montecervesa:

fandomsandfeminism:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

It’s almost like pro choicers were right all along about birth control being the best way to reduce abortion rates…. go figure.
-Lemon

It’s almost like if you make is really easy for people who don’t want to get pregnant to, in fact, not get pregnant, then you get fewer unwanted pregnancies and, thus, fewer people trying to end unwanted pregnancies. Like god damn witchcraft.

It’s uncanny how people would rather take preventative medication than endure invasive and emotionally harrowing surgical procedures. One might almost be led to believe that people are rational.

montecervesa:

fandomsandfeminism:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

It’s almost like pro choicers were right all along about birth control being the best way to reduce abortion rates…. go figure.

-Lemon

It’s almost like if you make is really easy for people who don’t want to get pregnant to, in fact, not get pregnant, then you get fewer unwanted pregnancies and, thus, fewer people trying to end unwanted pregnancies.

Like god damn witchcraft.

It’s uncanny how people would rather take preventative medication than endure invasive and emotionally harrowing surgical procedures. One might almost be led to believe that people are rational.

All-body-positive

Loving the body-positive, empowering messages in Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” and Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” but bothered by the trend of employing misogynist language (“skinny bitches”) to express empowerment for some at the expense of others. Why don’t we talk about all bodies being beautiful, instead of resorting to negative comparisons and name calling?

cerebralzero:

whoisbenjacoby:

niceandpeaceful:

Please watch the video.

please watch the video

Current state of America right now

Reclaiming this “Beyoncé voters” thang.

Reclaiming this “Beyoncé voters” thang.

halftheskymovement:

Paul Farmer is a physician and co-founder of Partners In Health, which seeks to bring high-quality medical care and hope to those most in need.

Post- death row visit today, this rings especially true.

halftheskymovement:

Paul Farmer is a physician and co-founder of Partners In Health, which seeks to bring high-quality medical care and hope to those most in need.

Post- death row visit today, this rings especially true.

returnthegayze:

@DarkMatterRage is #NotProud of the co-optation of Pride and the depoliticization of the white cis gay agenda.

Solidarity to all the trans, queer, PoC, &/ low income folks experiencing micro and macro agressions this Pride season. Keep the resistance alive!

To continue the conversation follow DarkMatter on Twitter and Facebook
Check out the rest of the tweets in this storify

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A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On

Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of any gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.

Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.

If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?

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Excerpt from If I Admit That Hating Men is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning it Into a Self-fulfilling Prophecy?, by Lindy West  (via lilac-time)

fucking THANK YOU

(via you-idiot-kid)

this is a BIG thing that men don’t get about feminism and patriarchy. 

(via middleschooltrackstar)

I’ve reblogged this before but it bears repeating

(via manicscribble)

IN OTHER NEWS: THE PETITION TO LEGALLY RECOGNIZE NONBINARY GENDERS IS 30,000 SIGNATURES FROM HITTING ITS GOAL

clrama:

SIGN IT HERE

Sign this!

piscula:

blackfeminism:

How can rape by giving a drug or intoxicant to a person that renders them unable to give consent have a minimum sentence of 0-15 years but possession of drugs without being used for rape has a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years to life?

its almost like we have legalized the systematic oppression of women and people of color

This pretty much sums up problematic sentencing laws.