Gina Calaya, arrested for Tucson murder at 14,... →
thisisrapeculture: socialismartnature: When then-14-year-old Gina Celaya killed the man who tried to rape her, the state of Arizona sentenced her to life in prison. Today — after twenty years in prison, and almost as many years of legal battles fought from state courts up to the federal court of appeals — Gina is finally free. That’s the American “justice system” for you. Serving up injustice...
Anonymous asked: is there a difference between humanism and feminism or are they both the same?
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Rap music is so diverse in its themes, its style, its content but when it...– bell hooks, cultural criticism — rap: authentic expression or market construct? BAM. there it is. (via tahlalaliaaa)
The best way to dehumanize someone while claiming you’re not is to believe you...– The danger of worldviews (Speaking when the world sleeps) Truth bomb if I ever saw one. (via ikenbot)
US: Philadelphia Mayor to sign landmark LGBT... →
the-bitch-goddess-success: whathappenedtocharlotte: aspookypandaforamanda: isincerelyhatetheinternet: “The Mayor of the US city of Philadelphia is to sign a city-wide ordinance offering protections, and benefits for LGBT citizens into law, in a ceremony on Thursday.” Go read the whole article It’s not just focusing on gay and lesbian partnership rights anymore I mean look at this “It...
I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard...– Assata Shakur (via basednkrumah)
Military Sexual Trauma: An Interview with MST...
[TW: Rape, Sexual Assault, Rape Culture] In March of 2013, Military Sexual Trauma survivors testified in front of the United States Congress about sexual assault in the military for the first time in 10 years. Sgt. Rebecca Harvilla was one of the survivors to testify, stating that the sexual abuse she received began as “sexual jokes, innuendo and simulated sexual play [that] escalated to...
In the 101 top-grossing family films…from 1990 to 2004, of the over 4,000...– Natasha Walter, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, pages 69-70, 2010. (via bitemebeautiful) Bringing this back as people have started reblogging this again and EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS. (via bitemebeautiful)
what white people think white privilege is: you're a cruel heartless meanie and you've never worked hard for anything in your life, ever, and any sort of hardship you'll face is automatically invalid because you're a monster
what white privilege actually is: you will never experience any racism or racist comments that are genuinely dehumanizing, harmful and challenging to your identity, and any sort of "reverse racism" that you might face such as a PoC calling you a "cracker" is 100% justified thanks to all the fun your ancestors had with enslaving, colonising, and killing millions of PoC
Since the notion that we should all forsake attachment to race and/or cultural...– bell hooks | killing rage: Ending Racism (via sinidentidades)
Traditionally, boys who play with dolls were scolded, stripped of their dolls...– Some Boys Like Dolls: Deconstructing the (Trans)Gender Binary — Lucas Walden (via klutzygeek) that’s why it’s so important that we make it known that there isn’t one single formula for being trans*. i’m a trans man and you know what? i LOVED barbies! i loved dollhouses! my mom was convinced i was...
Men and women are misogynistic for different reasons: men to marginalize women,...– http://www.shakesville.com/2010/01/feminism-101.html (via pomegranateblood)
I consider throwing in the towel. The lack of respectful coverage, the...– My So-Called ‘Post-Feminist’ Life in Arts and Letters | The Nation (via oldfilmsflicker)
We are supposed to believe that not only must we be continuously striving for...– I break it down about swimsuit bodies, shame and other bullshit we need to not buy into. TW I suppose for mention of dieting, weightloss and eating disorders. Read it here. (via nudiemuse)
abortionista: if u think my constant vocal feminism is annoying imagine how annoying the patriarchy is to me
A catcall is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The purity...– “Female ‘Purity’ is Bullshit”, by Lindy West (at jezebel.com) I FUCKING LOVE LINDY WEST. SHE’S FROM SEATTLE AND SHE’S DA BEST. (via abbigshmail) ^ Perfectly sums up why slut shaming is a load of misogynistic bullshit <3 And why these pathetic, limp dicked little weaklings need to get it...
rabbrakha: women don’t exist for the sole purpose of being beautiful for men women don’t exist for the consumption by men women don’t exist to fuckin please you women are not meat women are not items women are not a commodity thanks bye preach
If you are queer, or trans, or have mental illness, or all of the above, you...– Structure and Justice | Geek Feminism Blog (via brute-reason)
marathemara: alexisturtle: 10000bc: since abercrombie an fitch destroys its unsold clothes and wont donate bc poor people wearing their clothes gives them a bad image i say everyone should donate as much abercrombie and fitch brand clothing that you have to homeless shelters so you can simultaneously piss off a shitty company and help those in need why doesn’t this have more notes? ...
what you said was: "i don't respect women who don't respect themselves"
what you meant was: "i and society as a whole hold women up to ridiculous respectability standards directly relating to the "purity" of said women while hypersexualizing them at the same time and if you are a woman and don't fit my awkward monolith of criteria then i refuse to acknowledge your humanity"
what i heard was: "hi i'm a misogynist piece of shit, please punch me in my face"
A ban on niqabs in France or mini-skirts in Uganda, or warped legislation on...– Sara Yasin, Palestinian-American blogger, on the distracting clash that is the hijab debate in the NYTimes (via alymeetsturkey)
Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society’s definition of...– Audre Lorde (via littleblackbelle)
[TW: Rape] Rape is not simply acting upon sexual urges. Rape is about...– The greatest contributor to rape culture (via a-muppet-of-a-melody)
sassycybermen: “I’m a woman and I’m not offended by this, clearly it isn’t sexist!” wow I didn’t realise you were the singular spokesperson for 3.5 billion people of different ages, races, religions, backgrounds, sexual orientations, social classes, and cultures, I’m so sorry
More girls have been killed in the last FIFTY years, precisely because they were...– Nicholas Kristof, Half the Sky Read that AGAIN. (via kateoplis)
A Writer's Inklings: [TW: Rape] I am a victim of... →
callingoutbigotry: A Rolex watch or a fancy car in a bad neighborhood. I am not the basis for a ridiculous victim-blaming metaphor based on theft. I am a person, not an object. Your sister or daughter or wife. I exist independently of my relationships with and importance to men. It is…