Consent Campaign at UT Austin
YAAAAAAAAAASSSSSS SO BEAUTIFUL
For those you who want to act aghast that I’d use a term like “rape insurance” to describe the proposal here in front of us, you should be even more offended that it’s an absolutely accurate description of what this proposal requires. This tells women that were raped and became pregnant that they should have bought special insurance for it. By moving forward on this initiative, Senate Republicans want to essentially require Michigan women to plan ahead and financially invest in healthcare coverage for potentially having their bodies violated and assaulted. Even worse, it would force parents to have similar and unthinkably terrible discussions about planning the same for their daughters. I’ve said it before and I will say it again: This is by far one of the most misogynistic proposals I’ve ever seen in the Michigan legislature.
Michigan Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D). The Michigan GOP, backed by Right to Life of Michigan, just forced through a bill requiring separate abortion coverage in a rarely-used, veto-proof vote. It is opposed by doctors, patients, and even by current Republican Governor Rick Snyder. (via bebinn)
Still can’t get over this one.
This is called sexual harassment.
Why would you even say that??? That’s disgusting
perez hilton is the scum of the earth.
Fucking human filth. Why would someone ever think that’s even an appropriate statement to say to someone else. Our society is seriously fucked upppp.
men grow up believing they are entitled to women
it can be as subtle as “chasing the girl” til she gives in to dating him, or raping her
the underlying theme is we belong to them, our perceived autonomy is just a joke because they know they can take us whenever they want if they so choose. the relationship men have in regards to misogyny and the structural and personal power to enforce that is inherently violent, regardless if they act on it or not
This. Is. FUCKING. FABULOUS.
raininglarry said: Hi! :) I love love love your blog. Anyway, the other day my friend said the most ludicrous thing about feminism, (she's Christian) and I just basically mentally face palmed myself. How do I actually explain feminism to her?
Hi raininglarry, and thanks for your question! I always try and say “Do you know what the actual base definition of feminism is?” and usually they come back with some completely inaccurate, ridiculously aggressive version of what feminism is. Then I know that I don’t have to be angry at their resentment towards a positive movement, but rather try to correct their horribly wrong perception about the movement actually is (and I always start with “plain and simple, equality of the sexes”). And usually no one can argue against equality of the sexes, especially if your friend is female. If she does seem to know what feminism really is (but I assume she doesn’t by the fact she said something ludicrous about it) then it always works well to say that “without feminism you wouldn’t be able to vote. you wouldn’t be able to work really. you wouldn’t be allowed to have a bank account” and all other very basic rights that are easy to forget were once not available to women because they existed so long ago. Make sure she isn’t confusing feminism with misandry, and that it’s not about being lesbians, burning bras, taking the power away from men yadayadayada.
Side note, that’s really what makes me so angry right now; all these women against feminism who benefit so greatly from what feminists have accomplished in previous times. How ignorant and ungrateful can you be? I’d like those women to actually live a month in those previous conditions and see if they still hate feminism after..
Feminist-a person who supports feminism.
Feminism-the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.
A great scene from ABC’s short-lived drama Commander in Chief starring Geena Davis.
Such a hugeeeee pet peeve of mine. If you’re going to take the time to say you are or aren’t something, take the time to be educated in it and understand it. Nothing’s worse than opinions based in ignorance.