“Where there is a woman, there is magic. If there is a moon falling from her mouth, she is a woman who knows her magic, who can share or not share her powers. A woman with a moon falling from her mouth, roses between her legs and tiaras of Spanish moss, this woman is a consort of the spirits.”—Ntozake Shange; Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo: A Novel (via loveage-moondream)
being called “racist” isn’t an insult or something mean that people are saying to you because they want to bring you down. if you’re being called racist you shouldn’t be brushing it off because you “can’t see the haters” you should be assessing your behaviour, your language, and mindset for signs of prejudice, discrimination, and sympathy/support for unfair and violent treatment towards racially persecuted people in your country
“These allegations admit of no possibility of accident or miscommunication. Instead, this required a conspiracy of the bartender and the doorman, at a minimum, and probably at least the silent complicity of several members. Someone said, “let’s roofie a bunch of girls …” and someone else thought it was a great idea. As it became clear that someone wasn’t joking, but was actually planning and preparing, nobody, nobody, said, “no, actually that would be a felony and we cannot do that.” If you want to know what “rape culture” is, it’s a culture where someone could raise this idea and instead of a chill falling over the whole room, the other people either strain to pretend it’s a joke or gleefully join in. If you want to know what “social license to operate” is it’s that the idea that women at fraternity parties are targets to be intoxicated and sexually molested is so powerful that the guy that thought this up not only had friends willing to defend his idea, they agreed to help, and they believed that they would get away with it.”—Fraternity Roofie Conspiracy | (via brutereason)
today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility.
if your best attempt at getting women to join feminism is telling them that “not all feminists are angry lesbians who don’t shave!!” i need you to write me a five-page essay, 12 pt font, double spaced, on why angry, hairy, lesbians are a bad thing
trends that need to be destroyed: considering “proper representation” anything that “avoids stereotypes” while in the same breath vilifying all individuals who just so happen to fall into harmless stereotypes
if you care about a group, you care about e v e r y o n e in that group, whether they’re ~stereotypical~ or not. employing respectability politics and self-policing to pander to oppressors’ fragile sensibilities is a disgrace
A 14 year-old boy was recently raped at knife-point by a 20 year-old woman. When the story broke, it was primarily men who claimed he should have enjoyed it. It was feminists who validated his pain and spoke in support of him.
Since everyone is shedding light on Sam Pepper for all of his sexual harassment towards women in his videos, I think we need to visit a topic that has never really been fully brought to everyone’s attention. Which is Shane Dawson.
Aside from his obvious…
Shane Dawson is the nicest person I’ve ever met. Acting is acting. Just because you deliver content that is offensive to some, at least it’s brought to an audience in a way that isn’t physically violating people, or breaking laws, or personal boundaries. Shane Dawson can be vulgar and offensive, but at least he doesn’t sexually assault women (or anyone for that matter) and claim that it’s entertainment.
No, he just a perpetuates stereotypes that uphold the mistreatment and abuse of POC. It is really disturbing to see how many children and excusing this because it’s “comedy”. He is literally teaching MILLIONS of children that casual racism is ok and has no repercussions, oh and can make you very rich.
“I swear to god I will lose my mind if I hear the “sex sells” fallacy one more time. Sex does not sell. If sex sold, we would see penises where we see boobs. Naked men would be on everything that naked women are on. Sex isn’t what they’re selling you. They’re selling you an impossible, pornographically fueled misogynistic idea of the perfect woman.”—
skinny people mad over nicki minaj’s lyrics, please multiply your feelings by 24/7 and then u will perhaps understand a little bit what thick girls may be going thru when your bodies are the ones that are served in stores, represented, desired and glorified……you can cope with 1 song not about u…………….we can do it together. i believe in u