“There’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”
— Jeffrey McDaniel (via likeafieldmouse)
• 26 April 2013 • 5,364 notes • View comments
“So if you – the oppressed – hurt someone’s feelings, you’re just like the oppressor, right? Wrong. Oppression is not about hurt feelings. It is about the rights and opportunities that are not afforded to you because you belong to a certain group of people. When you use a racist slur you imply that non-whiteness is a bad thing, and thus publicly reinforce a system that denies POC the rights and opportunities of white people. Calling a white person a racist fuckhead doesn’t do any of that. Yes, it’s not very nice. And how effective it is as a tactic is definitely up for debate (that’s a whole other blog post). But it’s not oppression.”
» The Revolution Will Not Be Polite: The Issue of Nice versus Good Social Justice League (via mmmajestic)
• 18 April 2013 • 7,415 notes • View comments
“Even when a person is dead, bodily autonomy trumps right to life. After all, they still need permission to harvest organs from a corpse to save other lives. I just think that women should at least have the same right to bodily autonomy as a corpse.”
A quote I just read in relation to abortion. Very well put.
“Body Autonomy” or “Bodily integrity” is self-determination of human beings over their own bodies. You can’t be forced to give blood, bone marrow, or any part of you to another. You can’t even have them taken from you after you die without permission. The fact that you can save a life is irrelevant, nobody can forcefully take something from you.
Yet, there are people out there who believe 50% of the population *must* give up their body for 9 months, even if there’s risk of it killing them.
This is my new favourite “anti-choice folk are ignorant, sexist, idiots” argument.
• 17 April 2013 • 18,047 notes • View comments
“Out of 100 rapes that happen in America, only 47 are reported, 12 of those reported lead to an arrest, 9 get prosecuted, 5 of those lead to a felony conviction, and only 3 rapists will even spend a day in prison, according to RAINN. Those are some scary statistics for a country that swears up and down it doesn’t have a problem with rape culture. It’s no wonder with numbers as pathetic as these why so many women never come forward about their sexual assaults in the first place. It also explains why the women that do come forward are striving to right a terrible, irreversible wrong. One that most certainly happened.”
— Chelsea J. Leibow, “Your Argument is Invalid: Rape Culture is the Problem, Not False Accusations” (via feminspire)
• 17 April 2013 • 330 notes • View comments
you came to the wrong neighborhood motherfucker
Actually, I think this is the exact neighbourhood I was looking for.
(Source: ryulongd, via feminist-fury)
• 15 April 2013 • 141,109 notes • View comments