caraobrien:

Learn more about the importance of family planning from the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.

caraobrien:

Learn more about the importance of family planning from the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood.

stfuconservatives:

Under 48 Hours to Help BlackGirlsCode Teach 300+ Youth of Color to Code [Colorlines.com]

wretchedoftheearth:

By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, BlackGirlsCode introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails.

The San Francisco based group has less than two days to raise $7,000 and reach their fundraising goal that will allow them to teach computer programming to more than 300 boys and girls from underrepresented communities in at least seven cities across the United States.

If BlackGirlsCode reach their fundraising goal they plan to visit Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, Detroit, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco in the next 90 days.

For more information on how you can help visit BlackGirlsCode’s Indiegogo page.

Forever broke because of things like this

torteoflynds0r:

If a rape apologist/rapist/MRA/Don’t-You-Mean-Some-Dudes Idiot got punched in the face, I’d probably ask what they were wearing at the time of the assault.

Because one in three men will be castrated by a woman in his lifetime.
Oh, wait. That’s not a thing.
Let’s not.:  

methodistcoloringbook:

aboutmaleprivilege:

(Heterosexual) male privilege is talking about how bad it is to have a gay man incessantly hit on you when you aren’t interested, having it accepted as a common opinion, and still not understand how a woman can feel the same way when you do the same thing.

Male privilege is telling women on the street - who you’ve never met before - to smile, and then acting offended when they don’t.

Male privilege is describing women being cautious about sexual assault as “misandry”, then, in another situation, blaming a victim for (apparently) not being cautious enough.

Male privilege is making jokes about women and using women’s offended responses as proof that they’re “overly sensitive” or “melodramatic”, then using women making jokes about men as proof that women are “callous” and “bitchy”.

Male privilege is being offended at being called sexist, but making fun of women who are offended at actual sexism.

Male privilege is complaining when women don’t reward treating them with basic dignity with sex. Male privilege is thinking you “deserve” or are “owed” a woman. Male privilege is treating friendships with women as failed conquests. Male privilege is putting the blame on women for not wanting to date you, instead of accepting that dating is not a one-sided thing. (In regards to “the friend zone”).

Male privilege is thinking that when you’re hired instead of a woman, it’s because you’re more qualified, but when a woman is hired instead of you, it’s affirmative action or she slept with them.

Male privilege is thinking you’re entitled to make comments about women’s bodies and clothes whenever you please, and then telling women they should feel flattered by this.

Male privilege is thinking consciption is a valid proof of “misandry” when the last conscripted soldier left the US army in 1973 and the UK army in 1963, and when more women are killed in their homes by their male partners every year than male soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq put together.

Male privilege is calling all nerdy women “fakers” and making them “prove” they’re nerds with questions, while doing no such thing for male nerds.

Male privilege is assuming everyone is male until proven otherwise, and also recieving little to no criticism for doing so.

Male privilege is expecting the lead in any film or TV series to be the same gender as you, and being correct almost every single time. (Seriously - how many movies not SPECIFICALLY aimed at women have female leads? How many movies not SPECIFICALLY amed at men have male leads?)

Male privilege is having your country leader and the majority of the legislative body be the same gender as you, and have your gender’s interests in mind.

Male privilege is having bodily autonomy.

(Cis) male privilege is not having to worry about visiting foreign countries because you know how poorly they treat your gender there.

Male privilege is having no risk presented to your career if you choose to start a family.

Male privilege is acting like women having maternity leaves is biological fact without realising that (aside from the birth) men can stay home and look after the newborn baby just fine - you just assume that the woman has to do it.

Male privilege is walking around in summer with just shorts on, but criticising any woman who’d do the same (… even if she’s still wearing more than you!).

Male privilege is sleeping with whomever you like, but calling any woman who does the same (even if she does so less than you) a “whore” who “has no self-respect”.

Male privilege is expecting to be just as, or even more, desirable because you’re sexually active/experienced, yet considering any woman who’s done the same “worthless”, “disgusting” or “cheap”.

Male privilege is ogling, touching or making unsolicited sexual advances at women and saying you “can’t help it” and “men are naturally like that”, then saying that it’s misandry when women agree that all men just “can’t help themselves” and “are naturally like that”.

