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If you feel that you have so far lived your life unaffected by even the mildest form of sexism – anything from feeling uncomfortable when a man catcalls you in the street, to feeling scared walking home alone at night in a secluded area – and are treated with love and respect by every man in your life, then to you I say: I’m glad for you. If you don’t think you need feminism, then that is a victory for the movement..

But perhaps take a second to consider the life of the Pakistani woman who was beaten to death by her own family for marrying a man of her choosing. Or the life of the Indian woman who was raped, beaten, and murdered on a bus by a gang of men. Or the life of the little girl in Niger who was sold to a man more than twice her own age and forced to carry a baby that may kill her to deliver. Do they still need feminism?

And perhaps take a second to consider this too: Even in our liberal, Western world, why do women still only fill 24% of senior management jobs? Why are more women than men domestically abused or even killed every week at the hands of their male partner or ex-partner? Why is there still a pay gap (in the UK specifically) of 15% for women doing the same jobs and working the same hours as men?

And what about on a cultural level? Have you ever noticed how comedy panel shows usually only have one female panelist compared to 4-5 male ones? That almost every dieting product on the market is solely aimed at women? How a lot of newspapers and advertising campaigns will use a sexualised or pornographic image of a woman to sell news or products that have nothing to do with sex?

Or perhaps on a personal level: Do you choose to wear certain clothes because you want to or because you feel ‘unfeminine’ if you don’t? Do you choose to cover yourself up because you want to or because you feel ashamed or intimidated by a man looking at your body? Do you shave your legs and underarm hair because you want to or because you will look ‘ugly’ if you don’t? Did you parents dress you in pink as a baby because they liked the colour or because you were born a girl? Do you want to have children because you want to or because you are a woman?When you look at yourself in the mirror in the morning, do you see yourself through your own eyes, or through the eyes of the men that will look at you when you walk out the door?

..So before you hold up your anti-Feminist placard proudly and smile at your own sense of empowerment, think not what Feminism can do for you, but what it can do for that one girl. She needs someone to stand up for her. That someone could be you.

winchysteria:


In the Flesh script caps 1/?

but really guys think about this?? if kieren would be 22 right now, as his gravestone indicates, bill banned him from the macy house when he was fourteen.
fourteen.
he’s just out of secondary/middle school?? and he paints all the time?? and he loves hardcore metal music and punk rock outfits with weird buckles on them?? and let’s be honest he probably weighs like eighty pounds soaking wet this boy is a tiny little oddball kieren puppy
and then rick macy who is two years older than him and all handsome and sporty and popular and and his dad is canonically the most terrifying man in roarton but weentsy little kieren decides “yes this is the one. this is the one i will love”
so he makes him a mix cd
MY HEART

winchysteria:

In the Flesh script caps 1/?

but really guys think about this?? if kieren would be 22 right now, as his gravestone indicates, bill banned him from the macy house when he was fourteen.

fourteen.

he’s just out of secondary/middle school?? and he paints all the time?? and he loves hardcore metal music and punk rock outfits with weird buckles on them?? and let’s be honest he probably weighs like eighty pounds soaking wet this boy is a tiny little oddball kieren puppy

and then rick macy who is two years older than him and all handsome and sporty and popular and and his dad is canonically the most terrifying man in roarton but weentsy little kieren decides “yes this is the one. this is the one i will love”

so he makes him a mix cd

MY HEART

thewescoast:

spriit:

lemonyfricket:

internet-legend:

thatfunnygarrettguy:

Jesus Christ what just happened.

look at different people each time tho

#is this problem sleuth

sHE THREW A BABY

I’ve been watching his for the past 5 minutes

thewescoast:

spriit:

lemonyfricket:

internet-legend:

thatfunnygarrettguy:

Jesus Christ what just happened.

look at different people each time tho

sHE THREW A BABY

I’ve been watching his for the past 5 minutes

theorlandojones:

This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious”

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.

pravdagirl:

waxjism:

Paul Bissonnette completes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [x]

does not do things by half

i don’t think this can be topped this is ridiculous omg

cindermella:

this is painfully accurate.

jewnicorn100days:

100 Days of Jewnicorn - 99/100