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Apr 17

Ironically, advocating that women carry firearms in case of rape bolsters the fear that men will not only rape them but kill them, even as it puts women in greater danger of being unable to establish that the same fear is legally reasonable. Advocating that women carry guns to prevent rape argues that women should be afraid of men. They should be so afraid, in fact, that they keep a deadly weapon on hand at all times. Be afraid men will not only rape you, but kill you; but don’t assume a court will find your fears reasonable…

Stoking women’s fear that men will rape them continues to put the onus on women to defend themselves, while doing nothing to address the actual cause of rape: rapists. …It continues to support rape culture, making future instances of rape inevitable by failing to address rape’s actual sources.

And it does all this by placing a greater burden on women who take the gun-carrying advice by forcing them into a legal trap. The situations in which a woman using a firearm to prevent or stop her rape are legally permissible self-defense are vanishingly few; the situations in which these actions are not legally permissible are legion. By asking women to use guns to prevent or stop their own rapes, we’re asking them to risk sacrificing their personal liberty in exchange for their personal safety – if guns made women safe from rape, which they don’t.

Dani Alexis, What We’re Not Talking About When We Talk About Guns and Rape at Alas! A Blog (via seebster)

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starinhercorner:

Alternative phrases to “calm your tits”:

  • soothe your boobs
  • de-stress your breasts
  • undo the calamity that is your mammaries
  • adjust your bust before it combusts

Thank you for your time

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plant-sex:

MY BODY SHOULDN’T BE SEXUALIZED BY MEN 24/7 BOOBS SHOULD ONLY BE SEXUAL WHEN I CHOOSE FOR THEM TO BE AND ACT IN A SEXUAL MANNER. IF I AM WALKING DOWN THE STREET IN A TANK TOP THAT SHOWS MY BRA I SHOULDNT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HOW MEN SEXUALIZE ME IN THEIR THOUGHTS BECAUSE I’M NOT BEING SEXY IM WALKING DOWN THE FUCKING STREET YOU KNOB DONT FUCKING TELL ME I HAVE TO CENSOR MY OWN BODY FOR THE SAKE OF MY SAFTEY THATS FUCKING BULLSHIT

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Apr 16

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stfupenguins:

baruchobramowitz:

Shalom Sesame
Never have I identified more strongly with Grover
(It’s Passover, Grover! video here)

I have a keen appreciation for Shalom Sesame.

stfupenguins:

baruchobramowitz:

Shalom Sesame

Never have I identified more strongly with Grover

(It’s Passover, Grover! video here)

I have a keen appreciation for Shalom Sesame.


“People run from rain but
sit
in bathtubs full of
water.”

Charles Bukowski (via bittersweetsongs)

Wow bukowski so profound do you also bathe fully clothed you dickhead. “Oohh isn’t it funny that a person will eat when they’re hungry but will duck if you throw an apple at their face”

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“Men celebrated our sexual liberation — our willingness to freely give and enjoy blow jobs and group sex, our willingness to experiment with anal penetration — but ultimately many males revolted when we stated that our bodies were territories that they could not occupy at will. Men who were ready for female sexual liberation if it meant free pussy, no strings attached, were rarely ready for feminist female sexual agency. This agency gave us the right to say yes to sex, but it also empowered us to say no.” bell hooks, Communion: The Female Search for Love (via a-golden-lasso-of-my-own)

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