Male privilege is thinking “being respectful and decent to a woman” is synonymous with “chivalry”… male privilege is not doing the former in order to “get back at feminists” who say the latter is misogynistic.

what i love about this post is that it doesn’t even scratch the fucking surface, & it’s still longer than any of those “female privilege checklists” i keep seeing around. sigh.

How the Logic of "Friendzoning" Would Work If Applied in Other Instances:
*Man walks into a store and finds employee*
Man: Alright, I've had enough. Why haven't you guys hired me?!
Employee: Uh...well sir, when did you put in your application?
Man: I never filled out an application.
Employee: Well sir, we can't consider you for employment if you've never filled out an application.
Man: No, that's bullshit, because I've been coming here for years now, and every single time I tell you all how much I love this store and how much I appreciate your customer service, unlike some of your other customers might I add!
Employee: Well, but that doesn't-
Man: AND I even told you that I didn't have a job!
Employee: But sir, that doesn't indicate to us that you would like a job at our store. And again, if you've never filled out an application, we can't consider you. Besides, we're not hiring.
Man: OH! Not hiring, HA! What a laugh. I see your store go through seasonal workers all the time. They come and go like nothing, but you won't consider me as a part-time employee even though I KNOW you've been looking for workers to fill positions? That's insane!
Employee: Sir, we've been looking to hire a few people for management positions. Do you have any management experience?
Man: Well no, but what does that matter?
Employee: ...Well sir, that's what we're looking for. You won't be suitable for the position without management experience.
Man: Oh that's such a load of crap. You know, you'll be waiting around a long time for a manager if you don't lower your standards a little. Who cares if someone knows how to manage a store? I LOVE this store and I'm willing to work here, that's all that should matter to you.
Employee: That...doesn't make any sense.
Man: NO! I'm done. This is over. From now on, no more Mr. Nice Guy.
Employee:
Man:
Employee:
Man: Fuck you, slut.
There are some fucked up subreddits:

stfuapologists:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

  • r/rapingwomen: Readers that love rape.
  • r/beatingtrannies: Saying the word “Tranny” is the same as murdering a homosexual. It’s true! Try it. Feels good, man.
  • r/SexyAbortions: Pictures of sexy abortions from your fap folder.
  • r/BeatingCripples: Post your favorite cripple gore! Discuss your hatred of the handicapped with like-minded individuals.
  • r/beatingwomen: Give and get advice on what to do about back talk. Share your favorite Irish sunglasses stories.

(Honorable mentions to r/CreepShots and r/KillingWomenSign the petition to remove these petitions that promote abuse, hate, and sexualized violence here.)

in case you forgot that reddit is the worst community on the internet

But don’t forget that r/Shitredditsays is actually ruining reddit.


A whopping 73% of scientists and engineers are white.
A 2006 study showed that white men make up 55% of scientists and engineers (the vast majority) and white women 18%. Asians were the only minority group with significant numbers working in STEM, holding 17% of the jobs between both men and women. When it comes to other minority groups, the statistics are striking. Black men and women make up less than 3% of scientists and engineers, Hispanics 4%, and all other groups 3%. Added together, under-represented minorities make up only 10% of all of those working in science and engineering occupations. Even sadder? Only one in 10 STEM professionals is a minority woman. Read More.

A whopping 73% of scientists and engineers are white.

A 2006 study showed that white men make up 55% of scientists and engineers (the vast majority) and white women 18%. Asians were the only minority group with significant numbers working in STEM, holding 17% of the jobs between both men and women. When it comes to other minority groups, the statistics are striking. Black men and women make up less than 3% of scientists and engineers, Hispanics 4%, and all other groups 3%. Added together, under-represented minorities make up only 10% of all of those working in science and engineering occupations. Even sadder? Only one in 10 STEM professionals is a minority woman. Read More.

Rape is not aggressive sexuality, it is sexualized aggression.
Audre Lorde (via butnotinlove)
tionam:

Bumming Cigarettes is a short film about a brief and intimate meeting between a young Black lesbian woman who is in the process of taking an HIV test and a middle aged Black Gay HIV Positive man. Coming off of the devastation of a bad breakup with a girlfriend, Vee musters up the courage to go and take an HIV test to put her worst fears to rest. What she experiences during her trip to a local clinic is much more than she expects while sharing a cigarette with a stranger, Jimmy, during the 10 minutes that she awaits her test results. 

