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yeahwicked:

I see a solution to this so-called “rape-culture.”

Right, because rather than actually address the root of the problem, we should just give everyone a gun. That’ll obviously solve the problem. 
I wonder if you remember the children who are victims of sexual assault by members of their family, or rape that occurs because the victim has been rendered unconscious or near unconscious with drugs or high doses of alcohol. 
You know, situations where “just shoot the bastard” wouldn’t really work.

yeahwicked:

I see a solution to this so-called “rape-culture.”

Right, because rather than actually address the root of the problem, we should just give everyone a gun. That’ll obviously solve the problem. 

I wonder if you remember the children who are victims of sexual assault by members of their family, or rape that occurs because the victim has been rendered unconscious or near unconscious with drugs or high doses of alcohol. 

You know, situations where “just shoot the bastard” wouldn’t really work.

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It’s disgusting how homosexuals blame straight people for being straight.

I’m trying to figure out if this is a joke or if someone is genuinely trying to cry about heterophobia in the “homophobia” tag

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ethanmichelmore:

the-great-and-powerful-satsuki:

wintry-mix:

fandomsandfeminism:

The difference between bisexuality and pansexuality: a powerpoint guide. 

(updated) 

I dig it. For me, a big part of why I identify as bi rather than pan is because my attraction to people is emphatically not gender-blind or “I fall for the person, not the gender.” Gender is a huge part of why I’m attracted to particular people…I just happen to be attracted to multiple genders!

And honestly, the other reason bi is a better label for me is that as a parish minister, I spend an inordinately large amount of time coming out to people who are 65+. Bisexuality is a marginally more accessible terminology for them than pansexuality, in general, and that matters to me.  

why would you use ponies from a childrens cartoon for a powerpoint about sexuality. like this is so fucking stupid yes the powerpoint is nice and all but please refrain from labeling characters from shows sexualites that arent canon to them unless you’re talking about a headcanon

Yeah. Also, this doesn’t really clear up much. Bisexuals are attracted to their own gender and other genders, but Pansexuals are attracted to all genders… What?

Well,  a few things.

First, “more than two” does not always equal “all.” 

Second, I really go into detail here in those last 3 slides. Maybe read them again, starting at “seems like there’s a lot of overlap there” 

Third, I used the ponies because they match the color scheme of the pride flags, I like ponies, and they add to the light and cheerful tone of the overall powerpoint. (Also, “refrain from labeling characters with sexualities”? I have a feeling very few people would be bothered if we assumed Twilight was straight. But oh, showing that her colors match the bi flag is out of line? Really?) 

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ohstillintothisinvinciblelove:

I really think the problem is that, instead of arguing about abortion being right or wrong, we should just all agree on one thing: Do not voluntarily have unprotected sex if you’re not willing to take care of a baby.

I have a better idea. You don’t tell me what I should do with my body, whether it’s unprotected sex or an abortion, unless it’s infringing on someone else’s rights. (And no, a fetus is not included in this as it’d be using my body. It doesn’t deserve special rights.) I’m not remaining abstinent my entire life just because some people are uncomfortable with how I govern my body.

Don’t forget: While highly effective, contraceptives are not 100% effective. Not a single one is. There are also plenty of people who lack reliable, affordable access to contraceptives. There are also people who may not be able to use contraceptives for health reasons. The point is, even if we give out birth control free on every street corner, some people will still need abortion services. 

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estonian-penguin asked: about the gender-neutral version of ma'am and sir, theres a website that lists a few. its at the bottom of the post, under 'miscellaneous titles'. genderqueeries(.)tumblr(.)com/titles the list doesn't include it, but i have heard 'ser' used a couple of times too!

Cool!

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littleemptyattik:

littleemptyattik:

fandomsandfeminism:

littleemptyattik:

“You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.”

— Jane Galvin Lewis

You don’t need to be pro-man to be valid.

