papershopprojects:

huffingtonpost:

HERE’S WHAT ‘YELLOW FEVER’ REALLY MEANS

"All my ex-girlfriends are Asian."

If you’ve ever come across this charming come-on, you’ve probably been exposed to yellow fever

For her full rant watch the video here.

YES, THERE IS NOW A MUCH NEEDED GIF SET FOR THIS!

(via rapeculturerealities)

jathis:

theartoftransliness:

genderfuckedover:

thewomanfromitaly:

i-am-river:

So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)

This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.

This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.

if you’re cis and you follow me i’m gonna need you to reblog this

don’t care if you’re cis or trans, this is important.

This is important information for everyone to know.

Tell Radfems to stop fucking lying about Trans Women

(via thebestdefenseprogram)

standwithpalestine:

La Paz (AFP) - Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state.

President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba.

It “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” he said.

The treaty has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa since 1972.

Morales said the Gaza offensive shows “that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community.”

More than two weeks of fighting in Gaza have left 1,300 dead and 6,000 wounded amid an intense Israeli air and ground campaign in response to missile attacks by the Islamist militant group Hamas.

In the latest development, 20 people were killed after two Israeli shells slammed into a United Nations school, drawing international protests.

Bolivia broke off diplomatic relations with Israel in 2009 over a previous military operation in Gaza.

In mid-July, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for “crimes against humanity.”

Photos: Bolivian ambassador to the UN Sacha Llorenti wears keffiyeh in solidarity with Palestinians, July 2014. 

(via damselindetech)

fallen-inspiration:

Take a break from the fandoms and take a moment to read this:

Farah Baker, a 16 year old teen living in the Gaza Strip, has been tweeting and posting on social media sites of the various indiscriminant bombings being committed by Israeli forces, most recently very violent shelling near Al-Shifa hospital by her.

In her countless tweets and numerous posts on both Twitter and Instagram, she documents live strikes using photos and videos to show her followers the severity of the situation her and thousands like her are going through every day. @farah_gazan has gone viral, spiking from 21k to 76k followers on twitter in a span of 24 hours and climbing to 300+ in a matter of hours on Instagram.

Personally, I felt like I was reading something off the diary of Anne Frank. And who knows? Our children might be reading this and asking us why we didn’t stop her from dying just like we did to our grandparents.

The tweets are heartbreaking and the videos are breathtaking. She needs your support. Let her know you stand by her. Follow her on twitter and Instagram and maybe somehow you can change history.

(via thefistofartemis)

rapeculturerealities:

 What does a “hood”-based approach to sexual assault look like? How do we create programs, initiatives, and/or policies that are not based on educational privilege, the inherent inclusion of law enforcement, or putting the onus on the victim? How are we breaking down patriarchy and exploring consent? How are we holding perpetrators accountable and supporting survivors?

This envisioning requires a grasp on how we are currently processing these themes in our daily lives. It has been widely (mis)understood that black communities, especially poor black communities, have adopted a code of silence around intimate partner and sexual violence. But that isn’t completely true. There are frameworks in place to understand consent and a right to bodily autonomy, but they do not exist outside of historical and social contexts. Solutions to sexual violence in the hood have to acknowledge this unique position.

annnegwish said: "Richard Dawkins is horrible, sexist, and engages in rape culture." "(In other news water is wet). But I can’t help but respond and remind him how horrible he is." i think you're an absolute idiot. i normally ignore things i find distasteful, but you're a special kind of ignorant. i believe you are the kind of feminist who give feminists a bad rep. good day.

captainehren:

feministarmchairregime:

captainehren:

feministarmchairregime:

captainehren:

n-a-blue-box:

feministarmchairregime:

Richard Dawkins is horrible, sexist, and engages in rape culture.

(In other news water is wet). But I can’t help but respond and remind him how horrible he is. 

this fucking guy

……..but he’s right. It’s not an endorsement. It’s saying both are bad. But what is worse? Being raped, or being raped And brutally beaten until you’re damn near dead? Neither is good. Neither is wanted. Just one is essentially worse a prospect.

I already covered this in some of my tweets to Richard Dawkins but I’ll repeat it again.

All forms of rape are violent.  There is no such thing as a “mild” rape or molestation.  This is because rape, pedophilia, and other forms of sexual violence are incredibly personal and everyone responds differently to the trauma.

One person might prefer to be brutally beaten and raped by a stranger than be molested by their father because of issues like trust, family, and their on going safety. 

One person could experience a “mild date” rape and have longer lasting trauma and PTSD than someone who was raped at knife point by a stranger.

