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Dec

[TW] Rape is on the increase, reported and unreported, and rape is not aggressive sexuality, it is sexualized aggression. As Kalamu ya Salaam, a Black male writer, points out, “As long as male domination exists, rape will exist. Only women revolting and men made conscious of their responsibility to fight sexism can collectively stop rape.

Women Redefining Difference

Audre Lorde

(via omnivincitamor)

(Source: nanacutzi)

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Nov

knightoftaurus:

If you can look at this and say the media is not controlled by people who want to keep you docile and ignorant, I don’t know what else to tell you.

(Source: paxamericana)


 
Because women are supposed to wear make up to ‘get’ men, then serve them to keep them.
Thanks, sexist religious doctrine.

 

Because women are supposed to wear make up to ‘get’ men, then serve them to keep them.

Thanks, sexist religious doctrine.

19

Nov

feminism on wikipedia

Feminism is a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women.[1][2][3] Its concepts overlap with those of women’s rights. Feminism is mainly focused on women’s issues, but because feminism seeks gender equality, some feminists argue that men’s liberation is therefore a necessary part of feminism, and that men are also harmed by sexism and gender roles. Feminists are “person[s] whose beliefs and behavior[s] are based on feminism.”[4]

Feminist theory exists in a variety of disciplines, emerging from these feminist movements[5][6] and including general theories[specify] and theories about the origins of inequality, and, in some cases, about the social construction of sex and gender. Feminist activists have campaigned for women’s rights—such as in contract, property, and voting — while also promoting women’s rights to bodily integrity and autonomy and reproductive rights. They have opposed domestic violence,sexual harassment, and sexual assault. In economics, they have advocated for workplace rights, including equal pay and opportunities for careers and to start businesses.[citation needed]

Some of the earlier forms of feminism have been criticized for being geared towards white, middle-class, educated perspectives. This led to the creation of ethnically-specific or multiculturalist forms of feminism.[7]

14

Nov

I am absolutely disgusted that they are calling Sandusky’s case a “Sex Scandal.”

whoiswhatsername:

He wasn’t sleeping with the Sports Management intern. He wasn’t paying some hooker to suck his toes. He violated small children.

What he did was a crime against humanity. Don’t treat it like some US Weekly exclusive.

Isn't it funny that we only do it with rape?

If I was to steal a chocolate bar because it was sitting at the counter looking all tasty, it’d be theft. Nobody would say but oh, look at the creamy picture on the packaging. It was taunting him. He had no choice. It was instinct. Impulse. Drives and desires beyond his control.

If I walked into some person’s home and said I lived there, I’d be arrested. Nobody would say to the owners that they should invest in curtains so that people couldn’t see how nice their house was so easily. Nobody would tell them that they were‘asking for it’

And if I beat a guy up because he was a loud mouth I’d be charged. Nobody would say oh but look at him, he’s a dick. He’s got gel in his hair and he’s wearing a shirt that says “How about a nice cup of shut the fuck up”. The dude is a wanker, he got what he deserved. More importantly, even if they did say that, it wouldn’t effect my charges. 

But if a woman is wearing a short skirt then it will dramatically sway people’s opinions in a rape case. Was it cut above the knee? Was your waist showing? These are serious questions that will be asked in a court case. 

12

Nov

Feminism For Real

If you’re in Portland today, stop by In Other Words to discuss Feminism For Real, the groundbreaking anthology that deconstructs mainstream and academic feminism. The discussion starts at 4pm.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=278093605554454

speaking at Occupy Phoenix

I was invited to speak at Occupy Phoenix today about women in the military specifically about the rape epidemic in the US Armed Forces and why the anti-Occupiers stance on “if those lazy hippies just enlist they can have their education paid for and stop whining about the cost of tuition” is not so easy.

We shouldn’t be fighting the 1% wars.

We should not subject ourselves to being raped, shot at, blown up, deployed, redeployed X12 times, just to get the chance to sit inside a classroom or have a regular pay check. 

Public education so called “States colleges” which were started to allow higher education for all is no longer affordable to most. With changes with the GI Bill it won’t be affordable to veterans as well despite the promise from recruiters that if you enlist that you’ll have college paid for. When jobs that 30 years ago required just a high school diploma now requires at least a bachelor degree it is an endless cycle of going in debt to pay for education without a promise of a job when you graduate. 

So if you are around hope to see you there.

http://occupyphx.org/news/press-release-11112011/

Hey, apologists: look at this.

trianglewins:

Look at Herman Cain’s campaign response to multiple sexual harassment claims. Look  at the recent scandal at Penn State, which has been focused more on the career of a man than on the victims of horrible sexual abuse. Look  at  what  happens  to  every  person  who  brings  public  attention  to  the  fact that he or she has been sexually harassed or abused in this country. Now go look up the terms “victim blaming” and “rape culture” and tell me we don’t need feminism.