1. 15:30 24th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from gtfothinspo

    Tags: quotes

    Women constantly finds themselves apologizing for their non-conformity to patriarchal values: “I’m a lesbian…but I don’t hate men, ” “I’m a feminist, but I still like girly things,” “I’m anti-porn, but it doesn’t mean I can’t have fun.” Female feminists still bare the brunt of their conditioning, feeling the need to diminish how powerful they are when they reject certain aspects of the sexist culture. Whether it means not needing male approval or male comfort, whether it means not being feminine-presenting, reaching outside the boundaries of hearth, home and their “innate” maternal drive, or not having any interests in fulfilling sexualized fantasies of female subjugation, female feminists often find themselves trying to lessen the impact of their beliefs. This manifestation of conditioning, where women try to avoid coming across as intimidating or anti-patriarchal, consoles and reassures men that we still know our “place” and is a product of us still wanting to hold some appeal to them, even if it means downplaying our anger and objections towards the sexism we fight so passionately against.
    — 

    (via angrywomanistcritic)

    No more apologies.

    (via thirdwavefeminism)

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  2. 23:21 23rd Apr 2014

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  3. 23:19

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    feminist-tips:

This seems obvious, but it’s one of the most common misconceptions regarding feminism. If you’re skeptical, for whatever reason, there have been studies that show that feminists don’t hate men. In addition, if you ever happen to talk to a feminist, you will find that they do not hate men. Fighting misogyny and hating men are two different things.

    feminist-tips:

    This seems obvious, but it’s one of the most common misconceptions regarding feminism. If you’re skeptical, for whatever reason, there have been studies that show that feminists don’t hate men. In addition, if you ever happen to talk to a feminist, you will find that they do not hate men. Fighting misogyny and hating men are two different things.

     
  4. 23:18

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  5. 23:17

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  7. 23:16

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    smartgirlsattheparty:

    iswearimnotadumbblonde:

    That last one is disturbing

    Wow. 

    (Source: policymic)

     
  8. 23:15

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    image: Download

    nudiemuse:

dollsahoy:

agentpaxieamor:

XKCD 4/18/2014

Mouse over text on the comic’s webpage: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”

Funny whenever I point this out I get yelled at.

    nudiemuse:

    dollsahoy:

    agentpaxieamor:

    XKCD 4/18/2014

    Mouse over text on the comic’s webpage: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”

    Funny whenever I point this out I get yelled at.

     
  9. 23:14

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    Tags: typography

     
  10. 15:30

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    psychofactz:

More Facts on Psychofacts :)
     
  11. 13:44

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    bluedogeyes:

    Am I a prophet? A time-traveling cartoonist? (via Pocho)

    This weekend POCHO Florida Burro Jefe Santino J. Rivera sent me a heads up about a Tweet featuring one of my editorial cartoons. I clicked the link and just about fell out of my chair.

    The graphic in the Tweet was a side-by-side presentation of my cartoon showing a Native American confronting an Indian-mascot-garbed sports fan next to a photograph of a Native American confronting an Indian-mascot-garbed sports fan (image, above.)

    They are eerily similar. The strange part was that I drew my cartoon in 2002, and the photo was taken last week in Cleveland, home of the Cleveland “Indians”:

    Artist website / twitter / facebook

     
  12. 15:30 22nd Apr 2014

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    Tags: celebs

    xxxemoghoul69xxx:

if you’re ever feeling sad just remember that meryll streep and hillary clinton took a selfie together

    xxxemoghoul69xxx:

    if you’re ever feeling sad just remember that meryll streep and hillary clinton took a selfie together

    (Source: daelio)

     
  13. 15:30 21st Apr 2014

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    Tags: movies

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  14. 07:06

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    ijustlovemyredshinyshoes asked: (tw: rape) someone the other night said "tequila rapes me" and I didn't know how to respond. I just stared at them with wide eyes while my boyfriend acted unimpressed by their comment but I want to respond better the next time someone is "raped by [their] test" or something equally as ignorant. what would misandry mermaid say to them?

    misandry-mermaid:

    I would just ask them what they mean and keep asking questions so they’d have to pick apart their own statement until they’re either tired of it or realize how awful it was.

    Ex:

    Him: “That test totally raped me!”
    You: “What do you mean?”Him: “I just wasn’t prepared at all.”
    You: “But… what does that have to do with rape?”
    Him: “Like, it totally took me by surprise.”
    You: “Is that what you imagine all rape looks like?”
    Him: “No, I just mean it was way worse than I thought.”
    You: “So why didn’t you say that instead of using the word rape?”
    Him: “I was just joking.”
    You: “Do you think of rape as a joke?”

    etc etc.  Just respond to everything they say with another question, so they are constantly trying to defend what what meant to be a casual, flippant statement.  If he uses the “it was just a joke” excuse, you can ask him to explain the joke to you and do the same line-of-questioning technique but picking apart the supposed joke instead.

     
  15. 07:02

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    Reblogged from checkprivilege

    Tags: quotes

    To all those who don’t think the rape joke was a problem, or rape jokes are a problem.

    I get it, you’re a decent guy. I can even believe it. You’ve never raped anybody. You would NEVER rape anybody. You’re upset that all these feminists are trying to accuse you of doing something or connect you to doing something that, as far as you’re concerned, you’ve never done and would never condone.

    And they’ve told you about triggers, and PTSD, and how one in six women is a survivor, and you get it. You do. But you can’t let every time someone gets all upset get in the way of you having a good time, right?

    So fine. If all those arguments aren’t going anything for you, let me tell you this. And I tell you this because I genuinely believe you mean it when you say you don’t want to hurt anybody, and you don’t see the harm, and that it’s important to you to do your best to be a decent and good person. And I genuinely believe you when you say you would never associate with a rapist and you think rape really is a very bad thing.

    Because this is why I refuse to take rape jokes sitting down-

    6% of college age men, slightly over 1 in 20, will admit to raping someone in anonymous surveys, as long as the word “rape” isn’t used in the description of the act.

    6% of Penny Arcade’s target demographic will admit to actually being rapists when asked.

    A lot of people accuse feminists of thinking that all men are rapists. That’s not true. But do you know who think all men are rapists?

    Rapists do.

    They really do. In psychological study, the profiling, the studies, it comes out again and again.

    Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.

    If one in twenty guys is a real and true rapist, and you have any amount of social activity with other guys like yourself, really cool guy, then it is almost a statistical certainty that one time hanging out with friends and their friends, playing Halo with a bunch of guys online, in a WoW guild, or elsewhere, you were talking to a rapist. Not your fault. You can’t tell a rapist apart any better than anyone else can. It’s not like they announce themselves.

    But, here’s the thing. It’s very likely that in some of these interactions with these guys, at some point or another someone told a rape joke. You, decent guy that you are, understood that they didn’t mean it, and it was just a joke. And so you laughed.

    And, decent guy who would never condone rape, who would step in and stop rape if he saw it, who understands that rape is awful and wrong and bad, when you laughed?

    That rapist who was in the group with you, that rapist thought that you were on his side. That rapist knew that you were a rapist like him. And he felt validated, and he felt he was among his comrades.

    You. The rapist’s comrade.

    And if that doesn’t make you feel sick to your stomach, if that doesn’t make you want to throw up, if that doesn’t disturb you or bother you or make you feel like maybe you should at least consider not participating in that kind of humor anymore…

    Well, maybe you aren’t as opposed to rapists as you claim.

    — 

    Time-Machine (via a comment at shakesville.com)

    THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ.

    EVER.

    (via sktagg23)

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