Rape, pedophilia, sexual violence, and the trauma related to them are very individualistic, personal, emotional and thus not quantitative. What is “worse” for one person is not as “bad” for another.  What is “mild” and not resulting in lasting for trauma for one person can result in serious PTSD for another.  There are myriad ways to react to sexual violence, and it depends on the individuals involved, not which sort is quantified as “worse” by outsiders. 

All forms of rape are rape.  All forms of pedophilia are pedophilia.  All forms of sexual violence are violent. No one besides the victim/survivor gets to comment on how bad it was or whether it could have been worse. Not you, not Richard Dawkins, it doesn’t matter how much you try to quantify it or be logical.  Trauma and how it manifests isn’t controlled by logic.  

Now onto the issue of rape culture.  Society as a whole already classifies types of sexual violence as “worse” and “not as bad”.  With stranger rape involving weapons and beatings being the worst and pretty much the only kind that results in a prison sentence for the rapist.  This issue with that is that the majority of rapes (like 70%) aren’t “violent” or committed by stingers. So that happens is that the majority of rapes are downplayed, seen as ‘not as bad” or in many cases not a “rape” rape (read a real rape).  So the majority of rapists never see arrests, never mind a court or jail.  Because victims don’t feel like they’ll be believed, they might be shamed and silenced, they might try to report and not be taken seriously, they might struggle to acknowledge they were raped because “it could have been worse, it wasn’t *violent*” (This happened to me btw).  Thus creating a rape culture where only 3% of rapists see prison. (This system holds true for pedophilia by the way, but I don’t know the sentencing stats off the top of my head). 

So Richard Dawkins, you, and other’s who try to quantify rape a “bad” and “worse” are not just illogically trying to rate things are incredibly individualistic and emotional.  But while doing so you’re also feeding into a culture that already classifies rapes as “worse” and “not as bad” (straight on to not real rape no matter what the law says).  And thus victims don’t get the support they need and rapists aren’t held accountable for the crimes they commit. 

So basically, all of you can shove your “thought experiments” where the sun don’t shine.  Not only are you logically wrong.  But you’re enforcing a culture that results in immediate and continued harm for literally millions of people. 

but I don’t understand what your contention is. He has not said, at least as far as those tweets goes, that rape in any form is good. All he has done is made a comparison to one situation being far worse than the other. Both are bad. Both are horrific. But one you’re left for dead and the other you wish you were. It’s entirely up to you to pick which one, of course. So essentially one is worse than the other. That’s all I’m seeing here and from you all I see is trying to claim someone is perpetuating “rape culture” by realizing that, yes, there is a worse scenario to an already horrible scenario.

Look, I am not looking to pick a fight. I’m literally confused as to how those small statements of “this situation is bad, but this much more brutal situation is worse. No one wants either.” is perpetuating “rape culture” when he is acknowledging exactly that both are terrible things. Pedophilia is sick. Rape is sick. Murder is sick. All of these things are done by sick people who probably ought to have been drowned at birth. I have no idea who this guy is, so I am only going by these tweets here. And these tweets say nothing that disagrees with you.

I’m guessing you didn’t bother to read the majority of what I wrote. I understand that Dawkins (and you) don’t think you’re saying one for of rape pedophilia is ok.  And in words you’re not.  But the societal implications mean that by attempting to quantify rape in the way you and Dawkins are means society treats certain forms of rape as more acceptable and not worth prosecuting as others. 

Likewise, the first paragraphs of my post are about how any form of rape/pedophilia/sexual violence is not quantifiable at a large cause/logical level.  Every victim/survivor reacts differently, and no one can speak for victims/survivors.  Even a single victim/survivor (like Dawkins) cannot speak for others. The amount of trauma is based on the individual, not the “type” of sexual violence. 

Also shut the fuck up about that “wish you were dead” shit.  That’s a rape myth.  Some victims/survivors feel that way.  But many of us don’t.  Acting like people think death is preferable to surviving rape is one reason victims/survivors are ashamed to speak out. It’s also why plenty of us victims/survivors aren’t treated as “proper” victims, because we’re not the “right type” of traumatized.  

How about you learn the fist thing about rape, pedophilia, and the aftermath for victims/survivors before you comment on out trauma or which type is “mild” or quantifiably “worse.” 

His statements don’t disagree with you. They’re also complete asinine because it’s all subjective. And as for saying “wish they were dead” it is a true statement for some people. That was exactly the point. It’s all subjective and that is entirely the response of some people.

