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Sep 2

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Sep 2

Woman set on fire in Sydney for rejecting man's advances

whenwomenrefuse:

A teenager set a woman alight as she walked to work, after being forced by his older cousin to do so. The cousin met the woman through her job as a sex worker, and became infatuated with her. When she rejected his attempts to take the relationship from the professional to the personal, he began planning the attack.

She suffered burns to 45 per cent of her body on March 22, 2012, when the teenager forced her to the ground, doused her with a milk carton full of petrol, and then set her alight as she tried to flee.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/chippendale-victim-storms-out-of-court-as-teen-jailed-for-setting-her-alight-in-alley-20140818-105b4m.html#ixzz3C7XQwWqR

Sep 2

Tropes vs Women in Video Games creator driven from her home by online threats and abuse

Sep 2

Racism in Health Care Hurts Everyone, But Especially Black Women

(Source: blackfreethinkers)

Sep 2

A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up.

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Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg  

Absences of women in history don’t “just happen,” they are made.

(via extraterrestris)

(Source: fuckyeahbeatniks)

Sep 2

If you think women are crazy you’ve never had a dude go from hitting on you to literally threatening to kill you in the time it takes you to say “no thanks.”

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Kendra Wells (via belle-de-nuit)

(via misandryad)

(Source: mysharona1987)

Sep 2

adviceforvegans:

Arturo lives in the blistering sun of Argentina. A naturally Arctic animal spends his days living in 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) of nothing but heat. 

If this upsets you as much as it upsets me, please consider signing the following petitions:

Please allow Arturo to have a better life in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada

Quickly issue a special import permit to Canada for Arturo the Polar bear.

Free Arturo, Argentina’s only polar bear, from living hell!!!

FREE ARTURO: The Polar Bear In Despair

If you know of any more petitions I can add, please let me know and I’ll add them right away. 

Let’s rescue this poor little guy together!

Sep 2

CeeLo Green is starting to sound a lot like Todd Akin

assholeofday:

Behold how they both try to split hairs on rape to suit their own purposes.

Todd Akin redefines rape so he doesn’t sound like a heartless monster for forcing raped women to carry their rapist’s baby:

If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing…

Sep 2

biokitty:

someauthorgirl:

josephinas—bidened:

collababortion:

kittydoom:

salon:

We dare you to say we don’t live in a rape culture.

Amazingly, not The Onion:

“[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”

I REPEAT: THIS IS NOT THE ONION

*flips table*

I wish I could say I can’t believe men would say such dumb shit.

Literally, go fuck yourselves. Bye.

I was SO SURE this was an Onion article. But it’s not. It’s actually not.


Amazing.

Sep 2

officialdaddyegbert:

Gentle reminder that people working in customer service are paid to be nice to you and you should not fucking flirt with them because you’re probably making them extremely uncomfortable you piece of shit don’t force us into engaging your gross ass

Sep 2

"Let It Go" in Japanese - Sing along with subtitle!

(Source: youtube.com)

Sep 2

What Happened To Jennifer Lawrence Was Sexual Assault

(Source: rapeculturerealities)

Sep 2

whitegirlsaintshit:

thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

Where is the rapist’s information? why is his identity being withheld?
Sep 2

Anti-Abortion Leader Admits New Clinic Laws Are Not About Safety

Sep 2

http://misandry-mermaid.tumblr.com/post/96489714779/escapedosmil-today-i-had-a-very-interesting

escapedosmil:

Today i had a very interesting thing happen.

First, some pretext:

I work in an abortion clinic. It is my job to accompany the patient from beginning to end making sure they have the information they need to make an informed decision about their procedure. I test their…