Attention assholes: don’t sexually harass a girl when she can easily find you on Facebook and send your mom proof of your perpetuation of rape culture.
Moral of the day? Don’t mess with me.
GUYS HAVE DONE THIS TO ME!
ROUND OF A FUCKING APPLAUSE! I HOPE HIS MOM GOT THIS.
he’s a piece of shit.
UCSB South Asian Students Association’s “Fighting Islamaphobia” Photo Campiagn
This is for my aunt, whose family disowned her when she fell in love with a Muslim man.
This is for my Muslim friends, who I stand beside, even when my relatives hiss the word Muslim
Solidarity is what defines love, not how you choose to worship. One God, one love.
“Not a terrorist. Maybe a threat.”
|cishet person:||wow this gay person said they dont like straight people i better bombard them with my unwarranted opinion repeatedly because everyone is obligated to like me|
If you ever feel stupid just remember that some people think jesus was white
— M.I.A. (via janejacqueline)
To all those who don’t think the rape joke was a problem, or rape jokes are a problem.
I get it, you’re a decent guy. I can even believe it. You’ve never raped anybody. You would NEVER rape anybody. You’re upset that all these feminists are trying to accuse you of doing something or connect you to doing something that, as far as you’re concerned, you’ve never done and would never condone.
And they’ve told you about triggers, and PTSD, and how one in six women is a survivor, and you get it. You do. But you can’t let every time someone gets all upset get in the way of you having a good time, right?
So fine. If all those arguments aren’t going anything for you, let me tell you this. And I tell you this because I genuinely believe you mean it when you say you don’t want to hurt anybody, and you don’t see the harm, and that it’s important to you to do your best to be a decent and good person. And I genuinely believe you when you say you would never associate with a rapist and you think rape really is a very bad thing.
Because this is why I refuse to take rape jokes sitting down-
6% of college age men, slightly over 1 in 20, will admit to raping someone in anonymous surveys, as long as the word “rape” isn’t used in the description of the act.
6% of Penny Arcade’s target demographic will admit to actually being rapists when asked.
A lot of people accuse feminists of thinking that all men are rapists. That’s not true. But do you know who think all men are rapists?
They really do. In psychological study, the profiling, the studies, it comes out again and again.
Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.
If one in twenty guys is a real and true rapist, and you have any amount of social activity with other guys like yourself, really cool guy, then it is almost a statistical certainty that one time hanging out with friends and their friends, playing Halo with a bunch of guys online, in a WoW guild, or elsewhere, you were talking to a rapist. Not your fault. You can’t tell a rapist apart any better than anyone else can. It’s not like they announce themselves.
But, here’s the thing. It’s very likely that in some of these interactions with these guys, at some point or another someone told a rape joke. You, decent guy that you are, understood that they didn’t mean it, and it was just a joke. And so you laughed.
And, decent guy who would never condone rape, who would step in and stop rape if he saw it, who understands that rape is awful and wrong and bad, when you laughed?
That rapist who was in the group with you, that rapist thought that you were on his side. That rapist knew that you were a rapist like him. And he felt validated, and he felt he was among his comrades.
You. The rapist’s comrade.
And if that doesn’t make you feel sick to your stomach, if that doesn’t make you want to throw up, if that doesn’t disturb you or bother you or make you feel like maybe you should at least consider not participating in that kind of humor anymore…
Well, maybe you aren’t as opposed to rapists as you claim."
Time-Machine (via a comment at shakesville.com)
Single greatest argument about this I have ever heard.
i’m making a zine
“colored” though y’all
yo forreal… poc is easier to write yknow
If you invite me to a party please make sure to have a cat or dog present so I have someone to hang out with.
|Me:||I have anxiety|
|What most people think I mean:||I'm shy and can't talk to people. I'm awwwwkwaaaard.|
|What I actually mean:||I have full blown panic attacks which include heart palpitations, breathing problems, shaking, sweating and constant fear that I'm going to die when faced with situations I find uncomfortable.|
If you don’t think Corgis are one of the most adorable things on the planet you’re wrong
[Two photographs of Marilyn Monroe.]
Please stop talking about marilyn monroe and eating disorder recovery.
I’m not even talking about the fact that she’s just another standard you’re adding to the list of accepted body types.
People rarely develop eating disorders because they’re trying to be sexy. Do you really think everyone is going around trying to be attractive for boys? Does that explain why we completely destroy our bodies, most often making them less attractive?
Extreme dieting or romanticizing emaciation is not the same thing as having an eating disorder. Sometimes, girls without eating disorders romanticize the idea about being painfully thin for a variety of reasons.
- conformity to a pop culture fad
- desire for identity
- idolization of thin figures
- trying to be a character they are not
- many more
These issues are a part of growing up today, now that our media is so expansive and all-encompassing. The development of a self relies on the person’s environment: the society. So, these issues definitely need to be addressed; It’s important to instill a healthy self-image, in all respects, physical and otherwise, as we raise our children. These issues are important - but they are separate from eating disorders.
An eating disorder is a mental illness which, if not manifested as an ED, would manifest into other serious symptoms/disorders. A person with an eating disorder can be in denial about their mental illness and believe themselves to be a part of the former category, but, should their body image improve, their mental illness remains.
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Histrionic Personality Disorder
- Bipolar, Type I and II
- Anxiety Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Dependent Personality Disorder
- Schizoid Personality Disorder
Consequentially, the following are not effective eating disorder treatments:
- copious photographs of marilyn monroe
- boycotting airbrushed photos
- banning thin models
- throwing away pop-culture magazines
- saying “you’re beautiful” without knowing who you’re speaking to
By perpetuating the idea that all eating disorders stem from a root of body image issues, you are actively making it more difficult for we - the disordered, the dying - to receive help for our root mental illness.
THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS
This. My eating disorder is about control. It’s about me setting firm boundaries and seeing the effects of that.
It’s about me saying no, and finally, something listens.
why do old ppl on fb always sign their name after commenting on shit like yes i know your name it says it right there
“Sometimes it takes being put into cages to realize one has claws and teeth.”— brandon speck (via brandonspeckwrites)
might make them angry
it will make
free.”— if no one has ever told you, your freedom is more important than their anger, nayyirah...
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