You need to respect all people, regardless of whether they’re men or women. Otherwise, you’ve…

I choose not to argue over the Internet with people who clearly don’t care for others’ points-of-view, so this is the only reply I’ll give:

My blog title comes from an old poem in which the term “gypsy” is not used as a slur. Furthermore, I don’t see how that is at all relevant except to try to make me feel some sort of guilt or inferiority to you (which I do not).

My post absolutely does NOT “erase” non-binary people; it simply makes a statement of fact regarding one, singular issue in a wide spectrum of issues. That is very obvious and I’m actually surprised that you would try to use that as a valid argument.

I agree with everything else you’ve said, so I don’t understand why you feel the need to argue with me at all. All human beings are equal. Trying to tear men down with anti-man themed statements isn’t going to help women get a better place in society; it’s just going to stir up anger on both sides. Why can’t we all just be kind to EACH OTHER? Live by example; if you want respect and equality, you must treat others respectfully and equally. I’ll pray for you.

I’ll be brief. 

1) It’s still a slur.

2) Saying “Everyone- Men AND women!” DOES erase non-binary people. Obviously.

3) “why can’t we all be nice to each other!” is not a meaningful approach to activism. “We should all be treated equal!” is a GOAL, not a method. 

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fantastic-nonsense:

fandomsandfeminism:

littleemptyattik:

“You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.”

— Jane Galvin Lewis

You don’t need to be pro-man to be valid.

And you don’t need to be anti-man to be valid either.

Of course. My stance is to be highly critical of our toxic conception of masculinity within our culture, and to encourage everyone to reexamine it thoughtfully, especially men. Which is really neither here nor there.

My point though is that acting as though we must meet some quota of “nice enough” to men is really pretty flawed. 

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littleemptyattik:

fandomsandfeminism:

littleemptyattik:

“You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.”

— Jane Galvin Lewis

You don’t need to be pro-man to be valid.

You need to respect all people, regardless of whether they’re men or women. Otherwise, you’ve completely missed the point of feminism altogether.

Your blog title has an ethnic slur in it, and your post casually erases non-binary people. 

The POINT of feminism is to challenge and dismantle systematic gender inequality. Making sure we are palatable enough to men isn’t a factor in that. I’m highly critical of our cultural conception of masculinity, and I’m highly skeptical of anyone who is comfortable with it. 

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notenchanted:

i think it’s hilarious how people on this website can go from

"STOP OBJECTIFYING WOMEN THE PATRIARCHY FHAKSVA;GH;A"

to

"where can i purchase a tom hiddleston also i want to smother misha collins’ dick in barbecue sauce and eat it like a popsicle"

if you say you are against objectification, then you should be against objectification of every gender.

I really wish  people would learn how to look at the context of things before posting this kind of thing. 

Women are often dehumanized through sexual objectification, to the point where our ability to be taken seriously if we aren’t traditionally attractive is a challenge. (Seriously, go look at how often Hillary Clinton’s looks are commented on.) 

But no, joking about how hot Tom Hiddleston is- CLEARLY the same thing, right?

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genericnamedgamer:

Word of warning to my followers…

I’m about to troll someone…

And I’m about to laugh like a crazed maniac in a villain song.

You know what’s gross? Deliberately being inflammatory about issues that are actually important to people so you can laugh at them when you succeed in upsetting them. 

Like, it’s not funny, or edgy. It really just proves that your an ass who cares more about tickling your own nut sack than anything else. 

Good talking to you, but I’m not here for your amusement. Bye. :) 

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littleemptyattik:

“You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.”

— Jane Galvin Lewis

You don’t need to be pro-man to be valid.

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inasmilinggodwetrust asked: Do these people seriously not read the bible at all?

Seriously.

I’M AN ATHEIST.

I should not be better at quoting the bible than a catholic. 

