you ever thought that maybe the reason girls say they’re fine when they’re not, or they’re not mad when they are, is because the second they show any semblance of emotion they’re written off as hysterical bitches that are probably on their period?
THE FUCKING DA VINCI CODE HAS BEEN CRACKED
There have been a number of different parenting websites or blog posts who have come up with good ways to talk to your daughter about Miley. And, don’t get me wrong, I’m all about parents talking to their daughters about sexuality.
But is no one going to hold anyone else on stage or behind the scenes accountable for that performance? Are we really going to have another one-sided conversation where we only talk to the girls about their sexuality while we completely ignore the boys in the room about their standards of behavior too?
Boy am I glad I saw this, because — to be honest — I hadn’t thought about this aspect of the whole VMA thing. It’s a teachable moment that I’m afraid was lost in the spectacle of the thing.
"My point is that I doubt that the dudes were flawless in their handling of fiction: the problem is the insistent pattern that goes ‘SHUT UP, WOMAN’S NAME, SHUT UP!!’"
Major, ongoing issue in society. Jane would probably be disappointed in our lack of progress.
Hillary Clinton (via dalmatianparade)
YOU TELL ‘EM, HILLARY!!!!
Unfazed by the public outcry, the president’s son, Abhijit Mukherjee ignited new anger Thursday when he described the women protesting the rape as “dented and painted,” as if they were a damaged car.
The remark kicked up a storm in India’s social media.
Blogger and social media consultant Anna Vetticad told the Indian network NDTV, “It is the light-hearted manner … in which boys and men are taught to take women that leads to this disdain for women that leads to crimes against women.”
She added: “Unless we educate little boys from the time they are in kindergarten, we are not going to be able to prevent these crimes, and all the capital punishment in the world won’t make a difference.””
I’ll show him what dented looks like, that stupid son of a bitch.
I know that this article will only rile up the sexist skeptics. I’ll hear about how I’m a slut who deserves whatever I get, about how I’m a liar who made everything up, about how I’ve overreacted, and about how I should just ignore the trolls and they’ll go away. I’ve written this article anyway, because I strongly believe that the goals of skeptics are good ones, like strengthening science education, protecting consumers, and deepening our knowledge of human psychology. Those goals will never be met if we continue to fester as a middling subculture that not only ignores social issues but is actively antagonistic toward progressive thought.
I also believe that old line about sunlight being the best disinfectant. Ignoring bullies does not make them go away. For the most part, the people harassing us aren’t just fishing for a reaction—they want our silence. They’re angry that feminist thought has a platform in “their community.” What they don’t get is that it’s also my community.
Important article about misogyny within the atheist/agnostic/skeptic/freethinker community.
I didn’t even know there was such thing as a skeptic ‘community’, but if it’s a world where people don’t understand that IT’S NOT OKAY OR FUNNY EVER TO THREATEN TO RAPE SOMEONE, then I hope it burns to the ground.
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
My favorite book c:
Reminds me of the best parts of The DaVinci Code. I do think power-hungry men systematically wiped out goddess-worship.
- Interviewer: Okay. Which designers do you prefer?
- Hillary Clinton: What designers of clothes?
- Interviewer: Yes.
- Hillary Clinton: Would you ever ask a man that question?
- Interviewer: Probably not. Probably not.
- YOU TELL 'EM, HILL.