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why are you a feminist??? — Asked by Anonymous

scorsece:

because people are still asking that question

because women are payed less than men in approximately 99% of professions

because chris brown can still have a career after assaulting rihanna but miley cyrus takes her clothes off and there’s a huge scandal

because of this:

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because currently it is estimated ten million more girls are out of education than boys (x)

because we’re expected to be mature but hairless like a child, in control but not bossy, sexy but not slutty and definitely not a prude, intelligent but not opinionated, independent but reliant on men, natural but look like the girl in the magazine etc etc

because being called a girl, a pussy or a bitch is an insult

because when i told my mum i refused to get anything less than a’s in my exams she told me it wasn’t ladylike to be so cocky

because my brother and 90% of my male friends think girls who wear revealing clothing are asking for rape

because every person who identifies as female should be allowed to choose if they want to get married, have kids, have a career, go to uni etc etc without expectations

because tampons and sanitary pads are stupidly expensive

because some people reading this will have flinched at the fact i just said ‘tampon’

because there are men out there whose job it is to make young girls feel like absolute shit about themselves just so they can sell the next best beauty product

because female masturbation isn’t considered normal whilst men can talk about their own penises for hours on end

beCAUSE OF ARTICLES LIKE THIS

because feminists are still seen as crazy lesbians who dont shave and some still feel like they have to defend themselves by claiming theyre not any of those things when in fact if i want to be a passionate lady who likes other ladies and cant be bothered to shave my legs every twenty minutes then thats my choice and if i want to be someone who wears make up and shaves and goes out partying then thats my choice and if i want to be a combination of the two or anything in between then thats. my. choice.

because i believe anyone who identifies as female is fucking badass and deserves the same rights as every privileged stuck up old white man sitting around and making laws about our bodies

because how can you not be

jewishpolitics:

givemeinternet:

Shhh it’s starting

Well…um…this is concerning. 

jewishpolitics:

givemeinternet:

Shhh it’s starting

Well…um…this is concerning. 

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly,how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

Poe’s Law: That moment when a Fox Business commentator sounds just like a Disney villain.

eat-those-words:

ladyazura:

Rape Culture? What is this “Rape Culture” you speak of?Seriously though, this is terrifying. God forbid I wear a skirt outside — I’m just ASKING   to be raped if I do that.

The 58% statistic actually terrifies me more than any other. Suddenly change the word and you don’t care? 
No one will ever be able to convince me that words hold no power.

eat-those-words:

ladyazura:

Rape Culture? What is this “Rape Culture” you speak of?

Seriously though, this is terrifying. God forbid I wear a skirt outside — I’m just ASKING   to be raped if I do that.

The 58% statistic actually terrifies me more than any other. Suddenly change the word and you don’t care? 

No one will ever be able to convince me that words hold no power.

Things I’ve learned so far.

1. Cats literally think they are at the center of everything you are doing.

2. They often engage in elaborate role play in which they are huge lions and their family members happen to be zebras.

I’ve had cats around while growing up, but this is the first one I’ve been responsible for.

Spring has sprung.

Spring has sprung.

I switched out the black and blue at the bottom.

Wall 1 done, now for the other side. The two opposite walls will be white. I couldn’t wait to hang her art. I painted the upper halves of the frames black to bring in the black on the walls. Lots more to do!

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I live in the middle of the city on a block in between two busy highways, but my neighborhood is so serene and quiet. 

This is the sound of happy birdies during a spring rain I captured from my back yard. 

Humane society said our new cat had to stay in one room for his first ten days before we introduce him to our dog. This happens every time we walk by his door

Humane society said our new cat had to stay in one room for his first ten days before we introduce him to our dog. This happens every time we walk by his door

I painted from 9am - 5pm and got this far. The pic of the cafe is my inspiration. I also got this print from Helen Dardik and I’m doing the room based on the theme and color palette. I’ve been moving so long that My legs are locking up! Must get potassium!

Farms vs. Families

My uncle went out of town once and I agreed to take care of his farm while he was away on a trail ride. 

The pot-bellied pigs had a pet door that allowed them into the basement and I normally heard them first, around 6am, squeeling and letting me know that it was time for breakfast! 

There were two large dogs, (one needed medication on a schedule) a pony in the barn who needed hay, grain, and daily water changes, and some barn cats. 

The difference between taking care of a preschooler, a dog and a cat, and a farm full of animals is zero. 

Rich Heir Rapes His 3 Year-Old Daughter, Gets No Jail Time Because He ‘Will Not Fare Well’ In Prison

thebicker:

invisiblelad:

rarerandomgem:

think-progress:

Everything about this is disgusting.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/873/572/063/fire-judge-jan-jurden/

Here’s a petition to get this idiotic judge fired!

Affluenza strikes again. 

And more to the point, it’s glaringly obvious the rules are incredibly different for the 1% and those in the cheap seats but… seeing how stark those differences are can be incredibly frustrating. Sure, when you’re so well connected that your parents lunch with the D.A and or the Senator is on your speed dial, that’s one thing but when you do something this morally depraved and get special consideration when every other person in the same circumstance would be justly pilloried it says a lot about how “affluenza” and those judges who dole out preferential treatment really think about social class.

Nobody “fares well” in prison, but it only matters when a rich white guy might end up there.

It has been 13 years now since I last saw Albania.

It has been 13 years now since I last saw Albania.