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There was a study done where they got a man to harass a woman in the park
and then they did it the other way around.
Several stopped the man but they let the woman slap and scream
and yank his hair.
They asked a professional who concluded that compared to men,
women aren’t seen as enough to be a threat.

My friend’s principal from three years ago
took his kids and ran
because he kept showing up to work
with bruises put there weekly by his loving wife
and everyone told him to take it like a man.

Last week I listened as a guy laughed off the idea
that a woman could violate him
and I thought of an interview on a news show
where they showed a boy who flinched inwards
every time a girl touched him
because of the exact reason the guy laughed off.

When compared to men,
Women aren’t seen as a threat
so men feel free to take whatever they like.

Women aren’t seen as a threat
so no one takes men seriously
when a woman
breaks them open.

'When a Girl Slaps a Guy on a Sitcom It's Hilarious: Why Guys Need Feminism,' theappleppielifestyle. (via theappleppielifestyle)

Can I just say that it’s so nice to see something about women abusing men that doesn’t try to say feminism is the root of all evil, and in fact realizes the sexism against women is part of why this shit happens?

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CA:TWS, as a film, was a fantastic exercise in putting genuinely decent and optimistic characters (except for Steve himself, at this point, but we can go into that later) up against a nearly ripped-from-the-headlines plot that distills a lot of this country’s cynicism and negativity, particularly in my age group. More than any of the other MCU films, I think this was aimed directly at us, the people in our late teens and twenties and early thirties who sometimes start crying on the toilet because not only will we never be able to stop working our terrible service-industry jobs, we will also never be able to make a safe and comfortable world for the kids who come after us, or take care of our parents when they need us. On top of all that, we’re in this lame dystopian surveillance society where the government hates us, military force has taken the place of diplomacy and stuff like drone warfare is something we’re supposed to just accept, like it’s not horrifying. It’s a story specifically for my generation to try and find some solidarity with.

Which is a pretty ballsy play for a movie with a main character that’s 95.

Sam H. at Hey Don’t Judge Me (via ifshehadwings)

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White People: - “Black people are always pulling the race card!”
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Think about this shit.

This is the third time the bill has failed, following defeats in 2010 and 2012.
The Paycheck Fairness Act would require employers to disclose payment and demographic information and prevent them from punishing workers who discuss their salaries. It would also allow civil pay discrimination lawsuits to be filed against employers.
Republicans opposed the bill, arguing it would encourage “frivolous” lawsuits and deprive women of workplace flexibility.- MSNBC
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So let me get this straight:



People are boycotting Kraft just because of this one ad




no one










these ones?

Wow, when you put it that way it almost seems like we live in a rampantly sexist, misogynistic, and hypocritical society.

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It’s probably better to be a giraffe in Denmark than a prisoner in the U.S.
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“Why does the #GayGestapo never complain about the violent hateful repression of women by Muslims?”

That’s the latest faux-concern coming from Republicans who, rather than actually being concerned about women, gays, blacks, Latinos and other minorities worldwide, prefer to only occasionally express a concern, and only then in the context of bashing Democrats.

And, big surprise, they get the story wrong…

Wouldn’t it be neat if Republicans, rather than treating the violent repression of women as some kind of political pawn, actually simply cared about the issue? Because if the GOP wants to compare who is better on women’s issues – Republican or Democrats – that’s a battle we’re happy to have.

“Why does #GayGestapo never complain about the hateful repression of women by Muslims?” (via smdxn)

Republicans would [and do] repress Muslim women in America, just like every other woman they are trying to control through legislation.

The Republican psyche is to fake concern for Muslim women in muslim countries to validate wars and occupations with muslim countries, but actually do next to nothing to protect women in America as seen in attacks on health care, pre-natal care, birth control, abortion access, wages, equal pay, minimum wage, SNAP, gun safety, and countless other programs that benefit women.

It’s pretty much most of Republican rhetoric: it’s all a game to cloud the debate with useless info in order to stall real progress. See climate, infrastructure, health care, stem cell research, student debt, education, food assistance, taxing the uber-wealthy, restoring voting protections, war on drugs, for-profit prisons, and you get what I’m saying.

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