Parrot, Andrea & Cummings, Nina. Forsaken Females: The Gobal Brutalization of Women. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006, (p. 19)
I have seen this quote get around from the perspective of:
'Women are so oppressed by big scary men! Look at the fear we’re in!’
When I read it, I see:
'Society is conditioned to think that men are big, bad and scary. This irrational fear of men we have generated in western cultures has lead to gender issues across the board'.
If you need any more reason to stop labelling men as rapists/peadophiles/abusers/violent/evil, it’s this. Complaining about how terrifying and dominant men are seals the fate of women as lesser. Stop perpetuating male stereotypes, spouting shit like ‘kill all men’ and ‘all men are rapists’ won’t hurt those male egos you’re so worried about, they’ll hurt progress.(via thisisfemaleprivilege)
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15th weekly giveaway
hi guys^^ i will be hosting a weekly matchwigs giveaway where prizes include any wigs below $30 (which is 80% of the wigs there tbh and if you place their banner on ur blog its an additional $5 which makes up for 90% of the wigs) this giveaway will be different from most giveaways because it will be hosted literally every week so you guys have a really high chance of winning a free wig lol
keep in mind that because this is a weekly giveaway, the deadline is in 7 days whereas most giveaways last for months, so these will be done and over with really quickly so id join before the time is up
- $30 matchwigs.com voucher coupon code which can be used to purchase anything in store (shipping is free worldwide!)
- $5 additional voucher to winning entry who inserts reblog banner on their Tumblr. Instructions here.
- reblog only once (from past experiences if u reblog more then once notes start disappearing and id rather not screencap every single note again)
- likes will be disaqualified
- no giveaway blogs/inactive side blogs
- must be following me (since this is for my followers)
- if u follow me on twitter but not on my tumblr you can still join. however, double the chance to win if you follow both my tumblr and twitter (send me your twitter and ill add you to the end of the notes when i randomize the winner)
- giveaway will start dec 05
- end dec 12
"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
I just found this gem on facebook and it is glorious
on facebook? oh you poor thing.
This is true. I saw a documentary about it. Men’s orgasm faces are allowed in teenage comedies rated PG13, but women’s orgasm faces can often push it into NC-17 territory, no joke. [x]
This is pretty much the equation:
women receiving abuse = PG-13/R
women receiving pleasure = R/NC-17
there is a whole documentary about women vs men and sex vs violence and film ratings. i recommend it
The Documentary is called “This Film Is Not Yet Rated”
this documentary is fucking GOLD and I’m pretty sure it’s on American Netflix right now. I highly recommend it for anyone even remotely interested in this subject. It’s funny sometimes, but also brings to light the very real discrimination between no only women’s sexual pleasure, but sex and violence in media all together and how sex, even loving, monogamous sex, is often censored much more than gruesome violence.
why do people reblog posts like this like wheres the humor do you get it from the fat guy? “haha lol look at that fat guy that thinks hes so cool with a ninja sword” is that what you think is fucking funny about this? why do you all have some kind of mindset that youre somehow better then this kid like he obviously gets alot of enjoyment and pride from doing that so where do you get off making fun of him on the internet you fucking pricks
are we really at the point where we have to explain our humor now? Like… if you don’t think it’s funny then don’t worry about it.
PS: it’s not because he’s fat