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cynical-douche:

shorm:

runicbasso:

otterfoot:

starvedforjustice:

witchsistah:

brashblacknonbeliever:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

(Trigger warning: rape)

Did you see this piece Jezebel did about the reddit “other side of the rape story” thread? This is why we can’t have nice things. Quote from the article: 

“We have to acknowledge that the people telling these stories and making these decisions are the men (and women) next door, not necessarily inhuman savages. Otherwise, anti-rape campaigns will continue to tell victims to dress and act differently as a matter of “prevention,” college campuses will continue to report high rates of sexual assault, and people will continue to take advantage of others without even looking them in the eye while doing so.”

Yes, Jezebel, that’s right. Sympathy for rapists is what will really solve the problem here. Instead of acknowledging the dehumanization of the victims, let’s just focus on the dehumanization of the victimizers. 

THIS IS WHY NOBODY LIKES YOU JEZEBEL!

Jezebel just stays losing.

and this is why i fucking hate jezebel.

I sent this thread to Jezebel’s tip email with the comment “Thread requesting stories from actual rapists, turns into circlejerk of rape apologia.”

I can’t help but feel slighted at their response… Some of the lines feel like I’m being personally admonished for finding the responses to the rapists disturbing. 

Now that I’m Tumbling, I’m really considering giving up Reddit. 

That’s…

That’s a disturbing turn of events, needless to say. I’d expected better, personally.

hey look more reasons to say “Fuck Jezebel”

Fuck Jezebel. 

I really can’t even. How can you read this shit and then ask for sympathy for them?

"I ignored her and did it"

"This hypersexual person who had offered to give me head suddenly didn’t want to touch me"

"I was much stronger than her"

"I wanted to take it further"

"She never said stop or anything

No fuck  you. That’s classic rape apologist and male privilege bullshit. That’s not novel. That’s shit we hear all the fucking time, that’s shit rape victims and survivors hear all the time.

Sympathizing with rapists won’t help stop rape, this is fucking sick.

Love,

Taylor 

This is a federal version of legislation that a coalition of women-of-color organizations defeated at the local level in Georgia. It attempts to restrict women of color’s access to abortion and prenatal care in the name of “civil rights.” This bill seeks to protect “unborn Americans” by banning race- and sex-selection abortions.However, the argument that fetuses must be protected from the women of color relies on racist stereotypes about entire communities:

  • First, that Black women are selfish, irresponsible, and incapable of making reproductive decisions on their own behalf
  • Second, that Asian women mindlessly reproduce “son preference” and bring “dangerous values” into the country.

(Click the link to read further)

Just because they slapped names of two people from the civil rights era on the bill doesn’t make this bill progressive or friendly. This is an anti-abortion bill drenched in racism and dressed in civil rights. 

I strongly suggest that you contact your congressperson to tell them that this bill is anti-choice and racist trash. 

Love,

Taylor

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transpride:

Don’t wait for it to “get better”! If you are an adult, volunteer with a local LGBTQ youth organization. Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming youth need your support and affirmation. If you are a youth, get involved with local or national organizations, your voice matters.Please reblog this image and add to the list of LGBTQ youth organizations!
Youth Pride
Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer Questioning Youth.
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
(legalizetrans)

[Image Description: What appears to be a painted picture of some lockers and a student sitting against them on the left. In blue letters outlined in black it reads: 90% of transgender youth reported feeling unsafe at school because of their gender expression]

transpride:

Don’t wait for it to “get better”! If you are an adult, volunteer with a local LGBTQ youth organization. Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming youth need your support and affirmation. If you are a youth, get involved with local or national organizations, your voice matters.

Please reblog this image and add to the list of LGBTQ youth organizations!

(legalizetrans)

[Image Description: What appears to be a painted picture of some lockers and a student sitting against them on the left. In blue letters outlined in black it reads: 90% of transgender youth reported feeling unsafe at school because of their gender expression]

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littlelightx:

THIS is my sexy armpit. It’s sexy because it’s natural - it’s me in my rawest form.
This is NOT “wrong”, “gross” or “ugly” - this is my armpit. A BODY PART. A body part that just so happens to have hair growing in that place.
It is meant to be there and it is not right or natural for people to be repulsed by something that we can’t help but have. You know what definitely isn’t right?People attempting to make me feel unattractive for not wanting to bother to mutilate the epidermis of my armpit every two days just to please others and abide by societal and patriarchal expectations of me - expectations that are sexist because they are only forced onto me because I am a woman.
Not only is my level of physical “attractiveness” not important to me, it certainly shouldn’t be important to you. It does not define who I am, it is insignificant and therefore if you judge my worth, my personality or how attractive I am based on how much NATURAL body hair I have, then you are superficial, bland and extremely ugly on the inside - which, by the way, is far worse than being “ugly” on the outside.
I have the overwhelming urge not to shave more than I do TO shave.Therefore, I won’t shave when I don’t want to.
BITE ME.

