Amusings of my Mind

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poppunkmutants:

but have you considered:

  • strong females who don’t denounce femininity or being girly
  • strong females who are “like every other girl” bc why the hell not girls are rad
  • strong females who tear down the culture of girls hating on other girls
  • strong females who are proud to be feminists
  • strong females who support and acknowledge trans women
  • strong females who understand that being strong isn’t synonymous with manly or with “acting like a man”

http://facebooksexism.tumblr.com/post/93211436032/tw-violence-against-women-sexual-violence-i-was

TW: violence against women, sexual violence

I was watching an episode of Criminal Minds at 6pm yesterday. Due to the earlier air time, they had to censor any of the swear words that they’re allowed to use at the regular broadcast time of 9pm. This is because younger children might still be…

I hate how the phrase ‘have some self respect’ is used to shame women who are comfortable with their sex lives. ‘Have some self respect’? I do respect myself, that’s why I wanna have a fucking orgasm tonight, thank you very much.

- (via horse-y)

impuretale:

facebooksexism:


As seen on “Why is it that most guys like to listen to rap and rock and country, while most ladies listen to Top 40?”

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I’d get mad about this but my drone brain won’t let me unless I know it pisses you guys off too…so does it? Help!!!!!!!!!

The things that are popular with men are “cool” or “kickass” but the things that are popular with women are “trendy” and therefore must be frivolous.

impuretale:

facebooksexism:

As seen on “Why is it that most guys like to listen to rap and rock and country, while most ladies listen to Top 40?”
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I’d get mad about this but my drone brain won’t let me unless I know it pisses you guys off too…so does it? Help!!!!!!!!!

The things that are popular with men are “cool” or “kickass” but the things that are popular with women are “trendy” and therefore must be frivolous.

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

- Libby Anne (via newwavenova)

(Source: dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry)

apatheticghost:

Misogynists HATE her! Local woman is woman

My mother is not one
to take matters into her own hands.
She waits,
patiently,
for things to come to her.
Nine years in an unhappy marriage
and still she wears the ring.
Says it’s not because she honors the
relationship,
but because she likes the way the light
reflects off of it.
Most of the the time
what she wants
never comes,
but still she talks about it
in “what if”s and “I wish I”s…,
telling me things would have
been different
if only she had
married what’s his name
or gone to school
or not had kids
or run away while
there was still time.
I listen to her as I
make plans in my head
on what to do
and who to become next.
I do not sit and wait.
I go,
haphazardly,
straight into fires,
burning the entire time.
You would not think
that we are made
out of the same substance,
but my mother was once
a flame,
until she started believing
that she needed
gasoline
or somebody’s help
in order to be
lit.

- Family of Fires | Lora Mathis  (via lora-mathis)

joansuffrajett:

Angelina Jolie’s speech at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

There is nothing inevitable about it

(Source: queen-angelina)

poliscrutiny101:

100 Days and I want to see you all at the polls voting these GOP/TEATHUGS out of office. #WarAgainstWomen #HobbyLobby #NotMyBossBusiness #uniteblue

poliscrutiny101:

100 Days and I want to see you all at the polls voting these GOP/TEATHUGS out of office. #WarAgainstWomen #HobbyLobby #NotMyBossBusiness #uniteblue

If you’re in the US and ever need help paying for an abortion

darkjez:

fuckyeahfeminists:

Check out this list of abortion funds organized by state

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lemme save this for later…. being back in the South I might need it

(Source: bebinn)

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our life.

- Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

sixpenceee:

And here they are:
Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.
Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 
Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 
Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 
Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 
Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.
Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).
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sixpenceee:

And here they are:

Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.

Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 

Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 

Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 

Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 

Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.

Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).

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noirbettie:

x0202:

just to be clear - a woman who created a hashtag meant to convey the message “no, not all may be sexual aggressors but yes, all women have experienced sexism to some degree” shut down her account after repeated harassment. she wasn’t generalizing men. she wasn’t making broad, sweeping statements that people claim are the problem with women’s movements. she was only opening a conversation centered around personal stories. what is anyone supposed to take from this except that many people are simply not interested in hearing these stories at all, as sugarcoated as they may be, as tactfully they may be put? not without redirecting the conversation to focus away from women, at any rate.

Are you fucking kidding me? I hate everyone.

noirbettie:

x0202:

just to be clear - a woman who created a hashtag meant to convey the message “no, not all may be sexual aggressors but yes, all women have experienced sexism to some degree” shut down her account after repeated harassment. she wasn’t generalizing men. she wasn’t making broad, sweeping statements that people claim are the problem with women’s movements. she was only opening a conversation centered around personal stories. what is anyone supposed to take from this except that many people are simply not interested in hearing these stories at all, as sugarcoated as they may be, as tactfully they may be put? not without redirecting the conversation to focus away from women, at any rate.

Are you fucking kidding me? I hate everyone.

The central attitudes driving the Player are:


- Women were put on this earth to have sex with men—especially me.
- Women who want sex are too loose, and women who refuse sex are too uptight. (!)
- It’s not my fault that women find me irresistible (This is a word-for-word quotation from a number of my clients.) It’s not fair to expect me to refuse temptation when it’s all around me; women seduce me sometimes, and I can’t help it.
- If you act like you need anything from me, I am going to ignore you. I’m in this relationship when it’s convenient for me and when I feel like it.
- Women who want the nonsexual aspects of themselves appreciated are bitches.
- If you could meet my sexual needs, I wouldn’t have to turn to other women.

- Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft (via misandry-mermaid)

(Source: thechocolatebrigade)

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

I see more pro-choicers advocating for comprehensive sex education, how to have safer sex, and providing information and resources for contraceptives, and yet, I don’t see any pro-lifers providing information to their followers on how to prevent pregnancy and have safe sex, other than “don’t have sex”, which is serious malarkey.