April92014
1PM
your-lies-ruin-lives:

So picture this. You are raped, and fall pregnant. You decide to carry it through and want the rapist, who is awaiting further legal proceedings to be put behind bars, to sign off rights. He now has a bargaining chip to stay out of prison because he can say,”Drop charges, help get me free and I’ll sign it.” or you’re stuck with him for life. You’re stuck with him being able to request visitation. When he gets out of jail, he’ll be allowed to petition for actual visits. But if you let him go free, you get your relinquishment form signed. Welcome to America. 

your-lies-ruin-lives:

So picture this. 

You are raped, and fall pregnant. You decide to carry it through and want the rapist, who is awaiting further legal proceedings to be put behind bars, to sign off rights. He now has a bargaining chip to stay out of prison because he can say,”Drop charges, help get me free and I’ll sign it.” or you’re stuck with him for life. You’re stuck with him being able to request visitation. When he gets out of jail, he’ll be allowed to petition for actual visits. But if you let him go free, you get your relinquishment form signed. 

Welcome to America. 

(Source: weprochoicefeminists, via thetribalmoth)

April12014
1PM
March312014

thetomska:

policymic:

Do you still need more proof of rape culture?

As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.

Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives. 

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That last one. What the fuck, Facebook? :/

11AM

dykeprivilege:

policymic:

Courageous women speak out against corrective rape

Grace Brown has photographed hundreds of survivors and received submissions from thousands more since starting Project Unbreakable in October 2011. Her images document the threatening, demeaning and downright misguided comments that sexual abusers use to torment and subdue their victims.

Some pictures capture a particularly haunting aspect of sexual victimization: so-called “corrective rape,” a hate crime used against LGBT people as punishment or in the belief that forcing them to have heterosexual sex will “cure” them of their homosexuality.

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Corrective rape happens in every country we need to stop acting as if it’s restricted to countries that fit into the narrative of ‘backwards’ countries.

(via thetribalmoth)

March192014
11AM

i-once-had-a-guy-tell-me:

[TW Rape]

I once had a guy tell me that while rape jokes may not be funny to me, they’re funny to other people and I shouldn’t get so mad when people joke around about it. This man was my dad. I don’t think he understands that I’ve been raped before and these “jokes” are triggering to me.

(submitted by breadia)

March182014

i-once-had-a-guy-tell-me:

I once had a old guy corner me in the store I was working in and tell me he wanted to take photos and make pornography with me. After being persuaded by my manager to make a statement, I was told by the policeman that it was harmless and to get over it. He didn’t record the statement.

(submitted by anonymous)

March52014

i-once-had-a-guy-tell-me:

[TW Sexual Assault]

I once had a guy tell me that since I was wearing a tank top, it was fine for him to pull off my shirt. I was wearing a sports bra, and almost got suspended at school for him ripping my shirt off. He walked away without a warning, meanwhile I was given unofficial detention.

(submitted by anonymous)

February272014

Look at how poor female survivors of sex trafficking are treated: 45 out of 50 states refuse to expunge/vacate our prostitution arrest records, which employers then use to deny us chances for jobs. Lawmakers know that this holds us back from being able to get ANY job at all so we can rebuild our lives and emotionally heal, and get on our feet to support ourselves - thanks to Welfare Reform, there is NO adequate economic safety net for unemployable destitute, marginalized women.

This is what pimps mean when they tell their victims, “Once a whore, always a whore.” Pimps KNOW that society has allowed poor throw-away women and girls NO OTHER PLACE except the gutter and an early grave (life expectancy rate for poor sex trafficking survivors in the US is 34 yrs old), and that those of us who survived and escaped prostitution by sheer luck are NOT treated very nicely by everybody else.

Jacqueline Homan (via hayleystarkftw)

(via misandry-mermaid)

February242014

rhrealitycheck:

feministbecky:

peroquevaina:

(I like that this has no gender pronouns, too.)

I like that the person asking for sex isn’t pissed off.

This is great.

(Source: geekstuffandranting, via thetribalmoth)

February232014
bookshop:

thiscuntsays:

bitch-imamotherfuckingprincess:

I went to the bathroom in a building on my campus and saw this on the back of the stall door. While I’m deeply upset that a young woman went through such a horrible ordeal, I’m also very touched that so many other girls wanted to help her and offered advice as well as ways to seek help. We are women hear us roar.

WOMEN HELPING OTHER WOMEN
WOMEN BEING GOOD TO OTHER WOMEN
THIS SHIT IS REVOLUTIONARY.

If you haven’t read Speak, this photo is why this book is so, so important. This is also why I will always, always advocate for the right to be anonymous on the Internet, because sometimes that’s the only way for those without power to tell the stories they need to tell and find support from others in the same position.

bookshop:

thiscuntsays:

bitch-imamotherfuckingprincess:

I went to the bathroom in a building on my campus and saw this on the back of the stall door. While I’m deeply upset that a young woman went through such a horrible ordeal, I’m also very touched that so many other girls wanted to help her and offered advice as well as ways to seek help. We are women hear us roar.

