it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.
THE LAST TWO PEOPLE YOU EVER MAKE A DEAL/CONTRACT WITH!
If you are a man who thinks it’s funny to make misogynist jokes purely to make your female friends uncomfortable/angry, then you are a misogynist. It is not “just a joke.” You literally are finding humor in the discomfort and dehumanization of women. You are not helping, you are not making satire. You are just being misogynist.
Yes, this includes you gay men.
sub and dub differences (original in black and white, dub in colour): lovers to cousins
Analysis of the most banned/challenged books in the U.S. shows that diverse books are disproportionately targeted for book challenges and censorship. [Read more at Diversity in YA.]
Chrome, please stop this.
ITS ACTUALLY THE WORST PLEASE MAKE IT STOP
ok i was confused i thought it was just my shit or soemthing becus i seen nothing about this shit
oh so it’s not just me. ok
i’m using firefox and i’m getting that too.
it’s not just chrome.
Yeah, it’s not happened to me on Firefox myself, but only Chrome hence why I blamed Chrome. :’)
ACTUALLY it’s tumblr! it’s a new, stupid option. here’s how to turn it off
this post saved my life
GOD BLESS, if anyone’s having trouble with this, here’s how to fix it!
Here are some wonderful facts about Sea World’s orcas!
- The average lifespan of wild orcas ranges from 30-50 years, although some females can easily make it past 80 (a wild orca named J2 or ‘Granny’ is 103 this year!). The lifespan of a Sea World orca is around 25 years, the median age being 9. But at least they put on a good show!
- Don’t worry, collapsed dorsal fins are a common condition, although in the wild only sick or injured orcas have collapsed dorsal fins. All of Sea World’s males and some females have it, it makes them look unique!
- The size of Sea World’s tanks compared to an orca is about the same as a human to a bathtub. Lot’s of room to stretch and move!
- Wild orcas swim 100+ miles a day, they would have to swim around their tank 1,400+ times a day to achieve that. But that seems like a lot of work, and you may see the animals hanging out near the surface of the water or on the bottoms of their tanks for hours. That’s a lot more relaxing than swimming all those miles!
- Sea World gives their orcas a Valium-like drug to stop the whales from acting aggressively towards each other and to numb their minds from their vastly uninteresting concrete tanks. Buying a ticket to Sea World is an excellent way to help them pay for these drugs that they pump their animals full with!
- Many captive orcas show abnormal behaviors like head bobbing, chewing on concrete, and self mutilation by banging their heads into the side of the tank. Obviously just temper-tantrums! Silly things.
- In the wild, there has been only one orca attack. Bad orca! While in captivity, there have been over 100 attacks and 4 deaths. These animals just need more training, it couldn’t possibly be related to their confinement!
- Food is used as reinforcement for tricks. Do a trick, get your dinner. Don’t want to do a trick? I guess you don’t eat tonight you stubborn thing!
See? Sea World isn’t as bad as people make it out to be! Oh, one more fact: for every $1,000,000 Sea World makes, about $600 goes into conservation efforts (about $0.5 a ticket). I’m so glad they care about conservation of the ocean! Amazing work!
If you haven’t realized it yet, this post is 100% sarcastic. It should be obvious, but not everyone understands sarcasm…
Please don’t let this die
One woman dies at the hands of her male partner every week (Australia) and I’m still seeing little shits on this website denouncing feminism as selfish, folly, and childish… Like
I don’t understand what it is about the majority of the movement that grinds your gears so god damned much that I am witnessing multi-paragraph rants about the stupidity of it.
"There are real issues in the world right now"
I’m sorry????????? I’m sorry wait sorry you’ll have to
…fucking forgive me because I didn’t realise
I didn’t realise the fact that you as a woman are a statistic is not a big issue? You are at high risk of domestic abuse and sexual assault / rape just for being a woman and you… Don’t care? Or you don’t think it’s that big of a deal?
