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30th September 2014

Link reblogged from Truth with 27 notes

The Youth Vote: 10 Reasons it Matters Even More Than You Think →

Tagged: MidtermsElection 2014Election 2K14Youth VoteYouthElections

Source: demnewswire

30th September 2014

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"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.

White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always.

Tagged: White FeminismFeminism

Source: groupthink.jezebel.com

30th September 2014

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flyhigherfirefly:

popping-smoke:

mbisthegame:

oparnoshoshoi:

anarchyandacupofcoffee:

OK Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says the best “tip” for women to not get raped by a cop is to “follow the law in the first place so you don’t get pulled over.”http://youtu.be/BO8g8akPWcY (Last third of the video).
Three serial rapists in 3 weeks arrested in Oklahoma, all cops.
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Pro tip: if you’re signaled to pull over (whether you’re male or female) and you’re in a place that has no witnesses, turn your hazard lights on to acknowledge the officer’s siren, and drive to the nearest gas station or populated area. This is accepted protocol by every agency. You are not obligated pull over until you can do so safely. This includes personal safety. Understand your rights, brothers and sisters. There are disgusting examples of authority in this world.

ALSO! Call 911/non-emergency sheriff’s line before you open your door or window. A cop has to immediately call in when he’s pulling a vehicle over so the dispatcher can tell you if it’s legit.

flyhigherfirefly:

popping-smoke:

mbisthegame:

oparnoshoshoi:

anarchyandacupofcoffee:

OK Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says the best “tip” for women to not get raped by a cop is to “follow the law in the first place so you don’t get pulled over.”
http://youtu.be/BO8g8akPWcY (Last third of the video).

Three serial rapists in 3 weeks arrested in Oklahoma, all cops.

Follow for Anarchy | Follow for Feminism

Pro tip: if you’re signaled to pull over (whether you’re male or female) and you’re in a place that has no witnesses, turn your hazard lights on to acknowledge the officer’s siren, and drive to the nearest gas station or populated area. This is accepted protocol by every agency. You are not obligated pull over until you can do so safely. This includes personal safety. Understand your rights, brothers and sisters. There are disgusting examples of authority in this world.

ALSO! Call 911/non-emergency sheriff’s line before you open your door or window. A cop has to immediately call in when he’s pulling a vehicle over so the dispatcher can tell you if it’s legit.

Tagged: rape twpersonal safety

Source: anarchyandacupofcoffee

29th September 2014

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The Problem With Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The Problem With Crisis Pregnancy Centers

If you are pregnant, and you need information/healthcare, you have a couple of options: you can go to your OB/GYN, you can go to a reproductive health clinic (like a Planned Parenthood), or you can go to a crisis pregnancy center (CPC).

Many feminist, and particularly pro-choice, organizations have come out against crisis pregnancy centers.  On the surface, this seems odd: CPCs are supposed to…

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Tagged: Abortionbirth controlCrisis Pregnancy CentersCurrent EventsNARALPlanned ParenthoodPregnancyReproductive RightsWomen&039;s Health

28th September 2014

Post reblogged from Rights For All with 2,507 notes

glitterlion:

We use language in various forms from the moment we’re born until the moment we die. To pretend or argue that it has no power, that it can’t be used to marginalize and oppress, that it can’t be violent, that it can’t be used to murder, is either immensely disingenuous, or completely naive.

Tagged: LanguageRhetoric

Source: glitterlion

27th September 2014

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huffpostpolitics:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women’s economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond.
Get the full story here.

huffpostpolitics:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women’s economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond.

Get the full story here.

Tagged: Hillary ClintonHillary 2016EconomicsWomen and WorkElectionsPolitics

Source: huffpostpolitics

27th September 2014

Post reblogged from fides fragilis with 196,830 notes

zygoats:

"if feminists want equality does this mean we can punch women now?"
go ahead chicken shit punch me in the fucking face. i will shove your entire upper body into your own ass and make you fuck yourself from the inside out

…Also, why is that always the kneejerk reaction, can we punch women in the face?  Like no you shouldn’t punch anyone did you miss kindergarten?

26th September 2014

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fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

malindalo:

tundras:

F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists.

(in honour of Femslash February!)

(i’ve only read about half of these, but have been told that the other half is well worth checking out! definitely feel free to add your own recs. :) never enough books about QWOC!)

This is a nice thing to see!

Also: SANTA OLIVIA SANTA OLIVIA SANTA OLIVIA I love it so much it kicks so much ass.

Also check out:

Tagged: DiversityIntersectionalityLiteratureWoCLGBTQ

Source: mautadite

25th September 2014

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Rant

evisceratings:

So these pro-life activists thought it would be a good idea to have a huge display in the quad today comparing abortion to the Holocaust on Rosh Hashanah. I’m sorry but that’s really disrespectful. I get it abortion is horrible, but comparing it to the Holocaust just shows lack of originality, creativity, and compassion. Also, for the love of God, DON’T put it up in a public place on a Jewish holiday, that just makes it even worse.

Tagged: AbortionAnti-ChoicersHolocaustRosh HashanaInsensitivity

Source: evisceratings

24th September 2014

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prochoiceamerica:

Men and women need to work together to achieve equality and end harmful gender stereotypes. Watch Emma Watson’s full speech here: http://nar.al/2ng

prochoiceamerica:

Men and women need to work together to achieve equality and end harmful gender stereotypes. Watch Emma Watson’s full speech here: http://nar.al/2ng

Tagged: Emma WatsonUnited NationsUN WomenHeForShe

Source: prochoiceamerica