Written & Directed by: tiona.m.

Bumming Cigarettes.

World Premiere. Philadelphia QFest.
Date & Time: Friday, July 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm.
Location: Philadelphia, PA- Ritz Bourse 2
Tickets: $10
Tickets and more info can be found HERE

tionam:

Bumming Cigarettes is a short film about a brief and intimate meeting between a young Black lesbian woman who is in the process of taking an HIV test and a middle aged Black Gay HIV Positive man. Coming off of the devastation of a bad breakup with a girlfriend, Vee musters up the courage to go and take an HIV test to put her worst fears to rest. What she experiences during her trip to a local clinic is much more than she expects while sharing a cigarette with a stranger, Jimmy, during the 10 minutes that she awaits her test results.

Written & Directed by: tiona.m.

World Premiere. Philadelphia QFest.

Date & Time: Friday, July 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm.

Location: Philadelphia, PA- Ritz Bourse 2

Tickets: $10

Tickets and more info can be found HERE

If you are in NYC and would like to strategize with me about the possibility about doing SJ research, please send me an ask.

okcupidmoderator:

It would be about male attitudes towards rape.

randomlancila:

topless-wizards:

judgmentofparis:

“Wrong Century” — Brilliant illustration by artist Tomas Kucerovsky depicting the fate of plus-size beauty in the modern age.
Click here to see more.

This is adorable!  I’m glad more people are coming around about size discrimination.  Anyone who talks about someone else’s size behind their back is a weak person…I’m so happy I’ve never had to see that happen in public. 

GPOY when I discovered the Adipositivity Project and fat acceptance on Tumblr.

randomlancila:

topless-wizards:

judgmentofparis:

“Wrong Century” — Brilliant illustration by artist Tomas Kucerovsky depicting the fate of plus-size beauty in the modern age.

Click here to see more.

This is adorable!  I’m glad more people are coming around about size discrimination.  Anyone who talks about someone else’s size behind their back is a weak person…I’m so happy I’ve never had to see that happen in public. 

GPOY when I discovered the Adipositivity Project and fat acceptance on Tumblr.

anti-oppressivebabyanimals:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A FUZZY, WHITE BABY SEAL LIES, SMILING WITH EYES CLOSED, ON THE ICY SNOW WITH BLUE SKIES IN THE BACKGROUND. TEXT READS, “FEMINISM IS FOR EVERYONE!”]

Everyone needs more happy fluffy feministy things in their lives.

anti-oppressivebabyanimals:

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A FUZZY, WHITE BABY SEAL LIES, SMILING WITH EYES CLOSED, ON THE ICY SNOW WITH BLUE SKIES IN THE BACKGROUND. TEXT READS, “FEMINISM IS FOR EVERYONE!”]

Everyone needs more happy fluffy feministy things in their lives.

Gamers get hella uncomfortable over male sexuality too. Can you imagine a “good male character who just happens to be wearing sexually exploitative outfits because he’s ok with his masculinity?” Constantly has the camera pan lovingly over his asscrack and firm glutes, and big ole dangly ballsack that is totes sweaty from all this MMA and soldiering. Time to hit the showers, and do you, personally, think it’s ok to have a long slow pan up the dude’s package (indiscreetly hidden in a jock of course), to his chiseled physique and erect nipples (pierced). He’s not even a Bond-esque confident man, he’s basically a weird Bowie caricature that’s constantly having near-dickslips in every single cinematic as the completely nonsexualized female characters do their business of being gruff and shooting dudes and advancing the plot. Finally, at the end he falls in love (out of nowhere) and/or is killed by the big baddie.

a forum post I read recently, trying to give a solid example of what ‘male objectification in gaming ’ would actually look like if it was anything equivalent to current female objectification in gaming. (via nothingbutsurrender)

I think I reblogged this before, but I’m just gonna reblog it again. 

(via hobbitdragon)

So fantastically accurate.

(via psdo)

fuckyeahfamousblackgirls:

Happy Birthday to Tia & Tamera. They turn 34 years old today!

Hail to Tamera, the chosen one!

fuckyeahfamousblackgirls:

Happy Birthday to Tia & Tamera. They turn 34 years old today!

Hail to Tamera, the chosen one!