Workplace harassment? Cat calling? Unwanted touching? Victim blaming? Sex shaming? Sexual objectification? Get over it am I right? Such first world problems, girls, suck it up you princesses~! (Princess or feminine nouns should not be insults, but that’s another first world problem, I bet).
That’s okay let’s say you’re pretty happy and content with your life and situation; you’re feelin’ pretty safe you don’t mind the way you’re being treated everything’s coming up Millhouse. (And you never really wanted the right to vote, be educated, leave the house without the company of a male, be allowed to read, be able to financially support yourself, not live life in eternal servitude to a husband and babies anyway, pssh) … So then
What about the one woman a week that dies at the hands of her partner? Not a big issue?
What about the children who are subsequently killed or abused in domestic violence cases as revenge? Not a big issue.
What about the hundreds of thousands of women trapped in sex trafficking situations and trapped in the porn industry, who are beaten, raped, abused on a daily basis? Probably not a big issue.
Female genital mutilation; rape as a weapon of war; girls being kidnapped because they are trying to go to school and people think they are not entitled to an education; little girls being sexualised in pornography and in the subconscious of mainstream culture; honour killings; girls being murdered because they were born girls and are therefore useless; arranged under-aged marriages to abusive husbands; girls being murdered for not giving away sex or responding positively to catcalls; girls not having access to birth control, menstrual products and general women’s healthcare; the fact that we need to build literal shelters to hide women from men who have been brought up in a society to feel not only anger hatred towards, but ownership of, women.
I could go on.
And if all of this means absolutely nothing to you then there is no fucking hope. If you can look at all of this global gendered violence and pure hatred and subordination and think that the majority of feminists are man hating princesses simply because they feel like hating men then I can’t help you.
Feminists believe in men. We believe in their capacity to think critically and to feel love and warmth and empathy so much so that we are determined to change the behaviour of a large number of men (not all men, yes WE KNOW) built up over a huge amount of time. We believe that men DO have control over their actions, that’s why we demand that they show it. They ARE capable of not beating, raping, killing and objectifying women.
And anyone who says that men have no control over their sex drives, their anger or their impulses is directly insulting them and holding them to such low standards that they do not believe they have the capacity to think for themselves and be decent human beings.
So if holding men to a higher standard than mindlessly having sex with everything, jacking off to women being beaten and raped on video, losing their temper and killing people because someone doesn’t want to let them put their weenie in them or because they don’t have total physical and mental control over their partner means hating men I’m going to have to contest you on that.
Most feminists don’t hate men, we just want a lot of them to stop fucking raping us, beating us, killing us, & controlling our bodies. We just want to be safe and we want other girls to be safe too.
I really don’t understand what it is about that that upsets you so deeply???????
food should be free. water should be free. housing should be free. power, fuel, electricity should be free. basic necessities should be free.
the idea of “people should have to work for a living” carries the implication that some people deserve to die
tell me I don’t need feminism
tell me I don’t need feminism when a white women gets payed 77 cents to every dollar a man makes and women of color get payed even less
tell me I don’t need feminism when only 18% of prosecuted rapes end with conviction
tell me I don’t need feminism when my brother can walk around in just his underwear but I cannot walk around in shorts and a t-shirt because I will be sexualized and told to cover up
tell me I don’t need feminism when women are abused sexually, abused mentally, and abused physically and told it is their fault that it happened
tell me I don’t need feminism when girls get called ‘sluts’ or ‘whores’ when they have sex but boys get a high five
tell me I don’t need feminism when a man feels entitled to a woman’s body when she is her own person
tell me I don’t need feminism when you’re told at a young age ‘boys will be boys’ and to ignore them instead of teaching boys not to do that
tell me I don’t need feminism when men hear of this movement and turn it into a movement about them and how a feminist hates all men
tell me I don’t need feminism when you type in Google ‘feminist are’ and you get ‘stupid’ and ‘retarded’ as and end result because we realize what is wrong
tell me I don’t need feminism because you’re scared of the strength of women
tell me I don’t need feminism