WOMEN HELPING OTHER WOMEN

WOMEN BEING GOOD TO OTHER WOMEN

THIS SHIT IS REVOLUTIONARY.

If you haven’t read Speak, this photo is why this book is so, so important.

This is also why I will always, always advocate for the right to be anonymous on the Internet, because sometimes that’s the only way for those without power to tell the stories they need to tell and find support from others in the same position.

(Source: hey-itsme-amanda, via misandry-mermaid)

February222014
misandry-mermaid:

lifekillsrebels:

daft-cunts:

shavingryansprivates:

percentage of rape victims (source):

women: 91%
men: 9% 

median salary (source):

women: $17,629
male: $30,514

victims of domestic violence (source):

women: 85%
men: 15%

people murdered by their significant other (source):

women: 75%
men: 25%

those darn privileged females

DO YOU KNOW WHY THERE ARE SO MANY GENDER SPECIFIC SHELTERS FOR FEMALES?!?!?!?
BECAUSE PHYSICAL ABUSE HAPPENS SO OFTEN IN THIS COUNTRY THAT THEY HAVE TO BUILD THESE BUILDINGS IN EVERY. SINGLE. FUCKING. CITY. 
SO THAT WOMEN CAN FUCKING HIDE FROM THEIR HUSBANDS OR BOYFRIENDS OR EXS OR BROTHERS OR FATHERS AND OH MY FUCKING GOD I COULD RIP THAT NOSE RING RIGHT OUT OF HIS STUPID FACE.

Why is it always guys that look like that too.

Also,
The main culprit to blame for there being more homeless men than women is a lack of adequate welfare programs, accessible mental healthcare, and veterans services, since veterans are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders and are overwhelmingly male and more likely to come from lower socio-economic backgrounds. 
The main culprit to blame for there being more female college students than male ones is that women have less job opportunities than men, so college has become more of a prerequisite for finding a stable and comfortable career and income than for men, who are paid better for the same job and have more career opportunities available to them with less training.
The main culprit to blame for women having a longer life expectancy than men is mainly a combination of biology (women tend to be more iron deficient than men, which is actually better for cell regeneration) and life choices (men are more likely to smoke cigarettes and eat high-cholesterol foods for example)
And, as previously stated above, there are more gender-specific shelters for women because women are over 5 times more likely to experience domestic violence than men are.
So yeah.  There’s that.
Also, that lip piercing looks like a leech is boring into your face.

misandry-mermaid:

lifekillsrebels:

daft-cunts:

shavingryansprivates:

percentage of rape victims (source):

women: 91%

men: 9% 

median salary (source):

women: $17,629

male: $30,514

victims of domestic violence (source):

women: 85%

men: 15%

people murdered by their significant other (source):

women: 75%

men: 25%

those darn privileged females

DO YOU KNOW WHY THERE ARE SO MANY GENDER SPECIFIC SHELTERS FOR FEMALES?!?!?!?

BECAUSE PHYSICAL ABUSE HAPPENS SO OFTEN IN THIS COUNTRY THAT THEY HAVE TO BUILD THESE BUILDINGS IN EVERY. SINGLE. FUCKING. CITY. 

SO THAT WOMEN CAN FUCKING HIDE FROM THEIR HUSBANDS OR BOYFRIENDS OR EXS OR BROTHERS OR FATHERS AND OH MY FUCKING GOD I COULD RIP THAT NOSE RING RIGHT OUT OF HIS STUPID FACE.

Why is it always guys that look like that too.

Also,

  • The main culprit to blame for there being more homeless men than women is a lack of adequate welfare programs, accessible mental healthcare, and veterans services, since veterans are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders and are overwhelmingly male and more likely to come from lower socio-economic backgrounds. 
  • The main culprit to blame for there being more female college students than male ones is that women have less job opportunities than men, so college has become more of a prerequisite for finding a stable and comfortable career and income than for men, who are paid better for the same job and have more career opportunities available to them with less training.
  • The main culprit to blame for women having a longer life expectancy than men is mainly a combination of biology (women tend to be more iron deficient than men, which is actually better for cell regeneration) and life choices (men are more likely to smoke cigarettes and eat high-cholesterol foods for example)
  • And, as previously stated above, there are more gender-specific shelters for women because women are over 5 times more likely to experience domestic violence than men are.

So yeah.  There’s that.

Also, that lip piercing looks like a leech is boring into your face.

(Source: hyclropump)

February212014
tashabilities:

muckrakingiswomenswork:

tashabilities:

Say it AGAIN!

Neither is using coercion relentlessly until the other person gives inCoercion does not yield consentBeing too emotionally drained to continue resisting is not consent

Period.

tashabilities:

muckrakingiswomenswork:

tashabilities:

Say it AGAIN!

Neither is using coercion relentlessly until the other person gives in
Coercion does not yield consent
Being too emotionally drained to continue resisting is not consent

Period.

(Source: masakhane, via nudityandnerdery)

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