I appreciate that, as you have stated in the tweets, that you have been raped. I’m glad you are safe now and I wish nothing but good fortune for you. But being a really nasty, condescending bitch to me only really proves that you’re a nasty, condescending bitch. 

None of what he has said makes any kind of rape any lesser than another kind of rape. It’s all rape. There is no endorsement, there is no making a society believe that one form of rape is better than another, it is merely a statement that one is generally worse than the other. I’m sorry you don’t see that.

Read the research of Dr. David Lisak, Ayres Boswell, Joan Spade, Martha Burt, and Diane F Herman. Read posts on rape and rape culture from Liss of Shakesville, read my posts on the topic. Read the research and statistics of rape and rape culture done by Duke, The FBI, RAINN, and the UN. 

Once you’ve done all of all that try to tell me that claims that “date” rape isn’t as bad  or violent are other rapes isn’t harmful to literally millions of people.  Try to tell me that society (including you and Dawkins) trying to quantify certain types of rape as worse than others doesn’t harm victims/survivors.  

Educate yourself on what rape actually is, the experiences of victims/survivors, and how societal ideas of rape (particularly the idea that some rapes are quantifiably “worse” than others) harm victims/survivors and aid rapists. Once you’ve done that and stop mindlessly parroting back the myths of rape culture I’ll stop being a condescending bitch.
But as long as you continue to spout ideas that harm rape and pedophilia survivors/victims I’ll keep correcting you.  And I won’t give a damn about *your* feelings. 

incogneeco:

bklynboihood:

meandmybois:

#OUTINTHENIGHT #NJ4

Anyone got deets on this film?

Here’s what I got from the Facebook:

OUT IN THE NIGHT (formerly titled The Fire This Time) follows the journey of a group of African American teenagers who went to a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City for a night out. These lesbian and gender non-conforming friends, Patreese, Renata, Terrain and Venice, were confronted by an older man on the street. They defended themselves. Strangers jumped in to support them and a fight ensued. Only the women were rounded up by police and charged and convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. They became known as The New Jersey 4.OUT IN THE NIGHT follows their journey to Rikers Island, to the courtroom, and through slanderous media coverage that labeled them a “Wolfpack” and “Lesbian Gang”. While exploring the fight from all sides through the security camera footage that captured it, that hot August night in 2006 can be seen from many perspectives. But our film’s purpose is to examine the events after the fight: biased media coverage likening the women to “man-hating” animals, and unprecedentedly harsh sentencing by the court. This story shows how four young, queer women of color were unfairly criminalized for defending themselves.

It’s currently running the film festival circuit, but you can keep checking the website for new screenings: www.outinthenight.com

incogneeco:

bklynboihood:

meandmybois:

#OUTINTHENIGHT #NJ4

Anyone got deets on this film?

Here’s what I got from the Facebook:

OUT IN THE NIGHT (formerly titled The Fire This Time) follows the journey of a group of African American teenagers who went to a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City for a night out. These lesbian and gender non-conforming friends, Patreese, Renata, Terrain and Venice, were confronted by an older man on the street. They defended themselves. Strangers jumped in to support them and a fight ensued. Only the women were rounded up by police and charged and convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. They became known as The New Jersey 4.

OUT IN THE NIGHT follows their journey to Rikers Island, to the courtroom, and through slanderous media coverage that labeled them a “Wolfpack” and “Lesbian Gang”. While exploring the fight from all sides through the security camera footage that captured it, that hot August night in 2006 can be seen from many perspectives. But our film’s purpose is to examine the events after the fight: biased media coverage likening the women to “man-hating” animals, and unprecedentedly harsh sentencing by the court. This story shows how four young, queer women of color were unfairly criminalized for defending themselves.

It’s currently running the film festival circuit, but you can keep checking the website for new screenings: www.outinthenight.com

(Source: talesfromakennedy, via guerrillafeminism)

captainehren:

feministarmchairregime:

captainehren:

n-a-blue-box:

feministarmchairregime:

Richard Dawkins is horrible, sexist, and engages in rape culture.

(In other news water is wet). But I can’t help but respond and remind him how horrible he is. 

this fucking guy

……..but he’s right. It’s not an endorsement. It’s saying both are bad. But what is worse? Being raped, or being raped And brutally beaten until you’re damn near dead? Neither is good. Neither is wanted. Just one is essentially worse a prospect.

I already covered this in some of my tweets to Richard Dawkins but I’ll repeat it again.

