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binetusa:

BISEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK 2014 (Daily Themes + Hashtags): Learn about all the events and activities here:

In addition to the usual hashtags: #BiPride, #BiVisibility, #Bisexual, #BiDay, #BiVisibilityDay the following hashtags can be used on given, corresponding days during #BiWeek:

Sunday 9/21 Bi History (#BiHistory) – Post, status update and tweet about important moments in bisexual movement history and/or the names and images of famous bi people throughout history
Monday 9/22 Bi Facts (#BiFacts) – Post, status update and tweet facts about being bi e.g., stories and statistics about bi health, safety/security, quality of life, or funding and social disparities
Tuesday 9/23 “My Bisexuality Looks Like…” - Post, status update and tweet “my #bisexuality looks like” finishing the sentence to express bisexual/non-monosexual + queer pride and experiences
Wednesday 9/24 Bi Media (#BiMedia) – Post, status update and tweet the names and images of your favorite bisexual blogs, films, tv shows, authors, artists, cultural workers, and thank them for their work
Thursday 9/25 Recognize Bi Men (#RecognizeBiMen) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexual men. Allies can post, status update and tweet selfies with bisexual men in their lives or holding up an image of the book Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men-An Anthology 
Friday 9/26 Bi Trans/Genderqueer (#BiTrans) – Post, status update and tweet affirming statements and images about being bisexual and trans/gender non-conforming
Saturday 9/27 Bi Allies (#BiAllies) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexuals with people that love, support and champion them

binetusa:

BISEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK 2014 (Daily Themes + Hashtags): Learn about all the events and activities here:

In addition to the usual hashtags: #BiPride, #BiVisibility, #Bisexual, #BiDay, #BiVisibilityDay the following hashtags can be used on given, corresponding days during #BiWeek:

  • Sunday 9/21 Bi History (#BiHistory) – Post, status update and tweet about important moments in bisexual movement history and/or the names and images of famous bi people throughout history
  • Monday 9/22 Bi Facts (#BiFacts) – Post, status update and tweet facts about being bi e.g., stories and statistics about bi health, safety/security, quality of life, or funding and social disparities
  • Tuesday 9/23 “My Bisexuality Looks Like…” - Post, status update and tweet “my #bisexuality looks like” finishing the sentence to express bisexual/non-monosexual + queer pride and experiences
  • Wednesday 9/24 Bi Media (#BiMedia) – Post, status update and tweet the names and images of your favorite bisexual blogs, films, tv shows, authors, artists, cultural workers, and thank them for their work
  • Thursday 9/25 Recognize Bi Men (#RecognizeBiMen) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexual men. Allies can post, status update and tweet selfies with bisexual men in their lives or holding up an image of the book Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men-An Anthology 
  • Friday 9/26 Bi Trans/Genderqueer (#BiTrans) – Post, status update and tweet affirming statements and images about being bisexual and trans/gender non-conforming
  • Saturday 9/27 Bi Allies (#BiAllies) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexuals with people that love, support and champion them

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blametherapistneverthevictim:

There are other ways to say no… I just wanted to remind everyone of that.
Silence is not consent, crying is not consent, saying stop is not consent, certain body language is not consent ect ect.
It doesn’t take a genus to know whether or not someone wants to have sex with you.

Filed under consent rape culture

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the-middle-eastern-feminist:

I am sick of seeing these so called feminist pro-choice ads that skirt around the idea of having abortions. It seems more appropriate to apologize and re-assure that we will be good little girls, that we know our place, and that we only WANT the choice, never the actual need to access these clinics- the implication being that more than likely we will keep our babies because we agree on some level with the pro-life movement and that maybe sometime in the future we may, possibly, perhaps, covertly, silently, shamefully access them. As feminists it is IMPERATIVE that we start to use the term “ABORTION”. Everyday good people have abortions! Everyday thousands of abortions occur across the world, many in back alleyways leading to severe trauma, health issue and even death to thousands of women; everyday abortions save women’s lives from abuse, violent spouses, domestic abuse, rape, honour killings, poverty, loss of bodily autonomy and more! Abortion is a human right! Abortion is NOT a dirty word; NOT a dirty secret; NOT a shameful act. As feminists we need to start stating CLEARLY that as pro-choice advocates we are PRO-abortion! We need to start using that term so that we can challenge bias against, and stand in solidarity with, people who do have abortions or need to access an abortion clinic. I respect the rights of some people to choose not to have abortions for their own bodies and their own personal choices. But I will be damned if I don’t stand loudly and proudly with those who DO want, have had, need in the future the right to have access to an abortion clinic. Because that person could very well be you or me. I am PRO-choice and PRO safe, easily accessible and affordable Abortion!

the-middle-eastern-feminist:

I am sick of seeing these so called feminist pro-choice ads that skirt around the idea of having abortions. It seems more appropriate to apologize and re-assure that we will be good little girls, that we know our place, and that we only WANT the choice, never the actual need to access these clinics- the implication being that more than likely we will keep our babies because we agree on some level with the pro-life movement and that maybe sometime in the future we may, possibly, perhaps, covertly, silently, shamefully access them. As feminists it is IMPERATIVE that we start to use the term “ABORTION”. 

