October 24th, 2012
Perfect combination of two Mitt blunders in one clever review.

Perfect combination of two Mitt blunders in one clever review.

October 12th, 2012

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October 10th, 2012

$20 for 20 Years: Wild Iris Bookstore

triciapants:

Wild Iris is the ONLY feminist bookstore in Florida. According to WBEZ, it’s one of nine left nationwide. Please take the time to read this blog (and reblog if you’re interested in supporting independent feminist booksellers!) However, if you don’t have a chance to check it out, here’s some important stuff to take away:

-It’s an entirely volunteer run store. They haven’t been able to pay staff for 3 years.
-Their rent just increased by 500 dollars a month.

If you’re local, donate your time. If you’re from outta town, buy online from Wild Iris.

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September 12th, 2012

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August 22nd, 2012

GOP Logic

We should ban life jackets and other flotation devices. They only encourage risky behavior. The only 100% effective way to prevent drowning is total abstinence from going in the water.

And if you do, by chance, find yourself struggling with drowning, then no life-saving or otherwise procedure or act should be allowed to be administered. You got yourself into this mess, you have to live with the consequences.

You should see drowning as a gift.

You, there with the sunglasses! You’re just asking for it.

Also, if you were forcibly pushed into the water, don’t worry. If it was a legitimate pushing, your body will find a way to shut out all the water and survive the drowning.

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August 21st, 2012

"If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it."

Clayton Williams’ advice for women being raped, an example of what Texas tries to bring to congress.

August 19th, 2012
danielleisdizzy:

think-progress:

Everyone in America should know that an actual candidate for U.S. Senate said this about women who are raped. 
Please share this.

how do people this ignorant get into office? HOW?!

danielleisdizzy:

think-progress:

Everyone in America should know that an actual candidate for U.S. Senate said this about women who are raped. 

Please share this.

how do people this ignorant get into office? HOW?!

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August 15th, 2012

Anonymous asked: Do you really see sexism as a one-way street? In Liverpool, anyway, loads of my friends (I'm a woman) are the ones to make sexist comments, remarks and grabs towards boys. Does this count as sexism, or is it just female empowerment?

Actually, sexism is a one-way street. 

This is not to say that women can’t be discriminatory towards men or that women are unable to sexually harass men (or women).

Sexism is institutional. It works on a broader scale than simply one individual oppressing another. Sexism is the wage gap, which apparently also exists in the UK.  Sexism tells men it’s a-ok to have tons of sex and tells women they are sluts for doing the same. Sexism allows for rape apologism. 

Sexism= power + prejudice

Sexism exists on an institutional scale and exists within a patriarchal system. 

This isn’t to say that patriarchy doesn’t adversely affect men as well. Plenty of men hate the standards that are pushed on to them. However it is a system that disproportionately advantages men, especially men who display a hegemonic masculinity. If you can access it via either book or an academic site, I’d recommend reading up on the “mythical norm”, a term coined by Audre Lord in Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference.

August 14th, 2012

We know you're cute, you told us.: there’s nothing i hate more than people who think things don’t exist...

littlemissplucky:

there’s nothing i hate more than people who think things don’t exist because they haven’t personally experienced it. like people that gob off about racism not existing because they have a black friend or the patriarchy being a huge joke made up for misandry purposes or fatphobia being about folks who need to ‘lighten up’ and accept it as part of life. just. fuck. off.
i bet you haven’t experienced 99% of food or cultures or rollercoasters or countries or ways my fist can impact your face but you being an insular fuckwit doesn’t erase those things from EXISTING.

August 9th, 2012

Hillary Clinton on what designers she wears:

July 23rd, 2012

We can’t clamp down on guns because they’d resort to illegal means to procure them

nanner:

But that doesn’t keep them from trying to restrict abortion.

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campaignofdistractions:

“The monetary cost for a rape victim to receive treatment at a hospital in the United States.”

campaignofdistractions:

The monetary cost for a rape victim to receive treatment at a hospital in the United States.

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July 21st, 2012

Anonymous asked: Hello, i love your blog and its only recently that I've opened my eyes to feminism and misogyny in our society. I'm still very young and still forming opinions. However, I'm really confused with this sentiment/issue/opinion about respect. Your sailor moon gif really highlights this and its about men not respecting women who dress really inappropriately and are very sexually suggestive towards men. Not so much not respecting but feeling that they are free to make sexual advances at them.

I really want to change my opinion on this and see that it is all down to the man but i can’t help but think that its also the females fault. So many girls pass judgement and comment upon girls who behave in this manner. And a man is labeled sexist for either thinking he can make advances towards her or would rather stay away from her? I don’t think ive explained this well but please help me to see that it is in no way the womans fault for the male behaviour.

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There’s a fine line. If a woman expresses interest in a man, then there’s a reasonable amount of attention that can be expected. However, dressing a certain way is never an invitation for someone of any gender to touch or make advances at you. Expressing interest in a man does not give him the right to violate you or go beyond anything you are comfortable with. This goes both ways. It tends to be that men overstep boundaries with women because they are socially and physically more powerful. Similarly, society teaches that women are liars and “deserve what’s coming to them.” Certainly everything in each situation is unique, and there’s no cookie cutter right or wrong to give you. Women display sexist behavior the same way men do. 

Anonymous asked: Some of my 'friends' continue to use words that demean women, but when I try to talk to them say 'A man is like a key, and girls are like a lock.If you have a key that opens many different locks, you call it a "master key".If you have a lock, that can be opened by many different keys... it's just a shitty lock.' How would you suggest that I respond to this?

A lot of the time you can’t talk sense into these people, and usually it’s not worth your time to try. Perhaps explaining how this logic leads to the prevalence of rape and violence against women would be helpful, but, again, these types usually think women deserve those things. The ask box here is free for other suggestions, though.