False rape accusations are an anomaly.
True rape accusations are a norm.
You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.
Re-blog now, read later.
"Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers.”
11:41 am • 30 September 2014 • 60,631 notes
Twigs the beaver kit
Had a dream about beavers last night
7:40 pm • 20 September 2014 • 831 notes
If you never had a Mary Kate and Ashley phase then you’re a liar
(Source: bellecosby, via khronicbitchface)
3:42 am • 20 September 2014 • 1,522 notes
“Feminists live in relationship with people who (whether consciously or unconsciously) are sexist and anti-feminist. We live with people whose lives have gone seemingly untouched by the women’s movement, or who lack an awareness of the political character of their personal decisions. Our world is one that has only been partially and imperfectly transformed by feminism; all of us who would be feminists live at odds with the world around us.
… This dilemma – that feminist political consciousness requires of us that we understand those we love and care about as having made nonfeminist or even anti-feminist choices, which understanding puts in jeopardy those same relationships – is pervasive for feminists living in a world only partially transformed by feminism. Our political views and consciousness necessitate judgments about those we love: about the gendered division of labor within a friend’s marriage, about the choice a sister makes to leave the workforce to stay at home with her children, about the way a teenage daughter wants to dress and act, about the sexist and homophobic jokes a friend likes to tell, about how one’s partner places his career goals above one’s own, about a colleague’s desire to have another child before tenure when her case is already shaky. Yet, if we articulate these judgments, or allow them to affect our relationships, we risk triggering passionate conflict – which makes relationship unpleasant if not impossible. However, if we suspend judgment in the context of our personal relationships, we seem to be failing in courage as feminists – for feminism is precisely about reworking and revisioning the personal.”
— Taming the Shrew? Choice Feminism and the Fear of Politics Michaele L. Ferguson. (via staininyourbrain)
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8:54 pm • 15 September 2014 • 194 notes
“Choose a job you love and you’ll work every day of your life, including weekends. You’ll never retire. Your family will hate you.”
Dan Wilbur (via anabolic-asteroids)
Yes. I also said this.
Follow @DanWilbur for more.
1:23 am • 11 September 2014 • 456 notes
M I S A N D R Y
men need not apply. hip-pop songs by female artists who are 100% done with men’s fuckery.
Willa Ford — F*ck The Men (A Toast To Men) [feat. Lady May] || Nicki Minaj — Boss Ass Bitch (Remix) || Rihanna — G4L | Beyoncé — Run the World (Girls) || Janet Jackson — Son Of A Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You) [The Original Flyte Tyme Remix] (feat. Missy Elliott) || Britney Spears — Rockstar || Ke$ha — Sleazy (Explicit Version) || Madonna — Gang Bang || Lily Allen — Not Big || Cassie — Bad Bitches (feat. Ester Dean) || Mya — Ridin’ (Official Remix) [feat. Trina] || Mariah Carey — Did I Do That? || M.I.A. — Big Branch || Trina — Lame || Christina Aguilera — I Hate Boys
1:23 am • 11 September 2014 • 2,164 notes
Social justice is about destroying systematic marginalisation and privilege. Wishing to live in a more just, more equal world is simply not the same thing as wishing to live in a “nicer” world. I am not suggesting niceness is bad or that we should not behave in a nice way towards others if we want to! I also do not equate niceness with cooperation or collaboration with others. Here’s all I am saying: the conflation of ethical or just conduct (goodness), and polite conduct (niceness) is a big problem.
Plenty of oppressive bullshit goes down under the guise of nice. Every day, nice, caring, friendly people try to take our bodily autonomy away from us (women, queers, trans people, nonbinaries, fat people, POC…you name it, they just don’t think we know what’s good for us!). These people would hold a door for us if they saw us coming. Our enemies are not only the people holding “Fags Die God Laughs” signs, they are the nice people who just feel like marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense, it’s just how they feel! We once got a very nice comment on this site that we decided we could not publish because its content was “But how can I respect women when they dress like – sorry to say it, pardon my language – sluts?”. This is vile, disgusting misogyny and no amount of sugar coating and politeness can make it okay. Similarly, most of the people who run ex-gay therapy clinics are actually very nice and polite! They just want to save you! Nicely! Clearly, niceness means FUCK ALL.
The Revolution Will Not Be Polite: The Issue of Nice versus Good - http://www.socialjusticeleague.net/2012/04/the-revolution-will-not-be-polite-the-issue-of-nice-versus-good/ (via varldslighet)
I feel like this concept is pretty vital to Good Reason News as well.
Courtesy is something that is earned, and you will not earn it by oppressing someone. And fyi, treating someone as a person, not using sexist/racist/homophobic/transphobic/ableist slurs, and/or using the correct gender identiy for others is a requirement, not a courtesy.
Like I said “politeness” and tone policing is simply insisting being violent, insulting and hateful in a polite way is somehow acceptable.
(Source: transrants, via devilsmadvocate)
2:15 am • 5 September 2014 • 4,263 notes
I’m glad my boyfriend is a decent human being who a) has always respected my early stated intentions to never send nude pictures and b) who blames the hackers (and thinks Apple should be liable) instead of the victims of the leak
4:50 pm • 4 September 2014 • 137,073 notes