1. cumber-kitty:

    cumber-kitty:

    if a creep ever sends you a message asking for nudes send him pictures of the queen until he stops

    (via intra-venus)

     
  2. 4gifs:

    Skydiver has second thoughts 

    (Source: ForGIFs.com)

     

  3. class-struggle-anarchism:

    tripled fees - made less cash

    you fucking morons

    (via ghostnate)

     
  4. gradientlair:

    [content warning: rape, rape culture, misogyny, misogynoir, street harassment]

    @Crommunist shared some really important tweets about this “men are hunters” crap that gets used to justify everything from street harassment to rape. I really appreciate his commentaries on rethinking masculinity outside of a patriarchal framework. Here he conveys how male self-hatred and devaluation in patriarchy is what would make such a description justifiable to a man. Clearly patriarchal thinking harms men as well; it justifies them dehumanizing themselves as an excuse to harm women and be oppressive.  

    A Black woman and mutual follower on Twitter recently described a street harassment experience (and of course I can relate to this, as you know) and a Black man replied to her about men being “hunters” and that she shouldn’t take street harassment (at night no less) personal. What? 

    See, the “hunter” thing is an especially dangerous perspective for Black men to take on. While doing so might make them feel like “peers” with patriarchal White men, because of racism and the history of dehumanization of Black men’s bodies and masculinity, the “hunter” thing simply becomes the “brute” controlling image type. And despite the fact that White men basically sexually assault White women with impunity, Black men still remain the face of the rapist in society while the face of the victim/survivor is always a White woman. Nevermind that the actual reality of violence that Black men inflict on Black women is erased by the aforementioned racist conception or that with the exception of Native women (who White men primarily rape, in addition to White women), most rape occurs intraracially anyway.

    Men who ascribe to this cruel dehumanization of themselves to justify violence against women as “natural” need to think about why they think this is okay. They say this so effortlessly which of course reveals patriarchal socialization. It doesn’t get any easier to hear and worse is when they say it while women are recounting street harassment/sexual assault experiences and seeking support among other women online. Derailing women speaking about abuse to justify the abuse in any way is also abuse.

    (via ghostnate)

     

    1. You say: Ugh people are way too politically correct these days
    2. I hear: I am a complete asshole who refuses to acknowledge or correct my offensive behaviour even when I'm called on it and instead choose to blame the people I have actively dehumanized for being "too sensitive"
     

  5. n0ns3rviam asked: When you talk about reclaiming the swastika without having any cultural ties to it, how do you define having ties to it? Since it was used so widely in the past by many different cultures, nearly everyone's past culture can have ties to it.

    veganelfprincess:

    Not all cultures do, first off. And the had different forms in different cultures, yet people seem stuck on the most well known form. Also, if someone is going to say “oh, I have it because I am Buddhist” they should probably ACTUALLY be Buddhist and not just a white person with a swasi tattoo, some Buddha figurines, and lots of incense. Also, if you are going to claim it has deep cultural meaning to you, why is it the only part of your culture you are celebrating? It all seems contrived to me. From knowing SEVERAL people personally who have swastikas on their bodies, I can say that very few of them even know why they have it. They all kind of parrot the same few phrases and can’t even identify which culture they are representing with it. By and large, they are staunch atheists who roll their eyes when someone brings up spirituality, yet they defend this ONE spiritual symbol. If you cannot identify why you would want a culturally significant symbol on you, and why you are “reclaiming it” then you probably shouldn’t have it on you. Otherwise it reeks of appropriation and general ass-hattery.

     
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  7. ambiguouslaughter:

    cottoncandy-cupcake:

    There’s this shitty thing that happens when you learn about the reality of racism, sexism and misogyny. You start to hear it from the mouths of your parents, grandparents, friends and siblings and you can’t ignore it anymore but you’ll see how many of them will ignore you when you speak out about it.

    Fucking. This.

    (Source: babyrad, via veganelfprincess)

     

  8. mermaidcrew:

    I am so thirsty for emotional and physical intimacy with someone 

    I want to nuzzle their neck and lay entwined on my bed and lazily kiss their lips and make them food get to know every single curve and contour they have 

    I want to touch someone with my finger tips and make them feel loved 

    (via veganelfprincess)

     

  9. vikingpussy:

    Slurs are not just “bad words”. They’re part of systemic dehumanization of entire groups of people who are and have historically been subjugated and hated just for being alive.

    (via veganelfprincess)

     

  10. "So, what’s wrong with the generalization that more sex = liberation? It locates sexual liberation in an experience of white heterosexual femininity. It does not take into the account the different experiences of racialization and sexualization of women, queer and trans people of color. For example, while, straight, middle-class women have been stereotyped as pure, asexual virgins, while women of color have been hypersexualized as exotic, erotic beings (see: Hottentot, harem girl, lotus blossom, fiery Latina, squaw, etc.) For racialized people, adopting a sex-positive attitude does not “liberate” them of such stereotypes, in fact, it fuels them further. In addition, the framework of sex-positivity does not offer a critique of capitalism and the way our sexualities are commodified and exploited, preventing the “free expression” of sex, in the favorite words of sex-positive feminists. Sex-positivity is also ahistorical; it does not take into account the ways attitudes about sex are related to histories of colonialism, especially the colonial imposition of gender and sexual norms. None of this is a particularly new way of thinking by the way, many feminists of color have critiqued sex-positivity for similar reasons."
    — 

    Shout-outs to counterstorytelling (aka Mushroom Rage) for this thoughtful, wonderful op-ed that spoke so many truths on so many levels. This article is probably the one where topics of feminism, gender, construct, colonialism, culture, and sexuality all intertwine— not just systemically, but personally as well.  (via thephantomcatalyst)

    (via veganelfprincess)

     

  11. wocinsolidarity:

    revitiligo:

    Challenging white supremacy is not racism
    Challenging patriarchy is not sexism
    Challenging disproportionate distribution of wealth is not classism

    CHALLENGING YOUR OPPRESSOR DOES NOT MAKE YOU “JUST AS BAD”

    (via veganelfprincess)

     
  12. sarcasmelemental:

    jackietastic:

    main-protagonist-007:

    ziblie:

    How to relieve menstrual cramps using pressure points.

    I learned this method about a year ago and my life has been indescribably better since, so I decided I would share. :)

    Thank you 

    For my fellow vagina bearers!

    Alexa…. thecityinthesea1849

    (via onlystreetlights)

     
  13. naamahdarling:

    lockrocksandcoke:

    131-di:

    veggiebaker:

    therunscape:

    Heart attacks symptoms are different for women. I recently learned this. 

    Everyone should know these things.

    thanks to mainstream media and being unable to show breasts on TV, way too few people know about female signs of cardiac distress, and impending heart attacks. they only know about the “pain in the left arm” male symptom.

    i had all these symptoms once and they sent me right to hospital

    it was scary bc i didnt know these were the symptoms for female heart issues

    Shoutout to all the women who WILL ignore them in favor of sticking it out because health care is so ridiculously fucking expensive in this country.

    (via intra-venus)

     

  14. ironxwilled:

    sovietxprincess:

    If you’re a guy who likes looking at pictures of naked girls but loses respect for a girl if she posts a naked picture of herself, you can get lost

    How many times can I reblog this

    (Source: princessxkaty, via intra-venus)