stupidfuckingquestions:

The Big Fat Quiz of the Year discussing the fact that Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ is the biggest selling song of 2013 in the UK

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@9 months ago with 227450 notes
#BLESS #big fat quiz of the year #richard ayoade #kristen schaal #jimmy carr #noel fielding #robin thicke #rape culture 

"Remember that intimate conversation you had with your son? The one where you said, “I love you and I need you to know that no matter how a woman dresses or acts, it is not an invitation to cat call, taunt, harass or assault her”?

Or when you told your son, “A woman’s virginity isn’t a prize and sleeping with a woman doesn’t earn you a point”?

How about the heart-to-heart where you lovingly conferred the legal knowledge that “a woman doesn’t have to be fighting you and you don’t have to be pinning her down for it to be RAPE. Intoxication means she can’t legally consent, NOT that she’s an easy score.”

Or maybe you recall sharing my personal favorite, “Your sexual experiences don’t dictate your worth just like a woman’s sexual experiences don’t dictate hers.”

Last but not least, do you remember calling your son out when you discovered he was using the word “slut” liberally? Or when you overheard him talking about some girl from school as if she were more of a conquest than a person?

I want you to consider these conversations and then ask yourself why you don’t remember them. The likely reason is because you didn’t have them. In fact, most parents haven’t had them."

@1 year ago with 107657 notes
#feminism #street harassment #rape culture 

Campaigner For Jane Austen Banknote Deluged With Threats : NPR 

Caroline Criado-Perez, the feminist activist who successfully campaigned to make Jane Austen the new face of Britain’s 10-pound note, has been inundated with hundreds of death and rape threats on Twitter after the banknote news broke last week. Criado-Perez responded by retweeting the threats to her followers. Some of the more printable examples include: “I will find you and you don’t want to know what I will do when I do, you’re pathetic, kill yourself before i do.” and “Hey sweetheart, give me a call when you’re ready to be put in your place.” British police arrested a man over the weekend “on suspicion of harassment offences,” but the threats didn’t stop. When British Parliament member Stella Creasy spoke out in support of Criado-Perez, she also received rape threats, which she in turn retweeted.

@1 year ago with 5 notes
#rape culture #jane austen #misogyny #this is just horrible 

Hannah Gadsby on rape culture (x)

(Source: themyskira, via brailey)

@1 year ago with 139354 notes
#rape culture #hannah gadsby #birth control 

"If you have the PRIVILEGE to view rape as such an abstract concept that it could be funny to you, then good for fucking you. Not all of us are so lucky, and we’re sure as hell not laughing."

@1 year ago with 8615 notes
#rape culture #feminism 

"There’s a poisonous double standard in our society which says that it’s reverse-sexist and wrong for women to feel threatened by creepy-awkward male behaviour because our fear implies that we hold the negative, stereotypical view that All Men Are Predators, but that if we’re raped or sexually assaulted by any man with whom we’ve had prior social interaction – and particularly if he’s expressed some sexual or romantic interest in us during that time – it’s reasonable for observers to ask what precautions we took to prevent the assault from happening, or to suggest that we maybe led the guy on by not stating our feelings plainly. The result is a situation where women are punished if we reject, avoid or identify creepy men, and then told it’s our fault if we’re assaulted by someone we plainly ought to have rejected, avoided, identified."

@1 year ago with 15275 notes
#sexism #rape culture 

"What I do want to tell you is that you need to stop using the “wives, sisters, daughters” argument when you are talking to people defending the Steubenville rapists. Or any rapists. Or anyone who commits any kind of crime, violent or otherwise, against a woman.

In case you’re unfamiliar with this line of rhetoric, it’s the one that goes like this:

You should stop defending the rapists and start caring about the victim. Imagine if she was your sister, or your daughter, or your wife. Imagine how badly you would feel if this happened to a woman that you cared about.

Framing the issue this way for rape apologists can seem useful. I totally get that. It feels like you’re humanizing the victim and making the event more relatable, more sympathetic to the person you’re arguing with.

You know what, though? Saying these things is not helpful; in fact, it’s not even helping to humanize the victim. What you are actually doing is perpetuating rape culture by advancing the idea that a woman is only valuable in so much as she is loved or valued by a man.

The Steubenville rape victim was certainly someone’s daughter. She may have been someone’s sister. Someday she might even be someone’s wife. But these are not the reasons why raping her was wrong. This rape, and any rape, was wrong because women are people. Women are people, rape is wrong, and no one should ever be raped. End of story.

