bobbieluvsya:

Men would prefer if feminist activism was the way women are already socialized to be: passive, placating, male appeasing, self-blaming and overall, submissive.

"you should be nicer!" is basically saying "you should do your activism in a way that i can ignore more easily!"

AMEN.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via the-uncensored-she)

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today: up unfortunately early. dress etc blah blah blah. email David for valentine’s day. head downtown. read and hang out. lunch with Friend T. head to St.John the Divine’s for ONE BILLION RISING. play it by ear! if I still feel good in the afternoon, stay and hang with Leeyuh. if I still feel good after that, head to Times Square protest. if I still feel good after that, head to Hammerstein Ballroom. 

reminder to self: no matter what you do today, you are part of the one billion rising. it is okay to exercise self-care and come home in the afternoon. it is okay to stay until early evening and take a train when you get overwhelmed. it is okay to stay all night and take a cab when you get home. all of these things…they are okay. whatever you choose. 

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So I got my stamp in the mail.

So I got my stamp in the mail.

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I want a stamp

and I want it to say

"this dollar was used by a rape survivor"

and I want to stamp it on every bill that goes through my hands

in order to spread awareness

hmm

where do I get this stamp?

p.s. maybe some kind of resource hotline could be on it too?

STREET HARASSMENT =/= COMPLIMENTS

safercampus:

piddlebucket:

dannythevinyl:

piddlebucket:

dannythevinyl:

piddlebucket:

AND THEY ARE SURELY NOT SOMETHING I SHOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR.

Everything’s relative

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See, this is kinda what I mean. You’re not really evaluating the context of what Im trying to express and you’re deciding what I believe in for yourself, with inaccurate results. If a dude is honestly attempting to flatter or give you positive attention, even if the means are somewhat crass and crude, its a compliment. Yeah sure its annoying, but you cant really call out “assualt” if the dudes intent isn’t to make you uncomfortable. Its all relative. You don’t HAVE to find it flattering or be grateful, but I personally dont see the point in taking personal offense every time someone makes disparaging remarks. Its an astounding waste of energy.

Fuck you.  You’re blinded by your male privilege and fuck your insistence on defending harassment.  Intent IS NOT MAGICAL: I’m sure when I was followed home by a guy catcalling me from his truck, he surely wanted to tell me I had a very nice personality.

I called the police.

^ I’m sure the guy who beeped his horn twice before he parked up next to me because I was ignoring him when I was just walking to the bus stop was only trying to genuinely compliment me. Yeah I probably just misunderstood his “alright sexy, wanna get in?” 

I full on booted the side of his van, lost control of my anger and told him to get out of “the fucking van NOW you fucking creep”. He drove off. Diddums.

I suppose I just took it the wrong way though, right?

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Sing it, sisters. I have gotten so fed up lately — every time I walk to go do Christmas shopping at least five cars/people feel the need to honk/yell expletives at me. Like, believe it or not, I didn’t bring my ass with me for your sake, creepers. It kind of goes with me everywhere, I can’t really help it. For fuck’s sake. I’ll be walking along all jolly and planning which book to buy my mother and it really doesn’t add to my Christmasy spirit to have a couple of dudes in a truck call out crass demands of sex acts from me/commentary on my rear. Jesus.

nectarinesubmarines:



Oh, the Catholic church won’t be happy about this. Banksy just unveiled a brand new sculpture called Cardinal Sin which is a 18-century stone bust of a priest with its face sawn off and replaced by blank “pixelated” bathroom tiles. It was created as a response to the child abuse scandal in the Catholic church and its subsequent cover-up.
Where this sculpture sits is almost as important as the piece itself. It was unveiled at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, England, where it’s placed alongside 17th Century religious art which includes large church altarpieces and other religious sculptures.
Reyahn King, director of art galleries at National Museums Liverpool, said this about the piece: “The sculpture very clearly contains a message. When you look at it and see the tiles that have been applied to the sawn-off face, you immediately get the impression of those pixelated images of suspected criminals you see on screen or in a newspaper photograph.”
As for Banksy? He remarked, “I guess you could call it a Christmas present. At this time of year it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse.”


i’m sorry but i thought of minecraft.

Whoa.

nectarinesubmarines:

Oh, the Catholic church won’t be happy about this. Banksy just unveiled a brand new sculpture called Cardinal Sin which is a 18-century stone bust of a priest with its face sawn off and replaced by blank “pixelated” bathroom tiles. It was created as a response to the child abuse scandal in the Catholic church and its subsequent cover-up.

Where this sculpture sits is almost as important as the piece itself. It was unveiled at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, England, where it’s placed alongside 17th Century religious art which includes large church altarpieces and other religious sculptures.

Reyahn King, director of art galleries at National Museums Liverpool, said this about the piece: “The sculpture very clearly contains a message. When you look at it and see the tiles that have been applied to the sawn-off face, you immediately get the impression of those pixelated images of suspected criminals you see on screen or in a newspaper photograph.”

As for Banksy? He remarked, “I guess you could call it a Christmas present. At this time of year it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity - the lies, the corruption, the abuse.”

i’m sorry but i thought of minecraft.

Whoa.

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flirtingwithparadox:

“Queer people do not need to offer excuses or defend their own existence. If one could become queer by simply waking up one morning and deciding to become queer, for a day, for an hour, it wouldn’t change the fact that being queer is just as good, as valid, as worthy, as being straight. Providing straight people with reasons or excuses for our queerness simply confirms their suspicions that our sexuality really is their business and that we need to justify our existence to them. This allows heterosexists to continue to believe there is something superior about heterosexuality, and that being queer is a deviation from some kind of normal or default sexuality. There isn’t and it’s not. We don’t need to justify ourselves to anyone. We don’t need a reason to be queer. Maybe we were born this way, maybe we weren’t. Maybe sexuality is fluid for some people and not for others. It’s totally irrelevant either way. The message we need to send to heterosexists is not that our sexuality was foisted upon us and that they should be “tolerant” and “understanding”. The message is: our sexuality is perfectly valid and none of your business, we offer you no excuses, and we are never going away.”

» Fauxgress Watch: “Born This Way” Social Justice League (via sexisnottheenemy)

Yes this.

"well if you want to have great love, you got to have great anger"

Letter to Eve, Pete Seeger

Trans woman goes topless to make statement

nekkamarose:

brennando:

TW for the comments and police report.

http://www.wate.com/story/16039917/morristown-transgendered-woman-says-she-went-topless-to-make-a-statement

Awesome lady.

BAMF. I love this.

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"I am over the passivity of good men. Where the hell are you? You live with us, make love with us, father us, befriend us, brother us, get nurtured and mothered and eternally supported by us, so why aren’t you standing with us? Why aren’t you driven to the point of madness and action by the rape and humiliation of us?"

Eve Ensler, “Over It” (Huffington Post)