Everyday good people have abortions! Everyday thousands of abortions occur across the world, many in back alleyways leading to severe trauma, health issue and even death to thousands of women; everyday abortions save women’s lives from abuse, violent spouses, domestic abuse, rape, honour killings, poverty, loss of bodily autonomy and more! Abortion is a human right! Abortion is NOT a dirty word; NOT a dirty secret; NOT a shameful act. 

As feminists we need to start stating CLEARLY that as pro-choice advocates we are PRO-abortion! We need to start using that term so that we can challenge bias against, and stand in solidarity with, people who do have abortions or need to access an abortion clinic. I respect the rights of some people to choose not to have abortions for their own bodies and their own personal choices. But I will be damned if I don’t stand loudly and proudly with those who DO want, have had, need in the future the right to have access to an abortion clinic. Because that person could very well be you or me. 

I am PRO-choice and PRO safe, easily accessible and affordable Abortion!

Filed under pro choice abortion

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We were lied to. The women of my generation were told that we could ‘have it all’, as long as ‘it all’ was marriage, babies and a career in finance, a cupboard full of beautiful shoes and terminal exhaustion – and even that is only an option if we’re rich, white, straight and well behaved. These perfect lives would necessarily rely on an army of nannies and care-workers, and nobody has yet bothered to ask whether they can have it all.

We can have everything we want as long as what we want is a life spent searching for exhausting work that doesn’t pay enough, shopping for things we don’t need and sticking to a set of social and sexual rules that turn out, once you plough through the layers of trash and adverts, to be as rigid as ever.

As for young men, they were told they lived in a brave new world of economic and sexual opportunity, and if they felt angry or afraid, if they felt constrained or bewildered by contradictory expectations, by the pressure to act masculine, make money, demonstrate dominance and fuck a lot of pretty women while remaining a decent human being, then their distress was the fault of women and minorities. It was these grasping women, these homosexuals and people of colour who had taken away the power and satisfaction that was once their birthright as men. We were taught, all of us, that if we were dissatisfied, it was our fault, or the fault of those closest to us. We were built wrong, somehow. We had failed to adjust. If we showed any sort of distress, we probably needed to be medicated or incarcerated, depending on our social status. There are supposed to be no structural problems, just individual maladaption.

Mainstream feminism is tepid and cowardly: Work, sex, race, “having it all” and true liberation - Salon.com (via becauseiamawoman)

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Filed under sexism racism homophobia feminism

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fuck-yeah-feminist:

"If a woman doesn’t want to get pregnant then she shouldn’t have sex!"

Well then perhaps a man shouldn’t have sex if he doesn’t want to be a father… Or both parties could use contraceptive methods… Or we could stop assuming that that everyone on the planet is straight. So many possibilities.

"I shouldn’t have to pay for a woman’s birth control! If a woman gets pregnant from having lots of sex she should deal with the consequences herself!" shriek the straight men who would completely balk at the idea that if they don’t want to impregnate someone, they should abstain from having sex or else deal with the consequences themselves.

Filed under sexism misogyny double standards heteronormativity birth control

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221bbarricade:

favabean05:

staticdiplomat:

pickyourheartupoffthefloor:

the-goddamazon:

lancrebitch:

crunchierkatie:

i love seeing girls close ranks when their fella is cheating, instead of defending him and attacking the other girls. like seriously. it warms my cold, cold heart so much. 

i need the rest of this story, where did you put the body

I’ve always wanted to do this. I hope they all went out for ice cream later too.

i want an update on this

FUCKING AMAZING

FORCED TO FLEE WITH HIS NAN

Charlie Fisher was met by the girls shouting “liar, liar” as he walked out of arrivals.

A cheating boyfriend got his comeuppance when he touched down in the UK following a holiday – and walked straight into his three girlfriends.

Charlie Fisher, 20, had barely set foot on English soil at Luton Airport when he heard someone shouting ‘liar, liar’ – and saw the three girls he had been seeing being each other’s backs marching towards him.

Becky Connery, 17, said she planned the (not so) welcome party after finding out her love rat boyfriend had been texting a girl behind her back.

‘He came out and froze,’ she told The Sun.

The girls found each other through text and Facebook and hatched the plan (Picture: Lizzie Leeland-Cunningham)

‘We started calling him a cheat and a liar really loudly. He didn’t have anything to say.’

After seeing the message, Becky got in touch with the 20-year-old girl – who does not want to be identified – and together, the pair found a third girl through Facebook, Lizzie Leeland-Cunningham.

‘I just wanted to see his face when all three of us were in the same place,’ Lizzie, 19, told The Sun.

Becky later said that after confronting her cheating ex, he ‘ran to his nana’.

Charlie, from Hertfordshire, would invent friends and lie about family commitments in order to juggle the three girls, according to reports.

http://metro.co.uk/2014/09/16/rumbled-cheating-boyfriends-three-girlfriends-confront-him-together-at-airport-4870812/

(Source: twirpy, via pinkmoos)