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.

descartesthinksnot:

HELLO

The petition to legally recognize non-binary genders expired because it did not reach 100,000 signatures in time.

HERE IS A NEW PETITION. It expires April 20th. DO NOT LET THIS ONE FAIL AS WELL.

"A disproportionate number of blacks are felons. The problem is black criminality, not racist laws."
Jason Riley in the The Wall Street Journal, reacting to Attorney General Eric Holder’s denouncement of (Jim Crow era) state laws that bar ex-felons from voting. A fantastic demonstration that racism is alive and well in our mainstream media.
pizzafeminism:

“If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency.” ~bell hooks

Truth. Pizza Feminism is where its at.

pizzafeminism:

“If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency.” ~bell hooks

Truth. Pizza Feminism is where its at.

superultrapoptartgirl:

fake-it-real:

When you defend yourself against being called out by pointing to your *shining record* of LGBT *acceptance* 

And then go on to publicly bully and act aggressively towards a trans woman and enforce a culture of cisgender privilege and dismissal of/disdain for trans* experiences, opinions, and knowledge

You might be a dipshit.

Go home, Piers Morgan, you’re drunk.

he…hehe….hahahAHAHAHA

Ugh.

"We must question in this equation why sex workers are so brutally stigmatized. Why do we exclude them for jobs, education, and from mainstream society?

Why do we scorn, threaten and harass them?

Why do we deny them of their personhood?

Why does the thought of a woman having sexual experiences scare us so much?

The answer is simple.

Patriarchy fears female sexuality.

It terrifies us to even fathom that a woman could take ownership of her body. We deem to keep women in a place where they are subjected to male sexuality. We seek to rob them of their choice and of their autonomy. We want to oppress them and keep them dependent on the patriarchy. A woman who transgresses the norm and takes ownership of her body — because that’s exactly what porn is, no matter how rough the sex is — ostensibly poses a threat to the deeply ingrained gender norms that polarize our society."
I’m The Duke University Freshman Porn Star And For The First Time I’m Telling The Story In My Words | xoJane (via brutereason)

Especially relevant in light of a panel I just attended at Reb Law, Feminist Resistance to the Drug War, in which the panelists discussed the paternalistic governmental regulation of female bodies in relation to the War on Drugs as an extension of the fear of female autonomy and pleasure.

bluemantle:

Recently my grandmother found out I’m queer. Her response was to tell me that she disapproves of me living with my “friend” (i.e. my girlfriend) and that I should give up my vile queer ways and become a Christian (Lol). She even sent me a bible.  Here are its remains, which I made into black-out poetry.

Poem 1: Bisexual (from Leviticus 19:9)— “Have sexual relations with her.  Have sexual relations with him.  Have sexual relations with both a woman and a man.  Have sexual relations with yourself. Vomit on everyone who does not respect you.”

Poem 2: Fisting (from Judges 8:5)— “water/ lap the water/ drink/go down to drink/your hands/go down/I give into your hands/go down/encouraged/down/on the seashore/the whole hand/your hand/inside/I get to the edge/and shout/grasping/crying out/Beth/Beth/Beth/Beth/Beth/God/I came”

Poem 3: A Letter to the Exiles (from Jeremiah 28:13) — “Ze said: ‘Do not let lies name you, nor harm your heart. Gather. Raise the sword against them. They scorn and reproach, for they have not listened— again and again have not listened.’ “

Poem 4: Child (from Ezekiel 16:22) — “Your father and your mother rubbed salt in. No one looked on you with pity or had compassion enough for you, for on the day you were born you were despised. Live! Grow.  I looked at you and saw you were enough.”

Poem 5: Father (from Ezekiel 16:22) — “You never adored us. You became very angry. You took some out on us. Your sons and daughters were not enough? You slaughtered— in all your detestable practices— our youth.”

Poem 6: Misandry (from Acts 27:41) — “Dangerous men should be broken.”