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overlypolitebisexual:

im SO SICK of hearing about how feminism “helps men” i don’t care why do they need to be reassured that they will benefit from it before they can support us fighting for basic human rights and liberation

"One in three women worldwide will be sexually assaulted or raped at some time in their life. White women make 77 cents for a white man’s dollar, a gap which only increases for women of colour. Men who are abusive to their female partners rarely face any consequences for their actions, while women who defend themselves from their abusive partners often face jail time. But because I personally am not affected by these issues, I’m fine with nothing changing."

-What men really mean when they demand to know how they benefit from feminism.

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fuck-yeah-feminist:

A lot of people say that third wave feminism is too fragmented, that modern women’s rights campaigns just won’t work because there’s too many voices and no unified approach.

But isn’t that the idea? How would a single approach account for the experience of billions of people? There is no one way to be woman, and therefore no one way to advocate for them.

Food for thought.

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juliagillardgps asked: I have a disability so I'm coming here to tell you that pro-choice in and of itself is ablist. (Am i doing it right? Because you did tell me to come to you when I get a disability.) [Also, I'm not saying pro-choice in an of itself is ableist, (except for when it is, see R Dawkins) I'm saying that believing that people who are not able to function on their own are not people for that reason solely is ableist. Find another way to justify murder that won't throw the elderly & disabled under a bus.]

zinge:

No, It is not.

All pro-choice is is the support of a pregnant person to choose whether or not to be pregnant.

If a person chooses to abort a fetus that has a disability, then that person might be ableist.

But you are literally saying that giving people the right to choose whether or not they want to give birth is ableist.

Richard Dawkins is not pro-choice.  He encourages and pretty much even commands pregnant people to abort disabled fetuses.  That is 110% NOT pro-choice.  Pro choice means allowing the pregnant person to make up their own mind and not interfering with their decisions.  If he is pressuring people to abort, he is not pro-choice.

And there is a differnce between

Social autonomy, IE; the ability or lack there-of to provide for your own needs and well-being on a human level, like whether or not you an buy your own food, feed yourself, drive, clothe yourself, walk on your own, etc.

and

Bodily autonomy, IE; Do you rely directly on a physical biological connection between your body and the body of another living human being in order to maintain your own life.  Can you pump your own blood without being attached to someone else’s heart?  Can you breath without someone else breathing for you?  Can you eat without someone else having to give you nutrients using their own blood?

A human who is not bodily autonomous does not have the inaliable right to use another unwilling person as their form of life support.  That violates the inherent bodily autonomy of a living pregnant person.

Abortion is also not murder.  Do you call it murder when someone kills a person who is attacking them or trying to hurt them?  No that is killing in self defense.

For killing to be murder, it must be done in malice, have been done purposefully, and must be done illegally.  There are many legal, reasonable instances where someone kills another.  Denying a fetus the right to use my body and its contents against my will is the same as denying someone the donation of my kidney.

Even if they will die without my organs and fluids, so be it.  They belong in my body and I am using them.  I do not consent to them being used by anyone else.  And as a human being, that is my undeniable right before anyone else’s.  I owned these organs first.  They have been mine since day one.  No one else will use them without my direct and continuous say-so.

Now get away from me and next time you invade my inbox with your gross, ignorant, misdirected bullshit, I will make sure to donate $20 to my state’s abortion fund in your name as a charitable thank-you for your verbal garbage.

Good day.

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#YesAllWomen

Because my cousin shared 3 rape experiences she had
And on all three occasions
She was wearing sweats and was brutally beaten

So there goes your excuse
That my tight dress was asking for it
It might have escaped your attention,
But I don’t wake up in the mornings,
And put on a skirt thinking,
Will this get me raped?
I don’t put on a tank top hoping,
Maybe this one will.

#YesAllWomen

Because in school, they teach us that our bodies are offensive.

They pull us from classrooms
And hallways
Demanding if we have longer shorts,
Or even a sweater,
Reminding us that the boys are distracted,
That the boys go wild for a peeking shoulder,
Or the sight of a sun burned thigh,
Because their education is more important than ours.

#YesAllWomen

Because white men in pressed suits,
Expensive watches hanging from their wrists,
Red faces glinting with arrogance,
Have more say over my body than I do.

Because those same men,
Quoting the Bible and fake statistics,
Have never shed blood,
As a twisted sacrifice for being a woman.

Because those same men,
Have never walked the streets,
Fearing for their lives,
Clinging to keys between their fingers like a lifeline
With pepper spray in their bags,
Ready for someone to feel entitled to their body.

#YesAllWomen

Because when a man says no to us,
It is a fault in OUR character.
It is because we are not
Thin, tan, or perky enough for HIM.

Because when WE say no to a man,
Its still a fault in OUR character,
We are the cold, ruthless bitch,
Saying no to the nice guy,
Who offered to buy us a drink,
And Who complimented our hair.

#YesAllWomen

Because a UCSB entitled nine-teen year old boy,
Can record a video
Of his plans to shoot down all the
“Blond bimbos who denied him his right,”
And then do so,
Only to have his actions excused by the media,
Claiming he was depressed,
Instead of admitting that male entitlement is dangerous.

#YesAllWomen

Because I am done being silenced
And I am done being polite.
I am done sitting by
And watching
As a country hypocritically cries
Equality and justice
But doesn’t have equal pay
Lets men make decisions for a woman’s body
And blames the victim for the actions of a rapist.

#YesAllWomen

Because our NO won’t be enough one day.

#YesAllWomen

Because I wasn’t asking for it.

#YesAllWomen

Because “Boys Will Be Boys,” is still an excuse

#YesAllWomen

Because “Not All Men Are Like That,” is still a defense.

#YesAllWomen

Because enough blood has been spilled.

#YesAllWomen

Because I am sixteen years old, and I am so afraid, when I shouldn’t have to be.

W. R.

This poem was inspired by actual tweets from the #YesAllWomen trend on twitter. X

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coeur-de-porcelaine:

thehowlingwolf:

chickdeney:

I’m gonna fucking go postal on 4chan I s2g

A woman can’t even think or talk about wanting equal rights/treatment without consequences, and they wonder why we still need feminism smfh

”In a textbook example of why feminism isn’t just a women’s issue”

What a weird take on it. More like ”in a textbook example of males reacting violently and threateningly to put a woman back in her place.”

(Source: timeladyaerynjenkins, via mental-wellness)

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The frightening thing is that, like most of their other campaigns against women, they see themselves as just warriors fighting for what’s right. This is primarily because they firmly believe that any woman who speaks up on women’s issues is completely disingenuous and only doing it for the purposes of self-promotion, and that any man who does is looking to get laid, because they actually cannot possibly imagine a scenario in which someone would genuinely give a shit about women.
 
Members of this board, as well as “Men’s Rights Activists” in general, tend to go apoplectic at even the most mild implications that women might be human beings. For them, this is simply “not allowed” and must be punished swiftly and severely, as they appear to believe that feminism is the one obstacle in the way of all these pathetic neckbeards getting their pick of supermodel girlfriends who obey their every whim. The goal is to make it as uncomfortable to speak out about misogyny and women’s issues as possible, which is why they go to the wall in terms of harassing women like Emma Watson. At the end of the day, this is the crux of it. It would be sad if it weren’t so vile.

Emma Watson threatened with nude photo leak over UN speech on gender equality

Because of course she was.

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