This was just amazing. 
Armpit hair is only mammally factual. The decision to cut it, is personal and we have no right to impede on another’s choice about THEIR body.
Besides - I’ve said this, but I’ll say it again - the most gorgeous thing a woman has to offer, is being comfortable with her body, shaved or unshaven, no matter where it grows or sprouts. If she’s okay with it, and she’s proud to have it there, than that is beautiful, and should be accepted without hesitation. 
I love your hairypitty, and I’m glad you love it too. <3
Love,
Taylor.

littlelightx:

THIS is my sexy armpit. It’s sexy because it’s natural - it’s me in my rawest form.

This is NOT “wrong”, “gross” or “ugly” - this is my armpit. A BODY PART. A body part that just so happens to have hair growing in that place.

It is meant to be there and it is not right or natural for people to be repulsed by something that we can’t help but have. 

You know what definitely isn’t right?
People attempting to make me feel unattractive for not wanting to bother to mutilate the epidermis of my armpit every two days just to please others and abide by societal and patriarchal expectations of me - expectations that are sexist because they are only forced onto me because I am a woman.

Not only is my level of physical “attractiveness” not important to me, it certainly shouldn’t be important to you. It does not define who I am, it is insignificant and therefore if you judge my worth, my personality or how attractive I am based on how much NATURAL body hair I have, then you are superficial, bland and extremely ugly on the inside - which, by the way, is far worse than being “ugly” on the outside.

I have the overwhelming urge not to shave more than I do TO shave.
Therefore, I won’t shave when I don’t want to.

BITE ME.

This was just amazing. 

Armpit hair is only mammally factual. The decision to cut it, is personal and we have no right to impede on another’s choice about THEIR body.

Besides - I’ve said this, but I’ll say it again - the most gorgeous thing a woman has to offer, is being comfortable with her body, shaved or unshaven, no matter where it grows or sprouts. If she’s okay with it, and she’s proud to have it there, than that is beautiful, and should be accepted without hesitation. 

I love your hairypitty, and I’m glad you love it too. <3

Love,

Taylor.

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lipstick-feminists:

Submitted by alannathemute:

Okay. I agree with this article. For the exception of this unnescary line: 

Everyone is beautiful. Except for people with asymmetrical faces. Those people  should wear more make-up.

That line is unnecessary and totally undercuts the entire sentiment of the article, not to mention it’s completely abelist. I saw a comment that suggested it was really to emphasis some hidden meaning, that’s really not how it comes off. Yes, you should never judge or harrass someone over what their body looks like, regardless if they are considered skinny, chubby, fat, or somewhere in between or beyond that. We are all beautifully flawed creatures and our imperfections are simply a part of our humanity, and you have no right to judge anyone else.

Now to come to this conclusion, and then turn around and suggest that people with asymmetrical faces (people who have no more control over what their faces look like than what our bodies are predetermined to be) are not beautiful and need to wear make-up is appalling. There are many beautiful people with asymmetrical faces, and I’ve even had friends with them. There is nothing about them that should detract from their beauty as a person, or gives you any fucking right to judge them over something they have no control over.

You can tell me it was meant to be sarcastic or had a little humor to the piece, but the fact is it wasn’t funny, it was a direct form of albeism and it was disgusting. Obviously, I’m not the only one who feels this way either:

Reader:

Wow, I’m offended on behalf of the group of women with asymmetrical faces. You realize that in most cases it cannot be helped, don’t you? I’ve had reconstructive surgery to try to minimize it. I have also been complimented on my good looks before and after surgery. Open your mind, please.

From my understanding, some facial forms can be harmful to health (specifically respiratory) To be honest, I’m not sure how truthful that statement is. Regardless, my friend who does have an asymmetrical face has commented that if she were to get anything done, it would be simply cosmetic. Of course, that doesn’t matter, you still had no fucking right to say that they are somehow inferior to people with symmetrical faces, and then tell them how they should lead their life.

For some reason,  I see a lot of blogs and articles about equality* with this small, unseen asterisk that will inform you what type of -ism you’re going to expect to see with your eloquently written bullshit about fair treatment.

*Example of what these footnotes would denote if they really existed: Because we like to advance in total Douchebaggery and constantly negate the negative thoughts about our group onto another, this post will probably offend you if you don’t like racism, sexism, cissexism, sexualism, classism, ableism, ageism, and sizeism. Thanks!