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Dec 13

“Most whites are unaware of how racism works and how race, ethnicity and culture are linked. One reason for that lack of awareness is what feminist and anti-racist activist Peggy McIntosh calls “white privilege.” McIntosh says that whites carry ‘an invisible package of unearned assets’ that include, for example, turning on the television and seeing members of their race, finding a hairdresser who knows how to cut their hair and having their success or lack of success be attributed to their race. Perhaps the most significant privilege whites have is the ability to know nothing about the experiences and cultures of people who are not like them.”

When White Parents Have ‘The Talk’ With Black Sons | Marlene G. Fine

 My undergraduate thesis advisor co-authored this!

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“A white student may feel discomfort when it’s pointed out to him how he has benefited from structural racism, but to compare that discomfort to discrimination is a false equivalency. Hurt feelings hurt, but it is not oppression. But hurt feelings can be bad for business. And a lot of powerful people think colleges should act more like businesses. When they do, students act more like customers. And our likely customers might not be amicable to discussions about structural racism. If the customer is always right, then the majority share of customers is more right than the minority.”

Minneapolis professor Shannon Gibney: Reprimanded for talking about racism. (via sociolab)

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“There are males and females, and gender is the system that either privileges or subordinates them by teaching them masculinity (dominance) or femininity (submission.) Because [gender] is a social construct, the concept of men and women is also a social construct, but they are also lived realities in that being a “woman” is an active and lifelong experience of socialization, expectations, limits, and dangers” http://nextyearsgirl.tumblr.com/post/69876793134 (via extremeirrelevancy)

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Nov 30
“In 1975 Playboy Press published nude photographs of 10-year-old Brooke Shields. The photographer, who took them with parental consent, described his subject as ‘the first prepubescent sex symbol in the world’ and prints of his portraits soon became highly sought after and very expensive.”

Ian O’Donnell & Claire Milner Child Pornography: Crime, Computers & Society 

VOM FOREVER. NO SERIOUSLY.

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And when Brooke Shields turned 17 she sued the photographer(Garry Gross) to prevent him from circulating the pics again and FUCKING LOST. If you feel like burning shit down you are not alone.

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I saw one of them in a museum once and it was so disgusting. Like full frontal nudity and she was oiled up and her lips were parted, it was so unbelievably disgusting the way he sexualized her

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Rape culture in action

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girl-non-grata:

gifdistrict:

Really cool Starry Night illusion

AKA Exactly What It’s Like to Trip Balls on Acid

girl-non-grata:

gifdistrict:

Really cool Starry Night illusion

AKA Exactly What It’s Like to Trip Balls on Acid


deliciousmaletears:

What he says: People are too pc these days, so easily offended - quick to find something wrong with everything. It’s like I can’t even have an opinion anymore!!!

What he means: I’m trash.


preludetoreality:

” I don’t really believe in menswear or womenswear. I just like what I like. ” - Janelle Monae

preludetoreality:

” I don’t really believe in menswear or womenswear. I just like what I like. ” - Janelle Monae

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Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).

The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.

Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor.

My Beef with the “I Love Boobies” Bracelets  (via aboutwhistles)

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evilfeminist:

" A man named Marc Lepine killed fourteen women in a Canadian polytechnic university, shouting "you’re all feminists, and I hate feminists." 
In the fight for female personhood, men kill to protect male supremacy and women die for challenging male supremacy - and sometimes just for daring to exist. It happens every day. Tomorrow, we remember, and we strategize to resist.”

-Rachel Ivey 

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echat:

sometimes i’m drinking something and i can feel it spilling on me but i just keep drinking because i don’t care about anything anymore

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thentheysaidburnher:

The rape was too much like rape for this punter.

thentheysaidburnher:

The rape was too much like rape for this punter.


deliciousmaletears:

Okay so I don’t understand how certain people feel okay saying “FUCK CIS WOMEN, KILL THEM ALL” and that’s ~totally not misogyny~ because ~~~*cis privilege*~~~, but will get all up in arms when MRA’s and anti-feminists espouse the same fucking sentiments in as many words. 

Are you kidding me right now? Are you for real? The hatred of women is nothing new, but dressing it up as some form of retribution due to the arbitrary perceived privilege of being born female is really a new low.