malonetaylor:

Did you know? It’s your RIGHT to access reproductive healthcare without being intimidated or terrorized.

malonetaylor:

Did you know? It’s your RIGHT to access reproductive healthcare without being intimidated or terrorized.

(via youngmoderns)

lanturd:

How to bring your baby to the cinema:

  • dont

(Source: lanturd, via weepinglesbian)

You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.

Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

(via lil-ith)

It’s also just rude and disrespectful to patently ignore what someone has told you regarding their personal space, body, and time. Get a clue.

(via geekdomme)

I will always reblog this. Always.

(via myherocomplex)

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone.

(via alamaris)

(via youngmoderns)

// GIRL TALK//

howdoiputthisgently:

SOME PEOPLE:

ME & MY FRIENDS:

(Source: alt-j, via jilliex)

c86:

Dori Atlantis - Cunt Cheerleaders, 1971
L-R: Cay Lang, Vanalyne Green, Dori Atlantis and Sue Boud
Students of the Feminist Art Program, Fresno State College (now California State University, Fresno), 1970-71

c86:

Dori Atlantis - Cunt Cheerleaders, 1971

L-R: Cay Lang, Vanalyne Green, Dori Atlantis and Sue Boud

Students of the Feminist Art Program, Fresno State College (now California State University, Fresno), 1970-71

(via youtastelikeaburger)

markdoesstuff:

kidshade:

ediebrit:

IM FUCKING SCREAMING

IM IN FUCKING STITCHES 

IT’S TOO REAL

(via emmadot)

kate-jam-and-diamonds:

by Inez & Vinoodh 2001

kate-jam-and-diamonds:

by Inez & Vinoodh 2001

(via suicideblonde)

ridethechronieponie:

 

nikki-michelle84:

This is post-racial America everybody! 

ridethechronieponie:

 

nikki-michelle84:

This is post-racial America everybody! 

(via weepinglesbian)

divalocity:

It’s All About Your Eyes: Singer Lianne La Havas for Glamour Magazine August 2013.
Photo Credit: Billy Kidd

divalocity:

It’s All About Your Eyes: Singer Lianne La Havas for Glamour Magazine August 2013.

Photo Credit: Billy Kidd

(via thechocolatebrigade)

eatpizzas:

some boys at my school started a men’s rights club so today i listened at the door to hear what they were talking about and they were arguing over how to pronounce femininity

(via youngmoderns)

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

arte-mysia:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

^ THIS
SO MUCH THIS

Plus, can we talk about how big a baby these two men must be (and the men around them) for them to throw a snit over being struck out.  Poor guys, guess they didn’t like being shown to be less “manly” than they pretended to be.

We demonstrate that we’re better that a man at a thing and how do these guys react? Ban any woman from playing against a man in the thing she’s better than him at 
Thus the misogynistic douchebags out there can keep on pretending that we’re ‘Weaker’ or ‘Inferior’ by not even letting us TRY to demonstrate otherwise

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

arte-mysia:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

^ THIS

SO MUCH THIS

Plus, can we talk about how big a baby these two men must be (and the men around them) for them to throw a snit over being struck out.  Poor guys, guess they didn’t like being shown to be less “manly” than they pretended to be.

We demonstrate that we’re better that a man at a thing and how do these guys react? Ban any woman from playing against a man in the thing she’s better than him at

Thus the misogynistic douchebags out there can keep on pretending that we’re ‘Weaker’ or ‘Inferior’ by not even letting us TRY to demonstrate otherwise

(via weepinglesbian)

-diagonalley:

miss-darling-clementine:

simplyalexandermason:

I feel like they just conspired together…

THE WINK, THE WINK IS KILLING ME.

This is so adorable!! 

-diagonalley:

miss-darling-clementine:

simplyalexandermason:

I feel like they just conspired together…

THE WINK, THE WINK IS KILLING ME.

This is so adorable!! 

(via weepinglesbian)