All forms of rape are violent.  There is no such thing as a “mild” rape or molestation.  This is because rape, pedophilia, and other forms of sexual violence are incredibly personal and everyone responds differently to the trauma.

One person might prefer to be brutally beaten and raped by a stranger than be molested by their father because of issues like trust, family, and their on going safety. 

One person could experience a “mild date” rape and have longer lasting trauma and PTSD than someone who was raped at knife point by a stranger.

Rape, pedophilia, sexual violence, and the trauma related to them are very individualistic, personal, emotional and thus not quantitative. What is “worse” for one person is not as “bad” for another.  What is “mild” and not resulting in lasting for trauma for one person can result in serious PTSD for another.  There are myriad ways to react to sexual violence, and it depends on the individuals involved, not which sort is quantified as “worse” by outsiders. 

All forms of rape are rape.  All forms of pedophilia are pedophilia.  All forms of sexual violence are violent. No one besides the victim/survivor gets to comment on how bad it was or whether it could have been worse. Not you, not Richard Dawkins, it doesn’t matter how much you try to quantify it or be logical.  Trauma and how it manifests isn’t controlled by logic.  

Now onto the issue of rape culture.  Society as a whole already classifies types of sexual violence as “worse” and “not as bad”.  With stranger rape involving weapons and beatings being the worst and pretty much the only kind that results in a prison sentence for the rapist.  This issue with that is that the majority of rapes (like 70%) aren’t “violent” or committed by stingers. So that happens is that the majority of rapes are downplayed, seen as ‘not as bad” or in many cases not a “rape” rape (read a real rape).  So the majority of rapists never see arrests, never mind a court or jail.  Because victims don’t feel like they’ll be believed, they might be shamed and silenced, they might try to report and not be taken seriously, they might struggle to acknowledge they were raped because “it could have been worse, it wasn’t *violent*” (This happened to me btw).  Thus creating a rape culture where only 3% of rapists see prison. (This system holds true for pedophilia by the way, but I don’t know the sentencing stats off the top of my head). 

So Richard Dawkins, you, and other’s who try to quantify rape a “bad” and “worse” are not just illogically trying to rate things are incredibly individualistic and emotional.  But while doing so you’re also feeding into a culture that already classifies rapes as “worse” and “not as bad” (straight on to not real rape no matter what the law says).  And thus victims don’t get the support they need and rapists aren’t held accountable for the crimes they commit. 

So basically, all of you can shove your “thought experiments” where the sun don’t shine.  Not only are you logically wrong.  But you’re enforcing a culture that results in immediate and continued harm for literally millions of people. 

but I don’t understand what your contention is. He has not said, at least as far as those tweets goes, that rape in any form is good. All he has done is made a comparison to one situation being far worse than the other. Both are bad. Both are horrific. But one you’re left for dead and the other you wish you were. It’s entirely up to you to pick which one, of course. So essentially one is worse than the other. That’s all I’m seeing here and from you all I see is trying to claim someone is perpetuating “rape culture” by realizing that, yes, there is a worse scenario to an already horrible scenario.

Look, I am not looking to pick a fight. I’m literally confused as to how those small statements of “this situation is bad, but this much more brutal situation is worse. No one wants either.” is perpetuating “rape culture” when he is acknowledging exactly that both are terrible things. Pedophilia is sick. Rape is sick. Murder is sick. All of these things are done by sick people who probably ought to have been drowned at birth. I have no idea who this guy is, so I am only going by these tweets here. And these tweets say nothing that disagrees with you.

I’m guessing you didn’t bother to read the majority of what I wrote. I understand that Dawkins (and you) don’t think you’re saying one for of rape pedophilia is ok.  And in words you’re not.  But the societal implications mean that by attempting to quantify rape in the way you and Dawkins are means society treats certain forms of rape as more acceptable and not worth prosecuting as others. 

Likewise, the first paragraphs of my post are about how any form of rape/pedophilia/sexual violence is not quantifiable at a large cause/logical level.  Every victim/survivor reacts differently, and no one can speak for victims/survivors.  Even a single victim/survivor (like Dawkins) cannot speak for others. The amount of trauma is based on the individual, not the “type” of sexual violence. 

Also shut the fuck up about that “wish you were dead” shit.  That’s a rape myth.  Some victims/survivors feel that way.  But many of us don’t.  Acting like people think death is preferable to surviving rape is one reason victims/survivors are ashamed to speak out. It’s also why plenty of us victims/survivors aren’t treated as “proper” victims, because we’re not the “right type” of traumatized.  

