car accident by wearing shorts in public for the first time

In 1937 a careless driver caused an accident when he took his eyes off the road to ogle 2 women wearing shorts in public for the first time.

fucking thank you


In 1937 two women caused a car accident by wearing shorts in public for the first time

In 1937 a careless driver caused an accident when he took his eyes off the road to ogle 2 women wearing shorts in public for the first time.

fucking thank you

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“From a former escort who made $300/hr named Miss Andrist who weighed in on sister survivor Rebecca Mott’s blog about the “privilege” of high-end prostitution (compared to a minimum wage job at McDogfood’s that are unavailable to poor “ex-prostitutes” with records and visibly decayed/broken/missing teeth due to poverty—as I found out firsthand) :
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I was as privileged as they get. I was only beaten a few times. I was only held down and physically restrained perhaps a dozen times. I hated them anyway. I loathed them. I fantasize to this day about telling them how they made my skin crawl, how stupid they were, how revolting I found them, how pathetic it was that they sought me out because their wife wasn’t / wouldn’t (insert unfulfilled expectation of male privilege here). They still raped me bloody.
I can’t go to the bathroom without remembering the veterinarian who held me down by the back of my neck. He was old enough to be my grandfather. Most of them were. Most of them WERE grandfathers, the rest were fathers. One of them wrote to “the agency” to explicitly describe his fantasy of raping his teenage daughter’s best friend, and to see if I would participate in fulfilling it. (Even the man who ran “the agency” was disgusted. I told him I’d sooner call the cops – and that I was able to say “no” is truly privilege amongst whores.)
I can count the times my boyfriend and my pimo let me say no on one hand. But technically, I got to do so. THAT is privilege. Usually, whores who say no just get beaten by men a little extra, and raped either way.
These memories make me avoid the privileged fools who insist it’s “free choice.” I got paid as much or more than them. I was a “high dollar hottie,” guaranteed drug- disease- and drama-free. That means I don’t have herpes (yet? or obviously?) which implied I don’t have hep C or HIV. It means my boyfriend won’t burst in and rob him, or beat me, or both. It means the agency won’t try to blackmail him or upsell.
There was no freedom in my “choice.”
I used to sit on my bed and sob and beg not to. I was young, and looked younger. They liked that. Nice and shaved. They liked to play out fantasies that I was the drunk teenager next door. All I had to do was smile and blink slowly and fake giggle and try to stay relaxed (tensing makes it hurt even worse than it already does) and concentrate on imagining the ocean.
I’d never even seen the ocean but I imagined it – waves crashing, seagulls, warm air. Pretending the taste of tears and blood was sea salt. The first thing I learned was how to cry without getting caught or fucking up my mascara.”
Jacqueline Homan (via yoursocialconstructsareshowing)

“Not being able to wear leggings because it’s ‘too distracting for boys’ is giving us the impression we should be guilty for what guys do.”

Sophie Hasty, age 13

Responding to her middle school’s ban on shorts, leggings and yoga pants for girls.

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Absolutely!

The first rule of misogyny is that women and girls are responsible for what men and boys do. It is part of all childrens basic conditioning in most societies.

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stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Women’s Work: Reimagining “Blue-Collar”

26 images of tenacious, strong female loggers, welders, firefighters, miners and so forth challenging the idea of what we consider “women’s work.”

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nextyearsgirl:

Will men ever be able to give a shit about sexual assault against women without referring to us as their sisters and daughters?? Stay tuned to find out if men are capable of empathy that doesn’t prioritize themselves!


gynocraticgrrl:

Cognitive therapist Mary Anne Layden on predatorial permission-giving beliefs and the grooming of victims in a porned digital-information age.

"When information is passed using words the listener typically weighs and assesses the believability of the message. When we hear words we tend to hear them as ideas or opinions, often the listener is counter-arguing against those ideas inside their heads. You can be deciding right now that what I’m saying doesn’t make any sense and you can be challenging my verbal statements internally. But unlike words, pictures don’t work that way.

