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katsplanet:

all men are responsible. all men are necessary to dismantle sexism. all men have to check their thoughts and behaviors. all men should enter male spaces and speak up for the rights of women when their peers do not. ALL men. do not give me this “not all men” bullshit because if you are silent and only care about your feelings instead of fighting for women then you /are/ one of those men. saying “not all men” lets men think that they arent involved with the issue when they are

(Source: katsplanet, via feministforthewin)

postracialcomments:

4eversheneneh:

dragonheartedrabbit:

"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."

"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."

"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."

Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.

Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?

"At least one member of the CHICAGO POLICE supports you brother"

This is why, white people

(via reddeadcoquette)

"Corrective Therapy" for Asexuals from Medical Professionals

aelfswithe:

writingfromfactorx:

vaginismusandsexuality:

If anyone has followed me or seen my posts you will know I have gone through some form of ‘corrective therapy’ for being a sex adverse asexual. My counselor told me to have sex until I like it and to have various medical tests to see what was wrong with me; my doctor prescribed me 3 different medications, two of which has been clinically proven to have no significant effect on ciswomen (Viagra and Cialis, the third was a testosterone supplement). I should not have to discuss the emotional turmoil it has put me through and what it has done to me.

Of course these forms of therapy is not as bad as corrective therapy for homosexuality, that is a whole other can of worms. Just because something is not as bad as another thing does not make it harmless and unworthy of discussion.

I am wondering if other asexuals have experienced actual ‘corrective therapy’ from their medical professionals strictly for being asexual. While these events are horrible and traumatizing, I think we need to discuss these things. We need to discuss ways to counter medical professionals who doubt asexuality exists/thinks it is a medical condition so no one in the future has to go through this.

I think first we need to discuss people who have had treatment recommended to them:

  • What treatment was suggested?
  • What was the medical professionals goals with the treatment?
  • Did they expect you to be cured or was it suggested as ongoing treatment?
  • How did the medical professional explain the treatment to you?
  • Did you mention asexuality to them? How did they respond?
  • Did they bring up asexuality to you? What was their explanation of asexuality?
  • After completing treatment and, surprise, still asexual how did the medical professional respond? Did they suggest further treatment or refer you elsewhere?
  • Were you seeing the medical professional for another related/unrelated issue when the issue of your orientation came up?
  • Were you coerced in any way by family/friends/others into seeing that medical professional who recommended ‘Corrective Therapy’?

 You can either reblog a response or submit one on my page - if you want to remain anonymous just say so. If I get any feedback I want to make a post with everyones responses and will simply leave out your name if you request. Don’t feel obligated to answer all the questions, just the ones that you feel effect you. 

Also if you have other questions you think are good to ask don’t be scared to send a quick note and I’ll add them.

Thanks in advance for any feedback. =)

This is a pretty important initiative, guys. Let’s pass it around?

Hey aro-ace-wonderwoman, care to spread the word on this?

(via aro-ace-wonderwoman)

"The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism."

Michael Vavrus

That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me. 

(via thisisnotjapan)

(Source: ladylarkin, via practicallypurple)

bisexualpiratequeen:

I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
5- NO
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.

(via aro-ace-wonderwoman)

iamayoungfeminist:

I am literally so sick of equality rhetoric 

I don’t want equality 

I want liberation. 

I want the guaranteed health and safety for myself and all women everywhere. 

We’re not going to get that with “equality” 

That only comes with liberation. 

(via insufficientmind)

"Statistically, a woman is more likely to be hurt by a man than she is to ever be eaten by a shark, hit by a car, be attacked by a bear, crash in a plane, or be bitten by a spider. When a woman expresses fear of any of these events, she is still seen as a rational person. When I tell people that I am afraid of swimming in the ocean because I’m afraid of sharks, they accept it almost without question. But, when I tell people that I’m afraid of men, that men scare me more than sharks and spiders and freak plane accidents all combined, I immediately lose their respect. I am considered elitist. I am considered sub-human."

— A Benediction For My Daughter (via oeua)

(via beanself)

"Pornography is the perfect propaganda piece for patriarchy. In nothing else is their hatred of us quite as clear."

— Gail Dines (via staininyourbrain)

(Source: eternallyxmissed, via goldafternoonfix)

x09:

Wed. night, 20th Aug, Ferguson

(via socially-awkward-supervillian)

Native teen’s slaying a ‘crime,’ not a ‘sociological phenomenon,’ Stephen Harper says | Toronto Star →

why is it a problem when people say i don't see race because we're all human or some other sappy line? i'm trying to explain it to my family and i'm confusing myself and them

iwriteaboutfeminism:

When people say they are color blind, or that they don’t see race, they are erasing the experiences of people of color. They fail to acknowledge that the way black people and white people experience and navigate our society have never been parallel. Saying you’re color blind erases this history, when history is vital

I will not be returning to Ferguson →

whitetears365:

jdotslack:

ctron164:

babybutta:

daniikahlo:

faitheboss:

depressednmoderatelywelldressed:

magnolome:

Tru

Let’s please remember that gangs were created to protect their communities

^^these gangs were created bc the white forces(police) refused to protect African American ppl. These young men in the photo are simply fulfilling their organizational duties by protecting the community.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It all went down hill when they brought drugs into the community. They I mean (the CIA)

THE COMMENTARY&#160;!!!! I was just talking about this with my bestie the other day.

There’s documentaries, books, and movies about how significant gangs were. They used to be referred to as the bastard child of the Black Panther party, but when you take time to research you’ll find out a lot of important things regarding bloods and crips

Read up!

whitetears365:

jdotslack:

ctron164:

babybutta:

daniikahlo:

faitheboss:

depressednmoderatelywelldressed:

magnolome:

Tru

Let’s please remember that gangs were created to protect their communities

^^these gangs were created bc the white forces(police) refused to protect African American ppl. These young men in the photo are simply fulfilling their organizational duties by protecting the community.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It all went down hill when they brought drugs into the community. They I mean (the CIA)

THE COMMENTARY !!!! I was just talking about this with my bestie the other day.

There’s documentaries, books, and movies about how significant gangs were. They used to be referred to as the bastard child of the Black Panther party, but when you take time to research you’ll find out a lot of important things regarding bloods and crips

Read up!

(via socially-awkward-supervillian)

I hope everyone remembers Hillary Clinton’s passionate defense of Israel’s war crimes and total silence on Ferguson when she’s running for president in two years.

(Source: mysharona1987, via samuel-vimes)

yarrahs-life:

blackmanonthemoon:

The phrase “black on black crime” needs to go. 90% of all crime in America stays within a racial group yet only this one has a name.

Hm. I swear I was just talking about this.

(via youngblackandvegan)