How about you learn the fist thing about rape, pedophilia, and the aftermath for victims/survivors before you comment on out trauma or which type is “mild” or quantifiably “worse.” 

captainehren:

n-a-blue-box:

feministarmchairregime:

Richard Dawkins is horrible, sexist, and engages in rape culture.

(In other news water is wet). But I can’t help but respond and remind him how horrible he is. 

this fucking guy

……..but he’s right. It’s not an endorsement. It’s saying both are bad. But what is worse? Being raped, or being raped And brutally beaten until you’re damn near dead? Neither is good. Neither is wanted. Just one is essentially worse a prospect.

I already covered this in some of my tweets to Richard Dawkins but I’ll repeat it again.

All forms of rape are violent.  There is no such thing as a “mild” rape or molestation.  This is because rape, pedophilia, and other forms of sexual violence are incredibly personal and everyone responds differently to the trauma.

One person might prefer to be brutally beaten and raped by a stranger than be molested by their father because of issues like trust, family, and their on going safety. 

One person could experience a “mild date” rape and have longer lasting trauma and PTSD than someone who was raped at knife point by a stranger.

Rape, pedophilia, sexual violence, and the trauma related to them are very individualistic, personal, emotional and thus not quantitative. What is “worse” for one person is not as “bad” for another.  What is “mild” and not resulting in lasting for trauma for one person can result in serious PTSD for another.  There are myriad ways to react to sexual violence, and it depends on the individuals involved, not which sort is quantified as “worse” by outsiders. 

All forms of rape are rape.  All forms of pedophilia are pedophilia.  All forms of sexual violence are violent. No one besides the victim/survivor gets to comment on how bad it was or whether it could have been worse. Not you, not Richard Dawkins, it doesn’t matter how much you try to quantify it or be logical.  Trauma and how it manifests isn’t controlled by logic.  

Now onto the issue of rape culture.  Society as a whole already classifies types of sexual violence as “worse” and “not as bad”.  With stranger rape involving weapons and beatings being the worst and pretty much the only kind that results in a prison sentence for the rapist.  This issue with that is that the majority of rapes (like 70%) aren’t “violent” or committed by stingers. So that happens is that the majority of rapes are downplayed, seen as ‘not as bad” or in many cases not a “rape” rape (read a real rape).  So the majority of rapists never see arrests, never mind a court or jail.  Because victims don’t feel like they’ll be believed, they might be shamed and silenced, they might try to report and not be taken seriously, they might struggle to acknowledge they were raped because “it could have been worse, it wasn’t *violent*” (This happened to me btw).  Thus creating a rape culture where only 3% of rapists see prison. (This system holds true for pedophilia by the way, but I don’t know the sentencing stats off the top of my head). 

So Richard Dawkins, you, and other’s who try to quantify rape a “bad” and “worse” are not just illogically trying to rate things are incredibly individualistic and emotional.  But while doing so you’re also feeding into a culture that already classifies rapes as “worse” and “not as bad” (straight on to not real rape no matter what the law says).  And thus victims don’t get the support they need and rapists aren’t held accountable for the crimes they commit. 

So basically, all of you can shove your “thought experiments” where the sun don’t shine.  Not only are you logically wrong.  But you’re enforcing a culture that results in immediate and continued harm for literally millions of people. 

"Here is how the internship scam works. It’s not about a “skills” gap. It’s about a morality gap.

1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills.

2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.

3) End on the job training for entry level jobs. Educated told skills are irrelevant. Uneducated told they have no way to obtain skills.

4) As wealthy progress on professional career path, middle and lower class youth take service jobs to pay off massive educational debt.

5) Make these part-time jobs not “count” on resume. Hire on prestige, not skill or education. Punish those who need to work to survive.

6) Punish young people who never found any kind of work the hardest. Make them untouchables — unhireable.

7) Tell wealthy people they are “privileged” to be working 40 hrs/week for free. Don’t tell them what kind of “privileged” it is.

8) Make status quo commentary written by unpaid interns or people hiring unpaid interns. They will tell you it’s your fault.

9) Young people, it is not your fault. Speak out. Fight back. Bankrupt the prestige economy."

The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy | Sarah Kendzior (via brutereason)

solarbird added: see also the intrinsic fraud of the prestigious internship. (via solarbird)

this comes from the top rope.

(via bainard)

I pretty much hit reblog on this after point 1 alone.

(via tomewing)

(via newwavefeminism)

Richard Dawkins is horrible, sexist, and engages in rape culture.

(In other news water is wet). But I can’t help but respond and remind him how horrible he is.