The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About. Image: Shutterstock There’s this thing that happens whenever I speak about or write about women’s issues.
Things like dress codes, rape culture and sexism. The Ultimate Misandrist Holiday Gift Guide. Want To Be An Ally To Sex Workers? Here’s What You Need To Understand To Help Keep Us Safe - BGD. By TS Piper Darling Each year on December 17th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is observed around the world.
Even though it is an international event, I want to talk about violence against sex workers in the United States because it has the highest rate of sex worker murders worldwide. The criminalization of sex work in the United States is largely the reason why it can be so dangerous. Many people hold the idea that harsher policing will ‘save’ more sex workers, but that approach actually serves to continue violence and destroy many of our tactics for safety.
The more that sex work is pushed underground and harshly policed, the more unsafe the work becomes. Several years ago, I received a violent message from a potential client. Almost a year later, I heard that he’d harmed other trans women sex workers by robbing, attacking, and stalking them. Reddit "ask a rapist" thread is now the subject of a research study: Icsnaps/Shutterstock Garden-variety cultural sexism lays the foundations for extreme violence against women, according to a study published this month in the journal Psychology of Violence.
Which means that in educating teens and college students about consensual sex, ideas about women as “gatekeepers” and men as captives to their high libidos need to be the first notion to go. Researchers at Georgia State University drew these conclusions from analyzing a 2012 Reddit thread. In July of that year, a poster commented, “Reddit’s had a few threads about sexual assault victims, but are there any redditors from the other side of the story? Rapists Explain Themselves on Reddit, and We Should Listen.
I'm A Bad Feminist, But Not Because I Don't Like Iggy Azalea Roxane Gay, who is much wiser (and certainly a better writer) than I am, said the following in Bad Feminist: "I embrace the label of bad feminist because I am human.
I am messy. I'm not trying to be an example. I am not trying to be perfect. I am not trying to say I have all the answers. I think of this quote often when being trolled by people (both men and women, both in real life and on the Internet) who latch on to any given aspect of my humanity and poke the various bears of my beliefs with "Oh you like ____? I Read 50 Books by Women of Color This Year! For the past two years, I set myself a goal of reading 50 books by people of color.
I decided on the challenge after listening to a podcast with speculative fiction writer Nalo Hopkinson, who talked about how books by people of color tend to be overlooked by publishers and readers alike. If you don't seek out new voices, it's easy to fall into reading books primarily, if not solely, by white authors. A girl narrates a letter to her dad as she grows up, and it makes rape culture obvious. Dear daddy, I just wanted to thank you for looking after me so well, even though I'm not yet born.
I know you already try harder than Superman, you won't even let mommy eat sushi, but I need to ask you a favor. Warning, it's about boys, because I will be born a girl, which means that by the time I'm 14, the boys in my class will have called me a whore, a bitch, a cunt, and many other things. It's just for fun, of course, something boys do, so you won't worry, and I understand that. Perhaps you did the same when you were young, trying to impress some of the other boys. 5 Simple Ways Men Can Better Respect Women. How to Introduce Your Partner to Feminism. I didn’t identify as a feminist when I first met my partner seven years ago.
I didn’t become a self-identifying feminist overnight. White Feminist Fatigue Syndrome. A reply to Nancy Fraser In her recent piece in Comment is Free, “How feminism became capitalism’s handmaiden — and how to reclaim it” Nancy Fraser draws on her own work in political theory to argue that feminism at best has been co-opted by neoliberalism and at worst has been a capitalist venture of the neo-liberal project. What appears at first glance to be a reasoned self-reflection, one that takes stock and responsibility for past alliances and celebrations of strategic moves for the betterment of women’s lives, at second glance reveals the innate and repetitive myopia of White feminism to take account, to converse and think along with Black and Third World Feminists. Geek Feminism Wiki. Megan rosalarian gedris. Harassment. New Comic!
NOTE: A version of this comic with the term ‘fuck’ edited to f&@k for use in fuck-restricted environments can be found here. TRANSLATIONS:PortugueseFrench (French translation credit Simon B., proofreading Juliette L.).Japanese (translation credit Nisreen)Traditional ChineseSimplified Chinese (translations credit: Asmin Chen)Spanish (translation: Carmen) TRIGGER WARNING: This comic discusses harassment, sexism, rape culture, and toxic attitudes towards women and femmefolk. It includes examples of slurs, harassment, and quotes from sexual offenders. Commute. Stranger Danger. 20140501 190032. WlYQBzK. Ninja Sex Farty. O5scowi.jpg (JPEG Image, 960x480 pixels) U4KeKaE. What are kid-friendly movies that show more powerful women? I got this 5 year old au-pair kid and she's loves action and loves them women protagonist : AskTrollX.
Celebrity Gossip + Entertainment News. A lot of focus is always put on how short men in Hollywood are.
It’s like the ultimate optical illusion, right? They seem so larger-than-life on screen, but in real life they’re itty-bitty Lilliputs with lifts in their shoes (we’re looking at you, Tom Cruise). The awkward part of the equation? There are a ton of super-tall female stars in celebdom! Pairing Amazonian beauties with legs up to their chins with tiny guys only makes the dudes look smaller — and the women look enormous. Hence, the lowkey platform man-shoes. Seems unfair. [Photos: Getty Images] Patricia Lockwood, "Rape Joke" The rape joke is that you were 19 years old.
The rape joke is that he was your boyfriend. Pk4dVQC. iXGsQV1.png 600×371 pixels. 5 Minutes Of What The Media Actually Does To Women. FKeWzUs.