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thepurposeismypenis:

tbh most of what i got out of tfios was that gus built up this huge persona of corny bravado to try to romanticize his own life as a desperate attempt to deal with the temporary nature of existence but cancer don’t give a shit if you sound like a teenage dirtbag that shit’ll come back to get you death doesn’t give a single solitary fuck

crossover where death from book thief rolls his eyes every time gus waters pulls a particularly pretentious line out of his ass thank

But, isn’t that sort of the point? Like, I’ve seen so much criticism about Gus going around lately and I just think it’s weird. 

Like, Augustus is TRYING to be brave in the face of his illness by dramatizing and romanticizing his life and ACTING in grand pretentious gestures as a coping mechanism. 

But through the book, we see that bravado slip away, and we see the REAL Gus. And through Hazel, we see was REAL strength and bravery is- not Augustus’s metaphors and eloquent meaningless ramblings about the infinite- but in the patience and love and small acts. 

Yeah, Gus is a pretentious 16 year old douche. But he’s also dying of cancer, and his idea of bravery is systematically deconstructed through the novel?

Tfios is in no way a PERFECT book, but I’m not sure where all this “the book sucks because Gus is pretentious” criticism is coming from. It’s like people only read the first 50 pages and then put the book down?

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genericnamedgamer:

fandomsandfeminism:

genericnamedgamer:

fandomsandfeminism:

genericnamedgamer:

If you’re trying to to defend the actions of Mozilla by equating the support of traditional marriage with slavery…
YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!

If you only support “traditional marriage” (what? trading your daughters for goats? Or rapists buying their victims from their fathers?), you’re doing a lot of things wrong. 
Now, I believe that equating anything to slavery except slavery is generally a bad idea, since that’s a really damn hard comparison to make. 
But seriously, FUCK “traditional marriage” and all the implied homophobia that goes with it. 

Trading daughters for goats? Rapists buying victims from their fathers? Where did that come from??? Don’t remember traditional marriage causing THAT to happen of all things… at least, not that I know of.

The Bible. It’s from the Bible. Read Deuteronomy lately? 

Can you pinpoint the verses in which those words exist? I’m a poor cis Catholic man. I’m too stupid to figure it out myself.

Yeah, Google’s super tricky to use. 

Deuteronomy 22:28-29
“28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels[a] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.” 

Traditional marriage sucks, and using it to oppose marriage equality just proves you to be a backwards ignorant bigot. You don’t even know your own holy text. Catholic. 

genericnamedgamer:

fandomsandfeminism:

genericnamedgamer:

fandomsandfeminism:

genericnamedgamer:

If you’re trying to to defend the actions of Mozilla by equating the support of traditional marriage with slavery…

YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!

If you only support “traditional marriage” (what? trading your daughters for goats? Or rapists buying their victims from their fathers?), you’re doing a lot of things wrong. 

Now, I believe that equating anything to slavery except slavery is generally a bad idea, since that’s a really damn hard comparison to make. 

But seriously, FUCK “traditional marriage” and all the implied homophobia that goes with it. 

Trading daughters for goats? Rapists buying victims from their fathers? Where did that come from??? Don’t remember traditional marriage causing THAT to happen of all things… at least, not that I know of.

The Bible. It’s from the Bible. Read Deuteronomy lately? 

Can you pinpoint the verses in which those words exist? I’m a poor cis Catholic man. I’m too stupid to figure it out myself.

Yeah, Google’s super tricky to use. 

Deuteronomy 22:28-29

28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels[a] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.” 

Traditional marriage sucks, and using it to oppose marriage equality just proves you to be a backwards ignorant bigot. You don’t even know your own holy text. Catholic. 

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hufflepuffsquee:

TEN. 

THERE. ARE. TEN.

URLS POSTING RACISM IN THE POCECIL TAG. 

WHY ARE THEY STILL HERE, WHY ARE THEY NOT GONE? WHAT IS THE FANDOM DOING!?

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Block. report. Work to make this fucking shit DISAPPEAR. 

Get the racists out of the Night Vale fandom!