5th October 2013 10:34
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► reblogged from etherealogie (originally fat-feminist-deactivated2013101)

I’m looking at you
bro
In the “Cool story babe, now make me a sandwich” t-shirt
The commonly uses
“I raped you faggot”
when playing
Video games
To dehumanize
Your straight friends
The white kid who greets his buddies with the n-word
Who’s OkCupid dating profile describes him as a “nice guy”
He’s just sick of getting friend-zoned
Because being just friends with a woman
Is so terrible
Nevermind the fact that he answers yes to the following:
Are women obligated to shave their legs?
Are racist jokes funny?
When a woman is raped, is it sometimes her fault?

I’m looking at you
guy in every women’s studies class ever
who derails dialogue
About a third of the world’s population of women
Who will be raped
In their life times
By asserting
“the wage gap isn’t real”
the guy who starts “PimpWalk” in response
to slutwalk
a demonstration aimed at ending victim blaming
of rape victims
the guy with the “no fat chicks” bumpersticker on his F150
whos confused why
he cant get pussy
to the guy who calls anal rape
“surprise buttsex”
to the one who uses “feminazi”
as a frequent part
of his vernacular
to every guy who has ever thought that a facebook status
about domestic violence
was a good opportunity to practice playing the
devils advocate

to every guy
boy
man
who has ever dismissed feminism
because it didn’t involve him
to every man who has ever raped a woman
to every man who has ever beaten one
isolated one
belittled one
dehumanized one
to every guy
who thinks he’s not like those ones
because
its just a joke
to every guy who is confused why feminists hate him


to every guy
its because
you’re part of a problem
a culture
that won’t stop choking us
but tells us
to just breath

wrote some spoken word for my women’s studies final tomorrow. what do you guys think? (via fat-feminist)

Breathe*

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4th October 2013 6:03
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► reblogged from feverrr (originally yungfairy)

feverrr:

hell fucking yes

4th October 2013 6:01
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► reblogged from feministarmchairregime (originally beeishappy)

feministarmchairregime:

expostninja:

shalombayitdebbie:

beeishappy:

TDS | 2013.10.01

Have you ever stood in a line for WIC? PREGNANT WOMEN WILL WAIT AS LONG AS SIX HOURS with noisy toddlers to get their coupons for free proteins like cheese and dry beans. DRY BEANS. They can’t otherwise afford this necessary food to meet their monthly protein requirement to have healthy babies.

Do people honestly have any idea what sort of a problem food is in this country and how many children don’t have regular access to healthy meals? Do they know how many pregnant women don’t get the proper nutrition?

Fuck you Republicans.

I’m not even tagging these posts “politics.” This is basic humanity; it’s not me being a liberal—it’s me being a decent human and these congresstwits being INHUMAN.

When I tried to explain this to my friend in Canada she assumed I was making this up, because no one could be that cartoonishly evil.

Shit like this is why Maryland can have some of the best rates  in the country for babies born healthy while at the same time Baltimore city is well above the national average for miscarriage and infant mortality. 

4th October 2013 5:57
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► reblogged from fixedwhilefeminist (originally quinnxxx)

possum-princess:

the part of the government shutdown that is most alarming to me is the fact that the WIC program (that helps new moms and parents get food for themselves and their babies) has about a week’s worth of funding left to run on and then it’s going to be shut down

that means there are going to be MOMS AND BABIES who are NOT EATING because A BUNCH OF WHITE MEN AREN’T DOING THEIR JOBS PROPERLY

and that is TERRIFYING AND DISGUSTING

3rd October 2013 23:09
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► reblogged from thebicker (originally ellievhall)
3rd October 2013 23:07
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► reblogged from thebicker (originally smdxn)

In the hours since the government shut down, House Republicans have slowly but steadily been coming forward to say they’re ready to pass a bill to fund the government with no strings attached.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the number of those Republicans hit 20 — surpassing the magic 17 votes needed to pass a clean funding bill if all 200 Democrats stick together and team up with them. Of course, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would have to be willing to put that bill on the floor in the first place. But if he did, the votes appear to be there for passage, at which point the bill would sail through the Senate and be signed by President Barack Obama, ending the shutdown.

Here’s who those House Republicans are, and why they say they’re done with trying to force through provisions to delay or defund Obamacare in order to keep the government running.

Here’s A Tally Of Which House Republicans Are Ready To Fund The Government, No Strings Attached

And yet here we are, in Day Three of the GOP’s shutdown. It seems that John Boehner is the de jure House Speaker while Ted Cruz is the de facto House Speaker, and the GOP caucus is unwilling to stand up to him.

(via smdxn)

The important part: We could pass the budget and un-shut-down the government with a single House vote, but John Boehner won’t put the bill to the floor.

(via thebicker)
3rd October 2013 23:03
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► reblogged from fuckyeahfeminists (originally red3blog)

red3blog:

Martin Luther King, Jr.

3rd October 2013 21:39
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► reblogged from killerclownsfromouterspace (originally silas216)

What the GOP has done, first through the ludicrous overuse of the filibuster and now through the shutdown and the threat of breaking the debt ceiling if they do not get a law overturned, is to use perfectly legal means to achieve their goals. It is, however, a contortion of the Constitution and the rules of Congress that’d make a circus performer say, “How the fuck did you get your head all the way up your own ass?” The ultimate goal of the effort is to undo the will of the people of the United States by forcing the President to accept the GOP agenda.

So let’s just call this what it is: it’s an attempted coup.

The Tea Party, having cowed the leadership of the Republican Party, are attempting to stage a creeping coup by using the Constitution against the nation. It’s so breathtakingly ballsy it’s almost admirable. Fuck, it’s even something the GOP laid out in a plan, the Williamsburg Accord. We just didn’t pay attention. The nation is currently being wrecked by a tyranny of the minority, and, unfortunately, it’s up to the cowards leading the Republican Party to stop it.

2nd October 2013 22:58
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► reblogged from brooklynwaste (originally fuckyeahbreastfeedingscience)

I interviewed a young anthropologist working with women in Mali, a country in Africa where women go around with bare breasts. They’re always feeding their babies. And when she told them that in our culture men are fascinated with breasts there was an instant of shock. The women burst out laughing. They laughed so hard, they fell on the floor.

They said, “You mean, men act like babies?”

Carolyn Latteier, Breasts, the women’s perspective on an American obsession (via fuckyeahbreastfeedingscience)
1st October 2013 22:08
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► reblogged from fixedwhilefeminist (originally girl-non-grata)