You can’t own a human being. You can’t lose what you don’t own. Suppose you did...– Toni Morrison. The end. (via jonubian)
If it’s meant for you, you won’t have to beg for it. You will never have to...– Chelsis Porter (via cordealia)
Punishment for rape in Ancient Rome: Rapist's gonads were crushed between two stones.
Punishment for rape in America in 2013: 1-2 years of jail and victim-blaming, rapist-sympathetic media coverage.
the bad dominicana: crankyskirt: NYC Women Dying... →
crankyskirt: NYC Women Dying In Childbirth At Alarming Rate, Report Shows [Gothamist] A new report shows that women in New York City are 30 percent more likely to die in childbirth than they were just 12 years ago, with black women facing a maternal mortality rate of 79 deaths per…
The soil is bad for certain kinds of flowers. Certain seeds it will not nurture,...– The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison SIlence=Death. Me. (via howtobeterrell)
[Muslim Women Against FEMEN] write on their posters that they don’t need...– FEMEN Leader Inna Shevchenko Also: “You know, through all history of humanity, all slaves deny that they are slaves” PROOF. PROOOOOOOOF ITS ALL WHITE SAVIOUR COMPLEX. PROOF FEMEN SHOULD PROBS BURN OR SOMETHING. (via tahlalaliaaa)
It’s not uncommon for people to come out as gay after being in heterosexual...– Eradicating biphobia within gay communities and gay media (via sister-bell)
koolthing: cis women have cis privilege.
I Am Not Your Wife, Sister or Daughter. I Am A... →
thelostsunprincess: What I do want to tell you is that you need to stop using the “wives, sisters, daughters” argument when you are talking to people defending the Steubenville rapists. Or any rapists. Or anyone who commits any kind of crime, violent or otherwise, against a woman. In case you’re unfamiliar with this line of rhetoric, it’s the one that goes like this: You should stop defending...
My goal for the summer is to create a feminist book group. It was through books that I attained my foundation of knowledge. Without being given the words to describe what happened to me, I couldn’t understand it. Books have the ability to change the way we think. Pair that up with some rad company and just imagine what will happen….. What books would you tell me not to miss? ...
Disabled by Culture: TW: Rape →
alexandraerin: Isn’t it weird how guys who called themselves “The Rape Crew” and live tweeted/posted about a girl getting raped are suddenly too young and sheltered to know what rape is or to understand that it’s what they were doing/watching/egging on? The problem isn’t that these people…
the bad dominicana: thegoddamazon: sourcedumal:... →
thegoddamazon: sourcedumal: the-bitch-goddess-success: The boogeyman is not always the guy on the street with the dirty coat, talking to himself. The boogeyman is our best friends. Our lovers. Our brothers and sisters and cousins. Aunts and uncles. Our parents. Our bus…
Women and the Civil Rights Movement →
soursequence: This coursera course opened 3 days ago. Sign yo’self up!
Resources for Male Survivors
redqueenxlt: letstalkaboutrape: I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with: www.malesurvivor.org www.violenceunsilenced.com www.rainn.org www.pandys.org www.1in6.org www.soulspeakout.org http://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/ Thanks everyone! reblog for signal boost
To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously...– Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader” (via ceedling)
westboro baptist church wants to picket the... →
damnitgeorge: i live in connecticut, and westboro is planning to come to our state to picket these kids’ funerals because they believe god is punishing connecticut for legalizing gay marriage, and that’s why these kids died. it’s fucking sickening. please reblog this and sign the petition on whitehouse.gov to legally recognize WBC as a hate group by clicking here. i normally don’t do things...
To imply, however, that all womyn suffer the same oppression simply because we...– Audre Lorde, An Open Letter to Mary Daly (via feminishblog)
Victims consistently report that testifying in court can be as traumatic as the...– The Dynamics of Sexual Violence, pg. 20 (via gynocraticgrrl)
ikilledcaptainclown: archetypalboner: “Women are more likely to be attracted to personality and men are more likely to be attracted to physical appearance” woah maybe that’s because we teach women to see men as people and we teach men to see women as objects Dear Human Development Professor: this.
When you live in a society that says that one kind of body is bad and and other...– (via letslovebabe)
When I was in college, a teacher once said that all women live by a ‘rape...– Jessica Valenti (via whatevernerd) I know Jessica Valenti is rather problematic. But holy shit, this quote. So many feelings. So very accurate. (via glittershotgun)
One woman I spoke to broke down crying when I told her the nearest clinic was...– The Abortion Fairy This is an incredible and important post about abortion funds, restrictive legislation on abortion, and the harsh realities of living in the USA right now. [NB: more people than just cis women want and need access to abortion care.] (via keepyourbsoutofmyuterus)
Everyone wants to save the Muslim woman. Some want to put the hijab on me and...– Pakistani activist Uzma Shakir. Thank you, Uzma. (via mehreenkasana)
Girls and women of the world, could we stop apologizing for wanting and eating...– Rookie » Eating: A Manifesto I agree that apologising for eating is dumb but I think this is something that has very different connotations for fat women than it does for skinnier women.
We're All Mad Here.: 11 things that should... →
thisismymoon: thesexuneducated: geekingsexuality: ari-withtheredhair: calistair: Trans people exist, are not ugly, are the gender they say they are, need support and respect, are human beings, aren’t your fetish objects or porn category, and it’s okay to be trans. …