We often talk about the “school-to-prison pipeline” for boys —but for girls, it...– Yasmin Vafa, “Invisible Prisoners: Why Are So Many Girls Placed in Solitary Confinement?” (via politicsoflocation)
I tried to explain to my friends that maybe I was the crazy one — the intense...– We Have To Stop Calling Girls “Crazy” (via sociolab)
fuckyeahfeminists: Genderqueer Links and Books gqid: subtlecluster: Genderqueer Links and Books The following are link and book recommendations, all evaluated myself, as helpful resources that relate to genderqueer and non-binary concepts and identities. If there is a resource you would like to suggest, please use the GQID submit form (select Submit a Link from the drop-down or copy and...
wearenotlonely: I have so many feels about this topic, as it’s one that people aren’t ever really taught properly. Basically I’ve been told that screaming “NO” and fighting back signals lack of consent, and every other form of behavior is seen as consent. This is a horrifying attitude. So let’s break it down Your partner being intoxicated and mumbling “yes” or “sure” does not signal consent. If...
Mythcommunication: It’s Not That They Don’t... →
letstalkaboutrape: feministdisney: Drawing on the conversation analytic literature, and on our own data, we claim that both men and women have a sophisticated ability to convey and to comprehend refusals, including refusals which do not include the word ‘no’, and we suggest that male claims not to have ‘understood’ refusals which conform to culturally normative patterns can only be heard as...
the fact that “love your body” rhetoric shifts the responsibility for body...– look at the medusa straight on.: on “loving your body.” (via vladislava) Certainly food for thought. (via feministepiphanies)
Women owning their sexual pleasure veers dangerously close to women wanting to...– On Slut Shaming (via ceedling)
To me, “sex positive” means being comfortable with the idea of sex and sexuality...– Cassandra, CSPH Development and Outreach Intern Summer 2012 [Part of our weekly Sex Positive Saturday series! Visit http://thecsph.tumblr.com for more, or to submit your own definitions.] (via thecsph)
Since most mainstream feminism focuses on “empowering women” and not challenging...– Why Empowering Girls Isn’t Working (via thecranium)
Why do some folks feel that transgender people need to disclose their history...– Law Center (via mermaid-vision)
How Title IX gave me hope after rape
fuckyeahfeminists: The past week or so, I’ve seen a high number of posts and talk about Title IX and its 40th anniversary. Considering its significant role in my path to feminism and activism, I wanted to at least share a few thoughts about the law and how its intended protection of rape survivors has helped me on a path to recovery after rape. What does Title IX have to do about rape? Well, in...
Do you think it matters how many people someone has slept with? No, and it...– John Green (via damnitfeelsgoodtobeavegan)
[tw: rape, rape jokes]
justjasper: do we need a refresher on why jokes about rape and sexual assault are never funny, fandom? let’s make it simple: rape jokes are made from the pov of the rapist they are made to make people laugh at someone being sexually violated rape jokes are not made in a vacuum they are made in a culture where sexual violence, especially against women, is allowed, tolerated, forgiven...
Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put...– Audre Lorde (via transformfeminism) I certainly don’t think that if you don’t paint your nails, dress up, and party, that that is an issue. I do, however, like this quote, because for me personally it holds true in that, if I can’t wear and do what I want (yes, even if it means being femme), then...
Society has allowed rapists to define what resistance is: screaming, crying,...– A section of the article “How I became a rape victim” (via sociolab) BOOM, rape culture at work… Can I also add, when you are in a situation that involves rape or you think might involve rape or looks like it might involve rape in a few minutes, its usually pretty scary to scream and kick…...
rapeculturerealities: TW - rape, rape culture, racism, trans*misogyny, general anti-Trans* hate communityandresistance: for a while i hadn’t been wanting to talk about rape discourse within mainstream feminism. one might say i was afraid. rape is such a sensitive topic. & i felt i would be trivializing it if i talked about what had been on my mind since i came out with the fact that i...
Media Ignores Rash of Assaults on Transgender... →
The best way to dehumanize someone while claiming you’re not is to believe you...– The danger of worldviews (Speaking when the world sleeps)
It is important that the visceral vocabulary of women’s bodies is part of the...– Vaginas aren’t dirty, even in Michigan | Naomi McAuliffe | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk (via feministlibrarian)
Some days you will feel dirty Some days you’ll remember how hard it is to...– Sierra DeMulder // Paper Dolls (via lilac-hour) actually sobbing over this poem (via shannonwest)
If you're a feminist who understands the...
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Trauma impels people both to withdraw from close relationships and to seek them...– Judith Herman in Trauma and Recovery (via psychologicalsnippets) gpoy (via everythingbutharleyquinn)
It is a grave injustice to a child or adult to insist that they stop crying. One...– Alexander Lowen, The Voice of the Body (via bookmarrow)
Sex is no more an immutable binary than is gender. There are intersex people who...– Asher Bauer (via inherhipstheresrevolutions) Everyone, read this. The male/female body dichotomy is a myth. (via dearcissexism)
The Siwe Project: Call For Mental Health Blogs
basseyworld: Attention bloggers! The Siwe Project’s first annual No Shame Day will be held on July 2, the first Monday of National Minority Mental Health Month. We are asking people to publicly share their mental health journeys or speak as allies for loved ones in their lives. The Siwe Project, a global non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the...
[tw - rape, racism, slavery] I need white people to stop pretending consent was...– Karnythia, laying it down with righteousness on Juneteenth — the truth about slavery and its lingering effects on America. (via paradiscacorbasi) Particularly pertinant to the first half of this commentary is the Missouri case of Celia, a slave woman hanged for murder in 1855. Her “master”,...
This Virgin-Hoe Dichotomy got a bitch tripping
notesonascandal: howtobeterrell: on my way home listening to Beyonce’s Dance For You i realized The public has rendered Beyonce a virgin. Throughout her ten year relationship/career they have positioned it as to where every song shes ever sung has been about JAY-Z . That’s odd for a black woman in the Western imagination because black woman are born sluts..not even sluts something far...
Transgender kids get help navigating a difficult... →
Imagine you’re at a party. A guy offers you a drink. You say no. He says “Come...– The art of “no,” continued: Saying no when you’ve already said yes. « CaptainAwkward.com I love this post SO MUCH. (via heavenearthandhoratio)
Death Sentence? The Public Perception of... →
Persistence in murder rate indicates gross lack of public empathy for LGBT’s minority If George W. Bush didn’t “care about black people,” then people generally don’t care about the lives of transgender women of color. That’s not exactly the way writer and activist Janet Mock put it. She and others believe a rash of murders, as well as uneven media coverage, suggest a gross lack of empathy...
I don't own my child's body →
(CNN) — My daughter occasionally goes on a hugging and kissing strike. She’s 4. Her parents could get a hug or a kiss, but many people who know her cannot, at least right now. And I won’t make her. “I would like you to hug Grandma, but I won’t make you do it,” I told her recently. “I don’t have to?” she asked, cuddling up to me at bedtime, confirming the facts to be sure. No, she doesn’t have...
Documentary about rape in the US military changes... →
Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War has moved the US secretary of defence, Leon Panetta, to announce changes in policy towards the prosecution of rape in the military.
If you think about it, the term ‘slut’ is really just a empty insult. What is a...– Paula dropping knowledge (via trastorn)
The appropriation of BDSM imagery is problematic because while community members...– Stacey May Fowles, The Fantasy of Acceptable “Non-Consent”: Why the Female Sexual Submissive Scares Us (and Why She Shouldn’t)