Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.
Dream Hampton (via aliofbabylon)
or committed to misconstruing you and misrepresenting you; committed, in essence, to rewriting you.
YESTERDAY: Anti-abortion event is dominated by men.
TODAY: Anti-abortion hearing is only men.
In which Marina Diamandis continues to be a queen and shuts down body policing
what time did you go to bed last night?
that information is confidential
THE REASON WOMEN DIDNT PAY FOR THEIR MEALS WAS BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T ALLOWED TO HAVE BANK ACCOUNTS AND WHEN WOMEN EARN THE SAME AS MEN THIS FORM OF “CHIVALRY” WILL MOST LIKELY END AS MANY COUPLES ALREADY SPLIT THE BILL OKAY CAN PEOPLE STOP USING THIS IN A DISCUSSION OF EQUALITY AND IM SORRY FOR CAPS LOCKS I WANTED TO STOP BUT IT WAS TOO LATE
The street harasser communicates to women that the street belongs to him, not her; that she is not free to go where she likes, when she likes; that if she behaves as though she is free, he will prove to her that the street is his by sexually violating her. Sexual harassment by “the man on the street” is so frequent in women’s lives that we have learned to see this behaviour as normal for men and inescapable for women.
This is just too adorable!!
Not my work, rights go to Nofavrell on deviant art for this adorable work ^-^
OH MY GOD?!?
Every lawmaker in a hearing on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks (a.k.a. the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution). (h/t @ncaplanbricker)
Uhm, this is happening today??? I’ve heard nothing of this. This is terrifying.
The concept of a continuum of violence reveals that violence is a very real part of every woman’s life. The forms of violence that occur most frequently are not conceptualized as violent or abusive or even unusual by most women, however. In fact, they are viewed as normal male behaviour.
….is that leonard nimoy photo real life
These are all perfection.
Oh my god? the TOP RIGHT?!?!?!?!!?!!
Pornstars & Pornographers on the Porn IndustryJohn Stagliano, porn producer:
"I was the first to shoot Rocco. Together we evolved toward rougher stuff. He started to spit on girls. A strong male-dominant thing, with women being pushed to their limit. It looks like violence but it's not. I mean, pleasure and pain are the same thing, right?"
Julie Meadows, ex- porn star:
"This industry is full of people that hate - literally HATE women."
Vince Vouyer, porn producer:
"The girls get torn up like usual."
Khan Tusion, porn producer:
"Degradation drives the business. … There are things going on right now that are way over the line."
Brandon Iron, porn producer:
"Where else but in porn can you see a guy who just met a girl that day crack her around, choke her out."
Docter Sharon Mitchell, Adult Industry Medical (AIM):
"Things are getting more and more demeaning towards women. It's degrading. It's very, very violent."
"I sit there everyday and I sew up anal tears and anal prolapses and the physical conditions of what people are putting their bodies through is getting very, very far away from sexuality as we know it."
Princeton University psychologist Susan Fiske took brain scans of heterosexual men while they looked at sexualised images of women wearing bikinis. She found that the part of their brains that became activated was pre-motor - areas that usually light up when people anticipate using tools. The men were reacting to the images as if the women were objects they were going to act on. Particularly shocking was the discovery that the participants who scored highest on tests of hostile sexism were those most likely to deactivate the part of the brain that considers other people’s intentions (the medial prefrontal cortex) while looking at the pictures. These men were responding to images of the women as if they were non-human.
Spent about two whole minutes laughing at this. nonstop. My abs are toned as fuck now.