Text 20 Oct 6 notes

psychometrist said: What bothers me is that people use the terms neckbeard and dudebro together. They are really different things.

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

You can’t expect people who need buzzwords to support their statements to know the nuances.

via Just Mikie.
Text 20 Oct 680 notes

bluesigma:

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

Well that was a surprisingly real phonecall. Talked with her mom about what happened and what she did, then her mom made the girl herself get on the phone and apologize.

I just asked her why she did it and she didn’t really have an answer. Talked to her for a little bit on how this can really hurt people and ruin lives.

She said she just wanted to be a good feminist

Talked a bit on what it means to be socially responsible, and how if she really wanted to make a positive change she wouldn’t do stuff like this

Her mom was terrified I was gonna press charges or something, but I said nah, I’m not gonna ruin anyone’s life like that. She did get grounded from the internet for a couple of weeks, though.

She doesn’t seem like a bad kid, just really misguided and very impressionable. Last thing I said to her was that if anyone ever makes her think that helping someone ever means hurting someone else, they’re not interested in helping anyone and they probably don’t care what happens to her.

She said she was sorry, cried some, said she’ll never do it again and then she said something that really kinda just… I dunno, shocked me? She asked “Do you hate me?” and I said “No” and she just cried more and said she was sorry.

I asked her to remember that there are real, living people with real feelings at every computer and she said she’d try to.

I feel bad for her, really. People really lead her to believe what she did was an appropriate thing to do. That’s a failure and lack of social responsible on the fucking internet and its call out culture. She’s just as much a victim as I was.

reblogging this again because yall need to see the glory that is good guy hokuto

Text 20 Oct 26 notes Today I learned the only reason why one might hate tumblr is cause they’re a sexist pig. It has absolutely nothing to do with things like this

hatey-mchaterson:

vasisback:

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The violence in gender politics on tumblr is absolutely appalling.

Text 20 Oct 278 notes Reminder that if you blame men’s issues on “the patriarchy backfiring” or “toxic masculinity,” you don’t support men or men’s rights at all because:

crush-the-pastryarchy:

1. You are making men’s issues about women by implying that women are the real victims of the discrimination men face in society.

2. You are telling men that were victims of discrimination such as “male rape and domestic violence victims not being taken seriously” that it is their fault for being discriminated against for being male and being part of the patriarchy.

Link 20 Oct 52 notes http://dontneedfeminism.tumblr.com/post/100487409555/abbiegoth-please-tell-me-im-not-the-only»

kayathome:

social-darwin-awards:

hatey-mchaterson:

abbiegoth:

Please tell me I’m not the only person in the LGBTQA+ community who gets annoyed when other LGBTQA+ people bitch about how allies are useless and that we don’t need them??

Like… Yeah I get that you’re mad at the oppressors in power who don’t want you to get your rights, but…

I keep trying to tell all different kinds of people this, but very few people listen. It’s ok to be mad about various insults and wrongs you’ve experienced, but if you’re hostile about it, maybe you shouldn’t be the person to take the public outreach positions in your activist group. There are a lot of things you can do in activism that don’t involve public outreach.

Ally hate is the worst.

I really hate the idea of “allies”. I hate that we have this sort of needless separation, and that I so often see people using it to put some human beings on a lower tier than themselves, like some sort of pecking order. Why do we have to put a name to things? Like, I get it. You’re not actually an alternate gender or sexuality fighting for their rights, but you’re still standing for those rights. A society wherein who you are relative to a campaign predates what you have to say about it and not the other way around really really bothers me.

It’s necessary because there are many in the movement who will ostracize and condemn anyone who isn’t actually a GSM. Often they will demand that allies be restricted from having a voice. It’s exactly the same as the bullying, name-calling, and othering GSM experience, but for some reason they’ve decided to direct it unto others, I suppose to “empower” themselves.

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Photo 20 Oct 251,692 notes radicalrascality:

oppressorcrunch:

sosungjackskellington:

sex-edumacation:

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

This x100000000000000000000

y’all are aware that the keep a breast foundation has donated more money to research in one year than the American Breast Cancer Foundation has in the last in the last five right.

WHOOPS

So people can’t be hurt by the slogan? Lol oh.

It suggests that their hurt feelings might be slightly less important than the massive amount of actual good the campaign is doing, considerably more than traditional charities.

radicalrascality:

oppressorcrunch:

sosungjackskellington:

sex-edumacation:

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

This x100000000000000000000

y’all are aware that the keep a breast foundation has donated more money to research in one year than the American Breast Cancer Foundation has in the last in the last five right.

WHOOPS

So people can’t be hurt by the slogan? Lol oh.

It suggests that their hurt feelings might be slightly less important than the massive amount of actual good the campaign is doing, considerably more than traditional charities.

Video 20 Oct 29,113 notes

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

Text 20 Oct 7 notes

sosungjackskellington said: you do know that the save the boobies/ save the tatas charities have given more in research grants in the two years they've been around than the ABCF and susen g komen have in the same time frame?

bluesigma:

Last I knew,the donations they received were mostly used to advertise themselves rather than go towards actual cancer. If that’s somehow changed, I’m willing to grit my teeth and overlook it.

The entire thing just bothers me. Testicular cancer isn’t reduced to ‘save the balls’, with the man forgotten completely because we all just want to save his dick. And prostate cancer has Movember — which, granted, gets fucking ruined every year by idiots who think it’s some sort of statement against hairy legs or whatever — but the idea itself is still a solid one, and also fun and memorable without zoning in on anyone’s body parts.

There are women who are left by their partners for losing their breasts. I don’t think the focus on ‘SAVE THE BOOBIES’ helps this in the slightest. The boobs are the things that are killing the poor woman. Sure, it’s a nice little memorable novelty that brings in money, but at what other cost? What happens when the woman is forced to lose those all important ‘boobies’? Then what?

I understand the financial side of it, and I know a lot of breast cancer patients don’t give a shit so long as donations are made, but it really, really bothers me. Which, in the grand scheme of things, means fuck all.

Photo 20 Oct 251,692 notes oppressorcrunch:

sosungjackskellington:

sex-edumacation:

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

This x100000000000000000000

y’all are aware that the keep a breast foundation has donated more money to research in one year than the American Breast Cancer Foundation has in the last in the last five right.

WHOOPS

oppressorcrunch:

sosungjackskellington:

sex-edumacation:

loki-has-a-tardis:

This is honestly the best poster I have found in a while supporting breast cancer awareness. I am honestly so sick of seeing, “set the tatas free” and “save the boobies”. There is no reason in hell a life threatening, life ruining disease should be sexualized. “Don’t wear a bra day,” go fuck yourselves. You’re not saving a pair of tits, you’re saving the entire package: mind, body, and soul included. Women are not just a pair of breasts.

This x100000000000000000000

y’all are aware that the keep a breast foundation has donated more money to research in one year than the American Breast Cancer Foundation has in the last in the last five right.

WHOOPS

Text 20 Oct 427,034 notes

tockthewatchdog:

mattheuphonium:

kim-jong-chill:

i need feminism because when jesus does a magic trick it’s a goddamn miracle but when a woman does a magic trick she gets burned at the stake

fabulous 

i mean they did also kill jesus. that was a pretty significant thing that happened. like i understand where you’re coming from here but they very much did kill jesus.

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