1st October 2013 22:05
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► reblogged from rapeculturerealities (originally clype)




have you noticed that when someone goes ‘i was bitten by a dog once and now I’m kinda wary around them’ most people are like ‘aw, I understand’ but if a woman says she’s been raped/abused by men in the past and is now scared of them she gets told she’s paranoid and needs to get over it?

I noticed that.

have you noticed that when a dog bites a person, it gets put down

that second comment

1st October 2013 22:04
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1st October 2013 22:03
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► reblogged from rapeculturerealities (originally sp00kyhottie-deactivated2013100)



i really fucking hate people that tell women (esp. younger women) this shit. the actual answer is “tell him you don’t want to do it and that’s that and if he tries to argue tell him to go fuck himself from now on”

If a man’s had an orgasm and is whining that it wasn’t the exact right kind of orgasm, dump him. Especially since these dudes are almost always the ones who refuse to give head in return.

1st October 2013 22:01
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Me neither.

I know some of you keep an eye on pro-life websites — any of them asking for prayers for all the babies and children who will go hungry during the government shutdown? Seeking funds to pay medical bills for kids forgoing treatment in government programs? Raising money to make up for WIC losses? Didn’t think so.

1st October 2013 22:00
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► reblogged from fixedwhilefeminist (originally rs620)
The so-called “government shutdown” isn’t really a government shutdown at all. It’s a public services shutdown. Food aid to needy families will stop. Over one thousand food safety and inspection workers will not go to work. Veterans looking to apply for benefits will face serious delays. The IRS won’t answer the phone to help you prepare your taxes, and will stop processing returns. Depending on where you live, you might have a difficult time getting your passport renewed. Zoos and museums are closed effective immediately.But the government’s guns and surveillance state apparatus chug on without much of a blip at all.


The NSA, fully funded and operational, won’t have any problem continuing to map our social and associational patterns. The FBI will still map ethnic communities and spy on peace and justice activists. The CIA will go on plotting and executing its extrajudicial drone killings in places like Pakistan and Yemen. The DEA will still use NSA intercepts to sneakily forward drug prosecutions while hiding from judges and defendants the intelligence that sparks investigations. Customs, Border Protection will go on harassing Muslims and immigrants at the border, humiliating citizens and visitors alike for no good reason. ICE will continue to deport and detain immigrants, tearing families asunder. The surveillance state will go on, ‘protecting’ a shell of a civilization. We might not be able to eat, but at least someone will be watching us starve.
1st October 2013 21:57
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When talking to a rape survivor, many people seem to feel the need to come up with something “useful,” to say. They figure they have to cheer the victim up, so they tell them to “look on the bright side.” They think their friend/family member needs insight, so they start…

1st October 2013 21:54
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By author Jim C. Hines (via)

Wow. Notice how in every situation, the perpetrator is not held accountable. This is how rape culture works.

This is why I love Jim C. Hines. He’s one of my favorite authors, for so many fucking reasons.

(and in before “but women have said the same damn thing before and get no credit for it” - yes, I know, and it breaks my heart, and he’s aware of that fact too)

1st October 2013 21:47
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This happened right down the street from my house.

I went to school with him.

I even spoke to him a few times.

Everybody who knew him said he was a really good kid.

Keep spreading this.


oh well isn’t this fucked

i got an anon ask about this the other day and i did hella research on it, shits fucked up.

I officially have this gif on standby because it is necessary every single week.

1st October 2013 9:47
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► reblogged from antiperson-deactivated20140618 (originally thebicker)
In general, I don’t need health care. I exercise and eat healthy, so I’m generally a healthy person.

Some shitty millennials claim they will never need health insurance because they do yoga or whatever

A reader brought this article to my attention. Some young people are angry about Obamacare because they don’t get sick a lot and they work out and eat healthy, which, as we all know, prevents 100% of possible health problems for everyone.

Just… the entitlement saddens me. I’m a millennial. I work out regularly. I try to eat decently. And surprise! I still need health insurance. And so does everyone else. Even if you’re super fit, you could still get hit by a car on your morning jog or catch a staph infection from the locker room at the gym. Or get cancer or step on a rusty nail or slice your finger open while chopping your organic kale. Or - like millions of other Americans - you could have a mental health issue that requires treatment.

The idea that young, physically healthy people don’t need insurance is fallacious. Anyone can get hurt or sick. If you think you don’t need health insurance, you are wrong. Just plain wrong.

(via thebicker)


I have literally all but given up my favorite hobby because of fear of getting injured while uninsured.

And I’ve actually HAD insurance since July, but it’s been very tenuous, and I didn’t want to get back into said hobby, injure myself, and then lose my insurance during my recovery.

So fuck you, person. You don’t know what will happen tomorrow.

You don’t need to have a hobby with a high injury rate to get caught owing thousands of dollars you didn’t know you would have to owe. You could just get stuck in a shitty luck streak.

Fuck you for real.

(via dontbearuiner)

Ah yes, the ramblings of the young, ignorant, and entitled. Tell me more about how no one should have something because you, personally, don’t think you need it. 

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1st October 2013 7:47
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► reblogged from feministarmchairregime (originally gaywrites)

It may be OK, soon, for a woman to marry a woman and a man to marry a man everywhere in the United States. But it’s not even close to being OK for a boy to like Barbies and sparkly pink dresses or to swish when he grows up—or for a girl to be so masculine that people nearly do a double take trying to figure out which sex she fits. It’s not OK, yet, for someone apparently born male to grow into womanhood, or for someone who started life considered female to make it clear he’s a man. As for the rest of us, we are still, far more than we understand, herded unnecessarily by our sex—by the stereotypes associated with how a woman or a man should act.

It needn’t be this way. And if we as a country make the right legal, cultural, political, and educational decisions in the years to come—if we are willing to listen to, and learn from, those on the gender margins—we can make more room for us all.

What’s Next for the Gay Rights Movement? | E.J. Graff for Newsweek

This is a long read, but a great one, about why there’s more to LGBT rights than marriage equality. I love when mainstream publications take the time to really delve into issues of gender and expression like this one did. What do you all think? Trans* and gender nonconforming friends, especially looking at you. 

(via gaywrites)