thepinupcreature:

Please consider emailing Time magazine at feedback@time.com to get them to reconsider not putting Laverne Cox on their list. She overwhelmingly got voted in at 91.5%, but was not put on there. Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood had 25% of the vote and was put on there.
The erasure of trans women, and women of color needs to stop. Ms. Cox does nothing but good work.



nickfuckface:

parents: “u should be more active”
me: image


yzma:

she’s turning 30 this year

yzma:

she’s turning 30 this year


namisis:

brilliant-smallfish:

The gods know what you’ve done.

this is the funniest shit i’ve seen for like 3 years


reistrider:

campdracula5eva:

bebinn:

rhrealitycheck:

Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right 

Abortion was not just legal—it was a safe, condoned, and practiced procedure in colonial America and common enough to appear in the legal and medical records of the period. Official abortion laws did not appear on the books in the United States until 1821, and abortion before quickening did not become illegal until the 1860s. If a woman living in New England in the 17th or 18th centuries wanted an abortion, no legal, social, or religious force would have stopped her.


Reminder that records of contraception and abortion exist all the way back to 1550 BCE in ancient Egypt!
This was a really fascinating read. Until the early 19th century, abortion was legal until “quickening,” or when the pregnant person first felt the baby kick - anywhere from 14 to 26 weeks into the pregnancy. Society only began to condemn it when people decided white, middle- to upperclass women weren’t having enough children soon enough in their lives, and when male doctors started taking over traditionally female health care fields, like midwifery.
Yep, shockingly enough, it’s never, ever been about the life of the fetus - only about misogyny, racism, and classism (ableism, too, though the article doesn’t discuss it).

The bolded is hella important.

From the first article: “Increased female independence was also perceived as a threat to male power and patriarchy, especially as Victorian women increasingly volunteered outside the home for religious and charitable causes.”

reistrider:

campdracula5eva:

bebinn:

rhrealitycheck:

Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right

Abortion was not just legal—it was a safe, condoned, and practiced procedure in colonial America and common enough to appear in the legal and medical records of the period. Official abortion laws did not appear on the books in the United States until 1821, and abortion before quickening did not become illegal until the 1860s. If a woman living in New England in the 17th or 18th centuries wanted an abortion, no legal, social, or religious force would have stopped her.

Reminder that records of contraception and abortion exist all the way back to 1550 BCE in ancient Egypt!

This was a really fascinating read. Until the early 19th century, abortion was legal until “quickening,” or when the pregnant person first felt the baby kick - anywhere from 14 to 26 weeks into the pregnancy. Society only began to condemn it when people decided white, middle- to upperclass women weren’t having enough children soon enough in their lives, and when male doctors started taking over traditionally female health care fields, like midwifery.

Yep, shockingly enough, it’s never, ever been about the life of the fetus - only about misogyny, racism, and classism (ableism, too, though the article doesn’t discuss it).

The bolded is hella important.

From the first article: “Increased female independence was also perceived as a threat to male power and patriarchy, especially as Victorian women increasingly volunteered outside the home for religious and charitable causes.”


altairspants:

thepaintedelf:

slunchy:

I refuse to kill another dragon for as long as I play Skyrim

I was fighting this Blood Dragon when, in the middle of the fight, he just lands and stops fighting back. No matter how many times I shot him he wouldn’t move, he’d only watch me - it was the cutest thing.

I could run around him and jump on his tail and he’d just keep looking at me and tilting his head, it was so precious… he even let me run under his belly and he’d crane his neck to look at me upside-down… we are friends now…

How to Train Your Dragon 2: Skyrim

omg the last one


rapeculturerealities:

jackaljackalope:

mashyumaro:

p0kemina:

shrimpwonder:

elluvias:

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

IF YOU ARE SEXUALLY HARRASSED YOU REPORT THAT SHIT

Harassment is often something the guy doesn’t even notice. A study of from the American Association of University Women found that in more than half the cases, women thought men were harassing them and the men had no idea. ”

THIS IS A PROBLEM, NOT A FACT OF LIFE

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Reblogging to my main blog becase this is very important.

Penelope Truck needs her fucking head examined if she thinks that this is ok to tell someone. 
Like shrimpwonder said, some men don’t know what sexual harassment is and don’t know that they are doing it, how about we educate everybody on sexual assault in any situation rather then telling women “oh he didn’t know, don’t report him and make him feel bad for not knowing he was sexually harassing you.”

Privilege in action, jfc!  This is one of those issues where continually objectifying women is detrimental in ways that aren’t “just” about being sexually objectified.  An object can’t have feelings, only a subject can have feelings and we are taught to see men as subjects and women as objects which means by and large when there’s any empathizing going on it’s going to be with the men not the women because when you empathize you have to consider how someone else is feeling and objects can’t have feelings so why would anyone ever consider how women are feeling?  They’re not people, they’re objects, they don’t have feelings because they can’t! Only men have feelings because they’re the subjects so they’re the ones we can empathize with.  That means that in a situation where man feelings and woman feelings are pitted against each other - like a woman feeling fucking terrible and terrified because she has put up with sexual harassment at her job or a man feeling maybe a little embarrassed or upset over receiving disciplinary action at his job when he didn’t even mean to be harassing in the first place! (wah) - people side with and empathize with the man and don’t even fucking consider how the woman feels at all and women are told to just deal with it because it’s not like their feelings matter to anyone who’s not them anyway.


politicalsexkitten:

mytongueisforked:

snarkbender:

petitepasserine:

white women of hollywood, reducing japan and japanese culture to cupcakes, sexy ”costumes” and submissive sex-kittens since god knows when

white people, this is why nobody trusts you

yeah, so white women fetishize, objectify, and commodify woc as well and treat us like props.

this is why we don’t trust you. 

They took down the Hello Kitty video from YouTube but you can watch it here if you want to cringe and fume for three minutes. 

Also I hate people going around and saying that if we don’t want to be dehumanized or appropriated, then don’t take the job.

Uh. If someone turns down the chance to be in an artist’s music video, they’ll easily replace her and she’ll be known to be a difficult person to work with. It’s tough enough for WoC in this industry, so they’re not in a position to bargain or stand up for themselves cause to Hollywood, they’re disposable. 

So instead of being so simple-minded and saying for everyone to just “stop taking offensive jobs”, get angry at those who think it’s okay to use People of Color as props. 

We’re not for display.

We’re not your accessories.

Go fuck yourself.


softoogami:

i cant believe you thought my racist joke was racist .. and then told me it was racist?? i cant believe it. this is just as bad as racism and this hurt maybe 2 of my feelings