"

@1 year ago with 4306 notes
#rape culture #steubenville rape trial 

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@1 year ago with 68054 notes
#rape culture #steubenville rape trial 

"Margaret Atwood once wrote that “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them,” but it’s even more complicated than that. Women aren’t just afraid that they’ll be hurt; they’re afraid that they’ll be hurt and they’ll get blamed for it."

Ana Mardoll (via runningwiththegnomes)

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@11 months ago with 12821 notes
#feminism #patriarchy #anna mardoll #margaret atwood #rape culture 

All India Bakchod - “It’s Your Fault”  (Trigger warning)

Fucking brilliant video parodying rape culture in India (and honestly most of the world). Best satire I’ve seen in a long time. 

(Source: raze-spookem, via indophilia)

@1 year ago with 16280 notes
#rape culture #desi #india #tw: rape #kalki koechlin 

"‘Men get raped and molested,’ should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence females instead of giving them their own space."

@1 year ago with 138998 notes
#rape culture #feminism 

"I remember in school one time, I had a teacher who was talking about abstinence, and she said, ‘Imagine you’re a stick of gum. When you engage in sex, that’s like getting chewed. And if you do that lots of times, you’re going to become an old piece of gum, and who is going to want you after that?’ Well, that’s terrible. No one should ever say that. But for me, I thought, ‘I’m that chewed-up piece of gum.’ Nobody re-chews a piece of gum. You throw it away. And that’s how easy it is to feel you no longer have worth. Your life no longer has value."

@1 year ago with 2667 notes
#elizabeth smart #cleveland kidnapping #rape culture #sex #sex ed 

"

Abortion seems to be the only medical procedure that people want to deny you based on how you got in that situation.

Drove drunk, got in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem.

Messing around with a gun, accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course.

Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep.

Climb a tree, fall out and break your leg? We’ll fix that right up.

Have sex and get pregnant when you don’t want to be? YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS SITUATION AND YOU DESERVE NO MEDICAL HELP OR COMPASSION! THIS IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU WILL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!

"

Worry About Your Own Uterus:   (via veruca-assault)

“Worry about your own uterus” wise  wise words.

(via triplash)

(via stayghouls)

@1 year ago with 222246 notes
#rape culture 
sinshine:


#SafetyTipsForLadies Stay in the womb. It’s the last time you’ll have full personhood anyway.
March 26, 2013

This is my most retweeted tweet ever.

sinshine:

This is my most retweeted tweet ever.

(via bitterseafigtree)

@1 year ago with 25120 notes
#sad but true #rape culture 

(Source: bollymusings, via indophilia)

@1 year ago with 14863 notes
#madhuri dixit #bollywood #rape culture 
9 months ago
#BLESS #big fat quiz of the year #richard ayoade #kristen schaal #jimmy carr #noel fielding #robin thicke #rape culture 
"Margaret Atwood once wrote that “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them,” but it’s even more complicated than that. Women aren’t just afraid that they’ll be hurt; they’re afraid that they’ll be hurt and they’ll get blamed for it."
Ana Mardoll (via runningwiththegnomes)

(via thefeministpress)

11 months ago
#feminism #patriarchy #anna mardoll #margaret atwood #rape culture 
"Remember that intimate conversation you had with your son? The one where you said, “I love you and I need you to know that no matter how a woman dresses or acts, it is not an invitation to cat call, taunt, harass or assault her”?

Or when you told your son, “A woman’s virginity isn’t a prize and sleeping with a woman doesn’t earn you a point”?

How about the heart-to-heart where you lovingly conferred the legal knowledge that “a woman doesn’t have to be fighting you and you don’t have to be pinning her down for it to be RAPE. Intoxication means she can’t legally consent, NOT that she’s an easy score.”

Or maybe you recall sharing my personal favorite, “Your sexual experiences don’t dictate your worth just like a woman’s sexual experiences don’t dictate hers.”

Last but not least, do you remember calling your son out when you discovered he was using the word “slut” liberally? Or when you overheard him talking about some girl from school as if she were more of a conquest than a person?

