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posted 1 hour ago (by: littlemixens)

velvetqueer:

uhmwillowsomething:

huesosmccoy:

why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that

uh 

because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”

and not the slang word for the female genital region?

literally no one else knows this. nobody. 

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posted 1 hour ago (by: wayofsalaf)
feministwomenofcolor:

You’re always in my thoughts, Palestine.

feministwomenofcolor:

You’re always in my thoughts, Palestine.

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posted 1 hour ago (by: spoken-not-written)

valleyofdestruction:

spoken-not-written:

dropped my scrabble game on the sidewalk

What’s the word on the street?

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posted 1 hour ago (by: shutl0w)

shutl0w:

did some good tweets today i think

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posted 1 hour ago (by: battybatty)

futurefantastic:

battybatty:

Date a guy who opens your jars and wine bottles for you

"please. please stop opening all my jars and wine bottles. I’m not ready for them yet. you’re just letting it all go bad. my whole house smells like wine and pickles and I can’t live like this"

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posted 1 hour ago (by: hotdadcalendar)

sisterjudyjudybobudy:

weetbixgod:

hotdadcalendar:

I’m actually concerned for boys who complain about how different girls look without makeup. Like did you think eyeshadow permanently alters a girls eyelid? Are you frightened when people change clothes

Babies have no concept of object permanence

That’s one of the sickest burns I’ve ever read. 

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posted 1 hour ago (by: brutereason)
Asking a person to acknowledge how pervasive an oppressive system is directly challenges their place within it, and that makes people uncomfortable. It makes people angry. And it’s easier to dismiss someone than admit you don’t have all the answers.

This is particularly true when the subject is male violence against women, whether that abuse is sexual, psychological, physical or some combination of all of the above.

In no other realm would anyone try to argue that a person’s experience with a subject actually disqualifies them from offering an opinion about it.

Imagine telling a veteran that they’re too emotionally connected to the subject of war to discuss it properly. Anyone making that argument in public would be dismissed as a crank—and they should be, because it’s an absurd argument. We otherwise readily acknowledge that a person’s direct experience with a subject makes them more qualified to discuss it. It doesn’t grant them infallibility, of course. Nobody can lay claim to that. We’re talking about some level of expertise that the average person doesn’t necessarily possess.

But we hold women to a different standard when the subject is abuse. And then we dismiss them as conspiracy theorists when they start to talk about the existence of a rape culture.
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posted 8 hours ago (by: miettecreative)
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posted 8 hours ago (by: batmansymbol)

In the 1930s, men’s nipples were just as provocative, shameful and taboo as women’s are now, and men were protesting in much the same way. In 1930, four men went topless to Coney Island and were arrested. In 1935, a flash mob of topless men descended upon Atlantic City, 42 of whom were arrested. Men fought and they were heard, changing not only laws but social consciousness. And by 1936, men’s bare chests were accepted as the norm.

So why is it that 80 years later women can’t seem to achieve the same for their chests? Why can’t a mother proudly breastfeed her child in public without feeling sexualized? why is a 17-year-old girl being asked to leave her own prom because a group of fathers find her too provocative?

[…] I am not trying to argue for mandatory toplessness, or even bralessness. What I am arguing for is a woman’s right to choose how she represents her body — and to make that choice based on personal desire and not a fear of how people will react to her or how society will judge her. No woman should be made to feel ashamed of her body.

- Scout Willis, in XOJane, on Instagram’s nudity policy and why she recently strolled the NYC streets topless. Solid essay all around. I found this piece particularly interesting because I’d never heard about the men’s nipples thing. (via batmansymbol)
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posted 8 hours ago (by: tibets)
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posted 1 day ago (by: exgynocraticgrrl)

Several studies have shown that portrayals of women enjoying rape and other kinds of sexual violence can lead to increased acceptance of rape myths in both males and females.

One group of college students were shown a pornographic depiction in which a woman was portrayed as sexually aroused by sexual violence, and a second group was exposed to control materials.

Subsequently, all subjects were shown a second rape portrayal.

The students who had been exposed to the pornographic depiction of rape were significantly more likely than the students in the control group:

(1) to perceive the second rape victim as suffering less trauma; (2) to believe that she actually enjoyed it; and (3) to believe that women in general enjoy rape and forced sexual acts.

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Neil Malamuth and James Check. “The effects of aggressive pornography on beliefs in rape myths: Individual differences.” Journal of Research in Personality, 19 (1985), pp. 299-320.

University of Minnesota, Research on Pornography

(via exgynocraticgrrl)

WHOA CHECK OUT THIS LINK, TONS OF STUDIES REFERENCED, INCLUDING SEVERAL MASSIVE METASTUDIES.

(via spockdoesntconcur)

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posted 1 day ago (by: ebonybyg)

onlyblackgirl:

ebonybyg:

When did mainstream hip hop become so unrelatable?

When white people started commercializing it.

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posted 1 day ago (by: slayboybunny)

slayboybunny:

ya hes cute…….but is he conscientious of the social inequalities and corruption in hierarchies of power that plague this world

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posted 1 day ago (by: dearnonacepeople)

dearnonacepeople:

#TweetLikeAStraightPerson is a gem