None of you are counter-arguing against the fact that I’m sitting here or that this is a table. Pictures are mentally processed as events, as facts, and are stored unbuffered and unchallenged. If you see it, then it happened and is true. Pictures are truly worth a thousand words.

The Internet is an ideal medium for the spread of sexual permission giving beliefs. The sexual Internet sites by their very nature say that sex is a commodity for sale. Anything that you can buy, you can steal.

Sexual images of women and children are entertainment, sexual access becomes an entitlement, the individuals who are in these pictures do not appear to feel degraded, abused, physically and visually invaded. They appear to be enjoying the interaction. It’s an event.

Perpetrators now ‘know’ that children like to have sex with adults, they know it’s true because they have seen it. Perpetrators show these images to children to break down the inhibitions of children. Children now ‘know’ that children like to have sex with adults. They know it’s true because they have seen it.

For both the predator and the child these images produce permission-giving beliefs.” - Dr. Mary Anne Layden, Porn in Library

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plansfornigel:

sadurdaynight:

female-only:

plansfornigel:

and these are the men women are suppose to call when raped. what is this rape culture you speak of ?

this makes me so mad not every fucking cop is a rapist 

When Cops Rape … and Nothing Happens

“Police sexual misconduct is common, and anyone who maintains it isn’t doesn’t get it,” says retired Seattle police chief Norm Stamper, author of the book Breaking Rank. Since no one is investing resources in learning how many victims are out there, we’re left with estimates and news accounts. As part of a 2008 study, former police officer Tim Maher, a criminologist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, asked 20 police chiefs whether police sexual misconduct was a problem; 18 responded in the affirmative. The 13 chiefs willing to offer estimates thought an average of 19 percent of cops were involved—if correct, that translates to more than 150,000 police officers nationwide. An informal effort by the Cato Institute in 2010 to track the number of police sexual-misconduct cases just in news stories counted 618 complaints nationwide that year, 354 of which involved forcible nonconsensual sexual activity like sexual assault or sexual battery.

Police Sergeant Doubled as Serial Rapist

It was nothing short of a nightmare — a man obsessively tracking women, sneaking into their homes, assaulting them, and forcing them to perform a bizarre “cleansing” ritual that washed away any hint of evidence from their bodies. Bloomington, Ill., Police Detective Clay Wheeler spent two years pursuing the first serial rapist in his town’s memory.

“I’ve seen more brutal things, more violent things, but some of the things that happened and what he would say and tell these girls as he’s assaulting them, and I mean, I get chills. It just disgusts me,” he said.

According to the 3rd Quarter Report of The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project, police officers were accused of sexual assault at a rate of 79 per 100,000 law enforcement personal. The rate of accusations for the general public is 28.7 per 100,000 general public. When corrected for gender these numbers tell us that there are 1.5 times more accusations of sexual assualt among male law enforcement officers than among the general male population. The fact that rapists seem to be concentrated among a group of armed individuals who have the purported authority to detain and arrest other individuals should be more than a little alarming for even the most prolific police bootlicker. In just the last month, several stories of officers committing disgusting crimes have been in the news.

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“When a man says no in this culture, it’s the end of the discussion. When a woman says no, it’s the beginning of a negotiation.”

Gavin De Becker  (via elliesigh)

REMINDER THAT ‘THE GIFT OF FEAR’ IS A TREASURE WRITTEN BY A SURVIVOR OF CHILD ABUSE AND FAMILY VIOLENCE AND YOU SHOUKD READ IT

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Apr 7
“They don’t “accidentally” rape women. They don’t “misread the signals”. Every day, men who pretend that they are incapable of telling that women don’t want them to penetrate their bodies, read hundreds of social signals expertly. They know when to joke about with the boss; when to back down gracefully in a meeting without losing face; when to negotiate hard and when to keep some back for the next deal; they know when to banter with their colleagues and when to be professional. They know when to slap down someone in a pub or a club or on a train and when that would be dangerous – most men, like most women, are very, very good at negotiating social signals.”

http://aroomofourown.org/the-reason-so-many-rapists-get-off-is-because-there-is-a-grey-area/ (via evilfeminist)

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