I want you to consider these conversations and then ask yourself why you don’t remember them. The likely reason is because you didn’t have them. In fact, most parents haven’t had them."
1 year ago
#feminism #street harassment #rape culture 
1 year ago
#rape culture #desi #india #tw: rape #kalki koechlin 
Campaigner For Jane Austen Banknote Deluged With Threats : NPR→

Caroline Criado-Perez, the feminist activist who successfully campaigned to make Jane Austen the new face of Britain’s 10-pound note, has been inundated with hundreds of death and rape threats on Twitter after the banknote news broke last week. Criado-Perez responded by retweeting the threats to her followers. Some of the more printable examples include: “I will find you and you don’t want to know what I will do when I do, you’re pathetic, kill yourself before i do.” and “Hey sweetheart, give me a call when you’re ready to be put in your place.” British police arrested a man over the weekend “on suspicion of harassment offences,” but the threats didn’t stop. When British Parliament member Stella Creasy spoke out in support of Criado-Perez, she also received rape threats, which she in turn retweeted.

1 year ago
#rape culture #jane austen #misogyny #this is just horrible 
"‘Men get raped and molested,’ should be a whole sentence. If you have to tack on the word ‘too,’ then you’re using the experience of male victims to silence females instead of giving them their own space."
1 year ago
#rape culture #feminism 
1 year ago
#rape culture #hannah gadsby #birth control 
"I remember in school one time, I had a teacher who was talking about abstinence, and she said, ‘Imagine you’re a stick of gum. When you engage in sex, that’s like getting chewed. And if you do that lots of times, you’re going to become an old piece of gum, and who is going to want you after that?’ Well, that’s terrible. No one should ever say that. But for me, I thought, ‘I’m that chewed-up piece of gum.’ Nobody re-chews a piece of gum. You throw it away. And that’s how easy it is to feel you no longer have worth. Your life no longer has value."
1 year ago
#elizabeth smart #cleveland kidnapping #rape culture #sex #sex ed 
"If you have the PRIVILEGE to view rape as such an abstract concept that it could be funny to you, then good for fucking you. Not all of us are so lucky, and we’re sure as hell not laughing."
1 year ago
#rape culture #feminism 
"

Abortion seems to be the only medical procedure that people want to deny you based on how you got in that situation.

Drove drunk, got in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem.

Messing around with a gun, accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course.

Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep.

Climb a tree, fall out and break your leg? We’ll fix that right up.

Have sex and get pregnant when you don’t want to be? YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS SITUATION AND YOU DESERVE NO MEDICAL HELP OR COMPASSION! THIS IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU WILL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!

"

Worry About Your Own Uterus:   (via veruca-assault)

“Worry about your own uterus” wise  wise words.

(via triplash)

(via stayghouls)

1 year ago
#rape culture 
"There’s a poisonous double standard in our society which says that it’s reverse-sexist and wrong for women to feel threatened by creepy-awkward male behaviour because our fear implies that we hold the negative, stereotypical view that All Men Are Predators, but that if we’re raped or sexually assaulted by any man with whom we’ve had prior social interaction – and particularly if he’s expressed some sexual or romantic interest in us during that time – it’s reasonable for observers to ask what precautions we took to prevent the assault from happening, or to suggest that we maybe led the guy on by not stating our feelings plainly. The result is a situation where women are punished if we reject, avoid or identify creepy men, and then told it’s our fault if we’re assaulted by someone we plainly ought to have rejected, avoided, identified."
1 year ago
#sexism #rape culture 
sinshine:


#SafetyTipsForLadies Stay in the womb. It’s the last time you’ll have full personhood anyway.
March 26, 2013

This is my most retweeted tweet ever.
1 year ago
#sad but true #rape culture 
"What I do want to tell you is that you need to stop using the “wives, sisters, daughters” argument when you are talking to people defending the Steubenville rapists. Or any rapists. Or anyone who commits any kind of crime, violent or otherwise, against a woman.

In case you’re unfamiliar with this line of rhetoric, it’s the one that goes like this:

You should stop defending the rapists and start caring about the victim. Imagine if she was your sister, or your daughter, or your wife. Imagine how badly you would feel if this happened to a woman that you cared about.

Framing the issue this way for rape apologists can seem useful. I totally get that. It feels like you’re humanizing the victim and making the event more relatable, more sympathetic to the person you’re arguing with.

You know what, though? Saying these things is not helpful; in fact, it’s not even helping to humanize the victim. What you are actually doing is perpetuating rape culture by advancing the idea that a woman is only valuable in so much as she is loved or valued by a man.

The Steubenville rape victim was certainly someone’s daughter. She may have been someone’s sister. Someday she might even be someone’s wife. But these are not the reasons why raping her was wrong. This rape, and any rape, was wrong because women are people. Women are people, rape is wrong, and no one should ever be raped. End of story.

"
1 year ago
#rape culture #steubenville rape trial 
1 year ago
#madhuri dixit #bollywood #rape culture 
1 year ago
#rape culture #steubenville rape trial